Coast Guard Station Marathon crewmembers return a diver to his boat near Duck Key, Florida, Sept. 04, 2018. The Coast Guard went searching for the diver after Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from his wife stating that she had lost contact with him. (Coast Guard Photo)

General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members.


Prospective AESOP applicants on CGA grounds. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Mendenhall.

Recruiting cadets from within our ranks

Each fall, the Coast Guard Academy welcomes a select group of junior enlisted members for the Academy Enlisted Selection Opportunity Program, also known as AESOP. The program is designed to expose highly-qualified young men and women to the possibility of attending the academy and upon graduation, become commissioned officers in the U.S. Coast Guard.