General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information. Check out the latest in this blog!


Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz, superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, Chief Petty Officer Megan Sesma, harpist with the Coast Guard Band, Aidalis Mills, management and program analyst for the Coast Guard 9th District Planning and Force Readiness Branch, Ellen Engleman-Connors, deputy director of Coast Guard Governmental and Public Affairs, pose for a photo after Sesma and Mills received the Latina Style Meritorious Service Award at the Distinguished Military Awards Luncheon during the 10th Annual National Latina Symposium. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Donna Walker-Ross.

Bravo zulu, MUC Megan Sesma!

Chief Petty Officer Megan Sesma was a recipient of this year’s Latina Style Meritorious Service Award for her dedication to the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Band and how the Coast Guard’s core values are apparent in her work and her dedication to the Latino community.


Capt. Kenneth W. Megan conducts the U.S. Coast Guard Band. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson.

Devotion to duty: CAPT Ken Megan conducts final band performance

Over the weekend, Capt. Ken Megan conducted his final concert before heading into retirement. The Coast Guard Academy’s Leamy Hall was packed with appreciative fans and the band shared the stage with dozens of former band members – myself included. Such devotion by both audience and colleagues is testament to his stellar career and the huge impact he has had on our band and the U.S. Coast Guard.