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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) crewmembers lead Japan Coast Guard servicemembers on a tour of the Kimball during the cutter’s multi-day port call in Kagoshima, Japan, Feb. 13, 2023. Kimball’s crew are in Kagoshima to conduct joint training and professional exchanges with members of the Japan Coast Guard expanding on a memorandum of cooperation signed in 2022 between the two sea services which established Operation SAPPHIRE, a perpetual operation to strengthen relationships, increase bilateral engagements, and focus on maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi.

Photo by: Chief Petty Officer Matt Masasch |  VIRIN: 230213-G-DX668-3253.JPG