U.S. Coast Guard personnel participate in Balikatan 23
Servicemembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West and Philippines Coast Guard Special Operations Force conduct mission planning prior to maritime interdiction training as part of Balikatan 23 in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, April 18, 2023. Balikatan is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo).

Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo |  VIRIN: 230418-G-GO200-0104.JPG