U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Manila for trilatera
U.S. Embassy in Manila Deputy Chief of Mission Heather Variava addresses the media following the arrival of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) and the Japan Coast Guard Vessel Akitsushima (PLH 32) to Manila, Philippines, for a tri-lateral engagement with the Philippine and Japan Coast Guards, June 1, 2023. Stratton deployed to the Western Pacific under U.S. Navy 7th Fleet command to serve as a non-escalatory asset for the promotion of a rules-based order in the maritime domain by engaging with partner nations and allies in the region. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi)