Japan Coast Guard hosts working luncheon for U. S. and Philippin
Capt. Brian Krautler, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton’s (WMSL 752) commanding officer, speaks to media during a press briefing about the scheduled at-sea joint operations planned for Stratton, the Japan Coast Guard Vessel Akitsushima (PLH 32), and the Philippine Coast Guard after departing Manila, Philippines, June 3, 2023. Stratton deployed to the Western Pacific to conduct engagements with regional allies and partner nations, reinforcing a rules-based order in the maritime domain. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi)

Photo by: Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi |  VIRIN: 230603-G-DX668-2041.JPG