Philippine, Japan and U.S. Coast Guards render honors following
Crewmembers aboard the Philippine Coast Guard Vessel Melchora Aquino (MRRV-9702) render hand salutes as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) approaches in the South China Sea, June 7, 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 Masasch |  VIRIN: 230607-G-DX668-2173.JPG