U.S. Coast Guard team advances maritime safety in Palau with workshops and equipment donation
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Anna Maria Vaccaro, from Niceville, Florida, helps a local Palauan resident don a Type 1 personal flotation device during a boat safety class in Melekeok, Palau, as part of Pacific Partnership 2024-1, Dec. 28, 2023. Pacific Partnership, now in its 19th iteration, is the largest multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific and works to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase security stability in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Woitzel)