Brig. Gen. Neil Richardson, the J5 deputy Plans and Policy Division at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, talks with Palau President Surangel S. Whipps Jr. during a reception at the Diamond Head Lighthouse for fellowship following the working meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 20, 2024. This strategic engagement, part of a series of bilateral discussions aimed at bolstering mutual defense and security initiatives, saw key representatives from both nations deliberating on a wide range of topics crucial to the partnership. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Nilson)

Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Nilson  |  VIRIN: 240320-G-G0020-5431.JPG