U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Jeff Owens, Coast Guard attaché to Japan, explains the airlift capabilities of the Waesche to members of the Japan Coast Guard during a ship tour in Maizuru, Japan, June 5, 2024. Members of the Japan and Republic of Korea Coast Guards toured the Waesche to see the capabilities the U.S. Coast Guard has to handle its mission sets. The U.S. Coast Guard has operated in the Indo-Pacific for more than 150 years, and the service is increasing efforts through targeted patrols with our National Security Cutters, Fast Response Cutters and other activities in support of Coast Guard missions to enhance our partnership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah Murphy)

Photo by: Cpl. Elijah Murphy |  VIRIN: 240605-M-BI567-1118.JPG