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DIEGO GARCIA (Feb. 11, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) prepares to moor at U.S Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia for a scheduled port visit, Feb. 11, 2023. The visit underscored the strategic importance of Diego Garcia to an enduring free and open Indo-Pacific by enabling presence, assuring access, and providing defense to the global commons. Paul Hamilton, part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is in U.S. 7th Fleet conducting routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jan David De Luna Mercado)

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Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jan David Mercado |  VIRIN: 230211-N-EJ241-1080.JPG