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SURABAYA, Indonesia (May 29, 2012) Indonesian naval officers welcome (left to right) Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Kenneth W. Robertson, command senior chief; Lt. Cmdr. Ivan Jimenez, executive officer; and Cmdr. Brandon S. Bryan, commanding officer of the guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG-48), marking the beginning of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2012. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Sandra Arnold/Released)

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Taken on May 29, 2012