Images: Sen. Murkowski Stratton Tour
Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Strickland, Captain Charles Cashin, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Petty Officer 3rd Class Desirae Strang and Chief Petty Officer Daniel Von Kauffmann pose for a photo aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton Oct. 31, 2011. The senator spoke to the four Alaskan crewmembers on her tour aboard the newest cutter in the fleet - as it transited the Chesapeake Bay. She also met with Vice Adm. Manson Brown, commander of the Pacific Area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick.