Navy League of the United States, Thailand Southern Seaboard Council

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Navy League Phuket is a non-profit organization, open to all nationalities, supporting the men and women of the sea services and their families.

Phuket Navy League Ships Visit Log

We are pleased to be able to host the officers and crew of the ships making port-of-call here in Phuket. If you would like to join in these interesting events please feel welcome. Your interest is another measure of the support we demonstrate for the US Navy making visits to Phuket.

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USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Pinckney (DDG 91), USS Rentz (FFG 46)

January 31st - February 4th 2010

Ships Arriving

USS Nimitz (CVN 68)   | Offical Website | Wikipedia |
USS Pinckney (DDG 91)   | Offical Website | Wikipedia |
USS Rentz (FFG 46)   | Offical Website | Wikipedia |

Ships Welcome Party

The Thailand Southern Seaboard Council will host a "Ships Welcome" party for the officers and crew of these ships.

DATE: February 2nd, 2010

TIME: 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM (7pm - 9pm)

WHERE: BBQ Hut Smokehouse, Rat-U-Thit Road (across from Mercure hotel), Patong Beach.  (map & driving directions)

COST: League members: 200 Baht, visitors: 400 Baht (Navy personnel, VIPs and press @ no cost)

INCLUDES: Beer, whiskey, Great TexMex smokehouse food and some always interesting conversation

ATTENDING: The officers and crew from visiting ships, along with many of our Navy League members and community supporters.

Welcome VIP List includes:

Rear Admiral John Miller Commander Carrier Strike Group 11
Captain James "Geno" Autrey Commodore Destroyer Squadron 23
Captain Scott Conn Deputy Commodore Carrier Air Wing 11

USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

Captain Paul O. Monger, Commanding Officer
Captain John Ring, Executive Officer
Master Chief (AW/SW) Charles A. Clarke, CMC


USS Pinckney (DDG 91)

Commander Errin P. Armstrong, Commanding Officer
Commander Turhan Hidalgo, Executive Officer
Octavia D. Harris, CMC


USS Rentz (FFG 46)

Commander Jeffrey A. Miller, Commanding Officer
Commander Mike Davis, Executive Officer
Master Chief Petty Officer Anthony Rivera, CMC

Enjoy these pictures taken during our welcome party.

Our Navy League holds what we call a "ships welcome party" for some of the ship's officers, chiefs, and crew. The time is certainly lots of fun for everyone attending, and maybe most of all for those of us putting it on, just check out the smiles on the faces. In many of these pictures you'll see one of our League members presenting what is certainly a unique gift, a pah kamah cloth (pictured left) emblaizoned with one of our Phuket Navy League Patches (right). A pah kamah, literally a "cloth of the people," is ubiquitous throughout Thailand and is commonly worn in place of trousers or shorts, or used as a belt-like waist sash or even a head cloth. When used as a belt the pah kamah often secure a machete, axe or other tool.