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 Hopper (DDG 70)
March 31 - April 02, 2010
USS Hopper (DDG 70) | Offical Website | Wikipedia |
The Thailand Southern Seaboard Council will host a "Ships Welcome" party for the officers and crew of these ships.
DATE: 31 March, 2010
TIME: 19:00 - 21:00 (7-9 PM)
WHERE: BBQ Hut Smokehouse, Rat-U-Thit Road, 300 meters south of the Hard Rock Cafe, directly across from Mercure hotel, Patong Beach. (map & driving directions)
COST: Navy League members: 200 Baht; Visitors: 400 Baht; Navy personnel, VIPs and press: free.
INCLUDES: Beer, whiskey and Great TexMex smokehouse food while it lasts AND some always-interesting conversation.
ATTENDING: The officers and crew from visiting ships, along with many of our Navy League members and community supporters.
USS HOPPER (DDG 70)
CDR Kevin Melody, Commanding Officer
LCDR Al Lopez, Executive Officer
CMDCM Jay Stuckey, 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.