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.

Navy League Phuket 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 Peleliu (LHA-5)

Arriving 13 November 2010

Ships Arriving

USS Peleliu (LHA 5)   | 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: November 14, 2010

TIME: 18:00 - 21:00 (6-9 PM)

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, 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.

USS Peleliu (LHA-5)

CAPT Mark Cedrun, Commanding Officer
CAPT Jim Cox, Executive Officer
CMDCM (SW/AW/SS) Brent Williams, 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) emblazoned 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.

First COMREL pictures now on IBAP website

Welcome party held at the BBQ Hut Smokehouse in Patong Beach, Phuket

About 30 members of the Phuket Navy League hosted a TexMex dinner for about 30 officers and crew. The food was great, the beer cold, and the program cool. Enjoy these pictures.

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