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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- Welcome Party
- DATE: 06 September 2011
- TIME: 18:00 check-in, no-host bar, 19:00 - 21:00 open buffet & beer
- PROGRAM: 20:00 Welcome, Introductions & Exchanges
- WHERE: BBQ Hut Smokehouse, Patong Beach. (map & driving directions)
- COST: League members: 200 Baht, visitors: 400 Baht (Navy personnel, VIPs and press @ no cost)
- INCLUDES: Beer & Buffet
Our welcome to the command staff
USS Kidd (DDG 100)
CDR Jennifer L. Ellinger, Commanding Officer
CDR Gabriel A. Varela, Executive Officer
LCDR Horst Sollfrank, Acting Executive Officer
CMDCM(SW/AW) Tom Lintz, Command Master Chief
Our Navy League holds what we call a "ships welcome party" for some of the ship's officers, chiefs, and invited 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 meaning 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. The pah kamah is often worn by leaders and government officials as a symbol that identifies them with the public.
Enjoy these pictures taken during our welcome party.
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