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: December 28, 2011
- TIME: 18:00 check-in with no-host bar, 19:00 - 21:00 open buffet & beer
- PROGRAM: 20:00 Welcome, Introductions & Exchanges
- WHERE: Irish Times Pub, JungCeylon Shopping Center, Patong Beach. (map)
- 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 John Paul Jones (DDG 53)
CDR Chris Cegielski, Commanding Officer
CDR Todd P. Ehrhardt, Executive Officer
CMDCM (SW/AW) Marilyn Kennard, Command Master Chief
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.