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 U.S. Navy making visits to Phuket.
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- Welcome Party
- DATE: 4 June, 2012
- TIME: 18:00 check-in, no-host bar, 18:30 - 20:00 open buffet & beer
- PROGRAM: 19:00 Welcome, Introductions & Exchanges
- WHERE: Expat Hotel, Soi Expat (to the left and behind Tai Pan disco), Patong Beach. (map & driving directions)
- COST: League members: 200 Baht, visitors: 400 Baht (Navy & embarked personnel, VIPs and press @ no cost)
- INCLUDES: Beer & Buffet
Our welcome to the command staff
USS Momsen (DDG 92)
CDR Matthew P. Roberts, Commanding Officer
LCDR Elaine A. Collins, Executive Officer
CMDCM Mark Swab, 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 will be used to secure a machete, axe or other tool.
Welcome party held at the Expat Hotel & Restaurant in Patong Beach, Phuket
About 12 members of the Phuket Navy League hosted a buffet dinner for about 26 officers and crew. The food was great, the beer cold, and the program cool. Enjoy these pictures. Photos courtesy of Phuket's Best Photographer Dan Miles. (Hey, he's from Chicago)
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