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.

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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Visiting Ships

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group 3 USS Mobile Bay (GC 53)
  • Welcome Party
  • DATE: 7 October 2012
  • TIME: 18:00 check-in & no-host bar, 19:00 - 21:00 open buffet & beer
  • PROGRAM: 20:00 Welcome, Introductions & Memento Exchanges
  • WHERE: Indochine @ Kalim Bay  (map)
  • 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 John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
  • CAPT Ronald Reis, Commanding Officer
  • CAPT Jeffrey C. Graf , Executive Officer
  • CMDCM (AW/SW/SS) Stanley L. Jewett, Command Master Chief
  • USS Mobile Bay (CG 53)
  • CAPT Thomas G. Halvorson, Commanding Officer
  • CDR Steven R. McDowell, Executive Officer
  • CMDCM Ernest M. Belmares, Command Master Chief
  • Carrier Strike Group 3, John C. Stennis Strike Group
  • Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, Commander
  • CAPT W Chuck Minter, Chief of Staff
  • CAPT Dell D. Bull, Commander Carrier Air Wing Nine
  • CAPT Stuart P. Baker, Deputy Commander Carrier Air Wing Nine
  • CMDCM (AW/SCW) William Rosch, Command Master Chief Air Wing Nine
  • YNCS (AW/SW) Lesa A. Geddes, Senior Enlisted Advisor
  • 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 Indochine in Kalim Beach, Phuket

    About 40 members of the Phuket Navy League hosted a buffet dinner for about 120 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, he's the man!!)

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