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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- DATE: 18 October, 2012
- TIME: 18:00 check-in & no-host bar, 19:00 open buffet & free-flow beer
- PROGRAM: 20:00 Welcome, Introductions, Recognitions & Memento Exchanges
- WHERE: Hog's Breath Café, Patong Promenade Level 3, Shop B 301, 70 Bangla Road. (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 O'Kane (DDG 77)
CDR Michael E. Ray, Commanding Officer
CDR James Juster, Executive Officer
CMDCM(SW/AW) David W. Blackburn, 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 Hog's Breath Cafe 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 Rin.
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