Navy League Phuket COMSERV Projects
What is COMSERV "Community Relations" stand for?
COMSERV "Community Relations" is a term for building positive relationships bewteen the U.S. Navy and our local community. Through planning events and opening relationships with a wide spectrum of local businesses, organizations, and local community and education leaders COMSERV projects form a valuable outreach arm for the officers and crews of ships making port-of-call visits to Phuket.
Who can join COMSERV: For starters you, your office, your staff and your friends. Contact the Navy League Phuket COMSERV coordinator, or come to one of our meetings to learn how you can be supportive through your involvement.
As of 01 May, 2013 we have the following conservative estimates of people-hours, finance, and numbers of volunteers for COMSERV (Community Service) projects.
- Number of COMSERVs: 109
- Finance: 109 projects x average estimated budget of Baht 12,000 = 1.308 million Baht
- Number of volunteers: 109 projects x average of 22 people = 2,398 volunteers
- People-Hours: 109 projects x average of 22 people / COMSERV x 5 average hours of work / COMSERV = 11,990 people-hours.
The U.S. Navy with the assistance and sponsorship of Navy League Phuket and various other local organizations has accomplished 109 COMSERV projects with in the Grater Phuket area over the past few years. These projects have injected more than 1.3 million Baht into community improvements for the underprivileged, local institutions, and local schools, by 2,398 US Navy volunteers working more than 11,900 man hours.
Our Navy League Phuket & COMSERV in action.
November 2011: USS Pinckney (DDG 91), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), USS Dewey (DDG 105) COMSERV participation.
US NAVY LEAGUE THAILAND SOUTHERN SEABOARD COUNCIL
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
...The Phuket US Navy League with encouragement from the US Navel Attache office and the U.S.
Ambassador Mrs. Kinney, has found a way your ships can assist in the flood relief efforts even a thousand kilometers away.
Here are a few summary reports showing what we do best.
Here are some pictures to give an idea what happens on a COMSERV project.
These COMSERV pictures showing the officers, sailors, soldiers, local volunteers and members of the community all working together to make a difference. Many times we hear that participating in a COMSERV project is the most rewarding and fun part of their visit to Phuket. Smile and welcome to Thailand.
On this page are ships' COMSERV event pictures and information.
November 2009: USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Ingraham (FFG 61)
October 2009: USS Hopper (DDG-70), USS Benfold (DDG 65)
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COMSERV project: Ban Bangthong Elementary School in Kathu, Phuket
Here are some pictures showing volunteers from the USS Bonhomme Richard participating in an outreach COMSERV project at the Ban Banthong elementary school in Kathu, near Patong Beach. Sailors and marines from the USS Bonhomme Richard worked with Navy League, IBAP International Business Association of Phuket, Lions Club, and Rotary Club volunteers to complete Phase I to relocate and refurbish this school's playground.
November 2nd, 2009
October 8th, 2009
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This project: Elementary School in Ao Makham, Phuket.
Here are some pictures showing the Officers and Crew Members from the USS Hopper visiting Phuket in early October 2009.