Yes, I attended the Navy Ball a couple of times and was active in the Navy League for my entire time in Singapore. I got to tour 6 aircraft carriers... the Nimitz tour was the best... we went all over the place, and the submarine accompanying the strike force. Also toured hospital ships and various facilities at Sembawang.sundaymorningstaple wrote:SE I seem to remember you going to the Navy Ball (?) a number of years ago? I can't remember whether it was the Navy ball or not. Did you ever have a chance to meet Alice Pecos from the Navy Dept? Delightful elderly lady with the beautiful TC MG?
The wife and I had many of the crew over for home cooked meals over the years... a program created by the Navy League and the American Association of Singapore... it was great! Also got to attend several receptions on the aircraft carriers, one being for the new US ambassador a while back.
I didn't know the woman you refer to but I knew many others, including Rear Admiral Nora Tyson, who ran the whole show out here. As part of the Navy League, I attended regular talks, presented by Tyson, covering China, littoral ships, budgets, and much more. The US has been aware of China's intentions for many years... trying to create a considered and effective response that doesn't cause a major escalation is the primary problem.