October 27, 2015
Members of the U.S. Navy League celebrated Carrier Strike Group 12 at a reception with our Community Partners: The American Club, the American Association of Singapore, The American Women’s Association, and AmCham. Guests at the reception included Sea Services men and women from Carrier Strike Group 12 serving aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Normandy, as well as pilots from Carrier Air Wing One. We were also joined by officers from the USS Fort Worth, a littoral combat ship assigned to the 7th Fleet.
Remarks were made by Naval Attaché Sean O’Connor of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore and AAS President, Glenn van Zutphen in appreciation of the great service given by members of the Sea Services. Rear Admiral Roy J. Kelley Commander of Carrier Strike Group 12 also addressed the group, recognizing the mutually beneficial relationship shared between the U.S. Sea Services and our community in Singapore. As a token of appreciation of the hospitality they received, Carrier Strike Group 12 presented a ceremonial paddle.
A special member of our Singapore American community, Tawnya Hartberger, will be relocating to Houston, Texas after several decades of living in Singapore and raising her family here. Tawnya has managed the Home Hospitality program with dedication for many years. As a gesture of thanks for all her years of service, Glenn van Zutphen and Toni Dudsak presented Tawnya with a farewell gift.
To read more about this event or to see more pictures, please visit the AAS website: www.aasingapore.com