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Naval Attaché Sean O'Connor; Rear Admiral Roy J. Kelley Commander, Carrier Strike Group 12; AAS General Manager, Toni Dudsak; AAS President, Glenn van Zutphen

Carrier Strike Group 12 Reception

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:

Navy League President, Ray Corrigan, and Captain Scott F. Robertson

USS Normandy Wardroom Reception

October 26, 2015

Officers from the USS Normandy enjoyed a Wardroom Reception with members of the U.S. Navy League at The American Club. Dinner was served poolside amidst happy greetings and toasts. The party continued at the Eagle’s Nest sports bar inside.


The term “wardroom” is meant to denote a special area on board ships reserved for officers above the rank of midshipman. Eventually, it came to be synonymous with those officers who could access the space. As the wardroom was considered a place of privilege, certain forms of etiquette evolved to be used by wardroom officers. Traditionally, the topics of politics, religion, and sex are to be avoided. It is also considered inappropriate to perform work, meet with subordinates, or discuss professional business in a wardroom. In short, the wardroom is a place for pleasant conversation, good food and drink, and well-earned comforts.


U.S. Navy League members were happy to participate in such an enjoyable tradition and thank the USS Normandy Wardroom for sharing your stories and experiences with us!


Read more about the USS Normandy and her visit to Singapore.

A view of the USS Roosevelt at twilight

Reception aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt

October 24, 2015


Members of the U.S. Navy League were honored to join a reception aboard the USS Roosevelt aircraft carrier. The USS Roosevelt, accompanied by the USS Normandy, came to Singapore after finishing a tri-lateral Malabar training exercise with Indian, Japanese Self-Defense Force on Oct. 19. Prior to that, the Roosevelt completed a tour in the Middle East.


The reception attracted close to 500 guests from the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Navy, the Singapore Navy, the Japan Self-Defense Force, the U.S. Navy League, and many other distinguished members of our international community here, in Singapore. Guests aboard the Roosevelt enjoyed an open bar and a delicious buffet dinner as they listened to the night’s Keynote Speakers and explored the flight deck.


The Singapore Chapter of the U.S. Navy League thanks the officers and crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt for their generous hospitality and for giving all of us an outstanding evening with members of the Sea Services.


You can see the Roosevelt in action in this video! To keep up with the USS Theodore Roosevelt, click here.


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Members of the U.S. Navy League with their guide on tour aboard the USS Normandy

Tour of the USS Normandy

October 24, 2015


U.S. Navy League members had the opportunity to tour the USS Normandy (CG-60). The USS Normandy is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser equipped for surface-to-air, surface-to-surface, and anti-submarine warfare. The ship is named after WWII’s Battle of Normandy and has been active since the late 1980’s.

Normandy came to Singapore after completing a deployment to the Middle East as part of the Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. It remains attached to the USS Roosevelt aircraft Carrier as escort and protector in Asia. U.S. Navy League members were able to meet members of both crews during the afternoon at Changi Naval Base.

To learn more about the USS Normandy, click here.


Celebrating the Sea Services!

The 2015 Navy Ball

October 10, 2015

The Singapore Chapter of the U.S. Navy League, distinguished speakers and honored guests, and members of the U.S. Sea Services celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 240th Birthday! We thank all our sponsors, members, and Navy Ball Committee for making this evening a fantastic tribute to the U.S. Navy. Here is a sneak peak of the event. More picture will be coming soon!

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Oklahoma City (SSN-723) underway on 26 February 1988. Official USN photo # DN-ST-89-01401 by Chris Oxley, courtesy of

A Tour of the USS Oklahoma City (SSN-723)

October 1, 2015

This morning, Navy Leaguers had the opportunity to visit and tour the Los Angeles-class submarine, the USS Oklahoma. The USS Oklahoma was launched on November 2, 1985 and has been on active duty since being commissioned on July 9, 1988. From September 30, the sub was moored at Berth 5, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a four-day liberty port visit.

To keep up with this sub, visit its Facebook page:

To see more of the USS Oklahoma (SSN-723), check out this video:

An Evening With A Former U.S. Navy Intelligience Officer

An Evening With A Former U.S. Navy Intelligience Officer

August 19, 2015


As part of the YBC Mentor Series, the British Chamber of Commerce hosted a briefing entitled “An Evening With A Former US Navy Intelligence Officer.” The British Chamber of Commerce extended special invitations for several Navy League Members to attend. In this session, Ray Corrigan, the country head of Raytheon and the former US Navy Intelligence Officer shared his working experience and how young professionals can have lots of different roles within their career. Ray shared insights into achieving career success.

For more information about this event, please click here.


USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group Senior Service Reception

January 20, 2015

In collaboration with our Community Partner, the American Association of Singapore, and Rear Admiral Charles Williams, COMLOG WestPac, the Navy League supported a reception for the Senior Service men and women of the USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group at the American Club.


Images courtesy of the American Association and the American Club.


Toys for Tots

December 3, 2014

In collaboration with our Community Partner, the American Association of Singapore, the Navy League supported the Toys for Tots toy drive, which was held at the American Club. Thank you to all the members of the U.S. Marine Corps who volunteered their time in support of this event!



The AAS Turkey Trot

November 22, 2014

The Navy League supported our Community Partner, the American Association of Singapore, with the 2014 Turkey Trot held at the Terror Club. Navy League President Ray Corrigan gave an opening speech at the event. Thank you to our members and sponsors who donated their time and money to making it possible for our service men and women to participate in this run with their families!