Friday, April 25, 2008

Reception for USS Ingraham/Columbus

The women of Hard Rock Cafe teach
the guests their signature dance.

Steve Jang and Dr. Susan Fishman join the party

USS Ingraham LCDR Riebe's proteges strike
a pose for the magazine.

Commander Ovios shakes the hands of Judge Wiseman as he receives a plaque
of appreciation from the Chamber of Commerce of Saipan
USS Columbus' outgoing executive officer Curtis Duncan
takes the time to pose for posterity.

USS Ingraham's Lt. Cmdr. Pete Riebe, Chief Steve Tenison,
and Chief Cletus Thayer pose for IL Magazine along with
their fellow USS Ingraham officers.

Judge Wiseman, 2nd left, and Doug Brennan, 3rd left, pose with the two commanders:
Commander Matt Ovios, right, and Commander Doody

The Chamber of Commerce receives a commemorative
plaque from USS Columbus Commanding Officer Comdr. Doody

From left, USS Columbus Executive Officer Lincoln Reifsteck with Chamber's
Armed Forces Committee Chair Judge David Wiseman and PUC's Kyle Calabrese

HEAD-TO-HEAD. Chamber president James Arenovsky poses
with USS Columbus Commander Doody

Saipan Chamber of Commerce's Harry Blalock, seated in red shirt, and Doug Brennan, in blue shirt, join other Chamber officers to welcome the military personnel.

Hard Rock Cafe Operations Manager Aldwin Cullat and Military
and Veterans Affairs head Ruth Coleman welcomed the sailors.
Hard Rock Cafe Saipan hosted the sailors as neophyte sailors savor the hafa adai hospitality while those who have been here before relive their fondest memories of the place.

Arriving a day earlier than the USS Ingraham, the USS Columbus pulled into Saipan harbor on April 15th.

The USS Ingraham at the port of Saipan

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