This Saturday, June 26th, the USS Atlantis will be hosting a Welcome to the Seventh Fleet BBQ in Southern Idaho. The USS Atlantis is the latest addition to our Star Trek family. It was just last August that Captain Charles Corr had contacted the Seventh Fleet inquiring about a home for his group. The Atlantis had been around since the late 90’s and survived the breakup of their previous parent organization. The USS Atlantis has made a lot of effort to join the Seventh Fleet by driving down for special events (Admiral’s Banquet and Seventh Fleet Olympics) as well as attending the Fleet Council Meetings. The USS Ticonderoga will be represented by Captain Carl Stark, Executive Officer Lieutenant Erica Stark and Chief Engineer Lt. (j.g.) John Barnes at the welcoming ceremony. We are looking forward to exciting adventures with our new friends from Idaho. Welcome aboard.
Our friends from the USS Rendezvous hosted a Star Party/Rocket Launch Campout in Trenton, Utah last weekend. Those who attended had a blast despite the overcast clouds shortening the astronomy. We had attendees from the USS Kelly, USS Rendezvous, USS Ticonderoga and USS Ursa Major. Unfortunately the party from the USS Retributor had run into car problems and couldn’t make it.
Besides the astronomy there were several other events that we participated in. Some command training was provided. The Rendezvous was able to demonstrate the new Seventh Fleet Science Academy. With the number of shops in the area, several supply runs were made. The kids had a blast playing with the different animals on the farm. The group participated in a D6 Star Wars Role Playing session. And one of the major highlights of the day was the Dutch Oven Ribs for dinner.
The primary goal of the campout was to get as many people to relax as possible. Thanks to the efforts of Captain Trowbridge and her crew, I feel that this goal was accomplished. Thanks guys, we are looking forward to the next campout.