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Welcome to the February edition of the Starfleet Command's Online Newsletter.


Captain Brad Barker  








ADM Gary Barclay Chief of Public Affairs

Greetings and felicitations,


February has arrived and it is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days; the month has 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years. I will be happy to see an end to the cold winter months.


February 2013 Star Trek conventions:

February 2 OzTrek 9 Sebel Parramatta, NSW
Terry Farrell and Nicole de Boer

February 8-10 SFBall 19 the Carrington House Hotel in Bournemouth, UK
Armin Shimerman, Chase Masterson, Max Grodenchik, Lolita Fatjo, Diane Duane and David Gerrold

February 9-10 Sci-Fi Expo Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas
Avery Brooks and Christopher Lloyd

February 15-17 Farpoint 2013 Crown Plaza Baltimore North in Timonium, MD
John Billingsley, Bonita Friedericy, and several Trek authors

February 15-17 the 24 Hours of Gallifrey One Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel
Chase Masterson and Julie Caitlin Brown

February 15-17 Grand Slam Star Trek and Sci-Fi Summit XVIII Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel
Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Robert Picardo, Dominic Keating, Catherine Hicks, Connor Trinneer, Jeffrey Combs, Bobby Clark, Celeste Yarnall, Armin Shimerman, Rene Auberjonois and Natalija Nogulich


Happenings in the Fleet:

Ship Upgrade

by CO Rose Compton

USS Mighty Mississippi

As of 01-01-2013, the Mighty Mississippi upgraded to a light cruiser status, placing the crew in the small ship category. We are now a ‘Prometheus’ class vessel and it is my understanding that we are the first with this type ship in SFC.

Part of our reason for choosing the Prometheus class ship was its design. As our chapter is based along the banks of the Mississippi River, the arrowhead design will serve as a reminder of the great Native American history in this area. As we step into the future, we should always remember our past.

Our designation is now; USS Mighty Mississippi NCC 201151-A. When we first formed, we chose our numbers to represent something of a history we were hoping to accomplish. 2011 equals the year we formed and 51 is the district/area the Captain and First Officer live in. (Yes, we began in area 51… How cool is that??) The ‘A’ now equals our move upward or at the very least; a small step toward the ships maturity.

The Command Staff and crew would like to thank the Admiralty board, for their approval and their blessing. We hope to live up to expectations. We’d also like to Thank Alan and Heidee Thompson of Thompson Ship Yard, (Coal Valley IL. SFC chapter), for their work on the seal and ships plaque.




FCAPT Gene Adams is enjoying spending time with fellow crew members of the U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS.


Capt. Clara Trout USS Gorkon


Capt. Clara Trout continues working on Fleet Cookbook with other members of fleet. She is specifically gathering food trivia for the cookbook; she has submitted two lists of trivia so far. Also, she is gathering recipes from Gorkon crew members for the Fleet Cookbook.

We continue to collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Ship meeting and holiday party 8 Dec 2012. Crew held a pitch-in and gift exchange. Discussed future projects for the New Year.

Ken Crouch is working on a new uniform and accessories. Crew is submitting their news articles to Brian Leatherwood for the next news letter.



Game Informer's Games of the year Awards

Last month I gave you guys a list of my favorite MMORPG's . I hope you like them and tried them out. This month I am
listing the winners of the 2012 games of the year awards. These are the Reader Choice Awards from the Game Informer Magazine.

Game of the Year

Halo 4

Best Competitive Multiplayer Game

Halo 4

Best  XBox Exclusive

Halo 4

Best Shooter

Borderlands 2

Best Sports Game

Fifa 13

Best Fighting Game

Soulcalibur V

Best Strategy Game

Xcom: Enemy Unknown

Best Role-playing- game

Mass Effect 3

Best Puzzle Game

Quantum Conundrum

Best Action Game

Assassin's Creed III

Best Co-Op Multiplayer Game

Borderlands 2

Best Wii Exclusive

Mario Party 9

Best PS3 Exclusive


Best Racing Game

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Best PC Exclusive

Guild Wars 2

Best of all the Platform Games

Rayman Origins

Best Massive Multi Online Game

Guild Wars 2

Best Wii U Exclusive

New Super Mario Brothers U

Best Handheld Exclusive

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

Best Dowloadable Exclusive

The Walking Dead

Best Mobile Exclusive

Angry Birds Star Wars

Best Download only Content

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Drangonborn





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