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Welcome to the January edition of the Starfleet Command's Online Newsletter. I hope everyone had
a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you a happy New Year.

If you guys like MMORPG's  here is a list of my favorite. All of these are free-to-play

1. Star Trek Online . This game is the best free roaming space mmo. You have full freedom to fly your ship
to any planet in any galaxy. Also there is no restrictions for being free to play. They do offer a Subscription plan but it is not
necessary to have one.

2. Star Wars: The Old Republic. This  game has the best planet side missions of any space mmo. The outer space missions
are lacking a lot though. The game is loads of fun even though free to play has many restrictions. The monthly Subscription
plan has no restriction and costs $14.00 per month.

3. Dungeons and Dragans Online. If you like the table top version of D&D then give this game a try. They put a lot of
mechanics into this and it follows the rules of D&D 4. This is also the only MMORPG that I know of that actually
allows you to pick locks, find traps, disarm traps and search for secret doors. Free to play has some restrictions
but not too many. They also offer a month Subscription for $14.00.

4. Runes Of Magic. This is a medieval MMOPG that closely resembles World Of Warcraft. There is no restricions
and they only offer a free to play Subscriptions available so you don't have to worry about
someone being better than you because he could afford more. This game has a great Guild siege war for guild members
on a nightly basis.

5. DC Online. If you like superheroes and super villains then this game is right up you alley. Create your own hero or villain.
get mentored by you legendary favorites. I only played once since it became free to play so I am not sure if they still
offer a subscription or not. It is a fun game though.

Well thats all I got for now. Hope to  see you in game.....enjoy.

Captain Brad Barker  








ADM Gary Barclay Chief of Public Affairs


Greetings and felicitations,

Janurary is the time to ring in the New Year of 2013. It is my hope to see Starfleet Command prosper and grow. May each of our units take the time to send in articles to let the rest of the Fleet know about your charity work and other fun activities and events that each of you are contributing to.


January Star Trek conventions:

January 11-13 The Hollywood Show Westin Los Angeles Airport

DS9‘s Louise Fletcher, Kevin Brophy Bajoran Security Deputy, Lycia Naff Ensign Sonya Gomez - TNG,Cyril O'Reilly Nahsk - DS9, Ed O'Ross Gaavrin - ENT,Lori Petty Noss - VOY Ep: Gravity, William Schallert Nilz Baris - TOS Ep: The Trouble With Tribbles, Christopher McDonald (Lt. Richard Castillo – Yesterday’s Enterprise), and Celeste Yarnall (Yeoman Martha Landon – The Apple)

January 12-13 Albuquerque Comic Con Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque, New Mexico
Denise Crosby Lt. Natasha "Tasha" Yar / Sela - TNG

January 19 Czech Trek Convention KC Novodvorska Prague, Czech Republic
Nicole de Boer Lt. Ezri Dax - DS9

Happenings in the Fleet:

Katie Haugen
Comm. Officer

On Saturday, December 15th, 2012, the USS Mighty Mississippi hosted a Holiday potluck at the Davenport Public Library – Eastern Avenue Branch. Attending members from USS Mighty Mississippi were; Rose Compton, Ed Ciccarone, Les Pullman III, Gerry Pearson, Katie & Alex Haugen. Thompson Ship Yard was represented by Alan and Heidee Thompson. USS Lobo, Moline delegates included Bill Van Brunt, Mike House, Liz Robinson and Brad Smith. Starbase 03 emissary was Commodore James Olson and SFI guest, Daniel Hill representing the USS Riverside.

We had a short meeting where USS Mighty Mississippi crew voted on their new ship upgrade. The ship choices were 'Intrepid' or 'Prometheus' class light cruisers. Ed Ciccarone presented the Prometheus and Alex Haugen presented the Intrepid Class. 'Prometheus Class' carried the majority vote of 3 to 2, with the Captain abstaining from the vote to prevent a possible tie.

Thompson Ship Yard is currently working on building the USS Mighty Mississippi's new Prometheus class ship and logo.

Afterward, we enjoyed an array of food, conversation and had a few laughs, while watching a William Shatner documentary "Get A Life" about Star Trek fans. We also saw an interview from Ann Curry with Peter Jackson about the making of "The Hobbit".

After the get together, many of the members attended a showing of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', with some going to the Rave Cinemas for the HFR 3-D version, while others attended the Putnam's big screen 3-D version. Some enjoyed the movie, some did not.

Cpt. Compton introduces some special guests.


Cpt. Alan Thompson, Commodore
James Olson and Cpt. Bill Van Brunt

Heidee Thompson, Mike House
Ed Ciccarone & Daniel Hill

Brad Smith and Mike House

Watching “Get a Life” are Mike House, Heidee Thompson, Katie and Alex Haugen, Gerry Pearson, Ed Ciccarone, Les Pullman, Alan

Thompson, James Olson and Bill Van Brunt.






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