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Jensen Albertson

"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time" - T.S. Eliot

75th Anniversary of A Day that Will Live in Infamy
7-Dec-2016     Fleet News

On December 7, 1941, Japanese ships attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. President Roosevelt called it "A Day that Will Live in Infamy." It brought the United States into World War II.

The war continued until 1945 when first Germany, then Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces.

On this day, we honor all those who bravely fought in defense of their countries and their freedoms. They truly were The Greatest Generation.

Why we love JAG
5-Dec-2016     Fleet News

Theta Fleet is proud to have a JAG department that is independent of Fleet Command.

We have no lengthy paperwork, no hoops to jump through. If you have a legitimate issue, contact JAG directly and you will get a fair hearing. By the same token, if you don't have a legitimate issue, JAG has every right to refuse to hear your case.

Why is this important to a fleet? Because no command staff is above the rules. JAG ensures that everyone gets a fair hearing.

While no fleet is perfect, Theta Fleet prides itself on creating a fun, friendly place to sim. We're here to help out, answer your questions, and, if you're a CO, give you the tools to succeed. That includes an autonomous JAG.

We are proud of our JAG and the fact that he isn't very busy. lol

Happy Thanksgiving!
23-Nov-2016     Fleet News

For all those who live in the United States, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a safe holiday weekend!

October 2016 Fleet Awards
11-Nov-2016     Fleet News

October was a busy month for many with school in full swing and Halloween with all its trimmings on everyone's mind. Haunted Houses, Trick or Treat, and lots of wonderful decorations filled our days.

Even here in Theta Fleet we haven't quite managed to take down the decorations. lol This weekend, we promise. :)

There have been a lot of announcements recently. Check out the Ongoing Worlds Fall Fest on Saturday, and have a wonderful Veteran's Day!

Click on Read On to see the most recent fleet awards.

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Veteran's Day 2016
10-Nov-2016     Fleet News

To all the military veterans in Theta Fleet, and to all the families of veterans around the world, we wish you a happy Veteran's Day.

We salute you for your patriotism and service, whatever country you call home.

On November 11th -- and throughout the year -- don't forget to thank a vet.

Happy Birthday, USMC!
10-Nov-2016     Fleet News

On November 10, 1775, the US Marines were born. As "first to fight," the Devil Dogs have played an important roll in every war that involved the United States.

Theta Fleet supports the Marines now, and in the future. Our Starfleet Marines grew out of the USMC and hold many of the same values.

Happy Birthday, Marine Corp. Semper Fi!

Ongoing Worlds Fall Fest
8-Nov-2016     Fleet News

On Saturday, 12 November, Obsidian Fleet will be the host group to the 6th Annual FallFest in conjunction with Ongoing Worlds. It will be held on the OF Discord Channel and will cover a variety of subjects to do with the Role Play community at large, not just Star Trek. Just head over to Discord (https://discord.gg/eHnP7Pq) - you can use your browser, mobile app or Desktop Client to partake in the fun there are even prizes for the quiz!

Thanksgiving in the Great White North
10-Oct-2016     Fleet News

Today is Columbus Day in the US and Thanksgiving in Canada.

We hope all our Canadian friends and their families had a wonderful holiday weekend!

September 2016 Fleet Awards
9-Oct-2016     Fleet News

The Monthly Fleet Awards are relatively simple. At the end of each month, the Fleet Commander checks each sim and records the number of players, post and post per player average. This is recorded in a database. Then the top six sims in each Task Force (by PPPA) are put in a list.

Around the sixth or seventh of each month, the monthly CO reports are checked and a list is made of the sims that filed reports and their nominations for writer, player, and post of the month.

The top sims that filed reports, based on the PPPA, receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze Unit of Distinction Award. If the numbers are close, it's a tie.

The Fleet Commander and both TFCOs review all the Writer, Player, and Post nominations for that month. They discuss the nominees and come to an agreement on who should win what award. Each Task Force is considered separately. This is to ensure that there is no bias by one person.

For the Quarterly Awards, the three look at all awards for that quarter, and discuss the performance of each sim in the Fleet, focusing on that quarter, to make sure they pick who they believe to be the best for that award. While the award generally goes to one of the sims or people who have been nominated for a monthly award, there can be exceptions for superior achievement by a CO, XO, or player. Do we get it right all the time? We don't know, but we try our best. Below you can see who won awards for September, and for the third quarter.

By the 10th of each month, generally, the awards are posted.

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USS Aurora
3-Oct-2016     Fleet News

A new/old sim has returned to Theta Fleet. The USS Aurora was here a few years ago, but the CO had to close it down when life got too busy. Now he's back and ready to send the Aurora out on new adventures.

Join us in welcoming Captain Westphalen back to the Fleet. :) If you're looking for a new sim with an experienced Captain at the helm, check out the Aurora in Task Force 23!

Most positions available.

USS Yamato
12-Sep-2016     Fleet News

Theta Fleet is also pleased to announce the arrival of the USS Yamato.

The Yamato explores the fringe of known space and the edges of the Klingon and Romulan empires.

Itching to bring out your explorer side? Check out the Yamato in Task Force 23!

Starbase Vanguard
12-Sep-2016     Fleet News

Please join me in welcoming a new sim, Starbase Vanguard, to Theta FLeet!

The Vanguard will explore the darker, edgier side of Star Trek where everything doesn't always have a happy ending.

Like walking on the Dark Side? Check out the Vanguard in Task Force 23!

Remembering the 15th Anniversary
11-Sep-2016     Fleet News

There are some dates that resonate in our collective consciousness, dates that forever changed the world. On December 7, 1941, US President Franklyn Delano Roosevelt said of the attack on Pearl Harbor, that it was "A date which will live in infamy." The same can be said for the events on September 11, 2001.

Today we remember the 15th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and the US Pentagon. Four planes were used in an act of terror that stunned the world -- and united us in our grief, our shock, and our determination to not give in to terrorism.

Take time today to remember 9/11, and to say thank you to the First Responders and the military wherever you live. And work a little harder to help make this world a place where all of us can live together in peace.

August 2016 Fleet Awards
10-Sep-2016     Fleet News

August went by far too quickly. It was hot in North America, and a busy month with the end of summer and, for many, the start of school.

And now, with fall (and spring for those in the southern hemisphere), we're sliding into school and holidays. Starting, of course, with Labor Day in the US and the 60th anniversary of Star Trek.

Speaking of Trek, now is a great time to join a sim! We have quite a few to choose from, and several in other genres. Need a place to start? Have a look at this months' award winners!

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50 Years Ago Today
8-Sep-2016     Fleet News

Fifty years ago today, Star Trek premiered on television, and the world changed forever.

It was the height of the space race between Russia and the USA. Neil Armstrong had yet to step foot on the moon, Voyager was not even an idea, and the Robinsons were Lost in Space.

Packaged as Wagon Train to the stars, the series, which only lasted three seasons and 79 episodes, caught the imagination of the world. It would have been cancelled after the second season if not for a write-in campaign spearheaded by Bjo Trimble. Fans were instrumental in creating the first fan-based conventions, and led to Paramount's decision to make Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

And now, fifty years after its debut, Star Trek has five live action series, TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT, plus the animated series, which debuted on this date in 1973. In January, there will be a new series, debuting on CBS All Access. And then there are the movies: the original canon, and now the alternate universe 'reboots'.

Star Trek has inspired authors, scientists, astronauts, inventors, and explorers. There is so much in our world today that we would not have if it weren't for the imagination of Gene Roddenberry.

Star Trek is a platform for change, a mirror on the world to show us our flaws and remind us that we can and should be better. The first interracial kiss, the first black woman as part of a bridge team, and so much more.

All of us, especially here at Theta Fleet, have been influenced by Gene Roddenberry's vision for a better future. Star Trek has enriched and continues to enrich our lives. To all those who keep us believing in a better tomorrow, we say thank you, and in the immortal words of Commander Spock, "Live long and prosper."

Theta Fleet is the proud home of 251 characters serving on 32 ships.
Theta Fleet is a collection of roleplaying games (SIMS) that work together to write stories in the Star Trek universe
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