Ship Commission: USS Volta (NCC-74136)

Attention Fleet 31 crew of Windsor, Ontario!

The Intrepid-class starship USS Volta (NCC-74136) has been commissioned for the Windsor area, to be run by Captain Patrick Faraci.

This is the first ship of Fleet 31 to reach commission in Canada!

All Windsor crew, please report to Captain Faraci unless otherwise instructed.

Thank you.

Adm. Cam Wilkinson
Commanding Officer, Fleet 31

Fleet Dinner II – Wrap-up

Fleet Dinner II
Wow. I don’t even know where else to start with this one. Thirty-three people showed up for the festivities at IHOP last night, and we had ourselves a right good party. A special thanks to that IHOP and its employees for the service and the patience, as well as Brendon Bradley, who arranged the event and put in a good amount of work during the event.

There were kind of a ridiculous number of announcements made, but we managed to fit them all in between the placing of orders and the arrival of the food. I had originally hoped to have a more or less formal ceremony for the promotions, etc., but the lighthearted mood of the evening made it clear that the only thing to do was have fun, so that’s exactly what we did. The video will be up on YouTube soon, and will be linked back through this post when it becomes available, but in the meantime, here’s a complete list (not all of these were announced at the dinner):

Cadet Acceptance: Reese Kirkham – First official Cadet of Fleet 31!

USS Summoner Promotions:
Kevin L. Martin, Captain (Commanding Officer)
Stephanie Meyer, Commander (First Officer)
Brendon Bradley, Lieutenant Commander (Chief Operations Officer)

USS Constancy Promotions:
Andrew Baker, Captain (Commanding Officer)
Jared R. Salomone, Commander (First Officer)

USS Veracity Promotion:
Michael A. Malomay, Captain (Commanding Officer)

Ship commission: USS Covenant, NCC-78667 (San Marcos, TX)
Promotion: Lindsay Tilley, Captain

Personnel transfers, Transcendent to Summoner:
Zander Price, Lieutenant Commander (Chief Engineer)
Redux Chen, Lieutenant Commander (Chief Science Officer)

And we had a brief announcement from Capt. Erica Kenney of the USS Transcendent with a more personal note. She will be departing the Dallas/Fort Worth area in just over a month to embark on a new journey toward a Ph.D. in Boston, and the Transcendent will be going with her. We wish her luck on her Five Year Mission.

We’ve had a lot of change in the last five months since the last Fleet Dinner – our membership has more than doubled, and we’ve gone from two ships in one city to six ships, each with its own city, and three more cities almost ready to commission their own ships. In all honesty, it’s hard to imagine where we’ll be by this time next year, but I’d be lying if I said I weren’t feeling a bit optimistic about our outlook, because we don’t just move forward…

We Boldly Go.

Adm. Wilkinson
Commanding Officer
Fleet 31

Ship Commission: USS Covenant (NCC-78667)

Attention Fleet 31 crew of San Marcos, TX!

The Defiant-class starship USS Covenant (NCC-78667) has been commissioned for the San Marcos area, to be run by Captain Lindsay Tilley.

All San Marcos area crew, please report to Captain Tilley unless otherwise instructed.

Thank you.

Adm. Cam Wilkinson
Commanding Officer, Fleet 31

Fleet Dinner II: The Wrath of Dinner

The original intent of the Fleet Dinner back in January was to make a few key announcements to formalize the goals of Fleet 31 going forward. We had originally thought about possibly having another dinner in July just for fun, but our growth has been so explosive that we’ve gone ahead and scheduled it for June 22.

So of course, where are we having this dinner? IHOP, naturally! After spending a few hours looking for a location that had relatively low prices, with food for everyone’s tastes, and both a party room and parking enough to accommodate such a huge party, we came to the realization that our old standby was the answer. As often as some of us eat there before and/or after conventions, it should have been obvious to us from the start!

We have a figurative ton of announcements to make this time, which is still amazing to me considering we had everything completely covered at the last dinner just five months ago! We’ve had several ship commissions, and a whole slew of major promotions to acknowledge, and we’ve already got upward of 30 crew and family RSVP’d for the event as of this writing.

Formalities have never really been my thing, but I can honestly say I am downright excited for this one.

Adm. Cam Wilkinson
Commanding Officer
USS Summoner