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USS Pulsar launching ceremony

The USS Pulsar was able to hold their official launching ceremony on Saturday in Utah County. The club became a full chapter in 2020, but due to the pandemic, the party celebrating the efforts had to be delayed until 2021.

Vice Admiral Carl Stark (Commander-in-Chief of the Seventh Fleet) was able to perform the reading of orders and transfer of command. Captain Charles Corr and Captain Erica Stark performed the christening ceremony smashing bottles on the hull.

As you can see from the photos, a lot of energy and effort went into the launching ceremony. There was a lot of Star Trek themed food items available for the visitors to partake in.

Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet welcomes the members of the USS Pulsar into the Star Trek family. May you live long and prosper and we look forward to your many adventures.

USS Kelly 35th Anniversary

USS Kelly 35th Anniversary display
USS Kelly 35th Anniversary display

In September 1986 Captain Dennis Hollinger and Commander Richard Henline officially launched the Star Trek fan club, the USS Kelly. This club is the oldest Star Trek club running in Utah and was one of the founding members of Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet.

Past and present members of the USS Kelly recently gathered at Murray Park to reminisce about past activities and the friendships made along the way. There was a display of past USS Kelly t-shirts (including the first Kelly uniform work by then-Captain Hollinger to launch the chapter). There was also several photo scrapbooks, copies of past newsletters (over 80 issues and counting), old technical drawings and the first attempt at the Kelly Combadge (made out of resin).

The USS Kelly had originally started as a chapter of the national Starfleet Command organization (based out of Baltimore, MD) before this parent organization disbanded in December 1997. In January 1998 the USS Kelly joined with the USS Rendezvous, USS Retributor and the USS Ticonderoga to form Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet.

Dennis Hollinger held the position of the first Commanding Officer. When he moved up to Commander in Chief of the Seventh Fleet, his good friend Richard Henline took over the center chair. After several years Captain Henline stepped down to take a position with the fleet and David Thalmann took command of the Kelly (called the Kelly-A). After several years David had to step down for health reasons and Rhonda Hollinger became the Commanding Officer for a few years. The former Operations Officer, Nada Linnarz then became the Captain of the Kelly-B. Earlier this year Captain Linnarz moved to St. George and handed the reigns to the current Commanding Officer, Jill Bogler.

Most fan run clubs had a habit of disbanding before reaching their second anniversary. So the fact that the USS Kelly has reached 35 years shows the testament and resilience of the members of this Star Trek family. Here is to 35 more years.

Here are some photos of past members and events.

Hailing Frequencies Open: SEPTEMBER 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open September 2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2021 Fleet Day. We had a ton of fun meeting up with the members of our Star Trek family and seeing friends. It had been way too long since some of us had gotten together.

There are three items that we wanted to bring to your attention besides the usual assortment of news.

On Saturday, September 4th the USS Kelly will be celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary. This feat is amazing for several reasons. It shows the dedication and love that the members of the USS Kelly have put into their club. Through challenges and triumphs, the crew stuck together to reach the momentous occasion. They will be celebrating from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Murry Park Pavilion #3. All are invited to attend. Bring your memories.

The very next Saturday on September 11th, the USS Pulsar will be holding an official launch ceremony. Technically the Pulsar launched as a full-chapter in 2020, however certain events prevented a get together to celebrate the accomplishment. Captain Joe Coleflesh has decided that they will get together at 2:00pm in Utah County. Please RSVP on the Facebook Page Event so that they can get a proper headcount for food.

FanX the Salt Lake Comic Convention will be held at the Salt Palace on September 16th to the 18th. There are a ton of guests. From the Star Trek series we will have the opportunity to see Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock from the Kelvin movies) and Edward Furlong (Fixer on the Star Trek Renegades fan film series). There are also guests from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, MASH, Doctor Who and more. The Seventh Fleet is planning to run a booth at the event raising money for The Best Friends Animal Society. (crosses fingers that all goes well)

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
September 1 USS Kelly anniversary (1986)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
September 8 Star Trek: The Original Series premiers (1966)
September 8 Star Trek: The Animated Series premiers (1973)
September 9 Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise)
September 10 Harry Treadaway (Star Trek: Picard)
September 10 The Orville Series premiers (2017)
September 11 Roxann Dawason (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise)
September 14 Walter Koenig (Star Trek)
September 15 Tom Hardy (Star Trek: Nemesis)
September 16 Jayne Brook (Star Trek: Discovery)
September 23 Rosalind Chao (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
September 24 Star Trek: Discovery premiers (2017)
September 26 Star Trek: Enterprise premiers (2001)
September 28 Star Trek: The Next Generation premiers (1987)

Other Dates To Note:
September 6 Labor Day
September 11 Patriot’s Day
September 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 22 Autumn Equinox
September 22 Hobbit Day
September 25 Comic Book Day
October 4-10 World Space Week
October 11 Federation Day
October 11 Columbus Day
October 21 Back to the Future Day
October 31 Halloween

Upcoming Events:
September 4 USS Kelly 35th Anniversary party
September 11 USS Pulsar Commissioning party
September 16-18 FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention
November 5 Seventh Fleet Council 4th Quarter Meeting

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

Fleet Day 2021

Members of the Seventh Fleet at the 2019 Fleet Day.

Saturday, August 7th is the first Fleet Day that we will be having in person since 2019. We won’t talk about 2020, we just won’t since that year didn’t exist.

This event is open for anyone interested in the Fleet to attend. Feel free to bring friends. The events officially start at 10:00am but you can arrive as early as 9:00am.

The USS Ticonderoga is hosting the games of Fleet Day at Jesse D Barlow Park in Clearfield, Utah. The address is 2100 South 500 West. It will be held at the large bowery at the park. Folding chairs, water and sunscreen are recommended. There is a kids playground next to the bowery.

If you’ve attended a past Fleet Day, several of the popular games from the past will be making an appearance. This includes Pirate’s Dice, Shields, Design a Starship and the infamous Admiral’s Challenge.

New for this year will be a kickball tournament. The teams are Vulcan, Andorian, Borg and Klingon. You can sign up for the team that you would like to represent and all team members will be wearing a team hat created by the Ticonderoga crew. Sign ups are first come, first served.

The meal will be a Hot Dog bar. There will be regular, beef and turkey dogs. There will also be standard toppings (ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.) and chili and cheese. There will also be various side dishes and drinks.

This is one of the two main events for the Seventh Fleet. We hope to see everyone there.

Hailing Frequencies Open: August 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open August 2021

August is here and it brings the close of summer before school starts. The members of the Seventh Fleet Council (the Admiralty, Commanding Officers and Executive Officers) have been working on various projects for our Star Trek family. Upcoming publications, a fan club booth at FanX, chapter banners, club awards and more. A lot of work goes into this club. It may look easy on the outside, but a lot time, energy and effort. Your help can make this club a better one. Even little things like helping with a newsletter or a website will go a long way in making your chapter a better one. If you would like to take some ownership within the club, please contact your department chief or executive officer.

We are getting very close to Fleet Day on August 7th. This will be held at Barlow Park in Clearfield, Utah. It is recommended that you bring water, folding chairs and sunscreen. We are looking forward to seeing members of our Star Trek family after the events (or lack there of) from the past year. This is one of our big fun events of the year.

Several theaters are airing a 35th Anniversary showing of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home on August 19th. So far we know that the Megaplex Theaters and the AMC Theaters are hosing airings. A quick google search should give your information on airings near your location.

The USS Kelly will be holding a 35th Anniversary party on Saturday, September 6th at Murray Park. Come celebrate the longest running Star Trek fan club in Utah.

The USS Pulsar officially launched last year, however events (that we are all aware of) prevented an official launching ceremony. This will be rectified on Saturday, September 11th.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Julie Henkes (Communications Department- USS Kelly)
Crewman 2nd Class Mike Henkes (Science Department- USS Kelly)

Congratulations to:
Eric Moorer earning the Simulator Command Medal (1 mission)
Julie Henkes earning the Simulator Participation Medal (1 mission)
Mike Henkes earning the Simulator Participation Medal (1 mission)

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
August 14 USS Valkyrie anniversary (1997)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
August 6 Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery)
August 6 Star Trek Lower Decks premiers (2020)
August 7 Cirroc Lofton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
August 9 Eric Bana (Star Trek 2009 Movie)
August 10 Evan Evagora (Star Trek: Picard)
August 12 Jane Wyatt (Star Trek)
August 13 Dawnn Lewis (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
August 19 Diana Muldaur (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
August 19 Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks)
August 24 Jennifer Lein (Star Trek: Voyager)
August 26 Chris Pine (Star Trek: Kelvin Timeline Movies)

Other Dates To Note:
September 6 Labor Day
September 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 22 Autumn Equinox
September 22 Hobbit Day
September 25 Comic Book Day

Other Items To Note:
The latest USS Kelly newsletter is available online. It can be accessed here.

Upcoming Events:
August 7 Fleet Day
August 19 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 35th Anniversary Showing
August 11-15 Star Trek Las Vegas
August 28 Klingon BBQ
September 4 USS Kelly 35th Anniversary party
September 11 USS Pulsar Commissioning party
September 16-18 FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

Hailing Frequencies Open: July 2021

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A very hot July is upon us. A time for fireworks and BBQs. Because of the hot dry weather and drought conditions, please be very careful out there with the fireworks. There are already way to many fires in the west as we speak.

We are getting very close to Fleet Day on August 7th. This will be held at Barlow Park in Clearfield, Utah. It is recommended that you bring water, folding chairs and sunscreen. We are looking forward to seeing members of our Star Trek family after the events (or lack there of) from the past year.

Several theaters are airing a 35th Anniversary showing of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home on August 19th. So far we know that the Megaplex Theaters and the AMC Theaters are hosing airings. A quick google search should give your information on airings near your location.

Hailing Frequencies Open July 2021

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
July 1 Dominic Keating (Star Trek: Enterprise)
July 2 Brock Peters (Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
July 8 Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery)
July 9 Linda Park (Star Trek: Enterprise)
July 13 Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Picard)
July 19 Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness)
July 22 Louise Fletcher (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
July 22 Star Trek: Beyond premiers (2016)
July 26 Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
July 29 Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
July 30 Mary Wiseman (Star Trek: Discovery)

Other Dates To Note:
July 4 Independence Day
July 24 Pioneer Day (Utah)
July 29 NASA founded (1958)

Other Items To Note:
The latest USS Ticonderoga newsletter is available online. It can be accessed here.

Upcoming Events:
July 31: Seventh Fleet Council 3rd Quarter Meeting
August 7: Fleet Day
August 19: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 35th Anniversary Showing
August 11-15: Star Trek Las Vegas
September 16-18: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

Hailing Frequencies Open: June 2021

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Summer is finally here and it couldn’t have come any sooner. The warm weather beckoning us outside with friends and bar-be-ques and fun all around. And speaking of fun, make sure you plan to attend the upcoming Fleet Day (aka The Seventh Fleet Games) on Saturday, August 7th. It will be hosted by the USS Ticonderoga in Clearfield, Utah. This is like a Star Trek family reunion.

Hailing Frequencies Open June 2021

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
June 1 Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise)
June 1 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock premiers (1984)
June 2 Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise)
June 2 Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Kelvin-Timeline Movies)
June 4 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan premiers (1982)
June 6 Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery)
June 7 Karl Urban (Star Trek Kelvin-Timeline Movies)
June 9 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier premiers (1989)
June 13 Malcolm McDowell (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
June 13 Fred Tatasciore (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
June 19 Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Kelvin-Timeline Movies)
June 22 Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
June 28 Alice Krige (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager)

Other Dates To Note:
June 14: Flag Day
June 16: Captain Picard Day
June 20: Summer Solstice
June 20: Father’s Day
Jul 4 Independence Day
Jul 24 Pioneer Day (Utah)
Jul 29 NASA founded (1958)

Other Items To Note:
The USS Kelly will be hosting a “Kelly KampOut” on July 2nd to the 4th. This will be held at a campground near Liberty, Utah. Anyone interested should contact the Kelly at USSKelly@SeventhFleet.org for details.

Upcoming Events:
July 31: Seventh Fleet Council 3rd Quarter Meeting
August 7: Fleet Day
August 11-15: Star Trek Las Vegas
September 16-18: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

Hailing Frequencies Open: MAY 2021

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It was good to see everyone at the Seventh Fleet Picnic on April 26th. If you missed it, don’t worry. Fleet Day (aka The Seventh Fleet Games) will be hosted by the USS Ticonderoga in Clearfield on Saturday, August 7th. There are several fun events planned. Get a hold of your Commanding Officer and let them know that you want to attend.

Hailing Frequencies Open May 2021

Congratulations To:
Captain Nada Linnarz has moved to St. George, Utah. Which unfortunately is too far to remain the CO of the USS Kelly. Lt. Commander Jill Bogler-Patterson and Lt. Commander Dawn Woods have accepted the position of Acting-Captain and Acting-Executive Officer. Congratulations to the new command staff and best of Luck Captain Linnarz in Southern Utah.

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
USS White Buffalo anniversary (2010)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
May 5: Mark Alaimo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
May 5: Santiago Cabrera (Star Trek: Picard)
May 8: Star Trek premiers (2009)
May 12: Jennifer Hetrick (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
May 12: Eugene Cordero (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
May 16: Star Trek: Into Darkness premiers (2013)
May 20: John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise, The Orville)
May 24: Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery)
May 30 Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Other Dates To Note:
May 4: Star Wars Day
May 5: Cinco de Mayo
May 9: Mother’s Day
May 17: Tax Day (moved from April 15th)
May 31: Memorial Day
June 14: Flag Day
June 16: Captain Picard Day
June 20: Summer Solstice
June 20: Father’s Day

Other Items To Note:
We are looking for photos for the online photo album. Needed are photos from any chapter or fleet even from any year.

Upcoming Events:
July 31: Seventh Fleet Council 3rd Quarter Meeting
August 7: Fleet Day
August 11-15: Star Trek Las Vegas
September 16-18: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

We are having a picnic

So we have an opportunity to finally get together as a group. The USS Rendezvous (who was scheduled to host the Admiral’s Banquet in January) volunteered to put together a Seventh Fleet Picnic. Basically we want to safely get together and see the members of our Star Trek family.

This will be held on Saturday, April 24th at noon. The location will be the Richmond City Park (address is 100 S. Highway 91, very near the city building that we’ve held past Admiral’s Banquets). Attendance is voluntary. The south pavilion is large enough that we can sit with social distance. Please wear a mask as well.

This will bring your own lunch event. There are several local grocery stores and restaurants. The following list was provided by Captain Knowlton.

Local Food Establishments:
-Richmond
Big J Burgers (Pizza, Mexican, Burgers, Fish)
Maverick
-Smithfield
McDonald’s
Wendy’s
Arby’s
A&W
Various sandwich shops
Lee’s grocery store
-Logan
Lots of fast food, sandwich shops, restaurants and grocery stores

Hailing Frequencies Open: April 2021

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No fooling, we have reached April. Hopefully, if everyone continues to follow the health guidelines, we can get together for a Seventh Fleet Picnic on the 24th of this month. Location to be announced. We do know that everyone will be bringing their own lunch and that some distances may still be maintained. But we would like to see everyone. As one Captain told me in March, we are sociable creatures by habit and we need to see our friends.

Hailing Frequencies Open April 2021

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:

April 1: Grace Lee Whitney (Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager)

April 4: Casey Biggs (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise)

April 15: Michael Ansara (Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager)

April 20: George Takei (Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager)

April 24: Jack Quaid (Star Trek: Lower Decks)

April 29: Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Other Dates To Note:

April 1: April Fools’ Day

April 4: Easter

April 5: First Contact Day (2063)

April 5: Klingon Day of Honor

April 22: Ancestors’ Eve

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 9: Mother’s Day

May 17: Tax Day (moved from April 15th)

May 31: Memorial Day

Other Items To Note:

The Fleet Calendars have been delivered to the commanding officers. Check with them to pick up your order.

Upcoming Events:

April 10: Seventh Fleet Council 2nd Quarter Meeting

April 24: Seventh Fleet Picnic

August 7: Fleet Day

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.