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FanX 2021 Photos/Videos Part One

And another FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention is in the books. Many thanks to the many volunteers from different Seventh Fleet chapters who helped out at the booth. We were able to raise some money for the Best Friends Animal Society-Utah. A big thank you to all of the members and friends who came by to visit us at the booth. And another big thank you to Dan Farr and his army of volunteers at the convention. We greatly appreciate your efforts in putting this show together.

If you are visiting our website after checking out our booth, welcome. Feel free to look around and learn more about us. If you have any questions or you would like to join one of our chapters, feel free to email us at Info@SeventhFleet.org. We hope that you’ll be able to join us at one of our many fun events in the future.

Here is a video taken at the con that features the Seventh Fleet.

Our own Admiral Stark was interviewed by Salt Lake Magazine at the con.

And we know that a lot of photos were taken at the convention. We would love to post them on a future blog post. Feel free to email them to Webmaster@SeventhFleet.org and we will upload them soon. Here are some that we already have.

How To Join The Seventh Fleet

Members of the Seventh Fleet in uniform.
Members of the Seventh Fleet in uniform.

We get a lot of visitors to our website that are interested in knowing more about Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet. Usually the question comes up: “How do I join your Star Trek family?” This blog post will go into details of how to join and why we follow this path for membership.

The first thing to keep in mind is that membership in the Fleet or one of it’s chapters is free. It already costs too much to be a Star Trek fan (as most of us already know). In our 23 years of operations we have never charged dues. Some of our chapters are 25-35 years old and they have also been dues free the entire time that they have been in existence. The reason behind this is that we want members who show up to the events because they are fun and interesting instead of attending because they want to “get their money’s worth” out of the club. If a chapter attends an event that has an admission fee, then the individual members pay their own way into the event. For example, if the group is going to a local corn maze for a fun activity, you would be buying your own ticket into the maze.

Another commonly asked question is: “Do I have to own a uniform/cosplay to join?” The answer is no. While we have a lot of members who enjoy the Star Trek cosplay aspect of our fandom, it is not a requirement. If you wish to create Star Trek cosplay, there are plenty of members who would love to give tips and advice on how they put together their cosplay. We also embrace creativity. If you have cosplay that isn’t 100% screen accurate, you are still welcomed to participate.

So to officially join the Seventh Fleet, you must complete four steps.

  1. Attend two meetings/activities of the chapter you wish to join. A list of the chapters can be found on the Chapters section of the Fleet website. If you visit their website or contact the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer, they can let you know of upcoming meetings and activities. You can also email Info@SeventhFleet.org and request information on a nearby chapter. Why are two meetings or activities required for membership? In the past we had interested Star Trek fans attend their first event to check out a chapter. Some discover that it’s not their cup of Earl Grey tea. Those that return for a second meeting are showing that they are interested in perusing a free membership.
  2. Fill out an application. The chapter you wish to join will provide you with a paper or electronic application that you can fill out and submit. It will provide information on how to reach you to keep you informed of upcoming meetings and events. It will also ask which department you wish to join so that you can be assigned a Department Chief. There is also a section on the application that notes who recruited you to the club. If a friend referred you, please put their name down.
  3. Meet the Chapter Commanding Officer and Executive Officer. These are the chapter’s president and vice-president. We feel that it is always good for members to know the CO and XO of the club they are joining just in case they have any questions or concerns. This also gives them an opportunity to welcome you to the Star Trek family.
  4. Receive your Orders. If the CO/XO have accepted your application for membership, they will then submit that application to the Fleet for assignment and generating a service number. If the application is accepted by the Fleet then an official set of orders welcoming you to the club will be generated and sent to your Commanding Officer. This person will then present them at a club meeting officially welcoming you to the chapter and assigning you your starting rank in Starfleet.

While these steps may seem intimidating, they are usually quite easy to accomplish. There are plenty of members who are more than happy to assist you along the way. And don’t forget that you can also email Info@SeventhFleet.org if you have any questions.

Live Long and Prosper and Always Remember to Have Fun. Welcome Aboard.

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.

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: 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.

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:
Big J Burgers (Pizza, Mexican, Burgers, Fish)
Various sandwich shops
Lee’s grocery store
Lots of fast food, sandwich shops, restaurants and grocery stores

Admiral’s Banquet 2021 CinC Speech

We missed seeing everyone at our annual Admiral’s Banquet which is usually held on the last Saturday in January. When faced with a challenge, this group comes together and finds ways round those issues. This year we held the banquet online where we connected by video conference. After a brief speech by the Commander-in-Chief, Rear Admiral Carl Stark, everyone settled down to eat a favorite meal and watch Galaxy Quest together. It was a movie we all owned and all enjoyed.

Here is the speech from the CinC for you to enjoy.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone later this year at the Fleet Picnic and Fleet Day. We also hope to see everyone at the 2022 Admiral’s Banquet.

Hailing Frequencies Open: January 2021

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Welcome to a new feature that we will be posting once a month on the Seventh Fleet blog. Hailing Frequencies Open will be a short “hey this is happening and here are some items we are celebrating”. It will primarily focus on the many wonderful members who are a part of our Star Trek family. As we do more of these, it may evolved and grow. But it should be a simple and quick post done every first of the month.

Hailing Frequencies Open January 2021

Welcome Aboard:

-Crewman 2nd Class Jack Graham (Tactical Department- USS Pulsar)

-Crewman 2nd Class Serena Henscheid (Medical Department- USS Valkyrie)

-MACO Corporal Travis Jensen (Security/MACO Department- USS Valkyrie)

Congratulations To:

-Richard Reusze for his rank advancement to Lieutenant (USS Valkyrie)

-Mira Bergevin for her rank advancement to Ensign (USS Pulsar)

-Travis Jensen for his rank advancement to MACO 2nd Lieutenant (USS Valkyrie)

-MACO 2nd Lieutenant Travis Jensen for earning the Class of Excellence, 2nd Class medal (USS Valkyrie)

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:

January 3: Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet anniversary (1998)

January 26: USS Essex anniversary (2013)

January 29: USS Porthos anniversary (2011)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:

January 3: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiers (1993)

January 6: Aron Eisenberg (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

January 8: Michelle Forbes (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

January 12: Kirstie Alley (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

January 14: Barry Jenner (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

January 16: Star Trek: Voyager premiers (1995)

January 17: Isa Briones (Star Trek: Picard)

January 20: DeForest Kelley (Star Trek: The Original Series)

January 23: Star Trek: Picard premiers (2020)

January 27: James Cromwell (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

January 28: Gillian Vigman (Star Trek: Lower Decks)

Other Dates To Note:

January 1: New Years Day

January 4: The Star Trek Experience opens in Las Vegas

January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21: The first Star Trek convention is held in New York (1972)

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 15: Presidents’ Day

Other Items To Note:

Congratulations to Sam Hollinger (Son of Dennis and Rhonda Hollinger) who will be married on January 2nd.

The latest issue of the USS Ticonderoga newsletter has been posted on their website.  It can be found here.

Upcoming Events:

January 30: Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet 

February 6: Seventh Fleet Council 1st 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. 

members showing off their cosplay

We sent out a call to members of the fleet to send us some of their favorite cosplay photos that they would like to share. Here are the submissions we received.

Carl Navales of the USS Delaware as a Starfleet Trill Officer.
Erin Ruston of the USS Essex as a Klingon warrior.
Captain Erica Stark of the USS Ticonderoga laughs with Admiral Dennis Hollinger, Vice Admiral Carl Stark and Commodore Marla Trowbidge of the Seventh Fleet.
Laura Swift Lind of the USS Rendezvous shows her Jedi cosplay.
Brad and Amiee Jacobs of the USS Ticonderoga posing with Tony Todd at a local convention.
James Woodham of the USS Delaware checking out The Iron Throne.
James Woodham of the USS Delaware on the Shuttle Fairbanks.
A Borgified Eric Evans checks out the USS Ticonderoga transporter console.
Eric Allan Hall, Carl Stark and Erica Stark.
Brooke Wilkins of the USS Pulsar is a Starfleet Officer in the transporter beam.
Scott Armstrong as a TOS Redshirt.
Damon Ricks of the USS Ticonderoga as a Klingon.
Michelle Ludeking of the USS Pulsar and Michael Hansen of the USS Delaware meet a Romulan.
Dave Stock of the USS Ticonderoga and Vice Admiral Stark show off their Doctor Who autographs.
Eric Nelson and Brooke Wilkins combine universes.
Damon and Amanda Ricks of the USS Ticonderoga.
Michael Hansen of the USS Delaware in the Shuttle Fairbanks.
Vice Admiral Carl Stark in his Admiral’s uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Mindy Madsen and Brooke Wilkins of the USS Pulsar cosplaying as Deep Space Nine and the Bajoran Wormhole.

Damon Ricks as the Gamorrean Guard.