Hailing Frequencies Open January 2023

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Welcome to the year 2023. It is a time of excitement as the new year brings a chance for new opportunities. We are saddened by the recent lost of Captain Roger Taylor, but we are looking forward to getting together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet.

The 2023 Admiral’s Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 28th at the Richmond City building in Richmond, Utah. This uniformed (or nice dressed) event will start at Noon and is being hosted by the USS Valkyrie. We will be holding a memorial and gathering for photos. Chapters will present reports and music videos. This is a special event for members and their plus ones to gather and celebrate our Star Trek family.

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, the Seventh Fleet will be planing a variant of Enterprise Bingo seen on the Star Trek: Strange New World episode “Spock Amok“. This yearlong event has twelve challenges with the titles listed below. If you complete five of the challenges, you will earn a BINGO. If you complete all twelve then you will earn a Blackout. You can complete one of the challenges by taking a photo with you doing the challenge. This can be sent/shown to your Commanding Officer, emailed to Bingo@SeventhFleet.org or posted on social media with the hashtag #7thFleet25 and #WeDoNotStandAlone. There will be a separate blog post with additional details.

The titles of the twelve challenges are:

45th Rule of Acquisition
Best Served Cold
Directive 927
Do you Trust Me?
Ex Astris Scientia
Quark 2000
The Scorch
The Sky’s The Limit
Universal Translator
You Never Brought Me Tea

What do you think they are?

The crew of the USS Kelly are making plans to attend the Las Vegas Star Trek convention coming up on August 3-6. Details are still being worked out, but they would like to extend an invitation to go with them.

Congratulations To:
Lt. Commander Jennfier Lee for beign named the USS Valkyrie Second Officer

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
January 3 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 4 The Star Trek Experience opens (1998)
January 6 Aron Eisenberg (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager)
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, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
January 20 Rainn Wilson (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Short Treks)
January 21 First Star Trek convention held (1972)
January 23 Star Trek: Picard premiers (2020)
January 27 James Cromwell (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek First Contact)
January 28 Gilliam Vigman (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
January 31 Paul Scheer (Star Trek: Lower Decks)

Other Dates To Note:
January 1 New Years Day
January 2 National Science Fiction Day
January 5 Twelfth Night
January 9 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 9 National Pizza Day
February 14 Valentines Day
February 20 Presidents Day

Other Items To Note:
The USS White Buffalo will be running Artemis at Salt-Con on March 2-5. If you wish to volunteer (free admission to the convention for helping) please contact your commanding officer.

Upcoming Events:
January 28 Admiral’s Banquet
March 2-5 Salt-Con
March 25 Seventh Fleet Council 1st Quarter Meeting
May 26-28 Star Trek: Mission Seattle (CANCELED)
June 24 Fleet Day
August 3-6 Star Trek: Las Vegas
September 21-23 FanX: The 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.

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