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Discount code for online orders of the Seventh Fleet Annual

The Seventh Fleet Annual is a “Best Hits” of past newsletters and blog posts from the various Seventh Fleet chapters. All chapters are represented in this book which is now available for online ordering. If you go to the website of http://Annual.SeventhFleet.org it will take you to the PrintMe1 website where you can order you own individual copy of the Seventh Fleet Annual.

Good until September 30th, the printer has given us a discount code you can use to knock down the price of the book. The code is 22school and can be applied when you get to the billing portion of the order. Also, standard shipping is free and will be sent directly to the address you select.

The site automatically defaults to Black and White with a color cover and a plastic coil binding. However if you wish to make it all color or if you wish to change the binding, you can do so on the site. However it will adjust the price.

Let us know if you order a copy. Also if you are interested in being on a committee for the next issue, please let your Commanding Officer know.

Hailing Frequencies Open: August 2022

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Hailing Frequencies Open August 2022

The Admiralty held the 2022 Seventh Fleet Day on July 30th at the Richmond City Building in northern Utah this past Saturday. Despite a broken foot by Admiral Stark (be careful coming down stairs) it went pretty well. We had a ton of fun talking with each other and trying out the various science and engineering experiments that made up the games. Congratulations to the USS Valkyrie for taking home the Bragging Rights Trophy. They beat out the USS White Buffalo in the final heat with the mousetrap car races.

The third season of Star Trek: Lower Decks will premier on August 24th on Paramount+. If you haven’t seen the trailer, you’ll find it on YouTube. We can’t wait to find out how the Lower Deckers get the crew back together and rescue Captain Freeman.

We don’t know where our booth will be at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention, but we have been notified that our booth space has been reserved. The USS Pulsar is coordinating volunteers for this year. If you would like to volunteer, please contact your commanding officer.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Michelle Christensen (USS Kelly)
Crewman 2nd Class Dusty Redding (USS Kelly)

Congratulations To:
Serena Henscheid for being promoted to the rank of Ensign on the USS Valkyrie
Travis Jensen for being promoted to the rank of MACO Captain on the USS Valkyrie
Lt. Carl Navales for being named Strategic Operations Officer on the USS Delaware
Lt. Paul Roesberry for being named Strategic Operations Officer on the USS Kelly
Lt. Melissa Andrew for bring named to the Command Staff of the USS Kelly

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 (2020)
August 7 Cirroc Lofton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
August 9 Eric Bana (Star Trek 2009)
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: Voyager, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard)
August 24 Jennifer Lien (Star Trek: Voyager)
August 26 Chris Pine (Star Trek 2009, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)

Other Dates To Note:
August 9 National Book Lovers Day
September 5 Labor Day
September 7 National Buy a Book Day
September 11 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance
September 18 National Cheeseburger Day
September 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 20 National Voter Registration Day
September 22 Autumn Equinox
September 25 National Comic Book Day

Other Items To Note:
Volunteers are needed for the Seventh Fleet booth and the USS White Buffalo Artemis simulator at the FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention in September. Please contact your commanding officer if you are interested in helping out.

New USS Kelly t-shirts are available. You can order them online and have them shipped to you. Contact Commanding Officer Jill Bogler for details.

Upcoming Events:
August 25-28 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention
September 22-24 FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention
January 28 Admiral’s Banquet
May 26-28 Star Trek: Mission Seattle

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 2022 is coming on July 30th

It is time for the annual summer event of the Seventh Fleet. Fleet Day is a time of games, food, friends and fun. It will be held on Saturday, July 30th at the Richmond City Offices and nearby park in Richmond, Utah. The opening ceremony will start at 10:00am. Lunch, which is walking tacos, will be held at Noon and the entire event should be wrapped up by 6:00pm. There is no cost for the meal but there will be a donation jar if you are inclined to help out.

We are asking for anyone who would like to bring a dessert to share to please do so. Please list the ingredients of the dessert.

This event is open for all ages and families. It is not limited to Fleet members so this is the perfect opportunity to bring family members, friends and interested recruits to check out the group. If you haven’t RSVPed you can still attend.

This year the Admiralty is in charge of the games. Let’s just say there are quite a few different activities planned. There is a track for adults and kids. One thing that is different is that the Admiral’s Challenge is already in the hands of the chapters. Contact your Commanding Officer for details.

Captain Ann Knowlton of the USS Rendezvous is coordinating another silent auction like the one that was held at the Admiral’s Banquet. Each chapter is invited to bring up to five items to be auctioned off with the proceeds going to that chapter. This will be a cash only event.

The uniform of the day will be club t-shirt or any Star Trek/geeky shirt. There are some outdoor events so please dress for the weather and come prepared to have fun.

Hailing Frequencies Open: April 2022

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It was so good to see everyone at the 2022 Admiral’s Banquet hosted by the USS Rendezvous. We had not held an in-person banquet since 2020 for obvious reasons. We had a blast watching the various videos and participating in the silent auction.

Our next fleet wide gathering will be Fleet Day on Saturday, July 30th. The location is still being determined but this event is open to everyone. There will be food and various games for both adults and kids.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Epfanin Merancio (USS Delaware)

Congratulations To:
David Carr from the USS Delaware for being promoted to the rank of Crewman 1st Class. (USS Delaware)
Lt. Justin Taylor was named Warrior of the Month in January 2022 on the USS Delaware

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: Prodigy)

Other Dates To Note:

April 1 April Fools’ Day
April 5 First Contact Day (2063)
April 5 Klingon Day of Honor
April 17 Easter Day
April 18 Tax Day
April 22 Ancestors’ Eve
April 28 National Superhero Day
May 1 World Laughter Day
May 2 International Harry Potter Day
May 4 Star Wars Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 6 National Space Day
May 7 Free Comic Book Day
May 8 Mother’s Day
May 11 National Twilight Zone Day
May 22 Sherlock Holmes Day
May 30 Memorial Day

Other Items To Note:
The latest issue of the USS Ticonderoga newsletter, The Ticonderoga Transmissions, has been released and can be found here.

Upcoming Events:
April 9 Gem State Comic Con (Boise)
May 13-15 StarFest (Denver)
July 30 Fleet Day
August 25-28 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention
September 22-24 FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention

Admiral’s Banquet and a special surprise

A prototype of the new Seventh Fleet Annual.

This Saturday, March 26th, is one of two annual fleet events. The Admiral’s Banquet. This is where the Admiralty gets to acknowledge the efforts that the members put into the chapters and fleet. The USS Rendezvous is hosting the event at the Richmond City Center (were we have held past banquets) with a starting time of Noon. Please note the change in time because we’ve usually started at 2:00pm in the past.

The USS Rendezvous will be serving a Taco Bar for the meal. However they stated that they would not be insulted if you bring your own food because of dietary/taste reasons. There is no charge for the food, but a tip jar will be set up to help for those that wish to help out.

There will also be a silent auction available with items donated by various chapters in the Seventh Fleet. This will be cash only as per the organizer. There will also be various videos created by the chapters.

This is a nice dress or uniformed event. We will also be taking group photos at the banquet.

New this year we have a special surprise. As you can see from the photo above, we now have a prototype issue of the Seventh Fleet Annual. This fanzine is a “Best Of” featuring selected articles and artwork from various chapter newsletters and blogs and comes in at a 136 pages. Come check it out at the banquet. We will be gauging interest in this publication.

It’s been a very long time since we’ve held the Admiral’s Banquet in person. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Hailing Frequencies Open: March 2022

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The episodes of Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Discovery have been really good. We can’t wait for the start of the second season of Star Trek: Picard. The trailers have looked really interesting.

Don’t forget that the Admiral’s Banquet will be held on Saturday, March 26th. Check with your Commanding Officer for the final details.

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
March 9 USS Ticonderoga anniversary (1996)
March 9 USS Pulsar anniversary (2020)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
March 2 Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Prodigy)
March 2 Ethan Peck (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Short Treks, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
March 3 James Doohan (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Prodigy)
March 5 Jolene Blalock (Star Trek: Enterprise)
March 7 Jonathan Del Arco (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Picard)
March 11 Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
March 14 Penny Johnson (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
March 14 James Frain (Star Trek: Discovery)
March 19 Connor Trinneer (Star Trek: Enterprise)
March 20 John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard)
March 21 Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery)
March 22 William Shatner (Star Trek)
March 24 Tig Notaro (Star Trek: Discovery)
March 25 Robert O’Reilly (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise)
March 26 Leonard Nimory (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Prodigy)
March 29 Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Picard)

Other Dates To Note:
March 13 Daylight Savings starts
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 20 Spring Equinox
March 25 National Tolkien Reading Day
April 1 April Fools’ Day
April 5 First Contact Day (2063)
April 5 Klingon Day of Honor
April 17 Easter Day
April 18 Tax Day
April 22 Ancestors’ Eve
April 28 National Superhero Day

Upcoming Events:
March 3-6 Salt Con
March 26 Admiral’s Banquet v2.0
April 9 Gem State Comic Con
May 13-15 StarFest
July 30 Fleet Day
August 25-28 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention
September 22-24 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.

Hailing Frequencies Open: December 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open December 2021

Wow, where has this year gone? It seemed like just last week was the Fourth of July celebration. All things considered, 2021 has been a much better year than (shudder) the year that shall not be named. With the help of vaccines and safety measures, we’ve been able to start having activities in person again. While we are not out of the woods yet, it is much better when we can see the members of our Star Trek family in person.

Orders for the 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendars are still being taken. The cost is still $10 an issue. To order one, get the money into your Commanding Officer no later than Saturday, December 18th. This calendar will have various fleet and chapter events listed. There is also listings for area conventions and holidays. 2022 will be the tenth year in a row that we will be publishing the Seventh Fleet calendar.

The first season of Star Trek: Prodigy is currently on break with the next episode coming out on January 6, 2022. The series has already been picked up for a second season. The fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery is currently airing with several interesting episodes so far. As of this blog post, we have not received air dates for the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds or the second season of Star Trek: Picard.

On a sad note, the Seventh Fleet would like to extend our personal condolences to Aaron Kehn for the loss of his mother in an automobile accident. We do not stand alone.

Please be safe for the holidays. We would like to see everyone on Saturday, January 22nd for the Admiral’s Banquet in Richmond, Utah.

Congratulations To:
Admiral Dennis Hollinger on the birth of his grandson on November 16th.
Seth Nielsen of the USS Valkyrie for promotion to the rank of Lt. Commander.
Lt. Commander Jill Bogler-Patterson for scoring 82% on the Next Generation Commander’s Test.

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
December 4 Tony Todd (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager)
December 6 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country premiers (1991)
December 7 Star Trek: The Motion Picture premiers (1979)
December 9 Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
December 10 John Colicos (Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
December 11 Star Trek: Insurrection premiers (1998)
December 13 Christopher Plummer (Star Trek: VI The Undiscovered Country)
December 13 Star Trek: Nemesis premiers (2002)
December 15 Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager)
December 20 Nicole de Boer (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
December 21 Michelle Hurd (Star Trek: Picard)
December 23 Noel Wells (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
December 27 Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery)
December 28 Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek)

Other Dates To Note:
December 4 National Dice Day
December 6 Hanukkah Ends
December 21 Winter Solstice
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Years Eve
January 1 New Years Day
January 2 National Science Fiction Day
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21 First Star Trek convention (1972)

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

Upcoming Events:
December 18 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendar orders due
January 22 Admiral’s Banquet
July 30 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.

2022 Seventh Fleet Calendar

The cover image for the 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendar

2022 marks the 10th year we have been producing a Seventh Fleet calendar for members and friends of our fan club. In honor of this, Captain Ross Trowbridge has put together a special cover displaying all of the past calendar covers. We think he knocked it out of the park with the TOS bridge setting. Crewman Jeremy James of the USS Ticonderoga is once again doing the internal editing of the publication.

This publication is filled with photos and artwork put together by several Seventh Fleet members. This includes group events, computer artwork and a visit to the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga, New York. A lot of creativity will be on display in this calendar. There will also be dates listed for Fleet activities, monthly chapter meetings, local conventions, Star Trek premier anniversaries and various holidays from local, federal and Star Trek sources.

Thanks to our friends at Gordon’s Copy and Print, we will be able to offer the 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendar at the same price of $10 an issue. We are happy to be working with a local company to put this calendar together.

Orders are now being taken for the calendars. The due date for your order is Saturday, December 18th. Please have your money turned into your Commanding Officer by that date. If you have any questions, please contact your Commanding Officer.

Thank you again to all of the volunteers who helped put this together.

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.

Interviewed for Star Trek Day

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 will be the 55th Anniversary of the premier episode of Star Trek. For many fans, September 8th is now celebrated as Star Trek Day. Paramount presents several online panels and events. Fans get together and watch Star Trek episodes and local libraries have been putting up Star Trek Day displays.

Community radio station, KRCL 90.9FM has interviewed our Commander-in-Chief, Vice Admiral Carl Stark, for a special that will air on Star Trek Day. This interview is scheduled to be aired around the 6:30pm time frame. The livestream can be accessed here. We invite you to tune in and check out the interview.

Many thanks to the Thermians of Utah for setting up this interview and to KRCL 90.9 FM for the opportunity.

What are you planning to do for Star Trek Day? Let us know.

UPDATE: A recording of the interview can now be found online at the RadioACTive Show notes for September 8, 2021. The interview starts at the 27:40 mark.