Hailing Frequencies Open August 2023

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FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention is one of the big events that we look forward to each year. There are a lot of Star Trek guests that will be in attendance for us to see. The Seventh Fleet will have a charity booth on the vendor floor (coordinated by the USS Valkyrie) and the Artemis bridge simulator with Star Trek skins (coordinated by the USS White Buffalo) in one of the gaming rooms. We will need volunteers for both areas. Artemis has training dates coming up on August 19 & 26 and September 2, 9 & 16. Contact your Commanding Officer and let them know that you are interested in helping. Not only is it worth points, but you can see the convention as well. This convention will be held at the Salt Palace on September 21-23.

We’ve been really enjoying Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The crossover episode with Lower Decks dropped early much to our surprise. Instead of posting spoilers on the Seventh Fleet facebook page, we’ve created a #Spoiler-Zone on the Seventh Fleet discord server. The #Gif-Wars channels has been very popular and we have a new channel dedicated to our pets called #Porthos-Pals. There you can post pictures of your furbabies. Feel free to come join us.

When the call goes out to Star Trek fandom, the fans responds in droves. As most of you may have heard, the future of Star Trek: Prodigy is up in the air right now. If you haven’t watched this show, it may have already been pulled off of Paramount+. You can still get the disks from Amazon by following this link. There has also been a #SaveStarTrekProdigy petition started at Change.org that you can sign at this link. Talk about the show on social media with the hashtag and sign the petition. It has been a great show that has contributed to the Star Trek universe.

Science fiction author Peter David has written several Star Trek novels and comics. We’ve had the opportunity to meet him at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention. Unfortunately he has been experiencing several compounding health issues, which unfortunately have lead to several medical bills. There has been a GoFundMe set up for him and we would like to encourage anyone who can to donate.

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

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
August 2 Angus Imrie (Star Trek: Prodigy)
August 5 Bruce Horak (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
August 6 Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery)
August 6 Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020)
August 7 Cirroc Lofton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
August 7 Bret Gray (Star Trek: Prodigy)
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 20 John Noble (Star Trek: Prodigy)
August 24 Jennifer Lien (Star Trek: Voyager)
August 24 Melissa Navia (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
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 4 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

Upcoming Events:
August 3-6 Star Trek: Las Vegas
September 21-23 FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention
Feb 28-March 3: SaltCON (Layton)

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 2023

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We had a great Fleet Day 2023 last month. Many thanks to the crew of the USS Pulsar for putting on a great event. This is basically our summer reunion for our Star Trek family and every chapter was represented. Don’t worry, if you missed out the USS White Buffalo will be hosting the 2024 Fleet Day next year.

FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention is quickly approaching. We will have a booth coordinated by the USS Valkyrie and the USS White Buffalo will be running the Artemis bridge simulator at the con. Both sections are in need of volunteers. If you are able to help out, please contact your commanding officer. This convention will be held at the Salt Palace on September 21-23.

When the call goes out to Star Trek fandom, the fans responds in droves. As most of you may have heard, the future of Star Trek: Prodigy is up in the air right now. If you haven’t watched this show, it may have already been pulled off of Paramount+. You can still get the disks from Amazon by following this link. There has also been a #SaveStarTrekProdigy petition started at Change.org that you can sign at this link. Talk about the show on social media with the hashtag and sign the petition. It has been a great show that has contributed to the Star Trek universe.

Science fiction author Peter David has written several Star Trek novels and comics. We’ve had the opportunity to meet him at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention. Unfortunately he has been experiencing several compounding health issues, which unfortunately have lead to several medical bills. There has been a GoFundMe set up for him and we would like to encourage anyone who can to donate.

We’ve only experienced three episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season two, but they have been AH-Maze-ing. The episodes have only continued to get better.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Keira Jensen who is joining the USS Valkyrie
Crewman 2nd Class Caden Wesner who is joining the USS Valkyrie
Crewman 2nd Class Ivy Zemke who is joining the USS Valkyrie

Congratulations To:
Jasmine Johnson of the USS Pulsar for reaching the rank of Ensign
Anthony Rojas of the USS Valkrie for reaching the rank of Lieutenant (j.g.)
Julie Henkes of the USS Kelly for reaching the rank of Lieutenant

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
July 1 Dominic Keating (Star Trek: Enterprise)
July 2 Brock Peters (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
July 3 Kurtwood Smith (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Lower Decks)
July 7 Vaughn Armstrong (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise)
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: Films, 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, Star Trek: Films, Star Trek: Picard, The Ready Room)
July 30 Mary Wiseman (Star Trek: Discovery)

Other Dates To Note:
July 2 World UFO Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 8 National Video Game Day
July 20 National Moon Day
July 24 Pioneer Day (Utah)
July 29 NASA Founded (1958)
August 9 National Book Lovers Day

Other Items To Note:
The latest USS Valkrie newsletter is now available online. It can be found here.

Upcoming Events:
August 3-6 Star Trek: Las Vegas
September 21-23 FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention
Feb 28-March 3: SaltCON (Layton)

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 2023

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“We Do Not Stand Alone” is more than just a motto for the club. It is words we should live by and put into action. The commanding officer of the USS Kelly let us know that a member has reached his training assignment for the Army National Guard. She would like to encourage members of the Seventh Fleet to reach out to him and send him letters. The address to send them to is:

PFC Blanc, Richard
2nd PLT, Charlie Comp.
3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
165th Infantry Brigade
11000 Dixie Road
Columbia, SC 29207

Please let us know if you were able to send anything to him.

Don’t forget that the 2023 Seventh Fleet Day is going to be hosted by the USS Pulsar on Saturday, June 24th. This will be held at Bicentennial Park in Provo. This is a family event that is open to anyone, so bring your guests who may be interested in learning more about our Star Trek family.

We’ve been contacted by FanX about our booth and the arrangements have been made. The USS Valkyrie is coordinating volunteers for the booth and the charity will be announced soon. FanX: The Salt Lake Convention will be held on September 21-23 at the Salt Palace.

There have been lots of pictures sent in for the 25th Anniversary Bingo that we are playing for the entire year. No announcement yet on who will reach BLACKOUT first. Who will make it first? Keep sending your photos into Bingo@SeventhFleet.org. We love seeing the excitement in the crew this celebration has generated.

Science fiction author Peter David has written several Star Trek novels and comics. We’ve had the opportunity to meet him at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention. Unfortunately he has been experiencing several compounding health issues, which unfortunately have lead to several medical bills. There has been a GoFundMe set up for him and we would like to encourage anyone who can to donate.

Have you seen the trailers for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season two? All they have done is build up excitement for the upcoming season. June 15th can’t get here fast enough. If you haven’t seen the first season yet, Paramount placed all of the episodes up on their YouTube channel.

Congratulations To:
Epi Merancio of the USS Delaware for achieving the rank of Crewman 1st Class.
Crewman 1st Class Epi Merancio of the USS Delaware for being named March 2023 Warrior of the Month.

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
June 1 Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Prodigy)
June 1 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock premiers (1984)
June 2 Anthony Mongomery (Star Trek: Enterprise)
June 2 Zarchary Quinto (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
June 4 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan premiers (1982)
June 6 Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery)
June 7 Karl Urban (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
June 8 James Darren (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
June 9 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier premiers (1989)
June 13 Malcolm McDowell (Star Trek: Generations)
June 13 Fred Tatasciorie (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
June 15 Robin Curtis (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
June 16 John Cho (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
June 19 Zoe Saldana (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
June 22 Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Picard)
June 28 Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard)

Other Dates To Note:
June 6 D-Day Anniversary
June 14 Flag Day
June 16 Captain Picard Day
June 18 Fathers’ Day
June 19 Juneteenth
June 21 Summer Solstice
June 30 National Meteor Watch Day
July 2 World UFO Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 8 National Video Game Day
July 20 National Moon Day
July 24 Pioneer Day (Utah)
July 29 NASA Founded (1958)

Other Items To Note:
If you still need to take an Academy Class for the Seventh Fleet Bingo, Captain Ann Knowlton of the USS Rendezvous has a wool class all prepared and ready to go.

Upcoming Events:
June 24 Fleet Day (Utah County)
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.

Hailing Frequencies Open May 2023

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What an ending to Star Trek: Picard. Wow! To all of the actors, writers and production personnel we just want to say “Very well done!” If you haven’t seen it yet, we won’t spoil anything for you, but go see it sooner than later. There were a lot of things that we were not expecting. There was a lot of closure and happy moments. Thank you to everyone who worked on this series. Hopefully we will see the (rumored) spin-off that everyone wants to see. Hint: Sign the petition.

If you are missing new Star Trek on Paramount+, you won’t have to wait very much longer. Season two of the very well done (and Bingo inspiring) Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be released on Thursday, June 15th.

Science fiction author Peter David has written several Star Trek novels and comics. We’ve had the opportunity to meet him at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention. Unfortunately he has been experiencing several compounding health issues, which unfortunately have lead to several medical bills. There has been a GoFundMe set up for him and we would like to encourage anyone who can to donate.

Many thanks to the USS Valkyrie for volunteering to coordinate the Seventh Fleet booth at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention. Future details will be announced soon.

And speaking of future events, the USS Pulsar is beyond excited to host the 2023 Seventh Fleet Day on Saturday, June 24th. This will be held in Utah County at a park in Springville. This is a family event that is open to anyone, so bring your guests who may be interested in learning more about our Star Trek family.

There have been lots of pictures sent in for the 25th Anniversary Bingo that we are playing for the entire year. No announcement yet on who will reach BLACKOUT first. Who will make it first? Keep sending your photos into Bingo@SeventhFleet.org. We love seeing the excitement in the crew this celebration has generated.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Dawn Sumison who is joining the USS Kelly.
Crewman 2nd Class Shane Sumison who is joining the USS Kelly.

Congratulations To:
Lt. Commander Jill Bogler-Patterson who passed her Star Trek: Deep Space Nine command test.

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
May 25 USS White Buffalo anniversary (2010)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
May 5 Marc Aliamo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
May 5 Santiago Cabrera (Star Trek: Picard)
May 5 Star Trek: Strange New World premiers (2022)
May 8 Star Trek Movie premiers (2009)
May 11 Rylee Alazraqui (Star Trek: Prodigy)
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)
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 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 6 Free Comic Book Day
May 11 National Twilight Zone Day
May 14 Mother’s Day
May 20 National Armed Forces Day
May 22 Sherlock Holmes Day
May 29 Memorial Day
June 12 Superman Day
June 14 Flag Day
June 18 Fathers’ Day
June 19 Juneteenth
June 20 Summer Solstice
June 30 National Meteor Watch Day

Upcoming Events:
May 26-28 Star Trek: Mission Seattle (CANCELED)
June 24 Fleet Day (Utah County)
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.

Hailing Frequencies Open April 2023

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I’m very happy to type up this month’s entry for Hailing Frequencies Open. To find out why, just look at the Welcome Aboard and Congratulations To sections below. First our Star Trek family is expanding. Please make sure to help these new members feel welcome when you see them at Fleet Day coming up in June. There are also a large number of members who have earned rank advancements and medals. Your name can be on this list as well by talking with your commanding officer. They can let you know what you need to do to earn your next rank. These ranks are not just given out, they are earned through a lot of work and effort. These are something to be proud of when you pin on you rank insignia on your uniform.

It is not just club achievements that we celebrate in our Star Trek family. Real life events deserve to be celebrated as well. A special shout out (and thank you) goes to Ensign Richard Blanck of the USS Kelly. He will be taking his oath and be sworn into the Army National Guard on Monday, April 3rd. Thank you for your service. If you have an announcement that you would like to have posted here, just let your commanding officer know.

We have had several members of the USS Rendezvous confirm that they have reached BINGO in the 25th Anniversary Bingo that we are playing for the entire year. No announcement yet on who will reach BLACKOUT first. Who will make it first? Keep sending your photos into Bingo@SeventhFleet.org.

Science fiction author Peter David has written several Star Trek novels and comics. We’ve had the opportunity to meet him at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention. Unfortunately he has been experiencing several compounding health issues, which unfortunately have lead to several medical bills. There has been a GoFundMe set up for him and we would like to encourage anyone who can to donate.

If you are not watching Star Trek: Picard season three, go watch it now. This season has been hitting all of the emotional highs and we can’t wait to see where this will end up. It is rumored that some of the characters may be spun off into a new series called Star Trek: Legacy.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Andrew Myles who is joining the USS Valkyrie.
Crewman 2nd Class Matt Coats who is joining the USS Valkyrie.
Crewman 3rd Class Matthew Coats who is joining the USS Valkyrie.
Crewman 2nd Class Marta Alvear who is joining the USS Ticonderoga.
Crewman 2nd Class Matthew Grove who is joining the USS Ticonderoga.
Crewman 2nd Class Sean Smith who is joining the USS Ticonderoga.
Crewman 2nd Class Celeste Christianson who is joining the USS Ticonderoga.
Crewman 2nd Class Vincent Hobson who is joining the USS Ticonderoga.
Crewman 2nd Class Becca Twitchell who is joining the USS Ticonderoga.
Crewman 2nd Class Travis Degan who is joining the USS Ticonderoga.

Congratulations To:
Ensign Richard Blanck of the USS Kelly will be sworn into the Army National Guard on Monday, April 3rd.
Rich Reynolds of the USS Pulsar for his rank advancement to Crewman 1st Class.
Megan Johnson of the USS Ticonderoga for her rank advancement to Crewman 1st Class.
Issac Jacobs of the USS Ticonderoga for his rank advancement to Ensign.
Tina Toress of the USS Ticonderoga for her rank advancement to Ensign.
Amiee Jacobs of the USS Ticonderoga for her rank advancement to Lieutenant (j.g.).
Annie Stephens of the USS Ticonderoga for her rank advancement to Lieutenant.
Crewman 1st Class Eric Moorer of the USS Kelly for earning the Distinguished Service Award.
Ensign Sara Podwys of the USS Ticonderoga for earning the Kragite Order of Heroism.
Lt. (j.g.) Anthony Rojas of the USS Valkyrie for earning the Talaxian Trade Medal.
Lt. Annie Stephens of the USS Ticonderoga for earning the Distinguished Service Award.
Lt. Commander Dawn Woods of the USS Kelly for earning the Distinguished Service Award.
Crewman 1st Class Dave Carr for earning the January 2023 USS Delaware Warrior of the Month.
Lt. Michael McCreight for earning the February 2023 USS Delaware Warrior of the Month.
Lt. Justin Taylor for earning the 2022 USS Delaware Warrior of the Year.

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 9 Easter Day
April 12 Frontier Day (2151)
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 6 Free Comic Book Day
May 11 National Twilight Zone Day
May 14 Mother’s Day
May 22 Sherlock Holmes Day
May 29 Memorial Day

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

Upcoming Events:
May 26-28 Star Trek: Mission Seattle (CANCELED)
June 24 Fleet Day (Utah County)
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.

Hailing Frequencies Open March 2023

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We have been very happy with the crew reactions to the Seventh Fleet Bingo. This is our game we are playing for the entire year of 2023 to celebrate our organization’s 25th anniversary. Keep sending your photos into Bingo@SeventhFleet.org. We will be posting some very soon on this blog.

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.

The third season of Star Trek: Picard has been knocking it out of the park. Every Thursday is a celebration to sit down and watch new Star Trek. We can’t wait for the upcoming seasons of Strange New Worlds, Lower Decks and other seasons that will soon be released on Paramount+.

There are a couple of you who purchased the Seventh Fleet calendar and haven’t picked it up yet. If you are missing a calendar, please let us know. The commanding officers should have the calendars for the chapter orders.

Don’t forget that we are also active on our Seventh Fleet Discord Server. We have special channels for posting your bingo pictures, memes, events, rolplaying, and even a spoiler section if you can’t wait to talk about the latest episodes. Feel free to join us.

At the Admiral’s Banquet, there was an opportunity to order custom t-shirts with various funny Star Trek sayings on them. The cost is $15 a shirt. The following designs are available by emailing valkyrie63534@gmail.com.

Congratulations To:
Lt. Commander Jennifer Lee who was named the Executive Officer on the USS Valkyrie.

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 26 Jess Bush (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
March 29 Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Picard)

Other Dates To Note:
March 12 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 12 Frontier Day (2151)
April 17 Easter Day
April 18 Tax Day
April 22 Ancestors’ Eve
April 28 National Superhero Day

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

Upcoming Events:
March 2-5 Salt-Con (Layton, UT)
March 25 Seventh Fleet Council 1st Quarter Meeting
May 26-28 Star Trek: Mission Seattle (CANCELED)
June 24 Fleet Day (Utah County)
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.

Video from Larry Nemecek

Friend of the Fleet, Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek sent in a special video to the members of the Seventh Fleet. This was a congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of the Star Trek club. He has graciously allowed us to post it on YouTube so we could share it with our members who did not see it at the Admiral’s Banquet. Thank you Larry.

Hailing Frequencies Open February 2023

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So the 2023 Admiral’s Banquet was a great success. If you missed it, you missed some good food and some good times with friends. We had a chance to watch a special video from Friend of the Fleet, Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek congratulating the members for making it to 25 years as a Star Trek club. Many thanks to the members of the USS Valkyrie for putting together the wonderful pasta bar that we all enjoyed. Captain Ann Knowlton ran another successful silent auction and we want to thank the City of Richmond for use of their wonderful facility. The USS Kelly is hosting the 2024 Admiral’s Banquet which is tentatively planned for Saturday, January 27th. They are already working on the plans for this event.

And speaking of the Seventh Fleet 25th Anniversary, we are celebrating all year long. At the banquet we had a presentation giving us the different challenges that we are all participating in for 25th Anniversary Bingo. This was inspired by the Enterprise Bingo seen on the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds episode “Spock Amok“. To find out the details, head over to our special page located at Bingo.SeventhFleet.org. There you can see the explanations of the different challenges and how you can get credit for doing them. Don’t forget, if you post them to social media, use the hashtags of #7thFleet25 and #WeDoNotStandAlone.

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.

The release date for season three of Star Trek: Picard is Thursday, February 16th. The latest trailers have come out and several Seventh Fleet members are really interested in watching the final season.

Congratulations To:
Eric Moorer from the USS Kelly for being promoted to the rank of Ensign.
Julie Henkes from the USS Kelly for being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (j.g.)

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
February 10 USS Mystic anniversary (2001)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
February 2 Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Picard)
February 8 Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek First Contact)
February 11 Philip Anglim (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
February 14 Andrew Robinson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
February 14 Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
February 16 LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Picard)
February 17 Jerry O’Connell (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
February 21 Martha Hackett (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager)
February 22 Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Picard)
February 22 Celia Rose Gooding (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
Feburary 23 Majel Barett-Roddenberry (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Discovery)
February 24 Tawny Newsom (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
February 25 Anson Mount (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Short Treks, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
February 26 Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Other Dates To Note:
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 9 National Pizza Day
February 14 Valentines Day
February 20 Presidents Day
March 4 Idaho Day
March 12 Daylight Savings starts
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 20 Spring Equinox
March 25 National Tolkien Reading 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:
March 2-5 Salt-Con (Layton, UT)
March 25 Seventh Fleet Council 1st Quarter Meeting
May 26-28 Star Trek: Mission Seattle (CANCELED)
June 24 Fleet Day (Utah County)
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.

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
Allamaraine
Best Served Cold
Directive 927
Do you Trust Me?
Ex Astris Scientia
GCEP
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.

Rest in Peace Roger Taylor (1970-2022)

Captain Roger Taylor of the USS Essex

“Death is that state in which one exists only in the memory of others which is why it is not an end.” Yar- Skin of Evil, Stardate: 41601.3

On December 20, 2022, Captain Roger Taylor, Commanding Officer of the USS Essex, passed away in his Ogden, Utah apartment. After he had not responded to communications, a family member went to check on him only to discover his body. He had recently been experiencing heart issues which contributed to his passing.

Roger served in the US Navy. After retiring from the military, he served as a security guard at a Salt Lake area IT company. This is where he met several Seventh Fleet members who encouraged him to become a member. Besides Star Trek and gaming, he loved raising a bird named Charley, writing, playing video games, building military models and baking.

Roger joined the Seventh Fleet in 2008. With his Star Trek knowledge, his love of Star Trek role-playing games and writing, he quickly rose through the ranks. Eventually becoming the Executive Officer of the USS Retributor before moving onto command of the Essex.

When the Seventh Fleet was using the Decipher entry into the Star Trek Roleplaying Game, Captain Taylor wrote and co-wrote several guidebooks for member use. He also filled the Gamemaster duties for several chapters that wanted to hold RPG sessions. With the release of the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game by Modiphius, Captain Taylor wrote several articles that were published on the Seventh Fleet blog and at the STA fan website, Continuing Mission. We have several more articles that have not been posted, but will be scheduled soon. Captain Taylor also ran and homebrewed for the Serenity roleplaying game as well.

Roger’s family have set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses. If you can, please donate. Remember: “We Do Not Stand Alone.” We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Roger’s family at this time.