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Hailing Frequencies Open March 2024

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We had a ton of fun at the 2024 Admiral’s Banquet. Many thanks to the crew of the USS Kelly for putting on the event. We have our Seventh Fleet Day/Games being hosted by the USS White Buffalo coming up in August. Details will be coming soon.

Spring is just around the corner and a lot of us can’t wait for the warmer weather. Don’t forget that safety should be at the forefront when you start with your outdoor activities. One of the events that the State of Utah holds every April is the Great Utah Shakeout coming up on April 18th. This is a state-wide earthquake drill that starts at 10:15 am. Information on how to prepare for this drill and how you can protect yourself from earthquakes can be found at the link just posted above.

The final season of Star Trek: Discovery will premier on April 4th on the Paramount+ streaming service. This will hopefully lead to several weeks of new Star Trek episodes for us to enjoy.

On the role-playing front, Modiphius has announced that Star Trek Adventures 2nd Edition will be premiering at GenCon coming up in August. If you are interested in hearing more about this updated game (which will be compatible with the first edition) you can sign up for the latest news on the Modiphius website.

If you are interested in being contacted by one of our chapters for membership, please fill out our Online Interest Form. We will then forward it to the chapter that you requested.

Don’t forget to join us on the Seventh Fleet Discord server. Gif-Wars has been very popular as well as sharing memes. The #Spoiler-Zone is where we can openly talk about the latest episodes (not just of Star Trek) without having to worry about spoiling it for someone who hasn’t seen the episodes yet. We also need photos of your pets for the #Porthos-Pals channel. This becoming the new online hangout.

Welcome Aboard:
Civilian Emily Minchew who is joining the USS Ticonderoga
Crewman 3rd Class Lexy Rudolph who is joining the USS Ticonderoga
Crewman 2nd Class Caryn Rudolph who is joining the USS Ticonderoga

Congratulations To:
Kya Durrant (USS Pulsar) for being promoted to the rank of Crewman 1st Class
Tanner Durrant (USS Pulsar) for being promoted to the rank of Crewman 1st Class
Katherine Trowbridge (USS Rendezvous) for being promoted to the rank of Ensign
Vivan Trowbridge (USS Rendezvous) for being promoted to the rank of Ensign
John Hubenthal (USS Ticonderoga) forbeing promoted to the rank of Lieutenant

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, Star Trek: Picard)
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 4 Idaho Day
March 10 Daylight Savings starts
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 19 Spring Equinox
March 25 National Tolkien Reading Day
March 31 Easter Day
April 1 April Fools’ Day
April 5 First Contact Day (2063)
April 5 Klingon Day of Honor
April 12 Frontier Day (2151)
April 15 Tax Day
April 22 Ancestors’ Eve
April 28 National Superhero Day

Upcoming Events and Conventions:
April 6-7: Gem State Comic Con (Boise)
August 1-4: Star Trek Las Vegas
September 26-28: 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 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.

Hailing Frequencies Open: December 2022

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Hailing Frequencies Open December 2022

As we reach the last month of the year, we look back with many fond memories. We were able to finally start getting together as a Star Trek family. We were able to attend conventions and club meetings. We are very proud of how this group stuck together and helped everyone out in challenging times. This is part of the spirit of community that we’ve been able to foster.

The due date to order your 2023 Seventh Fleet Calendar is December 18th. This is when your $10/issue needs to be delivered to your commanding officer. Remember that we need to reach a minimum of 50 calendars to get our price (which has not changed since we started doing the calendar 11 years ago).

The 2023 Admiral’s Banquet is quickly approaching. This will be held on Saturday, January 28th at the Richmond City facility in Utah (that we’ve held the banquet in the past). Since everyone liked the Noon start time at the last banquet, we will be sticking with this time for the next event. The USS Valkyrie will be hosting the event and the meal will be in the theme of a cantina. More details will be forthcoming, but mark your calendars to attend. This is one of the few fleet-wide events that we host.

And speaking of the USS Valkyrie, congratulations to Lt. Commander John Paskett who has been named as Acting Captain. Lt. Commander Seth Nielsen is now the acting Executive Officer. Captain Charles Corr is moving into a more active roll helping out the Admiralty with his Fleet Captain duties. Thank you to those leaders who have stepped forward to help out.

And finally, 2023 is the 25th Anniversary of the Seventh Fleet. This is an amazing achievement from the members as most clubs don’t make it to their second year. We plan to celebrate all year long by playing 25th Anniversary Bingo. If you’ve seen Enterprise Bingo from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, then you may have an idea of what this will be about. The full details will be released before the official start on January 1st. But the titles of the bingo entries are as follows.

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?

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Rich Reynolds (USS Pulsar)

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 10 Human Rights Day
December 18 Hanukkah Starts
December 21 Winter Solstice
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 26 Hanukkah Ends
December 31 New Years Eve
January 1 New Years Day
January 2 National Science Fiction Day
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21 First Star Trek convention (1972)

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.

Hailing Frequencies Open: November 2022

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Hailing Frequencies Open November 2022

Where did October go? That month went by fast. We hope everyone had a great Halloween dressing up and playing tricks on friends. Now it is time for Thanksgiving and thinking about all of the things we are thankful for.

We are now taking orders for the 2023 Seventh Fleet Calendar. Thanks to our friends at Gordon’s Copy and Print we will be able to keep our prices the same as the were since we started the calendar in 2012, which is $10 an issue. We have to sell a minimum of 50 calendars to get this price. If you would like to order one, please contact your commanding officer.

The USS Kelly is holding an auction and food drive on Saturday, November 5th. This will be at the Fiiz Drinks located at 2350 West 4700 South (just off of I-215) in Taylorsville. There will be homemade baked goods. Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles will be sold as a fundraiser (a great way to get holiday gifts).

Who enjoyed the third season of Star Trek: Lower Decks? If you haven’t seen the last episode of the season, there is an after-credits scene (dun, dun, dunnnnnnnn). The first episode of the second half of Star Trek: Prodigy season one is out and now we know the threat that The Diviner has now unleashed. How will the crew of the USS Protostar get out of this predicament? And a lot of Seventh Fleet members cannot wait to see the third season of Star Trek: Picard in February. Thankfully there are other episodes to watch while we wait . On PlutoTV, the Star Trek channel will be expanding with Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine joining Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Discovery on the free streaming service.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Connie Burk (USS Pulsar)
Crewman 2nd Class Nicholas Burk (USS Pulsar)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
November 5 Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Lower Decks)
November 6 Rebecca Romijn (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Short Treks, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
November 7 Mary Chieffo (Star Trek: Discovery)
November 9 Robert Duncan McNeill (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Lower Decks)
November 12 Wallace Shawn (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
November 12 Max Grodenchik (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
November 13 Whoopi Goldberg (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
November 13 John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard)
November 18 Star Trek: Generations premiers (1994)
November 19 Robert Beltran (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Prodigy)
November 19 Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
November 21 Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
November 22 Star Trek: First Contact premiers (1996)
November 24 Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
November 26 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home premiers (1986)
November 27 Alison Phil (Star Trek: Picard)
November 28 Scarlett Pomers (Star Trek: Voyager)

Other Dates To Note:
November 6 Daylight Saving Time ends
November 8 Election Day
November 11 Veterans Day
November 24 Thanksgiving Day
November 25 Gazpacho Soup Day
December 18 Hanukkah Starts
December 21 Winter Solstice
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Hanukkah Ends
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Years Eve

Other Items To Note:
The USS Kelly will be holding an auction and food drive on November 5, 2022 6pm at the Fiiz on 4700 South and I-215.

Upcoming Events:
November 12 Seventh Fleet Council 4th Quarter Meeting
January 28 Admiral’s Banquet
March 2-5 Salt-Con
May 26-28 Star Trek: Mission Seattle
June 24 Fleet Day
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 2022

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The Admiralty, which got roped into running the 2022 Fleet Day, has been working hard on putting the event together. After our last planning meeting, I can’t wait to see how this day of games and friends turns out.

At our recent Admiral’s Banquet, Crewman 1st Class Eric Moorer was awarded the Federation Medal of Honor after his actions saved the life of a co-worker. Acting Captain Jill Bogler reported that the award was presented to C1 Moorer at the April USS Kelly meeting.

In a sad note, in May 2022 the last Starfest convention will be held. For those of you who have never heard of this, shame on you. Starfest is a convention that has been run for 45 years by the same family company (Starland). Admiral Stark called it “The Dragoncon of the west that you’ve never heard of.” The event had grown to multiple hotels and con-within-a-con festivals. Unfortunately, the events of the past to years, rising costs in getting hotel space and guests and the family growing older contributed to the decision in making this the last party. This is a shame really since these conventions were really a family reunion for the various fans of different genres and shows. We got to meet several fans who became members of our extended Star Trek family. Members of the Seventh Fleet would caravan to Denver to attend this event since the early 1990’s. Thank you to the Walker family and Starfland for all of the many memories. We are looking forward, even in sadness, to the last Starfest.

The USS Kelly will be holding it’s annual “Kelly Kampout” on July 15-17 and they have opened it up for any Seventh Fleet member who would like to attend. Contact the Kelly’s Executive Officer, Lt. Commander Dawn Woods for details.

Hailing Frequencies Open May 2022

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 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 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
June 14 Flag Day
June 19 Fathers’ Day
June 19 Juneteenth
June 20 Summer Solstice

Other Items To Note:
Make sure you check out the new Star Trek series, Strange New Worlds on May 5th.

Upcoming Events:
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

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.

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.

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.