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RSA Magazine #2
Greeetings Rebel Squadrons members! Welcome to the
second edition of the Academy Magazine!
In this monthly NewsLetter, you'll discover the things
the Academy has to offer you. Many departments that
will make you a much better pilot and officer. All of
them with cool medals to enlarge your signoffs, gain
prestige amongst your mates and who konws... maybe
open you the doors of that wanted CO spot or
We have departments that will boost your flying skills
in the following games: X-Wing, XWing vs Tie, and
Xwing Alliance. A Division that will teach you to
build your own custom missions, an upcoming Officers
Academy, and the ITD Division that will soon fulfill
all your programming and website making needs. You can
see information about all of them in this email.
Besides that, and from now on, any member that
recruits someone into the RS, or any RSers that pass
our courses will recieve medals or mention in the
Newsletter every month. So stay tuned!
This month we're proud to announce the openning of the
Bios Center. It'll be the new tool used to the cadets
to submit their bios. However, all of you current
RSers can send your bio too and it will be stored into
our database. More information below!
*: Rebel Squadrons Academy Bios Center
A: X-Wing Combat Tactics
B: XWing Vs Tie Fighter Top Ace Program
C: XWA Flight Training School
D: Mission Building Academy
E: Results of the Recruiting Campaign
F: Officers & Leadership Academy
G: Integrated Technologies Division
*: RS ACADEMY BIOS
As you may or may not already know, the old Biography
department, the Persona Development Division, has been
disbanded. In replacement, the RSA Bios Centre (RSABC
for short) is born. The RSABC consists of a tutorial,
a database (thanks to Shik), and a submission form.
The submission for is located on the very first page,
just scroll down a bit. Check the game platforms (for
academy cadets ONLY) or "Current RS member". Your bio
will be added by the RSABC Staff soon after.
All current members whose bio is not on the site are
strongly encouraged to get it up there. And to all
you cadets, remember that you need to submit your bio
before you can graduate!
So check it out!
A: X-WING COMBAT TACTICS------------------------------
Ever wondered what it feels like to be the best in the
fleet? Where a single twitch of your flightstick and
even a freighter will do the tango? Or do you belong
to the other half of the table and want to learn moves
like the wotan weave, how to snipe a spinner and ? If
so, then the Post Graduate Department's X-wing Combat
Tactics Department has just the solution for you!
X-wing COMTACS boasts of 6 individual Training
Missions for the individual who wishes to hone
hispiloting skills in various situations of combat,
such as dogfights and capital ship hunts as well as 4
Expert Missions that are the ultimate benchmark to see
if you have what it takes to be the best there is.
Not only that, there are various COMTACS Medals to
mark your acomplishments, including a final Master of
X-wing COMTACS Medal that is the height of all that.
Only 11 pilots have managed to bag that medal
throughout the years... and only 2 out of those have
bagged ALL the COMTACS Medals.
Will you be the next to have your name carved in the
Hall of Fame?
Visit the Post Graduate X-wing COMTACS Department at:
To submit mission reports, and for general enquiries,
please send all email to firstname.lastname@example.org
And just to show that the above wasn't just another
bunch of BS, I'm here to reward a few people with some
stuff they earned by flying the Expert Missions, and
passing them with flying colors.
After a rather quiet period last month, the RS Academy
Post Graduate X-wing COMTACS Division once again has
the honor to award three more talented pilots with
medals or credits towards the Master of COMTACS Medal
for their achievements in this field.
And here we have the medal recipients!
Tym Angel (email@example.com)
Kerian Halcyon (Robin_Hood_MIT@msn.com)
You have earned the Mine Racer Mission Medal. You may
now place ~X@X~ to your sign off.
Jake Blues (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You have earned the Med Evac Mission Medal. you may
now place ~B@B~ to your sign off
A big congratulations to all of you.
Those of you who only have credit towards any of the
mission medals may continue playing them even if you
have earned the Master medal already. This is to earn
the individual craft medals.
Now that was fun wasn't it? It just takes a little
time and skill to earn the above medals, and I've got
plenty more in my pocket.
The X-wing COMTACS is available for all Rebel
Squadrons pilots. Visit our site now and take a step
forward in your flight skills.
B: XWING Vs TIE FIGHTER TOP ACE
General Blues announced Gavin's name and
proceeded to step back from the podium. Gavin
approached the archaic wooden framed piece and set a
medal case on the top of it. He took a moment to open
the fresh case and view the medal that had been put on
the back burner until now. He smiled and looked to the
"For those that don't know me, shame on you." He
waited a moment for the laughter to die down. "My name
is Gavin Kravis and I am the head of the Top Ace
Program. For the past four months or so the Advanced
Flight School portion of my program has been running
and I have had the privalege of instructing three fine
officers in the finer points of fighter combat. At
this time I would like to acknolege one of them for
his efforts. Captain Xtremegen, front and center."
Gavin stopped and looked across the room with the rest
of the audience as well as Xtremegene took to his feet
and made his way to the front. Chair squeeked as
people tried to get a good look at the man. Finally he
made his way to the front and stood at attention
infront of the podium, facing Gavin.
"Turn around Captain, let them get a good look
at you." Gavin said with a smile. Xtremegene blushed
slightly then turned around.
"This fine officer before you has proven himself
proficient in every craft that we have to offer as
well as all those the imperials use. This is quite a
feat in and of it's self. However to best me in two of
three melee's in those craft is something far beyond
the norm. Therefor in the presense of your peers,
leaders, and friends I hearby present you, Major
Xtremegene (Xtremegene@yahoo.com), with the AFS Medal.
Wear it with pride."
RS Academy XvT Advanced Flight School Medal -
At the end of his speech Gavin stepped from the podium
and walked up next to Xtremegene. They presented
salutes and Gavin pinned the medal to the young
Captain while handing over the case containing the
inch long medal representation as well as the tie pin.
To the Captain Gavin said lightly, "Well done,
I'm very proud of you."
Xtremegene responded in kind. "Thankyou Sir."
They presented salutes one more time then Gavin
said a little louder than before. "You are dismissed
Gavin then took the podium once again. Clearing
his throut he looked out at the masses. "As you all
know the Top Ace Program is the Post Graduate training
center for the RgF. However the AFS has been the only
section opperational right now. That will change
within the next two weeks as the website is tweeked
and all the instructors are set in stone. At that
point the Top Ace Program will be active in its
entirety. Until then I encourage all those that need
to flake off some rust, or hone their edge, to join up
with the AFS. I have two spots open as of now and the
waiting list won't have a long wait. Please send all
applications to my office. If there are any questions
I will entertain them now." Gavin paused to search for
-Applications sent to Gavin C. Kravis:
-Game used: XvT and BoP (BoP is optional)
-Time of completion for course: 1 day to 3 months
(usually a month)
-Total number of students in the AFS at one time: 3
-XvT Rank needed for admittance: Top Ace 4th (however
it is not set in stone)
C: XWA FLIGHT TRAINING
Are you the loser that other pilots have always been
picking on? Have you ever wanted to show them that
you're not the worst in the entire galaxy? Do you
ever dream of being the best pilot of all time? Well
dream no more, my friend. Now's your chance to train
among the best of the best of the best! Join the XWA
Flight Training School and enlist as a cadet and our
squadron of flight instructors will train you until
you can show that you have what it takes to survive in
the vastness of space.
Our instructors have been personally selected and are
the best pilots that the Rebel Squadrons have to
offer. This is your opportunity to train with the
best and become one of the best. Release that ace
pilot sleeping within you and join the XWA Flight
Training School and even YOU could be an instructor in
the not-so-distant future.
Already, 1st Lt. Rode Mitchell (email@example.com)
has been our most promising cadet and has excelled in
For his active duty and continuing training under our
instructors, he has been awarded with the FTS Bronze
Combat Medal for completing the 1st level of training.
FTS Bronze Combat Medal - <~\FTS/~>
For more information please visit our website at
For further information or question, you can e-mail
our CO, Lieutenant Commander Ryan "Tango" Xeleron at
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or our XO, Lieutenant Commander
Johnny at (email@example.com).
Join us, and make your foes weep in defeat while you
bask in glory!
D: MISSION BUILDING
::Commander Taan "Hawk" Ronar steps up to the podium::
Ahem...well, here we are again. The creation of
missions and, ultimately, Tours of Duty for the Rebel
Squadrons is a vital part to the success of this
group. Without qualified mission builders, we wouldn't
have anywhere near the level of activity we have
today. On that note, it is my pleasure to announce the
recent graduates of the various courses of the Mission
The following people have graduated the X-Wing basic
Trev Firestorm (TrevFirestorm@hotmail.com)
RS Academy X-Wing Mission Maker - =|[XW]|=
You may add this medal to your signoff.
The following people have graduated the XvT basic
Adam Fene (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RS Academy XvT Mission Maker - =|[XvT]|=
You may add the this medal to your (rather long :P)
Congratulations to all of you. I'd like to take this
oppurtunity to remind all of you that there is a
course for every game in the RS, with the exception of
Force Commander. If you've ever wanted to learn how to
make that huge battle that's been going around in your
head, or you think you can make an awesome arena for
Jedi Knight melees, then sign up immediately. You can
never have too many skills (or medals), and officers
with mission making skills have better command
opportunities than other people. Join the ever-growing
number of people who are graduating the MBA and have a
E: RESULTS OF THE RECRUITING CAMPAIGN--------------
Welcome to another addition of the RSRD Recruitment
The following people have recruited people for the RS
since the last RSA Mag.
The following cadets(left) were recruited by the
Falcon - Arill Wiltker
Deckman AKA WhiteKnight - Post on USENET by Sig Pillar
Wedge Antilles III - tchyo
Saruman - Inys Fey'Lar
Arglide Airwalker - Dew
Tryan Sei'lar - Garret Xenos (Nicholas Mitchell)
Reverend - KHorn
Zidargh - Cpt Tethran Cotec
June Li - LCM Arill Wiltker
Johnny Ridden - Trev Firestorm
forceman1 - LCM Arill Wiltker
AWARDS: None at this time. Hopefully next time,
though, We'll be able to pass some out.
Well that's all for the RSRD Letter. If you are
interested in joing the RSRD please e-mail me LCM
Arill Witlker at (email@example.com)
I will be happy to bring you under my wing. The RS
could use as many people as possible to make it as big
as it can possibly get. Until next Mag, have fun and
recruit. May the Force be with you.
F: OFFICERS & LEADERSHIP
Knowledge, communication, problem solving, motivation,
and dedication are all skills needed by officers in
the Rebel Squadrons. Some of these skill are embedded
into a person, and some need to be learned.
The Rebel Squadrons Officers Training School will
teach and help you to put into practice these skills
in a three part course focusing on communication,
problem solving an d knowledge about the RS and your
fleet and will have you put into practice these
skills. So if you want to become an Officer, or
already an officer and want to be the best officer you
can be then the Officers Trainign School is for you.
Contact Major General Corran Horn Jr. at
CHornJr@nyc.rr.com for more information. *
*The RS Officers Training School is currently not
accepting any applications
G: INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES
Thats right folks! The Integrated Technologies
Division is almost open. We are just doing the final
touches so we can train you to your highest potential!
We will be able to train you in both Web Design and
Introductory Programing, and we are currently
considering adding the mIRC coding course. Both
academies are staffed by experienced
programmers/coders who know their stuff like nobody
else. Come check us out @
That's all for now. Join those departments if you're
ready to boost your skills up or to earn medals and
Major General Jake Blues
Rebel Squadrons Academy CO