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State of the Rebel Squadrons Address 12-05-01

By FA Rahj Tharen
Unit: The Rebel Squadrons
SotRS, Dec 06, 2001
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Greetings members of the Rebel Squadrons. ":)

       Welcome to the most recent State of the Rebel Squadrons Address for the month of November. The holiday season is fast approaching, and the excitement that comes with it can be felt among everyone. That excitement is hopefully being carried on throughout the club. There were a lot of new developments for the month of November, so be sure to check out all the announcements so you do not find yourself left in the dark. Without further ado‚Ķ

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Office of the Fleet Commander Report
Vice Admiral Rahj Tharen, Fleet Commander

FC Website - http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/fc/
FC E-Mail - fc@rebelsquadrons.org

1) The first announcement is a very exciting one. The efforts of RA Shikkie Kaaran and BGN Deltan Saviri have combined once again to create a newly designed roster database that has more efficient coding to make it run faster and also gave it a new look. This database also incorporates a few new features, as well as many improved features that you'll recognize from the current database.

       However, instead of just switching over, we would like to get some feedback from the general membership first. The newer version of the database can be viewed at http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/newroster/ . Everyone is encouraged to take part in a poll (http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/newindex/pollstats.php3?ptype=6) to choose with system you prefer. After a few days of polling, those results will dictate whether or not it is decided to fully move over to the newer version of the roster database. Please visit those links to participate in this decision!

2)      Second thing I would like to announce is that a website for the Office of the Fleet Commander has been created. As of right now, it is not completely finished and still remains a work in progress. Those pages that have been completed are ready for viewing, so if you would like to check them out, please do so by browsing http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/fc/. Special thanks to Avera Selene for all her work and time spent on it! Quack, quack. ;)


3) HC position changes -
       a) FA Dave Trebonious-Astoris is the Redemption Fleet XO.
       b) LGN Richard Gross is the RSCD XO.
       c) MGN Bluejay Farscape is the IBG XO.
       d) LCL Anthon Connor is the Academy XO.

4) Executive Office position changes -
       a) FA Dave Trebonious-Astoris is the new Historical Officer.
       b) CMDR Kirvan "Apoc" Vax is the new Uniforms Officer.

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Office of the Executive Officer Report
Rear Admiral Shikkie Kaaran, Executive Officer

XO Website - TBA
XO E-Mail - fc@rebelsquadrons.org

1) If there are any ideas, suggestions, comments, questions, or bugs about the newer roster database version, please email rsxo@rebelsquadrons.org and io@rebelsquadrons.org with them.

2) As for the new database itself, I imported several features that used to be outside the roster database (because the old database was badly coded and I wanted to separate the good code from the bad). Currently imported features are rs.org/itodscores, rs.org/itodfiles, rs.org/addybook, and rs.org/rsnews (partly, full rewrite). I am planning on either importing or redoing the rs.org/calendar feature.

3) Remember, check out the new DB at http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/newroster/ and take part in the poll at http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/newindex/pollstats.php3?ptype=6.

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Internet Office Report
Fleet Admiral Dev, Internet Officer

IO Website - http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/io/
IO E-Mail - io@rebelsquadrons.org

1) Current Internet Office projects that are currently in production include:
       a) A redesigned Operations Office site.
       b) A redesigned Internet Office site.
       c) New designs for all Exec Office websites.

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Department of Internal Affairs Report
Admiral Rensal Darklighter, Minister of Justice

MoJ Website - http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/doia/
MoJ E-Mail - moj@rebelsquadrons.org

1) No new cases. Does that mean people are actually following HIER? ;P

2) Remember, any possible judicial complaints can reviewed by the MoJ by filling out the form at http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/doia/form.html

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Medals Office Report
Brigadier General Ben Jyzner, Medals Officer

MO Website - http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/medals/
MO E-Mail - mo@rebelsquadrons.org

Medals awarded for the month of November:

Recipient: LCM Wesley Rademaker
Medal: The Excellency of Duty
Date Awarded: November
Reason For Award: For continued excellent work in striving to make the Rebel Squadrons and Intrepid Battle Group better.

Recipient(s): FA Dave Trebonious-Astoris, LGN Kyle Tobarn, BGN "Adam Vender" Fene, and BGN Deltan Saviri.
Medal Awarded: The Dagger of Courage
Date Awarded: 11/01/01
Reason For Award: For assisting the Fleet Commander and Executive Officer in the creation of the Rebel Squadrons Planet Database.

Recipient: FA Dev
Medal Awarded: Distinguished Service Cross
Date Awarded: 11/07/01
Reason For Award: A show of gratitude for his exceptional extended
service for the past year and a half at Retribution Fleet's top position, R2F CO.

Recipient(s): LCL Anthon Connor, CMDR Brian Neithen, and CMDR Vykk Tharen.
Medal Awarded: Combat Medal
Date Awarded: November
Reason For Award: For being in the Top 15 of the PBF more than five times.

Recipient: MGN Tyrin Drax (3 Year), LCL Ryan Deean (2 Year), LCL Misko Markot (2 Year), CMDR Kirvan Vax (1 Year), CMDR Job Anchorage (1 Year)
Medal Awarded: Veteran Service Medal
Date Awarded: November
Reason For Award: Extended active service in the Rebel Squadrons.

Recipient: CMDR Brian Neithen
Medal Awarded: Merit Commendation
Date Awarded: November
Reason For Award: For his excellent piloting and organizational skills in helping his CO during the R2F Elite Competition against the Star Vipers.

Congratulations to all those that were honored this month!

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Office of External Affairs Report
Colonel Los Bennett, Minister of External Affairs

OEA Website - http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/oea/
OEA E-Mail - moea@rebelsquadrons.org

Alliances Pending: None
Negotiations Pending: Banner exchange.
# of Alliances: 5
Current Allies: The Star Vipers, The Imperial Dragoon Strike Force, Echo Raiders, Phantom Fleet, Imperial Naval Fleet.

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Office of Historical Records Report
Fleet Admiral Dave Trebonious-Astoris, Historical Officer

OHR Website - http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/ohr/
OHR E-Mail - ohr@rebelsquadrons.org

- FC's Note: With the resignation of COL Sig Pillar as Historical Officer, FA Dave Trebonious-Astoris was recently appointed as the new HO. -

1) As my first official release, I'm pleased as pie to bring you an archive of immense historical value. On the night of November 28, one of the most striking events in the history of the RS' web presence occurred Shikkie screwed up the roster and set us all at the rank of Major, and then later booted everyone down to Cadet. Not only was this striking, it also turned out to be quite hilarious.

       For the benefit of all who missed it, and for those who simply want to relive the magic, I have compiled a zip file which includes screenshots of the roster after the disaster (courtesy of Sair) and a log of the response of those online at the time at http://www.rebelsquadrons.org/ohr/cadet.zip

2) For the time being, the Historical Office is closed to history submissions during this transition of positions.

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       That is all for November's State of the Rebel Squadrons Address. If you have any questions, new ideas, suggestions, complaints, or the like, then please feel free to contact me (zeon3@aol.com) with them and I will get back to you as soon as possible. May the Force be with you and the pride and honor of the Rebel Squadrons carry on in all of you! Looking forward to December...

":)
Vice Admiral Rahj Tharen,
Rebel Squadrons Fleet Commander

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