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Vigilance Starfighter Group Newsletter - September 9, 2007

By ADM Kirghy Lommax
Unit: Vigilance Starfighter Group
Fleet NL, Sep 09, 2007
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VSG Newsletter 9-9-2007

He had forgotten. Of all the things that come with a command, he had forgotten the one truth that was as stark and cold as anything in the galaxy: People die in war. People he was responsible for.

That was why Kirghy Lommax, commander of the VSG and, by extension, all starfighter forces in the SSF, stood in his office looking through one of the Redemption’s viewports, still dressed in the black TIE pilot flight suit he had worn a few hours earlier as he, along with a group of the VSG’s best pilots, had teamed up with the Zealot Special Operations Unit in an elaborate ruse to clear the way for the arrival of the main SSF strike force. They had succeeded, but at a high price. That was why there were several datapads scattered across his desk. Each was a letter to a family that had lost a son or daughter in the operation. Yet, they did what had to be done.

The revelation that had been brought to him snapped him out of his reverie. They DID do what had to be done. They did it without complaint or hesitation, and that brought a feeling of pride. Smiling, Kirghy turned away from the viewport and left his office, heading for a hot shower and fresh clothes….


Greetings once again pilots. I know what you must be thinking: “Geez, didn’t we just get one of these?” Well, the answer is yes, you did just get one of these. However, I felt it improper to make you wait for weeks for the 106 results when I already have them ready. So, here we go.

a. VSG 106
b. VSG 107
2. MP activity
3. Promotions
4. Upcoming Internal MP Competition
5. Closing

a. VSG 106

Well, I must say that I am very happy with the results of 106. As my first mission as a Fleet CO, I must say that I was quite surprised that this went as smoothly as it did. Also, there was a tremendous jump in activity, going from around 43% for 105 all the way to 66.7% for 106. Great job!

Now, for the results:

MRM: General David “Heavy” Pasiechnyk turned in an excellent narrative for which he has earned the MRM for VSG 106.
Top Gun: General David “Heavy” Pasiechnyk with 32 merits has taken the Top Gun award for 106, making sure one of the top medals has a home other than Ragnarok for a while.
Top Squadron: For the third mission in a row, Ragnarok dominates as it once again claims the Top Squadron award with a total of 237 merits. In second was Dragon with 141. So, that begs the question: Can anyone stop Ragnarok? Will Dragon manage to return to its pre-104 glory?

b. VSG 107

No time to rest on our laurels. VSG 107 should be released sometime this week. Please note that if you are flying the BoP mission, you MUST have the RS BoP Patch installed. If not, the mission will not run. Also, I like high activity levels, so, since we just blew away my goal of 50% for 106, let’s try for 70% of all active pilots. I know it seems like a stretch, but I also know we can accomplish it.      

II. Multiplayer

Not a lot of multiplayer this time around, but there were a few matches played, both friendly and competitive. Don’t forget about the ICTE in #outerrim every Saturday if you’re looking for a match.

BSC Awards: Yes, there was a little bit of WoW that was flown, albeit by just one pilot. So, here we go.

July XvT WoW

Operational Development Pin
LCL Kirghy Lommax

July XWA WoW

No participants in event

August XvT WoW

No participants in event

August XvT WoW

Operational Development Pin
LCL Kirghy Lommax

III. Promotions/Special Recognition

It isn’t very often in the course of an ITOD to find a unit with a 100% activity level for a given mission. However, for VSG 106, we had 2 squadrons who achieved this illustrious goal: Ragnarok Squadron with all 10 active pilots reporting and Dragon Squadron with all 6 of its active pilots reporting. For your efforts, you have earned the Unit Commendation Medal. Congrats!

Please note that I use the term “active” in doing this. It is not fair to count Semi-LOA, LOA, Reserves, AWOLs, or Honoraries toward this goal unless they somehow report during the mission. So, congratulations to both of these fine units.

IV. Current Events

Well, in case you didn’t know, CMDR Kane Redron was appointed the new Dragon CO to replace CMDR Olith Hesto. I am still taking applications for the Phalcun CO position. If you are interested, do not hesitate to apply. Sometimes, being a little ambitious is a good thing.

Also, I intend on contacting RA Joshua Hawkins, the RS IO, about getting a VSG Command forum so that the command staff can discuss matters among itself. Once this is done, I already have a couple of proposals I wish to bring to the command staff’s attention.

Finally, I find it a wonderful thing that some pilots from several years ago (much like myself) managed to break out of the Old-Folks home and make their returns to the flight sims they love here in the VSG. If you are one of those, then just let me say one thing: Welcome Home!

V. Closing

That’s all I have for now. Stay tuned for further developments. I’ll let you know as soon as 107 is up and ready to go Until next time, fly fast, and shoot straight. I’ll see you back at base.

LCL Kirghy Lommax


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