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State of the Rebel Squadrons, October 2007

By FA Michael Raven
Unit: The Rebel Squadrons
SotRS, Oct 31, 2007
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State of the Rebel Squadrons
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I. State of the RS
II. High Command News
III. Minister of External Affairs
IV. Fleet Shorts
V. Executive Projects
VI. Zealot Operations
VII. Promotions/Awards
VIII. The Coming Month

Greetings, members of the Rebel Squadrons!

I. State of the Rebel Squadrons

Another month has gone by, and well; tonight is an interesting night for some of us! Happy Halloween to those of you that care, enjoy going out to random parties, getting drunk, seeing girls dress in even LESS than they normally do under the guise of ‘dressing up’, eating candy until get diabetes… ENJOY! While you haven’t seen much of me in the forefront of things, I’ve been caught back up to speed by a wonderful staff of men and women; all of whom stepped forward while I was recovering to help take the reigns. As of this Friday, my main computer should be back online, as the power supply blew late last week (…if it’s not one thing…) and I’ll be replacing it when I get paid… So you should start seeing updates to the FC log! Huzzah! All in all, I am extremely pleased with what I have seen this month; and the Promotions/Awards section will very happily show this.

II. High Command News

High Command has been discussing issues as they crop up; mainly involving recognitions to certain members that have given tremendously to this club over the past few months. I will be doing quite a few of these later, but the discussions are revolving more around solid awards to give to people for doing certain things; new awards, separate from those that we all know and love, to show additional appreciation to these hard working men and women. Expect more news on this soon! High Command will soon have the daunting task on finalizing the RS-Wide Merit System proposal, which was put on hiatus while I recovered and Licah reprioritized to more pressing matters. With luck, the system will be in place by year’s end, and will add motivation to the current school-time lull.

III. Minister of External Affairs

I’m pleased to announce that the new RS Minister of External Affairs is Major General Anton “Ups” Nels. This decision was made based on a number of factors, and I will be forwarding the other applications to Anton so that he may peruse them for potential staff; but Anton seems to have what it takes to be a good MoEA. His duties in the coming months will involve reaching out to other clubs to confirm the fact that they, well, still exist; as we all know how MOST online clubs come and go with the ebb and flow of the tide. On top of this, he will be responsible for assisting in the creation and execution of potential competitions with other clubs outside of the normal ICT events. Good luck to Anton, and congratulations on his appointment!

IV. Fleet Shorts

Patriot Battle Fleet – The PSG has returned home, and after some very much deserved R&R, we are back on the grind as usual. We will continue Tour 7 as part of the GDF, and this will last until the SSF returns to Tarsonis. Josh officially relinquished command, and LCL Eric Reagan took the reins of responsibility. BGN Max Cal will remain as Executive Officer. MGN Anton “Ups” Nels was appointed as the new PSG SO. Also, LCL Galic Mars was selected to fill the position of Blue CO, which has been vacant for quite some time. Currently, our pilots are busy with the GDF 1.01 missions, which are due on the 18th of November, and narratives are due on the 25th of November.

Redemption Fleet – In Redemption news, the Righteous Indignation Division went through an ENOROMOUS overhaul this month; with a great many members being AWOL checked out of the division. This is a brutal blow to the fledging wing; but I am confident that under the direction of Cyrel Vandroth, the unit will once again flourish as it has before.

Vigilance Starfighter Group – The VSG have just completed a surgical strike against the Rogue Imperials, destroying a vital convoy that was carrying much needed war material. Though they didn’t quite hit their activity goal of 75%; they came extremely close to their noble mark, only falling a few reports short of what was needed. I’d like to thank Kirghy and his entire command staff for their assistance in getting as many reports as they have; and I am sure the upcoming mission will really turn a few heads.

Allegiance Battle Group – The ABG has been enjoying a nice influx of members recently; with new people bringing new blood to the table to spil…er…I mean… Make things interesting. Yes. <.< >.>

Members seem to be enjoying the increasing activity, and no major schisms have rocked the boat recently; with things settling down quite nicely.

Vanguard Fleet – Vanguard Fleet is looking forward to the imminent release of Chapter 7. This chapter’s focus is on Heroic encounters, collections and the Township of Aurilia. These are very exciting as, with previous chapters, it encourages grouping rather than solo efforts. Collections have been much anticipated due to one very special collection, the ability to add space to your house! Yes, the limits will increase as you complete collections. There is very a lot of activity on the Vanguard Fleet forums discussing all the profession tweaks and changes as well. What we are especially looking forward to is Chapter 8. It’s the space revamp. Many of us will be on test center when that starts rolling around.

V. Executive Projects

Always busy, the logistics office has been working on a few major milestones that have really paved the way for the rest of the unified ITOD to run smoothly. This month; the release of VSG 108 is currently poised to be released perfectly on time this upcoming weekend; with every item in place save the Narrative. A belated 107 narrative should be released tomorrow, with the 108 narrative (a short one) being released with the missions on either Saturday or Sunday.

I’d like to thank Vaughan, Kaz, Gavin, Heavy, Ace Farlander, Adam Meiter, Mathow Bizegar, Davin Olar and Kane Redron for all of their hard work! You guys have really stepped up the quality of your work, and the speed at which that work is being completed. Thank you so very much for your contributions, and I can honestly say the Logistics Office is by far the most active and productive executive office in the RS. Thank you guys.

The Recruitment Office and Training Offices have been working on new techniques to attract and keep new members. Working closely with DaLe, the RO has been integrating techniques to teach new members the goings-on of the RS and get them situated in a timely fashion. The Training Office has been working diligently on integrating RS fiction with the training techniques and methods that bring forth lasting members to our fold.

VI. Zealot Operations

Zealot operations are coming off of their shore leave on Naboo; only to be thrust directly back into the galactic conflict raging in the Subterrel Sector. I can only imagine that their moods will change dramatically with the mission looming in front of them so ominously. On a personal note, I’d like to express my great pleasure at how Zealot Operations worked past all of the problems that had seemed to crop up under guidance from not only their CO, but members coming out of the woodwork to give solid input and contribute to the successful solution wrought forth. You guys have managed to integrate two completely polar parts of the RS and integrate them into a coherent unit that has had more cooperation and camaraderie than perhaps any other part of the RS.

VII. Promotions/Recognitions

Lieutenant Colonel Kirghy Lommax, step forward. For your tremendous dedication and work as VSG Commanding Officer, your unwavering loyalty, and your continuing ability to keep the fleet a successful working entity, I am pleased to promote you to the rank of full Colonel. Thank you for all of your work.

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Reagan, step forward. Though you’re new behind the reigns of the PBF; you’ve managed to take things in stride, settling into your new office very well. Aside from this, you continue to remain active in the ABG as a contributing member, bringing your own unique… spin… to everything that goes on. For your continued dedication and leadership; I am pleased to promote you to the rank of full Colonel. Thank you.
(Note: Because... I misread his profile, I can't promote Reags yet. Oops. :P Consider this to be on the 12th of November, congrats!)

Captain Sarriah, step forward. You continue to be an instrumental component in VF/RS relations, and you have not ceased to amaze me in the ABG. For your activity and willingness to step up to the plate where others would not; I hereby promote you to the rank of Major; congratulations.

Rear Admiral Joshua Hawkins, step forward. Your services as my XO have been tremendously helpful in recovering from everything that has passed over the past few months. For all of your help and assistance, throwing a medal at you seems like the least I can do. I hereby award you with the Kessel Cup; thank you for everything, and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.

COL Damon Lightwind, step forward. While on Semi-LOA, I am told that you have been tremendously active; doing MORE than your share as Recruitment Officer, as well as Primary Instructor for the academy. For this and much more that I am sure has escaped my ears, I hereby promote you to the rank of Brigadier General; congratulations.

COL Graxul StarWeaver, step forward. If only for your work as RSPA CO, you are more than qualified for this; and even then, you have managed to also bring forth your experience and assistance to the Training Office. You have been a tremendous asset to the RSPA and RS as a whole; thank you for all of your work. For this, I am pleased to promote you to the rank of Brigadier General.

Last but certainly not least, I’d like the entire RS Logistics Office to step forward. I can not believe the tremendous work that you have done over the past month to do what was set out to do… release the upcoming VSG 108 mission PRECISELY on time, and continue this trend into the future. ALL of you deserve a token of appreciation, so I am proud to award the following people a Merit Commendation for all of their work:

General David Vaughan
Captain Joak Drysso
Lieutenant Colonel Gavin Starseeker
Commander Olith Hesto
Major Jotheb Tahn
General David “Heavy” Pasiechnyk
Rear Admiral Himm El-Syna
Commander Kane “Kid” Dev Redron
Colonel Luren “DaLe” Ketan
Commodore Harley Quinn
Fleet Admiral Kaz Falcion

VIII. The Coming Month

The coming month presents interesting opportunities in all facets of the RS. From the RS-Wide Merit system finally coming to fruition, to the completion of the outlines for the remainder of the VSG tour, to the reintegration of the GDF into the mainstream RS storyline, and even assorted individual projects that seem to pop up from time to time, the RS is continuing to go through the dynamic changes and advances that have kept it fresh over these past few months. Personally, I intend to redouble my efforts to bring all of the projects that had been unfortunately left behind through their full course. Each project, each pilot, each mission all builds on the community that we’ve built here. I’m extremely proud of everything that has happened over the past two months, making me confident that the RS will be here for quite a long time. I’d like to thank all of you for your dedication, passion, and loyalty to the Rebel Squadrons. I know that this SotRS has been nearly nothing but me thanking people… but it really needed to be said. Each of you deserves more appreciation than I can possibly give. Good night, and have a happy Halloween.


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