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THE ANVIL U.S.S. Hephaestus: NCC-2004

ALWAYS ONWARD A MEMBER OF STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL

March 2012


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INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the Ready Room

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XO Briefing

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Ship’s Log

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Starfleet Marine Corps

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Star Trek News

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Treasury Report

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Away Team and Activity Schedule

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Starfleet Renewal Reminders

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Area Conventions

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Command Structure

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HEPHAESTUS is the Greek name for the Roman god of the forge, Vulcan. Birmingham has the world’s largest iron statue, that of the Roman god, Vulcan. We named our Starfleet chapter the Hephaestus to give us ties to our city and to Star Trek, which has had its own Vulcan since 1966. Hephaestus forged armor and weapons for the gods. We create our own “armor and weapons” here, in our newsletter, so it is called The Anvil.

WEB LINKS Starfleet www.sfi.org Region 2 www.region2.org USS Hephaestus www.usssheph.org

Editor

MarkAdam Miller

Layout, Graphics and Publishing

Brenda A. Miller

Marine Reporting

Neil Yawn

Treasury Reporting

MarkAdam Miller

The Anvil, Issue 247, is the monthly newsletter of the USS Hephaestus, NCC-2004, of Starfleet, The International Star Trek Fan Association. All terms and phrases from Star Trek are owned by Paramount Pictures Corporation, a division of Paramount Communications and all rights are reserved.


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F r o m t h e R ea d y R o o m Greetings, This month starts the new social schedule. We have done away with the business meeting to focus more on the social event. The social event is now scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of the month. We are looking for ideas on what kind of things we might do and what might fit schedules better so that we may appeal to a wider range of people. Please remember to put on your schedule the Alabama Phoenix Festival at the end May. A lot of great guest are planned and looks to be a lot of fun. If you have an interesting article, movie or game review or a short story you would like to see in print please email it to the email address below so I can put it in the next anvil. Short stories may be spread out over several Anvils if to long for a single issue. Capt. MarkAdam Miller cohephaestus@bellsouth.net

XO Briefing The Executive Office was on an away mission and was not able to report for this issue.

Pat Hicks

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Ship’s Log Feb. 18, 2012 – Social: The social was a game night and Danny Potts brought a new game. The new game was Star Trek Heroclix. Even thought the game is a 2 to 4 player game 6 people played. The winner was Danny but that was because of some good rolls of the dice and not because it was his game. Attendance: 11 people. Personnel Updates: No personal updates were given to me at this time. Opportunities: I am the head of the Trek Track for Alabama Phoenix Festival. They are looking for volunteers to help with the festival. If you want to help you can go to this link and click on volunteers. http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com/index.html Rules for Volunteers • • • • •

All volunteers are expected to be helpful and courteous to APF attendees and guests. All Volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours. This can include set-up and takedown time. (More than 16 hours is appreciated and earns you Phoenix Feather points.) All volunteers are expected to attend 1 of the 3 volunteer meetings that will be held prior to the 2012 event. See this page of the website for dates, times and locations. As a volunteer who survives the event and follows the above rules, you will be fed and clothed (at least for the weekend) and most importantly you will be eligible to be work at future APF events. There is a one-time staff registration fee of $10.

All volunteer forms will be subject to approval. If you pre-register and are then later called to be a volunteer, don't worry. We will refund your registration cost or transfer it to another person. If you want to help with the Star Trek Track, a Star Trek uniform would be a great help.

Starfleet Marine Corps Greetings, The new Commandant's Challenge is to donate food to your local food banks. This is a challenge to all SFMC personnel and is reported on the unit reports. The OIC of the 2 BDE BGen Oliver Savander has advised that Neil Yawn has been promoted to Major General. 1 BN (Alabama) has had a few changes: The 640th MSG (Montgomery) was deactivated. The 646th MSG (Hartsel) was activated. The 5th BN now has a unit which is stationed in Cuba. We are looking for new Marines to join the unit from the USS Hephaestus. BGen Neil Yawn, OIC 1 BN, 2BDE, OIC 654 MSG USS HEPHAESTUS

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Star Trek News

• Leonard Nimoy is scheduled to do a voice over of Spock on The Big Bang Theory on March 29. Spock a hero of the Character Sheldon will speak to Sheldon in a dream sequence. Mr. Nimoy has been at the top of the list for guest stars because of Sheldon character. Loenard Nimoy has been doing several voiceovers in “Transformers: The Dark side of the Moon” and “Land of the Lost”. • The next Star Trek movie is attentively set for 2013. Chris Pine and Zachary Quintino are set to come back as is J.J.Abrams to direct. Benedict Cumberbatch is set to be the villain. Cumberbatch is known for playing the master detective in an updated BBC version “Sherlock”. Leaked set photos can be found on the web. • William Shatner is going around the talk show circuit promoting his one-man show “Shatner’s Wold” on Broadway. This show has been done in Australia and Canada. On The View, Shatner said he had to make some adjustments to the show to “bring it to a higher standard” for Braodway. • George Takei was on NBC “Celebrity Apprentice.” [SPOILER ALERT] He was fired on the Sunday March 4 episode. His team, “Unanimous,” failed on the previous weeks challenge and Mr. Takei took full responsibility for the flaws in the project since he was Project Manager. I feel that Mr. Takei taking responsibility just shows what a great Captain he is. Way to go George.

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Treasury Report September Description

Payments

Deposits

Beginning Balance

Balance $

168.00

$

168.00

No charges Ending Balance

Away Team and Activity Schedule DATE Mar. 2, 2012 Mar 10, 2012 Mar 16, 2012 Mar,16-18,2012 April. 6, 2012 April 13, 2012 April. 14, 2012 May 4, 2012 May 11 2012 May. 12 2012 June 1, 2012 June 8, 2012 June 9, 2012

EVENT/TIME Anvil Deadline Social – 7 pm Poker – 7 pm Summit Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 2 pm Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm

LOCATION/ACTIVITY cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Mohney’s House – Video Trivia Evan’s House Hammond, Louisiana cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Mohney’s House Mohney’s House – Spring Cookout cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Miller’s House Mohney’s House – Movies cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Pott’s House Mohney’s House – Table Games

ALL EVENTS AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PLEASE REFER TO THIS SECTION FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION

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STARFLEET RENEWAL REMINDERS

Potts Family Green Mangina Hicks family Gainer

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02/20/12 03/18/12 04/18/12 05/28/12 06/09/12

Carr Miller Family Youngblood-Yawn Mohney Family

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07/16/12 08/26/12 11/30/12 12/20/12

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Area Conventions March Kamping Kon 2012 March 3, 2012: Cochran, Georgia - Come join us for a day (or two) of games, food, spirits, and escapades http://www.kampingkon.org/

Region 2/3 Joint Summit March 16-18, 2012: Hammond, Louisiana – Region 2 is joining Region 3 in a joint summit at the Quality Inn & Conference Center. The Mayan's predicted the end of the world in 2012, but Region's 2 & 3 laugh in their face and defy the odds. The two Regions are banding together to celebrate life and Star Trek in an event to end all events - http://www.region3.org/summit/

Coast Con 35 March 16-18, 2012: Biloxi, Mississippi – Guest Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman, Warehouse 13) & Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5) - http://www.coastcon.org/

Sukoshicon 2012 March 30 –April 1, 2012: Birmingham, AL – Anime convention - http://sukoshicon.com/bham/location.html

April TrexTrax 2012 April 20-22, 2012: Atlanta, Georgia - The New Star Trek Convention dedicated to Star Trek in all its various forms and its fans in all their various forms - http://trektrax.org

May Mobicon XV May 18-20, 2012: Mobile, AL - Ethan Phillips is going to be a guest - http://www.mobicon.org/Default.aspx

Alabama Phoenix Festival May 25-27, 2012: Birmingham, AL - The Alabama Phoenix Festival is a celebration that spans the realms of creativity and imagination and shows how the impossible is possible for us all! The Festival invites all ages from 1 to 909 years of age to come together and celebrate The Arts, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming and all interests from every quarter of the universe! There is something for everyone! The fantasies and dreams of today lead to the realities of tomorrow and Alabama Phoenix Festival is here to support that in our community! http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com/

Timegate 2012 May 25-27, 2012: Atlanta, GA - TimeGate is an annual science fiction / fantasy convention that focuses on Doctor Who and Stargate but also includes programming on a wide range of other sci-fi / fantasy interests. So if you're into Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Doctor Who, Torchwood or The Sarah Jane Adventures—or you're excited about the new show Stargate Universe - this is the convention for you! But if not, we'll also have Star Trek, Battlestar, literary, horror and comics programming too, along with many other topics. In 2012, we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Star Wars and the franchise that that film launched.

If you have information about up coming conventions or events that you would like to have published please send info to cohephaestus@bellsouth.net

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USS HEPHAESTUS COMMAND STRUCTURE COMMAND STAFF

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

MarkAdam Miller, Captain – Commanding Officer Pat Hicks, Fleet Captain – 1st Officer Dennis Evans, Fleet Captain – Second Officer

SueEllen Mohney, Captain Denby Potts, Rear Admiral Danny Potts, Rear Admiral

SCIENCES

NAVIGATION

Roy Green, Brigadier, SFMC – Archaeology and Anthropology

Pete Mohney, Admiral

COMPUTER SCIENCES

ENGINEERING

Danny Potts, Rear Admiral

Flo Hurst, Commander

COMMUNICATIONS

SECURITY

Brenda A. Miller, Lt Cmdr Pat Simmons, Lt Cmdr Melissa Boartfield, Crewman

Roy Green, Brigadier– Security Intelligence, Chief

OPERATIONS

MARINES

SueEllen Mohney, Captain – Chief of Operations and Counselor Shelia Benton, Lt Col – Stampede Coordinator, SFMC Brenda A. Miller, Lt Cmdr – Ships Stores Officer and Secretary Lynnette Yawn, Lt. – Ships Galley Officer

Neil Yawn, Brigadier General, SFMC Roy Green, Brigadier ,SFMC Shelia Benton, Lt Col

MEDICAL

UNASSIGNED CREW AND CIVILIANS

Shelia Benton, Lt Commander – Chief Medical Officer, SFMD

Gloria Greening, Lt Nicholas Mohney, Ensign Edward deGruy, Lt Cmdr Renee Gainer, Lt JG

CADET TRAINING Haley Youngblood, Cadet Apparent Matthew Potts, Crewman Katrina Mohney, Cadet Crewman Tara Mohney, Cadet Athena Youngblood, Cadet

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