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

ALWAYS ONWARD A MEMBER OF STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL

May 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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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 249, 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, Alabama Phoenix Festival is this month. I am looking forward to this with great excitement. .This convention should be like no other because it is lead by two aerospace engineers, Steve Charleson and Tim Stacks. They are great fans of Science Fiction and with their degrees I think they will bring a science-based approach that will enthrall a lot of people. All manner of Science Fiction and Graphic novels will be discussed at this convention. If you are not at this convention then you will be missing the start of something that will be big in Alabama. If you have any topics of interest you would like to see in the newsletter send your articles or updates to cohephaestus@bellsouth.net. See you around the ship. Capt. MarkAdam Miller cohephaestus@bellsouth.net

XO Briefing I’ve been away from the office recently and I do apologize for that. I’ve been out of town, plus the change in our calendar of events kind of confused me. You see, I’m a creature of habit, and I had to establish a new habit. But I’m back in the groove now. I did attend the Spring Cookout in April. Attendance was light, but we enjoyed ourselves playing games and watching Star Trek on TV. No news to report except our next major social will be the Captain’s Cookout in July. It will, of course, take place at the Mohneys’. Stay tuned for more news about the details later. That’s it for this month folks. See you next month. Pat Hicks

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Ship’s Log April 14, 2012 – Social: We had a fun time at the spring cookout. As always a lot of food was eaten. We watched Star Trek and several other Science Fiction movies. The quarterly Texas Hold’em Poker game was played with Brenda Miller putting everyone out (but not all in one hand). Dalmuti was also played with MarkAdam Miller, the C.O., winning that game. Attendance: 9 people. Personnel Updates: Nothing was reported at this time. If you have anything you would like to share with the group of your accomplishments please email the to me at:. cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Updates: The May meeting was moved because of scheduling conflicts. Alabama Phoenix Festival is at the end of the month so plan to be there.

Starfleet Marine Corps Greetings, We are looking for new Marines to join the unit from the USS Hephaestus. BGen Neil Yawn, OIC 1 BN, 2BDE, OIC 654 MSG

Star Trek News Principle Photography has wrapped for the next sequel in the Star Trek Movies. Movie is scheduled to release on May 17, 2013. Benedict Cumberbatch, the villain in the up coming Star Trek movie, was voted as the “Sun’s Sexiest Man”. The Sun is one of England’s major newspapers. Mr. Cumberbatch may be better known for the film “Tinker, Tailor, Soilder, Spy” or as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC television program “Sherlock.” British artist Dave Merrell, a master of the modern retro-futurism style has created a fight poster of Gorn Vs. Kirk(see front cover).the art piece is on 100-percent cotton 310gsm textured fine-art paper, the unframed piece measures 13x19 inches. Only 95 pieces will be available worldwide, and each has been hand numbered and hand signed by Merrell. Iron Gut Publishing will ship all over the globe. Wil Wheaton is on Eureka as a recurring character Dr. Isaac Parrish. He is still giving Fargo trouble as always. Catch Eureka Monday 8PM(CST) on the ScyFY Channel. USS HEPHAESTUS

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Treasury Report September Description

Payments

Deposits

Beginning Balance

Balance $

168.00

Prize from Walmart

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10.00

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158.00

Food for Cookout

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10.00

$

148.00

$

148.00

Ending Balance

Away Team and Activity Schedule DATE May 4, 2012 May 18 2012 May. 19 2012 May 25-27,2012 June 1, 2012 June 8, 2012 June 9, 2012 July 7, 2012 July 13, 2012 July 14, 2012 Aug. 4, 2012 Aug. 10, 2012 Aug. 11 2012

EVENT/TIME Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm Alabama Phoenix Festival Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm

LOCATION/ACTIVITY cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Potts’ House Mohney’s House – Movies Cahaba Grand Conference Center cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Miller’s House Mohney’s House – Table Games cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Mohney’s House Mohney’s House – Summer Cookout cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Burtyk’sHouse Mohney’s House – Video Trivia

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

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STARFLEET RENEWAL REMINDERS

Mangina Hicks family Gainer Carr Miller Family

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04/18/12 05/28/12 06/09/12 07/16/12 08/26/12

Youngblood-Yawn Mohney Family Potts Family Green

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11/30/12 12/20/12 03/01/12 04/10/12

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Area Conventions 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.

June Creation Star Trek June 9-10, 2012 – Nashville, TN – Avery Brooks, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton plus many more Star Trek Stars. This is the last Creation convention in Nashville area. http://www.creationent.com/cal/st_nashville.html

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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