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

ALWAYS ONWARD A MEMBER OF STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL

August 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 252, 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, Well I am off to Orlando for vacation this month. We don’t plan to see the mouse this time around but go to Universal and Legoland. If you missed last months social you missed a lot. We had a visit from a sister ship USS Dejah Thoris that is based in Hartselle, AL. Thank you, folks for coming to our little shindig. This month we plan to go bowling. I am not much into sports but bowling can be fun especially the way I bowl. Hope to see you there. If you have any topics of interest you would like to see in the newsletter send your articles or updates to cohephaestus@bellsouth.net. As always see you around the ship, Capt. MarkAdam Miller cohephaestus@bellsouth.net

XO Briefing The XO is on an Away Mission and was not able to provide a briefing at this time.

Pat Hicks booklady44@charter.net

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Ship’s Log July 14, .2012 – Social- Captain’s Cookout: If you missed this social you miss a lot. We had thirty people in attendance for this cookout which included crew members from the USS Dejah Thoris. I guess everyone was hungry. Several Star Trek Voyager episodes were watch and also San Diego Comic-Con on Spike. The Texas-Hold’em tournament was a well played game going up to 2,000/4,000 blinds. The winner was Mike Burtyk with Dennis Rayburn coming in second. We also played Dalmuti which was a close game that we had to play an eleventh round to break a tie between Brenda Miller and Roy Green. Brenda won the game and the $10 Barnes & Noble Gift certificate. Attendance: 30 people. Personnel Updates: No personal updates were sent in by press time. If you have anything accomplishments you would like to share with the group please email them to me at: cohephaestus@bellsouth.net.

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 We pay respects to the passing of Sally Ride. Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space. Her connection to Star Trek was her recruitment through the work Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) did for NASA. Ride received numerous awards, including the National Space Society's von Braun Award and the Lindbergh Eagle. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and the Astronaut Hall of Fame and was awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal twice. She was the only person to serve on both of the panels investigating shuttle accidents (those for the Challenger accident and the Columbia disaster). Two elementary schools in the United States are named after her: Sally K. Ride Elementary School in Woodlands, Texas, and Sally K. Ride Elementary School in Germantown, Maryland. This Anvil is dedicated to her for her inspiration in space exploration. If you were watching Royal Pains, July 25, 2012, weddings in Star Trek were discussed. They touched on all of the series. They had wrong information but it was interesting watching them geek out over Star Trek and Space exploration. If you are missing Brent Spiner (Data) then head over to ScyFy to catch him in Warehouse 13. He will be in the role of Brother Adrian, part of a religious order that protects certain relics that have bad side effects on the people who use them. Sir Patrick Stewart was seen carrying the Olympic torch on it’s relay through London before the opening of Friday’s Games. USS HEPHAESTUS

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Treasury Report September Description

Payments

Deposits

Beginning Balance

Balance $

148.00

Dalmutie prize from B&N

$

10.00

$

138.00

July Cookout

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50.00

$

88.00

Ending Balance

$

88.00

Away Team and Activity Schedule DATE Aug. 4, 2012 Aug. 10, 2012 Aug. 11 2012 Sept.1,, 2012 Sept.7, 2012 Sept. 8, 2012 Oct. 6, 2012, 2012 Oct. 12,, 2012 Oct. 13, 2012 Nov. 3, 2012, 2012 Nov. 9,, 2012 Nov. 10, 2012

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

LOCATION/ACTIVITY cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Burtyk’sHouse Bowling cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Paul Mohney’s House Mohney’s House – Movies cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Dennis Evans’ House Mohney’s House – Table Games cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Pete Mohney’s House Mohney’s House – Fall Feast

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

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STARFLEET RENEWAL REMINDERS

Gainer Carr Miller Family Youngblood-Yawn Mohney Family USS HEPHAESTUS

06/09/12 07/16/12 08/26/12 11/30/12 12/20/12

Potts Family Green Mangina Hicks family

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03/01/13 04/10/13 05/09/13 05/29/13

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Area Conventions August Star Wars Celebration August 23-26, 2012 – Orlando, FL – The ultimate fan experience – focused on a galaxy far, far away. The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors – there's something for everyone at Celebration. For more info visit their website: http://www.starwarscelebration.com. Dragon*Con August 31 – September 3, 2012 – Atlanta, GA – Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! Guests include: Burt Ward, Paul Wesley, Adam West, Patrick Stewart, Robert Picardo, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Bruce Boxleitner and Garrett Wang. For more info visit their website: http://www.dragoncon.org.

September Orlando Comic Expo September 23, 2012 – Orlando, FL – Over 75 Tables of Comics, Videos, Toys, Action Figures, Anime, Video Games, Star Wars, Artwork, Trading Cards & Fun! For more info visit their website: http://www.orlandocomicexpo.com. Klingon Feast September 28-30, 2012 – Daytona Beach, FL – This is a Science Fiction Star Trek weekend event by the fans for the fans. ... No dealers or guest stars – just fans being Klingon, games, contests and gathering for a Group Feast on Saturday Night. All species invited including HUMANS, Klingons play well with others....So come out to play. For more info visit their website: http://www.klingonfeast.com/Klingon_Feast_Florida.html.

October Geek Media Expo (GMX) October 26-28, 2012 – Nashville, TN – As a multi-fandom convention, GMX features over 20 Channels of programming content, including Art, Literature, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Comics, Digital and Tabletop Gaming, Science & Technology, Star Wars, Star Trek & British Fandom, Costuming & Props, and much, much more. GMX brings together veteran and on-the-rise celebrity and artistic talent in an interactive forum with a focus towards quality in content and production level. GMX also features destination events, topical discussion panels, workshops, vendors & artist exhibitions, contests and more! For more info visit their website: http://www.geekmediaexpo.com. FAN:Con Con October 27-28, 2012 – Pensacola, FL (University of West Florida Commons Building 22) – FAN:dom is a convention that covers over a variety of interests. It’s not just an anime or sci-fi convention. It’s both and more. Guests include: Quinton Flynn, Eric Stuart, Todd Haberkorn, Tiffany Grant and Jennie Breden. For more info visit their website: http://www.fandomcon.com.

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November Hurricane Who November 2-4, 2012 - Orlando, Florida – Hurricane Who is a fan-run group who organizes Doctor Who Events in the Orlando, Florida area. Our third full-weekend convention, Hurricane Who: Category Three, is taking place November 2nd through 4th, 2012 at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World. While our focus is primarily Doctor Who and British Science Fiction, we welcome Guests and Speakers from all areas of Science Fiction fandom. http://www.hurricanewho.com.

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

Alabama Phoenix Festival http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com

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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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