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

ALWAYS ONWARD A MEMBER OF STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL

November 2013


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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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Starfleet Renewal Reminders

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Away Team and Activity Schedule

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Star Trek News

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Reviews

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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 266, 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 November is the e month when we start to think about what we are thankful for. To start off I am thankful for my loving wife. Brenda has made me a better person because of the love that she has shown me. I am thankful for all the friends I have made through the Hephaestus and Starfleet in general. The Hephaestus is made up of people who have a caring heart and a drive for a better tomorrow which Star Trek has always been about. Happy Thanksgiving! For next month I am looking for people to submit t some unusual thing you have on your Christmas list either this year or in years past. Lists or pictures would be great to print in the Anvil. I will also like reviews of TV shows, Movies or conventions. If you have a news story or a fictional story you would like to share then please send it to me to put in the Anvil. As always see you around the ship, Capt. MarkAdam Miller cohephaestus@bellsouth.net

XO Briefing Wow! It’s November already! Have you seen all the beautiful colors on the trees? Mother Nature has been very busy. Enjoy it now, because it doesn’t last long. I have just a couple of items of ship’s business. First, as a friendly reminder, take a few minutes to look through this issue of the Anvil. Check the Away Team and Activity schedule for important activities and their dates and Starfleet Renewal Reminders notes for you when your subscription expires. Star Trek News and Area Conventions give news of the Star Trek universe. The second item is the Fall Feast coming up on Saturday, November 9. It starts at 2:00 pm. Pete provides the turkey, and snacks and drinks are also provided. One change this year - it will be at the Potts’ this year. So make plans to attend. W ell, that’s all this time. Pat Hicks booklady44@charter.net

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Ship’s Log October 12, 2013 Social The social was held at the Mohney’s home. We had pizza for any one who wanted to donate for it. We also played “The Bang Big Theory Clue” game again. The object of the game is to fine out who damaged what item of Sheldon’s and in what room. This time, with a suggestion of crewmen Donald Arnold, we had someone who was not playing to look at the case file to make sure it was properly set right. It was a hard fought game and your fearless Captain won by the luck of the role. Attendance: 10 people. Personnel Updates: If you have any news or accomplishments you would like to share with the group please email them to me at: cohephaestus@bellsouth.net. Also your personal updates can give your Captain added info to help get you recognition and an award at summit for your accomplishments.

Starfleet Marine Corps Greetings,

Unit activities: MGen Yawn and wife Lt Youngblood-Yawn visited the Florida State park Grayton Beach where they tent camped for several days. MGen Yawn preformed 18 hours in voluntary service for the Brookside Fire Rescue Service. The 654th MSG is looking for members. There is a completely different set of Academy schools for those trying to get the Boothby awards. There is no pressure in joining. There are two categories: Active which means all ranks will be Marine ranks, and Reserve which mean you stay primary Fleet and only use Marine ranks when doing marine stuff. Contact Major General Neil Yawn if you are interested or have questions. Looking to boost your Boothby Awards? The Starfleet Marines Academy may be your answer. Check out what SFMC Academy has for you.

Major General Neil Yawn, OIC 1 BN, 2BDE, OIC 654 MSG

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Treasury Report September Description

Payments

Deposits

Balance

Beginning Balance

$

102.47

Ending Balance

$

102.74

STARFLEET RENEWAL REMINDERS Carr DeGruy Youngblood-Yawn Potts Family Mohney Family Green

08/11/13 08/24/13 11/30/13 03/05/14 03/08/14 04/26/14

Mangina Hicks family Lindsay Miller Family Robinson

05/10/14 05/29/14 06/18/14 08/26/14 09/15/14

Away Team and Activity Schedule DATE Nov.2, 2013 Nov 8, 2013 Nov.9,2013 Dec.7, 2013 Dec.13, 2013 Dec.14,2013 Jan. 4, 2014 Jan. 10, 2014 Jan.11,2014 Jan. 4, 2014 Jan. 10, 2014 Jan.11,2014

EVENT/TIME Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 2 pm 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 TBA Pott’s House (Note the Change) cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Evan’s House Mohney’s House cohephaestus@bellsouth.net TBA Mohney’s House cohephaestus@bellsouth.net TBA Mohney’s House

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

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Star Trek News Captain Kirk to report to the U.S.S. Zumwalt No it is not Captain James T. Kirk but Captain James A. Kirk who will helm the newest Navy Destroyer. Captain Kirk is from Bethesda, Maryland and was commissioned at the Navel Academy in 1990. The U.S.S. Zumwalt is the Navy’s newest and largest Destroyer. It comes with the newest technology which enables it to mitigate minefields, target submarines, and assault shores with a barrage of low altitude radar-evading missiles, artillery guns, and one day maybe even a magnetic railgun. Congratulations Captain James Kirk. (treknews.net) Star Trek Commercials It seems that Star Trek is a new way to sell products. Star Trek has been seen popping up in Twizzler, Xbox One and Samsun Smartwatch commercial. Also you can see James Earl Jones (voice of Darth Vader), Malcolm McDowell (Star Trek: Generations) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury from Avengers) in commercials I think the nerds are finally making a mark - we are a power to be recon with. (Did I miss something? You have an interesting news item from Star Trek? Then send me your suggestions and articles at cohephaestus@bellsouth.net)

Reviews Tomorrow People ***** (Warning there may be spoilers) ***** I have been watching the CW’s new program the Tomorrow People. It is about a group of people who are the next step in evolution for the human race. They have the power of the three T’s, Telepathy, Telekinesis and Teleportation. There is a hint of a fourth T in that one of the characters has the power to distort Time. This is a remake of a British television program with some similarities and some differences. The main point of the program is the Tomorrow People are fighting against an organization called Ultra that is trying to exterminate the Tomorrow People because Ultra sees them as a threat to normal people. The Tomorrow People have one problem in that they can not kill. This has been a good set up so far in the program and I am looking forward to seeing how it continues. The only problem I am having with the program is that as I see it the Tomorrow People are losing all the time. For every step they make forward they are sent two steps back. I would like to see, at least once, Ultra getting a bloody nose but right now the Tomorrow People are in defense mode. USS HEPHAESTUS

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Area Conventions JANUARY January 11-12 -- Brick Fair -- Birmingham, Alabama LEGO models, displays and winding trains sprawled out over 58,000 square feet. BrickFair brings together adult fans of LEGO from across the USA (and Canada, and a few other countries) to show off their projects, great and small, and to share their passion for LEGO - the most awesome toy – EVER. http://www.brickfair.com/ January 30-February 2 -- Game Fest 23 -- Atlanta, Georgia The Atlanta Game Fest is a chance for boardgame fans from across the Southeast to gather for four days of fun and games. There will be hundreds of the world's best boardgames available for play as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules. http://www.atlantagamefest.com/

FEBUARY February 21-23, 2014 -- Pensacon -- Pensacola, FL Seeking to be an all inclusive convention for the fan community, Pensacon will incorporate many genres - SciFi, Fantasy, Horror, Comics, Anime, Gaming and more! Guests include Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch, Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, Ernie Hudson. http://pensacon.com/

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IS PROUD TO SUPPORT STARFLEET Please use us for all Your Trek Fantasy Comic & Gaming Needs!!! (205) 978-0600 www.kingdomcomics.net

Alabama Phoenix Festival May 30 – June 1, 2014 http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com USS HEPHAESTUS

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USS HEPHAESTUS COMMAND STRUCTURE COMMAND STAFF

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

MarkAdam Miller, Captain – Commanding Officer Pat Hicks, Fleet Captain – 1st Officer Brenda Miller, Lt Cmdr – 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, Major 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 Diedra Robinson, Crewmen Haley Youngblood, Crewmen

CADET TRAINING Matthew Potts, Petty Officer Katrina Mohney, Cadet Crewman Tara Mohney, Cadet Athena Youngblood, Cadet

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