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Message from the CO - COMMODORE JOHN YELVERTON

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YouTube is a wonderful tool. Information is readily available in bite sized chunks to alleviate even the most modest of intellectual itches. One of my favorite YouTube channels is Vintage Space. The host, Amy Shira Teitel goes through and answers questions about NASA space missions that you probably never even considered. Examples include: what is the Gimbal lock they keep talking about on Apollo 13, why the gold foil on the bottom of Gemini space crafts, and how did Apollo astronauts sleep on the moon.

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By far the most amazing video she's done is the one that asks the question, why you can't see stars in the photographs from the moon. Spoilers: this comes from the fact that the whole purpose of the photos was to take pictures of the moon (that's why we went there in the first place). Since the cameras were film cameras, they had to decide to figure out how much exposure to give the film in order to take clear pictures of the moon's surface. Since the moon was so much brighter than the background, the film exposure was held to a minimum which precluded the light from the stars being able to be imprinted onto the film. However, the video does show one photo from Apollo 16 where they did leave the exposure open long enough to capture the stars, which then immediately lets you know that they made the right decision. Pretty cool, huh?

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If you enjoy that, I hope you check out the channel (Scott, in one video she builds the Saturn V rocket from LEGOS), and may you keep on Trekkin' into 2018.

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Note for your editor: In December, John & Mariana welcomed their second child & our newest cadet, a beautiful baby girl named Robin into the world. Here are a few pictures of this beautiful family! Congratulations!


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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COMMLINK - TABLE OF CONTENTS 1—2 3 4 5—15 16

Message from the CO Table of Contents Editor’s Hail Meeting and Event Pictures Fred Haise And/Or Infinity Science Center News 17-18 XO Report 19-31 Departmental Reports 32-39 More News & Upcoming Meetings & Events - Birthdays

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Captain - John Yelverton 1st Officer - Ryan Case Editor-in-Chief - Barbara Allen Chief of Security - Joe Keenan Article Submission Deadline: 10th Day of Publication Month Publication Date: Quarterly THE COMMLINK is the newsletter of the U.S.S. Haise. Opinions expressed herein are strictly the opinions of the U.S.S. Haise. Star Trek, TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise are registered trademarks of Paramount Pictures Corporation (a division of Paramount Communications), Viacom, Inc., and/or the Estate of Gene Roddenberry. All

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rights thereto are reserved by them or by their respective licensees. Our use of these trademarks is intended to be for a “fair use” only as permitted by applicable law, and no claim of ownership or infringement is intended or implied. This publication and this fan organization are both “not-for-profit.”

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Special “Thank You” to XO Ryan Case for his awesome help with the newsletter.

By the time you receive this newsletter it will be 2018. HAPPY NEW YEAR! May God bless you and yours in the new year. We’ve all had a busy holiday season over the last three months. Hope everyone had a fun Halloween, a blessed Thanksgiving, and a very Merry Christmas! We enjoyed giving out candy at our house on Halloween and seeing all the kids dressed up so cute! We enjoyed being with family at Thanksgiving & Christmas. I hated to miss the Haise Christmas Party and Dirty Santa so much, but had to go the Michelle’s to take care of the iguanas so she and James could take a vacation before Christmas! We ended up staying two weeks at their house. On December 8, we awoke in awe at the beauty of several inches of snow on the ground & it was not predicted for our area. I felt as though we had Christmas on that day because it felt and looked like it. We, of course, took lots of pictures as you can see! It’s the most snow that our area has had in about 22 years. Just had to get out in it, walk in it, and touch the snow! Glenn & I felt like kids again! lol


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Saturday, October 21 - Meeting/Annual Costume Party Broadmeadow United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4419 Broadmeadow Drive, Jackson, MS - 6:30 pm

An interesting costumed group assembled for a night of great food, games and movies.

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Above Left: Men In Black aka Bradley & Mark Below Left: Kung Fu Panda aka Jason Young

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You all look so awesome! We had a short meeting with a reminder of a baby shower for Mariana Yelverton at the November meeting.

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We played the Star Trek Trivial Pursuit game! 1st round was won by Jason Young. 2nd round was won by Ryan Case. We also played several other games before watching our selected movies for the evening:

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TAS - The Survivor plus Hokey Horror Movie - The Wasp Woman

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We all had a great time! We have so much fun at our costume parties. Remember, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too early to start planning that costume for next year!

Above Right: Bill Downes was pipped as Ensign by CO John Yelverton. Congratulations! Below Right: Clarence Winter was pipped as Ensign by CO John Yelverton. Congratulations & Welcome Back! So glad you are feeling better!


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Thanks so much for the Case’s for providing their home for the meeting tonight and ordering the pizza which everyone enjoyed so much. Each member was asked to donate $5 for pizza tonight. Door prizes were won by: Joan Mize, Clark Yelverton, & Ann Case. Reminders: Movie Night at John’s home on December 1st. Book Club meeting December 5th. Christmas Party/ Meeting at Clay’s home on December 16th and bring dirty Santa gift value of $20. Movie Night for Star Wars is December 19th. EC meeting will take place in January 2018 for scheduling meetings and events for 2018. We had our XO vote of confidence tonight. Congratulations to Ryan Case! Pictures were taken with Toys for Tots donations. We also had a Baby Shower for Mariana Yelverton who is due in December! Lastly, we watched our episode for the evening: Star Trek Deep Space 9 - Dax.


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Just then Worf said, "Captain -- a Klingon Prey Bird! Its hull has been damaged -- it's uncloaking, sir." "On screen," said Picard, as the Klingon ship hailed: "Federation vessel, our Life Support systems have failed!

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Twas the night before Christmas on the Enterprise-D, On a routine short hop to Starbase 03, With Data on duty in the command chair, At Warp 6, the Enterprise soon would be there. Just for something to do while the other crew slept, He scanned where historical records were kept -And with a blink of his eye and a cock of his head, "Intriguing! Tomorrow is Christmas!" he said. But no one was stirring, and he sought to find why, And so he buzzed Geordi, who awoke with a sigh: "Christmas? It's only an old holiday -Now just let me get back to sleep, okay?" "But is to wish Merry Christmas not human to do?" And so Data wished it -- to the whole ship and crew. Everyone on the Enterprise awoke from this clatter -Picard rushed to the bridge to see what was the matter.

A strange ship attacked us, inflicting the (though naturally, of course, we'd fired on it first)."

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The Klingons beamed over, and the senior staff met, To try and determine the source of the threat. Said Picard, "Mister Data, an assignment for you: Give all of these Klingons something to do! They think it's the Romulans we should look for, Get them all off the bridge, before there's a war!" So Data departed, while the rest of the crew Wondered: Romulans? Ferengi? If not them, then who? Said Worf, "Sir -- disturbance on Holodeck Three!" The entire bridge crew ran down there to see. Roared Picard, "Mister Data, what the devil is this!!" "Sir, I have taught the Klingons how to celebrate Christmas." And so there they were -- on holodecks 3, 4 and 5 With synthohol, singing and Rokeg Blood Pie! Soon the Big E was rocking with holiday cheer Friend, foe, and family came from both far and near.


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The Romulans showed up with some Romulan Ale, The Ferengi brought goodies for free -- not for sale! But a strange ship was coming, the captain was told, With one crew member only, and a huge cargo hold. Said the Klingons, "It's the strange ship that fought us -attack!"

Saturday, December 16 - 6:30 pm at the Yelverton’s home in Pearl, MS. Originally scheduled to be at Clay’s home but canceled due to the illness of his mother. Thanks so much to the Yelverton’s for sharing their home at the last minute. The food was wonderful, so much fun with Dirty Santa, and then we watched the Star Trek episode: Star Trek Enterprise - Breaking the Ice.

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Said Picard, "On Christmas? -- Mister Worf, just hold back." An d t hen as the s hip c am e in to view, Onscreen came its captain -- none other than Q!

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He wore a white beard and a suit of deep red... "Joyeux Noel, mon captain," was what Santa Q said. "Tell those Klingons next time to not go so berserk. You need good defense systems in this line of work. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be warping away... Did you think anyone else could do this job in one day?"

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"I'm sensing emotion," said Counselor Troi, "Peace in the galaxy, Good Will and Joy." And they stood on the bridge and watched Q take flight, shouting, "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!"


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USS Haise: Star Trek Fan Association Team BENEFITING: Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi EVENT: Jackson Mississippi's Walk for Diabetes 2017 EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2017 THE STORY:

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The Haise raised at least $655 last year. Let's see if we can buy 15-16 Levemir pens or 100 glucose meters this year for $1000 This is a very important cause to me because I have seen too many people having to choose between paying their mortgage and keeping themselves (or their child) alive in Mississippi. Until there is national health care, there has to be the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi to keep people healthy or just alive. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bethany Thielman The Jackson, Mississippi Walk was held at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. (Watkins Drive Exit off I-220.) The 2017 Mississippi's Walk for Diabetes theme was Mardi Gras! Be in the krewe of an elderly lady who cannot afford her medications or throw some coin toward a newly diagnosed child who can attend diabetes camp through your generosity. Registration began after family devotions at 1:00 p.m. The walk began at 2:00 followed by Lunch at the Finish. Everyone was encouraged to come in costume or your team walk shirt, costume your well-behaved dogs, and decorate strollers/wagons as floats. The USS Haise Team provided canine watering stations at the sight. Crew Members also created balloon animals, flowers, and swords for the kids to enjoy. Bethany Theilman was in charge of the Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tent.


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This was our final movie night of 2017. The following movies were to choose from and each was an inspiration for Star Trek! Captain Horatio Hornblower (Gregory Peck) [Capt. Kirk] The Fly (Vincent Price) [Transporters]

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Forbidden Planet (Leslie Nielsen) [Starfleet] Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Adam West) [Alien Landscapes] Queen of Outer Space (Zsa Zsa Gabor) [Uniforms]

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Tuesday, December 19 - 7:15 pm showing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Cinemark Tinseltown Theater, Pearl, MS

A few of our crew members gathered together to watch another amazing saga of Star Wars.

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“Yes, the latest “Star Wars” installment is here, and, lo, it is a satisfying, at times transporting entertainment. Remarkably, it has visual wit and a human touch, no small achievement for a seemingly indestructible machine that revved up 40 years ago and shows no signs of sputtering out (ever).”

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OCTOBER 2017


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Message from XO - Commodore Ryan Case

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Greetings Crew!

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I always love our meetings in the fourth quarter of the year - between the Costume Party, the meeting at our house, and the Christmas meeting... what could be better!? In the middle of all of that fun, Mississippi had a magical 3" snow day! Getting to take Kahlan and Ann out in the snow is a rare gift and I'm glad to have gotten it. I grew up with 2-3 months of "snowy weather" in Virginia so it was fantastic to re-experience at least a small bit of it, myself.

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For Region news, the only "major" news worth reporting is that we have the Region 2 Summit coming up March 9-11 in Madison, Alabama. If you have any interest in seeing how Ryan Case interacts outside of his home ship, this would be the place to experience it. I love the Haise but some of the ships in our Region are a blast. If you'd like to attend, here's the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starfleet-region-2summit-2018-tickets-39270749870

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My Flag Officer of the Year award


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In Fleet news, there's some unfortunate news that I have to report effective January 1st, Robert Westfall stepped down as Commander, Starfleet due to unforeseen physical ailments that have become more distraction than is fair to his position in Fleet. As such, the former VCS, Dan Toole, has stepped into the position and is currently awaiting confirmation of his pick for VCS. I have faith that Dan has great ideas that he can achieve in what remains of this CS term and I wish him and his team well. On and Ever Upward!


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Thanks to all who participated and/or contributed to our 3rd philanthropy project of the year, the Diabetes Walk on Oct. 1st. We once again sponsored canine watering stations at the sight and created balloon animals, flowers and swords for the kids. )

October was also the Mississippi State Fair month of which I participated as a kid once again. I took 16-year-old Ethan and we had a blast! I even rode the spinning rides (remember, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 58!) where the floor drops out from under you. I did really well until after the 3rd spinning ride where I had to tell Ethan that I needed about 5 minutes to recover on a nearby bench. I was good after that. He does make me feel young again. We enjoyed the famous fair food, games, car show, air brush t-shirt and up close with animals. Ethan is holding a prairie dog here (see picture on left), his first ever to see one. On another day, I met our very own Mark Young to see the Temptations in concert. That was awesome! Our Masquerade Party was held on Oct. 21st at Broadmeadow Methodist Church. Thank you, Scott for providing this great venue! We enjoyed great food, a costume contest, games and videos.

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Our Anti-Turkey Party/baby shower was Nov. 11th at the Caseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where we finished off our 4th and final philanthropy project of the year, Toys for Tots. Thanks to all who donated to help give kids a great Christmas!


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Our 4th Movie Night was Dec. 1st at the Yelverton’s where we assimilated (I mean, acquired) another Haise member! Congratulations, Ethan!!! We love to have you join our crew and family. It’s kind of neat that one of your teachers is already a member here. We are everywhere!

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Our Christmas Party on Dec. 16th had to be moved at the last minute from my home to the Yelverton’s (thanks John for your understanding and hospitality) due to my mom’s health. She had to be taken to St. Dominic’s emergency room, then ICU for internal bleeding probably due to a new blood thinner she had just started due to a new-found heart fib. She’s now at a rehab center trying to get strength back. So I basically have missed Christmas. My life has changed as I spend most of my free time with her. She still needs prayers! The only bright spot of Christmas for me this year was giving Ethan a “bang-out” Christmas. It’s truly better to give than receive! I enjoyed doing that as much or more than he did. With his mom’s permission, I spoiled him! Oh, he did appreciate it saying, “Clay, that was amazing!” which made my day. That’s what I was hoping for. I’ve been enjoying Star Trek Discovery on CBS All Access. I know some of us have missed it. I’m willing to host other times for anyone who wants to get “caught up”. Just get with me if you would like to see Discovery and can’t. With internet TV, we can view any of the broadcasted episodes at any time. If you want to know what “spore drive” is or “Black Alert”, let’s schedule a time.

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Save the date, April 21st for Walk MS if we again select this as one of our philanthropy projects this year. I hope so as teams like us are a powerful force in changing the lives of everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Looking forward to spending another great year with you all!


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ENGINEERING Message from Chief of Engineering - Admiral Bethany Theilman

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Two Thirds of the way thru the Mississippi Diabetes Walk season, I attended the Haise Halloween Party but had to leave early to make the walk the next day. Made the pizza party in November and donated some toys for Toys for Tots. I missed the Christmas Party because it was the same time as the organization I am chapter president of. I hope to have less full schedule for a few months.

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friends. Note the canvas structures used as mobile housing.

On to the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards!

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Winner of the 2017 Grand Conceptor Award was the new SR 520 Floating Bridge in Seattle, designed by HDR. This dynamic new 1.5-mile span is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest and largest floating bridge. The superstructure is supported by 21 of the heaviest, widest and deepest longitudinal pontoons ever built, each weighing nearly 11,000 tons. Further stabilized by 54 supplemental pontoons and cables and anchors, the bridge can resist winds of up to 98 miles per hour and 6.3-foot wave heights or the equivalent of a 100-year storm. The new bridge provides six travel lanes for vehicular traffic, a dedicated transit and high-occupancy vehicle lane in each direction, as well as a 14-foot-wide shared-use pathway for cyclists and pedestrians; it will support the future addition of multimodal transportation


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“Keep Building Jackson!” for 2017: In early November, for the eighth year, the Boy Scouts of Troop 99 helped me transport a room full of LEGO creations to the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Mississippi). The first set-up day went well, but then disaster struck. A party was held upstairs and some children were left unattended for several hours to vandalize the display. It took three weeks of painful, exhausting work, but I managed, with the help of David Lewis (of the Greater Jackson Arts Council), to fix the damage and get it ready to show. New this year was the Lamar Life Building, a Carousel, an “Assembly Square” modular building, and the James Webb Space Telescope.

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“Keep Building Jackson!” display as it appeared for 2017.


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The Lamar Life Building took five months to build, has about 25,000 bricks, and breaks into six sections for transport. It ranks among my most difficult builds.

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The brick display was a backdrop for the Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities “Torchbearer’s Celebration” on November 30th, in which I received a Torchbearer Award for my work advocating for citizens with disabilities (in the areas of Transportation, Sidewalks, and Healthcare). Above: Scott is joined at the MSCCD Torchbearer’s Celebration by friends (from left) Nancy Johnson, Ricci Casserly, and Yvonne Porter, all of whom live with Multiple Sclerosis.


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“Orbital SpacePlane” in LEGO: Those of you that saw “The LEGO Movie” recall the character “Benny”, the classic LEGO Space Minifigure who wanted so badly to build a “SPACESHIP”!!! Well, Benny and I have a lot in common. I enjoy building LEGO “Spaceships” more than any other genre. So, over the New Year’s Holiday weekend, I got inspired to build an “Orbital Spaceplane” loosely modeled after NASA’s “lifting body” designs. It is meant to shuttle astronauts to and from the ISS (International Space Station).


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Wheelchair Safety Program with Jackson’s Police Department: Knowing all-too-well the challenge/danger caused by our lack of accessible sidewalks, I partnered with some friends with Stand Up for Racial Justice to purchase eighty high-visibility vests that Jackson Police Officers can distribute, free of charge, to persons riding their wheelchairs in the street. We had a press conference that explained the program. Basically, JPD will give out a set of two vests to persons they encounter. I also took the opportunity at the press conference to educate the public about the “White Cane Law”.

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Basically, it means that persons who are blind or otherwise disabled have the right to “…full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, public facilities, and other public spaces” (except interstates, for obvious reasons). Motorists have an obligation to: “…take precautions necessary to the safety of disabled persons…and provide assistance to disabled persons upon appropriate occasions.” That usually means yielding to pedestrians using canes, walkers, or wheeled mobility devices as they attempt to cross the street, and giving them a wide berth as they walk/ride along the shoulder.

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Above: Scott explaining the program and about Mississippi’s “What Cane Law”.

If you know a wheelchair-user in need of these vests, please contact JPD’s Northern District Commander James McGowan at: 601-960-1907.

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Greetings and Salutations, Our last quarter of 2017 was one full of fun! The Diabetes Walk was very undermanned this year. We missed everyone who couldn't make it. The weather was quite nice, and we had the most kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tent helpers ever. The Costume Party was a ton of fun as always! Everyone's costumes were amazing! Kahlan also got some of her favorite toys from the meeting thanks to John and our egg race.

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The meeting in November at our house was as fun as always! We had a pretty high mountain of toys! Also, Mariana's baby shower had tons of adorable gifts. Mariana was also gracious enough to allow us use of her home twice in December. The first was for movie night while she was still expecting Robin. We all had a wonderful time seeing a movie that helped shape the world of Star Trek. The second was for the Christmas meeting which got rearranged, and Robin got to be part of this meeting. Dirty Santa was stupendous with some really great gifts. We ended our year with movie night to see The Last Jedi, unfortunately it filled up fast so all of us couldn't see it together, but we still got to meet up and talk before the shows. A great end to a truly great year.


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This year has been full of medical concerns for not only our crew, but our families outside of the crew and even our region. So coming up for each new issue of the Commlink I will be putting out general information about some common ailments we faced, warning signs and ways to take care of yourself. For this issue I am going to start with gallbladders. Most people don't know what a gallbladder is. It is an organ that's main job is to hold the bile necessary for breakdown of fats in the intestines. It is not a necessary organ in a healthy individual. The gallbladder for the most part doesn't have many things that can go wrong. In fact, there are about four different things that can go wrong. Gallstones, Cholecystitis, Gallbladder Cancer or Gallstone Pancreatitis are the four ailments caused by a malfunctioning gall bladder. Symptoms to look for are abdominal pain, nausea, indigestion or fever about one hour after you eat for gallstones. Upper right abdominal pain for up to six hours after eating and hard to get a deep breath will alert you to Cholecystitis which is usually an infection caused by gallstones. Gallbladder cancer is usually seen with jaundice, pain above the stomach and fever. Gallstone Pancreatitis can give you upper abdominal pain that radiates to your back, fever, tender abdomen or increased heart rate. To keep your gallbladder healthy is just like most things: eat healthy, drink plenty of water, watch the kind of fats you eat. These won't necessarily keep problems away, but they can help. Till next year crew!


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Message from Ship’s Counselor - Lieutenant —Jason Young

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COUNSELOR’S RAMBLINGS Just recently, I received the honor of being named Pearl High School's Teacher of the Year 2017 where I teach science classes.. I received the most votes out of several nominees. I am excited about this distinguished award.

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I have also started an RPG Club at Pearl High School, giving students who normally do not have an outlet an opportunity to become more invested in the PHS community.


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Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and blessed holiday season! Wow, what a year 2017 has been! With the launching of Star Trek Discovery, the Orville, the new Star Wars Last Jedi Movie, we have been treated to some great science fiction! It's so great to part of a group that shares my love of science fiction and especially Star Trek! Now, in order to be able to enjoy all that 2018 has to offer, we need to keep ourselves happy and healthy. The flu bug has been going around, has hit quite a few members in our group and families as well. It appears to be especially bad in our area, so I want to help by giving some common sense, easy things to do to prevent the flu. As part of Security, I want to offer some tips to keep you and your family happy, safe and healthy in the New Year so be looking for more health, safety and security tips in future articles.

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The main way that illnesses like colds and flu are spread is from person to person in the respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. Sometimes germs also can be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk or other inanimate object.

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How to Stop the Spread of Germs and Prevent the Flu: •Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing Cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw it away. Cover your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue. Then, clean your hands, and do so every time you cough or sneeze. •Avoid touching your eye, mouth, and nose -

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Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. •The "Happy Birthday" song helps keep your hands clean? Not exactly. Yet we recommend that when you wash your hands -- with soap and warm water – that you wash for 15 to 20 seconds. That's about the same time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice!

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DEPARTMENT REPORTS

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Message from Chief of Security - Commander Joe Keenan

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•Alcohol-Based Hand Wipes and Gel Sanitizers Work Too When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used. If using gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry. The gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol in it kills the germs on your hands. •Avoid close contact with people who are sick The most common way of getting the flu is through contact with others who have the flu

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•Stay home when you are sick No one wants your germs, so please keep them to yourself! working

•Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet to keep your defenses up We encourage you to participate in health and fitness activities! •If you have a chronic health condition, do everything you can to keep it under control. Be sure to take your medication as prescribed.

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Thanks for following these tips!

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Right: Bradley Keenan is on the left and right is his friend Mark as MEN IN BLACK at our costume party. In the center is Joe Keenan as an alien in custody!

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 6:30 pm Location: Case’s home JANUARY 26 - Kendrick Walker 29 - Jonathon Romero

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none MARCH 4 - Ricardo Lemus 3 - Ann Case 5 - Braydon Kelly 15 - Clay Bartunek 29 - Mariana Yelverton

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 USS HAISE Chapter of Starfleet International Team with our own Scott Crawford & Zoe


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USS HAISE CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2018

Note:

Locations, dates, & times are subject to change

Saturday, January 20 – 6:30 pm – Monthly Meeting - Corner Bakery (Private Dining Room), 149 Grandview Blvd., Madison, MS 39110 (located near Malco Grandview Theater

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Tuesday, February 6 – 6:30 pm – USS Haise Book Club – AAPL Book Club meeting at the Case’s home Saturday, February 17 – 6:30 pm – Monthly Meeting/Waffle Night at the Theilman’s home Saturday, March 3 – 6:30 pm - Movie Night at the Case’s home Tuesday, March 6 – 6:30 pm – AAPL Book Club meeting at the Case’s home

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March 9 – 11 (Friday – Sunday) - Starfleet Region 2 Summit in Huntsville, Alabama (For more Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ starfleet-region-2-summit-2018-tickets-39270749870 *see last page of newsletter for more info*


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Saturday, March 17 – 6:30 pm - Monthly Meeting/Bowling at Indian Lanes, 815 E Northside Drive, Clinton, MS 39056 Tuesday, April 3 – 6:30 pm – AAPL Book Club meeting at the Case’s home

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Saturday, April 21 – MS Walk, DETAILS: Start/Finish Location: Trustmark Park - 1 Braves Blvd., Pearl, Mississippi 39208, Time: site opens at 8:00 a.m.; walk begins at 9:00 a.m. – For more info to volunteer and/or donate, see Scott Crawford’s USS Haise donation page listed below

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April Meeting/23rd Anniversary Banquet Celebration – Time & Location TBA soon by email

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Tuesday, May 1 – 6:30 pm – AAPL Book Club meeting at the Case’s home


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Saturday, May 5 – Time: TBA – Star Trek Episode Marathon at Clay Bartunek’s home – more info coming soon Saturday, May 19 – 6:30 pm Monthly Meeting at the Yelverton’s Home

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Tuesday, May 29 – Time: TBA – USS Haise Movie Night at Cinemark Theater, Pearl, MS – Solo: A Star Wars Story Friday, June 1 – 6:30 pm – Movie night at the Keenan’s home

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Tuesday, June 5 – 6:30 pm – AAPL Book Club at the Case’s home

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Tuesday, July 10 – 6:30 pm – AAPL Book Club Meeting at the Case’s home Saturday, July 21 – 6:30 pm – Monthly Meeting/Pool Party at the Keenan’s home

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Tuesday, August 7 – 6:30 pm – AAPL Book Club at the Case’s home August 10 – 12 (Friday – Sunday) – Starfleet International Conference, Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport/Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota For more information, see website:

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Saturday, August 18 – Time: the McNeil’s home

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Saturday, September 15 - 6:30 pm – Monthly Meeting at Panera Bread (Private dining room), 249 Ridge Way, Flowood, MS (located in the Lakeland Commons Shopping Center & is next to Georgia Blue Restaurant) Tuesday, October 2 – 6:30 pm – AAPL Book Club at the Case’s home Sunday, October 7 – Diabetes Foundation of MS – Diabetes Walk – Register at 1 pm & Walk is at 2 pm. Located at Southern Farm Bureau – Sign up for Bethany Theilman’s USS Haise Team – Donate and/or volunteer – More info coming soon

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Tuesday, December 4 – 6:30 pm – AAPL Book Club at the Case’s home Friday, December 7 – 6:30 pm – Movie Night at the Yelverton’s home Saturday, December 15 – 6:30 pm – Monthly Meeting/Christmas Party at Clay Bartunek’s home Tuesday, December 25 – Time: TBA – USS Haise Movie Night at Cinemark Theater, Pearl, MS – Aquaman new movie

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******AAPL book club meetings will be held at the Case’s Home until further notice For more info about what we are reading: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/86442-ad-astris-perlibris

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2019 Tuesday, January 8 – 6:30 pm – AAPL Book Club at the Case’s home Saturday, January 19 – 6:30 pm – Monthly Meeting at Corner Bakery (Private Dining Room), 149 Grandview Blvd., Madison, MS (near Malco Grandview Theater)

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Date and Time: Fri, Mar 9, 2018, 12:00 PM – Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 11:30 PM CST

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Location: Best Western Plus MadisonHuntsville 9035 Madison Boulevard Madison, AL 35758-1703 STARFLEET

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ starfleet-region-2-summit-2018tickets-39270749870

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018 Family Reunion HILTON MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL AIRPORT/MALL OF AMERICA Bloomington, Minnesota August 10 – 12, 2018 www.IC2018.org

USS HAISE OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017 COMMLINK  

4th Quarter Publication for the USS Haise, Jackson, MS Star Trek Fan Club - Chapter of Starfleet International - The Original Star Trek Fan...

USS HAISE OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017 COMMLINK  

4th Quarter Publication for the USS Haise, Jackson, MS Star Trek Fan Club - Chapter of Starfleet International - The Original Star Trek Fan...

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