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New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Garmeus Zxenyon and Tiria Hamasaki (returning member, previously as Zhaiyt Graves/Ceciri Ariadust)!

Evan Delano promoted to Commander

The Captains Council is pleased to announce that Evan Delano, Operations Officer and Second Officer of the USS Veritas, has been promoted to the rank of Commander!

Commander Delano joined the fleet in 2013 and started aboard the USS Tiger-A as a security officer and later became chief of security. He then served aboard the USS Garuda and the USS Invicta before coming to the USS Veritas. Besides serving on the command staff and as a mentor aboard Veritas, he is an academy instructor on the Training Team, an editor for the Federation News Service team, and a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Advanced Starship Design Bureau teams.

Commander Delano has been recognized for both his simming and writing and his contributions out of character. He’s been awarded numerous times, including the Order of Starfleet Merit and Achievement, Sheathed Sword, Nebula Bar, and the Khan Award. He was a runner-up in the Writing Challenge, a Top Sims judge, and a Featured Bio winner.

The promotion to the rank of commander is a joyous occasion in our community – the result of years of writing, mentoring, and learning the ropes. The multi-step process in a promotion to Commander starts with a nomination from two members of the fleet at or above the rank of Commander, followed by an initial vote from the Captains Council to allow the examination process to begin. Then, the member must pass both a written exam, and a practical exam. Finally, another vote by the Captains Council confirms the promotion. Candidates must show that they have great simming skills, strong knowledge of Star Trek, and the foundations of leadership and teaching skills.

Head to the forums now to congratulate Commander Delano on his well-earned promotion!

Extra! Extra! Write for the Federation News Service!

This just in: the Federation News Service is hiring! Seasoned journalists and freelancers are wanted to showcase what’s going on beyond the mission reports of Starfleet to the greater universe in the 24th century. What’s the latest political update from Federation headquarters on Paris, Earth? Who’s the next breakout singer from Trill? You can help shape life in the 24th century!

The Federation News Service is an exciting new venue for worldbuilding and telling stories set in the Star Trek universe. Stories like…

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Want to write your own?

The Federation News Service welcomes both one-time and regular story submissions! Enjoy a creative avenue for simmers, role players, and fan fiction writers to develop the larger prime Trek universe.

There are two ways to write for the FNS:

Check out the FNS’s website or learn more about the FNS team on the 118 Wiki!