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Announcing the Intelligence Star

Rewards for a job well done are always fun and exciting to receive after a successfully completed mission.  In Starbase 118, there are a variety of ribbons given out to recognize in-character achievements, but none of the ribbons reflected service related to undercover work and intelligence missions – until now.  Adding to the ever-growing list of service ribbons available for in-character commendation, we can now count the Intelligence Star among their number.

Intelligence Star Service Ribbon

This is the first service ribbon available to those characters who work in covert operations in order to serve the interests and protect the security of the Federation or its allies. Anyone who serves in this capacity can now be recognised along with others despite the more secretive nature of their work.

Emma, the ribbon’s proposer and the writer behind Rear Admiral Quinn Reynolds wrote:

[Our] current mission involves an undercover operation… and I realised we have service ribbons for many other mission types (action, exploration, science, diplomacy, etc) but nothing for covert work.

For all the your intelligence missions and outstanding achievements while performing vital undercover work, be sure to keep this service ribbon in mind for the future! As always, remember that you can read more about all service ribbons on the wiki!


January 2021 Post Counts

In the first month of 2021 the fleet saw its posting numbers remain essentially unchanged at 1,861 for a per ship average that was mostly unchanged at 207 sims per ship.

January 2021 Post Counts

Ending the month Ops rocketed to the front of the pack with 358 sims, followed by the Resolution and the Chin’toka with 224 sims each. The Gorkon followed the top three with 193, the Constitution came in next with 185 and the Juneau came in with 181. Following the Juneau was the Thor with 176, the Veritas with 166 and the Arrow with 154.

Knowing our ships there are some great missions, plots, and side adventures going on out there as we move deeper into the New Year, can’t wait to read them!

Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!


Promotions for December

We’d like to congratulate all who saw their hard work and dedication pay off this month with a promotion to a higher rank, and we welcome everyone to congratulate these members around the forums and in chat!

JUNEAU

  • Shark to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  • Indobri to Lieutenant Commander

RESOLUTION

  • Yogan Yalu to Lieutenant JG
  • Meidra Sirin to Lieutenant JG

THOR

  • Alieth to Lieutenant
  • Sirok to Lieutenant
  • Wes Greaves to Marine Captain

SB118 OPS

  • Sal Taybrim to Commodore

Want to learn more about advancing in rank like these hard-working fleet members? Check out our Promotions Guide on the wiki!


December 2020 Post Counts

The final month of 2020, December, saw an increase of both total sims for the fleet and average per ship – to 1876 and 208 respectively – a great way to end the year and a testament to our dedicated writers.

December 2020 Post Counts

For December the crew of the Veritas lead the fleet with 271 sims, followed by the Thor with 248, Ops with 218, the Constitution with 214, and the Arrow with 201. Following the Arrow was the Chin’toka with 198, the Gorkon with 187, the Juneau with 173, and the Resolution with 166.

An uptick in posts is a great way to end 2020, and we look forward to amazing 2021!

Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!


Happy New Year from StarBase 118

2020 will go down in the history books, with enough moments throwing us about on an emotional rollercoaster, and it’s been a challenging test of resilience and a new experience for most.

We’d like to thank every one of our members who wrote with us this year, all the staff we rely on to keep our ships rolling, and the members who are active on our forums and our Discord for giving us the sense of community the fleet has cherished since its inception. We’ve played games, we’ve watched movies together, and we’ve written some fantastic stories!

To everyone who has needed that little bit of an escape from the real world, including those frontline workers who put themselves at risk fighting COVID-19, we want to wish you all a safe and joyous Happy New Year from all of us at StarBase 118! We can’t wait to see what 2021 (and for our characters, 2398) brings!


Sal Taybrim promoted to Commodore

Earlier this year, new formal rules in Bylaw 2 were ratified by the EC that govern when and how the rank and title of Commodore is to be awarded. Commodore is now an exclusive rank and title that captains and fleet captains can earn in UFOP: StarBase 118 once they have served as commanding officer of a vessel for five years (whether continuously during one tenure or cumulatively over multiple commands). Having completed their own “five-year mission” aboard their ships, these COs are recognized by our community as among our finest leaders in the fleet.

The Executive Council is pleased to announce the promotion of Fleet Captain Sal Taybrim to the rank and title of Commodore.

After first earning the rank of Commander on October 29, 2015, Commodore Taybrim took command of our fleet’s namesake installation, StarBase 118 Ops, on December 12, 2015. Commodore Taybrim was promoted to Captain on June 12, 2016, and then Fleet Captain on February 20, 2019. Commodore Taybrim remains in active command of Ops.

Commodore Taybrim’s name has been added to the Commodore page in the Hall of Honor. In five years of service as a commanding officer, Taybrim has been decorated numerous times. Such honors include the James T. Kirk Cross, Christopher Pike Pendant, and Staff Member of the Year Award. Taybrim also previously received the Prantares Ribbon and the Rising Star Award.

In addition to her duties as CO to her crew, Taybrim’s player Jamie serves as a member of the Executive Council, facilitator of the Newsies Team, and member of the Chat Team and the Wiki Ops Squadron.

You can read more about Commodore Taybrim in an interview she did in 2017.

Please join us in congratulating Commodore Sal Taybrim on the forums!


Promotions for November

We’d like to congratulate all who saw their hard work and dedication pay off this month with a promotion to a higher rank, and we welcome everyone to congratulate these members around the forums and in chat!

ARROW

  • Keneth Nakada to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  • Regan Wilde to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  • R’Ariel to Lieutenant Junior Grade

Want to learn more about advancing in rank like these hard-working fleet members? Check out our Promotions Guide on the wiki!


November 2020 Post Counts

In November 2020 the fleet saw a slight decrease in sims, finishing at 1625 for the month total and 181 average per ship.

Leading the pack, again, was Ops with 268 sims, followed by the Gorkon with 255 sims, the Thor with 208 and the Chin’toka with 185. Just behind the Chin’toka was the Resolution with 184 sims, then the Juneau with 145. After the Juneau were the Arrow with 138 sims, the Constitution with 123, and the Veritas with 119.

The end of the year is always an exciting time in the fleet, and we look forward to seeing all the creative and fun posts put out by the fleet.

Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!


The support of our generous donors

Our community is entirely member funded, and we’ve been extremely lucky to have major donors in the past few years who have helped secure our funding through the end of 2021. As such, our next fundraising deadline is May of 2022, by which we need to raise $891 more toward our $1,600 goal. We’ve already raised $769, meaning we’re 46% of the way there.

Huge thanks to our sustaining monthly donors who are the backbone of our member contributions: Jo Marshall, Serala, Oddas Aria, and Jacob Horne. And we also have two new donors to report: Big appreciation to Airik Tierney and Sarah Phillips for joining the donor club!

If you’d like to contribute to our goal, head to our Donation Station – you can sign up for a one-time, or recurring donation. You’ll receive our donor badge for your wiki page, and your forum account!


Promotions for October

We’d like to congratulate all who saw their hard work and dedication pay off this month with a promotion to a higher rank, and we welcome everyone to congratulate these members around the forums and on chat!

VERITAS

  • Antero Flynn to Lt. Commander
  • Sky Blake to Commander

Want to learn more about advancing in rank like these hard-working fleet members? Check out our Promotions Guide on the wiki!


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