Newsletter of the USS Jaresh-Inyo

NCC 74922 Prometheus Tactical Cruiser

Volume 1 Issue # 1

January-February 2010

  • A Message to all Department & Vice Department Heads
  • From the Slightly Off Centered Center Seat
  • From the Second Seat
  • Second Officer
  • Communications
  • Data From the Science Labs
  • The 212th Marine Strike Group
  • Operations Officer
  • The ME's Office
  • Brightest Stars in the Night Sky
  • Meet Robert Towne
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Meet the Counselor
  • Current Officers
  • Meet President Jaresh-Inyo
USS Jaresh-Inyo


Captain Glenna M. Juilfs

April 15, 2010

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By CMDR Patrick Litton
Greetings Everyone,
How is everyone doing?  I am writing to you because of your position as a Department Head or Vice Department Head aboard the USS Jaresh-Inyo.  I had some thoughts, and I wanted to send them your way.
There has been a lot going on with the Jaresh-Inyo in the last months.  We have several new crew members, our newsletter is on the verge of being published, the web site is under development, The list for the ship is being well used, we have our own Facebook site, and the Marine Strike Group has been formed and activated.  And as always, there some other things in the works.  In other words, the Jaresh-Inyo is growing, and maturing as we are in our shakedown phase. 

The Jaresh-Inyo is a correspondence based ship, as you know.  As we do not have monthly meetings, we must rely on our list, and e-mail, as they are our two primary forms of communication.  The Jaresh-Inyo had some bumpy moments during our formation in the beginning.  Still, we are well beyond this now, and things with the ship and crew are beginning to gel nicely.

In that we are correspondence based, I would like to stress the importance of communication with each of you.  As you are a Department or Vice Department Head; you constitute the backbone of our ship.  Without you, and your regular input, the Command Staff has no current information to use to help pilot the ship.  Without communication from you to those in your department, the crew members have no guidance to help them do their jobs on the Jaresh-Inyo.
I am not saying that the DH's or VDH's are not doing their respective jobs, no not at all.  This is not meant as a lecture or a criticism.  I would simply encourage each of you to communicate with the Command Staff, with those in your departments, and with the crew as a whole.  Encourage those you deal with to join the list, and the Facebook page, if they have not done so.  We will need Department/Vice Department Head reports for the newsletter.  Ask your crew members to contribute articles, puzzles, pictures, poetry, and anything else related to the Jaresh-Inyo, Star Trek and the Sci-fi world.  We can use these materials for the newsletter publications.  With our list and the newsletter, and the forth coming web site in the near future; there is endless options for us to pursue in and out of the fictional realm of the Jartesh-Inyo.
Do not forget to list community service or individual service that your department members do.  Not sure of what they do, ask, and be sure to keep current with their activities, as well as your own.  Then report it so we know who is doing what on the ship.
There are several new members on the Jaresh-Inyo.  They have been been put on the list, and as we get new members, they will be listed as well.  My point is that as a department head, irrespective of which department that new member is posted to, we should make a point of welcoming them to the ship.  We need to set the example and welcome everyone that comes aboard.  HA, you thought I would list the newbies.  Not sure, check with the list or ask.
When you get this communication, I am requesting that you would please contact me.  This is so that I may know you have received this.  I realize that you may have a report in the first edition of the newsletter that is coming out soon.  I would still like to hear from each of you.  I would also like to know where you stand in regards to your department.  Do you have any needs, questions or suggestions. please contact me.  Normally, you would follow the Chain-of-Command and go to the Second Officer, CMDR Cory Whorton with any of these; but humor me this time. :)
The CO and the Command Staff wants only the best for you as members of the Jaresh-Inyo.  And as The leadership, within the Command Structure of the ship, we need to know how you are with your departments.  We want to be the premiere ship in Region 12!  And there is NO reason we can't be the best in our region and within STARFLEET!  Why all the above, what's the big deal?  Well, any ship that does not have solid and continuous communication dies.  The one that does have this will continue to grow and thrive.  It is that simple.  I want us to grow and thrive, so that everyone knows of us!
  Thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you...


Wow. I mean, WOW! This has been one heck of a ride so far! Between September 15th, 2009 and as of the date I write this (February 18th, 2010), we are at THIRTY-EIGHT members! Not too shabby for a Shakedown Cruise, is it? I want to thank everyone for recruiting, talking to friends, and getting them interested in not only our chapter but in STARFLEET as well. I feel we are truly starting on an inexplicable adventure, and I look forward to us all being together years down the road!

So we are five months into our nine-month shakedown cruise. Most of you are probably wondering, “Where do we go after we get commissioned?” That’s a very good question. We have our online community at the Yahoo! Group, we have our Face book page, and we have snail mail, but what do we do as a chapter? Our individual strengths will make our collective chapter that much better!

Do you like to write? We will be starting our chapter fiction in the near future. We also tried to do a SIM on the Yahoo! Group but that didn’t take off too well. Do you do community service? GREAT! Tell us about it! Community service and charity events are a major part of SFI.

There’s so much to talk about that I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around it right now. Let’s start with recapping all of the MSRs I have submitted over the past few months. Allow me this time to say that ANYONE can send me information to include into the MSR (Monthly Status Report). I would LOVE to see a tidbit from everyone every month about something they have done, and it not only has to be STARFLEET related, but by goodness you can tell me you are on the Principal’s/Dean’s List at your real school, you have been awarded some certificate from the local Civitans, or whatever news you want to share. A few simple sentences are quite all right for this.

What is the MSR? You ask. The MSR, or Monthly Status Report, is the required report that I have to file with the higher ups. It lists our roster, our academy graduates, and the information I type in that I get from you guys. It also lists our promotions (my favorite!). The report is filed in the database and is sent automatically to the regional coordinator and the Chief of Shakedown Operations on the ‘Fleet level. I also send it to our Executive and Second Officer as well as the Commanding and Executive Officer of our Support Chapter, the USS BortaS.

Now for five months in review (the next review won’t be so long considering that many months won’t have passed):


9/20: We have assigned all of the current members to their respective divisions and chosen division heads for them. At this point, we are waiting on CompOps MP Team to transfer the remaining crew aboard. The CO and XO are working on the chapter handbook, by-laws, and constitution of the chapter and should have these ready by next reporting period.
9/30- We are hammering ideas out for a newsletter name as well as starting an MSG. Commander Litton will be the OIC whilst BGN Hollifield will serve as DOIC. So many names to think of! The newsletter will be bi-monthly...we think. Also, BGN Hollifield continues his advances towards his personal goal of 850 courses by December, as he was awarded the Garnet Boothby this month. We plan to "borrow" an idea from our "Auntie" ship (the USS Odin, R1) and have an academic challenge here in the near future. Of course, Hollifield's courses will not count.


10/15-CO Hollifield welcomes RADM Valerie Rose as the new Chief of Engineering and her brother, ENS Jim Hook, who shall choose his department at a later date.

10/19-Colonel Hollifield was hospitalized for an infection in his left foot. After some IV antibiotics, he was sent home with a plethora of new medicines, two of them being insulin. He now has to inject himself three times a day. UPDATE: Colonel Hollifield has been taking his prescribed medications and his foot has shown great improvement. We all wish to thank the Region and ‘Fleet for wishing him well.

10/21-CAPT Sam Cummings has been placed on leave on a quasi-permanent status for a while. The time is, as of yet, undetermined. I will not go into specifics, but he and his family do need prayers, positive energies, and good thoughts sent their way. Until such time as he returns to duty, LCDR Cory Whorton will be filling the billet of Second Officer. UPDATE: CAPT Cummings is still on leave and LCDR Whorton is filling the billet of 2O nicely.

10/22-CMDR Litton and BGN Hollifield have been working on the MSG. So far, we have decided we would like the number 212, our BOS is Support with a specialization in Military Justice Command, and we have a few mottoes and slogans to work through. 

10/24 (from LCDR Cory Whorton)- I was invited by Congressman Mike Ross (D) Arkansas to attend his re-election campaign kick off in Hot Springs. The special guest for the event was President Bill Clinton. I was able to talk to both the congressman and the former president while there. President Clinton talked about the importance of health care and global awareness in green energy.

10/26 (from LTC Kevin Cozart)-On October 1, 1962, James Meredith was admitted to The University of Mississippi as its first black student under an edict of the United States Supreme Court. Today, The University chooses to celebrate its diversity in October in the memory of Mr. Meredith. The capstone event is the Annual Black and White Affair that brings students of all racial, cultural and religious backgrounds together for a night of food, music and awards recognizing individuals who have made “extraordinary commitment(s) to multiculturalism at The University of Mississippi.” Awards are presented to one undergraduate, graduate, staff and faculty member. This year’s award winners are Ms. Cory Porter (undergraduate), Ms. Ebony Nichols (graduate), Mr. Kevin Cozart (Staff) and Dr. Laura Johnson (faculty). 

10/30-The cadets participated in the Red Ribbon "Just Say No" Anti-Drugs week at their school. Activities included Camo day, wear a hat day, and wear a crazy tie day.

10/31-Cadets Hollifield both observed the old Earth tradition of “Halloween” last night and between them both, brought home two full pumpkin heads AND a canvas Wal-Mart bag chock FULL of sweets and chocolates. They were carried thither and yon by Colonel and Marine Captain Hollifield, whilst BGN Hollifield had the duty of giving out candy at their quarters. He went through two very large bowls of candy for all the children he had himself. Cadet Angelica Hollifield was a Vampiress and Cadet Jacob Hollifield was the Gatekeeper to Hell. Adequate for a six-year-old <G>.

Generalities: Cory Whorton has purchased our domain name ( and we will hopefully have something there soon.


11/1-We welcome Robert Towne and family aboard. MCPO Towne works in the Sciences Division as the charge officer of our geophysics department. Some background on MCPO Towne (as supplied by him to the Exec): Robert does community service at the Kansas Humane Society.  He works 2-3 times per week at the society. He works with cats in a "socializing" process that gives one-on-one interaction.  This helps with the adoption process.  Robert also performs other misc. duties as needed.  Roberts finds this work very rewarding and he says that he looks forward to it each week. MCPO Towne also reported he volunteers, on average, at least six hours a week for the Humane Society.

Report from CMDR Litton, Executive Officer: * Participated in the American Red Cross Holiday mail for Heroes Christmas card program.  I sent out 15 cards to the American Red Cross. * Participated in the Xerox Christmas card program to send a Christmas card to a soldier, service personnel or a veteran. * Marine Toys for Tots- I was unable to volunteer for collection duties.  So, I donated 2 new toys at the channel 4(NBC) drop-off site, here in Columbus. * Touching Little Lives-volunteer work in program that makes jumpsuits and blankets for premature babies.  The program is based here in Ohio. * Participated in my local church food drive for local distribution. * Volunteer one day a week in my local church for general office duties.

The Science Department has been doing very well.  MCPO Towne has been doing a fantastic job since joining the department.  Between Robert and myself, we have posted 14 articles this month (7 a piece), and even our CO has joined in with one article on Astronomy. Future plans are being developed to contact other Science Departments within region 12, and we are going to contact the CSO for our "Auntie" ship, the USS Odin.  The department is making plans for the up-coming ship newsletter, and Robert has already submitted material for the website, as it develops. Of course there is room for additional scientists in our department, but I would say we have made a good start for the month of November.

212th MSG "Warriors of Justice"- As of November 5th, our unit was activated.  I am working on a message on the list to our unit for Nov.29th to address our unit, and to tighten up my responsibilities as the OIC. The MURP Marine Unit Profile was sent in by BGEN Hollifield Jr on 11/27/09.

As you can see, we have been very busy on the chapter with our different real world responsibilities and charitable contributions during November. BGN Hollifield successfully completed 114 academy courses this month as well, edging him further to his goal for 850 courses by year’s end. 

Speaking of the Academy, BGN Hollifield is in the process of creating a College of Superheroes, and at the time of writing this, has several exams out for beta testing. He hopes to launch this addition to the Academy by New Year’s.

Glenna Juilfs donated a bunch of stuffed bears to Toys for Tots this month as well. She is unsure of the amount, but is quoted as "two large black trash bags and a smaller 13 gallon trash bag." That is, indeed, quite a lot of stuffed bears and we hope it will help make some less fortunate children very happy.

CAPT Sam Cummings has decided to become Command Adviser due to real life obligations and a concern of not having adequate time for the role of Second Officer, so effective immediately, LCDR Cory Whorton is the permanent Second Officer. Congratulations, sir.


The month of December was a little slow for us, but the crew went on Shore Leave for the holidays for two weeks, so that is to be expected. This month also saw some other folks besides BGN Hollifield working their brain at the Academies. 

XO CMDR Patrick Litton's report: Things were slow thanks to both of his computers frying at the same time and he having to suffer internet withdrawals:: shudders::. He did find time to send several articles on NASA and the sciences (since he pulls double duty as Chief Science Officer as well). He also donated 12 toys to Toys for Tots and laments he wasn't able to actually man a table or a physical drive as he did in the previous month.

2O LCDR Cory Whorton's report: Cory is very busy within his community as the excerpt from his personal that follows shows: I was named Person of the year by the Humane Society of the Ozarks for my work on Animal Concerns in Washington County. I was also named to the Executive Committee of the Arkansas Association of Counties. We held a fundraiser at our house for Northwest Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Foundation and raised $12,450.00 and had Special Guest Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel present. His duties are working on the website which, after working on Washington County's budget and getting it finalized, he has indicated he will be able to devote more time to. 

Command MCPO Robert Towne's report: Followed up with Kristi Jenkins and Johnathan Allen as to their choice of department, whether to remain as enlisted personnel or officers, fleet or marine and if they had any questions. Submitted 8 science related articles to the Jaresh-Inyo listserve. Completed VAS 205 with electives in Cosmology 1 and 2 with a grade of pass. Completed School of Engineering 207, Tools of the Engineers, awaiting final grade. Read Star Trek Tital-Synthesis, Copyright 2009. Written by James Swallow. ISBN978-1-4391-0914-4.

CAPT Glenna Juilfs, Chief of Communications, has indicated she has the template for our newsletter laid out and ready to go, she just is waiting on US to provide the content. Things are going quite well for the Jaresh-Inyo!


Wow this one is just sliding in under the wire! 

XO spot

 Things have been busy with the addition of new crewmembers.  I have written to our newest member, Robert Mounce, and I am waiting on a response from him.  I plan to write to the other new members, and introduce myself and see how they are settling in on the ship.  I am writing to the undecided members, trying to find out which departments they wish to pursue.  Everything else has been running smoothly and I am continuing to ask questions of the CO to help in the running of the ship.

From the Sciences

 Robert and I are continuing to submit science articles to the list.  Robert has submitted articles for the newsletter. This will be an on-going process as we work to educate the crew.  Our goal is to have other crew submit articles and other scientific points of interest like our CO has done by submitting an article.  We want the Science Department to be the most active department on the Jaresh-Inyo. In being active, we want to educate and make the sciences as interesting as possible.


The addition of COL Christina Doane as the unit's DOIC has added significantly to the unit.  We are beginning to formulate ideas for the unit, allowing COL Doane and I a chance to work on ideas to better organize and get the Marines of the 212th more involved.  The unit progress has definitely begun to pick up as many of the crew have been posting and contributing ideas on what type of missions the Jaresh-Inyo should be involved with in the fictional world.  This helps Col Doane and myself to get ideas for the MSG.  Our unit is a work in progress.  I am very happy with how things are fleshing out at this point.

Cory Whorton, Second Officer- Personal: I have been named Chairman of this year’s annual Spay Day USA.  We have set April for a fundraiser at our house for The Clinton Foundation USA/AIDS outreach program. We hope to have the new director of the CDC in Atlanta present for the event. 
Ship Business – This month I have structured the operations department. The operations department now has departments and department heads inside of the department.  Also I have proposed names for 2 of our shuttlecraft and opened the field up for the rest of the shuttlecraft.  I would like to note in my report that LTC Kevin Cozart did a superb job on our ships logo.  I have started to work on the website once again. I hope to outline all the department structures on the website to allow new members to see what open positions we have. I have also been working on a recruiting flyer for us to send to possible new members. In closing I just want to add that it’s such a pleasure to serve with what I think of as the finest crew in the fleet. 

January also saw the Jaresh-Inyo gaining five more members, which I am VERY happy to have seen taken place. Robert Towne is continuously submitting scientific articles to the list and everyone seems to be getting along rather well.

Cadet Jacob Hollifield achieved Student of the Month for December, RAMarkable Reader, RAMarkable Writer, and the Principal’s List for the 1st Semester. Cadet Angelica Hollifield achieved RAMarkable Writer. Both students attend Baldwin Elementary who’s mascot is a Ram.

I am working on opening the College of Superheroes and a rewrite of the Maritime Operations manual. My leg is almost completely healed so I figure by the end of February or beginning of March, I should have my prosthetic. YAY!

Can you believe how much we have accomplished in such a short time? You folks are completely AWESOME! I don’t have to write a bunch of fluff and filler for my reports because you folks do your jobs and do them well. I am honored to be the Captain of the best-damned ship in the ‘verse.

One thing to note is we need a title for our newsletter! What ideas do you have?  

As always, my door is open. Feel free to email, call, Facebook, IM, or text me if you ever get a notion. I am here to serve.


  Welcome crew and friends of the Jaresh-Inyo to the first issue of our newsletter!  As the Executive Officer, it is always a delight to see something new like the newsletter 'take flight,' as it were.  It is my hope that this newsletter will give voice to the crew and our friends and associates, and that this newsletter will become a fine tradition of expression for a long time to come on the Jaresh-Inyo.

  The bridge has been a busy place in the last several weeks.  Overseeing the addition of new crewmembers and the addition in members of the Command Staff.  Our newest members, Robert Mounce and ENS Richard McCreery, who just came aboard recently add to the diversity of our crew.  And to those others who have come aboard recently, I add my welcome and appreciation for you joining the finest ship in the Fleet. I would also RADM Valerie J. Rose as our new 3rd Officer in the Command Department.  BGEN Hollifield, CMDR Whorton, MCPO Towne and I welcome you Valerie!

  I would also like to congratulate those who have recently earned promotions aboard ship.  Cory Whorton just earned his rank of Commander.  We appreciate Cory's hard work for the Jaresh-Inyo and his community.  ENS Charles Robinson and ENS Tim Reklau (also new members) earned their rank to Ensign for passing the OTS course. Also Robert Towne for earning the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, as our Command Non-Commissioned Officer.  Well done to each of you, and keep up the good work!

  I suspect that I joined the USS Jaresh-Inyo for many of the same reasons the other crewmembers joined.  To have fun, meet new people and develop friendships.  To serve in the fictional world of Star Trek, aboard a fast, powerful and awesome that can over take any enemy in the universe.  We have that in the Prometheus class.  On the real side of things, we have a crew with so much potential for doing things in both the real and fictional worlds that there is no limit to what we can do!

  In helping our families, helping each other as a crew, or doing various community related work; there is nothing stopping us from living the dream of the "Golden Bird," Gene Roddenberry.  The crew of the Jaresh-Inyo has already done amazing things by coming together as a crew. There has been solid work done to this point.  Let's come together even more now in the coming months.  I urge those who have not decided upon a place on our ship to join in and share in the fun and adventure that we are on.  Every Department Head would love to have you join their department!  If I or the Command Staff can help you decide, please do not hesitate to contact one of us.  I would be more than happy to help.

  In the words of Jean-Luc Picard, "Engage."  Let's go out there and continue to explore what is 'out there.'  The Jaresh-Inyo crew is the finest in STARFLEET.  In the growth of any ship, it is critical that we keep the dream of Star Trek alive.  To be the best, and to add to our crew size, and help each other in the process.  I wish you, the crew of the Jaresh-Inyo continued success and enjoyment on our tour of the universe.

Yours In Service

                 The time has really been going by fast for us. I would like to start off by giving props to Ltc. Kevin Cozart for the logo design. I think our recruiting is going along great and I hope by the end of the month to have a flyer ready for us to send to potential new members. On the Operations side of things I have now structured the department and implemented the shuttlecraft for our ship. We have lots of open positions in the operations department and if anyone is interested in one please let me know.  We need to name the Shuttlecraft onboard the ship so I have proposed a few names, but I would love to have the crew input on this so I have devised a game called Name that Shuttlecraft after all entries are received I will send out the ballot for us to vote on the names. Also anyone who would like to be a shuttlecraft pilot (no matter what your current position is) please let me know so I can get you on the list. I just want to say to everyone keep up the good work and let’s keep pushing forward.



Name that Shuttlecraft

Shuttlecraft Naming is now open if you have a name you would like to submit please email it to by February 28, 2010.  The vote will take place shortly after that.

Delta Flyer Class (Presidential Configuration)  -01 Shuttlecraft John F. Kennedy – Proposed Name

Delta Flyer Class (Science Configuration) - 02

Type 11 Shuttlecraft (Escort/Battle Configuration) -03
Shuttlecraft McArthur – Proposed Name

 Type 11 Shuttlecraft (Escort/Battle Configuration) -04

Type 9 Shuttlecraft (Science Configuration) -05

Type 9 Shuttlecraft (Cargo Configuration) -06

2- Workbee’s -1A, 2A
DATA 1 – Proposed Name
DATA 2 – Proposed Name

As you can see, our newsletter is yet to be named. Please offer suggestions and then we, the crew, can vote for our favorite. Deadline for suggestions is March 15. 

Please submit your articles, AER, fiction, up-coming events, etc. This is YOUR newsletter, help fill it with what you want to see or share. Content suggestions and section title suggestions are always welcome.

Thanks go to Kevin Cozart for designing our ship's logo.

To quote our CO:

Everyone who has a Division ... She has been patiently waiting on US to get HER stuff; she has had the layout ready for months! I am ashamed at me for not letting you folks know sooner. WAIT!

Before any of you say "but I don't know what to write", that's absolute posh. Everyone has made fantastic emails over this list for the past few months, so follow that same vein when writing. Mine will probably be long and rambling, 
with many vectors and tangents as I have a tendency to do, so fear not! Write!

Also, folk from other chapters, feel free to let your ships know and if they have stuff they want in our newsletter, send it to Glenna as well.

-BGEN Gary "Tiny" Hollifield, Jr.



"Captain, the most elementary and valuable statement in science...the beginning of wisdom...I do not know"
-Data to Picard ("Where Silence Has Lease")

Come, come in and welcome to the Science Labs of the Jaresh-Inyo.  Our Geophysics Officer, MCPO Robert Towne and I are very glad to have you join us!  The labs seem so empty with just the two of us, that company is always a welcomed treat for us.

  For the last several months now, Robert and I have been putting many articles on the list serve.  This has not been to amuse ourselves.  Or because we are bored down in the Sciences. Nor because we want to see who could contribute the most articles in a certain amount of time.  No. The reason we have been doing this we believe we believe in sharing the wealth of knowledge that the world of science has to offer us.

  Science is a funny business for many people.  Some people could care less about it.  Others are so-so on the subject.  Then there are those who have professional training and are deeply involved.  Then there are those who are amateurs like Robert and I whom have a deep love of either a particular field of science, or science as a whole.

  Actually, it is the amateurs in various fields of science who are a great aide to many professional scientists.  This is true in the field of Astronomy.  If it were not for the amateur Astronomer, many of the important discoveries in say, finding comets would not have taken place.  So, for the scientists in the field, those who provide added information and knowledge are a major force in the various fields of science.

  When most people hear the word 'education,' they often freeze up and think of classrooms and having to memorize facts and figures. True, that is part of the education process. And when they hear 'science' added to education, most will groan and head for the door.  Fortunately, this is changing more and more these days.  Not all think this way, as science is gaining ground in popularity.

  Robert and I do not believe in pounding facts and figures at you.  We are more about the one aspect of education that is gaining ground in the scientific community.  That of sharing knowledge with others. That educating best comes when a person is open to learning, and understanding new concepts. 

  In the coming months, we will continue to share articles with you.  Yet, there will be other types of educational information put on the list serve and the our newsletter.  There will be short bio's of scientists, articles on real-world things like the space program, quizzes on various topics, and whatever else we can come up with.  We are also working on preparations to contact other Science Departments on other ships throughout Region 12.  The purpose is to see if we can gain contact and begin to share and work together in our region.  Hopefully, we will get a good response in this endeavor.

  Sharing is a two-way process.  Robert and I would like to see other members on the Jaresh-Inyo join in the fun and excitement of learning about science.  If you are in school and learn something about science, write a short piece and send it in to the newsletter.  If you come across an article, or something related to any form of science, send in to our Chief of Communications.  Nothing is too small to add to one's knowledge.

  It is the not knowing, or to borrow from a book title, one who has "The Passion To Know," that drives us science types.  Whether you are a professional, or an amateur, or just curious...please join us in the awe and beauty of our universe and our own planet, Terra.   

  Attention "Warriors of Justice,"

  Greetings Marines.  I would like to take this opportunity to again welcome our new Deputy Officer In Charge, COL Christina Doane to our unit.  It is a pleasure to have her join us in the unit.  COL Doane comes with much experience, including having been a former OIC.  She has done a myriad of assignments within STARFLEET, and has very good organizational skills.  She will be working closely with me to further develop ideas for our unit, as well as the general running of our unit.  If you have not welcomed her, please do so, as I am sure she would like to hear from you.

  I completed the SFMC OIC report for February, 2010.  For the SFMC Reading Challenge, we did very well in submitting books read, including audio books.  I submitted a list of 41 books read.  Two of our unit's own, COL Christina Doane and 2nd LT Lacey Chavez contributed the lion's share with a combined 36 books read.  Now mind you that is for the months of December and January.  I look forward to seeing the next report period for February and March.  And seeing who will join in the MRC, and help spread the joy of reading!  After typing Christina's and Lacey’s lists of books in the report, I challenge all Marines in our unit to contribute their lists to me.  I am afraid of no list, no matter how many books are on it!  If you need information on the reading challenge, please contact me.

  Also in the OIC report, I saw that we currently have 15 unit members, both Active and Reserve. This is awesome, as this is half of the Jaresh-Inyo crew!  Now this is great, but we need to spread the word about the SFMC Marines.  Talk up our ship, and get those you know to join the Jaresh-Inyo.  Tell them about your experience as a marine.  This way we can have an even larger presence on the Jaresh-Inyo.  The key is to have them to join the ship, first and foremost.

  I would encourage also encourage all Marines in our unit to contact either COL Doane or myself.  This is so that we keep in touch with each other.  A simple greeting would work, or a conversation.  Whatever works for you.  We would like to know how you are doing at all times. Either use the list or e-mail would work.  We are striving to have a tight and solid unit.  Communication is a vital part of this.

  There will be more information coming your way soon.  One question I have is: what name would you like for this report?  Any suggestions on a better name would be helpful.  All suggestions will be collected so we can vote on a name.

  That is all for this report.  I know we can become the best unit in the Corps!  We have the ability and the talent, let's be the best at protecting the President of the UFP!

  At ease Marines

Hey Crew!

I hope we are all staying on task with our New Years resolutions. I would like to say I'm very proud of everyone's hard work in this new year. We are moving along really well and I think we make a great crew. I'm very excited about all of our new members and I would like to let everyone know if they have anyone out there who would like to join Starfleet but are unable to at this time due to financial means I would like to let everyone know I have started a fund to provide for the payment of their memberships.

Also any new members that are interested in the Operations department please contact me so we can find you a spot. I have had a lot happen in my personal life over the past few weeks and I hope to soon share it with you all soon, that has been the reason I have been away quiet a bit. Well at this rate I have a novel going so I just want to say in closing .... My We Go Forth In This Time A Brave Crew and Strong Mission .. For Excellence and Peace!

- LCDR Cory Whorton

The History and Origins of Pathology

The history of pathology can be traced to the earliest application of the scientific method to the field of medicine, a development which occurred in the Middle East during the Islamic Golden Age and in Western Europe during the Italian Renaissance. Early systematic human dissections were carried out by the Ancient Greek physicians Herophilus of Chalcedon and Erasistratus of Chios in the early part of the third century BC. The first physician known to have made postmortem dissections was the Arabian physician Avenzoar (1091–1161). Rudolf Virchow (1821–1902) is generally recognized to be the father of microscopic pathology. Most early pathologists were also practicing physicians or surgeons.

Early understanding of the origins of diseases constitutes the earliest application of the scientific method to the field of medicine, a development which occurred in the Middle East during the Islamic Golden Age and in Western Europe during the Italian Renaissance. The Greek physician Hippocrates, the founder of scientific medicine, was the first to deal with the anatomy and the pathology of human spine. Galen developed an interest in anatomy from his studies of Herophilus and Erasistratus. The concept of studying disease through the methodical dissection and examination of diseased bodies, organs, and tissues may seem obvious today, but there are few if any recorded examples of true autopsies performed prior to the second millennium.

ugh the pathology of contagion was understood by Muslim physicians since the time of Avicenna (980–1037) who described it in The Canon of Medicine (c. 1020), the first physician known to have made postmortem dissections was the Arabian physician Avenzoar (1091–1161) who proved that the skin disease scabies was caused by a parasite, followed by Ibn al-Nafis (b. 1213) who used dissection to discover pulmonary circulation in 1242.

In the 15th century, anatomic dissection was repeatedly used by the Italian physician Antonio Benivieni (1443-1502) to determine cause of death. Antonio Benivieni is also credited with having introduced necropsy to the medical field.  Perhaps the most famous early gross pathologist was Giovanni Morgagni (1682-1771). His magnum opus, De Sedibus et Causis Morborum per Anatomem Indagatis, published in 1761, describes the findings of over 600 partial and complete autopsies, organized anatomically and methodically correlated with the symptoms exhibited by the patients prior to their demise. Although the study of normal anatomy was already well advanced at this date, De Sedibus was one of the first treatises specifically devoted to the correlation of diseased anatomy with clinical illness. By the late 1800s, an exhaustive body of literature had been produced on the gross anatomical findings characteristic of known diseases. The extent of gross pathology research in this period can be epitomized by the work of the Viennese pathologist (originally from Hradec Kralove in the Czech Rep.) Carl Rokitansky (1804-1878), who is said to have performed 20,000 autopsies, and supervised an additional 60,000, in his lifetime.

Brightest Stars in the Night Sky

Each star is an individual with its own personality. Thousands are visible on any clear night far removed from city lights. Together with the faint glow of myriad others the tapestry of the celestial sphere is fashioned.

Stars come in different colors, sizes, shapes and ages. One trait that makes a star unique is its brightness.

Now let’s look at the five brightest stars:

The brightest star in the sky is Sirius. Sirius is derived from the Greek word Seirius meaning “searing” or “scorching”. Sirius resides in the constellation Canis Major, the Big Dog. Sirius which is 8.5 light years from the Sun is best seen at favorable times during the winter months for Northern Hemisphere observers and can be seen in the eastern sky in December and in the southern sky in January and February. Sirius is 23 times more luminous and about twice the mass and diameter of the Sun. Sirius appears so bright in part because it is the fifth closest star to the Sun.

The second brightest star is Canopus. Canopus resides in the constellation Carina, The Keel. In modern odysseys spacecraft such as Voyager 2 use the light from Canopus to orient themselves in the sea of space. Canopus is a yellow-white F super giant and is 316 light years from our Sun. To catch a glimpse of it from middle and southern locations in the United States look for the bright star low in the southern horizon during the winter months. Canopus is located 36 degrees below the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. The further south you are the better your view will be.

The third brightest star is Alpha Centauri which is a system composed of three gravitational bound stars. The two main stars are Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B. The tiniest star in the system is a red dwarf Alpha Centauri C. The Alpha Centauri system is a special one at an average 4.3 light years these stars are our nearest known neighbor in space beyond our solar system. Alpha Centauri A and B are remarkably Sun-like with Alpha Centauri A being a near twin of the Sun (yellow G star).  Compared to our Sun Alpha Centauri A is 1.5 times as luminous and Alpha Centauri B is half as luminous. Because of its positioning the sky The Alpha Centauri system is not easily visible in much of the Northern Hemisphere. An observer must be at latitudes south of 28 degrees north or roughly from Naples, Florida and locations further south.

The fourth brightest is Arcturus. Arcturus is the brightest star in the northern celestial   hemisphere (the first three in this list are actually in the southern celestial hemisphere though seasonally they are visible from the northern hemisphere of Earth). Arcturus is 37 light years from the Sun. It is an orange giant, twice as massive and 215 times as bright as the Sun and is known as the Bear Watcher and follows Ursa Major the Great Bear around the northern celestial pole. The name itself derives from the Greek word arktos meaning bear. Arcturus is in the last stages of its normal life and will one day evolve into a ring type nebula.

Vega is the fifth brightest star in the sky. The name is derived from the Arabic word for Swooping Eagle or Vulture. Vega is in the constellation of Lyra, a small but prominent constellation that is home to the Ring Nebula and the Star Epsilon Lyrae. Vega is 25 light years distance and is a hydrogen burning dwarf star 54 times more luminous and 1.5 times more massive than the Sun. In 1984, a disk of cool gas surrounding Vega was discovered-the first of its kind. The disk extends 70 Earth-Sun distances from the star. The discovery was important because a similar disk is theorized to have played an integral role in planet development within our own solar system.

This sums up The Brightest Stars in the Night Sky. Happy Star Gazing!!

Real life and fictional profile

Name: Robert Towne

Nickname: Bob

Residence: Wichita, KS 

Height: 5’11”, 1.82 meters.

Weight: 180 pounds, 81.8 kg.

Eyes: Green 

Hair: Dark Brown.

Family: Father of four children ages 6 to 20.

Hobbies: Reading, History, Baseball, Astronomy, Meteorology.

Pets: Cats-Names: Midnight and Paul.


Present Posting: USS Jaresh-Inyo NCC 74922.

Rank: MCPO

Position: Geophysics Officer, Command NCO

Past Postings:

  • USS Sunflower NCC 74679
  • USS Jeannette Maddox NCC 14514
  • USS Tang NCC 581
  • USS Jurassic NCC 3500

Be Still and Know …


The little child whispered,
"Great Spirit, speak to me"
And a meadowlark sang,
but the child did not hear.

So the child yelled,
"Great Spirit, speak to me
And the thunder rolled across the sky,
But the child didn't listen.

The child looked around and said,
"Great Spirit, let me see you"
And a star shone brightly,
but the child did not notice.

And the child shouted,
"Great Spirit, show me a miracle"
And a life was born,
but the child did not know.

So the child cried out in despair
"Touch me Great Spirit, and let me know that you are here"
Whereupon the Creator of all things reached down and touched the child.
But the child brushed the butterfly away and walked away unknowingly.

Often times the things we seek are right under our noses.
Don't miss out on your blessings because it isn't packaged the way you expect.

”GOD, why don’t you answer me?” 
We often hear ourselves saying this, 
perhaps we are just NOT LISTENING!
Our prayers are ALWAYS answered (yes, no, wait);
the answer just might not be what we wanted.


"By listening to the inner self and following one's instincts and intuitions, a person may be guided to safety." 
- Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), LAKOTA 

Be still and know. The Medicine Wheel teaches the four directions of inner power-not personal power, but the power of God. These four directions are emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual. As our emotions get too far out of control, we simultaneously create an equivalent mental picture, our physical body fills with stress and tension, and we become spiritually confused. When we experience these uptight feelings, the best thing to do is mentally pause, slow down our thinking, breathe slowly, or pray and ask the spirits to help. Only when we approach the stillness of the mind do we get access to our spiritual guidance system. To be guided, let your mind be still. 

Prayer: Creator, today, let me reside in Your stillness.

“Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.” – Psalms 4:4

“Be still, and know that I am God:” – Psalms 46:10

“Practice meditation and silence - this creates a deeper center from which we are able to exercise mastery over our thoughts and habits.”  

How many things are you missing out on because they are not what you expected?

First and foremost, I am a charismatic* Christian.

I come from a mixed religious background of Jewish, Catholic, man denominations of Protestant, as well as Pentecostal. I was ordained as a minister in the Pentecostal church.

I practice "friendship evangelism". That means I don't "preach" at people. I become friends first, then if that friend asks questions about my beliefs I will answer them.

I am a Rainbow warrior**

Many years ago, I was adopted by a Navajo Elder in a traditional ceremony, where I was given the name of Desert Wind. I began learning about the Red Road***, and soon realized I had found my Path and my calling.

I try to "walk in balance" on the Rainbow Path of the Good Red Road***


believe that everything is related, that all of Creation is One. I believe there is a difference between soul and spirit. A soul is what was endowed us by the Creator allowing us awareness, consciousness of all of the energies within us.

Everything has a spirit. A spirit can be looked at as the energy pulse emitted by something — the energy that links Creation to the Creator. That energy pulse (vibration of Spirit or “God's” Light) resonates with everything else.


This is not New-Age. This is Old-Age. 


Explanation of Terms

*Charismatic = I believe all the gifts mentioned in the Bible are active today. Everyone has been given a gift or gifts, it's not just "one size fits all" or in this case, it's not "one gift fits all".

Charismatic Christianity is a Christian doctrine that maintains that modern-day believers experience miracles, prophecy, speaking in tongues, and other spiritual gifts as described in 1 Corinthians 12-14 of the Bible. The term "charismatic" derives from the Greek word χάρισμα ("gift," itself derived from χάρις, "grace" or "favor") which is the term used in the aforementioned passage.

"Charismatic Christian" and "renewalist" also can be used as umbrella terms to describe those modern Christians who are in agreement with this theological position, and believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit seen in the first century Christian Church are available to contemporary Christians and may be experienced and practiced today. Charismatic Christians include Pentecostals, neocharismatics, and members of the charismatic movement.

Rainbow Warrior - There will come a time when the Earth grows sick, and when it does a tribe will gather from all cultures of the world, who believe in deeds and not words, they will work to heal it. They will be known as Warriors of the Rainbow.
-Cree Indian Mother

***Red Road - One may be of any race or of almost any religion and walk the Red Road. The Good Red Road is a path, a way of living. It's full meaning is the way one acts, the methods one uses, and what directs one's doing. There is more to the Red Road than spoken word or written words on paper. It is behavior, attitude, a way of living, a way of "doing" with reverence - of walking strong yet softly, so as not to harm or disturb other life. The Red Road is a pathway to truth, peace and harmony.

Many of my teachings and thoughts can be found at Following the Rainbow Path.

Commanding Officer
BGN Gary Hollifield, Jr.

Executive Officer/Chief Science Officer
CMDR/LTC Patrick Litton

Chief Medical Officer
CAPT Samuel Cummings

Second Officer/Chief of Operations
CMDR Cory Whorton

Chief of Security
LT Jonathon Neale
Cadet Corps Commandant
COL Gary Hollifield, Sr.

Morale Officer
FCPT James Whatley

Chief of Communications/Counselor
CAPT/COL Glenna M. Juilfs

Chief of Engineering
RADM Valerie Rose

Chief of Computer Operations
Ensign Richard McCreery

President of the United Federation of Planets


Jaresh-Inyo (c. 2372)

In 2372, the post was held by Jaresh-Inyo, a Grazerite. His presidency was marked by a number of troubling foreign and domestic policy developments, including the dissolution of the Khitomer Accords and an undeclared war with the Klingon Empire in 2372, increasing tensions with the Dominion, and the rise of the Maquis. 

In 2372, fears of Changeling infiltration of the Federation government reached a high point when Dominion agents were discovered to have detonated a bomb at a diplomatic conference between the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire in Antwerp. Starfleet Admiral and Chief of Starfleet Operations Leyton and Captain Benjamin Sisko advocated increased security on Earth following the bombing, and when the planetary power grid was disabled, Inyo declared martial law on the capital planet. Later, it was discovered that the grid had been disabled by Leyton's own agents, and that Leyton was leading an attempted military coup d'etat against the Federation civilian government. Leyton's coup was thwarted by Sisko, but as a result of the scandal, Jaresh-Inyo's political career ended. (DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost") 

Jaresh-Inyo left office sometime prior to 2375. While questioning Luther Sloan, Julian Bashir discovered that Section 31 had an operative working in Jaresh-Inyo's cabinet. (DS9: "Extreme Measures") 

The novel Articles of the Federation establishes that Jaresh-Inyo died in May of 2380, being remembered as a great "peace-time president" being credited with the expansion of civil rights for sentient beings, and the opening of diplomatic relations with the Children of Tama, but not one suited for the job when war with the Dominion became inevitable.


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