May 15th, 2013
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Meet Starfleet Personnel at the Premiere of the New Star Trek Movie!
MAY 17, 2013 – BATON ROUGE, LA – The new Star Trek movie Star Trek: Into Darkness is coming to BATON ROGUE on May 17 and STARFLEET, the world’s oldest and largest Star Trek fan organization is celebrating with an appearance by STARFLEET personnel at the AMC MALL OF LOUISIANA 16 in BATON ROUGE. STARFLEET members from the award winning local chapter USS CORSAIR will be on hand at the theater in uniform and costume and will have displays of Star Trek memorabilia and equipment, including their 1:1 scale Star Trek Next Generation Shuttlepod. The event will be fun for the whole family!
WHEN: FRIDAY – SUNDAY, MAY 17-19, 2013
WHERE: AMC MALL OF LOUISIANA 16, 9168 MALL OF LOUISIANA BLVD.
For more information please contact STARFLEET media contacts listed below or
AMC at 877-341-NEWS or AMC MALL OF LOUISIANA 16 at 225-769-5176
STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. is an organization of over 4,400 Star Trek™ and science fiction enthusiasts that have united the world of fandom in their appreciation of Star Trek™, the greatest human adventure. Founded in 1974, STARFLEET has operated continuously for 35 years, making it the oldest Star Trek™ fan association of its size in the world. This unique organization has over 225 chapters globally, linking members from one corner of the Earth to the other both in person and through the Internet. STARFLEET is made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life who have come together to make new friends, share an interest in Star Trek™, science fiction and space, and to serve their local communities.
For more information about STARFLEET, please visit www.sfi.org or call 1-888-SFI-TREK.
February 1st, 2013
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The next Star Trek Meetup is Thursday, May 23rd, at 7 :00 p.m. at the Jones Creek Library.
Be sure to RSVP on the Meetup Website!
August 4th, 2012
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The USS CORSAIR is blessed with having some of the best members any chapter could beg to have. This is evident by the numerous awards that the chapter and its members have won.
Regional / International Awards
2007 – Shakedown Chapter of the Year – Region 3 & STARFLEET International
2009 – Chapter of the Year – Region 3
2009 – Commanding Officer of the Year – Region 3
2009 – Enlisted Member of the Year – Region 3 & STARFLEET International
2009 – STARFLEET Academy Red Squadron Membership - (“Honor Roll”)
2010 – Cadet of the Year – Region 3
2011 – Mothership of the Year - Region 3 & STARFLEET International
Plus many other Regional Commendations and Awards
STARFLEET Marine Corps Awards
2009 – Star of Valor (Brigade NCO of the Year)
Readiness Certification Program
A Starship, Space Station, or other Vessel would pass inspection before it was put into service. Two types of awards are the Vessel Readiness Certification Program and the Marine Unit Readiness Program. The membership of the USS CORSAIR have completed several in both categories. The USS CORSAIR is one of the few chapters of STARFLEET to be certified in 14 different areas for VRCP!
Vessel Readiness Certification Program (VRCP)
* All Departments - (Chaplain, Command, Communications, Counselors, Diplomatic, Education Recreation, Engineering, Intelligence, Marine Strike Group, Medical, Operations, Science, Security, Tactical)
Marine Unit Readiness Program (MURP)
* Maritime Operations
* Professional Development
* Special Operations (primary MOS)
April 28th, 2012
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Location of Operation: USS Corsair Shuttle Bay, Hammond, LA
Operation Objectives: Repair & repaint shuttlepod Beignet, returning her to a space-worthy state in preparation for a regional event in March, 2012
Summary of Operation Events: Structural repairs were made to the Beignet, including adding braces and re-nailing some panels. Discussions of the day included:
• Ways to improve structural integrity
• The intention to permanently mount the shuttlepod on a trailer in the future
• Possibility of placing casters on the nacelles themselves
• The next shuttle needs to be named Cafe’ au Lait
• How the letters, numbers, & pin-striping were originally created
• The original alignment along the front
Follow Up Actions Necessary:
• Several panels need to be repainted
• New lettering and numbers need to be purchased for application after painting
April 28th, 2012
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On 1 January 2012 LCDR Gail Perrin, of the USS Corsair, helped the Greater New Orleans Drum Corps Association (GNO DCA) raise money by selling concessions at the final regular season Saints football game in the Louisiana Superdome. This away mission marked the first time GNO DCA was given such an opportunity. The day started with check in at 07:00 for the volunteers. They were assigned an area shortly thereafter and began prep work to sell nachos to the luck football fans. Gates opened to the public at 10:00, with the crowd picking up at around 11:30. Sales were steady from that point until near the end of the fourth quarter when the area was shut down for clean up. The group finished at approximately 16:45.
While there was quite a bit of work involved, great fun was had by all. Saints fans are always an engaged and enthusiastic group, but even more so when their team is winning. While working, one does not get to see much of the game, but it was possible to occasionally watch for a few moments. More importantly, $300 was raised to support GNO DCA’s programs. Along with an all-age parade group, GNO DCA supports a variety of youth programs for 8 – 21 year olds. They provide instruction in music and marching skills while also teaching concepts such as teamwork and self discipline.