USS Armstrong

Welcome Aboard the USS Armstrong

Assigned to deep space exploration beyond the outer rim of Federation controlled space in the Beta Quadrant, far from the peace of Earth and Sector 001. The USS Armstrong is a part of the 4th Fleet's Expeditionary Group.

Its three fold mission includes:

+ Charting the area of space beyond Federation controlled space in the Beta Quadrant including scientific anomalies, first contact scenarios, and planetary discovery.
+ Securing Federation interests in an previously uncharted area of space.
+ Keeping the peace in an area where lawlessness and piracy once reigned supreme.



The USS Armstrong is named after an Earth Astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on Earth's moon - one of the critical events that eventually led Humans to explore the stars and help found the United Federation of Planets. Its crew, diverse in culture and experience, strives to live up to the ideals of those first men and woman who looked to the stars and were not afraid to seek out new life, new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has been before.



Latest News Items

» Welcome aboard to our new CMO! | Updates

Posted on Sun May 24th, 2020 @ 1:04pm by Captain Richard Sterling in Sim Announcement

Crew,

I'd like to take a moment to say welcome aboard to our new Chief Medical Officer: Dave aka Lt. Commander Gabriel Bennett M.D.

Additionally, I'm sad to announce that our Chief Science Officer, Mr. Hansa has resigned.

Finally, I'll be writing a post momentarily to set the stage for our "new mission." Originally, we were investigating things revolving around the Klingon rebellion group known as the Sovereignty of Kahless, however, since we started the simm, things have changed in regards to Bravo Fleet's canon and direction, especially with Star Trek Picard being fully fleshed out now.

As such, our new mission is to lead the way in exploring deep space beyond the Raeyan Sector. This will give us pretty much an open book. So, I welcome any and all ideas moving forward. (https://forums.bravofleet.com/index.php?p=/discussion/34/task-force-93-briefing-part-3-the-next-steps)

So you can all get your bearings, we are still docked (landed) on the surface of Niveq II, we have taken on our small fighter wing for extra support as we go into deep space. When we are finished with our resupply and new mission equipment, we'll head off.

As a reminder, the year is 2399, we are wearing Star Trek: Picard style uniforms. We are still an Intrepid Class Starship with plenty of LCARS and touchscreens, however, one can assume we have plenty of holo-tech as we have seen in ST:PIC.

One final note, I've made us our own discord for chatting and keeping in touch. Please join today: https://discord.gg/nuhZ5SF

Cheers,
Chris


» Bravo Fleet: 2399

Posted on Fri Apr 24th, 2020 @ 9:15pm by Captain Richard Sterling in Out of Character

Good Evening Everyone!

Just wanted to give you all a heads up as we have some big news happening in Bravo Fleet today. As of April 25th, BF will be transitioning to in-game year 2399. So, how does this affect us? We will make the transition to 2399 and our mission will change slightly. But since we haven't exactly gotten too too far, I think we'll be fine.

Here's some information on the change:

https://bravofleet.com/group_news/bravo-fleet-2020-a-relaunch/


And here is an In-Character post sort of giving us our new assignment:

http://forums.bravofleet.com/index.php?p=/discussion/34/task-force-93-briefing-part-3-the-next-steps

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I encourage you to join the Bravo Fleet Discord at bravofleet.com/chat and interact with the fleet, as well as create your fleet account at BravoFleet.com.

More to come!

Cheers,
Chris

aka Captain Sterling


» The Osiris Initiative

Posted on Mon Apr 6th, 2020 @ 8:01pm by Captain Richard Sterling in General News

Crew,

I hope that you, your families, and friends are doing well in this difficult and confusing time. I wanted to reach out and say that I hope you are finding the time to step back and find the silver lining in all this isolation.

With regards to the simm, we're still here. Albeit, slow and with no posts. I take blame in not moving the story along. But, I also know that folks are busy. So, please if you have an idea, go ahead and post it! No story too silly or too crazy.

Also, please if you haven't already, sign up with Bravo Fleet's website. https://bravofleet.com/join/#fleet

As you may or may not know, Bravo Fleet is jumping to bring our canon in line with Star Trek: Picard. We are jumping to 2399 officially on April 25th. So that I think also contributed to some of my hesitant posting as we outline new storylines and a new way to interact with the larger Bravo Fleet Community. More on that here: https://bravofleet.com/group_news/bravo-fleet-2020-roadmap/

It outlines how we are moving forward, without much changing here. But, I encourage you to please create a fleet account and participate in all that's going on with Bravo Fleet through discord and other items which will be released in time.

Which brings me to the Osiris Initiative: https://bravofleet.com/group_news/the-osiris-initiative-welcome-to-2399/

If you're interested in interacting IC with the fleet, please go ahead and sign up for the osiris initiative. I'll be there, it should be an interesting time.

In any event, please, join us/me in posting! We're still here and still interested in writing stories.

Cheers,
Chris

aka Captain Sterling


» Registering in BFMS

Posted on Thu Feb 6th, 2020 @ 11:30pm by Captain Richard Sterling in Out of Character

Friends and Crew,

Some of you may have seen the recent notice about a change coming up in Bravo Fleet. If you haven't, I encourage you to check out this announcement.

Basically, there is a plan to transition Bravo Fleet into something beyond its current model as a simming network. It will enable players to write larger stories collectively, as well as participate in simms.

The initial request that the announcement is making is that all players register with BFMS, the Bravo Fleet Management System. You can register by clicking here. When you have done so, please send me a message or email, because I will want to link you in BFMS to Armstrong.

I would like all of you to please register, so we have an accurate participant's list on the Bravo Fleet website. We currently have six players, but only some are registered and linked to the Armstrong.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU INSIDE THE ARMSTRONG SIMM:

Nothing. In all honesty, whether you register with the Armstrong or not, whether you register in BFMS or not, it will not change the experience within our simm. We will continue to write our stories as we always have.

You may have heard that the fleet will be changing its operating year to 2399. This is happening, and we will adjust accordingly I think without too many problems, especially considering we are still in the infancy of our stories. Once the jump happens, feel free to adjust bios to account for the happenings explained in ST: Picard. We may retcon some things, but not much.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU OUTSIDE THE ARMSTRONG:

Whatever you want. If you have a BFMS account, you can participate as much -- or as little -- as you want in other initiatives. But I'd suggest you check them out. Some of them could be quite a lot of fun.

If you choose not to register, you may be ineligible for awards at the Task Force level, but I suspect that those who do not wish to register will not be put off by that.

OTHER:

If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to bring them to me!

Cheers,
Chris aka Captain Sterling


(This message adopted in part from the Captain of the USS Atlantis, TF93)


» Another New Member!

Posted on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 @ 9:08pm by Captain Richard Sterling in Sim Announcement

Crew,

I'd like to welcome a dear friend and experienced writer to the simm, Mike aka Lieutenant Raymond Hansa. He will be joining us as our new Chief Science Officer.

We welcome him with open arms!

Cheers,
Chris

AKA Captain Sterling


Latest Mission Posts

» Chrondite

Mission: Groping in the Dark
Posted on Tue Mar 2nd, 2021 @ 3:35pm by Captain Richard Sterling & Lieutenant Commander Chanz & Lieutenant JG Ganah J'mpec & Lieutenant JG James Bryson

"Roger that HQ, we will relay what we find back to you." Dick pressed a button on his deck which turned off the holo projection. He rubbed his eyes, something about the move to holo-projections instead of a plain old video screen never sat with him right. Almost gave him…


» A Call from Earth

Mission: Groping in the Dark
Posted on Mon Feb 22nd, 2021 @ 6:19pm by Lieutenant JG Shevek Delgado

[Federation transport ship Crown of the Tellarites]
[16:35 hours]

“So how are the quarters? Big?”

Shevek let his head roll backward, and he stared at the ceiling briefly. “Oh, Tacky,” he said, looking back to the PADD. “Still in transport. I haven’t seen them yet, first thing. Second thing, they’re…


» Unfinished Work

Mission: Groping in the Dark
Posted on Fri Jan 15th, 2021 @ 10:35pm by Lieutenant JG James Bryson & Lieutenant Dedre Rar

Dedre decided that she would return to Astrometrics to see the progress being made by the engineering team on the upgrades. There wasn't much to do on the bridge at the moment so it was a perfect time to get things done until she was needed on the bridge again.…


» Launch the Buoy

Mission: Groping in the Dark
Posted on Sun Dec 6th, 2020 @ 4:34pm by Captain Richard Sterling & Lieutenant Commander Chanz & Lieutenant Dedre Rar & Lieutenant JG James Bryson

"Captain on the Bridge!" Yelled an officer as the turbolift doors opened to reveal a properly-uniformed Dick Sterling, fresh off the green. He motioned downward with his hands indicating that folks shouldn't stand for that pronouncement. He strolled to the command chair, nodding to Commander Chanz as he walked by.…


» Splashing in the Water

Mission: Groping in the Dark
Posted on Wed Oct 14th, 2020 @ 5:02pm by Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Bennett, MD

The sun hung high in the azure blue sky, its simulated heat beating down on the swimming pool and the man standing at the edge. The music of an ancient Earth musical drifted from a nearby speaker. Gabriel removed his t-shirt and tossed it over to where his towel was…


Latest Personal Logs

» First Day Jitters

Posted on Sun Aug 9th, 2020 @ 10:15pm by Lieutenant JG James Bryson

Lt(jg) Bryson's Quarters....

Jeb stood in front of the mirror in his quarters and played with the pip on his collar. He couldn't believe he had been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade already. And on top of that, he had gotten a very prestigious posting. He had…


» Reassignment

Posted on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 @ 4:41pm by Lieutenant Commander Cormac O’Hagan

Earthdate: 2389.124

I have been in San Francisco on leave while waiting for reassignment for the past three weeks, spending time with my family. It has been relaxing, yet lately I have found myself restless.

I received a transmission two days ago from Starfleet. I'm to join the USS Armstrong…


» Chanz Personal Log

Posted on Tue Nov 19th, 2019 @ 6:25pm by Lieutenant Commander Chanz

Ship time: 1448

Starfleet Security Authorization Level XII

I have now transferred to the USS Armstrong as Executive Officer. It was fortuitous that they were in need of one.

A few moments ago, I personally witnessed the self destruction of the runabout Leeland. With it, went 9 months of research…