The revamped STARFLEET Marine Corps webiste is now live. Congratulations Marines.
At some poit today or tonight I will start reading Helmet For My Pillow. This is one of the biographies that the new HBO series The Pacific is based on. It’s been a long time since I read any books about World War II. This should be interesting.
The book is about Robert Leckie’s time from boot camp through his duty time in the Pacific during WWII. He enlisted in the USMC the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked.
While I enjoy being a STARFLEET Marine I believe it is important to remember those that served in the military and the sacrafices they made for all of us.
What is the SFMC? Good question. Here’s a good answer from the SFMC website http://sfi-sfmc.org/
The STARFLEET Marine Corps is a group affiliated with STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association Inc. The SFMC is considered an office under the Vice Commander, STARFLEET and as such reports to Vice Commander, STARFLEET.
Fictionally, the SFMC is part of the Ground Forces that are rarely seen in the episodes but are assumed to be a part of the Naval Fleet of the United Federation of Planets.
We are members of STARFLEET. The Corps does not have different requirements for membership, except that a STARFLEET Marine must be a member in good standing in STARFLEET. Although it does have a different name for each rank within the promotional system, and a different organizational structure than the Naval portion of STARFLEET, STARFLEET Marines are regular, dues paying members.
Some STARFLEET members are Marine Reserve. These are members who are active in the naval portion of the Fleet AND with the Ground Forces area as well. Occasionally you may find a STARFLEET Marine who is or was active military, but this is not a requirement to be in the Corps.
The 643rd Dragon Wings along with the crew of the U.S.S. Continuum are working together to raise toys for the Toys For Tots program. In the two weeks after Thanksgiving of 2009 we raised a dozen toys together. We realized that if we could do that in two weeks we could do much more over a year. Will you join us?
Our current toy count: 7