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Presidential Press Release

Posted by Fleet News Service on April 13, 2008

For Immediate Release
Office of the President
April 13, 2008

I will begin by saying a most unpopular thing. We are not quite united. We have among us people who realize that this is a time when it is equally good to live or die, because we are at war. We also have among us a group of intellectuals who have no idea a fighting force is made up of people who are ready and able to fight for our survival. We are no longer fighting for our freedoms, we are fighting for our very lives.

Commander Syakumi has my full support. Her efforts to make Pacifica battle-ready come at a time when it is sorely needed. We must have discipline at a time when we are fighting a very capable enemy.

It may not be apparent to those among us who believe Pacifica is a resort ship or an art commune, but we sustained a total and unmitigated defeat when we lost the colonies. We were guilty of gross neglect and deficiency of our defenses. By the Gods, that will never happen again on my watch.

Insurrection and sedition have severe consequences. Direct orders cannot be disobeyed. Perpetrators can and will be shot, court martialled, or ejected permanently from military duty.

The orders Commander Syakumi gave are to keep us battle ready. There may be more such orders in the future. If you are unwilling or unable to comply with the military needs of readiness, perhaps civilian life would suit you better.

Here follows the full text of the regulation. Military personnel should read it carefully, since it contains a variety of options.

Tanya Halberd

Colonial President

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Wake for Major Stiglitz Planned, Saturday, 3/29 at 2pm SLT

Posted by Fleet News Service on March 28, 2008

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 28, 2008

Please join us as we honor our fallen CAG, Major Heidi Stiglitz, who died as she lived, in honor and dignity in the battle against our enemies.

We will gather at 2pm, SLT Saturday, March 29, 2008 in the dome in 7th Heaven.

Please attend if you can. Please bring pictures of the Major if you can.

Thanks.

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Poseidon Abandoned, CAG Stiglitz is MIA

Posted by Fleet News Service on March 27, 2008

This is without a doubt the saddest report I have ever written for the News.

In a surprisingly vicious attack that included at least 3 basestars, Cylons returned to retake the planet Poseidon with a vengeance. Pilots and Marines fought valiantly to hold our position, but the planet was not worth additional casualties and Admiral Nephilim ordered an FTL to remove the fleet from danger.

A tragic loss was revealed by President Halberd, who told me haltingly, with tears rolling down her face, that Major Heidi Stiglitz is missing in action. The President explained that the CAG was engaged by Cylons while flying the Stealth Star and went down over the planet. Rescuers determined that her beacon was not active or had been destroyed in the crash, and orders were given from Pacifica to abandon the search. “I consider her one of my dearest friends. We will do everything we can to go back and find her,” President Halberd said. “I cannot accept that one of the most heroic women who ever lived is missing.”

Admiral Nephilim, who is also one of Major Stiglitz’ closest friends, was forced to order the FTL jump away from the area. She is in seclusion and has issued no statements.

Major Stiglitz is a proud citizen of Aerelon. She lost her husband Hannes and daughters Thea and Tessa in a vicious slaughter of their family farm just days before a mission from Pacifica arrived to retrieve them.

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Fleet Sweep for Transponders Detects 7 So Far

Posted by Fleet News Service on March 5, 2008

Secretary of Science Doctor Jiminy developed a detector for Cylon transponders with the help of one of the Cylon defectors. Using the device, Tylum Queen, Celestra and 7th Heaven were swept and two transponders per ship were located for a total of six. In a very troubling development, a seventh transponder was found on Pacifica, too.

Even though Pacifica was not occupied by Cylons during the fleet separation of recent weeks, a sweep made of the battlestar revealed one transponder. When asked how a transponder could have been planted on Pacifica, Admiral Nephilim replied, “no comment.”

“This is both very troubling and very reassuring,” said President Halberd. “We found the devices and disabled them. I am anxious to finish the sweep of the rest of the fleet before we have to jump again. We need to be alert.”

Cabinet Member Jiminy has agreed to distribute the new transponder detectors to Marine and OPSEC units.

Doctor Jiminy shows a Cylon transponder

The transponders are described as white ovals about the size of your hand. If you see one, please contact the bomb squad on Pacifica immediately, and do not touch or move the devices.

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Quorum Representative Liana Inshan Arrested, Then Released

Posted by Fleet News Service on March 4, 2008

In a bizarre incident in Pacifica Sick Bay, Quorum of 12 Representative Liana Inshan began acting very strangely. Several military officers attempted to restrain her, and she attacked one in the process. She was promptly taken to the brig on Pacifica.

Admiral Nephilim, President Halberd, and Captain Serapis were summoned to the brig, where they listened to the descriptions of the situation, and also some confusing reports about Ms. Inshan’s medical condition. President Halberd decided to move her to River Delta because it was a civilian judicial matter, and to have the charges reviewed by Attorney General Derin Swenson.

Mr. Swenson decided to drop the charges when Dr. Felicia Huygens explained that a brain tumor was causing Representative Inshan’s behavior. Ms. Inshan was immediately released and sent to the clinic on 7th Heaven for surgery, where the tumor was removed.

We all hope that Ms. Inshan recovers quickly!

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Pacifica Returns, Routes Cylons, Saves Fleet!

Posted by Fleet News Service on March 2, 2008

Pacifica and River Delta made a bold return, attacking and destroying the Cylon Basestar just as citizens on TQ were afraid they would not be able to hold out against more Cylon assaults.

The fleet was liberated from captivity by our brave military pilots, infantry and OPSEC teams, who triumphantly returned to drive away the monsters.

In a huge battle that integrated all of our forces from Marines, OPSEC, Viper pilots and Raptor pilots, Cylons were at last driven back. There were many casualties, and reports are not yet available, but rumor has it that Pacifica Sick Bay is full of wounded fighters.

After the Basestar was neutralized, OPSEC teams swept the fleet for Cylons, freeing civilians and accepting the tearful gratitude of people who had feared for their lives daily for far too long.

When the fleet was separated several weeks ago, civilians were captured and rounded up by the Cylons on 7th Heaven. The desperate citizens managed to secure some weapons and escape to the Tylium Queen. There, led by Cobb Compton and Ensign Serp Auer, brave citizens who were unfamiliar with weaponry or explosives managed to hold the Cylons off for nearly a week. Many died in the siege.

Fierce resistance was encountered on the Conneva, where a large number of Centurians made a stand in the engine room. An entire team of our people was lost in the sweep of the ship, and Pacifica fired on the ship to eliminate the threat, then sent a second team to search for survivors. None of the 18 registered residents of Conneva were found, and only 3 bodies were recovered. The ship was scuttled. It is presumed that the Centurions had killed all citizens before Pacifica arrived.

Admiral Angelica Nephilim, known for being a soldier of few words, was reached while still coordinating the aftermath of the attack. “It was a hard fought battle, but failure was not in our lexicon. I am proud of the fighting soldiers of Pacifica,” she said before turning away to speak to members of her command.

Colonial President Tanya Halberd expressed great sadness when told of the many civilian deaths, including Quorum Representative Conell Dagger, who died with many others defending the families on the Tylium Queen. President Halberd spoke haltingly over the wireless, expressing both joy and grief as she explained that every single member of the Pacifica crew was single-mindedly gutwrenched trying ready the Pacifica to return as soon as possible. She said she would never be able to fully express the relief she felt when OPSEC teams reported that the civilian ships were secured, one by one. She said she wanted to personally thank every one in the fleet who risked their lives to drive out the menace.

Work commenced immediately to repair the sabotaged FTL drives on the civilian fleet ships. It was the failure of those drives that caused the fleet to get separated initially. Captain Starbuckk Serapis coordinated the effort, called on all available engineers to assist, and was able to get the whole fleet to jump away from the cursed place in a fairly short time.

Many tears of joy and sadness will be shared tonight. So say we all!!!

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Broadcast Believed Received from Pacifica

Posted by Fleet News Service on March 1, 2008

Ensign Serp Auer made contact with a Raptor from Pacifica today. I interviewed him and transcribed his remarkable account of the event.

Sable Babii: What made you try to reach the Pacifica by wireless?
Serp Auer: It was something I had to try and do. Luckily there was someone out there to listen. Honestly the message was over-due in attempt but this as my first chance to try and remodulate comms gear.
Sable Babii: Had you tried before or did you get a response your first time?
Serp Auer: The only attempt I made today was the lucky one. I wasnt to sure if the transmitter would work it was so badly shotup when I cobbled it back together.
Sable Babii: That’s amazing. What did you tell Pacifica, and what response did you get back?
Serp Auer: I told them of our situation and that we will hold out no matter what.
Sable Babii: Good. What did they say?
Serp Auer: Since they didn’t know if it was fully secure the raptor pilot only clicked their wireless on and off several times to indicate that they had recieved my transmission. I caught sight of the bird and to say this it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen as of late before it FTL’ed out
Sable Babii: Incredible. Thanks for relaying that. Please keep us posted if you have any more contact, ok?
Serp Auer: Of course.

There you have it, folks. Ensign Auer spotted a recon raptor from Pacifica. Thank the gods this all may soon be over! Don’t tell the Cylons!

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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