Adm. Miguel Rivera
Any Important announcements, news, and events with in regards to Battlestar Aries and Battlestar Galactica. All blog entries are subject to approval to make sure its contents are appropriate for viewing by others by the site moderators. Once blog is approve, all comments are welcome to be made.
Thank you for your understanding and best regards to everyone. "So Say We All!"
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on December 31, 2011 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
On Behalf of The Staff and Crew of Battlestar Aries:
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on November 23, 2011 at 5:10 PM||comments (1)|
On behalf of the staff and crew of Battlestar Aries, we would just like to wish each and everyone of you all, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thanksgiving is a time for sharing with families and friends. Savor each moment of it. Dont eat too much now! GOBBLE! GOBBLE!
"So Say We All"!
Battlestar Aries-BSR 26
1st Battlestar Launch in South Texas
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on November 22, 2011 at 1:20 AM||comments (0)|
Fellow Chapter Leaders,
As you know the Colonial Defense Forces continues to flow in a positive direction. Even though we have our hiccups here and there from time to time you have held your ship course to be true. Even your own chapter members whom I have interviewed randomly attest to the same fact. Good on you all for doing such a splendid job my compliments.
I am here today to address a few items which have come to my attention and things I have seen in the past years. As you know we have Chapter Leaders who have been doing awesome job, but there are those also who have either swayed off the beaten path or simply have not carried out their duties. As the years of flown by peoples personality and out look tend to change that is of course a normal process. Eventually though through focus and responsibilities. As such they can not be discarded or let fall to the way side. My expectations of you all as fellow Chapter Leaders is that you step up and lead your people as well as assume your responsibilities and duties. My expectations for you all are high I will not kid you. I say high knowing full well that you ladies and gentlemen are capable of achieving any goal. We depend on one another and we support each others through a united effort. I know as Colonial Warriors of the Fleet I can depend on you completely. For years we have worked together and have come far together.
Remember the ultimate goal as a CO (Chapter Leader) is to protect your ship and be accountable to your shipmates whom you have recruited and look to you for guidance as well as events to keep them interest in BSG and the chapter they helped create. They are just as responsible to help the chapter grow every ship in the Fleet has their own personality as such makes them unique. Keep this focal point b/c the future and peoples mind are basically subject to change. As time goes by people tend to develop other interest which is cool and should be encouraged. With that being said if you are not keeping your people involved in the development of their off duty activities and those of the chapter then you are wrong. A primary function of leadership is to be involved in the peoples live you represent and assist. Everyone is responsible to each other in one way or another so think about it. Some things are worth pursuing whiles other are just not going to be productive. Help your people so they can be more not just in fandom, but in their personal lives if you can and are willing to step up.
Roster for Chapter Leaders i will be posting simple guidelines about it in order to clear a few things and allow us to ease up on sending out emails. I know many are not fans of having their email boxes blow up with hundreds of emails. This can be a turn off and discourage people from participating so i develop a simple plan to cut back alot. If your morale is good and solid then i am sure your attitude towards work and fandom will be just as positive. If you have any questions about the roster shoot me an email and i will respond and if needed i will post the question to the guideline thread b/c you never know if someone has the same question. Kill two birds with one stone is better then going over and over it again.
Membership i want to hit on this a little b/c all to often the word is not getting out to the members who serve on the chapters. Renewing their memberships is the members responsibility and no one else. We need to start holding them accountable remember you are their Commanding Officer and it will fall on you to remind them and follow up with them. This is another reason why you all have roster please use them for what they are intended for its a tool. I feel everyone has done an outstanding job and need to be proud, but don't let it go to your head. We need to keep a careful eye on manning which leads me to my next subject.
Manning is a major priority not just for the Chapter Leader, but the Executive Officer as well as the Operations Officer. If your manning levels fall below the minimum requirement to keep your chapters going then risk losing your chapter. It’s a simple rules of supply and demand. You need to people to have a chapter and a chapter needs X amount of bodies assigned to it in order to be recognize as a chapter. My goal is not to punish or upset anyone. Its basic reasoning 101 I need 7 bodies to keep my Battlestar going as an example.. If two members leave I now have 4 which if I want to keep my chapter hull classification as a Battlestar I better start recruiting folks. I want you folks to keep a steady pulse and track your folk’s expiration so you can remind them to renew in order to keep your chapters patrolling space instead of dry dock pending your ships disposition.
There will be a few more announcements coming to the CDF Community. I wanted to a get a big jump so I address the Leadership Standards I want to see from you the chapter leader and for that matter your ships senior staff. My next two announcements will be on Guidelines for Rosters, Awards, Colonial Service Records, Gunstar ship update. Thank you all for your patience I am not dead to vanished instead I am back with more for all of you and bring us to the next level b/c that is where you all deserve to be. Also as a project designed for all coming soon. Be ready for it b/c I want to see MAX participation from the CO all the way down to the deck crew person. In closing Colonials the STANDARD starts here and I will hold you to it b/c I know you are capable of it.
Thank you for your attention and continued support in reading this message. Either lead or get out of the way. This is my expectation to you all as Chapter Leaders I NEED YOU TO RISE AND ACT…LEAD YOUR PEOPLE….. And they will follow you. If not then in time they will leave you…. Good luck to you all I will keep a steady email look out. SO SAY WE ALL….~Salutes~
ADM Miguel A. Rivera (CF)
Fleet Operations, CDF
Commanding Officer-Battlestar Aries BSR-26
Squadron Leader, 66th Fighter Squadron
MK VII Viper 06016TX "ION"
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on November 18, 2011 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
Members and friends of Battlestar Aries, will be participating in an event honoring living Vietnam Veterans of the war, in a paintball re-enactment of the We Were Soldiers War. This is to be held at one of the nations number one scenario field located at Hardwood, Texas called Tactical Paintball. This event will take place on December 2-4 and is a 26 hour scenario game. The 2nd is a gathering day, meeting players from all around participating on this event. Several actual living/ surviving veterans from the war along with their families, will be present to watch this event. Amongst them is the world reknown author of the We Were Soldiers, Joe Galloway.
Members/friends of Battlestar Aries will be flying under the banner of San Antonio, Texas one of the best upcoming Scenario/Milsim Paintball Team, The Federation Guard Scenario Paintball Team. This team is under the leadership of the following Aries personnel: Patches(Aries XO), (DragonLady), Bounty Hunter(Aries Lead Marine). Honoring the veterans and for the sacrifice they have given serving this country, is their team's main goal as several members of the Federation Guard Scenario Paintball team are all military personnel.
The Federation Guard will also be contributing snack trays for the Veterans and their families to have and eat as they watch the game.
So Say We All!!
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on November 18, 2011 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
PO Box 39295, San Antonio, TX 78218
Members/ Friends of Battlestar Aries will be participating at the El Louise Project. What is Else Louise you say?
The Elf Louise Christmas Project is dedicated to providing a little bit of joy to Bexar County's less fortunate children. Get into the spirit of Christmas! Join Elf Louise volunteers in spreading joy throughout San Antonio!
The current day Elf Louise Christmas Project has evolved into a community-based 100% volunteer organization. The Project is run by a Board of Directors and Core Volunteers. These individuals work year-round to ensure the project will continue into the future indefinitely. We have over 4,500 volunteers wrap gifts and deliver toys during the Christmas season.
The project began in 1969 when our founder, Louise Locker, was a student at Trinity University in San Antonio. She found that for many San Antonio families, Christmas just did not exist. Louise began to look for a way to provide a few Christmas presents to some of these children. That first year, with the help of a friend, she collected gifts for children in 13 families.
In 2010, more than 5,600 Elf Louise volunteers wrapped and delivered presents to 19,000 children in 5,800 families! The atmosphere happy, busy and Christmassy! One of the most unique aspects of Elf Louise is that we take those gifts and have Santa Claus and his/her helpers deliver the gifts personally to the children. It is probably one of the most joyful experiences you and your family and/or friends can have - to bring joy to a child at Christmas!
Individuals and groups can volunteer to wrap toys, stock shelves, and deliver toys. Click on one of the above tabs to read more about wrapping and delivering toys and how you can volunteer.
2011 ELF LOUISE WORKSHOP LOCATION: 1401 SW Loop 410, Suite 111 - the old Montgomery Ward store at Loop 410 South and Marbach Road in the same building occupied by Beall's.
Although, many of our volunteers desire the opportunity to wrap or deliver toys, there are many more opportunities available. If you are interested in a more in-depth or long term volunteer commitment, we need volunteers for Data Entry, Computer List Auditing, Toy Stockers, Wrap Room Supervisors and Greeters, Warehouse Help and Santa Dressing Assistants. We also have core volunteers that work year-round to ensure the Elf Louise Christmas Project is a success each and every year.
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on November 18, 2011 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
With the Colonial Cylon Alliance joining the CDF and the BFC in a joint BSG Alliance, the need has arisen for a name to call the over all venture.
Dead line for alliance name to be submitted for consideration is by the end of this month: November 30th, 2011
Some of the names proposed so far include:
· Battlestar Galactica Global Community
· Battlestar Galactica Global Community Network
· Battlestar Galactica Global Network
· Battlestar Galactica Network
· Battlestar Galactica Community
· Battlestar Galactica Union
· Battlestar Galactica Unified
· Battlestar Galactica Unified Network
· Battlestar Galactica Federation
· Battlestar Galactica Unity
· Colonial Coalition
· Colonial Confederacy
· Galactica Experience
· Colonial Alliance
· BSG Allied Forces
· Galactica Alliance (Chosen by the Quorum)
· Unified CDF/BFC
· Battlestar Group 75
· Colonial Union
· The Colonial Union of Kobol
If you have a preference or a name not listed that you would like to see considered, email your quorum representative and make your voice heard.
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on November 8, 2011 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
A message from Admiral Jenner:
ADM Jenner is seeking input on the naming of the overall BFC, CDF, CCA Alliance. Link to name list on the CCN, http://www.cdfcommand.com/CCN/index.php/topic,5436.0.html If you have something to say on the naming of our joint organization, email your quorum reps and let them know. If you have a name that hasn't been considered, post it up on the CCN and email your quorum reps to let them know so it can get consideration. Thank you.
Colonial Communications Network - www.cdfcommand.com
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on October 17, 2011 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
Folks, here is the long awaited video of Battlestar Aries 5th Year Anniversary as a Chapter in the Colonial Defense Forces. I know it is way overdue, but here it is: ARIES 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY VIDEO
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on September 4, 2011 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
Come and check out our main website and its new website banner. And please pay carefully attention to the new website banner and see whether you can tell which ship is on the background. Also how many gun terrets can you can pick out from the banner detail :-) - http://www.battlestararies-bsr26.net If you want to know more information about it, do not hesitate to contact Aries Actual :-)
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on September 1, 2011 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
Please come by the main website and see the new Plank Owner art work on display. This is being dedicated to the Founding Fathers and Members of Battlestar Aries for her upcoming 5th Year Anniversary as a chapter in the Colonial Defense Forces. Some of the original Found Members are still around. Some have move on to bigger and better things. But no matter were they are now, they will have a piece of themselves imprinted on the Aries.
Art work is located on the following link: http://www.battlestararies-bsr26.net/foundingfather.htm