Greetings, and welcome to the USS Liberty’s home on the web.
The USS Liberty NCC-75012, a Sovereign Class Cruiser is a correspondence chapter of STARFLEET International, based out of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
For over 40 years, STARFLEET has provided Star Trek fans a way to meet each other, make friends, have fun, give back to their communities, and show that the dream of Gene Roddenberry can live long and prosper. On the local level, members can gather with other fans for a variety of enjoyable activities. On the international level, STARFLEET offers our members a wealth of resources that you won’t find in any other Star Trek fan clubs. In addition to a great set of membership materials and our regularly-electronic newsletter, STARFLEET offers members the chance to get involved with STARFLEET Academy, the STARFLEET Marine Corps, Task Force 31 MACOs, STARFLEET Medical, Pet Fleet, and much, much more. We even have a group of academic monetary scholarships that are awarded to deserving STARFLEET members each year.
STARFLEET Chapters are grouped into Regions, each Region covering a different geographical area. These regions will often hold gatherings where crews of many Chapters get together for conferences, parties, charity events, and a whole range of other activities.
STARFLEET is divided into hundreds of local Chapters, each named as a different starship or space station. Chapters are where the members of STARFLEET get together locally to make friends, meet, and have a fun time. Our many Chapters are spread out across the United States and also in foreign countries all over the world.
STARFLEET Chapters range in size from 10 members to several dozen. Some get together and meet in person while others are correspondence Chapters where members who live far away from each other can still exchange messages via e-mail, telephone, and even good, old-fashioned postal mail.
Membership to the USS Liberty is free and open to any STARFLEET, Int. member in good standing. The USS Liberty is classified as a correspondence chapter and is designed for the STARFLEET member who can not or does not want to attend meetings. The USS Liberty has members from all over the world, and to stay in contact with them we use the chapter newsletter (THE FREEDOM) and we use several communications mediums to keep in touch such as using old standards of snail mail for those members with out the internet, telephone, and primarily the Internet; like email, listserv, Facebook, messaging and video conferencing.
When a crewmember is assigned to the USS Liberty, the crewmember will choose a department of assignment from one of the eleven chapter departments:
- Support Service
- Diplomatic Corps
- 920th Marine Strike Group
- Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 31st MACO Group
Each member of the USS Liberty is entitled to the following:
- Chapter ID Card
- Membership Handbook
- 6 issues of the bi-monthly newsletter called “THE FREEDOM”
- Promotion Certificates as earned
- Award Certificates as earned
- Membership Certificate
* Note: All materials are supplied by electronic means in pdf format.
Like most other STARFLEET chapters, the USS Liberty members hold positions ranks and as such promotions are granted based on a points system which demonstrates how a member is active in the chapter, Region, Fleet, and in their own community. Members of the USS Liberty may be as active or inactive as they choose. If a member only wants to sit back and read the newsletter, that’s fine. If a member wants to get involved there are many ways to do so: writing for the USS Liberty, Regional, and FLEET publications; artwork for these publications; writing letters; working on projects such as ship’s blueprints, care packages to deployed soldiers, recruiting; recycling programs, building models; or anything you can think of that your Department Chief, First Officer, and Captain approve.
I hope you enjoy your tour of the USS Liberty.
Live long and prosper!
|Commanding Officer||First Officer||Master Chief Petty Officer|
|Michael McCarthy||Charles Phillips Jr.||Position Vacant|
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