Operation
Spindependence
Fifteen pilots set out to bust the funk with fire and 'Merica. That objective was accomplished with firework viewing at Prospect Hill, creative use of railroad tracks, sparklers, and Centvrion's fork grinding space asphalt when Dreadflint stole Red Squirrel's second, extraneous wheel. The fleet also managed a complete orbit of Fresh Pond and four formations, but failed to ascend the parking deck.

On the way out to Fresh Pond, Ichirinsya took advantage of the free expedited subspace transit for the holiday and attempted to board the T at Alewife mid-flight. Though he made it through the airlocks, success was minimal.

The fleet entered unfamiliar territory in the Belmont System, where Dreadflint forcibly ripped Red Squirrel's navigational thruster right out from under her ship while attempting wall formation. While surveying the damage, the batallion was attacked by hostile civilians in a transport armed with space lizard eggs, who managed to land a perfect direct hit on ATM Machine's crank that splattered all over Wombat's leg. Light damage but no casualties were suffered.

Other waypoints included the old Merlin shop, birthplace of SCUL, the Watertown System's space-skate park, where fire was lit and photos were captured, and Christian Herter Park, where the Admiral led the fleet in the SCUL dance. Many funks were busted!

Pilot Ship Points Promotion
AceHole Annihilation 806.971   Ensign
Amethyst Mjollnir 0  
Deadblow Honey Buzzard 628.948   Lieutenant
dogi Wheelie 380.116   Lieutenant, Junior Grade
DrClaw Shockwave 806.304   Commodore
DreadFlint Water 215.205   Chief Petty Officer
excess Chutes & Ladders 755.593   Senior Chief Petty Officer
Fleet Admiral Skunk Cloudbuster 1111.08   Admiral
Honey Gram Temerity 0   Recruit
Ichirinsya Wakizashi 588.421   Aviator First Class
Red Squirrel Centvrion 369.017  
Rocket Bieber Fever 457.805   Petty Officer 2nd Class
Stogie Wadlow 454.475   Ensign
Threespeed Schadenfreude 553.214  
Wombat ATM Machine 542.411   Lieutenant Commander
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock DreadFlint
Chalk Bag dogi
Cleaner Deadblow
Compressor Wrangler Threespeed
ComSat Monkey Deadblow
Damage Control AceHole
Deck Officer DrClaw
Deck Officer Asst. excess
Filmer AceHole
Flat Bag Red Squirrel
Medi Bag Deadblow
Minister of Zoobs DrClaw
Mission Leader Fleet Admiral Skunk
Mission Pinner dogi
Mission Reporter Amethyst
MRC Officer Fleet Admiral Skunk
Navigator excess
Print Jockey Fleet Admiral Skunk
RadioBox A Fleet Admiral Skunk
Radiobox B DrClaw
RadioBox C AceHole
Recycler Threespeed
Skynet Operator (post-mission) Wombat
Stellar Cartographer Threespeed
Sticker Bag Honey Gram
Still Cam Rocket
Tailgunner AceHole
Tool Bag Wombat
Wookiee Bag Ichirinsya
Division: MAD
Date: 07/04/2015
Status: Failure 
Origin: Fort Tyler
Destination: Someplace Chill
Light Years: 22.348
G-Well Activity: 2.057
Technical Rating: 1.874