From the Counsellor’s Desk – Star Trek and Mental Health

Gene Roddenberry did not shy away from addressing issues which were uncomfortable or current. This tradition has continued on into present incarnations of the franchise as characters press further into the final frontier. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that mental health issues were woven into scripts long before it was mainstream. Here then, are just a few examples: The Original Series episode, "The Doomsday Machine", featured Commodore Matt Decker losing his crew despite taking the action he believed [...]

By |2021-09-02T22:41:19-04:00September 2, 2021|Medical Log|0 Comments

Captain’s Log – Stardate 202108.31

As the Earth's month of August comes to a close, the World is again in a state of confusion.  Canada has various stages of re-opening from Corona Virus, Ontario has stopped in Stage 3.  The US is being hit by another major outbreak forcing "lockdowns".   That being said, the USS Nomad is going strong.  After some time to recuperate from the Regional Summit, well-deserved rests were taken.  As some days on a Starship seem mundane and repetitive to me, as [...]

By |2021-09-01T19:46:45-04:00September 1, 2021|Captain's Log|0 Comments

Space Science in my Backyard Episode 2

The National Research Council's Algonquin Radio Observatory (ARO) is one of two major radio astronomy facilities in Canada where scientists study the sun, stars and distant galaxies in wavelengths beyond those of visible light. Begun in 1959, the Observatory is situated deep in Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park, away from manmade interference. The site contains a collection of instruments designed for research in several phases of radio astronomy: an array of 32 parabolic reflectors, each 3m in diameter, scans the [...]

By |2021-08-27T23:21:03-04:00August 27, 2021|Second Officer's Log|0 Comments

Captain’s Log – Stardate 202107.30

This month was eventful to put it lightly. A new ship launched from the Nomad named the Volaris with 7 crew members on board.  We are the new support ship. The Cerberus, the other ship we are the support ship for, submitted paperwork for early commission and was able to have the time in shakedown reduced to 6 months. I am very proud of both these new chapters. Much of the crew put significant effort into projects. The Space station with the FB [...]

By |2021-08-22T19:35:54-04:00August 6, 2021|Captain's Log|0 Comments

Ops Log – Stardate 210729.18

Chief Operations Officer Lieutenant Hall’s log, Stardate 210729.18 Shuttle preparations are underway for the Captain and his away team. The away team will consist of the Captain, MCPO Todd piloting, and K9 Crewman Remmington at the Captain’s side. Destination: Starbase 13. The Captain will be busy on the station, preparing to meet with members of Region 13, as well as visitors from afar. Much to do between now and 210731. We have many guests to welcome to the station for [...]

By |2021-08-07T22:36:34-04:00July 29, 2021|Operation's Log|0 Comments

From the Counselors Desk – PTSD Awareness Part 3

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or serious injury. PTSD can occur in people of any ethnicity, nationality or culture, and at any age. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, an estimated 8% of Canadians will experience a traumatic event and [...]

By |2021-08-22T20:10:43-04:00July 10, 2021|Medical Log|0 Comments

From the Counselors Desk – PTSD Awareness Part 2

In thinking about this series on PTSD, I reached out to friends and family who have served and who are currently serving in the military for inspiration. Each story is different. Each person took me on a different journey. One person I reached out to was New York Times bestselling Science Fiction author, former US Marine and volunteer at the National World War 1 Museum, Dayton Ward. Dayton graciously offered to share his thoughts on this important topic. Here, then, [...]

By |2021-07-10T08:10:31-04:00July 10, 2021|Medical Log|0 Comments

From the Counselors Desk – PTSD Awareness Part 1

This blog series is intended to raise public awareness about issues related to PTSD, reduce the stigma associated with PTSD, and help ensure that those suffering from these invisible wounds receive proper treatment. Rather than quote facts and figures in this post, I have decided to tell a story... When I was about three years old, a young man named Mike came to live with our family. Mike was a US citizen attending school in Canada, and his parents were [...]

By |2021-07-10T08:10:42-04:00July 10, 2021|Medical Log|0 Comments

Terry Fox Bonding Mission

Newest Crew Member BIO - Crewman Seven of Ten (Mr. Vincent) Seven of Ten is from Michigan and spent time in the Army from 2003-2013. While in the Army he was deployed to Iraq. He has held positions in S-6 Communications, S-3 Operations, Recruiter and Armorer. His actual enlisted job was 88M (Motor T). After the Army, he went received his certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. After time working in EMS, he took medical leave and returned to school [...]

By |2021-06-30T22:17:37-04:00June 30, 2021|General Ship Notices|0 Comments

Captain’s Log – Stardate 202106.28

Captain’s Log It has been a year.  One year since the USS Nomad launched on 202006.13.  Four others and I took a chance. We wanted to do charity work and make a difference.  We wanted to be seen and do the best we could. One year later we are still in StarFleet.  I filled the paperwork out to launch as a Lieutenant and now I am the Regional Coordinator and a Fleet Captain.  We have 49 members with some coming [...]

By |2021-07-03T02:25:07-04:00June 30, 2021|Captain's Log|0 Comments
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