ESN Ironwood.   Posted by Richard.Group: 0
spartan
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 16:13
Scarecrow
  the COM comes  Back.

  "..seems  my night is ruined anyway...meet me  on the Hanger  dec....we'll talk about it....though?  Shadow is off the board...."
Thomas Spartan
 player, 470 posts
 Trader Captain
 Mechanic
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 16:35
Scarecrow
'on my way. S.'

Spartan to hangar deck
scarecrow
Sat 24 Sep 2016
at 23:37
Scarecrow
  On the top of the Hermes, The Scarecrow  was being loaded  with some items ,  A Hermes MArine  handed Spartan a Packet, and saluted.

  Thomas  entered his craft, complete with ESN transponder . His crew, Including his newly found  young Navigator. Once Buttoned up, She  rose  off the VIP lock and  shot off  towards   the Fuji-Everest Corridor...in minutes    it was a tiny light in the  night, like so many others....
Admiral Hack
 GM, 4728 posts
Wed 29 Mar 2017
at 02:41
Scarecrow
Since  we will no longer have this ship as a focus point... I am converting this  thread to the Ironwood, so she  can have her own thread. for actions/interactions on board....
COMs
Wed 29 Mar 2017
at 02:45
Scarecrow
   As Sarah sat  looking over  reports and  Such... the COM  Call came through  from The Admiral. Not surprisingly , The Admiral  made the COM call himself.

 Commander  McKeon... I should like for you and  your first officer  to   land on the ebach... and take part in the treaty signing.. . you may bring SEC if you wish?..but not  more then 4..there is  already a transport Shuttle laod  of  MArines  down there.. and the Hermes Recon Teams  will be busy down there as well.
Sarah McKeon
 player, 221 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Wed 29 Mar 2017
at 14:37
Ironwood
Sarah looked up from her report at the command screen and accepted the call. "Hello Admiral," She greets Admiral Hack, she listens to the orders nodding in acknowledgement.  "Understood sir,  already done." She says.

Once the com connection is cut she begins preparations for an away team. 4 troopers,  including SSG Morin, LC Harrington,  and herself.  She alerts PO Volkov to prepare the shuttle for another operation. For herself and her XO the uniform will be dress with light armor vest under the tunic,  for the name's she decides to let SSG Morin make a decision.
Sarah McKeon
 player, 236 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Sat 10 Jun 2017
at 18:01
Ironwood
-Player Reentry-

Sarah stood aboard the bridge looking over the should of LT Termaine, watching as he shifted Tactical Systems around working with LT Greene in the Engine Bay.  LT Greene was coordinating repair work on her end, while Scotty shifting resources to maintain maximum possible combat readiness. They could take systems offline which would speed repair efforts however in the hostile region of operations it made better sense to be prepared. The other advantage was it gave the crew an opportunity to practice for cases where they may not have cover and support from the fleet. Both fighters had reloaded and were currently running a close in defensive patrol pattern for the moment. Sooner rather than later Sarah knew she needed to get the two out of their cockpits. It wasn't good form to unnecessarily leave pilots in the cockpit for prolonged periods as it risked fatigue in the case of another skirmish or battle.  She watched as LT Volkov and her gunners provided cover to a small team of engineers working on an external array that had been damaged in the mission. Nodding to herself she drifted around the room observing her people work. Some Captains took a more hands off approach letting their XO's do the observations, not wanting to stress the crew while the knowledge their captain looked over their shoulders. Sarah however thought the opposite, by walking about it let her directly interact with her people and build a more positive and professional relationship.

Satisfied that the work was coming along quickly and smoothly Sarah looked at LC McKeon, "I'll be in my office if you need me. Mr. Exec you have the bridge." She says formally handing off control to her second in command and leaving the bridge to begin working the after action reports, and casualty reports. Knowing her XO she wouldn't be surprised if his damage reports and supply reports weren't submitted to her before she'd finished her performance and casualty reports. The man was efficient, and as perfect an executive officer as a commander could ask for. Sitting at her desk she pulls up her terminal and sets out working. Thanking all that was good that as far as casualties were concerned there wouldn't be any letters home this time.
Sarah McKeon
 player, 237 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Tue 13 Jun 2017
at 14:40
Ironwood
The paperwork flowed smoothly and she watched the repair work take place as little red dots on her ship status window blinked from red to amber and then to green indicating the system had been repaired. One or two systems stayed amber, but she didn't pry knowing her staff would updater her on the status of those systems. In all likelihood they were just short on the necessary parts to do a complete repair or couldn't do a full calibration on the system in the hostile environment. The medical bay reports coming in were promising, the team that she'd brought on were working well together, and SSG Morin's marines were being useful assisting in any area they could. She made a note to release them for a ground op the next opportunity she got, a kind of reward for in a good effort doing the non-specialty related tasks. A reward that really only the Marines she suspected truly enjoyed. It was kind of a "good job, go get into a fight somewhere kind of deal."

Seeing the external repair team had returned and the shuttle was back Sarah sent a comm to PO Volkov, and SSG Morin to prepare to return to the beach. In addition to the standard shuttle crew she detailed only two marines to escort her. Stepping over to her closet, a luxury on such as small warship, she removed a lightweight vacuum sealed skin suit, that was similar to a pilot's but a little lighter and a little less impact, and puncture resistant along with a duty uniform, cut in the same manner and fashion as a ships Captain's uniform but with padding sewn into the tunic and other areas. This uniform was a little more stiff than standard materials but provided minimal protection against knives, projectiles, and pulse. It wouldn't stop a round but it would reduce the damage from it. A helmet and gloves could be worn to seal the skin suit though these she would leave aboard the shuttle. Minimal protection for flying in an active warzone, but it was better than nothing and as the saying went better safe than sorry.

Heading down to the hanger bay with her side arm strapped prominently on her hip and knife on the other she tucks her gloves into her belt, and boards the shuttle leaving her captain's beret on her head. It was a bit of an odd touch that alpha fleet had added to their uniform standards. Different job branches wore different color berets instead of the standard headwear while in uniform, with the Captains beret being white in color. In a way wearing on the beach was equal parts bold and a statement as to her trust that the area was secure.

Once the shuttle had boarded and the hatches were secure PO1 Volkov sent a request to land on the beach through the Hermes to allow the beach team to designate a landing location and to alert anyone necessary that she would be arriving.

---Beach/Beta Quad-->
Sarah
Tue 15 Aug 2017
at 16:53
Ironwood
    The COM light  coms on in Sarah's Quarters. Admiral Sevente . His  thin Mustache  well cared  for. He seems to be in the midst of a meal, with a tall glass of  wine.

  ahhhh..Commander. We have  watched the  great Adventures of the Delta Fleet... I have seen the Ironwood has been trading, how then say...punches as well.

 He  drinks  deeply from  his wine glass. he swirls it  as he looks in to the glass, then, only his eyes look up,..The Admiral  has said, they are going to come here, before visiting the Gamma  Quad..... this is..most upsetting? Does he not think we are capable of protecting   the Alpha Quad?

  There is another Long  sip,..The  Admiral also seems to  want to keep The Ironwood, and her crew with the Delta flee, for an ...unspecified...time.... how do you feel about this?
Sarah McKeon
 player, 3 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 05:43
Ironwood
--Matterhorn-->

Sarah sat in her command chair, a determined glint in her eye. ENS Lafollet lock in final course for Fuji Station. ENS Montoya open a channel to Fuji station control.

Murmers of 'already done' echoed around the bridge. Once the channel to Fuji blinked green one her display she addressed the station, ESN Ironwood Captain McKeon requesting berth at Fuji station on order to Delta Fleet." she waits for approval giving the appropriate scripted responses and once approved gives the command to bring the Ironwood into the station.
Ironwood
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 13:31
Ironwood
 ..FUJI SEC Central..please dock at  Orbiting Dock #5... Glad to see you Back Ironwood.
Sarah McKeon
 player, 4 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 17:21
Ironwood
Glad to be back Fuji control, we will be rejoining the delta Fleet. Please adjust our priorities for services accordingly to meet the fleet timeline. shifting focus Comms get me a channel to Hermes flight control. Inform them we will be joining the fleet and if we should expect to receive the new fighter platform." Reaching for her comm she calls to her shuttle pilot, Anya prepare the shuttle we will be joining the beach party. We will take anyone wanting to join the celebration others can take taxis to wherever the wish.
ironwood
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 17:34
Ironwood
  ..Cast off  for the Fleet  is  2000 hours  tomorrow  with recall at 1800 hours..  CAptain O'Reilly  is on Board the Hemres  , if you want to swap  out  fighter  craft.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:35, Mon 29 Apr.

Sarah McKeon
 player, 6 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Mon 29 Apr 2019
at 22:29
Ironwood
"Understood Fuji control" Sarah rose from her chair, "Mr. Harrington you have the watch."she said heading for her door, she was going to have ENS Volkov drop her at the Hermes so she could speak with Captain O'Reilly. While any of the other crew who wished could spend time on the beach for the remainder of the party.

---Hanger Deck-->
Sarah McKeon
 player, 40 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Fri 3 May 2019
at 00:05
Ironwood
Aboard the Ironwood the crew rotated shifts through the night. LC Harrington had established a rotation for the different sections and had pulled strings with Fuji control and had managed to get a compliment of various workers to assist in the rapid change out that was happening. Granted none of these temp workers were truly trusted and labored under the watchful eyes of section chiefs and crew members. Things were moving fast, fresh supplies were being brought aboard the old fighters had quickly been stripped of Ironwood equipment painted gray and picked up making space for the Mantis which would be delivered the next day. Currently a crew was repainting the deck of the hanger to denote key tie down points and relabel for the mantis.  In the engine room LT Greene was running a series of diagnostics with the Fuji tech team that had overhauled the engines last making a series adjustments to boost baselines and re-calibrate the system.
Sarah McKeon
 player, 65 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Tue 14 May 2019
at 17:04
Ironwood
Around 2PM both Ben and Allison returned to the Ironwood after test flying the Mantis craft. The ship was all a bustle in the hanger as parts and pieces were stored away, the new third flight crew was getting set up and starting to paint the third mantis with the general colors of the Ironwood and alpha fleet. Nose art would come with the pilot. Ben approached Anya,  "Hey Volkov, why do we have a third we only have two fighter pilots?"

Anya glanced over her shoulder as she rushed around giving directions. "Aye well if you'd check your messages then you'd've seen with the smaller airframe we can fit a third giving us a right proper flight." Ben frowned as he headed over to his new mantis to check out the art being applied, and pulled out his comm unit starting to scroll through the messages on it.
Sarah McKeon
 player, 68 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Fri 17 May 2019
at 16:22
Ironwood
Sarah returned to the Ironwood immediately retiring to her quarters to shower and change. She chooses one of her more spartan uniform tunics that have been tailored to fit well, she doesn't bother with any other insignia other than her rank and the ESN/Alpha fleet markers. In all she strikes an imposing figure. Choosing the white beret that Alpha fleet favors for Ship Captains she comms PO Volkov checking on the shuttle.

Arriving at the hanger bay she inspects the organized chaos. The new fighters are getting painted with nose art, minus of course the unassigned fighter. Near the shuttle LT's Mayhew and Alwuad wait patiently both in standard ESN uniforms. Boarding the shuttle they depart for the Hermes to shop for their new pilot.

--Hanger Bay-->
Sarah McKeon
 player, 74 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Tue 21 May 2019
at 04:13
Ironwood
The Ironwood shuttle entered its hanger bay a few short moments before cast off. Sarah stepped smartly onto the Deck to the call of 'Captain on Deck'. She waved a crisp salute at the deck and then nodded to LT Mayhew. "See that our two newest crew members get established in their quarters. ENS Le-ji given our small crew while you serve aboard the Ironwood I will ensure you get flight time, training time, and a chance to compete for a place in the flight. However, when not acting in that capacity you're duties will be to function as our hanger deck chief. We do not have the space for a shed or a specific office, how you organize yourself will be up to you." Turning on her other newest fresh face and addressing both, "I expect both of you to work with and learn from both LT Mayhew and Alwuad, and I know they will mentor you well. Following cast off officers will meet at my mess for a small meal. There will be a larger gathering for all crew on the rec deck starting at the same time. Carry on."

Ben smiled, "welcome aboard, I'll take you to your quarters and give you the grand tour. He says to Longwei. "LT Alwuad will do the same for you. He adds for Le-Ji.

All over the Ironwood came the final bangs and thumps as the heavy cables were separated and the lines were reeled into the ship.

Sarah made her way to the bridge stepping in front of her command chair. "Status report" She called out and around the bridge the different sections began rattling off information in order as numbers and info scrolled on her screen. Once the reports finished she called out, "Nav plot us a course on the fleet vector." She checks her comms screen that filters ship traffic within the fleet and calls out a string of numbers and letters indicating a travel position in the formation and watched as a path appeared on her screen as the information was input. "Mr. Klattenhoff take us out." She called and the powerful engine came up from their almost non-existent background hum to a low rumble as power was fed to them.
Ironwood
Tue 21 May 2019
at 08:55
Ironwood
  for the Ironwood, an 'all ships' message scrolled  across the CAptain's  screen.

  ".. Follow  current   course.. changes will follow  Board meeting.."

   Blips on the  screens  show destroyers and other  corvettes  and sloops  expanding  around the Massive  cluster that was  The Delta  Fleet. even as  support ships   drew into the middle with the Cap Ships   forming up..Delta  1  in the  Front.. Delta  2 to the starboard ,Delta  3  to the Port and Delta 4 four  as Rear guard,  The  ships  forming a Bubble around the support ships, even  as the picket  ships formed a bubble  around the Fleet
Sarah McKeon
 player, 75 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Tue 21 May 2019
at 14:14
Ironwood
The Ironwood drifted a little back towards the rearguard with her powerful engines she could easily respond to any of the forward positions rapidly or jump up to the main body if necessary to act as a quick response force.

Once in position she begins cycling her bridge staff through dinner of the fresh fish she'd ordered as troops and sailors on the rec deck have their own surf and turf dinner.
Sarah McKeon
 player, 76 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Thu 30 May 2019
at 17:26
Ironwood
Aboard the Ironwood things were progressing in a similar yet unique vein. On the hanger deck the pilots assisted their flight crews in adding nose art to their fighters. The two new recruits were running laps back and forth across the bay in their full pilots kit with emergency gear. Every time either Benjamin, or Allison turned around they dove for cover. Both were starting to look pretty smoked, but the abuse continued for about another hour as the last of the painting was completed.

Across the ship various different workouts and emergency tasks were being drilled as well, putting new cremates through trails and training them on emergency procedures.
Sarah McKeon
 player, 77 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Tue 4 Jun 2019
at 20:01
Ironwood
Aboard the Ironwood, Sarah, sat in the Command chair. The ship held its position in formation while the bridge crew drilled emergency procedures. At the tactical station Scott Termaine sweated under the complicated scenario. He sent a series targeting commands to the different gun crews based on the current evasion pattern from his own chair LC Harrington barked commands as he guided the ship through its drill.

Sarah made a few notes on the station then triggered the enemy response. Suddenly several stations flashed red with large Xs indicating the operator had been knocked out. On other screens systems flashed red indicating damage as several enemies blinked out of existence on the boards.


After the exercise concluded Sarah compiled her notes. During the rest of the trip she'd give her assessments to each section chief who'd pass the information along to their teams. Excellent work Mr. Harrington. she says to her XO as the stations reset and revert to their correct real time data as simulation ended. Mr. Harrington, my office please. Mr. Termaine you have the con. She rose smoothly and headed to her war room. Followed by LC Harrington.
Sarah McKeon
 player, 80 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Tue 18 Jun 2019
at 15:15
Ironwood
The exercise reviews had gone well and had been completed, and the Ironwood had settled in to its quiet hum of activity as the various section chiefs completed the various and never ending  list of tasks, checks, assessments, and measurements. Some stations were less busy with the actual flight than others. One of the guns was being calibrated, through tactical but that had little impact on the travel. Meanwhile Navigation and the Helm had their hands full maneuvering within the fleet, and maintaining position as the fleet traveled to its destination.
sarah
Tue 18 Jun 2019
at 16:06
Ironwood
   COMs  Offcier turns to  Sarah,..Ma'am?.. Ensign  Law  from the  Hermes... he sends  is repects   and asks  you to come to the   Hermes, at ytour best  oppertunity...
Sarah McKeon
 player, 81 posts
 Captain ESN Ironwood
 Commander
Tue 18 Jun 2019
at 17:16
Ironwood
Sarah nodded, "Thank you Sonya. Notify Ms Volkov, and inform the Hermes I will be joining them." She rose from her seat, "Mr. Harrington you have the con. Mr. Termaine, with me, and have..." she pauses for a moment then smiles. "Let Sgt Morin know 2 troopers should be sufficient I dont need my entire staff, and let's have Lt. Alwuad fly escort. I'm sure she'd love a chance to visit.she adds semi-cryptically. Before checking her uniform finding it sufficient and heading down to the hanger bay.

--Hermes Hanger Deck--->