USS White Sands NCC-75027
The USS White Sands officially launched on February 21, 2022, with a crew of ten members in the Albuquerque area. The first meeting was held on March 12, 2022, signalling the start of a bold trek in the desert and sunshine of New Mexico.
If you are interested in a fun group that is diverse, wanting to make a positive impact on their community, and shares a commonality in all things Star Trek and Sci-Fi, we are your ship! Come to a meeting or two, meet & greet fellow fans, and explore our website and FB page to see what we are all about. If you’re not in the primary Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area, that’s okay! Take in a Zoom meeting, suggest something in your area and perhaps find new shipmates close by.
Our five-year mission is to explore new science fiction genres, timelines, and opportunities. To assist the community we call home. To look toward the past to find a better future. We hope you’ll join us on this adventure!
898th Marine Strike Group
The USS White Sands is home to the 898th Marine Strike Group (MSG) (Combined Arms-Medical and Aerospace). The primary Military Occupational Specialties for the 898th are Medical and Aerospace, but Marines from all branches and MOS’s (Military Occupational Specialties) are welcome to serve in the unit. The 898th was originally organized and attached to the USS Anasazi, the vessel previously in existence in Albuquerque. The Anasazi and the 898th were dissolved in 2014; however, many original members of the 898th are a part of this ship and decided to reform the MSG. The MSG was reactivated on board the USS White Sands on February 22, 2022 by OIC BDR Mike Dethlefs.
The mission of the 898th MSG is to protect the United Federation of Planets against all enemies, foreign and domestic, in accordance with the orders given to the Strike Group by the Commanding Officer, Forces Command, STARFLEET Marine Corps. These orders may include but are not limited to: serving as an onboard security force for the USS White Sands, setting up and defending field hospitals, deploying its fighters in support of other units and their assigned operations or conducting assault landings, depending upon the situation.
The 898th MSG is organized into two sections (Medical and Aerospace) with additional detachments from other Branches of Service as needed to meet the desires of the Marines on board.
Support the USS White Sands
The USS White Sands does not currently have local membership dues, so all you need to become a member of the USS White Sands is to 1) simply announce that intention to the CO or XO to join 2) send a friend request to the Facebook page and mention the White Sands. The CO and XO will help an individual select a ship’s department most aligned with that person’s preferred functions and welcome aboard!
Support the USS White Sands with a one time or monthly donation.