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August 25, 2002

    Welcome to this issue of the NewsFlash.  I know most of you have received the survey and returned it, and I have seen a lot of positive feedback.  Remember, this is your group and the Command staff wants to hear what you have to say.  If you haven't done the survey yet, please do it soon so we know what direction we should be taking in the future.  

    In other news, the Gundam sim will be beginning August 31st.  Make sure your part of the first wave to retake Australia!

    And finally, I'm going to be starting a newsletter group using the responses from the Survey.  If your interested in helping out, be sure to check the question saying you want to help.

Ann Johnson
Captain Ann Johnson


Sim Schedule

Time is fluid ... like a river with currents, eddies, backwash.
... Spock, "The City on the Edge of Forever," stardate 3134.0..


Dear ASG Member,

       To better serve you we are looking for your input.  This is important for us in a couple of ways.  We are working on new sim formats and revamping how we process applicants.  If you would, take just a few minutes, please copy and paste this e-mail to a blank page, answer the questions and mail them back to

How long have you been a member of the ASG?
0-6 months 
6 months - 1 year
Over one year

Are you an AIM or AOL member. 
Yes, AOL only
Yes, AIM only
Yes, Both AIM and AOL.

What times are best for you to sim.
4-6 eastern
6-8 eastern
9-11 eastern

What day is the best day for you to sim?




Do you regularly attend:
1 sim a week
2 sims a week
More then two sims a week

How can we make the sims more interesting for you?

What would you suggest to improve the ASG?

What would you suggest for a new sim genre; or should we include more sims from the ones we have now?

Do you visit the ASG website. Yes or No

Would you like more training?  Or do you feel that the simmers get enough training at the sim and from the webpage?

Have you looked over the sim schedule? Yes or No
Do you check the schedule daily?

Do you visit the logboards?

Do you read the NewsFlash?  Yes or No.

I would like to help out in the ASG more. 
Sign me up for:
Helping with the Newsletter.
Helping with a sim.
Writing for the Newsletter
I would like to help welcome new recruits.
I would like to help with recruitment.
I would like to help with training new simmers


Gundam Wing starts Saturday, August 31st at 5 pm PST, 8 pm EST

In the year Universal Century 0079, the Principality of Zeon invents a gigantic human-shaped weapon called the Mobile Suit (MS) and begins its war for independence against the Earth Federation. Zeon forces quickly defeat the now thoroughly outclassed Federation Navy and Invade the Earth. They quickly struck through the Federations forces on Earth as well due to the great power of their new weapon, leaving only a few nearly impenetrable bases in Space and on Land in Federation Hands. 

Then the Federation began itís own Mobile Suit program and developed the Gundam and other new Mobile Suits. The few Federation forces left on Land, Sea, and Space began Striking back at the Zeon Military on their own terms and gained back much of the lost territory but soon the offensive ground to a halt. This is where you come in join us and become a member of one of two of the Federations Elite Mobile Suit Units! The 04th and 5th MS Teams are Ready for you!

Are you ready to help them retake the Earth?

Captain's Log: A crew member has been murdered. Lieutenant Commander Pooga, was killed in his quarters while making a log entry. The last part of his log recorded the words, "... so I went to engineering and opened up... OH MY GOD NO! PLEASE DON'T!! :::sobs::: I don't want to die..." There ended the recording. However oddly enough there are no marks on his body, inside or out. The doctors are still examining him but can not find a cause of death. William Pooga was hated on the Fireball, so it would seem everyone is a suspect. I can't imagine our crew doing such a thing... but with how venomous the crew was toward him, it is possible. We must find the killer! 

Mission: Locate the murderer and bring that person to justice. Come Join the fun loving crew of the USS Fireball as they seek to learn the answers behind the raiders and their goals in 
stealing artifacts from archeological sites! Sunday 10:00 PM EST in room USS Fireball. Please be Prompt! Commanded by the Fireball's Creator Slate Raven!