AWD #036: Situation Report February 2005
Situation Report, February 2005
Summary: TACCO makes a general announcement to the Task Force as to the Status of Things.
Date: 12/02/2013
Related Logs: None
Combat Information Center - Deck 2
The Combat Information Center is the tactical heart of the Orion. This CIC is designed in a circular formation, the Admiral apparently a fan of the classical set-up. Dead center are a set of large monitors suspended from the ceiling with DRADIS readings as well as other vital shipboard information. Under this is a small map table outlining current plots and positions. The table has a built-in phone as well as smaller displays as to critical damage reports. Both port and starboard other watch stations are set at all times, in two rows of tiers like stadium seating, one above the other. Each station has a purpose — Helm, Weapons, Communications, Electronic Warfare, Damage Control, and further tactical monitoring. More displays and banks of computer monitors line the walls. This area is heavily guarded by Marines at all hours of the day and night.

Petra has been staring at a couple of pieces of paper he brought with him into CIC for a good half hour, but finally, he reaches for the intercom, and keys the mic, clearing his throat, "To Joint Task Force Nomad, and the Civilian Refugees that have become our guests on Piraeus, this is the Tactical Officer. Its been about a month since the Cylons tried to bring the end of everything down on us, and they have not succeeded. This is information everyone should know about the last month:

"Air Wing, the Marines, and Damage Control have been able to salvage and retrieve a Tylium Refinery ship from an Atlas Mining Corporation site. The ship is in bad shape and it would appear her main engines are not salvagable, so Fleet is weighing options on what to do with her, currently leaning towards parking her in permanent orbit around Piraeus until we can replace her engines. JTF Nomad has a fully functional Tylium Refinery ship, but a second one would greatly enhance our ability to function if we begin to acquire refugee ships as well as people.

"We have begun support operations with Aerilon and Picon while we continue to search remaining locations for refugee survivors and ships. This is going to mean the civilian population of Piraeus will only go higher. To anticipate this before it becomes a problem, we will need to begin construction and expansion of the compound soon, if not now. Civilians with civil engineering and construction experience are welcome and asked to step up and help drive this effort. It is also critical that we be careful on the surface of Piraeus outside of the compound. We've already had several wolf attack incidents, but fortunately no fatalities. Do not go off into the wilderness on your own down there.

"Which leads to a darker subject: The Cylons are keeping civilian prisoners, but at this moment, the internment camps are under far too heavy guard for Nomad's firepower to effect a rescue, without destroying the entire fleet. We are still working on a viable solution for this problem while we continue to search for any other fleet craft that may have survived the initial assault. Once we are able to rescue these individuals, we need to be prepared to welcome them and give them shelter.

"And for the last, and perhaps the most significant point for the month: We have some insight now into what the Cylons have been working on for the last four decades. Our warriors and pilots have seen first-hand the new Centurions on the ground, their new anti-aircraft tanks, and their new Raiders in the air. To go along with this, they have developed an entirely new model of Cylon. These new models are, for all apparent intents and purposes, human, as they can pass medical and psychiatric evaluations intended for humans, and appear as one.

"There are at least six versions of these 'skinned' Cylons, and we have not yet been able to determine an effective way to detect their presence yet, beyond the simple fact that all skinned Cylons of the same model will have the same body and facial style, but variations on skin, hair, and eye color. Because of this, it becomes very important that field personell do not reveal your unit information or the presence and location of Piraeus when coming in contact with Picon or Aerilon refugees or other rescued personell, until Intel has had a chance to clear them, or we develop a better screening process.

"If you have questions about this information or concerns on how it will impact your MOS, direct them to your Commanding Officer, or in the case of civilians, to Tactical, Orion." With that, Petra clicks off the comms and hangs the phone up, sighing and looking over at Abbenshire's shocked face, "Yep. And here we go…"

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