2018 Gryphon Trophy winnerGRYPHON FLEET ORDER 1812-C, 30DEC2018
Now that all three challenges have been completed, I am pleased to announce that, as winner of two out of three challenges this year, our overall 2018 fleet challenge winning chapter is…
HMS BEOWULF BC-739!
The Gryphon Trophy will be presented to HMS Beowulf so that Captain Shananaquet and crew may proudly display it throughout 2019. Additionally, HMS Beowulf is awarded the FLEET EXCELLENCE AWARD and all current members of the ship’s company are authorized to wear the Fleet Excellence Award ribbon with gold “E.” HMS Beowulf will be considered along with winners from the other fleets for the navy-wide Black Sphinx Cup.
I wish to give honorable mention to HMS Ajax (BC-545) for winning the other one of the three challenges. Ajax was also the previous year’s winner, and I believe that Captain Snedden can take some satisfaction in the outstanding work of our Michigan chapters of Task Force 22.1 as she hands over the Gryphon Trophy to Captain Shananaquet.
Congratulations and well done, Beowulf, and thanks to all participants in Gryphon Fleet!
Toys for Tots Drive AwardsGRYPHON FLEET ORDER 1812-B, 12DEC2018
Bravo Zulu to spacers and marines of HMS Demon who volunteered at the Toys for Tots drive held in Naperville, IL by the Klingon Assault Group (KAG). A mixed force of Klingons and Manticorans collected nearly $1300 in toys and batteries at this location, which was by far the most successful of multiple locations in the overall Toys for Tots drive in DeKalb County.
This is commendable activity on multiple levels, not only as cooperation between fan organizations, but also as charitable activity in the larger community.
The following awards are effective 12 December 2018.
For their volunteer service at a KAG event, representing TRMN in uniform, the following HMS Demon crew members are awarded the MASADAN OCCUPATION MEDAL (MOM):
CDRE Sherman DAY
CWO Ursula DAY
CAPTJG Justin DUPRAS
S3C Tiffany KAMPERSOL
CDRE Geoff STRAYER
LCPL Martin TIZURA
CPO Rick WATERSON
For his participation in a mix of KAG and TRMN uniform, the PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL (POW) is awarded to S3C Marc MALNEKOFF. HMS Demon.
For his leadership and initiative in coordinating the Toys for Tots drive, the NAVY COMMENDATION DECORATION (NCD) is awarded to S3C Marc MALNEKOFF. HMS Demon.
[[Mentioned in Dispatches|MENTION] IS GIVEN to CAPTJG Justin Dupras, commanding HMS Demon, for his leadership and vision in bringing TRMN personnel into this event.
Thank you to all for your charitable activity and for furthering the cause of inter-club friendship in the greater fan community. Your efforts do great credit to TRMN!