Sometimes... An Engineer Is All You Need!



Outpost Curtiss DS-20 is an Engineering Support Base operating galactically north of the Draken System in the Taugan Sector. The outpost sits near the galactic western entrance to the Raeyan Transit Corridor. The station acts as an engineering, supply, and medical port for vessels going in and coming out of the corridor. A Research & Development Division is also stationed on board Outpost Curtiss to analyze technology discovered in the Raeyan region and research new technologies. And, the USS Janitza a Diligent-class vessel is assigned as a garrison.

Construction began in the year 2364 and completed by 2371. Originally used for scientific purposes, the station was abandoned at the height of the Dominion War. Finally, in 2380 the process of restoring and re-purposing the station began in earnest. Completion of Outpost Curtiss happened in 2388 and the station officially came online in December of that year. Presently the station is under the command of Captain Wyatt Hickerson.

We are a group of writers from all over the world dedicated to writing the story of our characters, their home here on Outpost Curtiss, and Star Trek. All types of writers who are at least 13 years of age and older are most welcome. While, we primarily focus on engineering other elements that make us unique are highly encouraged. Here on Outpost Curtiss we strive to have a fun and safe writing environment for all! Check us out and certainly join our ranks as Starfleet Officers or Federation Civilians.

Yours,

Wyatt Hickerson
Captain, Commanding Officer







Latest News Items

» 2017 End of the Year Report

Posted on Mon Jan 1st, 2018 @ 6:36am by Captain Wyatt Hickerson in General News

Commanding Officer's Remarks

Back in February of this year I made the decision to return to running my own simm and contacted some of you who I had written with in the past. And, so Deep Space 20 or as we call it Outpost Curtiss was born. The simm officially started back in March without any idea as to where it would lead we set off into the stars. This year we have seen players come and go both people that we've written with and those we have never written with. We have seen both ups and downs, triumphs and defeats, yet here we are.

With the end of 2017 we will see the end of the simm year 2388 and the beginning of the year 2389 that will carry us through until the end of 2019. As an Engineering niche simm we have tried to focus largely in the field of engineering and development of technologies. When we started we were one of two engineering simms in the fleet now we are alone as the only engineering simm. Outpost Curtiss is unique in that we have drydocks and a Starfleet Corps of Engineering detachment. Not every department here has the same amount of focus applied to it and yet those of you in the other departments have made the best of that.

Even with our ups and downs we have continued to grow our characters into what they are today. We have developed them far beyond where anyone thought possible. Sure, we have lost a few people along the way and, yet we have gained so much. We have learned valuable lessons from those who have departed and I wish to take the time to thank each and every one of them. We have also learned valuable lessons from those that have remained with us throughout this epic journey. To each of you still with us I thank you for remaining through thick and thin.

Respectfully,

Captain Hickerson

Executive Officer's Remarks

Hard work, dedication, and great writers are all difficult traits to come by and with each one of you who are still around I see these features and so much more. When Dillon came to me and invited me to join this group and then Patrick suggested I take the Executive Officer's position because of my desire to run a simm myself one day I accepted. And, I am proud to have done so because over the past few months I have watched each of you grow.

I have written with all of you in some fashion and am quite proud to have done so. While, we have lost a few people we have gained so much more with those who have remained. Dedication and hard work are what it takes to make any simm successful. Without the players, without each of us, Outpost Curtiss would have died in its infancy. It all started with an idea and while we did not follow that idea quite to the letter that had been presented to those of us who started this we did make this into our own.

I am proud to be here serving as your Executive Officer and having the opportunity to write with each of you is a blessing of the highest order. Keep up the excellent work into the year to come and this game will continue to grow and prosper. As mentioned above you are the ones who make this simm what it is and what it has become. I look forward to working with each of you in the future as we continue to press forward through the best of times and the worst of times.

Thank you,

Commander Michelle Garrett
Executive Officer

Promotions & Awards

Promotions:

For exemplary service to Outpost Curtiss and continued support of the station and the crew even when things slowed down. Also for the development of both the playing character and non playing characters even with all of the struggle I am proud to promote Lieutenant Jeffery Washington to the rank and grade of Lieutenant Commander with all rights and privileges that come with said rank.

Lieutenant Jeffery Washington to Lieutenant Commander

For exemplary service to Outpost Curtiss and continued support of the station and crew even when things slowed down. Also for developing both character and non playing characters and, finally for helping others when they were struggling to find their place here. For the steady development of the station and all of the suggestions put forth I am proud to promote Lieutenant Yvanka Dravex to the rank and grade of Lieutenant Commander with all rights and privileges that come with said rank.

Lieutenant Yvanka Dravex to Lieutenant Commander

For exemplary service to Outpost Curtiss and continued support of the station and crew even when things slowed down. Also for developing your character beyond where you started instead of keeping the characterization exactly the same throughout. For suggestions made to improve the storyline of Outpost Curtiss and assisting the rest of the command team. I am proud to promote Lieutenant Commander Chelsea McDanielson to the rank and grade of Commander with all rights and privileges that come with said rank.

Lieutenant Commander Chelsea McDanielson to Commander

Awards:

Bronze Achievement Ribbon – Parin
Silver Achievement Ribbon – Nadia Benson Ph.D.
Gold Achievement Ribbon – Commander Chelsea McDanielson

Players Choice – Captain Wyatt Hickerson (Patrick)
Executive Officer's Choice – Lieutenant JG Tolam Pizal (Trey)
Commanding Officer's Choice – Lieutenant JG Sinjohl Tagorn (Javier)

Six Month Service Ribbon – Lieutenant Commander Yvanka Dravex

Inter-Departmental Service Ribbon – Lieutenant Commander Yvanka Dravex (ENG), Commander Michelle Garrett (ENG), Captain Wyatt Hickerson (ENG)

Player of the Month – Lieutenant Commander Stephen O'Malley M.D. (Tim)
Player of the Year – Commander Chelsea McDanielson (Sarah)

Departmental Citation – Engineering Department
Writing Efficiency Ribbon – Commander Chelsea McDanielson (Sarah)

Simulation Service Citation – Captain Wyatt Hickerson, Commander Michelle Garrett, Commander Chelsea McDanielson, Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Washington, Lieutenant Commander Yvanka Dravex, Lieutenant Commander Stephen O'Malley M.D.


» Fleetwide News

Posted on Wed Dec 27th, 2017 @ 9:58pm by Commander Michelle Garrett in General News

Everyone,

There are a couple important updates from the fleet that I would like to pass along to you all. Firstly, about a week ago our Task Force XO decided to resign as the TFXO, but retain his simm. We now have a new TFXO the player known as Beeman on the forums and the BF discord channel. So congratulations to our new TFXO here in Task Force 93.

Also, Task Force 38 has selected a new TFXO as well and I'm proud to announce that our very own Captain Hickerson or Patrick as we know him has been selected to fill the role. So congratulations to you as well Patrick. :)

Thanks,

Garrett


» New Member

Posted on Tue Dec 19th, 2017 @ 5:40pm by Commander Michelle Garrett in General News

All,

Please join me in welcoming our newest member to the simm:

Lieutenant Jordyn de Planca - Chief Traffic Control Officer, played by Emily

Welcome to our little family!

Thank you,

Garrett


» Awards

Posted on Mon Dec 18th, 2017 @ 6:10pm by Captain Wyatt Hickerson in Sim Announcement

All,

For completing six months of active service the following personnel are being awarded the Six Months of Service Ribbon:

Lieutenant JG Tolam Pizal
Lieutenant JG Sinjohl Tagorn

Congratulations!

Thanks,

Capt


» Personnel Changes

Posted on Sun Dec 10th, 2017 @ 6:06pm by Captain Wyatt Hickerson in Out of Character

All,

There are some personnel changes I will start with the bad news; Doctor Trevors, SCPO Oroht, and Tolus Markta have all decided to leave us due to real life commitments they will all be missed and I wish them all the best of luck all three players are always welcome back. With their departure their PNPC's will remain for the time being as NPC's until the end of the current episode.

With the departure of his real life brother Tim has requested to change characters and take over as the Chief Medical Officer and I have granted his request. So please welcome our new CMO LCDR Stephen O'Malley M.D.!

Finally with Tim moving to the medical department that has left the Chief Operations position open and so I have asked Gregory who plays Lieutenant S'Toriin if he would like to do a lateral transfer to Operations and he as accepted my offer. So congratulations to our new Chief Operations Officer Lieutenant S'Toriin!

Thanks,

Capt


Latest Mission Posts

» Extended Duties

Mission: Episode 4 - Technological Cascades
Posted on Wed Jan 3rd, 2018 @ 4:57am by Captain Wyatt Hickerson & Lieutenant JG Tolam Pizal

Wyatt tapped his fingertips together in front of his face as he stared through the computer console towards the Commodore that was on the other end. Her name was Neela Izal and in less than four hours she would be arriving on the station to tour the USS Paladin her…


» Race To The Finish

Mission: Episode 3 - The First Link
Posted on Sun Dec 31st, 2017 @ 10:12pm by Captain Wyatt Hickerson & Commander Michelle Garrett & Commander Chelsea McDanielson & Lieutenant Commander Yvanka Dravex

Wyatt looked across his desk and sipped at the mug of coffee in one hand before looking down at the PADD in his other hand. "Commander McDanielson..." He said and looked up towards her.

Chelsea had been leaning against the bulkhead over next to the replicator so that Commander Garrett…


» Bacterial Insights

Mission: Episode 3 - The First Link
Posted on Sat Dec 30th, 2017 @ 11:56pm by Lieutenant Commander Stephen O'Malley M.D. & Nadia Benson Ph.D.

Doctor O'Malley had no idea what kinds of projects he would be working on when he had taken the assignment as Chief Medical Officer aboard Outpost Curtiss. His position was taken only a few days earlier and he arrived shortly thereafter to fill that role. Now, he was in the…


» Fully Grown... Friend

Mission: Episode 3 - The First Link
Posted on Thu Dec 28th, 2017 @ 6:58am by Captain Wyatt Hickerson & Commander Michelle Garrett & Lieutenant Commander Yvanka Dravex & Lieutenant JG Manuel de Planca

Dravex made her way into the Science Lab with a mug of coffee in her hand and let a yawn go through her lips before a heavy sigh followed behind it. She took a sip from the steamy beverage and looked at her deputy department head, "Report?" She asked referring…


» Disreputable Business Arrangement

Mission: Episode 3 - The First Link
Posted on Tue Dec 26th, 2017 @ 7:37pm by Lieutenant JG Zekur Lejas & Parin & Ensign Vadzu Lexa

Vadzu paced back and forth outside of the Ferengi's bar while she waited for Lieutenant Lejas to show up quickly losing what little patience she had remaining. Her arms were crossed over her chest with each step she sighed a little bit trying to calm her spirits. The Trill woman…