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Release The Swarm!

For the last pre-commissioning training ops, the skipper took us out to the Deimos range.  Mars eclipsed the sun and it was dark as the Kuiper out there.  Damn Blowflies -- I mean "Condors" -- are ugly beasts, but their stats say they'll get the job done.  Only some real ops will say.

The drill went perfectly.  The skipper gave the command and all dozen hanger doors snapped open in under two seconds.  Then the whole VF203 Condor squadron spat out like flies waved off a pile of dung. Not that Hornet is a pile of dung or anything. Bad analogy, I guess. Better scratch that --

-- Lt. Cmdr Alfonso Kimball, XO IMN Hornet, 6 February 2519

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