Hawkeye Island

Task Force 86

Welcome to the Hawkeye Island!



Base Overview


The island of Hawkeye, on the planet Raeya III is one island in the Randa Island archipelago. Leased to the United Federation of Planets in 2376, where Starfleet built a small base upon, and other structures went up quickly around entire island. Measuring roughly 37 km long and 40 km wide with an area of just over 653 square kilometers, Hawkeye is situated in the tropics of Raeya III, and was once the largest Starfleet presence in the area. However, the base was abandoned in 2385, and fourteen years later, Starfleet is returning at the invitation of the Raeyans.

Situated in the tropics on Raeya 3, Hawkeye shares many other geographical similarities with the other Randa Islands, such as a long beach along the western side of the island and many small, fairly shallow, rivers running throughout the landmasses. Jungle takes over in what undeveloped parts there are of Hawkeye, and some wildlife still roams the island. The base itself was originally built to house over 10,000 officers and anywhere from 4,000 to 6,000 civilians. However, Starfleet has only put minimal resources toward reactivating Hawkeye, with estimates that less than half the original compliment of officers will be assigned to the base in the foreseeable future.

Island History


The island was donated by the Sharan family, the richest Raeyans on the planet and owners of most of the Randa Islands and its property. The island was chiefly a nature preserve before the Raeyans offered the Federation to built a base on their planet. In 2376 the Federation built a small base, a cluster of just a handful of buildings, but quickly began building other complexes and hangars throughout the island ranging from science facilities, to a massive hospital and medical offices, to aerospace manufacturing and testing compounds.

The base has a long history in the Starfleet's Fourth Fleet, and has had many different commanding officers and has been assigned to several task forces over it's existence so far. Some of the former commanding officer's include William Coast-Endas, Janice Fultain, Amanda Lee, Dimitri Hunt, Rae Ann Worth, Christopher Johnson, Eric Winters, Leah Katana, and Clay Teller.

In 2399, at the invitation of the Raeyans, Starfleet decided to reactivate Hawkeye Island after a 14 year absence on the planet. Clay Teller was reassigned to the planet to head up repair and restructuring of the base, with limited resources and personnel. The Raeyans are a Federation Protectorate, and the Federation dispatched several diplomats to try and finally bring the Raeyans into the fold as a Federation member world. However, opinion of the Federation has began to sour in a growing percentage of the Raeyan populace, and what use to be a small radical group of anti-Federation Raeyans known at The Eternal Light, has returned stronger than ever before. Between an under-resourced base, an uphill battle to bring the Raeyans into the fold, and the looming threats of The Triangle region, the crew of Hawkeye has their work cut out for them.

Themes


The stories on Hawkeye will take a focus on the tumultuous relationship between the Raeyans and Starfleet. With the planet on the far reaches of Federation space, and a Starfleet that is very understaffed and resourced, managing base repairs and reactivation, and Raeyan relations. Drawing inspiration from the modern state of the franchise, Starfleet is not the perfect, utopian, all serving force it once was. Costly mistakes will be made, and it will be up to the writers here to ensure that Starfleet and the Raeyans are able to rectify and become closer allies than ever before.







Latest Mission Posts

» Meeting the Spook

Mission: Welcome Back
Posted on Tue Sep 15th, 2020 @ 8:54pm by Lieutenant Commander Naomi Morgan-Sharan

After meeting with the young Cadet, Naomi finally was able to make it to her Building up in the mountains. She had a lot of work to get done as it wasn't going to do itself, with very little staff and engineering crew finally arriving she would be able to…


» Medbay

Mission: Welcome Back
Posted on Mon Sep 7th, 2020 @ 12:01pm by

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Addison walked through the base not really planning on anything in particular. Having just exited the shuttle, she truly wanted to get a feel for things. Get the lay of the land as some people say. Her first impression was a strange one. The island was magnificent and breath-taking;…


» Discharges

Mission: Welcome Back
Posted on Thu Sep 3rd, 2020 @ 11:14am by Captain Clay Teller

Having finished her rounds, filed the last of her reports, and given her briefing to the next shift, there was only one more task left for Addie. She reviewed the notes on her padd, as she sighed. Commanding Officers were never very good patients, most in her opinion suffered from…


» Work in Progress

Mission: Welcome Back
Posted on Fri Aug 28th, 2020 @ 5:01pm by Cadet Senior Grade Janet Ashby & Lieutenant Commander Naomi Morgan-Sharan

The outside landing pad was packed. Littered with shuttles, supplies, and personnel all waiting for their assignment Janet amongst them expecting hers any moment. Although, she wondered, what a cadet would be assigned to a planetary base. Usually the final year as a cadet, they were traditionally were stationed aboard…


» Long Trips Are Not Fun

Mission: Welcome Back
Posted on Wed Aug 26th, 2020 @ 9:54pm by

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Sometime back, before arriving

If there was one thing Addie hated more than anything else, it would have to be long shuttle rides. Even with the modern inventions or whatever the Tech guys thought of this week, these trips were still boring. Sure, she brought a book but sadly…