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Marines ready for action

Posted on Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 @ 9:49am by Gunnery Sergeant William Rollins

Mission: Wildspace
Location: Reaper's barracks
Timeline: 8 days after arrival


Rollins was taking one last look at himself in the mirror. Perfect; his uniform and hair was utterly perfect. He took a look at his watch, he had a few minutes left before inspecting his troops. He exited his quarters and got into position, one of the sergeants looked at him, but Will signaled him to carry on. He looked one last time at his timepiece, waiting for 0600 hours…

Rollins: “ ‘TTEN-HUH!”

At his command, every marines stepped out in front of their bunk, arms along their side, standing straight and looking forward. Will walked slowly in the center aisle, inspecting his marines and their area. He could not be prouder of the discipline they exercised, but he didn’t let it show. Arrived at the end of the strip, he did an about face before proceeding.

Rollins: “At ease… Marines, (he started to walk slowly towards the other end) our mission is coming to an end. We pulled double duty all last week, checking and double checking the company’s equipment, testing and calibrating our weapons, preparing the arrival of our brothers and sisters as well as our CO. Today isn’t any different; this morning we will finish what we started and at 1200 hours, you will be all off duty until 0600 hours tomorrow.”

“But first things first. We’ve trained all week at this time and today isn’t any different. Sergeants, escort your squads to the holodeck 1 for 1 hour of PT fun… after that we go for morning “chow”. At 0745, meeting in the briefing room for the NCOs for today’s deployment… (arrived at the other end he turns around) PLATOON, DIS-MISS.”

As the sergeants formed their squads in columns by two, the platoon headed out the barracks and towards the holodeck.


Gy. Sgt. William Rollins
1st Platoon "Reavers"
SFMC 2nd Battalion Bravo Company
USS Armageddon
Task Force 47b
Obsidian Fleet


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