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Posted on Fri Dec 9th, 2016 @ 9:35am by Gunnery Sergeant William Rollins

Mission: Shakedown
Location: Wyvern transport to the Armageddon

A few months passed since his application was accepted in the “Reavers”. Just enough time to train with his marines before being transferred to their new assignment; the USS Armageddon. Training was hard, but necessary; marines are always ready for any eventuality and so they had to be familiar with their new surroundings being that Normandy class vessel.

As he stood behind the Wyvern’s crew, gripped to the door frame of the cockpit, he looked at his marines with pride. They were all strapped in, their personal belongings secured overhead… they’ve earned the right to be sitting there every last one of them. Will’s platoon did good, in fact they did great. Of all the training simulations, the Reavers performed better than the other 3 platoons even though their percentage of green soldiers was higher. He believed that the transition between the old gunny and himself went well, that the platoon trusted him to take the right decisions and it showed. Wherever the ship would take them, whatever mission they would have to perform, these marines would end up victorious.

The pilots started their approach sequence and communications started with the Armageddon. Will turned forward to look at their destination, a smirk appeared on his face. They probably would be the first marines to step on these decks and he loved it. He was the senior NCO of the 1st platoon of 2nd battalion Bravo company… 1st platoon, number one, the top dogs and he would make sure it stays that way.

The ship grew closer and the shuttle bay door opened, welcoming them home… but there’s no time for an housewarming party; marines have to be ready for anything and that's the Reavers were sent in first: to get things ready.

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

 

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By Gunnery Sergeant William Rollins on Mon Dec 12th, 2016 @ 6:22pm

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The hopper was about to touch down, Rollins could feel the excitement of his marines especially the first timers. He admitted to himself that he was too, but didn’t let it show to his troops. The ship rocked as it settled down on the deck.


Rollins: “Atten-HUH!”


That command, the marines went immediately silent and and looked straight in front of them. Will joined his hands behind his back and started to walk slowly towards the stern of the shuttle.


Rollins: “Marines, on my command, you have 5 minutes to get your gear and form up outside this hopper on the landing deck…”


He takes his luggage and activates the loading ramp.


Rollins: “... Platoon, dis-miss.”


Will gets off the hopper first, like he did in training; he would be the first to step on and the last to leave. He walked calmly to the side of the Wyvern, slowly dropped his bag and looked at his watch, looking up once and awhile to see how they were doing. He stood to straight, hands alongside his body. The Corporals are aligning their squads… 3… 2… 1….


Rollins: “Atten-HUH!”


A very distinct whoosh sound was heard in echo as the troops executed his command.


Rollins: “Right, FACE!”


… followed by the sound of boots tapping the ground all at once, the platoon turned right while Will turned left and assume his place in front of the left column.


Rollins: “Forward, ‘ARCH…”


Will and his platoon started moving, he gave them more commands as they got to the upper level and walked towards the shuttle bay door. He had them stop a few feet from the door and had the platoon form 2 columns instead of 3 so they would fit in the corridors, then resumed their walk through the ship towards 1st platoon’s barracks.


Rollins: “Platoon, HALT.”


Will had his troops stop in the corridor in front of their barracks, soon they would be home…

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