Set phasers to fun! The USS White Sands, our Albuquerque-based Star Trek fan club, embarked on its maiden voyage on February 21, 2022. With a spirited crew of ten members, we boldly began our mission in the desert and sunshine of New Mexico.
Our Journey Begins
The inaugural meeting on March 12, 2022, marked the commencement of our exciting trek. If you’re seeking a diverse and lively community that’s passionate about making a positive impact, all while sharing a love for Star Trek and Sci-Fi, you’ve found your ship! Attend a meeting, connect with fellow fans, and explore our website and Facebook page to discover the essence of our voyage. Even if you’re not in the primary Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area, you can join us via Zoom, suggest events in your area, and potentially find new shipmates nearby.
Our Continuing Mission
The USS White Sands is on a continuous mission to explore new science fiction genres, timelines, and opportunities. We’re committed to serving and enriching the community we call home, always looking toward the past to shape a better future. We invite you to join us on this thrilling adventure!
Home of the 898th Marine Strike Group (MSG)
The USS White Sands proudly hosts the 898th MSG, whose primary Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) are Combined Arms-Medical and Aerospace. Originally attached to the previous Albuquerque Chapter, the MSG was reactivated on board the USS White Sands on February 22, 2022, under the command of OIC BDR Mike Dethlefs.
Mission of the 898th MSG
The 898th MSG is tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Following the orders of the Commanding Officer, Forces Command, STARFLEET Marine Corps, our mission may include serving as an onboard security force, setting up and defending field hospitals, deploying fighters in support of other units, or conducting assault landings, depending on the situation. Organized into two sections (Medical and Aerospace), the 898th MSG welcomes additional detachments from other Branches of Service to meet the desires of the Marines on board.
Engage with us as we journey through the cosmos, forging friendships, and celebrating the shared spirit of Star Trek. We look forward to welcoming you aboard the USS White Sands!