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Welcome to Task Force 72

S.E.N.T.I.N.E.L. (Sector Exploration and Necessary Tactical Interdiction Near Enemy Lines).

In September 2384, two starships from the Fourth Fleet, the USS Lakota and the USS Freedom, were sent to investigate reports of a rapidly expanding region of volatile space now known as the Inconnu Expanse. They travelled through a narrow corridor between the Ferengi and the Tzenkethi, but, upon entering the Expanse, they encountered violent spatial anomalies now catalogued as gravitic pulse storms. The well-intentioned scientific mission quickly turned into a struggle for survival, challenged further by an unsophisticated yet aggressive inhabitant of the Expanse known only as the Ravagers. Another mission into the Expanse was not attempted for the better part of a year.

For two years, the Inconnu Expanse lay an open and unanswered question. In 2387, this led the Vice Admiral Rehlan Gar, Chief of Starfleet Science, to deploy the USS Merrimac, a deep space explorer, on a long and circuitous route that wrapped around the Talarians and Tzenkethi in another attempt to enter the Expanse. Gravitic storms were far less severe along this approach, and the USS Merrimac was able to enter the Expanse without any serious problems.

Toward the end of 2387, two revelations by Starfleet Science marked a turning point for the Federation. First, in November of 2387, Starfleet announced plans for an operation to commence by the middle of 2388 to quell the forces of the subspace singularity located in the middle of the Valoris Nebula responsible for fueling its rotation. This meant the phenomenon responsible for much of the Breen Crisis might finally subside, allowing Task Force 72 to focus on operations more exploratory and scientific in nature. The second event was the return of the USS Merrimack from the Inconnu Expanse. The Expanse, a region isolated from surrounding space by violent subspace phenomena catalogued as gravitic storms, had previously been inaccessible to Starfleet. During her half year survey mission, the Merrimack had discovered two safe routes from transiting the storms encircling the Expanse: a long but relatively easy one around Tzenkethi territory near its border with the Talarians, and a shorter but more challenging one through a heavy storm region between the Breen, Ferengi and Tzenkethi. Though there would be challenges with mounting operations into the expanse, the Merrimack brought back reports that the expanse had a dense interior teeming with warp-capable civilizations, and thus Starfleet decided to explore the Expanse in earnest.

At the beginning of 2388, the Fourth Fleet announced that Task Force 72’s mandate would be expanding to include exploratory, science and diplomatic operations within the Inconnu Expanse. It would remain responsible for the borderlands from the edge of Cardassian territory to the edge of Talarian space, but with the Breen Crisis subsiding, it was felt that Task Force 72 would be capable of the undertaking.

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Vice Admiral Bradley J. Harrison
Posted December 9, 2014, 1:21 am

Our 2014 State of the Task Force address has been sent out, please have a read of it at http://forum.bravofleet.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=537. We have had a fantastic 2014 and as Task Force CO, I can't wait to see what is going to happen for us here in Task Force 72 in 2015.
Commodore Powell O'Shaunessey
Posted December 4, 2014, 12:22 pm

USS Resolute is now on indefinite hiatus.
Commander Sean Blackwood
Posted November 2, 2014, 7:43 pm

Denova has a new look! We've had a much overdue make-over and spruced up our 'front porch'. We cordially invite one and all to visit our simm site where you'll hopefully feel the new sense of welcome we emanate and are enthused enough to come simm with us for however long you wish. Looking forward to seeing you in the CO's Ready Room!
Vice Admiral Bradley J. Harrison
Posted October 24, 2014, 3:31 pm

In the meantime, all requests, comments and questions can be directed to the Task Force Commanding Officer. A permanent appointment will be made in the coming days.
Vice Admiral Bradley J. Harrison
Posted October 24, 2014, 3:28 pm

We are so happy to announce that our Task Force Executive Officer in Rear Admiral Alexander Kendrick has been appointed as the new Task Force Commanding Officer of Task Force 38 and will be leaving us here in Task Force 72. We wish him and the USS Armidale crew all the best in their new adventures!