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Raven Colonial Marines

Raven Marine OIC- Brigadier Gen. Eduardo "Enforcer"

Raven Marine NCOIC- Master Gunnery Sergeat- Paul "Iceworm" Oakley

What is it like to be a Marine aboard the Raven you ask? I believe the General Orders that all new Marine Recruits have to know and memorize will tell it all.

-To take charge of this post and all BFC property in view

-To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

-To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

-To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own. IE: in the event of a COMM breakdown, all orders must be yelled or verbally given to the next sentry no matter the distance from the next post and so on...until the entire unit knows the same order issued.

-To quit my post only when properly relieved.

-To receive, obey and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Executive Officer, Detachment commander, and officers, both commissioned and non-commissioned, of the guard only.

-To talk to no one except in the line of duty.

-To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

-To call the MarDet Commander or the XO in any case not covered by instructions.

-To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.

-To be especially watchful at all times, especially wartime, and to challenge all persons on or near my post and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.

If you have what it takes to be the elite of the elites, then there is only one place to join. JOIN THE RAVEN COLONIAL MARINES here at Battlestar Galactica Fan Club !!! Check us out on the Raven website:



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Discussion Forum

Redesigned Raven Marine Logo and Mtching Banner

Started by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley. Last reply by Rob "Joker" Crane Apr 4, 2016. 3 Replies


Tags: Logo, Banner, Patch, Marines, Raven

World of Origin / BSG Biography

Started by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow Oct 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Attention…..Attention!!!To all members of the Raven MARDET.First of all, I know you're not pilots, but I don't see any reason you can't use the Travel Guide to do what this discussion is all about.…Continue

Symbols in the Raven Colonial Marines Patch and Banners

Started by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley Jun 23, 2014. 0 Replies

The Raven Colonial Marine Detachment Patch and Banners are filled with heraldry and symbols…Continue

Tags: Symbols, Heraldry, Banner, Patch, Marines

Reporting for duty

Started by Tracy "Mojo" Wilson. Last reply by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley Oct 23, 2013. 5 Replies

With my orders from Raven actual, I am reporting for duty! Pvt. Tracy Wilson, and looking forward to meeting all that will be at All-con this March. So say we all!Continue

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Comment by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley on March 29, 2016 at 11:29am


If your idea of a fashion statement is combat boots, basic black and a bad attitude,

………….you just might be a Colonial Marine.

 If you think negotiating with killer toasters involves cold steel, hot lead and C4,

………….you just might be a Colonial Marine.

 If your home is a small bunk on a fast ship going in harm’s way,

………….you just might be a Colonial Marine.

 If your office is any piece of deck or alien dirt that the Fleet tells you to take and hold,

………….you just might be a Colonial Marine.

 If your secret for success is careful planning and violent execution,

………….you just might be a Colonial Marine.

If you think Fleet is Family, and a Group should be about fun and Friendship,

..........you SHOULD be a Colonial Marine.


Contact Paul "Iceworm" Oakley, Gunnery Sergeant, NCOIC, Battlestar Raven Colonial Marine Detachment


Comment by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley on November 27, 2015 at 8:10pm

From a question on the UK Costuming Site about Colonial Marine Uniforms and where to get materials/components, see hyper-links at the end:

"Military surplus stores are sources for much. Tan, green and black BDU's in the show seem to have the faux suede panels, but also have removed the two front lower blouse pockets, check the UK Costuming reference page. The Black Marine BDU's, especially if you have the "LA" Battle Vest, can get away without adding the faux suede panels. Also, for the Marine battle greens, use the green "US Army Field Coat RN 37572", as was used in on the planet combat scenes in early re-imagined episodes, use screen scenes and Wiki. In ALL blouses and Jackets, suggest you add velcro instead of suede so patches can be added for color and Conventions where people need help recognizing BSG Uniforms. You can then remove patches for accuracy, and remembering that most units, especially elite units, remove all patches for combat. Just a thought, IMHO.http://www.scifihero.net/forums/index.php...http://www.scifihero.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=3719 http://mfiap.com/i-7832697-mfi-battle-star-galactica...http://battlestarfanclub.com/profiles/blog/show... plus of course "Wiki".http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Uniforms_(RDM) "

Comment by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley on October 19, 2015 at 5:37pm

(NCOIC addresses Marine Platoon Sergeants assembled in the MARDET Ready Room.) Effective immediately as ordered by the Raven Security Chief and per standing Security Orders we will increase the Guard Post outside the bridge to Level Two, man the Raised Level post outside Engineering, and initiate double ship roving patrols under Night Watch configuration. Platoons One through Three will rotate responsibility per eight hour shifts until further notice. Fast Reaction Force, Brig and other duties will be rotated through remaining Platoons per SOP. Report current strength and status in thirty mikes. That's all.

Comment by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow on October 12, 2015 at 9:20am

I love that idea Gunny!!!!! That's the way it'll go. Then I can try to get in some snake hunting on my own!!!!!LOL

Comment by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley on October 10, 2015 at 11:23am

Have a thought: maybe you could crash land, and the crash causes some cracks and openings in your ship and ejection pod. When snakes try to enter, you wire your power to the hull and use short charges to repel them until the SAR hoists you out or the Marines come and get you. 

Comment by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow on October 10, 2015 at 9:32am

It seems like you have the MARDET set and ready for a Snake Barbecue Icewrom. I haven't had the pleasure to have eaten snake. I've enjoyed eating Venison on many occasions and I've tried Frog Legs and Shark when I visited a friend in Florida. Frog legs are so close to chicken that if I were blindfolded I don't thing I'd know the difference.

Just for laughs, I'm thinking of getting shot down on this mission to deal with the snakes before being picked up by SAR.

This will be an interesting mission to say the least. I encourage our players to try something out of the ordinary. As you know, in battle anything can happen and usually does.

Those of us performing missions need to bump off a few fictitious Pilots and Marines from time to time to give a touch of realism to our missions.

I'll start a training lesson for our pilots o they're ready to deal with the snakes we'll encounter.

All I can say is Go Snake Eater's!!! If the snakes know what's good for them, they'll be high tailing it out of Ground Zero or end up on the table for dinner after the mission is completed.


Comment by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley on October 10, 2015 at 9:17am

MARDET reaction to Snake Island Mission:

Corporal Han "Solo" Harrison: "Snakes......why did it have to be snakes, I prefer warm blooded critters for dinner."

Private Barbara "Barbie-Q" Ramirez: "'Don't even have to light up the flame thrower, a "wet shot" makes snakes double-time away or roll over quietly and die."'

Head Cook Sgt. Wolfgang "Puck" Hindenburg: "NO, NO, NO....don't kill them....if you skin them out fresh and throw them in the pot they move enough to stir the stew until they are cooked."

NCOIC Gunny: '"Back at "School" the instructors kept a box of rattlers in the middle of our sleeping tent as teaching tools and midnight snacks. Now will you Ladies and Gentlemen please PRETEND to take this Mission seriously? Consider that an order."'

Comment by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley on October 9, 2015 at 9:53am

MARDET MISSION PREP: "Snake Island" Mission 

MARDET NCOIC: "Message to CAG. Sir, MARDET has drawn from Quartermaster one platoon worth of light-weight fire-fighting HAZMAT suits from Ship Stores. Rigged with filters and emergency air supply only, no large capacity air supply. Suits are impervious to snake bites, will allow Team to walk through toxic/flammable material passive defense, and protect in the event of flame use. Have drawn from Sick Bay Med Staff hemo-toxin/neuro-toxin anti-venom injectors and pre-mission vaccine capsules. Standard issue and improvised flame weapons training is underway. Tactical Tomahawks drawn from Armory. Suggest we select and train the designated Raptor drivers for this mission environment. Only problem so far is selecting assault Team from entire MARDET which has volunteered."

FUN FACTS: All known snakes are edible. Snakes can see infra-red light, such as active night-vision and targeting devices. Elite military units throughout history have adopted the nickname "Snake Eaters".

Comment by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley on June 27, 2015 at 7:15pm

CIC and CAG, this is MARDET NCOIC:

Raven MARDET Order of Battle:

Three Platoons of two Squads each reporting to CAG designated Raptors for rigging and "Stand-to": 

Team One (Lead - "Blindsword, NCOIC “Iceeworm”"), target Cylon Tanker Two. MARDET SAPPER unit (Lead - "Merlin") with 10 kt dirty device.

Team Two (Lead - "Skyblaster") Target 6619-B.

Team Three (Lead – “Bonecrusher”) Target  4108-H.


Load for Heavy Combat. Dual dosimeters, dosages of Potassium Iodide taken at T-30 mikes.

Two MARDET are assigned to escort any Command/Staff traveling (Lead - "Jester").

Assigned MARDET reporting to SAR Raptors.

Remaining MARDET under Sergeant of the Guard reporting to Raven Security Chief for duty at reinforced Sentry Posts, prepositioned Reaction Teams and Damage Control Parties.


CAG designated air assignments:


Blue Squadron and Hammers Squadron: Destroy Cylon Tanker One.


Spartan Squadron and Flying Tigers Squadron: Air Superiority


Perseus Squadron: Capture of Cylon tanker Two


Minotaur Squadron: Capture of Civilian Ships




Raptors 319,318,320 and 343 - DRADIS Picket


Raptors 347,345,342 and 338 - CSAR




Team One: Led by Maj. Juan 'Blindsword' Lopez and GYSGT. Paul 'Iceworm' Oakley

Raptors 316 and 317, Accompanied by Raptor 350M Carrying the Nuclear Device+Specialists.

Capture Cylon tanker Two and Pilot it to Cylon Task force Assembly.


Team Two: Led by SGT. Rob 'Skyblaster' Hillman; Raptors 322 and 325: Capture Colonial 6619-B.


Team Three: Led by SGT. 'Bonecrusher'; Raptors 327 and 329: Capture Colonial 4108-H.

Comment by Paul "Iceworm" Oakley on March 4, 2015 at 3:53pm

CIC and CAG, this is MARDET NCOIC:

Raven Mardet Order of Battle:

Three Platoons of three Squads each reporting to CAG designated Raptors for rigging and "Stand-to": 

Team One (Lead - "Iceworm"), target Thetis forward section.

Team Two (Lead - "Blindsword") Target aft sections of Thetis.

Team Three (Lead – “Skyblaster”) Target  Iblis.



Load for Heavy Combat. Dual dosimeters, dosages of Potassium Iodide taken at T-30 mikes.

Two MARDET are assigned to escort any Command/Staff traveling (Lead - "Jester").

MARDET SAPPER unit (Lead - "Merlin") with 5 kt dirty devices reporting to Shuttles.

Assigned MARDET reporting to SAR Raptors.

Remaining MARDET under Sergeant of the Guard reporting to Raven Security Chief for duty at reinforced Sentry Posts, prepositioned Reaction Teams and Damage Control Parties.


CAG designated air assignments:


 MARDET ONE,Sgt. 'Iceworm' Oakley,Battlestar Thetis,front section: Raptors 322,325,and Shuttle 16.

MARDET TWO,Capt. 'Blindsword' Lopez,Battlestar Thetis,Rear Section: Raptors 327,329,and Shuttle 12.

MARDET THREE,Corp. 'Skyblaster' Hillman,Battlestar Iblis: Raptors 330,332,and Shuttle 7.

Reserves:Raptors 331,335,and 350M

DRADIS: Raptors 316,347,318,and 345.

CSAR: Raptors 343,317,319,and 320.

Raptor 338 will be Monitoring  Radiation Levels During Operation.


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