The recent loss of contact on the other side of the Grtul Gate and the recent loss of contact with the Severed Grace into a large anomaly has prompted the need to investigate further. At this time Vice Admiral Timol of SPECCOM is requested contractors to volunteer to investigate these two occurrences. Please send a message to the Vice Admiral for deployment information and compensation information.
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Credible intel has lead to the discovery that Onyx has obtained the designs for the Mark X Informational Assistant, or XIA. It is very likely that they are constructing these units. Due to the obvious potential threat, as of now all SPECCOM and STMC personnel shall begin training in using area of effect weapons to disable XIA units. Disabling XIA units in the field could become critical to defense in field operations. Training schedules will be available using a variety of weapons for multiple time periods as well as testing for weapon designs and deployment.
See your direct commander for additional information about the new training protocols. Personnel should also remember that continued use of derogatory terms for potential threats is to be stopped immediately. Derogatory or racial terms used while on duty or off can result in disciplinary actions as they limit perceptions and thoughts.