Activated in November 2544, the 7th Bombardment Squadron emerged after Imperial efforts for military expansion surged following the Battle of Idris IV during the First Tevarin War. Equipped with the Aegis Dynamics ‘Retaliator’ heavy bomber, the 7th was tasked with aiding in large scale bombardment efforts of Tevarin planetary defense systems.
Legend has it that seventeen 7th Squadron Retaliators suffered a large scale EMP explosion, rendering their avionics and propulsion systems useless but, miraculously, leaving life support systems unharmed. Every crew member was recovered unscathed. These ‘Lucky’ Sevens were eager to redeploy the very next day.
The 7th would go on to fight in the Second Tevarin War, participating in the Battle of Centauri, fighting alongside the famed Squadron 42.
The Lucky Sevens would go on to earn one Imperial Medal of Valor, four Navy Crosses, and 119 Meritorious Service Medals across the two wars in defense of the Empire.
In 2849, the 7th Bombardment Squadron was re-designated the 7th Fighter Squadron, flying the F7A Hornet, tasked with undergoing anti-piracy operations and repelling rival interests in UEE Interstellar Space. The Squadron was converted to a reserve unit in 2852.
Today, the 7th Fighter Squadron still fights to defend the citizens and interests of the Empire. The Lucky Sevens were among the many squadrons mustered as part of the build up in the wake of the Vanduul assault on Vega II. As part of Admiral Ernst Bishop’s plan to strike back at Vanduul home worlds, the 7th Fighter Squadron has been in the vanguard of several new offensives.
Greetings Star Citizens!
I am Captain Julius Freeman, acting commander of the ‘Lucky Sevens’, and I’d like to extend to you a personal welcome on behalf of our organization. With a long standing tradition of service, the 7th Fighter Squadron stands to defend our Empire from the enemies that would do us harm. Everyday, we accomplish our mission with the courage and honor that has permeated our ranks for centuries.
Defense of our Empire is a team effort. Whether you are a crewman, fighter pilot, or support staffer, your job is equally imperative to the mission. Without a balance of humility and pride in the work that we do, our goals of Imperial defense and team development cannot be accomplished.
Our mission is as dangerous as it is thrilling. We oftentimes find ourselves in the face of imminent danger, where all of the core values we instill in our starmen are brought to bare. Courage and honor are the keystones in our ability to best our enemies.
You, too, can have a part in the story of the Lucky Sevens. Capable and confident citizens ready to take on the challenges we face in our great Empire are needed to propel our society into the distant future. So come aboard, embark with us on this great journey across the stars!
“Only with great sacrifice can we achieve greatness.”
Captain Julius T. Freeman
Commander, 7th Fighter Squadron
UEE Navy Reserve
I am a Human, fighting in the forces which guard my planet and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
I will never forget that I am a Human, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which united my planet. I will trust in my comrades and in the United Empire of Earth.