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Personnel on the International Space Station saw Sixteen Sunrises each day and the term “going on the Sixteenth Watch” by NASA and US Military Personnel serving in space was born. Now a nickname for all US Military Space Operations the Sixteenth Watch is led by the United States Coast Guard as the congressional choice for all Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Navigation Aids of the US Government in outer space.

Vice Admiral Jane Oliver, Commander of the US Coast Guard’s Space Area is also known as the Commander of US Space Operations and coordinates all operations by government agencies in space including the Department of Defense. The USCG Space Area is broken into two Districts based on Luna (Earth’s Moon) as District 20 and Mars as District 21. As of now the two districts, unlike others in the USCG have no sectors assigned as the agency continues to build up and fill out the chain of command only as necessary.

Our story takes place in the year of 2081 and focuses on the USCGC Diligent a brand new Virtue-Class cutter assigned to the Space Area and homeported at Perry Crateron Luna. Join the crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Diligent as they deal with the every changing face of politics on Earth and in Outer Space with tensions already high between the US and China the new United Russian Block States are all competing for territory both on the Moon and the newly colonized Mars.

Diligent will be tasked with major Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and other missions supporting the US Government and their territories on the Moon, Mars, and in space.

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» Holiday Break!

Posted on 20 Dec 2021 @ 11:50am by Commander Kylie Rhodes in Sim Announcement

Happy Holidays from 16th Watch! We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season but we will be taking a holiday break from MON 20 DEC 2021 until TUE 4 JAN 2022. During this time posting is still welcome and encouraged but all activity requirements will be suspended. You should also expect a slower response time from staff during this time.

See you all in 2022!

Latest Episode Posts

» Mans Best Friend (Made In China)

Episode: Episode 1: Diligent
Posted on 02 Jan 2022 @ 3:41pm by Lieutenant Commander Reginald Hawthorn Jr & Commander Kylie Rhodes & Lieutenant Junior Grade Alex Ramirez

"My boys had themselves a hard time telling me what they found wasn't for us. Thought maybe the gods of procurement and logistics had seen fit to bestow on us lowly mechanics something truly sublime."

Reggie sighed, stepping through the hatch and into the cargo bay. Beyond were fabric wrapped…

» Midnight Train

Episode: From our Past
Posted on 18 Dec 2021 @ 9:12am by Game Master Andrew & Chief Warrant Officer 2 Cresslyn Mueller

"Good evening passengers, this is your driver speaking up here in the cab. We have just reached our cruising speed of five hundred miles an hour, and have just turned off our seat belt signs. Our estimated time of arrival at Bozeman Metroplex is 3 AM local time, with an…

» Memento Mori

Episode: From our Past
Posted on 17 Dec 2021 @ 9:20am by Lieutenant Commander Reginald Hawthorn Jr

Butte Metroplex, Montana

Stale piss and vinegar, masked with the collying fog of pine-scented antiseptic. It was the first thing Reggie’s conscious mind registered as he walked into the facility, followed quickly by the limp teal paint on the walls. ‘Cedar Pines Elderly Care Facility’ was also painted on a…

» Tethered

Episode: Episode 1: Diligent
Posted on 15 Dec 2021 @ 1:27pm by Commander Kylie Rhodes & Lieutenant Commander Reginald Hawthorn Jr & Lieutenant Junior Grade Alex Ramirez & Chief Warrant Officer 2 Cresslyn Mueller

The Diligent crew had been together for near a year now, the cutter had been commissioned almost a month, they were about to get underway to do some trials, some training, and to relocate the cutter from the tether station attached to Earth to their home port on Luna. Each…

» From Shore To Shining Shore

Episode: Our World
Posted on 26 Nov 2021 @ 2:14pm by Game Master Stephen & Game Master Andrew


Or at least a little LED pip illuminating the underside of one of the camera drones flickering back and forth in front of the stage. Two cam techs stood well back, eyes hidden behind wraparound VR goggles as they deftly move their drones with calm hand gestures.…