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|Federation/Klingon Rapid Response Fleet|
- This section is written from an in-character perspective.
The Federation/Klingon Rapid Response Fleet was founded by Admiral James Mackenzie and Krang epetai Inigan with the cooperation and support of Fleet Admiral Isis Portway, Chancellor Martok and the president of the United Federation of Planets.
The fleet had its beginnings in the later half of the Dominion War when James Mackenzie, then a captain, in command of the USS Endeavour, teamed with a Klingon ship, the IKS Hegh'Ta, under the command of Krang epetai Inigan. Due to crew losses, there was a mixing of crews across the two ships and many of the policies which made the RRF unique were formulated during this difficult time. After some initial misunderstandings, the Federation and Klingon officers worked together so well that both governments decided the experiment should continue. For the next three years, the USS Endeavour flew with the Tenth Fleet of the Klingon Defense Force.
In 2378 Captain Mackenzie was promoted to the Admiralty and the Rapid Response Fleet came into existence, with just four ships, the USS Endeavour and the USS Prometheus representing Starfleet and the IKS Hegh'Ta and the IKS Ch'Tang representing the Klingon Empire. The experiment proved successful and two years later four more ships joined the RRF. As the fleet expanded and its duties grew, a need was identified for better medical facilities in the field and in 2381 the medical ship USS Nightingale was assigned to Starbase 24. A year later, the USS Archer joined the fleet, bringing the total number of vessels to ten ships. Another Klingon vessel may be added to the fleet in the near future. It is hoped that in years to come, the Romulan Star Empire will also be represented within the fleet.
All ships participating in the RRF were chosen carefully for their speed and maneuverability as well as their firepower, evacuation capability and the abilities of their captains and crew.
The fleet is stationed at Starbase 24, a strategic location on the Federation/Klingon border, not too far from the Romulan border.
Standard Starfleet rules and regulations apply throughout the ship. However, due to the unique nature of the fleet, some additional guidelines have been implemented.