The Sim

USS Jerusalem, NCC-61658, is a ship different from her siblings. Newly launched from Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards over Mars, this ship boasts certain enhancements not normally seen on Ascension-class carriers. Minor things, but still. Her mission is clear, however:

Upon orders from higher headquarters, USS Jerusalem is to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone and wherever else assigned, utilizing the ship's company and her onboard Aerospace and Marine units to project Federation power where and when necessary to advance the interests of the United Federation of Planets and accomplish such specific missions as may be assigned from time to time.

Sometimes her mission may simply require presence - "showing the flag" and making Federation resolve a clear fact; long patrols to fend off all sorts of adversaries, from the Romulan Star Empire just over the Neutral Zone, to pirates and smugglers, or anyone else who might seek to harm the Federation. Occasionally it may require stealth: The collection of intelligence is sometimes as vital as any presence. At times, it may require diplomacy: The soft word backed up by the "big stick" of the ship's combat power. It may lead to missions of exploration, for a fundamental pillar of Federation interests is the search for new life and new civilizations. And at times it may require combat: The use of such force as is required to accomplish those strategic, operational, and tactical objectives which are set by Starfleet Command and the President of the United Federation of Planets.

But at all times, it requires the strength, dedication, and professionalism of her officers and crew.