Why is this man smiling and holding a bottle of champagne?

No, it's not because he's very, very thirsty. 

COL Wade Olson may be a big cheese in the STARFLEET Marines, but nothing can equal to the pride of having your Shuttle commissioned as a Starship, like the USS Relentless was on 9803.07 in Birmingham, AL at the Region 2 Sunny Summit. 

If you're interested in starting a STARFLEET chapter and would like information on shuttling off of the USS Khai Tam, the strongest ship in the southeast, drop us a line.  Then one day you'll look as proud as Wade.