Curriculum can be found here. Fort Hikari is a Star Army Training Administration facility located on Virginia. It services many needs in training for a portion of the Star Army of Yamatai. It is known for being very diverse in the courses and MOS training that it provides, more than most Forts. It has five points and constitutes a star shape, with its name likely derived from starlight.
Hikari means “Light” in Yamataigo. It is the first multi-disciplinary training facility of its type and scale. The base's motto is “Polishing Diamonds” and its alumni either affectionately call it “the star”, or alternatively “the grindstone” if they came out of one of the less academic courses.
Fort Hikari was built in YE 42 at the behest of the Star Army Training Administration, as the next generation of training facility, learning from the outcomes of the YE 39 training push. Base Commander Chinchu Rhikiya was given a mandate to provide as secure yet as flexible a facility as possible. This was for the current and future needs of trainees within the Star Army of Yamatai, without the rush to get a working facility together to help with the Kuvexian War, as it was now concluded. Programmes Supervisor Byintama Shinko and the Star Army Training Administration drew up a list of requirements for the facility, some experimental or speculative, that were then incorporated into its finished design. Senator Iemochi Seinosuke is a patron and great supporter of the Fort.
The general layout of the Fort can be described as being five-pointed star with a Henry Chen-class Training Ship (YSS Lux) sitting in the middle of the fort. Each point and the provides a primary type of training provided, with the YSS Lux acting as a shared facility for the whole fort.
Each point is partially considered a campus of their own for any correlating school or institute providing training. However, they administratively report to the Fort's commanding unit, the 751st Training Regiment, one of the only troop-commanding elements of the Star Army Training Administration. For this purpose, various Battalions under the Regiment were created but are often under-staffed and mostly autonomous, with staff brought in or reassigned based on course demand. and Students are kept in accommodations in the center of each point or within a training ship when needed. The points are organized in the following manner:
The positioning of the various courses on the star is partially symbolic and partially to establish a friendly rivalry. With the three more technical and officerly courses occupying the north points, people from these courses are known as “Northies”. The two more practical and infantry-based courses occupy the more southern portions, known as “Southies”. This distinction is sometimes carried over after training, either as a slur or friendly jest between the more academic and the more practical occupations.
Following the end of the Kuvexian War, Star Army Command understood that it needed to quickly train new soldiers to replace the losses that had been sustained before an opportunistic enemy arose to take advantage of this fact. After a brief survey of current training assets, it was determined that a number of its designated training facilities were starting to fall out of date - some of the primary facilities being almost 20 years old. Thus, Fort Hikari was built upon Virginia with a uniquely modern design. Unlike the prior training Forts of YE 39, this Fort is as experimental as it is functional, given the war was over and there was more breathing room to test new methods of training.
While each point will have additional facilities to accomplish their provided training, each has the following:
Named as such as slang based on its official designation, “Not An Area For Instruction”, where classes should not be held. Located between the southwest and southeast points, the NAAFI is the place to relax for base personnel and trainees given permission to visit the location. Where the points can be described as spartan, the NAAFI looks like a typical Yamataian city. The majority of base command buildings are here, but a lot of staff travel between these administrative buildings and the various admin offices on the points.
The following is located in various locations besides and outside of the training campuses.
The Fort is one of, if the not the, premium training facility in the Star Army of Yamatai. Your character can train here ahead of transferring to a plot. You may also enquire about one of your characters being a seasonal instructor or a guest speaker. Rikugun and other similar organizations often drill and run training missions in the surrounding landscape.
At some point, either more or less often, regular events are scheduled at the Fort or nearby on the planet. Some of them are detailed below.
Every year, a technology and innovation festival is held in Virginia's capital, which students of the Fort are allowed a day off to go and explore. Civilian corporations and military corps go there to show off their latest new experiments and products.
The Gauntlet is held once every year and is a sporting/endurance competition. The best and brightest of the Star Army attend and compete in increasingly difficult challenges. While wrapped up like a sporting event, this is actually a recruitment tool. It shows the Star Army's people being incredible, but serves as an opportunity for special ops groups to 'view the stock' and reach out to athletes that impress them.
Transportation is exclusively by air, which may dock on one of the several landing pads outside the perimeter of the Fort which are reserved for guests before they are vetted by guards and admitted in. Starships direct from orbit are admitted, but oftentimes atmospheric vehicles from the the southern continent's Virginia Starport are admitted via nearby landing strips - the training Fort is located roughly around the equator. Another Fort present on the planet is Fort Virginia, which was built a decade prior. While older and entirely centred on defence, there is still some traffic between the planetary Forts.
The majority of the population are trainees, instructors and support staff. Various vetted civilians are allowed on and off campus for purposes of being guest speakers, or employees in the on-site company branches. Rikugun legions sometimes run training missions and drills in the landscape around the Fort. As Virginia is well-populated, there are civilian settlements dotted nearby to the Fort, but kept at far enough a distance as to not interfere with activities. Some of these people are even United Outer Colonies refugees, well as original colonists from the NMX days.
In addition to the below permanent staff, there are countless support personnel as well as various seasonal and guest instructors that attend the Fort. During special occasions such as passing out parades and VIP visits, additional staff may also be brought on to help accomodate the needs of the day.
|Shôshô||Chinchu Rhikiya||Central Command||Base Commander||Ethereal|
|Taisa||Byintama Shinko||Central Command||Training Supervisor||Ethereal|
|Chusa||Kanagi Tsugi||Officer Division||Supervising Officer||Ethereal|
|Chusa||Maniwa Tara||Infantry Division||Supervising Officer||Ethereal|
|Shosa||Tanikya Jinjui||Command College||Training Officer||Ethereal|
|Shosa||Kazetani Rikyu||Advanced Training||Training Officer||Ethereal|
|Taii||Tsuboike Namiko||Officer School||Training Officer||Ethereal|
|Taii||Hoyarame Jiba||Basic Training||Training Officer||Ethereal|
|Ittô Juni||Ishihara Natsumi||Technical Academy||Chief Tutor||Ethereal|
|Ittô Heisho||Koroya Chinata||Central Command||Provost Sergeant||Ethereal|
|Ittô Heisho||Ugumori Hitoshi||Officer Division||Platoon Sergeant||Ethereal|
|Ittô Heisho||Yandosa Kime||Infantry Division||Platoon Sergeant||Ethereal|
|Nitô Heisho||Janjore Fujyana||Officer School||Dragon Section Heisho||Ethereal|
|Nitô Heisho||Himesana Noroko||Officer School||Lion Section Heisho||Ethereal|
|Nitô Heisho||Tominaga Natsume||Advanced Training||Hawk Section Heisho||Ethereal|
|Nitô Heisho||Kuroki Kin||Advanced Training||Panther Section Heisho||Ethereal|
|Nitô Heisho||Keiji Amai||Basic Training||Wolf Section Heisho||Ethereal|
|Nitô Heisho||Heisho Akahoshi||Basic Training||Cobra Section Heisho||Ethereal|
In addition to being a training base, Fort Hikari also acts as the defense center for the Virginia system.
The ground-based grid consists of the following sections.
Trainees are fully expected to contribute to defense.
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