USS Arizona

Welcome to the USS Arizona!

Welcome to the USS Arizona! We are a collaborative writing group working to produce a quality work of fiction together to share with the Internet. Our story currently takes place in the spring of 2025, with tensions between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China mounting after the COVID-19 pandemic has come to a close. The USS Arizona (SSN-803) is a Block V Virginia Class fast attack submarine of the United States Navy. As the newest submarine in commission and the second Block V, it has a larger hull size, upgraded technology, and gender neutral crew capabilities that the previous Block I-IV submarines didn’t offer. From underwater and aerial drones to increased sensor capabilities and an upgraded weapons platform, the Arizona is one of the most capable submarines under the water.

In our story, Arizona is currently based out of the Kitsap-Bangor Naval Station in Washington and is preparing to depart on its first cruise. Operation Triton is a public relations cruise that will have the submarine circumnavigate the North American continent, going under the ice pack and through the Panama Canal. The Arizona is the first submarine to complete such a journey since the USS Triton circumnavigated the globe in 1960.

Our community is heavily based on collaboration, as our story is unique and requires research on the Navy and submarines. Importantly, you do not need to have any military experience or knowledge to participate. The members and staff pride themselves on being available to work with each other and help with research needed to write a quality story. Frequent conversations and discussions for specific scenes/posts take place to help guide members through procedures that may occur as part of our writing.

Members are required to be at least eighteen years of age and to participate in our Discord server. To learn more about our story please visit our database, view our page on how to participate, and join us in Discord and say hello!.


Latest News Items

» Rules Update - Staff Communication

Posted on 27 Jan 2023 @ 9:22pm by Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts in Sim Announcement

A rule has been added to our list of community rules regarding communication with the staff. To better coordinate our efforts and to keep the entire team involved in all official sim matters, we request that any communication initiated for the staff is done via a ticket created in Discord. From time to time, we may ask that you communicate via nova's PM/DM system if it just makes more sense for the purpose at hand. If you have any questions regarding the updated rules, please create a ticket on the discord in #support and select it from Arizona's category.

You can click here to view the complete list of rules.


» Nova URL Change, New Wiki, Returning Player

Posted on 07 Jan 2023 @ 5:35pm by Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts in Sim Announcement

Greetings everyone! With the failure of our attempt to create our WordPress-based system, I've decided to return Nova to our main website. However, Nova doesn't have the most friendly wiki system, so I've created a new wiki to replace the functionality that WordPress did lend to that. We are still working out some kinks, but all the articles that were available on WordPress are now available on the wiki, including one that we never added to the menu for you guys to actually view.

News will now return through sending via nova instead of another system which is why our visitors who are new to the site will see a significant gap between this news item and the previous one, which probably introduces the WordPress site. I've decided it would be a waste of time to migrate news articles from the other system back to nova. That being said, there was a slight data loss with the migration. I clicked one button too soon. If you notice any issues, please create a ticket on Discord using #support.

Any content saved on Nova in the previous 24 hours may no longer be with us, so please use your emails to fix your JPs in progress.

For those who forget, https://arizonarpg.com is our main website and is now where the nova is located. Additionally, the new wiki can be found at https://wiki.arizaonrpg.com. The wiki contains our rules and privacy policies, all of which saw minor updates for typos and better wording, although the intent of the content remains the same. For transparency's sake, we did remove the use of Trello for the staff.

Also, before I stop writing this announcement, I'd like to welcome back Darth, who writes FT1 Rebecca Robinson, our Lead Fire Control Technician.

Thanks,
Stephen


» Activity Requirements Follow Up

Posted on 06 Dec 2022 @ 5:04pm by Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts in Sim Announcement

Good afternoon,

I want to first apologize for not getting around to doing this when promised but this is precisely why I have elected to first suspend activity requirements and to take an LOA. I have a lot going on and didn't have time to deal with things but I'm starting to feel as if things might be be more manageable. That being said I intend on keeping the sims on hiatus until SAT 7 JAN 2022 where all activity requirements will be enforced. That means within 72 hours of 00:00 7 JAN 22 EST you will have to have interacted with the sim and before 1 FEB 2022 EST you will have to have made our published posting requirement.

The plot will be moved on no later than the 7th by me to facilitate all of this. I will also be discussing with the staff to decide if we will be running the conclusion of Episode 1 alongside the opening of Episode 2.

Please stay tuned for further... please contact the staff with any suggestions or concerns via the ticket system on Discord.

Have a happy healthy holiday season and new year!

Stephen

PS Thanks to Beth for nagging me so I'd remember to do this.


» Writing ideas and prompts: From AGM Pat B

Posted on 06 Sep 2022 @ 9:26pm by Lieutenant Commander Ciara Mcclellandi in Out of Character

Sorry everyone for the resend, wanted to get it out of the main plot thread

Hey folks,to encourage writing and interaction on the ship, and spur more activity and get some more amazing stories for people to read.

1) New Blue Noses, How do you feel about this, how do you feel about the ceremony, have you warmed up from the ceremony? (thank you for this idea Beth)

2) meals in the various messes, officers/Chiefs/crew, conversation, even whatever games are on the sub.

3)certification, getting your dolphins, new crew who haven't had a sub tour before are certifying, hows that going?

4) Mail from home, send letters/e-mails.

5) Roomates/bunkmates, Late night chat sessions, talking about home, hell making plans for the shoreleave in New York.

6) On duty What is that like, what are you doing, what is going on.


» Awards!

Posted on 21 May 2022 @ 11:50am by Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts in Sim Announcement

Please take a look at the new website for an announcement regarding the new awards system and our very first awards issued! Click here to access the announcement.


Latest Scenes

» Here Come The Tourists

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 31 Jan 2023 @ 12:53am by Lieutenant Isabel Castillo & Lieutenant Ronnie Broward

Ronnie stood in the control room as he awaited the next tour group to enter. He had rechecked that all sensitive equipment was stowed and secured, and any classified screens had the appropriate covers on them. He was dressed in his Service Khakis, his dolphins and ribbon rack glinting in…


» A Late Greeting

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 26 Jan 2023 @ 11:22am by Lieutenant William Orr & Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts

What a week… the world was falling apart. She got engaged and days away from her submarine at the behest and giant favor from her commanding officer.

Liz liked Lewes; he was a good boss, and since getting underway, the constant distraction of his marital problems seemed to dissipate the…


» Sweet Sweet Sound

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 23 Jan 2023 @ 12:15am by Liam Knight & Lieutenant Isabel Castillo

The first half day of tours had gone off, largely, without any unplanned or unaccounted for drama. With the exception of Jon Demir's appearance in the line for the first round of tours--something she was desperately curious about--it had been a fairly repetitive day. Folks came across the gangway onto…


» The Panamanian Approach

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 22 Jan 2023 @ 1:39am by Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts

TO: COMSUBPAC, COMSUBLANT
FR: USS ARIZONA (SSN-803)
RE: OP NORMAL

DATE: 21MAY25 1230Z

1) USS ARIZONA APPROACHING PANAMA CANAL IN LIMON BAY.
2) CONTACT MADE WITH USCG ESCORT FOR CANAL TRANSIT OPERATION.
3) PANAMANIAN NAVY AND CANAL OFFICIALS AWARE OF APPROACH AND ARE PREPARED FOR US TO MAKE TRANSIT.
4)…


» The Panamanian Approach

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 22 Jan 2023 @ 1:28am by Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts

TO: COMSUBPAC, COMSUBLANT
FR: USS ARIZONA (SSN-803)
RE: OP NORMAL

DATE: 21MAY25 1230Z

1) USS ARIZONA APPROACHING PANAMA CANAL IN LIMON BAY.
2) CONTACT MADE WITH USCG ESCORT FOR CANAL TRANSIT OPERATION.
3) PANAMANIAN NAVY AND CANAL OFFICIALS AWARE OF APPROACH AND ARE PREPARED FOR US TO MAKE TRANSIT.
4)…