On Tuesday, the tenth of April, 2085, a special organization was formed to keep peace among the stars of the greater Milky Way. This organization, formed by an Act of Alliance of an International Council, is known as the United Galactic Forces. The three main purposes of the United Galactic Forces are (1) to keep peace among members and non-members alike, (2) defend members during periods of strife, natural disaster or periods of conflict, and (3) to seek out new planets and civilizations suitable for colonization and expansion.
To carry out its responsibilities, the United Galactic Forces has an
armed space fleet of over 52,000 spacecraft, varying in size, and organized according to mission. Each has a special purpose, be it patrolling Force territory as a fighter or bomber, conducting reconnaissance, research and/or transporting materiel and supplies.
The United Galactic Forces utilizes over 750 bases, broken into orbiting space bases or outposts, and thousands of planetary based ports and transit points. These bases, outposts and ports house the off duty personnel, and provide rest and relaxation facilities, along with maintenance, resupply and medical services, for both UGF personnel and member travelers.
Headquarters for the United Galactic Forces is on the planet of Andreas, in the Arna star system. In addition to housing the high command of the United Galactic Forces, it is also the only system known to contain the raw materials necessary to manufacture Herculidium, one of the United Galactic Forces most precious and sought after resources.
The United Galactic Forces has evolved into an extremely large and sophisticated, yet efficient, organization. It has undergone many changes to keep up with the growing demands made of our ever changing galaxy of the Milky Way. It has expanded from the original space fleet of 404 in 2100 to the present high of over 103,000 after 2138. Membership has grown from the original 28 in 2100, to the current membership of 2,889 in 2140.