"All of you are here today because you are able to pilot a spaceship. Some of you are military pilots, some of you civilians. You know Earth has been at war for almost three years with an alien race known as the Minbari and is losing badly. A call has gone out for everyone able to fly a ship to report to a muster station. From there, you have been moved out to near a military airfield and told to wait pending an announcement that should come in an hour or two..."