April 1, 2016 is the day of the press conference and when Alan Walker announces his intention to run for President. A few weeks later, after all the paperwork is filed, he names Rod Santoro as his VP.
May 15, 2016 Kinetic leaves Vanguard. The press coverage after being there for Alan’s announcement becomes unbearable for him. The types of jobs the team are picking up skew bodyguarding for celebrities and picking up new Quantums. While the number of low-level Quantums appearing seemed to be increasing the last few months, they have mostly been unstable and end up incarcerated. The PR assignments were barely tolerable a few months ago, but it’s outside Kinetic’s comfort zone now.
June 1, 2016 Apollo joins Vanguard. Eddie and Sheila contacted him directly, creating a bit of a tabloid sensation.
June 6, 2016: Alan Walker visits the JPL facility and tells the audience that his vision for the U.S. is to establish a Mars colony which will be used to launch mining ships to nearby asteroids. He is hoping to inspire entrepreneurs to “think outside the globe” and encourages Quantums with abilities that make surviving harsh environments to partner with these companies to improve life on Earth.