Re: The Enterprise-E is so ugly
Indeed to your last point, Deep Space Nine was at the frontline of the Dominion conflict, but nobody told Miles to send Keiko, Molly and Kirayoshi away.
Miles and Keiko made that decision themselves. They didn't return until things were a bit more stable (after DS9 was taken back from the Dominion) about a year later. But unlike most Starfleet vessels, DS9 had a sizeable civilian population from the start.
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