by Fleetfang on Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:35 pm
The Legion launches a new initiative today to highlight the individual troopers and units that come together to make the 501st great! We kick things off with a Spotlight on Jon "Blasty" Leopold, TK-5037 of Great Lakes Garrison. Read more about this steadfast and long-serving "Wolverine Trooper" on the Legion Spotlight page, here: http://bit.ly/18SUIw2
by TK 3809 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:28 pm
Adam DeLancett, TK-66613, of the Florida Garrison, Makaze Squad!
Adam IS what most of us troopers aspire to be. As a Makaze Squad member of the Florida Garrison Adam joined one of the largest and busiest squads, in one of the largest garrisons, in all of the Legion. Adam hit the ground running, driven to do good in honor of his father, recently diagnosed with multiple melanoma. Adam organized fundraisers, formed a Relay for Life team called the Imperial Walkers as well as starting a blog http://troopforthecure.blogspot.com to inspire others and give his father something positive to read during his procedures. Adam raised $2,591 at his first Relay event alone, nearly topping Makaze's previous year's total in one single event. Adam is considered a children's hospital trooping alumni and regularly champions little heroes, taking pics with other troopers holding their stuffed friends, and posting the pics for the little heroes to see. Adam serves as an inspiration to all of us that we can do more. We can Troop for the Cure!
Runner up this month is Patric Bebie, ID-2122, of the Swiss Garrison for his outstanding work in planning and organizing 501st events at Celebration II in Essen, Germany.
Congratulations to Adam and Patric, keep up the great work in the name of the empire!
by Fleetfang on Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:30 pm
Brian Wolfe (SL-6913) of The Florida Garrison passed away on October 15, 2013. Brian and his twin brother Nick are renowned worldwide for their extraordinary work in special effects make-up and body painting under the name Evil Twin FX. Many have benefited and will continue to draw inspiration from their dedication to the craft. It is with great pride that we now enter Brian's name into the 501st’s Hall of Eternal Legionnaires.
You can read more about Brian at Brian Wolfe's Fight for Life.
And if you knew him, please join the Wolfe Pack group on Facebook and share your memories.
by Fleetfang on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:12 pm
Attention 501st Legion Members!
Census time is upon us!
There will surely be a great surge of interest in Star Wars generated over the next few years as the movie franchise is relaunched by Disney. Appearance requests will skyrocket, and it will undoubtedly be 501st troopers who continue to be front and center at any Star Wars event!
Legion membership grants us a number of privileges that are not afforded to many other costuming clubs worldwide, and membership in the Legion is not difficult to maintain – just one troop a year. Lord Vader demands rosters that are accurate and up-to-date, and profile pictures that are in place and accurate, so it is your responsibility as a member to ensure that you fill out their out your census accurately and also provide accurate photos for your Legion profile page.
Fill out your Legion Census HERE, and we'll see you out in the trenches, troopers!