by Fleetfang on Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:20 am
Congratulations to 501st Legion Commanding Officer TB-101, Aimee Jorgensen, on her successful re-election to a second term in office! With a new animated series and new films on the horizon, we are moving into an exciting new era of Star Wars costuming and of community outreach. Now is the time for us to refocus our efforts toward successful events, promotions, new members, and our ever-evolving relationship with Lucasfilm and Disney. Forward march!
by Fleetfang on Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:55 am
Craig ‘The Sniper’ Budge, DZ-7622 from the Redback Garrison passed away suddenly on Saturday night. He was 42 years old. A 501st member since 2009, Craig was also a member of the Rebel Legion’s Tatooine Base and the Mandalorian Mercs Sandhawk Clan.
Craig was an extremely well-liked and highly respected member of these three close costuming families. His enthusiasm, generosity, and devotion to the many charitable causes that he supported through these clubs will be sorely missed in the Queensland costuming community.
Craig never sought the limelight, but he was as dedicated and as tireless a trooper as one could ever hope to meet. And whilst we are profoundly saddened at his loss, we are all richer in our hearts for knowing him. It is with great pride that we now enter this name into the 501st Hall of Eternal Legionnaires.
by Fleetfang on Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:05 pm
Chris Skiles, SL-93620 of the Legion's Star Garrison, passed away on the 3rd of February, 2014. Though Chris was a relatively new member of the 501st, he was known for his enthusiasm and had spoken of how eager he was to participate in his first official troop as a 501st Legion member. It is with great pride that we now enter Chris’s name into the 501st’s Hall of Eternal Legionnaires.
by Fleetfang on Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:40 pm
Geek Picnic in Moscow is the largest festival of geek culture in Russia. It is filled with popular science lectures, the newest gadgets, and all sorts of nerdy and techie stuff. The 501st Legion's Russian Outpost decided to take their chances and add some Star Wars to the geekiness parade, and the gamble absolutely paid off! Read the full mission report in the Legion Spotlight!
by TK 3809 on Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:14 am
Dexter L Enriquez, TC-4115, Philippine Outpost
When Typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas region of the Philippines, Dexter felt compelled to help others through the tragedy, as many helped him in his time of need when, in 2010, a tragic fire took Dexter's sister and niece, and almost killed Dexter himself. While the rest of the Outpost gathered donations from all over the world, Dexter packed his armor and flew to the Visayas to assist Star Wars Cebu's Operation New Hope in the distribution of relief goods. In his clone armor, Dexter brought smiles to children who had lost parents, siblings and homes. He brought hope to families who had lost nearly everything. Along with local volunteers, he visited far-flung coastal communities around Cebu island that had not yet been reached by humanitarian aid.
Dexter exemplifies “going above and beyond the call of duty” as a trooper. The 501st Legion is proud to award him Trooper of the Month for November 2013!
Runner up for November 2013 is Valter Santos, BH-3738, Portuguese Lusitanian Outpost for his outstanding efforts in coordinating charity events and team building within the Legion.
Congratulations to Dexter and Valter! Keep up the good work in the name of the Empire!
by Fleetfang on Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:50 am
Timberline Garrison maintains the Emperor's New Order in Idaho and Montana. With territory spanning 230,603 square miles, their members travel far and wide to troop together. Find out more about these dedicated members in the 501st Legion Unit Spotlight!