by Fleetfang on Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:50 am
On the 26th of March, 2015, Scott Boynton (TD-78947) of the 501st Legion’s Star Garrison entered into the next Life. Becoming a Sandtrooper in the 501st was a life long dream and brought him great joy. Scott was known for his generosity and celebration of life. He is survived by his son David Bays, daughter Chelsea Boynton, and wife Cara Boynton who shall forever be cheering for Scott.
It is with honour that we now place Scott’s name in the 501st’s Hall of Eternal Legionnaires.
by TK 3809 on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:50 am
The Legion is very proud to announce that Scott Loxley, TK-4857 of Terror Australis Garrison has been selected as Trooper of the Month for January 2015. As many of you may be aware Scott has been walking 15,000 kms across Australia dressed in his Sandtrooper armor raising money for Monash Children's Hospital. The hospital plans to open a new state of the art facility that will greater enable it to help sick children in Australia. Scott's plan is to raise $100,000 and he is well on his way to achieving that goal.
Please watch Scott's video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e722962ciM&t=33. Storming Australia's facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/StormingAustralia.
Please join The 501st Legion in congratulating Scott on his exceptional journey. Scott, the Legion is proud of you! Keep up the great work!
We also congratulate all of our other nominees for January! Every one of them has gone above and beyond the call of duty, and we salute you!
Chris Berban, TK-6427, Star Garrison
Anthony Day, CT-7956, Midwest Garrison
Jennifer Belgin, BH-5361, Georgia Garrison
Robert Webb Jr, TK-5991, Mountain Garrison
William C. Humphreys, TK-10064, United Kingdom Garrison
David Jarvis, TK-8351, Southern Cross Garrison
Robert Wolfe, SL-3929, Badlands Garrison
David L Munck, TK-7991, Dewback Ridge Garrison
by Fleetfang on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:16 am
The 501st Legion congratulates Aimee Jorgensen, TB-101, on her re-election as Legion Commanding Officer! Aimee returns for a third term in office, leading Vader's Fist into 2015, a year that will no doubt hold great things for the Legion and for Star Wars fans everywhere around the world!
Congratulations also go to all of the new and returning Garrison, Outpost, and Detachment Officers, and a hearty THANK YOU to every member who stepped forward to run for office, ready to volunteer their time, energy, and passion in service to the Legion that we all love. It is that kind of dedication that makes the 501st such a powerful Force in the galaxy. We are Bad Guys (and Gals!) Doing Good. Troop on!
by Fleetfang on Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:50 pm
Congratulations to Valter Santos, BH-3738 of the Portuguese Outpost, our December Legion Trooper of the Month!
In December, Valter was instrumental in making Comic Con Oporto one of the largest and successful events on the Iberian Peninsula in Legion history. Not only did he arrange to get his Outpost ready for a major convention, but he went above and beyond to arrange travel and accommodations for troopers visiting from Spain, Ireland, and France. His efforts also helped raise 1.330 EUR ($1,650 USD) to benefit "Associação Portuguesa Contra a Leucemia” at the convention. Well done!
The Legion had three other worthy nominees in December: Kevin Wier, TK-812 of Southern California Garrison, whose efforts as an armorer has helped launch the 501st into the age of Star Wars: Rebels; Daniel Wong, TK-6316 of the Malaysian Outpost, whose charitable heart has helped raise thousands to benefit orphans; and Leigh Michaels, TR-3676 of Badlands Garrison, whose work on the Legion's charity Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/501stCharity) has raised awareness of the "Bad Guys Doing Good" around the world.
Congratulations to Walter and to all of our December nominees! Keep up the great work, troopers!
by Fleetfang on Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:55 am
Members of the 501st Legion's Georgia Garrison had the great honor of presenting young Liam Porter with a custom-built prosthetic arm, styled after a real life Clone Trooper. The new prosthetic was created by John Peterson, a volunteer with the charity group E-Nable, which pairs 3D-printing artists with boys and girls who need new limbs. Liam is a huge fan of Star Wars, especially Clones, so Peterson invited the Empire's Finest to be part of the presentation to him. With all of the pomp and circumstance expected from the 501st, Liam was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Georgia Garrison, and struck speechless by how awesome his new arm.
Very special thanks go to Jennifer Belgin, ID-5361, who painted both Liam's new arm and a matching Clone Trooper helmet to go with it!
Read more and see video from the presentation here: http://tinyurl.com/kjbvxt8
by Fleetfang on Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:33 pm
On the 26th of January, 2015, Debora Rojas (DZ-13480) of the 501st Legion’s Garrison Argentina, walked on to a world of peace and love. Debora is remembered for her charisma, unyielding sympathy, and companionship. She embraced the 501st Legion and we hugged back with video messages of cheer sent to her in hospice by members around the globe. Debora is survived by her adoring brother Emiliano Rojas (SL-8741).
As Debora becomes one with the Light it is with honour we now enter her name into the 501st’s Hall of Eternal Legionnaires: http://bit.ly/1afcGY4