In Memoriam: Janice Decker ID-5259
by Fleetfang on Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:33 am

On the 9th of April, 2015 Janice Decker (ID 5259) of the MidSouth Garrison​ passed away after a brief but fierce battle with leukemia. As a respected member of MosNooga, Janie was considered the Squad’s Grandma. Always happy and full of life, Janie’s vibrant smile and joyful demeanor allowed all those who came to know her feel like family.

We now smile too, as we remember Janie and add her portrait to the 501st's Hall of Eternal Legionnaires.

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for February 2015
by Fleetfang on Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:05 am
In February, Tyrene Teo, BH-80666 of the Singapore Garrison, organized troopers from four 501st units, the Rebel Legion, and the Galactic Academy for the Chingay Parade in Singapore, one of the largest street performance and float parades in Asia. For this, she took home the honors for our Legion Trooper of the Month!

Our other nominees for February were Chloe Brynen, DZ-13331 of Capital City Garrison; Frederic Ulrichts, TK-11977 of Ireland Garrison; Christopher Baker, TK-69770 of Southern California Garrison; Scott T. Graham, TD-7740 of Southern California Garrison; Gary R. Collins, TK-8461 of Florida Garrison; Kyle Beagle, TK-91305 of Golden Gate Garrison; and Gregory Gatzka, RC-6838 of Central California Garrison.

Each one of these troopers went beyond the call of duty in service to their fellow troopers, to charitable foundations, and even to the public, making a difference in the lives of others. Well done, troopers, one and all!

In Memoriam: Lance Moore TK-31088
by Fleetfang on Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:45 am

On the 10th of March, 2015, Lance Moore (TK-31088) of the 501st Legion's Georgia Garrison passed from this World. Lance is known best for his rich, jovial spirit and for bringing fun to any event. He was in Australia to realize his Life’s dream of reenacting scenes from Mad Max: The Road Warrior when the unrelated accident occurred. A fund has been established to aide his family in bringing his body home and other related expenses:

It is with honour that we now enter Lance into the 501st’s Hall of Eternal Legionnaires.

In Memoriam: Scott Boynton TD-78947
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.

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for January 2015
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: Storming Australia's facebook page can be found here:

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

Forward March! TB-101 Leads the Way!
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!

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