Apr 2014

Mission Spotlight: Middle East Film & Comic Con, Dubai
by Fleetfang on Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:41 pm


The 501st Legion's UAE Outpost has made their first successful mission in the name of the Empire! During TD-19976's solo patrol of the Middle East Film & Comic Con at Dubai World Trade Centre, he brought order to some rowdy Vikings, became part of a work of art, and ran into a ton of colorful characters and celebrities, including an encounter with true Royalty!

Read the full mission report in the 501st Legion Spotlight and be sure to become a fan of the new UAE Outpost Facebook Page to show your support for our troopers on the leading edge of the 501st Legion's ever-expanding Empire!

501st Legion Trooper of the Month for February 2014 is ...
by TK 3809 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:07 pm
Andrew Wilcockson, TK-8547, Redback Garrison

Andrew has been instrumental in laying one of our own to rest. In February 2014, Craig ‘The Sniper’ Budge, DZ-7622, passed away suddenly. Andrew had been helping Craig and his fiancee relocate to the townhouse they had just rented. During this time Craig collapsed. Andrew immediately reacted and performed CPR for over 20 minutes, unfortunately without success. Since then Andrew has supported and helped Craig's family and fiancee in their time of need. He organised funeral arrangements and a wake for Craig. Craig's family also attended a troop in which a game of cricket was played in armor, where they dedicated the winning trophy in Craig's memory.

Andrew's conduct has been outstanding, above and beyond. He is the very symbol of the bond that all 501st Legion members share!


Runners up for February are. Richard Csernelabics, RC-6403, Garrison Tyranus and Dan Trippler, TK-10705, Wisconsin Garrison.

Congratulations to Andrew, Richard, and Dan!

Long live the Empire!

The Empire's Finest: Unveiled!
by Fleetfang on Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:58 pm


The 501st Legion is proud to reveal the first image in our new "Empire's Finest," ad campaign!
Developed over the last several months by Rob Semos (TD-5085), with help from Dean Plantamura (TK-899), Brian Troyan (TB-8968), and Kristen Bankert of the St. John & Partners advertising firm, the campaign aims to highlight the Legion's charitable activities by juxtaposing them with our characters' Star Wars-canon events. At the same time, we aim to show off the incredible detail that is captured by the screen-accurate costumes worn by 501st Legion members. Everything that has been completed so far is merely the beginning of what will be rolled out over the entire coming year, leading up to Star Wars Celebration: Anaheim!

Read more about this exciting new campaign about our charitable works and about the people behind it in the 501st Legion Spotlight!

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In Memoriam: Scott Rose TK-346
by Fleetfang on Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:00 pm


Scott Rose, TK-346 of the Legion's Neon City Garrison, passed away on the morning of April 20th, 2014. Formerly a member of the Georgia Garrison, Scott once lost his home to a fire, stirring his Legion family to action. Donations were gathered to help Scott and his family rebuild. A new set of Stormtrooper armor was also contributed to allow Scott to troop again once his new house was established. He never stopped trying to repay and show his appreciation for those who helped him. Never afraid to speak his mind and humble to the last, he was a shining example of a good man and will be greatly missed. Scott is remembered by his son Brandon, his daughter Savannah, and all those who knew him. He now joins the ranks of our Eternal Legionnaires.

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