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    Great Lakes Garrison & Base

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  1. https://imgur.com/a/mEdotzI
  2. There was a public relations person there taking a lot of pics. She said she would e-mail some to me, but nothing yet - Christmas Eve, and all. I'll share some for sure when I get them
  3. Fortunately, the media never showed up. I was informed by some of the admins of my local garrison that media interviews are ok, with buckets off, and I was sent the list of do's and don't's about what to talk about. I'm glad they didn't show up, just to not have to deal with that, but I had an absolute blast! The responses by kids, adults, everyone was so awesome, and I know that being there in that fashion helped to spur more donations (it was for the Salvation Army). One guy even said, "Best bell ringer ever," and proceeded to put a $20 bill in the bucket right at the end.
  4. I like that suggestion, and I am going to try to get a spotter. As for the media, I am going to ask the Salvation Army PR person not to invite them, but I will see what I can do about being an event coordinator for future official troops in this area.
  5. Thank you! I have since exchanged some messages with our local garrison people, and this is ok to do. I was advised the same way about an interview, and even though I know what to say and what not to say, I will inform the PR director who was going to set it up that maybe it is best not to invite the media. I'm actually embarrassed about the attention, as I only wanted to help out, and maybe spur more donations being in my armor. It was never my intention to have such a fuss made about it, so I will ask them not to invite media, just to be on the safe side. On the other hand, I will tell the PR person that in the future, I'd be happy to do what I can to coordinate an official event. The idea of having a spotter is a good one, since it is difficult to see if someone is trying to steal the donation bucket. Thanks for all of the support
  6. Ok, thanks. I was worried about this. I didn't want to make a lot of noise about it, honestly. I'm trying to contact some local garrison people about it.
  7. I am newly approved, and I have a question about doing a troop on my own. I contacted my local Salvation Army to volunteer to be a bell ringer at a local grocery store in my armor (a bell ringer simply rings a Christmas bell near a public place, under the authority of our local Salvation Army, a charitable organization, to try getting people to donate cash for the needy). Anyway, they love the idea, so much so, that I was contacted by their public relations department, and they are asking the media to cover this. I had no intention of starting this kind of thing - I simply wanted to ring a bell for a couple hours, and turn in any donations I helped to collect. I want to honorably represent the 501st, of course. Are there any specific guidelines for me to follow in this situation? Also, I recall a recent e-mail with the totals of how much money the 501st helped to raise for charity this past year, but I can not find that information. Does someone have a link to that information? Thanks! Ron, TK-82611
  8. Yeah, I was quite frustrated to miss my first troop because of it. However, I just got it back on, and will just glue it down. Thanks.
  9. Since you mentioned getting to higher levels, maybe you can answer this - should I loosen the ear cover, and glue the tubing underneath? Sent from my LG-M322 using Tapatalk
  10. Yeah, I already had it on without glue, but it came off while transporting it. I'll have to glue it, but I was hoping Loctite was ok to use, since it will apply much cleaner through the small needle nose tube applicator. Sent from my LG-M322 using Tapatalk
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  12. Poo. I couldn't troop in my first event today because the tubing came off my helmet. What's the best glue for that? (The tube lining around the base of the bucket). I am hoping it's something like a super glue/Loctite thing because the needle nose applicator would greatly help, rather than the globs of E6000... I guess the questions never stop, even though I'm officially in!
  13. rzill


    Thanks, Cricket! Hey, I think you are the one who did a thread about using magnets to enclose the shins - is that correct? If so, can you link me to it? One of my friend's uses that method, and loves it. I'm hating the bra hook thing.
  14. I'm going on my first troop today, and this is a last minute question. I do not yet have a fan helmet, and it's going to be 50s and rainy here in Michigan. What's a good anti-fogging strategy? I'm seeing a Rain X anti fogging spray for glass - would this work on the TK helmet lenses?
  15. Hello, fellow proud soldiers of the Empire. My name is Ron Zill, and I was just now approved as TK-82611. It's been an incredibly long journey to make it here, and I now look forward to representing the 501st, and my local Michigan Great Lakes Garrison & Base with pride. I want to thank everyone on here, as well as on the GLG, who put up with all of my questions during my build. Long live the Empire! https://imgur.com/a/eBt964s