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February FISD Newsletter 2019

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In Memoriam

Detachment Leader

Executive Officer

Deployment Office

Pre Approval Forum

Detachment Affiliation

Elections

3D Section

Hall of Fame

Fire Teams

Just For Laughs

Around the Detachment

Celebration Bash Tickets

Trooping

Imperial Attaché Program

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Advanced Tactics Awards

EIB - The March To 1000

Competition Winner

Merchandise

Public Relations
Follow FISD

 

 

 

 

 

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 It is sad news that we report the loss of another legion member, Cody Parker TK-80127 from the Mountain Garrison passed away on the 15th January 2019.

Cody was a quiet trooper, and enjoyed trooping in the anonymity of the stormtrooper armor.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

 

"Buckets Off"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also reporting the very sad news of the loss of another legion member, Elizabeth Barraza TB-93474 lost her life tragically and unexpectedly on the 25th January 2019, leaving behind a loving husband and fellow 501st member, Sergio Barraza

Our condolences go out to her family and friends.

 

"Buckets Off"

 

 

 

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Greetings troopers,

 

This is my last newsletter article of the term and it’s while one would think it would be a sad moment, I’m actually quite grateful.  The great Roman general Scipio Africanus said (in effect), 90% of life is how you respond to it.  The membership came together after a tough early part of the year and re-established this community as the most helpful and positive detachment in the Legion.  The DO’s are doing a fantastic job, we have developed a solid social media presence, we’ve refreshed all of our branding and the newsletter keeps getting better every issue, the Pre-Approval program is doing well enough that other detachments are asking how to copy that and we’ve also managed to keep our CRLs up to date and prepping for another round of updates soon after elections.   Even merchandise after a brief hiatus is fully back up and running with new items coming out all the time.  And this is just the start!

 

I’m especially grateful for the 2018 staff who bounced back with grit and can-do attitudes and helped everyone move on and get back on track.  Their dedication and integrity to this detachment is unsurpassed and I will never forget their sacrifice, and we are poised now for an even better 2019.  Many new members have also joined in and contributed to the tradition of openness and friendliness with helpful and constructive posts to questions.  Every day I visit FISD I seen positive examples of people helping each other out.

 

As always when not DL, I’ll still be on staff as FISD Founder to ensure continuity DL Emeritus and Keeper of the Archives, and will ever assist and help the detachment leadership team in anything they need.  I’m looking  forward to having more time to participate in general discussions help out more as an individual.  So yes, when one door closes, another opens up as the saying goes.

 

Thank you all once again, and I look forward to seeing everyone on the boards!

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Paul Hoeffer

TK-8020 "Daetrin"

Detachment Leader

 

 

 

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Greetings fellow members

 

It's that time of year again where we all get to experience the noise that is, Legion elections! For the nominees of the leadership roles across the legion it is now question time (Q&A) so apologies that my input to this months news letter is so brief. I am currently engaged in answering all my questions diligently. Be rest assured we are still also working away in the background making sure FISD continues to tick along smoothly. 

 

You may have noticed the sales thread is now open for our Chicago Celebration patch, and I must say what a fantastic design it is, thank you to Jason / TK-16142 / “DeathTrap” for exposing us to your talent sir! :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley: Please jump on this quickly as we have a narrow window of opportunity to get these made and shipped out in time for April Celebration Chicago.The link and further details can be found further down in the "Available Merch" section.

 

We also have a crazy new T-shirt design, which I love, Thank you to another talented member Nate "The Snake" TK-87666, not only is he the designer, but this is his line of work, so we have a very special price. The higher the order quantity the cheaper these babies get. Full details also found in the Available Merch section of the newsletter. Get on it!!

 

Things going to plan, I feel we are in for a BIG year, drama free and fun filled, hope to see you all in the March Edition.:salute:

 

Sly11

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greetings Troopers!

 

We are fast approaching our 900th EIB award and it is great to see the standards continually improving. As well as the DO team and Attaché staff, there seems to be an ever-growing trend across the trooping community to aim for, and encourage progression to, the higher levels. Whilst, of course, this is not essential in any way, it is great to see so many amazing looking troopers on the frontline. As many know, it is easier to aim for this right from the start of a build, adding those finer details to the build list. Those subtle upgrades or specific build methods can really make a positive difference to the finished results.

 

Although we are in the midst of election matters, the DO team will still be on hand to assist our troopers reach their targets.

 

Returning to my post,

Dan (CableGuy)

 

 

Deployment Officers

 

ukswrath 

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Tony Jobe

TK-10116 "ukswrath"

Deployment Officer

 

 

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10863 "justjoseph63"

Deployment Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Deployment Officers

 

CableGuy 

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Dan Branton

TK-142911 "CableGuy"

Deputy Deployment Officer

 

 

 

 shashachu

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sha Sha Chu

TK-19233 "sashachu"

Deputy Deployment Officer

 

 

 

 

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The FISD is pleased to announce the addition of a new area in the Advanced Tactics forum dedicated to those ready to submit for basic 501st TK approval.

 

This section will allow future Troopers the opportunity to submit photos of their completed build to be reviewed by the Staff, Imperial Attaches and others in preparation for forwarding it to their GML for approval.  Any and all advice/suggestions given will be specific, constructive, helpful and respectful.

 

Please note that this program will NOT take the place of your local GML, as Detachments are not chartered for costume approval and can not override a GMLs decision, but is instead a peer review program designed to help you look your best and offer guidance and positive feedback.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions about your completed armor, weapons (if applicable), accessories, etc. and get accurate information from the experts here at the FISD.. the definitive home of TKs worldwide.

 

For more information on this program, please visit the link here

 

 

 

 

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With elections starting at the end of February it's time to check your detachment affiliation.

 

OK so you look at your Legion profile and it shows that your detachment affiliation to FISD is pending, or otherwise incorrect.  Why does this happen, and what is detachment affiliation anyway, and what will FISD do about it?

 

The answer is that detachment affiliation is only ever used once a year, and for one purpose.  The only time the Legion ever uses it for anything is to determine who can run for DL and who can vote in detachment elections. That's it.  Otherwise it is pretty much ignored and not used for anything.

 

The process of validating detachment membership is cumbersome and time consuming because people use different email information between their Legion and detachment logins, and that there is no way to bulk update the rosters.  For a small detachment it is not a big deal to do this manually, but for a detachment the size of FISD with hundreds and soon thousands of 501st members, it's impossible.

 

Fortunately we have technical folk both on FISD and in the Legion web team.  Once a year they take a feed from FISD's database and do a bulk update on the Legion database.  This occurs right before the election cycle starts and is done once per year.

 

Pro tips:

1) Ensure the email address you use on the Legion & FISD boards are the exact same.

2) Ensure that your FISD profile has the correct TKID.

3) IMPORTANT!  You MUST be in the right security group.  It should be "501st Stormtrooper" in order for the automated system to pull you over.    This thread is where you get your detachment access updated. 

4) If after the bulk update is complete and your profile is still not updated, and you are 100% sure your info is in sync between the two boards, then ask for to the Legion web team.  They should get feedback on why this isn't working.

5) If all else fails, ping the FISD staff.  Which basically means that we'll simply tell the 501st web team to bulk approve everyone :)

6) If still you have no luck you can contact the legion web team directly via email: lwm@501st.com

 

To check detachment affiliation go to the 501st Mb database here then click Your Profile Data.

 

 

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Greetings Troopers!  Legion elections are upon us.

That's right. everyone's favorite time of year is back again for 2019. In February, every member of the 501st has the opportunity to exercise their Imperial democratic right to choose their leaders, at both the local and the global level. You will be able to vote for Legion Commanding Officer, Garrison Commanding Officer (or Outpost Leader), and - where you are registered and active in one or more Detachments, for the respective Detachment Leaders.

If you are not signed up on the 501st forums you can not vote, you will need to sign up here

 

To vote for Detachment Leader you must be affiliated to the forum of that detachment as well as visiting each of those forums at least once a year, more information can be found here

All nominations and voting will occur in the 501st Legion Elections portal here 

 

Election Rules, Information and Links

Rules and Reminders here

Social Media and Harassment here

Election Timeline here

Pins, Voting Method and FAQ's here

Procedural and Technical Queries here (legion forum)

If you have any issues you can contact the legion election team via email: elections@501st.com

 

 

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Costume Approval Information - Legion Elections 2019
 

With the Legion election period about to start February 2nd, the membership database will be in lock down, during this time new member applications through your local garrison/outpost can not be finalized, you may however still submit them but they won't be processed until the end of this cycle.

This does not affect the addition of any new costumes to an active members roster/profile, however it does affect any membership status changes ie: active / reserve / retired and any personal information updates.

The period of membership database lockdown for 2019 starts Feb 1 and ends @ Feb 19 (GMT).

 

 

 

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Don't forget to check out the new 3D section, and please contribute where you can, also see the link at the bottom for the new Contributor award details

Contributor Awards

 

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Main forum title: 

3D Parts and Technical

 

Sub topics:

3D Printer owners

Your place to discuss what printer/s you own, recommendations, tech talk and the like, It’s a place to learn something new

 

3D CAD Designers

Home of talented 3D cad designers, show off your 3D renders, of FISD related costume parts and accessories.  Offer help and advice on programs, or offer to commission a piece for a fellow member

 

3D File Depository

A home for 3D file sharing, Troopers helping Troopers is what this section is all about; yes a single location to keep any 3D files offered up by our extremely generous membership. This will be a 501st member’s only section and rules will apply to any usage of the content.


I will be looking for content to get these new sections started so If you are interested in helping drive these new forums, then please send me a PM and let’s get the threads and the filament flowing. 3D printer heads will understand that last comment ;)

 

Here is a link to the New FISD 3D Contributor program.

 

Sly11     

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

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Who says time doesn’t fly - you look one way and by the time you look back a month is gone.

This month has already hit some of us Troopers with Hoth-like temperatures at -38°F up here in the North.

It also provides an opportunity phenomenally epic photos like this...

Redefining unquestioned loyalty, and the question of when the Snow Trooper rotation will take place, join me in honouring TK - 42775 James, thanks for sharing the images as well as a big thank you to Shawn Gordon TK-6942 for setting the shoot up.

Beautiful work!

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Pyrates

With Unquestioned Loyalty

DAaron Gibson

TK-99725 "Pyrates"

Imperial Propaganda 

 

 

 

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Greetings Troopers.

 

The Fire Team program is completely optional, and is intended to help form a common identity and spirit of camaraderie among 501st Legion stormtroopers in the same geographic area/garrison that troop together.

Fire Teams are not officially recognized by the 501st Legion nor the FISD, although they will be able to access a Fire Team sub-forum on the detachment website. Because Fire Teams are unofficial groups, they cannot have any 501st or FISD markings, including 501st Legion, 501st, Legion logos, Vader's Fist etc. on their branding or logos. However, Teams will be allowed to use any unique markings at informal events provided they follow these guidelines.

Guidelines

  • No 501st or FISD markings. Period.
  • Any active Legion member with a valid stormtrooper costume in the specified geographic area can join.
  • The Team can create a name, logo, backstory, etc. for itself (names usually contain Fire Team, though this isn't required).
  • A list of each Team (with their specific "Teams Name") with a current list their members will be kept in the Fire Team sub-forum on the Detachment website.
  • A Team member must troop at least twice per year to maintain status as a member. Two or more Team members must troop together once per year to keep the group active.

Merchandising

  • Again, no 501st or FISD markings.
  • Merchandising will only be limited by the imagination of the Fire Team.
  • Any merchandising should be submitted to the detachment, or through proper Legion channels.
  • A master list of all Fire Team merchandise (with photos) will be posted in the Fire Team sub-forum.

If any of these guidelines are violated, the group will be disbanded.

 

Here is a link to the Fire Team areahttp://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/130-fire-team-area/   501st membership is needed to view this area.

 

This is a great program that is strictly just for fun and it also allows fellow TK's get to know each other better.  I would love to help any Garrison/area get a Fire Team started, just let me know what I can do to help.

 

If you would like to register a Fire Team here is the link

 

In other business, just a reminder, if you have an addition, removal or any other change in you Fire Team's status, send me a PM here and I'll get you all squared away.

 

Who would have thought when this program started it would progress so well that we now see our 50th Fire Team, congratulations to Southern California Garrison (Southern California) - Fire Team Heavy Hitters.

 

Recently Approved Fire Teams

Congratulations to you all

 

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Region:  Capital City Garrison - Eastern Ontario (Canada)

Name:  Fire Team Boreal

Logo: TBA

 

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Region:  Cloud City Garrison (Oregon/SW Washington)

Name:  Fire Team Gamma Squad!

Logo: TBA

 

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Region: Southern California Garrison (Southern California)

Name:  Fire Team Heavy Hitters

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Region: German Garrison (Germany)

Name:  Batch Eight 

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Region:  Desert Scorpion Garrison (Western Australia)

Name:  Fire Team Stingers

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Region:  Central Garrison, Korriban Squad, (Iowa )

Name:  Fire Team Iowa

 

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For the full list of Fire Teams head here

 

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mark Ryner

TK-4584 "captsafe66 "

FISD/Fire Team Director

 

 

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What Other Costumes Do You Have?

 

Many of us get bitten by the build bug and just can't stop at one, here's a thread showing what costumes others have and what they are working on.

 

 

 

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Trooping as a Vet with PTSD

 

An inspirational post from James TK42775 "James Whitley"

for those wondering about Joining the 501st and have PTSD / Anxiety issues. You can find the post here.

Congratulations on attending your first event James, we salute you and thank you for your service.

 

 

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A Story From a Friend Who Was Helped by the 501st

 

A nice piece from Chris "Digz Graavz" an old friend from University saw my suit pics and shared a great story about the 501st from Toronto Fan Expo:

 

The last time I went to Fan Expo, I got into the north building with my hubby to see who we could see, celebrity-wise. Unfortunately, I was on a mobility scooter and the traffic in that building was parking-lot-o-sardines. I got to a certain point and then just could not move. Because of the size of the scooter, it wasn't like I could squeeze through the crowd to get out.

 

Skip forward to me on a mobility scooter in the middle of what seemed like a million people with no apparent way out, in the middle of a full-blown anxiety/panic attack. Tears. Hypervenitillation. Starting to shut down. It was horrid.

 

A Stormtrooper from the 501st asked my hubby if I was okay. He explained my claustrophobia and panic disorder, and the fact that we couldn't even move to escape. The Stormtrooper said to hang on, that he'd be right back.

 

Next thing I know, there's a commotion down the laneway and I'm hearing Stormtrooper voices hollering, "Make way! Move along! Empire business! Stand aside!" They cleared the pathway like the parting of the red bloody sea.

 

Next thing I knew, my hubby and I were being motioned to move down the newly cleared pathway, with 'Troopers on either side of the walkway, holding the crowd back just enough so the scooter could pass. I thanked them as much as I could through my panic... my hubby did more thanking than I did because I was just trying to breathe.

 

I found it truly touching that these folks stepped up and helped a person in distress, when they were just there to get their geek on.

 

 

 

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Butte County Firefighters Fund

 

A thank you from Mike TB93016 "TB93016" for those who helped support his fundraising efforts:

 

A few weeks ago - I did a run of personal patches to support the Butte County Firefighters Fund, a pot of money accessible by active duty firefighters during times of financial instability. Though this was unofficial, it absolutely could not have happened without the incredible support of the 501st Community and specific members SL 39549 in the Golden Gate Garrison and DD67760 of Florida Garrison (Everglades Outpost.) I am very proud to share the total raised as of Saturday, which has gone up since then. I'm humbled and honored to be able to spearhead and manage this run -I couldn't think of a better group to give it to in a time of need. 

 

Amazing community of fans in action here, we truly are - Bad Guys Doin' Really, really Good. Thank you everyone for your support, I hope to see you rockin' 'em at Celebration!

 

- ForesterDesign, TB93016, Great Lakes Garrison

 

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Celebration Bash - Have You Purchase Your Ticket?

 

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More information and tickets available here 

 

 

 

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Want Your Troop to be Included?

 

Just a reminder if you would like your troop added please post your troop report in the Field Training Exercises section here

 

Those with troop logs please post a separate troop report as it is easier to link too.

 

January - February

 

 

 

Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back in Concert 

 

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By: Mike, TK82666 "WhiteWalker"

 

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Dream Night 2019

 

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By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Serve proudly, ladies and gentlemen, and as Tim (Dark CMF) says:  "Keep doing what it is that got you here"!

 

Are you an approved TK that spends more time on the boards than the average Trooper?  Do you enjoy using your knowledge to help out future and existing Troopers?  If so, we would like to invite you to join the Imperial Attaché program!

Members of the I.A. team are chosen to help out not only those here on the boards, but on a local level as well.  Our aim is to have at least one in each and every Garrison, Squad and Outpost in the entire legion to be the eyes and ears of the FISD on a local level.

 

A suggested level of EIB or above is preferred, as part of the duties include assisting those aiming for levels 2 and 3, but is not a requirement.  Being active on the boards on a regular basis , welcoming new members and helping out where you can is, though.  

 

Some of the benefits:

1.  Access to exclusive Attaché merch., including patches, etc.

2.  Having the Imperial Attaché title under your name.

3.  Being a part of the team that welcomes new and prospective members of the FISD.

4.  Being the "go-to" person in your Garrison, Squad or Outpost.

5.  Exclusive access to the Attaché HQ area, Imperial Propaganda Machine (newsletter) and merchandise discussions.

 

We are currently in need of Attaches in many units, especially International Garrisons/Squads and Outposts.  For more information on this program, please head here and if you should have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at any time.  (Pretzel)

 

For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here

 

 

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:salute:  NEW ATTACHES! :salute:

 

Please join me in welcoming our newest Imperial Attaches! 

 

1. Mark @TK-42134 is an enthusiastic trooper hailing from California who is eager to assist fellow troopers with their build threads. He was inspired by fellow attaches during his approval process. We look forward to his contributions to the team.  

 

Serve proudly, Gentlemen, and as Tim (Dark CMF) says:  "Keep doing what it is that got you here"!

 

 

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 IMPERIAL ATTACHE AWARD

 

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Imperial Attaché Award for those attaché's who have gone above and beyond [minimum 1 year of service]

 

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You can find a list of prior recipients here

 

    

 

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 ATTACHE MERCHANDISE

 

Attaché Patch NOW AVAILABLE

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For those of you on the Imperial Attaché staff, I am pleased to announce that the official I.A. patches will soon be available... again!  

Here are the details..  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

Patches will be limited to TWO per person, and will only be sold to those who are current FISD Imperial Attaches.

 

These patches have been graciously DONATED to the FISD, so all you will need to do is cover the cost of shipping and PP fees, which will be $1.00 each for those in the U.S. and P.R. and $1.50 each for those outside the U.S. What a deal!

 

You can find the thread here

 

 

 

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Attaché Ambassador

 

Fellow Attaches. Happy February. The Attache Check-in Process for 2019 has begun a little earlier than last year! As your ambassador, one of my primary roles here is to make sure you are active. It is vital to the Attaches on this board to be the continued beacons and light to the new troopers joining the boards. 

 

You all have been those beacons, and I am damn proud of you all. If you have not checked in yet, the 2019 check-in thread can be found here: 

Thank You! 

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

Attaché Ambassador

 

 

 

 

 

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So what exactly are EIB (Expert Infantry Badge) and Centurion levels?

These programs were designed for those who choose to take their armor above and beyond the minimum requirements for basic 501st Legion approval.  It gives you the chance to show a level of dedication and pride that takes your armor closer to being as "screen accurate" as possible, without as much extra work as you may realize!

 

It also works on giving a better look to the Legion as an entity, and you can bet others will take notice of your hard work.  The 501st has a list of detailed requirements for Basic approval, (level 1), EIB, (level 2) and Centurion, (level 3) which can be found here in the Costume Reference Library, (CRLhttp://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL

 

Here are a few of the questions people may be wondering about:  

1.  "I am a (tall/short/heavy/thin) Trooper.  Can I still apply?  Of course!  These programs are open and encouraged for all sizes of TKs, as long as the costume is correct and meets the guidelines.  There are many specific build tutorials to every option, as well as a vast network of fellow TKs on the FISD to help you out and offer suggestions.

  

2.  "How much extra will I have to pay for extra items"?  The cost is actually quite reasonable, considering the few extra supplies you will need, which are listed in the requirements area.  While it may run you a little more to implement these additions to your costume, they will go a long way to improving accuracy.  All needed items can be found for sale on this thread: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/16-ongoing-sales-project-orders/

 

While blasters are not required for basic approval, for EIB and Centurion levels they are, and may need upgrades (also listed in the CRL).

 

3.  "I haven't even got my kit yet, is it too early to start planning"?  Actually, aiming for Centurion is easiest to do right out of the box.

4.  "I have my basic TK approval, can I still get in these programs"?  In a word... absolutely!  

  

5.  "Are there any "perks" to this extra work and cost"?  Besides knowing that you have a great looking set of armor, the 501st and FISD believes you should be deservedly recognized for your achievement(s), and allows you to wear the appropriate embroidered "rocker" badge of rank (available for a very minimum cost) on your shirt, helmet bag, etc., as well as rank decals to put on your armor bin.  You will also have access to select "challenge coin" runs, receive (free) a cool certificate for your new rank, and have your title posted below your name in your FISD signature.  Plus, once you reach these levels, you will have the extra knowledge to help out those who are looking to apply as well.

  

6.  "Is it hard to apply, and what happens then"?   After basic approval, all you do is make sure your armor is up to the standards set forth in the CRL, post a thread with the required photos in the appropriate area (see below), and wait a bit for the D.O.s (Deployment Officers) to address it. (Hint:  Studying other people's threads before you submit can be a GREAT help).  These are also listed on the main page of the FISD site.  While waiting for approval, you will get some comments from others who will offer suggestions and constructive advice to help you out.  If you should need any changes, the DOs will let you know, so you can adjust accordingly.  Don't be dismayed if you do need changes... it's all for your benefit!   After you are approved for EIB, then you can submit for Centurion.  

 

EIB  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/19-request-expert-infantryman-status/

 

Centurion  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/72-request-centurion-status/

 

Just remember that the FISD is here to help you every step of the way with whatever other questions you may have, but if you can't seem to find what you are looking for in your research, just ask away here on the forum.

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10863 "justjoseph63"

Deployment Officer

 

 

 

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This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. 

 

FOR  January - February the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate:


Expert Infantry Badge Award:

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Mark Skelly  "Hutt-trooper"  TK 19755  EIB 883

Ian Malinoski  "WodiQuix"  TK 22418  EIB 884

Corey Haury  "Imperial FoST"  TK 81489  EIB 885

Sven Müller  "HSM76"  TK 24576  EIB 886

Joaquín G. Galindo  "Joako7"  TK 71970  EIB 887

Mathijs Hertogs  "TK-23181"  TK 23181  EIB 888

Siu Kau Au Yeung  "baysk"  TK 71814  EIB 889

Santiago Jiménez  "sanitrooper"  TK 20506  EIB 890

 

GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3!  :salute:

Request your free EIB certificate here

 

 

Centurion Badge Award:

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Eric Ripley  "Scimitar"  TK 17529  Centurion 425

Eric E.  "Erice3339"  TK 14056  Centurion 426

 

Outstanding job on reaching Centurion, Troopers!  :salute:

Request your free Centurion certificate here  

 

If you see any of these Troopers around your Garrison or Squad, be sure to congratulate them!

 

 

 

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As many of you are aware, the FISD is currently in our March to 1000 program.  Our goal is to reach the one thousand mark of Troopers who have earned their Expert Infantry Badge, and although we are well on our way to this goal and have just reached the 890 mark!  The amount of approved submissions is increasing (over 80 this year alone) thanks to the dedication of those willing to go the "extra mile" toward screen accuracy.  

 

Here is a brief description of EIB as written by Paul (Daetrin), our founder:

 

"Expert Infantryman status is not required for members of this detachment. It should be viewed as an optional set of requirements for those who wish to take the accuracy of their costumes to the next level, and be recognized accordingly. We're a costuming club - think of it as an award for costuming excellence and you get the picture.

The requirements will not replace or supersede 501st standards, but only serve as an inspiration for the level of accuracy that can be achieved. The standards are meant to be high but achievable..."

 

Besides the added pride you will have in your armor, those reaching this level can purchase exclusive EIB gear (patches, decals, coins etc.) and get a free certificate for your accomplishment.  If you are interested or would like more information about the program head here that will help.  You can also contact myself  "Pretzel" or any Imperial Attaché, and we will be more than happy to assist you!

 

 

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FISD @ Celebration Chicago 2019 - Patch Contest WINNER

 

Congratulations to Jason TK-16142 “DeathTrap”, the winner of this contest, you had the command staff’s favorite design.

In addition to mucho kudos, you will also be getting two free patches, a Kylo Ren bobblehead and a TLJ baseball cap, we will be in contact soon.

Thank you to everyone for entering and donating your time and talents!

Patch run is live here

You can view all of the submitted designs here

 

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****PLEASE NOTE****

Although I try to add any new merchandise to the monthly newsletter not all merchandise runs coincide with each issue, it is always best to keep a watchful eye on the forums and especially on the merchandise area for any new runs as I am not privy to when they may be posted, as such some runs may not be included.

 

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FIRST ORDER RACING SHIRTS 

***RUN CLOSED***
Update 6/2/19 

From Chirs:

"Andrew and I have reviewed the proof, and we've asked for some updates. Should see that in about a week or so when the factory is back online. I've received final shipping quotes for International and have been systematically messaging folks with totals to pay, and I should be finished with those this week, so we are almost there!!"

Any queries with regard to shipping or your order please PM chris "Berbs42"

 

Big thanks one again to Chris for heading this run

 

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Run Open - Celebration Chicago Patch

***RUN CLOSES Feb 22nd*** 

4” Diameter

Embroidered

Merrow Edging (Black thread)

Iron on backing

Metallic Gold Thread for the word "Celebration"

 You can find the order thread here be quick run closes 22nd February

 

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 FISD OUTRUN TEE 

***RUN LIVE - 2 Options***
Update 7/2/19 

 

Nate "The Snake" TK-87666 has posted the final 2 options of the design of his outrun tee and interest and the run is now live here. 

Pricing still may drop dependant on numbers ordered $10/11 USD, refunds for differences may be refunds will be issued after products have shipped.

Shirts will be available for pre-order until March 5th 2019

 

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Newsletter

 

I would just like to personally say thank you to Paul, not only for the help and guidance he has given me and others over this past term but also for supporting his members at large, as many of you would have seen on the legion boards.

It's been an honor and a privilege working with you and I hope we see you back at the helm in the not too distant future.

:salute:

 

 

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Glen "Q" Rhodes

TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO - Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook & Twitter

 

 

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Daniel Lauber

TK-55550 "Ripper_L"

PRO - Facebook & Twitter

 

 

Instagram

 

Pretzel

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO - Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Group

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Marcus Dohring

TK-14057 "JODOKAST"

PRO - Facebook Group

 

 

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Don't Forget We're on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

 

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor

Facebook Group: 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official

 


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On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department

 

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