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October FISD Newsletter 2019

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In Memoriam

Detachment Leader

Executive Officer

Provost Marshall

Deployment Office

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Field Exercise Awards

Master Armorer Program

Census

Just For Laughs

In The Media

Fire Teams

Costume Totals

Trooping

Trooping Opportunities 

Imperial Attaché Program

Competition

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Advanced Tactics Awards

EIB - The March To 1000

Merchandise & Branding Officer

Public Relations
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It is sad news that we report the loss of another legion member, Heiko Heinitz (TK-5598) of the German Garrison’s Coastal Hammer Squad passed away on the 14th July 2019.

 

Heiko was well regarded for his sincerity and desire to help. Heiko was also a member of the R2-D2 Builders Club. When not offering support as a Trooper, Heiko would entertain children and adults alike with his custom-built radio-controlled astromech.

 

Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

 

"Buckets Off"

 

 

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It is sad news that we report the loss of another legion member, Courtney Sachse (TK-9305) of Garrison Carida passed away on the 24th September 2019.

 

She is remembered for her fun nature and love of costuming. Courtney enjoyed helping others to complete their armor builds. As a toddler teacher Courtney made a positive impact on her young students. Courtney is survived by her loving husband Ryan (TD-5579.)

 

Our condolences go out to her family and friends.

 

"Buckets Off"

 

 

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It is sad news that we report the loss of another legion member, one closer to my own home, Peter "Flocky" Flockton TI98311 who passed away on 6th of October 2019 

 

Peter had been a member of the Legion since January 2015, DSG Trooper of the Year 2018, he was a passionate pilot always willing to lend a hand and a very liked member of the Desert Scorpion Garrison.

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his children Luke, Rachel and Sarah and also his family and friends.

Peter will be greatly missed by all.

 

"Buckets off"

 

#RUOK #lifeline #beyondblue

 

 

 

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Greetings Troopers,

 

It's October again, and that means it's Census Month!  Be sure to fill out and enter your legion census data.  I've had several troopers ask about the FISD Affiliation on their profile; if it says "pending" don't fret, those pending members will be accepted in by a process in February.  

 

We also have a few more days left on the racing shirt run, so be sure to jump on that if you're looking to snag one of the cool OTTK or FOTK variants :)

 

Last but not least, I'd like to thank my XO Joseph for all his hard work this year.  He will be taking a much deserved break from the role, and the new FISD XO Brien Edick will be stepping in to support!

Troop on!

 

Alay

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sarah Bailey

TK-20466 "Alay"

Detachment Leader

 

 

 

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XO Stepping Down

 

Dear fellow Staff members, Troopers and future Troopers,

 

As Sarah mentioned, it is with a heavy heart that I am stepping down in my role of Executive Officer of the FISD.

 

Over the last few months life has thrown me more than a few curve balls, including personal issues, 2 deaths and a hurricane to boot, which in my opinion have precluded me from having the time to effectively perform my duties, and for that I add my sincere apologies to you all.

 

Those of you who have known me over the years know that this Detachment and the people here have honestly meant the world to me, and it has been both an honor and a pleasure being a part of such an incredible group of folks.

 

Although the dust is finally beginning to settle (at last), it will be several weeks before life allows me to get back into the swing of things here 100% as in recent years, but I promise I will get there.  After speaking with Sarah, she has graciously offered that I step back into my previous role as Deployment Officer.  This will allow me the chance to serve the FISD in the area that I know best, and I look forward not only to returning to assisting future Troopers, but helping those aiming for EI and Centurion attain their goals as well.

 

A big THANK YOU to all of you for bearing with me.  Your kind thoughts/comments and personal PMs have helped get me through the recent months more than you will ever know, and an extra big thank you to Sarah for her understanding and keeping me on as part of the Staff.

 

Also, I'm sure that you will all join me in welcoming Brien as our new XO.  He is a true treasure here, and I am sure he will continue to go above and beyond to make sure that this Detachment continues to be the best one in the 501st!

 

My very best to you all, and I will see you on the boards a LOT more. 

 

Troop on, 

Joseph

 

justjoseph63

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10963 "justjoseph63"

Former Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

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starsaber25 

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Steve Sheades

TK-10466 "starsaber25"

Provost Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deployment Officers

 

 

shashachu 

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sha Sha Chu

TK-19233 "shashachu"

Senior Deployment Officer

 

 

 

TheSwede

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Daniel Melin

TK-99665  "TheSwede"

Senior Deployment Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

msouza 

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mike Souza

TK-11463 "msouza"

Deployment Officer

 

 

 

justjoseph63

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10963 "justjoseph63"

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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Contributor Awards

 

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Greeting fellow Troopers,

Don't forget to visit our 3D section when next surfing the FISD forums, there is plenty of useful information to potentially help you on your next TK adventure.

You may be a designer wishing to showcase your latest designs or prints, or maybe looking for a file to print your very own Blaster or Laser Axe.

You might be feeling may generous and share with our community a new TK related 3D file and maybe win yourself a 3D contributors award so check out the details below and be part of the in house 3D community.

 

 

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 continue the growth of these new sections  so If you are interested in helping drive the 3D 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 FISD 3D Contributor program.

 

 

Sly11     

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

PRO - Awards & Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

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We understand not everyone can help build multiple sets of armour for their fellow troopers, nor own a 3D printer or have the time and skill set to design and offer free 3D files to the detachment.

There is however one thing we all can do, and that is troop.

Here is your opportunity to stand and be recognised for simply trooping in your TK.

We're rolling out a new award system to encourage and reward our members who take the time to post up their field training exercises and keep a troop log.  As you attend events and post logs, you'll earn these shiny profile badges, here are a few:

 

Keep the troop logs coming folks, not only can you earn the badge but you can show others your favorite troops.

You know we love photos here on the forums.

 

 

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Simply start (or update!) your troop log, keep the running total in the title, and post (at least!) a date and name for the official 501st event where you wore your TK!

 

Once you've hit a milestone count, go over to the "Field Exercise Awards -- Post your milestones here" thread to request your profile be updated!  Simple, right?

 

Troop log title examples:

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Milestone post example:

Milestone and Troop Log Title:   [100] TK12345 My troop log

Date and Event:   8/23/2019 -- Death Star Cooking Class

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FAQ:
Do my past troops count?
Yes!  You can update your troop log thread with all your past events for credit :)


Is there any costume requirement?
You have to have attended the event in a costume that falls under the First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment for credit.  We love pictures from any events with white armor though, so even if you attended an event in another costume with stormtroopers present don't hesitate to show off!

Do I have to include pictures?
Pictures are not required, but are highly encouraged!  Your picture may end up in the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame :)

 

 

Award Recipients September - October

 

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Congratulations troopers and keep on trooping

 

 

Sly11     

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

PRO - Awards & Twitter

 

 

 

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The FISD Master Armorer program is an optional, detachment only incentive award to recognize individuals who have directly helped another 501st stormtrooper to achieve Expert Infantry status. Some people spend countless hours helping others, and want to reward their results as well as incentivizing new people to help as well.

 

To register a “win” in the program, the assistance must have provided hands-on help trimming, building, and/or fitting of said armor for the person who was awarded Expert Infantry status.

 

Other program notes:

• Helping remotely, giving advice, or taking payment in exchange for help does not account, all work must be voluntary and without expectation of compensation.

• The assistance must be for a period of 30 minutes or more. Spending 15 minutes tweaking someone’s fitting or taking photos does not count.

• "wins" can be retroactive, e.g. if you helped 5 people in 2017 already, those can count as long as they are fully documented.

 

Award Levels

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The process

• Person applying for the award will create an application thread to track the help they give.

• For each “win”, they will list the person they helped achieve Expert Infantry status by copying their EI approval thread.

• For each “win”, the person who was helped will validate that this person helped them.

You can find the master award area here https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/182-fisd-master-armorer-program/

 

 

September - October Recipient

 

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Congratulations trooper

 

 

 

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501st Legion 2019 Census has begun, it is the responsibility of all 501st approved members to fill out the census each year which you can find here

 

You must be registered on the main forums to participate in the census:here

Here's what the charter says about activity definitions: Operations Protocol/Membership
An Active Member is defined as a member in good standing who meets the following requirements:

  • Meets all 501st Membership Requirements (i.e. ownership of an approved costume, is over 18 years of age, etc).
  • Has an approved membership record in the 501st Legion Membership Database
  • Maintains active contact with their Garrison CO or GML. Active contact and participation will be confirmed during the annual Legion Census held each year during the month of October.
  • Maintains contact information/membership record in the 501st Legion database either through their Garrison CO or GML.
  • Participates in at least one Garrison or Legion activity per year while wearing an approved 501st costume owned by said member as recorded in the Legion Census. (One year is defined as the period from Legion Census to Legion Census). Examples of an activity include, but are not limited to conventions, charity events, or any activity designated as an official event by a coordinating administrative unit of the Legion.
  • Members who serve in military branches are exempt from activity level requirements if their service renders them unable to meet these requirements.

These Minimum Activity Level Requirements should be administered as justly and with as much common sense as possible.

A member may retain active status, even if they do not meet all of the requirements listed above at the discretion of their unit Commanding Officer or Legion Command.

Filling out the census only takes a few minutes and you also have the opportunity to update your contact information ie: address, email, phone and so on.

The LAST EVENT TROOPED is the most important piece of data. If it is not within the last 12 months of the census, you may be marked RESERVE, which will mean you will not be able to vote in the next election.

 

Any questions you have in regards to the census please contact either your GCO (garrison commanding officer) or your GML (garrison membership liaison)

 

So stand up and be counted troopers, you have until 31st October.

 

 

 

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Happy Fall greetings Troopers!

Please join me in welcoming TK - 91973 Aaron to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!

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Pyrates   

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Aaron Gibson

TK-99725 "Pyrates"

Curator Hall of Fame

 

 

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Sentosa Sandsation

 

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Members from 501st Garrison Singapore, Cathar Base Singapore - Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs Singapore, FightSaber added some color to the yellow sands of Sentosa Sandsation in September.

 

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Nice work troops

 

 

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Galaxy's Edge Inspired Stormtrooper Plane

 

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Airplane

 

LATAM Airline Group, a Latin America based airline, has revealed the first ever Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge-inspired Stormtrooper plane! The Boeing 777 plane can seat up to 410 passengers and was designed by Disney’s creative team in conjunction with Lucasfilm.

The Stormtrooper Plane, which will take eager Star Wars fans to Orlando as well as other international destinations, is due to arrive in São Paulo/Guarulhos and operate its first commercial flight sometime in October.

 

 

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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

# 56

 

Allow me to introduce our 56th Fire Team:  Burning River Fire Team!!

 

Region: Cleveland-area (Northeast Ohio), Ohio Garrison

 

Name: Burning River Fire Team

 

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For the full list of Fire Teams head here

 

 

captsafe66     

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mark Ryner

TK-4584 "captsafe66 "

FISD/Fire Team Director

 

 

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Currently (as of 12th October ) there are 29,573 costumes in the legion, out of these under FISD there are 5,647 which is 19.59% of all approved 501st costumes. 

 

Interestingly this is the first time this numbet has fallen under 20%, the larger the legion costume totals grows the smaller amount of TK's there are.

 

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September - October

A few troops from around the globe

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

 

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By: Daryl,  TK11371,  "daryldoak"

 

 

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Virginia Field House

 

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By: Jonathan,  TK89054,  "Lord_Potato"

 

 

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Camp Boggy Creek

 

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By: Derek,  TK83125,  "DZFireMedic"

 

 

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My First Troop

 

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By: Jose, TK18265,  "JMPA1964"

 

 

 

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Triple Force Friday @ Zing 

 

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By: Glen, TK85421,  "gmrhodes13"

 

 

 

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WASO - Empire Strikes Back In Concert

 

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By: Glen, TK85421,  "gmrhodes13"

 

 

 

 

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Lubbock Civic Center

 

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By: Jacob, TK11989 ,  "muonmonkey"

 

 

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Star Wars Fan Day @ Zing 

 

"Yes Madam we do have the droid POP you are looking for"

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By: Glen, TK85421,  "gmrhodes13"

 

 

 

 

 

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Retail Embargo Lift

 

For most of the year we are under an embargo from LFL and can not attend retail locations unless prior approval has been given by them. At certain times of the year this embargo is lifted, generally around Blu-Ray / movie releases, May 4th and Force Friday, the recent correspondence from LFL outlines the lift of the embargo:

 

"While there is currently a retail moratorium on character appearances in effect, it is being lifted during the following days:

 

Oct 1-31 -- ok to appear at schools, libraries and book stores for Star Wars Reads

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November 14 - 17 -- ok to appear at retailers offering the new game Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

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Dec 1-31 -- ok to appear at retailers selling SW-related merchandise for the holiday season

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Dec 19-26 -- ok to appear at theaters showing The Rise of Skywalker

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All fans, costumed or otherwise, can participate with venues of their choice within these windows with the restriction that costumed appearances must not be used in the advertising for the event. Although these appearances will be treated like an open invite, we’ll leave it to the fan groups to independently organize around these events as they see fit. LFL will not need to approve or coordinate these. Please note that retail locations should not include restaurants, bars, or venues with no apparent reason to feature Star Wars characters.

In the coming weeks and months, we may send out a list of ‘preferred' retailers from certain regions who would welcome fans to participate at their venues within these event windows, but you are all still welcome to make plans with appropriate retailers or venue hosts of your choice regardless of whether or not they appear on the list.

Thanks everyone, and thanks for all you do


"Please note that retail locations should not include restaurants, bars, or venues with no apparent reason to feature Star Wars characters. If the retail location does not stock Star Wars products you should NOT be attending."


*REMEMBER* Always follow your garrison/squad's guidelines when in comes to organising Disney/LFL promotional troops, only command staff can deal direct with LFL.

 

 

 

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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! 

 

Newest Attaches: 

 

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ATTACHE TIP OF THE MONTH

 

 Cricket's Magnetic Shin Closure

 

Most of us TK's (including myself) simply use Velcro or Hooks to secure our shins together. Did you know you can also use magnets? Our very own Cricket has an excellent tutorial in how to do this. Check it out 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

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For those of you on the Imperial Attaché staff, the official I.A. patches are available 

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!

Thank you Joseph @justjoseph63for looking after these.

 

 

You can find the thread here

 

 

 

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ATTACHE ROCKER

 

For those of you on the Imperial Attaché staff, the official I.A. rockers are now available. 

Link below

 

 

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Attaché Ambassador

 

 

 

 

Pretzel 

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TK-91488 "Pretzel

PRO Lead - Attaché

Ambassador

 

 

 

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NEW COMPETITION 

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:dancing-trooper: Troopers Helping Troopers Photo Contest  :dancing-trooper:

 

Greetings Fellow Troopers! It is time that we announce our newest contest for your chance to win some free FISD swag! This contest is open to all TK's and Attaches. The current FISD staff is excluded from entering! 

 

Rules for Photo Submission: 

  1. Submit ONE photo by October 31, 2019
  2. Photo should be "Troopers Helping Troopers" theme. (ie, helping at Armor Parties, or a Trooper helping a fellow trooper at a troop!) 
  3. Submit the photo in this thread
  4. The STAFF will vote on our favorite photo submitted from November 1st 2019
  5.  Winner will be announced in Novembers newsletter 11/11/2019

 

1st Place

will receive a Troopers Helping Troopers challenge coin that is in the works! @Harbinger has graciously donated this prize to our winner! 

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2nd Place will have choice of one of 2 prize Packs:

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Pack 1: Stormtrooper plush, 501st Mug Sleeve, Three 501st Decals, and a Vader Pin!

 

or....

 

Pack 2: FISD Lanyard, Two 501st Decals, and a Large Expert Infantry Rocker

 

3rd Place: will receive what 2nd Place winner does not choose for their prize pack. 

 

Good Luck! I can't wait to see what photos get submitted!:duim:

 

You can find the competition here

 

 

 

 

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

 

FOR September - October  the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate:


Expert Infantry Badge Award:

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Brian "Armoredfist5"  TK 10770  EIB 936

Mario "IRoS"  TK 99901 EIB 937

Brian "mikidymac"  TK 76131 EIB 938 

Florian "hazamel"  TK 61215 EIB 939

Matthew "mlarsen"  TK 12929 EIB 940

Denis "Denis09"  TK 16003 EIB 941

Andre "Tech12345"  TK 20273 EIB 942

 

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

Request your free EIB certificate here
 

 

Centurion Badge Award:

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Aizenoso  "Aizenoso"  TK 14292 Centurion 444 

Brian "Armoredfist5"  TK 10770 Centurion 445 

Brendan  "MakeNoiseMan"  TK  61596 Centurion 446

Josh  "alotmorestuff"  TK  42250 Centurion 447

 

 

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 942 mark!  The amount of approved submissions is increasing 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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Racing Shirt orders continue to roll in, don't forget to order yours before time runs out - this run ends on October 17th:

 

 

As always you will need the correct [501st] or [TK] status to view and order.

 

In other merch news, Pride coins should have already started shipping. Keep an eye out next month as we should have new merchandise to announce soon!

 

 

 

Harbinger

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Brien Edick

TK-92802 "Harbinger"

Executive Officer -

Merchandise & Branding Officer

 

 

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Lead Public Relations 

 

 

 

Pretzel

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Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché

Ambassador

 

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Newsletter

Always on the look out for member's stories or photos, you can contact me via PM @gmrhodes13

 

 

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TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO Newsletter

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PRO Facebook - Editor at Large

 

 

 

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Instagram

 

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Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché

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TK-41307 "Soulart"

PRO Instagram 

 

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Twitter

 

 

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TK-11469 "Sly11"

PRO - Awards & Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

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Facebook Group

 

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TK-51878 “Dark CMF”

PRO Director Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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