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January FISD Newsletter 2020


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In Memoriam

Detachment Leader

Executive Officer

CRL Updates

Provost Marshall

Deployment Office

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Field Exercise Awards

Master Armorer Program

Detachment Affiliation

Election Timeline

Just For Laughs

In The Media

Challenge Coin Rules


Imperial Attaché Program

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Advanced Tactics Awards

EIB - The March To 1000

Merchandise & Branding Officer

Public Relations
Follow FISD











On 23rd of October 2019, Sebastian Teabo passed away peacefully at home. Sebastian, along with being an avid fan of wrestling and live music, enjoyed Star Wars costuming at his father’s side. At Edward’s request, Sebastian’s completed Shadow Scout costume was reviewed and he was awarded a 501st Legion identification number, TX-24819, claiming a place in the Florida Garrison.


Our condolences go out to his family and friends.


"Buckets Off"







On the 30th December of 2019 news of the passing of #Michael Langkau began to circulate within our community. Michael (ID-1177,) a long standing member of the German Garrison, is much loved throughout the 501st Legion’s international Family. A quirky sense of humor and generous, caring smile are considered Michael’s hallmarks amongst his friends. Michael is survived by his loving wife Marieke (TS-783) and their three children.


Our condolences go out to his family and friends.


"Buckets Off"







On 5 January 2020 Dave McAdams, TI-74770, of Cloud City Garrison passed away. Dave is remembered as a kind and joyful fighter, who fought with a smile. He practiced random acts of kindness, inspiring cohorts wherever he went. David was a member of both the Imperial Officer Corps and the Jolly Roger Squadron. David is survived by his loving wife Tina.


Our condolences go out to his family and friends.


"Buckets Off"







Near the beginning of 2020, our brother Jason ”Lawless” Sirota, TB-69077, passed away. Jason is known for his contagious enthusiasm, brilliant smile, and helping others meet their costuming goals. He coordinated events, was part of the Los Angeles Squad staff, and served as a Web Liaison for Southern California Garrison. Jason avidly promoted the Reggae and Ska music scene and supported the adoption of dogs in need. Jason is survived by his pretty puppy, Joy. 


Our condolences go out to his family and friends.


"Buckets Off"





Greetings Troopers!


Happy 2020!  As we roll into January, I'd like to remind everyone of the updated Legion Elections timeline.  Now is a good time to confirm your MemberDB information and detachment affiliation; contact your GML if you need help!


We're working with the web team to sync up everyone whose status is "Pending" so you should see that confirmed in the coming days :)




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sarah Bailey

TK-20466 "Alay"

Detachment Leader








Happy New Year troopers!


The TFA and ROTJ CRL updates are complete and should be live on the 501st databank shortly. Thank you to all for participating in the FOTK revisions and to @justjoseph63 for the new RoTJ photos!


Elections will soon be upon us, make sure to log in to the forums this month to maintain active detachment affiliation if you have not already.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Brien Edick

TK-92802 "Harbinger"

Executive Officer -

Merchandise & Branding Officer





TFA and ROTJ CRL updates are complete and should be live on the 501st databank shortly. 












Greetings Troopers!


First I would like to say a huge thank you to this years FISD staff for a job well done.  As some of you may not know the Legion Elections are approaching very quickly.  The new election timeline can be found here


This can also be a tumultuous time within the legion.  I would like to remind everyone that historically we have had very smooth election process here on the FISD.  The Provost Marshalls will be running the elections as usual and we expect them to run as smoothly as ever.  I would also like to remind everyone that any candidates we do have for the FISD are volunteering their time and it is not their day job.  So if we do get to the Q & A process please remember that sometimes candidates will need some time to answer any questions. 


If anyone has any questions about the election process then please do not hesitate to reach out to me or Chris (themaninthesuitcase). 


Again, I would like to thank everyone for a very smooth year and making our job as easy as ever here on the best detachment in the legion. 





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Steve Sheades

TK-10466 "starsaber25"

Provost Marshall


















Hello Troopers


Deployment Officers




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sha Sha Chu

TK-19233 "shashachu"

Senior Deployment Officer





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Daniel Melin

TK-99665  "TheSwede"

Senior Deployment Officer









With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mike Souza

TK-11463 "msouza"

Deployment Officer





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10963 "justjoseph63"

Deployment Officer










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








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.


Keep your eyes on this guy: Bsati from the German Garrison is working on updating his TFA helmet files, he's making great progress and we truly appreciate his transparency and skills shown with his work. Keep up the great work Trooper Take a look at his progress.


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.




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

PRO - Awards & Twitter










Don't forget to create a troop log here on FISD and get awarded for your adventures

The list of accomplished troopers keeps growing, so get on board and register your troops today.


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.






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:



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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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 December - January


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troopaward25.png.f2b5d2ec2f350561fa77c0fc036efa76.png TK51351  "A.J Hamler" A.J.  -  TK10466  "starsaber25" Steve  -   TK92065  "tk_92065" Károly  -  TK14631  "IcyTrooper" Rion  - 


troopaward50.png.3a3b072c1add6ecb4faab0ac5c126d11.png  TK42542  "andylah" Andy  -  TK20177  "Cybergrunt" Bill  -  TK25010  "Vuki" Victor  - 


troopaward75.png.e9fe7aa9b34822e22ca1a68101e82d29.png  TK82666 "WhiteWalker" Mike   - 


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Congratulations troopers and keep on trooping




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

PRO - Awards & Twitter








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

armorer_award_b.png •  5+ “wins”: FISD Armorer Badge


armorer_award_s.png • 15+ “wins” FISD Senior Armorer Badge


armorer_award_m.png • 25+ “wins” FISD Master Armorer Badge


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/







Happy New Year Troopers!!!

Let’s kick off our first 2020 Trooper to be welcomed into the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame - please join me in welcoming TK - 23276 Jorge!






With Unquestioned Loyalty

Aaron Gibson

TK-99725 "Pyrates"

Curator Hall of Fame






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.


FISD affiliation shows "pending" contact our DL @Alay and request a manual update.







2020 Legion Election Timeline


After the 2019 elections it was decided the elections process has been far too long and would be shortened, as such here is the new legion elections timeline for 2020.


Nominations Start:
Monday 27th January @ 12.01am GM and are open for 5 days Closing Friday 31st January 11.59pm GMT


If only one person is nominated for a particular position then it is filled and election process ends


If more than one person is nominated the process continues


Q & A Starts:
Starts: Saturday 1st February @ 12.01am GMT
Ends: Wednesday 5th February @ 11.59pm GMT 


Closing Statements:
Starts: Thursday 6th February @ 12.01am GMT
Ends: Thursday 6th February @ 11.59pm GMT


Voting Starts:
Friday 7th February @ 12.01am GMT


Voting Ends
Wednesday 12th February @ 11.59pm GMT 


Transitions Period:
Thursday 12th February @ 12.01am GMT to Sunday 16th February @ 11.59pm GMT


Take Office:
Monday 17th February @ 12.01am GMT 

Election Issues/Access

You may reach the Legion Election Moderators by emailing elections@501st.com


Link to legion election here


*NOTE* any change in positions does not come into affect until 17th February 12.01am GMT








Two couples said “I do” at The Rise of Skywalker screenings - because there is no try!

Four Star Wars megafans tied the knot  opening night of the final Skywalker Saga film at ceremonies hosted by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Tex.


The couples (Andy and Wendee Forbes along with Matt and Mallory Anderegg) are described as longtime Alamo patrons who have made it a tradition of attending the opening night of Star Wars films through the years. They celebrated their fandom and love for each other with special Star Wars-themed weddings in the lobby of Alamo South Lamar.


They marched down the aisle to a strings arrangement of John Williams’ iconic “Imperial March” and were accompanied by a wedding party of Stormtroopers, Jawas, and bounty hunters.


As the minister said: “Love is the true Force which binds the galaxy together.”






 Challenge Coins  Rules















December - January

A few troops from around the globe





The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Arthouse K11 Musea 




By: Arthur.,  TK39093,  "giskard8"





The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Palladie 16 Cinemas, Folsom, CA 




By: David,  TK21999,  "NeoNines"






The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Event Cinema Sydney




By: Matthew, TK11874,  "Mworm1974"






The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Event Cinema Innaloo (yes it's an acutal suburb)




By: Glen, TK85421,  "gmrhodes13"






The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Village Cinemas Southland Shopping Centre Cheltenham




By: Rudi, TK27777,  "Tarok"






The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Regal Cinemas Simpsonville 




By: Matthew TK10835,  "ShockTrooperMat"






The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ London Leicester Square




By: Dan, TK42911,  "CableGuy"






The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Amarillo TX 



By: David, TK79008,  "MrFlaveFlave"





The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Sherwood Park AB




By: Sal, TK10701,  "BLACKFOX"








The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Kansias City MO




By: Don, TK21393,  "bishopdonmiguel" 





The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Galaxy Theaters Sparks NV 




By: Brien, TK92802, "Harbinger" 





The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Mo i Rana Norway




By: Simon, TK32700 "TK32700




The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Burwood Melbourne




By: Steve, TK18969, "DarthStevious"





The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Event Cinema Chermside




By: Andrew, TK11469 "Sly11" 





The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night @ Littleton Alamo




By: Eric, TK16233  "Ropie" 





Empire City Garrison & Florida Garrison Visit Amman Jordan 


The 501st Legion's Empire City Garrison and the Florida Garrison were invited on an all expense paid trip to Amman Jordan to celebrate the release of Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker. This was sponsored and organized by the Royal Jordanian Film Commission, to celebrate the first Star Wars premier in the country and bring attention to the fact that a large portion of the movie was filmed in the Jordanian Desert. 10 members were selected, 5 from each garrison, and they were asked to leave on December 15th 2019 and return on December 20th 2019. This was a huge undertaking, but the opportunity of a lifetime.


The visit included multiple troops over the 4 days we were in Jordan. The Mission Report is broken down into 5 parts to capture each distinct troop, with associated photos and details. This was an adventure that was both grueling and ultimately incredibly rewarding. We were proud to represent the USA, 501st Legion, and the Star Wars brand in Jordan.



Troop #1 – Amman Airport




Troop #2 – King Hussein Cancer Center Visit




Troop #3 – City Mall Visit




Troop #4 – Movie Premier – Taj Cinema




Troop #5 – Wadi Rum Desert Set Visit and Photo Shoot




A huge shoutout and thank you to Chris Feehan for writing this mission report that detailed an epic experience for members of the Empire City Garrison and the Florida Garrison.  And again a huge thanks for Disney/Lucasfilm and the Royal Jordanian Film Commission for putting this all together.




You can find more images in the troop report here


By: Steve, TK10466 "starsaber25"  







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 Attache: Mario (TK48117) @TKSpartan - hailing from the Costa Rica Garrison. Mario, has shown excellent communication within his garrison and is never far from a nice welcome! We look forward to his contributions as the newest Attache. 










 ABS PASTE:  What is it? How do I make it? All great questions that can be answered here. You will need this for any armor repairs and shimming! 









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




You can find a list of prior recipients here








Attaché Patch



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 currently serving 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









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

Link below





Attaché Ambassador





Happy New Year!


After this term comes to an end, I will be stepping away as your Ambassador. It has been an honor and privilege representing you all. The reason is simply time. I no longer have the time to give attention to the position. 


My goal in my personal life is to continue to grow my photography business and hope to get back to trooping with my garrison more frequently. My time as your Ambassador has been a fun, challenging and rewarding experience. 


Will I still be on the forums? Yup. I still hope to be an Attache and still help where I can. 


Do I have a successor? No. Not at this time, but the current staff and myself will be contacting someone with the "right stuff" to carry on the torch when the time is right. 

What Happens Now? Nothing much! It is business as usual, and expect you all to continue to represent on the FISD forums proudly. :salute:


"Keep Doing What got you here!" 





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché












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.






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


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

Expert Infantry Badge Award:



Philip Aitkin "paitkin" TK 41808 EIB 949

Katie Taylor  "Surgtech"  TK 36544  EIB 950

Todd M.  "thebearded1ne"  TK 42077  EIB 951


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

Request your free EIB certificate here


Centurion Badge Award:



Denis Wolmerath "Denis09" TK 16003 Centurion 452

Jamie Kingston "Casperiser"  TK 14627  Centurion 453

Andrew "MissionTrooper"  TK 75271  Centurion 454

Mario Puyo "IRoS"  TK 99901  Centurion 455

Eddie Wang  "Eddie-Wang"  TK 83126  Centurion 456


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!








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 951 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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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Brien Edick

TK-92802 "Harbinger"

Executive Officer -

Merchandise & Branding Officer





Lead Public Relations 





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché







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






With Unquestioned Loyalty

Glen "Q" Rhodes

TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO Newsletter








With Unquestioned Loyalty

Daniel Lauber

TK-55550 "Ripper_L"

PRO Facebook - Editor at Large









With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Teresa Nuthall

TK-41307 "Soulart"

PRO Instagram 








With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

PRO - Awards & Twitter








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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Tim Waychoff

TK-51878 “Dark CMF”

PRO Director Facebook













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


Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor

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


Twitter: www.twitter.com/FISD501st or @FISD501st


Instagram: www.instagram.com/fisd501st





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




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