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June FISD Newsletter 2020


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In Memoriam

Detachment Leader

Executive Officer

Provost Marshall

Deployment Office

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Field Exercise Award

Master Armorer Program

Replica Section Program

First Order Battle Group

Forum Hosting

Hall of Fame

Just For Laughs

Order 66

In The Media

Challenge Coins

Common FISD Acronyms and TK Glossary

Imperial Attaché Program

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Advanced Tactics Awards

EIB - The March To 1000

Fire Teams


Public Relations

Staff List 2020
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On 16th April 2020, Henry Winland (SL-7133) passed away. Henry was instrumental in the formation of the first 501st Canadian Garrison Squad, and the 501st Legion - Badlands Garrison, that became his home. It is said that the quality of Henry’s Darth Vader attracted new members to the 501st Legion. Henry was an engineer, and he put his skill to test in his fandom. Henry created droids and other remote automations. His creations displayed his personality as Henry quietly stepped back and interacted via his remote controls. Henry is survived by his beloved children, Madison, Gavin, and Hugh.


Our condolences go out to his family and friends.


"Buckets Off"






On the 20th of April, 2020, Jon Farmer of the Southern California Garrison passed away. Jon bears the distinction of being a honorary member, before becoming a full-fledged, active trooper in both the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion. His accolades include model-making and animation for “Star Wars Episodes II and III,” “The Clone Wars”, and helping to create the “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” theme park for Disney. Humble and generous with sharing his talent, Jon was known for his infectious smile that would light up any room.


Our condolences go out to his family and friends.


"Buckets Off"




Ken Nightingall, holding boom mike and wearing pink shorts on the set of Star Wars




Boom operator Ken Nightingall, who is well known for his work on Star Wars: A New Hope, has passed away at the age of 92. The Association of Motion Pure Sound (AMPS) confirmed the news of Nighingall's death, saying he passed away in his home on Tuesday, May 19th (via Deadline). Nightingall is survived by his son Terence Nightingall, who also works in the film industry as a camera operator and a director on projects like NCIS: Los Angeles. 


Our condolences go out to his family and friends.


"Buckets Off"






What a busy month it's been so far!

There are several people I would like to shout out for getting stuck into moving things forward since the last news letter and into June.

Not in any particular order


Wingnut TK50297 Jeff, for his continued work on the Visual guides. And hes just completed the Incinerator trooper, so go check those out.

Hoda TK77520 Eric, for getting the trading cards caught up to date and ready for invoices.

gmrhodes13 TK85421 Glen, for all the marvelous forum header and Facebook template work

Ripper_L TK55550 Danny, for his video editing all nighter for our order 66 Detachment submission


Thanks guys, I and I'm positive the membership thank you for your contributions.


We move ever closer to the magic 1000 EI, keep those applications coming in, our Deployment officers are ready and waiting for you.


The legions first global campaign Order 66, was an on again off again on again event that finally made it to social media, i hope everyone had some time to get online and enjoy the content from garrisons and detachments around the world. I must say there were some outstanding submission and I felt very proud to be a member of the legion. I cant wait for the next event like this because I know the game will be on to have the most impressive video content in the galaxy.


Back to the Detachment, we have started some work on the RotJ CRL, the staff had a discussion and we think it's time for the inclusion of as weathered Endor variant to this CRL.

The decision will be made with the LMO team as to it becoming an addition to the current version or it's very own CRL, we have a few options but once we get into it we shall keep you posted as it starts to form.

We are also looking to make a small change to the TFA FOTK CRL with regards to the Thermal Detonator. This would be the addition of some language making it acceptable for the part to have visible seams as they were constructed for the movies. We understand not all armour makers can facilitate that so the hopes are the LMO's will deem both acceptable.



Last Years Detachment Shirt Run 

As you are aware, last year saw a rather large run on detachment shirts. Due to the increase in quantity a further price break was reached so there is a remainder of monies left over.

Mark who helmed the run will be creating a new thread for all those that purchased to chime in on whether they would like a refund of the small difference or would like to donate their couple of bucks to charity. We are thinking MAW (Make a wish) would be the best charity to support as it fellows in the footsteps of the recent Legion Order 66 fund raiser .

Make sure you do take the time to chime in on that post as it will only be open for little over a month. If you do not make comment on Refund or Donate, it will be assumed you are happy to have your amount donated. We will be posting the final amount donated along with a copy of the donation receipt once this is done.



It's Pride month so feel free to fly your Pride colours and share your patches coins and designs. Aside from it unifying, us you've got to love the rainbow colours brightening up the place.


While we talk about brightening up the place, we have done a small tidy up of the Replica section and introduced a new banner for the department. (thanks for the design gmrhodes13).

As we have done with the First Order Battle Group, we will continue to move through the term rejuvenating the forums section by section.


Stay well, stay safe and see you all again for next months edition.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK11469 "Sly11"

Detachment Leader














With Unquestioned Loyalty

Tony Jobe

TK10116 "ukswrath"

Executive Officer





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Tim Waychoff

TK51878 “Dark CMF”

Executive Officer











With Unquestioned Loyalty

Steve Sheades

TK10466 "starsaber25"

Leading Provost Marshall















With Unquestioned Loyalty

Chris Pearson 


Provost Marshal






With Unquestioned Loyalty

Aaron Gibson 

TK99725 “Pyrates” 

Provost Marshall









New Deputy Deployment Officer!


On behalf of the entire Command Staff, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of the Deployment Officer team!   As  a Centurion level TK, Mario (TKSpartan) has proven himself time and time again with solid, practical advice for those not only starting a build, but for those aiming for higher levels as well.

Dueto his armor knowledge, constant presence here on the FISD and willingness to help one and all he now joins the Command Staff as Deputy Deployment Officer, so please help me in welcoming him.  Congrats, Mario!!



  ATTENTION: Future Expert Infantry level TKs!


Due to Rebel propaganda, we as Stormtroopers are (unfairly) notorious for our "inability" to hit a target.  BUT, one we will definitely be hitting a bullseye on this year is the 1000 mark for those earning the Expert Infantry badge!  As you may have read, we have ONLY 31 spots left to be a part of this milestone in FISD history, and you can be a part of it!

We as D.O.s as well as the rest of the Staff and Detachment are here to help you do what it takes not only to get that badge under your name, but to have a much better looking set of armor!  


                                        DON"T Forget!  We have a special one-of-a-kind merch item that will accompany this milestone!


One thing we ask is that you take a look at the following links before submitting, and if you have questions, just ask.  If you have any specific concerns, always feel free to PM either of us... we are here for you!   @justjoseph63  @shashachu.


1.  March to 1000 info.-  Link

2.  CRL pageLink

3.  EI/Centurion infoLink

4.  CRL quick reference guide (OT)- Link



Deployment Officers



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sha Sha Chu

TK-19233 "shashachu"

Deployment Officer





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10963 "justjoseph63"

Deployment Officer






Deputy Deployment Officers



With Unquestioned Loyalty


TK-48117 "TKSpartan"

Deputy 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.












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 May - June


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Congratulations troopers 








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/ 











With Unquestioned Loyalty

Dan Branton

TK429110 "CableGuy"

PRO Replica Section Curator




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Daniel Melin

TK99665 "TheSwede"

PRO Replica Section Curator





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What is the First Order battle Group why have we created it:


This is your one stop home for all things related to the First Order Stormtroopers.


What you will find within these corridors:

CRL's, Build threads, vendors and accessory lists, Howto guides, plenty of recommendations & valuable resources to get you up and running ready for battle.


This section has been designed to keep it simple when researching your first build or adding to an existing costume.

No more digging through countless pages of OT TK threads to find all your First order needs.


This new section will continue to grow as we relocate FO specific information into this truly dedicated section of our forms.


Our First order members and newbies are a very important part of our community and as promised in my Election speech, we are moving forward in giving them an easier path to costuming excellence, a much more visible and dedicated presence, and as the section statement expresses, no more digging through tons of OT stuff you don't need, to find what you do.


I really hope this does make life easier for many from this day forward.


If you wish to view the First order section as its own forum, simply click or double click on the gray bar at the top in the forums section and it opens with the above graphic and header info. Capture.JPG


 Stay tuned for more forum changes and upgrades down the track.









Post from 501st legion forum: https://www.501st.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=106862&p=1352596#p1352596


The last drive in 2015 raised funds to cover the Legion's hosting bills for the period of February 2015 through August 2020, and it was a drive for only 501st.com.


It is time for us to pass the bucket again - combining the drives for the Legion and six hosted detachments.


Our first goal is just to keep the lights on for one year for 501st.com and the six detachments (FISD is one of those), no contract, paid month to month. Our second goal would allow us to lock in a contract with some price savings for three years, while our third (stretch) goal would allow us to go beyond that as well as explore other services and/or enfolding more detachments (if they choose) under the AWS account.


Please make sure you are logged into the forums, and then take a moment to visit the donation page, and make a small contribution to help fund the site: https://www.501st.com/donate/


There you will be able to make a donation and see how we are progressing at meeting the goals for this drive. If anyone has any questions - feel free to post here, or to email us at lwm@501st.com.


Thank You!

Legion Webmaster

NOTE this is open to members and no members alike, anyone can donate "troopers helping troopers"






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With our worldly reboot underway - I welcome all of you back!


A super huge thanks to all of the many frontline workers, emergency staff, healthcare, food supply outlets, and transportation - my bucket off to all of you for rising to the occasion of what needed to be done not to mention your ongoing efforts today!


Please welcome TK - 19511 Freddy to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!









With Unquestioned Loyalty

Aaron Gibson

TK-99725 "Pyrates"

Curator Hall of Fame











For those of you not aware the legion held an online event "Order 66" on the 6th of June across it's social media platforms which featured videos from detachments, garrison's, members and friends of the legion. If you missed it here is FISD's contribution:




Well done to all involved in the project.


If you would like to see more either head over to the legion's Facebook, Instagram of YouTube pages.





Star Wars Stormtroopers secure Disney Springs with new Social Distancing Measures









Challenge Coin Rules












Are you new to the FISD and wondering what the heck all those abbreviations and strange sounding terms mean?  To help you @justjoseph63 has started a list of the most commonly used ones that will give you some insight.  If you have ANY questions about a particular term that is not listed or suggestions for new ones please contact Joseph. You can find the list here:











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







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 

As 2020 rolls on and gets more interesting the FISD community is moving along strong.

Things are getting done and people are stepping up. I’d like to point out@Chemi and@Gooftrooper have been added as attaches.
@Chemi a Centurion TK will be stepping up to help out with the Spanish Garrison.  @Gooftrooper will be helping out the Dune Sea Garrison using his TK knowledge. 

Thank you all for helping out. We have a great community here and I’m glad to be a part of it.




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Frank Peranteau

TK75139 "Frank75139"

Attaché  Ambassador











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 May - June the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate:

Expert Infantry Badge Award:



Eric  "GoofTrooperTK37423   EIB 966

Jasper  "merkava74TK7867   EIB 967

Peter  "4RunnerTK33348   EIB 968

Ashley  "arobertsonTK21864   EIB 969


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

Request your free EIB certificate here


Centurion Badge Award:



Eric  "GoofTrooperTK37423Centurion 465

Justin  "TheRascalKing"  TK61490  Centurion Approved


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!










Now that many of us are unfortunately stuck at home and boredom is beginning to take it's toll, it's time to wipe the dust off of that armor bin and become a part of FISD history!  


Instead of binge-watching re-runs, we are suggesting that you put the D.O. Staff to the test and spend some time on that white armor you miss wearing so much by applying for your Expert Infantry badge!




As you may be aware, we are aiming to have #1000 approved by the end of the year.  We only have 31 to go, so in order to reach that goal we are asking that you read over the CRLs for your particular armor, (this thread will help) make any necessary adjustments and post up your submission!

Photo Checklist-  Link here

Apply Here



1.  Not sure if I have what it takes to get my EI badge-  You don't know until you try, and you have not only the D.O. staff but an entire Detachment to help!

2.  I need some repairs/fixes first-  This is why we are here!  We honestly want you to succeed and are here to help in any way we can.

3.  I am happy with the way my armor looks, so why bother?-  It not only makes you look more screen accurate, it instills a sense of pride and "esprit de corps"!

4.  What if I don't make it No worries, we will provide detailed suggestions on how to reach your goal!



 Bragging rights for being one of the "Original 1000"

2.  You get a cool badge under your name here on the FISD. (Street cred).

3.  Access to EI rocker badges (coming soon) to go above your FISD patch (also coming soon)!

4.  Access to coin runs for EI awardees only.

5.  Certificate for your accomplishment.

6.  You'll be one step closer to Centurion!

7.  Most importantly, having a more screen accurate looking set of armor!!


Know that the entire Staff and those who have reached Levels 2 (and 3) are here to help in any way we can, and that you are more than welcome (and encouraged) to ask any and all questions you may have here on this thread, or contact myself or Sha Sha.





There will be a very special piece of merch available for when we hit the 1000. Something to celebrate this auspicious occasion. It is already in the design phase, and will honor the old and the new. It will be a one off run as we only get to celebrate this milestone once, and I know you wont want to miss out.


You can do it, Troopers.  Let's turn this "anno horribilis" into a banner year for the FISD!


31 and counting







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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.


  • 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.


  • 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 and I'll get you all squared away.


Welcome to our 58th Fire Team:  Death Star Veterans!!  They are also the first Austrian Fire Team.


Region:  Vorarlberg / Austrian Garrison - Austria 


Name:  Death Star Veterans


Logo: coming soon


Congrats Troopers!!


For the full list of Fire Teams head here




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mark Ryner

TK4584 "captsafe66 "

FISD/Fire Team Director





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2019 Racing Shirt Refund or Donation 




Hello Fellow Troopers,


As most of you know, there was a very successful Race Shirt run at the end of last year. At the very beginning of taking orders, we were told by the manufacturer that they would offer discounts on the shirts if the numbers being ordered hit certain price break tiers. In the end, our shirts went from being $39.95 for Mens and Womens sizes, and $34.95 for Youth sizes, to $34.95 for Mens and Womens and $29.95 for Youth.


I want to say first, that I am sorry I have not been able to process these refunds as fast as I would have liked to. From here on out, I am starting a new thread asking those of you that have not already received a refund, if you want one, or you can donate your refund to the Make A Wish Foundation. When this new thread is open, I will then begin to see who wants a refund, or who wants to donate to charity.


Respond in this thread 


This process will take time, so I am asking for even more of your patience, as I have to cross reference the orders from the main list and what each order is in my PayPal. In the refunds that I have already processed, I am finding that they are only equaling out to $2 or so, after PayPal charges me a fee for processing each one.


I thank you all for your patience moving forward on this. Please bear with me, as I try to work out the responses on this new thread.


Mark "TK-42134TK42134








If you have any interesting stories or photos or something you think newsworthy please send them to me via pm  @gmrhodes13





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Glen "Q" Rhodes

TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO Newsletter





Social Media 



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Jim Ferrel (Rat)

TK95970 "Rat"

PRO Social Media




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Teresa Nuthall

TK41307 "Soulart"

PRO Social Media




Editor At Large





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Daniel Lauber

TK55550 "Ripper_L"

PRO Editor at Large






Staff List 2020


Detachment Leader (DL): Andrew Franke (Sly11) TK11469

Executive Officer (DXO): Tony Jobe (ukswrath) TK-10116

Executive Officer (DXO): Tim Waychoff (Dark CMF)

Deployment Officer (DCA): Joseph Pedigo (justjoseph63) TK-10963

Deployment Officer: (DCA): ShaSHa (ShaSHaChu) TK-19233

Deputy Deployment Officer: (DCA): Mario (TKSpartan) TK-48117

Lead Provost Marshal (DCOG): Steven Sheades (starsaber25) TK-10466

Provost Marshal (DCOG): Chris Pearson (themaninthesuitcase) TK-10911

Provost Marshal (DCOG): Aaron (Bronx) Gibson (Pyrates) TK-99725

Fire Team Relations (PRO): Mark Ryner (Captsafe66) TK-4584

Personnel Officer (PER): AC (Novatie) TK-5597

Content Editor At Large (PRO): Christoph (Danny) Lauber (Ripper_L) TK-55550

Content Editor Awards (PRO):  This will be handled by the XO’s

Newsletter Publisher (PRO): Glen Rhodes (gmrhodes13) TK-85421

Attaché Ambassador (PRO) Frank Peranteau (Frank75139) TK-75139 New team member

Social Media Relations (PRO): Teresa Nuthall (Soulart) TK-41307

Social Media Relations (PRO): Jim Ferrell (Rat) TK-95970 New team member

Imperial Propaganda Machine: Brien Edick (Harbinger) TK 92802

Imperial Propaganda Machine: Eric Ho (Hoda) TK 77520

Systems Administrator (DWM): Eric Brager (Darth Aloha) TK-9674

Systems Administrator (DWM): Mathias (Locitus) TK-2959

Detachment Founder (DF): Paul (Daetrin) TK-8020

Replica Section Curators (PRO): Dan Branton (CableGuy) TK-42911

Replica Section Curators (PRO): Daniel Melin (The Swede) TK-99665




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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