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January FISD Newsletter 2022


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In Memoriam

Detachment Leader

CRL Updates

Detachment Affiliation



Hall of Fame

Just For Laughs

Update Your Build Threads

Around the Detachment



Common FISD Acronyms and TK Glossary

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Field Exercise Award

Imperial Attaché Program

Fire Teams

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Need Help Ask the Deployment Officers

Advanced Tactics Awards

Public Relations

Staff List 2020
Follow FISD





On the 24th of November Bernie Steenbergen Jr., TB-7946, passed away.

Troopers who knew Bernie and trooped with him will remember him as a cheerful man who got a lot of joy and fulfillment out of his hobbies. Membership of the 501st Legion and the Dutch Garrison was a big part of his life. Unfortunately Bernie has joined the other troopers in the Hall of Eternal Legionnaires way too early.


We wish Marielle, his friends and family a lot of love and strength in dealing with this loss.

His girlfriend, Marielle TB-11300, wrote the following farewell note for him:
“Today it has already been two weeks since you left us. Time stopped moving for me. I don’t know what to do without you. I love you so much and miss you a lot. “TB-7946 reporting for duty!” you used to shout so proudly! Star Wars and Re-enactment were your two big passions. Your house was filled with it. All our talks about DC, MARVEL, Star Wars, Transformer, Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, Re-enactment, history, which would last for hours – I’ll never forget those! This coming January, we would have known each other for ten years, of which three and a half years you were my sweetheart! You are the most passionate trooper I have ever known!”


Our condolences go out to his family, friends.


"Buckets Off"





On the 9th December 2021 Phil Yellot (TK-656) passed away, he was a member of the 501st Legion since 2004.

He made an imposing Darth Vader. One of the biggest highlights of his trooping experiences was to have been selected for the 2007 Rose Parade. All who knew Phil knew him as a generous, kind, gentle man with the largest heart imaginable. He left behind a huge number of friends, family, and beloved animals.


Our condolences go out to his family, friends.


"Buckets Off"


Eternal Legionnaire Gallery: https://www.501st.com/members/memoriam.php





Happy New Year and welcome to FISD 2022


I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season and are ready to get back into trooping, and being awesome on the FISD platforms.

If you haven't been on the forums for a while, we welcome you to come in and check them out, re connect with our community and say hello. You might be surprised how the place looks these days.



Our Celebration patch has been submitted to Legion, and we are presently waiting for the all clear, We have just launched an interest thread to help us gauge some numbers so please add your interest and approximate quantity to that post.

There will be updates posted as we hear back from DLFL and pricing will be finalised when we have a better indication on total numbers.

Please note this is only an interest thread, the sales thread will go live when we have all the information at hand.



While we are on merch, we should have the design concept for the 2022 Detachment shirt finalised in the coming week and as soon as we do, that will also be posted and the approval form submitted.

We are also hoping to finalise the vendor and work on distribution so make sure you keep an eye open for those pending posts on our forums.


CRL proposed changes for OT TK's


We have 6 proposals for changes to our Stunt and Hero original trilogy TK CRL's. These have been discussed thoroughly and are now  set up under Poll's.

This is your opportunity to vote for or against these proposed changes.

5 are for Centurion level only and in some cases are simple wording and explanation improvements.

1 is for a basic level amendment to the Thermal Detonator which would affect all GML approvals. The changes basically make it easier for higher level approvals to help prevent members from potentially having to pull apart and rebuild the TD if they wish to apply for higher levels.


The Poll's can be found in this section of the forums. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/35-detachment-only-general-discussion/


January is the last full operating month for the term, and as of the start of February the election cycle kicks off yet again.

If you wish to vote in the detachment elections, make sure you check your affiliation to FISD so you are able to participate.

Legion run a mass membership update prior to Feb but occasionally a few members slip through the cracks and their connection to the detachments fails.

If you find you are not showing affiliation on your legion membership, you can PM myself and I will attempt to manually approve you. This usually happens when the email you sign up to legion does not match the email you signed up to FISD with. Your GML also needs to sign off on your affiliation when you are fully approved as a TK, so you can also discuss it with them.

This will need to be done prior to the election cycle starting.


It has been a pleasure to serve you as detachment leader for the last two years and I thank you all for supporting FISD in any way you could.

Lets hope 2022 is kinder to all, and I am excited to see what new adventures it brings.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK11469 "Sly11"

Detachment Leader








Currently there are some polls taking place on the forums in regards to some CRL updates, to have your say follow the links below (501st approved)

ANH/ESB/ROTJ E-11 blaster  

ESB handguards 

ANH/ESB ear placement

ANH/ESB/ROTJ ab plate 

ANH/ESB thigh ridge gap

ANH/ESB/ROTJ thermal detonator 







With elections starting at the beginning 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 holocron here, login using your 501st forum username and password, click on YOUR PROFILE DATA, then look down the lower part of the page for YOUR UNIT AFFILIATION, then under DETACHMENT AFFILIATION. If you do not see FISD listed reach out to your GML (garrison membership liaison) as they can add it if you are an approved Stormtrooper. If FISD shows as PENDING it should be automatically updated just before elections, if not you can contact our DL @Sly11 and request a manual update.







2022 Legion Election & Timeline


It's nearly that time of year again, nominations for Legion / Detachment / Garrison / Outpost / Squad begin 1st February and close 6th February.

Please ensure you have spoken to the person who you wish to nominate to make sure they actually want to run.


Nominations Start:
31st January @ 12.01am GMT and are open for 5 days Closing 4th February 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: Q &A Starts:


Q & A's
Starts:  5th February @ 12.01am GMT
Ends: 9h February @ 11.59pm GMT


Closing Statements:
Starts: 10th February @ 12.01am GMT
Ends: 10th February @ 11.59pm GMT



Starts: 11th February @ 12.01am GMT

Ends: 15th February @ 11.59pm GMT


Transition Period: 16th February @ 12.01am GMT  to 20th February @ 11.59pm GMT


Take Office: 21st February @ 12.01am GMT



Election Issues/Access

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


Link to legion election here





Expert Infantry Coin (15th Anniversary Version) OPEN

(Only a few coins Remaining)



The time has come for the new run of EIB gold challenge coins!  The 15th Anniversary gold EIB coins are available now.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be an Expert Infantry member to purchase one of these coins.
If you've ever purchased an Expert Infantry gold coin before, from any run, you cannot purchase another one.  These are once per EI!


You can find the sales thread here




2022 Celebration Patch RUN OPEN


As always we highly recommend group orders where possible.

Talk to your Squad, Unit or Garrison mates to help lessen the blow of freight.

This run is being handled through Endor Finders, please see the link & password below.

The Password to access the patch is:   celebration2022

You can find the thread here

Run will close on the 14th February so the patches can be ordered before the end of Feb and new term








Here we are kicking off another New Year so let’s kick it off with this epic photo!

Setting’ it off in 2022 please welcome TK - 14631 Ryan to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!






With Unquestioned Loyalty

Aaron Gibson

TK-99725 "Pyrates"

Curator Hall of Fame










"FISD Memes"






Thank you to Luca "Morgi" TK66744 for starting a FISD specific meme thread, hope to see more of these in the future not only by you but by others as well.

You can find the thread here








As most would be aware we are diligently working through the forums updating watermarked images, missing images and broken links, this has taken over a year so far and has been a monumental task but there is still a lot of work ahead of us. 


Members build threads are one of the biggest areas of watermarked/missing images and we are asking you the membership to help and update your build threads yourselves as this is just too big a task for staff. 


Build threads requiring updates are being moved over to this area https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/241-build-threads-requireing-maintenance/


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.





New FISD Tri Fold Brochure

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 We have just launched our newly revised Detachment Tri Fold brochure.

It's been quite a long time since we actually had these available and since then many things have changed leading us to updating some of the text to include new costumes, and have more relevant information.

Originally these were done in a limited run by the member who created them, but nowadays, we have moved this to a print your own service making them accessible to all countries around the globe.

Files are available to all full 501st members on request, and are completed in a very high resolution to ensure quality in a finished product.

The thread can be found here for more information and how to access the files.






For a full list of FISD awards head here





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






Pre Approval Forum allows 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.  For more information on this program, please visit the link here






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 might be feeling may generous and share with our community a new TK related 3D file and maybe win yourself a 3D contributors award DGx4MwQ.png  DjQ8bJi.png so check out the details below and be part of the in house 3D community.  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 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?


Award Recipients December - January


troopaward25.png TK46116 "CallMeMrTibbles" Richard  -






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. For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here

Some of the benefits:  Access to exclusive Attaché merch., including patches, IA patch 6PLrnxJ.png,       IA Rocker  dPN7mwd.png

For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here


You may also be in the running for an Imperial Attaché Award   7UlPmRQ.png  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 






Want to setup a "Fire Team?  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. You can find more information here 



Welcome to our 64th Fire Team:  


Region: Los Angeles ; Southern California Garrison

NameAngel City Elite


Congrats Troopers!!

(NOTE 501st membership is needed to view this area)




So what exactly are kKf6hGu.png and QrRRhuF.png 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! You can find more information on the programs here







For those of you who have a particular issue (or issues) before or after submitting for Expert Infantry / Centurion level approval, in order to get you an answer faster you can now privately contact the entire Deployment Officer team at one time!  


Questions about fitting, repairs, CRL standards/requirements or anything pertaining to reaching Levels 2 and 3 are not only welcomed, but encouraged.  Keep in mind that no question is too small, and that your queries will only be seen by the D.O. Staff.


We are here to help in any way we can, so please feel free to send us a message by clicking on this link: @Deployment Officer Team and we will get back to you A.S.A.P.!




This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy and obtained EIB or Centurion or both.  FOR December / January the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate the following.


Expert Infantry Badge Award:


Dwight "Dsposato0 TK62345  EIB 1038

Chris "Shinyarmour1 TK43118  EIB 1039

Ben  "Ebio Amisi TK19984  EIB 1040


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

Request your free EIB certificate here

You can find a list of multiple award recipients here


Centurion Badge Award:


No awards issued


Request your free Centurion certificate here  

You can find a list of multiple award recipients here


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






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

For anyone interested in having a look through any of the older newsletter they have now been moved to a new archive sub forum which you can find Here 





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Glen "Q" Rhodes

TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO Newsletter




Staff List 2021


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

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

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

Deployment Officer: (DCA): Mario E RT (TKSpartan) TK-48117

Deployment Officer: (DCA): Jose Maria Sanchez (Chemi) TK-30173

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

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

Provost Marshal (DCOG): Dan Branton (CableGuy) TK-42911

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

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

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

Content Editor Support (PRO): Tony Jobe (ukswrath) TK-10116

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

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

HOF Director (PRO): Aaron (Bronx) Gibson (Pyrates) TK-99725

Attaché Ambassador (PRO) Frank Peranteau (Frank75139) TK-75139 

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

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

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

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

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

Trading Cards Content Support (IPM): Eric Ho (Hoda) TK 77520

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Brien Edick (Harbinger) TK 92802

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Jeff Salt (wingnut) TK 50297

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Richard Tibbitts (CallMeMrTibbles) TK 46116

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Adam Wolf  (revlimiter) TK 11469 




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




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