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November FISD Newsletter 2022


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In Memoriam

Detachment Leader

Executive Officer

Provost Marshall

Deployment Office

Merchandise & Officer

CRL Update

Just For Laughs

Update Your Build Threads

Around the Detachment

Costume Totals

Charity Auction



Common FISD Acronyms and TK Glossary

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Field Exercise Award

Imperial Attaché Program

Master Armorer Award

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




Remembering Terrell Reber 


As we all know, Terrell Reber (owner of ATA) and his wife, Traci, lost their battle with Covid last year, leaving behind a 16 year old son. A year ago this weekend, Terrell started thinking of coming out of retirement when he found out a mutual friend of ours has been hosting immersive Star Wars themed fundraisers since 2015. Sadly, he never got that chance, as he passed a few weeks later. Today (November 6th), their son, Tyler, suited up in his dad’s armor and took his dad’s place trooping with the Great Lakes Garrison at this year’s fundraiser.


link to video on our Facebook group.

















Chris joined Garrison Carida and the 501st in December of 2019. He was unable to troop a lot due to the pandemic, yet he managed to engage with his garrison in his short time as a member, before becoming ill. His friends from Garrison Carida nicknamed him "Tusky".


When he was diagnosed with leukemia and was in the hospital for an extensive stay, our members joined forces to help him pass the time by getting as many Legos to help keep his spirits up while he was there. Many members joined together and donated to surprise him with many Lego sets, as he was always building them. They knew this would lift his spirits up during those tough times.


He is survived by his wife Jen, his parents, sister, and niece & nephews, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. All those who knew him will miss Chris, his spirit, and the pride he had in Carida Garrison and the 501st Legion.


"Buckets Off"







César Augusto Moreno Salcedo (TI-30106) was a beloved member of the Colombia Garrison who was called home on 18 October 2020. To this day, he is remembered well by his fellow troopers and friends, who have ensured that he will be remembered by the 501st Legion forever. César, you were a great unconditional friend, loyal, wonderful being full of joy, tireless collaborator and dedication to others. With your positive energy you created fun times, wonderful experiences and great moments of laughter and joy for everyone around you. You taught us that despite your youth, you could embody grace and positivity in difficult times, and to face setbacks with courage and a positive attitude. You passed through our lives leaving an indelible mark of happiness. You will always live in our hearts and your light will never fade.


"Buckets Off"


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




Greetings fellow bucket heads


Welcome to Novembers addition of our news letter.


Plenty happening around the detachment currently with our old school FISD hoodie merch run wrapping up in about a week, so if you are a full FISD member and you haven't checked out this cool design, you better get on it before it closes off on the 20th November.


We also have a design competition running for our Celebration London patch, so if you have some skills jump on the forums submit a design and yours could be chosen as the winner. The winner not only gets the Kudos and bragging rights becoming a part of the detachments history as the designer, but also receive a couple of the patches for free.


We are getting very close to our next CRL, the Mortar/Artillery trooper from the Mandalorian series. Yes it's been a while coming so stay tuned for the final announcement and pending green light from the LMO team.


We also remember Terrell Reber (ATA) Affordable Trooper Armor, with a memorial just below. If you knew him, you totally understand how important he was not only to FISD and many of our members, but everyone who was lucky enough to cross paths with him.


New section on the forums:

Today we officially  launch a new section of our forums Charity and Fundraisers here

This latest addition is the beginning of an In house area for charity auctions, fund raising ideas, discussions and more as it expands out over time.

We open it today with a charity auction held by our chief Deployment officer Joseph Pedigo (Justjoseph63) who has built a beautiful E-11 at his own expense and will donate the winning bid to our legacy charity JDRF on behalf of FISD.

This is a most generous offer by Joseph and we hope to see other members getting involved with similar projects in the name of charity on our forums.


Detachment affiliation

Hopefully everyone did their census this year to stay in touch with Legion and updated with your costumes.

I had a few reach out to me regarding missing or expired affiliation.

All you need to do to prevent this from happening is simply log into the forums once a year.

The only thing affiliation actually changes is your ability to vote in detachment elections every February, so don't stress about your access to these boards, that wont change.

If for some reason you do find your affiliation isn't linked to FISD, you can always send me a PM and in most cases fix it.

Legion also do a mass update every year before the election period to pick up any that have fallen off the affiliation in case you logged in after the census period.


We are looking to change the banner at the top of the FISD forums.

In the near future we will open up a thread and accept ideas and also designs for a new banner to replace what we are currently using. Recently we reverted back to our old header from the anniversary version we ran up to July.


That's it from me, hope you enjoy this edition and see you on the forums.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

Detachment Leader











The FISD Hoodie ordering is open and closing very soon 20 Nov 2022. Information and ordering here


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Celebration London 2023 Patch Competition


Calling all Troopers, it's time for a Celebration Patch design contest!


For those of you who have a creative mind and mad design skills, it's time to step up to the plate and possibly have your original artwork used as the official logo by the FISD for next year's Celebration in April. 


  We are starting this contest early (in case there are delays in shipping) as we want to get these in your hands in time for the big weekend next May!


The winning entry will be made into FISD Merch, first as a patch, but possibly other mech depending on the design. Your design will be worn and traded by hundreds (and seen by thousands) at this event.  So how do you enter?  Glad you asked!  Here is the low-down:


How to enter and more information here 

Competition Closes 29th Nov 2022 


With Unquestioned Loyalty

James Silvius

TK-12953 "jsilvius"

Merchandise & Branding Officer




For those aiming for higher levels of approval with ANH Hero armor, please be aware that the CRL for Expert Infantry has been updated, specifically for the Hovi mic tips.


The update is an addition to the present requirements and the new ones are shown below in bold font and underlined:


"Correct Aerators/Hovi-MIX tips are present. Screens used shall be of a wide type mesh.  The rim of the mic may be weathered, and the inside raised area painted white.  Interior sides shall be painted black, mesh can also be painted black".


The reason for these updates is for better screen accuracy, as there is overwhelming evidence that the vast majority of the Hero helmets seen in the film were painted in this way.


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"FISD Memes"






Thank you to Luca "Morgi" TK-66744 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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 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.






We have just opened a new section of the forums today and it is officially launched with Justjoseph63's magnificent E11 blaster up for auction with all proceeds going to charity.

What is the new section?

Where do I find the new section? 

This new forum is located 501st & Detachment members section of our forums.


What is this new section for?


This new forum is for all things charity related.

An example like Justjoseph63, you may wish to build something FISD costume related and then auction it off to fellow members donating all proceeds to charity.

This is about doing something not just for our community but helping make a difference to a charity.




Currently as of 12 November 2022 there are 31,565 approved costumes in the legion, out of these under FISD there are 5.319 which is 16.85% of all approved 501st costumes. This percentage has been dropping steadily for the last few years, the larger the legion costume totals grows the smaller amount of TK's there are. As a comparison when I started we had just under 25% of all costumes in the Legion, that was almost 10 years ago.






It is still quite amazing that there are so many FOTK's compared to say Hero's or ESB's, many don't realize these version costumes can be achieved quite easily with only swapping out a helmet and a few other items, you can see which items in this comparison PDF




Info can be found on the legion holocron




ANH E-11 Build Auction for JDRF

Joseph "justjoseph63" has just completed an absolutely beautiful and detailed 3D printed ANH E-11 which he is auctioning off with the funds going to JDRF, for those of you who do not know JDRF is FISD's charity of choice. 


This auction will run from Nov 13 until December 3rd and is open to all members of the FISD in the U.S.**, regardless of 501at approval status.  If you can see this thread you can bid!

100% of all proceeds will be donated to the JDRF (our official Detachment charity) in the name of the FISD.

**  Due to international postal regulations this cannot be shipped outside the U.S.  Sorry! ** 


If you want to get your hands on this magnificent blaster and place a bid head to this thread.


You can find Joseph's build thread here. 







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 October - November


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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


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.




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. More information can be found 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. 



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mark Ryner

TK-4584 "captsafe66"

Fire Team Relations



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 unaware it is possible to achieve extra awards at Expert Infantry for each additional version costume you have approved, additional awards are not issued with another Expert Infantry number (you are only issued 1 Expert Infantry number) but you will see a star above the award on your profile and the thread title will show [APPROVED] 2nd, [APPROVED] 3rd, [APPROVED] 4th and so on. Multiple EIB award recipients and info here



NOTE If you are approved with a "2nd Version" of a particular costume that you are already approved with you do not receive an additional award, there is only 1 award issued for each costume version ie: only 1 x Hero, 1 x Stunt, 1 x HWT, 1 x ESB, 1 x TFA and so on.


If you have a second/additional version costume approved you will see "2nd Version" and [APPROVED] added to the thread title, no additional profile stars (more info on profile awards 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  October - November the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate the following.

Expert Infantry Badge Award:


Adam "revlimiter TK89400 EIB HWT 2nd Award

Mark "TK-42134 TK42134 EIB Second ANH Version

Galton "Galton TK28823 EIB 1053


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:


Christine "Cupcake TK61102 Centurion 517 

Gerald "Doggydoc TK96004 Centurion 518

Adam "revlimiter TK89400 2nd Award

Matt "TK Monkus TK66007  Centurion 519


Outstanding job on reaching Centurion, Troopers!  :salute:

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!




Newsletter Editor

If anyone has any content for the newsletter please contact 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 2022 -2023


Detachment Leader (DL): Andrew Franke (Sly11) TK-11469

Executive Officer (DXO): Steven Sheades (starsaber25) TK-10466

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

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

Provost Marshal (DCOG): Tim Waychoff (Dark CMF) TK-51878

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

Merchandise and Branding (DMBOJames Silvius (jsilvius) TK-12953

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

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

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

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

Content Editor Awards (DPRO):  Handled by the XO

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

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

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

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

Social Media Relations (DPRO):  Justin Reed (TheRascalKing) TK-61490

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-89400 

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Daniel Melin (TheSwede) TK-99665




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