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November FISD Newsletter 2023


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In Memoriam

Detachment Leader

Merchandise Officer

Hall of Fame

FISD Meme's

Around the Detachment



FISD Tri-Fold Brochure

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

Advance to 1500

Advanced Tactics Awards

Newsletter Editor

Staff List 2023
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Christopher Arthur (IC-81606) first began trooping with Everglades Squad in his Imperial Bridge Crew uniform in December 2018, when his father, Robert Arthur (ID-12397), joined the 501st Legion as a Staff Officer.


While Christopher's enthusiasm for trooping was surely evident and akin to the excitement many troopers experience when first joining our community, what is especially remarkable is the joy Christopher found in not only interacting with fellow Star Wars fans at events but also in trooping with his father. Truly, the passion shared by Robert and his son Christopher was inspiring to witness and has reminded those that trooped with them of the potential Star Wars has in bonding families and friends together-- a unity that empowers us to be a force for good in our local and international communities.


Condolences to his family, friends and garrison

"Buckets Off"






Miguel joined the Legion back in 2010, and was a treasured member of the Portuguese Garrison. He is remembered as not having the height for it, and yet he grew, whenever he put his Vader helmet on.


Miguel recently lost the battle against cancer. During his life, he only confided in a few and never let his condition be a crutch or command his life. He was a good friend, a family man, a brother. A gentle but funny soul.


He was retired from Legion but parted in good standing and the Portuguese Garrison keeps him in their memories, and will honor him always. Even when he was retired, he stepped up to help the Garrison when it was recovering in a tumultuous period.

Miguel's funeral took place at the Alto do São João cemetery, where he will rest in power, next to his father. Three of our members were present as his honour guard.

Condolences to his family, friends and garrison

"Buckets Off"






Joe 'Reich Wolff' Collesano TK/TI-47910 joined the 501st, and the 70th Explorers Garrison, as a stormtrooper in August 2017. As a historical re-enactor, he was already quite familiar with the costuming world. He wanted to switch his focus to charitable efforts and saw the opportunity in joining our ranks.


He became a part of the 70th Explorers family immediately, with his outgoing personality and kindness. He was always positive, welcoming, and willing to lend his ear to anyone that needed it. Focusing on the charitable walks, hospital visits, and other efforts to support the community his heart shined bright. He was a friend to all that knew him and loved by many, especially his wife Deb. The universe is a a much dimmer place without him and he will be missed terribly by the garrison.

Condolences to his family, friends and garrison

"Buckets Off"






Aldona was a beloved member of the Polish Garrison. She was welcomed to the Hall of Eternal Legionnaires in October of this year, and will be remembered well by her family, friends, and Garrison.

Condolences to her family, friends and garrison

"Buckets Off"




Greetings all


Can you believe it is November already!

Time seems to jump into Hyper space as we draw close to the end of the year, and we work to get a few more things completed before the holiday season.

The Night trooper CRL is under construction and with a few prospective builds getting closer and closer, hopefully we can have it complete by January. Exciting!!

More detailed images are appearing on the Interwebs, removing guess work for members wishing to build their costumes with better accuracy.

Check in on the new Night trooper and captain Enoch sections to stay abreast of these two exciting new costumes, and certainly play a part in their CRL creation.

A CRL is not approvable without a model and complete set of images, this could be you receiving kudos for a First in Legion approved costume and FISD's latest.

Enoch will be a predominantly new, base up CRL build, following only a few cues from the Night trooper CRL.


We are working closely with a few vendors more experienced in fabric to get as close as possible to the colours and textures for both these costumes.

We greatly appreciate their input and knowledge.



The FISD Shield patch run is drawing to a close, DO NOT MISS OUT! More info in this addition, but time is running out.


More to come

Very shortly, we have a surprise coming, so be absolutely sure to check in on the forums and our socials over the next few weeks. I am sure you are going to love what we have conjured up.


That's it from me, please enjoy our November edition and I shall see you on our platforms.





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

Detachment Leader





Greetings Troopers!

Shield patch run ends on 18 November 2023!

Payment is due by the 18th as well.




The patch run is winding down. As of 12 November, We currently have the following available:

  • 5" Patches - 247
  • 12" Patches - 106

I have removed the limit on the order numbers as of 8 Nov 2023.  If you have already placed an order and you'd like to increase it, please email or DM me here on the forum. I will adjust your order and send you the payment needed. If you haven't placed an order, you have until next Saturday, 18 Nov 2023. All payments are due that day as well so I can place the order with the vendor.


***Please note, if we don't sell all the patches to meet the quote by 18 Nov 2023, I will have to post the remaining to the 501st Legion forum as I don't want to increase the cost any more than it has already, and this may delay placing the order with the vendor.***

Order link here



We will also be offering EI and Centurion rockers to go with the shield patches.



More info will be posted in the Detachment Merchandise.





We are still working on a new twist on an older FISD item. 

We are working on making some changes to provide it to the LMO's

More information can be found on the interest thread, which will be posted soon .



With Unquestioned Loyalty

James Silvius

TK-12953 "jsilvius"

Merchandise & Branding Officer





Excluding the Death Star, this office also has some good views! :sSW_deathstar:

Please welcome, TK-81087 to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame, October 2023!

@HeeM_SeNsEi Troop log can be found here.



Congrats James on your 54th troop!

Other HOF recipients can be found here.


With Unquestioned Loyalty 

Jonatan Östling 

TK-23592 "Nairy" 

Curator Hall Of Fame









Thank you to Luca "Morgi" TK-66744 for starting the FISD specific meme thread, you can find it here



Video Series





Mobile FISD Backgrounds/Screen Savers (1920 x 1080):




You can desktop background image here



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Jonatan Östling

TK-23592 "Nairy"

Content Editor Support



Trading Card Archives



For those with FISD detachment trading cards please consider sending two to Paul @Daetrin keeper of our detachment archives.

Address and more info here



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Paul Hoeffer

TK-8020 "Daetrin"

Detachment Founder

Keeper of Archives





For a full list of FISD awards programs head here.




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*Now Available in Swedish*

Want to spread the word about FISD?, you can with our FISD Tri-Fold Brochure.

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 by contacting our DL Andrew @Sly11 , you can find more info here 


Currently Available languages:  English - Spanish - German - Swedish





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? Also if you would like your troop photos shared on our social media channels please add the following to the first post of your FISD troop log: I give permission for FISD to repost my photos on social media in an appropriate fashion.

Award Recipients October - November

troopaward10.png TK-23108 "BAZINGA" Bart  - - - - - -troopaward25.png TK-18491 "Snake Eyes" Dave  - - - - - -

troopaward25.png TK-23592 "Nairy" Jonatan  - - - - - - troopaward25.png TK-62257 "MDeliso" Matthew  - - - - - -

troopaward50.png TK-818087 "HeeM_SeNsEi" James  - - - - - - troopaward50.png TK-21393 "bishopdonmiguel" Don   - - - - - -

troopaward50.png TK-41469 "Hesikaya" Scott  - - - - - -






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 and  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.



Attention all Attachés! Please take a moment to check out the recent Q3 update in our Attaché HQ! And, remember that we are always be on the lookout for new Attachés, especially for units currently without one (or two) as shown on THIS LIST. If you know of a trooper who you think would serve the post well, encourage them to apply for Attaché status HERE, and feel free to put me in contact with them!



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Caleb Mask 

TK-73692 "MaskedVengeance"

Attache Ambassador




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. 

Let's all give a warm FISD welcome to our 73rd Fire Team:   

Name Imperial Straight Shooters

Region: Imperial Sands Garrison




For those interested here is the original discussion on the creation of Fire teams 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.!




The 1500 unquestioned loyalty!





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:


Michael  "michael.trunko TK12331 EIB 1070

Aizenoso  "Aizenoso TK14292  EIB ANH Stunt - 2nd Award


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.

Multiple EIB award info here

Expert Infantry Honor Gallery here



Centurion Badge Award:




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!




Another bumper issue, if you have any interesting articles or stories please reach out to me.

For anyone interested in having a look through any of the older newsletters they can find be found here.





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Glen "Q" Rhodes

TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO, Newsletter



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

Detachment Executive Officer (DXO): Joseph Pedigo justjoseph63 TK-10963 

Chief Deployment Officer (DCA): Mario Reyes (TKSpartan) TK-48117

Deployment Officer (DCA): José Mª Sánchez  (Chemi) TK-30173

Deployment Officer (DCA): Tony Jobe (ukswrath) TK-10116

Provost Marshall (DCoG): Steven Sheades (starsaber25) TK-10466

Provost Marshall (DCoG): Tim Waychoff (DarkCMF) TK-51878

Provost Marshall (DCoG): Chris Pearson (themaninthesuitcase) TK-10911

Special Unit Director-Valkyries (DCoG): Teresa Nuthall (Soulart) TK-41307

Provost Marshal SM Platforms  (DCoG): Christoph (Danny) Lauber (Ripper_L) TK-55550

Fire Team Relations(DCoG): Mark Ryner (captsafe66) TK-4584

Merchandise and Brand Officer (DMBO): James Silvius (jsilvius) TK-12953

Trading Card Specialist (DMBO): Eric Ho (Hoda) TK-77520

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

Content Editor Support (DPRO): Adam Wolf (Revlimiter) TK-89400

Content Editor Support (DPRO): Jeff Salt (Wingnut65) TK-50297  

Content Editor Support (DPRO): Jonatan Östling (Nairy) TK-23592

Content Editor Support (DPRO): Vicky Mandlmaier (Vicky_Velocipanda) TK-50893

Social Media Relations (DPRO): Luca Hahn (Morgi) TK-66744

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

Attache Ambassador (DPRO): Caleb Mask  (MaskedVengeance) TK-73692 

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

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

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




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