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Detachment Leader

Executive Officer

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Deployment Office

Merchandise Officer

Hall of Fame

FISD Meme's

Vader's Valkyries



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

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Greetings troopers,


Another busy month behind us. I hope you had a good May 4th weekend and were out representing the detachment with pride. I saw a few sales happening from the various vendors so if you managed to pick up a deal make sure to show us your progress here on the forum.


This month has seen significant progress on 2 CRLs with both Imperial Armored Commando and Captain Enoch closing in on a chance for a new First in Legion Kudos. CRLs are a community effort, and all are welcome to come and join in on creating them. Even a spelling check is welcome and given who's writing them I am sure there will be a few!


Over the years FISD has built up a number of incentive programs to help motivate and reward those who go the extra mile. Some have been very successful, the EIB and centurion programs, the attachés who represent us to their local garrisons, and emerging the Valkyries who represent our female and female presenting members.


Others have not had the impact hoped, and either need a bit of a rework or some more promotion.


The staff have been looking at revamping one of these, and hopefully will be in a position to announce some of this soon.


I would also like to draw your attention to the 3D Contributor Program. There is no denying that 3D modelling and printing has completely changed the costuming world. From simple small parts all the way to complete weapons and costumes. Here are FISD we are no different and already a have a lot of parts available for members to download and print themselves. If you have something you have designed and are willing to contribute to other members then maybe an award will be coming your way.


And finally the new 2024 racing shirt run is now live. These runs are not a small amount of work for the DMBO, or anyone who helps with them. This was compounded this year as we needed to request permission from every single unit commander to be able to use their logos on the sleeve, not a small task. Please join me in thanking the team for the huge amount of work they put in to make these runs happen.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Chris Pearson 

TK-10991  "themaninthesuitcase"

Detachment Leader




Greetings fellow members,


As you may have noticed, we are working on the Imperial Armoured Commando CRL.

I would like to welcome all eagle eyes, to come visit the thread, take a look at where we are at with it, offer advice and input to help us bring it to fruition.

We have most of the written part down, but it requires refinement and more eyes across it.

We have the photos ready to go and are closing in on presenting a finished product to the LMO team.


Come check it out, and feel free to chime in and offer what you have.





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

Executive Officer







:tkbig:Greetings Heroes of the Empire!:tkbig:

Merch update time!



Old Business



After a lot of back and forth, changes and disagreements with the manufacturer, the coins have been finished. The latest issue was that over 200 of them failed QC inspection, so they had to be remade. The manufacturer told Pfab that they would be shipping to him by end April, so early May distribution is the current target. Hopefully they will reach you before the newsletter day. The combined SpecOps and FISD MBOs wish to express our greatest apologize for this delay. It is unfortunately out of our hands. We only hope the end product is worth the wait that we've all endured. Any further developments will be posted in the sales thread, found here:

Secret Merch Item



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Banner patches are complete as of 24 April 2024. They are in QC now and will hopefully be shipping to Pfab for distribution by the end of the month. I will post any updates in the sales thread listed below.

Stormtrooper Banner Patch





The Rocker run was in production as of the middle of April. Hopefully these will start arriving to members that ordered before this newsletter is published. Any additional updates will be posted by @MaskedVengeance in the sales thread (below).

Rocker patches.





The First FISD "Standard Logo Item" poll for the T-shirt/Hoodie is closed. You can find the conversation and results in the link below. Staff will now take the results and either create a run or a new poll to further drill down into the wants of the detachment.

FISD Branding Item Poll



FISD OT and FO vinyl stickers are available again from Assassin Graphics.





New Business



The Terrell Reber Memorial patch run is open.

This run is open to all members of the Legion in good standing.

If you are interested in ordering one of these patches check out the sales thread below.

Terrell Reber Memorial Patch



And last but not least, the one everyone has been asking for over the past 2 years.

The 2024 FISD Racing Shirt (OT Version)


LMBO set us back by not allowing us to run the First Order version of this shirt as a variant. We did open a poll for 3 weeks (closed on 10 May 2024) in hopes that the interest level for the shirt would justify the use of an additional merchandise slot. Unfortunately, that was not the case. We do have the artwork for it complete, and if before the end of the year priorities changes and we want to attempt to do the FO racing shirt run we can, but at this point, we will be going with the OT only version. The run thread opened on May 1st and will close May 29th. You can find more information about this run here.

2024 Racing Shirt Run



If you have any thoughts, suggestions, comments or concerns about FISD Merch or Branding, my "virtual" door is always open. Hit me up, you can reach me via email, forum DM, or find me on Facebook.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

James Silvius

TK-12953 "jsilvius"

Merchandise & Branding Officer





Unquestioned loyalty! :trooper:


Please welcome TK-11454 to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame, April 2024!

@dblcross Troop log can be found here.



Congrats on 5 troops Terry! Not many more to go for the first milestone! troopaward10.png

Other HOF recipients can be found here.


With Unquestioned Loyalty 

Jonatan Östling 

TK-23592 "Nairy" 

Attaché Ambassador









You can find the full meme thread here



It has been asked about a lot and took a while, but I'm happy to finally announce our "Vader's Valkyries" logo contest! This is open for all FISD members! We're looking for artwork that represents our fierce Valkyries and can be used as merch in the future. I'm sure some of you already have ideas and we on staff would love to see them all! 

Contest rules: We will collect ideas in this thread until June 2nd. Please make sure that all the artwork doesn't contain any official Legion or LFL IP's. After that, your detachment staff will choose the winner. The winner will get FISD kudos (next to my personal eternal gratitude of course!). Head to this thread




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Vicky Mandlmaier 

TK-50893 "Vicky_Velocipanda"

Special Unit Director-Valkyries (DPRO)






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 Chris @themaninthesuitcase

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 April - May


troopaward10.png TK-47933 "Tilheyra" Brian - - - - - - troopaward10.png TK-11651 "MaDDN3ssX6" Cley - - - - - -  troopaward25.png TK-54185 "Georgia Haywood" Georgia - - - - - - troopaward25.png TK-82278 "iSmilebak" Tyler - - - - - -  troopaward25.png TK-46712 "Commander Vain" Robert - - - - - -   troopaward50.png TK-96004 "Doggydoc" Gerald  - - - - - - troopaward50.png TK-23592 "Nairy" Jonatan  - - - - - -  troopaward50.png TK-12775 "Sithping" Paul  - - - - - - troopaward50.png TK-15028 "Iron TK" David  - - - - - - troopaward125.png TK-11371 "daryldoak" Daryl    - - - - - -  troopaward175.png TK-18910 "Tee-Kay Fisto" Brian   - - - - - -  troopaward175.png TK-62000 "scottdm62" 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.


If you are a 501st approved Trooper who wishes to join the ranks of the Attachés, please get in touch with me and/or visit: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/15252-fisd-attaché-program/


For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here.


Some of the benefits include: Access to exclusive Attaché merch, including patches. You may also be in the running for an Imperial Attaché Award. An 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.



Imperial Attaché patch 



Imperial Attaché Rocker 



Imperial Attaché Outstanding Achievement Award



Hello there fellow Attachés!

I'm very pleased to have had such an amazing response rate on the 2024 Sound Off! Hats off to you all!

In other news, FISD staff are (amongst other things) currently working on improving one of our programs which I'm sure will excite everyone when the time comes, not least the Attachés! So keep your eyes peeled for that!


Thank you for helping your/our TKs, both on the forum and out in the field!


Our list of Attachés continues to grow!

@revlimiter (Dewback Ridge Garrison), @DUGJAX (Florida Garrison filling in the vacant position for Squad 7)


STvDSei.png Thank you for serving the Empire on a higher level with unquestioned loyalty! BKU1IDK.png



With Unquestioned Loyalty 

Jonatan Östling 

TK-23592 "Nairy" 

Attaché 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 76th Fire Team:   


Region: Imperial Scottish Garrison 

Name: Imperial Thistles 


Logo: To Follow


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 April - May the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate the following.

Expert Infantry Badge Award:



None this period


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:


Tim  "TrickyT81 TK24881 Centurion 531


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!




This month we're looking for your most colourful pictures of you in your TK's. As we did last year, we want to celebrate Pride Month and are looking to feature your pictures on our Socials. All the information can be found here. We're looking forward to seeing your pictures!



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Luca Hahn

TK-66744 "Morgi"

Social Media Relations




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Adam Wolf

TK-89400 "Revlimiter"

Content Editor Support








I'm always on the look out for interesting stories or posts, please drop me a message if you have anything of interest.

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): Chris Pearson (themaninthesuitcase) TK-10911 
Detachment Executive Officer (DXO):  Andrew Franke (Sly11) TK-11469
Chief Deployment Officer (DCA): Mario Reyes (TKSpartan) TK-48117
Deployment Officer (DCA): José Mª Sánchez  (Chemi) TK-30173
Junior Deployment Officer (DCA):  Gerald J Gyorffy  (Doggydoc) TK-96004

Provost Marshall (DCoG): Steven Sheades (starsaber25) TK-10466
Provost Marshall (DCoG): Caleb Mask  (MaskedVengeance) TK-73692
Provost Marshall (DCoG): Arthur Wong (giskard8) TK-39093 

FISD Diplomat (DPRO): Tony Jobe (ukswrath) TK-10116

FISD Diplomat (DPRO): Tim Waychoff  (Dark PMF) TK-51878

FISD Diplomat (DPRO): 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 (DPRO): Eric Ho (Hoda) TK-77520
Newsletter Publisher (DPRO): Glen Rhodes (gmrhodes13) TK-85421
Content Editor Support (DPRO): Adam Wolf (Revlimiter) TK-89400
Content Editor Support (DPRO): Jeff Salt (Wingnut65) TK-50297 

Special Unit Director-Valkyries (DPRO): Vicky Mandlmaier (Vicky_Velocipanda) TK-50893
Attaché Ambassador (DPRO): Jonatan Östling (Nairy) TK-23592
Social Media Relations (DPRO): Luca Hahn (Morgi) TK-66744

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

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

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

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




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