Celebrating Star Wars in Orlando

It’s the 20th Anniversary of the 501st Legion, and we’re inviting fellow fans to celebrate with us as Star Wars Celebration returns to Orlando,...
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Troopers That Go the Extra Parsec

Today, I would like to honor eight 501st Legion members from around the world for their great deeds. In 2016, the 501st Legion set up an endowment...
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Carrie Fisher 1956 – 2016

The 501st Legion honors actress, author, and Honorary Member, Carrie Fisher. Carrie was a friend and hero to the 501st, sharing her famous wit and...
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"Never Tell Her The Odds"

Kathlyn Chassey is a 24-year-old Star Wars fan battling Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening lung disease. Her condition has progressed to the point...
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A Fine Start

If you’re reading this, we probably owe you a lot of thanks. Over the past six weeks we have promoted our first public t-shirt sale in support of...
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Strike Back Against Childhood Cancer

Dune Sea Garrison members joined forces with Chili's in Sierra Vista on 9/20, for their annual pancake breakfast event to benefit The St. Jude...
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COSTUMING

212th Utapau Shadow Commander (Phase II)

Description: 212th Utapau Shadow Commander (Phase II)
Prefix: CC
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment

Clone Trooper Detachment

First Order

Description: Stormtrooper – First Order
Prefix: TK
Detachment:  First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment

First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment

Shore Trooper

Description: ShoreTrooper
Prefix: CC
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment

Pathfinder Detachment

Biker Scout

Description: Biker Scout
Prefix: TB
Detachment: Pathfinder Detachment

Pathfinder Detachment

Emperor Palpatine

Description: Emperor Palpatine
Prefix: SL
Detachment: Sith Lord Detachment

Sith Lord Detachment

 CHARITY

 COMMUNITY

UNDER 18?

JUNDLAND WASTES SQUAD

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3 days ago

Dune Sea Garrison
And were off at the CHAMP 5K Run/Walk for a Cure for Childhood Cancer!

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Love you mijos

Lizette Leon Hurtado

4 days ago

Dune Sea Garrison
Guadalupe Boys & Girls Club Day For Kids

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley is gearing up to celebrate its annual Day for Kids to highlight the critical needs of kids and teens in the community. Today, too many youth are facing serious issues that can deprive them of a happy healthy childhood and negatively impact their future. Day for Kids celebrates the life changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day by encouraging adults to spend meaningful time with young people and engage in fun and active play. This year’s Day for Kids will be celebrated with 200 parents and kids participating in an event at the Thunderbirds Guadalupe Boys & Girls Club.

Guadalupe Boys & Girls Club Day For KidsSeptember 16, 2017, 10:00am9225 S Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe, AZ 85283-2538, United StatesBoys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley is gearing up to celebrate its annual Day for Kids to highlight the critical needs of kids and teens in the community. Today, too many youth are facing serious issues that can deprive them of a happy healthy childhood and negatively impact their future. Day for Kids celebrates the life changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day by encouraging adults to spend meaningful time with young people and engage in fun and active play. This year’s Day for Kids will be celebrated with 200 parents and kids participating in an event at the Thunderbirds Guadalupe Boys & Girls Club.
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4 days ago

Dune Sea Garrison
CHAMP 5K Run/Walk for a Cure for Childhood Cancer

Event Description: "The community will run/walk towards a cure for childhood cancer at Kiwanis Park. The CHAMP 5k is a regional collaborative event in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. CHAMP provides resources and support to those affected by this life-threatening disease. All proceeds will directly benefit local nonprofits that help fight childhood cancer.

CHAMP’s goal is simple: Help stop childhood cancer. Through relationships with cancer related organizations, CHAMP has created a mission to bring light to childhood cancer issues and help advance childhood cancer causes. The event will feature a 5k, pancake breakfast, survivor walk, bone marrow drive and blood drive.

You can take part in helping to eradicate childhood cancer by supporting these organizations that are committed to research towards a cure. Every year, 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States.

• 5k: Run or walk to recognize the children who have fought, are fighting, or yet to be diagnosed with Childhood Cancer.
• Share a delicious breakfast with fellow Childhood Cancer Supporters, families of Cancer Warriors, and the Champions.
• The Cancer Survivor Walk is a short loop walk that celebrates the champions who are present and those who have passed away.
• Activity Booths: Enjoy family fun activities, and learn about the organizations which serve the childhood cancer population of Arizona.
• Bone Marrow Drive: Community residents will be swabbing their cheeks to join the Be The Match Registry as potential bone marrow donors.
• Blood Drive: Blood transfusions an essential part of the treatment for children on Chemotherapy.
• Join characters from sports team around the valley as they help to take part in the fight.
• Family-fun activities will ensure that this will be a day not to miss!"

Event Schedule:

6:30 AM 5K Run/Walk Registration
7:00-10:00 AM Activity/informational booths open
7:30 AM 5K Run/Walk Start
8:00-10:00 AM Breakfast
8:45 AM Survivor Walk

CHAMP 5K Run/Walk for a Cure for Childhood CancerSeptember 16, 2017, 7:00am5300 S. Ash Ave. Tempe, AZ 85209Event Description: "The community will run/walk towards a cure for childhood cancer at Kiwanis Park. The CHAMP 5k is a regional collaborative event in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. CHAMP provides resources and support to those affected by this life-threatening disease. All proceeds will directly benefit local nonprofits that help fight childhood cancer.

CHAMP’s goal is simple: Help stop childhood cancer. Through relationships with cancer related organizations, CHAMP has created a mission to bring light to childhood cancer issues and help advance childhood cancer causes. The event will feature a 5k, pancake breakfast, survivor walk, bone marrow drive and blood drive.

You can take part in helping to eradicate childhood cancer by supporting these organizations that are committed to research towards a cure. Every year, 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States.

• 5k: Run or walk to recognize the children who have fought, are fighting, or yet to be diagnosed with Childhood Cancer.
• Share a delicious breakfast with fellow Childhood Cancer Supporters, families of Cancer Warriors, and the Champions.
• The Cancer Survivor Walk is a short loop walk that celebrates the champions who are present and those who have passed away.
• Activity Booths: Enjoy family fun activities, and learn about the organizations which serve the childhood cancer population of Arizona.
• Bone Marrow Drive: Community residents will be swabbing their cheeks to join the Be The Match Registry as potential bone marrow donors.
• Blood Drive: Blood transfusions an essential part of the treatment for children on Chemotherapy.
• Join characters from sports team around the valley as they help to take part in the fight.
• Family-fun activities will ensure that this will be a day not to miss!"

Event Schedule:

6:30 AM 5K Run/Walk Registration
7:00-10:00 AM Activity/informational booths open
7:30 AM 5K Run/Walk Start
8:00-10:00 AM Breakfast
8:45 AM Survivor Walk
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Lizette Leon Hurtado missed it

1 week ago

Colin Cantwell

Hi Everyone. My name is Colin and I created the Death Star. I'll be making an appearance at Cab Comics in Flagstaff on the 20th from 4-8pm and would love to meet you! Please do stop by if you have the time ... See MoreSee Less

 

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That's great Colin! We'll spread the word around!

2 weeks ago

Dune Sea Garrison
A public service announcement from your local Garrison

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Don't you know, everyone in black/dark armor is Darth Vader! I loved him in Monty python and the holy grail!

I wear a Shadowtrooper helmet to concerts all the time and ALWAYS get called Darth Vader lol

I still see shadow troopers get called droids lol

yep I still get called darth vader lol

We're not robots!

#notvader

Raina Schilling

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3 weeks ago

Nic Snavely

Trying to create a list of people to thank for what an awesome presentation this weekend at Comic Con Palm Springs turned out to be is impossible. I give up. 10 versions later and I keep forgetting people that need to be added to the list for reasons big and small. We even had people from Dune Sea Garrison, Central Cal Garrison and the Mexican Garrison there for crying out loud. So screw it, no list.
THANK YOU. To you. Yes YOU.
The person that helped build and helped donate money and time and tools to make all the kick ass props we have and use.
The person who helped load and unload the trucks.
The person who came the day before and the person who stayed late into the night to make sure the room was finished.
The person who got up and came in early to prepare for the grand opening.
The person who showed up to troop.
The person who drove really really far to troop.
The person who showed up to troop on time and the person who stayed suited up long after their shift to cover for the person who didn't show up on time or at all.
The person who may have noticed a dry patch in attendance and put that wet suit back on to keep us looking good.
The person who brought us food and coffee when we couldn't get away.
The person who made donations to the raffles.
The person that may not have suited up but worked their ass off behind the tables making sure everything ran smoothly.
The person who stayed long after the con ended breaking their back until the last prop and setup was dropped off back home.
The person who did many of these and the person who did ALL of these.
Thank you.
Ideas are ideas but nothing actually happens without you.
You are awesome.
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4 weeks ago

Dune Sea Garrison
Courtesy of Jim Welch

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very funny ha ha

4 weeks ago

Dune Sea Garrison
Members of the 501st in Illinois waiting for the Eclipse

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I saw those guys (Two troops and a rebel pilot) in the background and was wondering if they were genuine or not. That was cool!

4 weeks ago

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nothing happening in Arizona

"You may fire when ready"

1 month ago

Dune Sea Garrison
August Meet and Greet

Are you 18 or older?
Looking into joining the 501st?
Want to find out more about who we are, what we do and why?
Are you a new member?
Want to come hang out and get to know your Garrison brothers and sisters?
Are you a current member and need an excuse to come have some grub with your pals?

as a reminder please do not bring any blasters,lightsabers or weapons of any kind.

Come out for our monthly Meet and Greet!
We will feature costumes that you can get a look at up close, ask questions, and hang out and get to know us!

For those bringing props
**No Blasters,Lightsabers,Bantha Prods or weapons of any kind***
***If you bring your Bucket(Helmet) or parts from your costume please keep them with you at your table. There have been incidents where props were broken and we want to prevent that from happening****

Our host will be Anthony Fuentes

BRING YOUR APPETITE to:
Golden Corral
5679 W Northern Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Date: Friday 8/26/17
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

If you're interested in coming along, give us a shout out here so I know how many to tell them to expect!
Looking forward to seeing the plastic family (new, old, and soon to join!)! ONE OF US!

August Meet and GreetAugust 26, 2017, 6:30pm5679 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301-1332, United StatesAre you 18 or older?
Looking into joining the 501st?
Want to find out more about who we are, what we do and why?
Are you a new member?
Want to come hang out and get to know your Garrison brothers and sisters?
Are you a current member and need an excuse to come have some grub with your pals?

as a reminder please do not bring any blasters,lightsabers or weapons of any kind.

Come out for our monthly Meet and Greet!
We will feature costumes that you can get a look at up close, ask questions, and hang out and get to know us!

For those bringing props
**No Blasters,Lightsabers,Bantha Prods or weapons of any kind***
***If you bring your Bucket(Helmet) or parts from your costume please keep them with you at your table. There have been incidents where props were broken and we want to prevent that from happening****

Our host will be Anthony Fuentes

BRING YOUR APPETITE to:
Golden Corral
5679 W Northern Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Date: Friday 8/26/17
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

If you're interested in coming along, give us a shout out here so I know how many to tell them to expect!
Looking forward to seeing the plastic family (new, old, and soon to join!)! ONE OF US!
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Sounds good.

Ugh!! I may be there very very late if I can make it.

Two days after my birthday 🙂

Friday is Aug 25.

Is this happening Friday or Saturday

I’m going to try to make it.

I don't think they'll be able to keep the buffet filled!

Any biker scouts going?

I'd love to make it, however we are filming down in Goodyear that night. When is the next one?

Moved to UTah, what Garrison is out here?

Alpine Garrison. www.alpinegarrison.com

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The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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