About Us about us
Commanding Officer (CO): Joe Lafortune (CT/TI-9494)
Executive Officer (XO): Jen Lafortune (SL-7047)
Garrison Membership Liaison (GML): Michael A Culp (TK 1636)
Garrison Membership Liaison (GML): Scott W Parker (BH 44835)
Garrison Membership Liaison (GML): Peter W Holzemer (TB 91005)
Garrison Web Liaison (GWL): Joshua L Hitt (TK 11051)
Garrison Public Relations Officer (GPR): Justin D Havins (TK 99421)
Garrison Public Relations Officer (GPR): Jim Welch (DZ 14923)
Garrison Public Relations Officer (GPR): Jim Manley (IC 6737)
Garrison Public Relations Officer (GPR): Kellie T Ambrosia (ID 67345)
Garrison Event Coordinator: Nicole L Tovar (TK 32115)
Garrison Event Coordinator: Mike Alvear (TK 85650)
Garrison Webmaster (GWM): Lee Palmer (CB/CX-6740)
Garrison Webmaster (GWM): Clint Randall (TK-61281)
Garrison Charity Representative (GCR): Alexander J Richardson (ID 20041)
Garrison Merchandise and Branding (GMB): Joshua Prosise (TI 60703)
Garrison Merchandise and Branding (GMB): William A Rorie (TI 31909)
Garrison Archivist (GA):
Jundland Wastes Squad Leader (SL):
WHO WE ARE who we are
The Dune Sea Garrison is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. With over 10,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm LLC, is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group.
Members of the Dune Sea Garrison strive to create better than movie quality, screen accurate costumes of the “bad guys” from the Star Wars universe. From Stormtroopers to Boba Fett, from Jawas to Darth Vader we strive for quality and accuracy in every costume we create.
WHAT WE DO what we do
Members of the Dune Sea Garrison (and the 501st Legion) put their costumes to good use taking part in charity events like the MS Walk and numerous visits a year to children’s hospitals throughout the state. If you’d like us to take part in your charity or promotional event, please use our Event Request Form.
Squads are smaller units that operate within a Garrison, which are bound by geographical proximity among their members…
In July 2008, the Jundland Waste Squad was formed by members living in the lower third of the State of Arizona. The Squad is comprised of members showcasing characters such as Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Biker Scouts, Tusken Raiders, Clone troopers and more! Our Troopers stationed in this portion of the Dune Sea Garrison are ready, willing, and able to “troop” at your next event. To request an appearance for your next charity or promotional event from the Jundland Waste Squad, please use our Event Request Form.
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.