Upcoming Events
Sun., 9/21: Challenger Learning Center (Hammond, IN)
Our third year and they want us back in a big way! Astronaut Jerry Ross will be in attendance, signing books, shaking hands, and meeting people!

Sat., 9/27: Mighty Con Dupage Comicon (Wheaton, IL)
Looking for an affordable comic and collectibles show that's fun for the whole family? Look no further!

Sat., 9/27: Store Grand Opening (Maryville, IL)
We have been invited to come out and troop at Grumpy Bob's Emporium

Sat., 9/27: Make A Wish Walk/Run (Champaign, IL)
More information to follow

Sat., 9/27: CIDSO Buddy Walk (Normal, IL)
The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to promote acceptance and awareness of people with Down syndrome.

9/27: Star Wars Rebels (Chicago, IL)

9/27: Fall Corn Festival (Godfrey, IL)

10/4: Star Wars Reads Day (Springfield, IL)

10/4: Friends of Jason Fundraiser (Aurora, IL)

10/10: Wedding (Palos Heights, IL)

 
Legion News
The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for April 2014 is...
April had two great nominees for Legion Trooper of the Month, both of whom have lent their time and skill toward helping new members complete their costumes and achieve their dreams of joining the Fighting 501st: Brian Robinson, TK-2918 of Garrison...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for March 2014 is...
...Stew Salyer, TK-8814 of the Midsouth Garrison! Stew went above and beyond the call of duty in March by heading up a new "Disco Blast-a-Trooper" project for the MSG. Stew purchased all the equipment for the set, built it in his own time...

ANOVOS Costumes and the 501st
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/ANOVOSAnnouncement-554px_zps6d6671f7.jpg You've likely seen the new Star Wars costumes coming from ANOVOS , and there are a lot of questions regarding what will be "501st...

In Memoriam: Andreas Möller SL-2677
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/AndreasMoumlllerSL-2677EternalLegionnaire554px_zps30045f4d.jpg Andreas as Darth Vader, shaking the hand of 501st Honorary Member Anthony "Move Along" Forrest. Andreas...

Honoray Member: Confirmed! Jaime Hyneman joins the Legion
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/Jamie-Hyneman_zpsf3642594.jpg Back in 2009, a plan was set in motion to induct the Mythbusters , Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, as Honorary Members of the Legion. Five years...

In Memoriam: Lance Starmer SL-2640
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/ELLanceStarmer_zpscab8fd94.jpg Lance Starmer, SL-2640 of the 501st Legion, passed away on the 5th of June, 2014. Lance joined the 501st in 2000, as a member of the Empire City...

The 501st Legion and the Expanded Universe
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/EUAnnouncement-CloneEmperor-widescreen_zps3d1a2230.jpg New developments at Lucasfilm regarding the continuity of the Star Wars galaxy have cast some doubt on the future of...

In Memoriam: Taggart Cline TI-7430
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/taggart-banner_zps0b21741d.jpg Taggart Cline (TI-7430 of Wisconsin Garrison) passed away on the 12th of May, 2014. Holding dual memberships with the ??501st? and Rebel...

In Memoriam: Heidi Peterson TI-1938
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/EL_Heidi_2014RSS_zps2dc68bc0.jpg Heidi N. Peterson, TI-1938 of 501st Legion?s Old Line Garrison, passed away on the 10th of April, 2014. A long time member of our costuming...

501st Mission Spotlight: Star Wars Day, Rome
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/RomeatNight_zps2e2ea0b8.jpg After two months of planning, more than 100 members of Italica Garrison assembled at the Roman Colosseum for "Star Wars Day." Joined by...

 
Neighboring Units
Wisconsin Garrison
Wisconsin

Bloodfin Garrison
Indiana

Midsouth Garrison
Kentucky & Tennessee

Central Garrison
N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Minnesota, & Iowa

70th Explorers Garrison
Kansas & Missouri

Northern Darkness Garrison
Northern 22 counties of Indiana

Nar Shadaa Base
Rebel Legion - Wisconsin & Illinois

 
Event Calendar
NOTE:
  • An event only appears on the calendar below once it has been confirmed and all details set. Days that appear to be free below may already have events in the planning stages under way.
  • At least a month's advanced notice is appreciated for event planning. As a reminder, we are not professional entertainers or actors and all of our activities are done on a volunteer basis only.
  • Even with a free day and sufficient advanced notice, we cannot guarantee availability for events, again due to the fact that we are all volunteers who do this in our spare time.
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Direct link to topic thread on our forum. Most are restricted to 501st/Rebel Legion members only due to private planning details. Members must log onto the forum to view the topic thread.
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Events for May 19, 2012

Just Play! :: Carol Stream, IL

JustPlay! offers hundreds of free activities to its thousands of participants. All designed to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get active, have fun, try new activities and have a memorable weekend in the Chicago suburbs. The MWG have been asked to attend.
Wedding Troop :: Morengo, IL

Top Secret
Library Hat Trick :: Lockport, IL

Two libraries in the Southwest Suburbs have asked the MWG to attend for their special events
Library Hat Trick :: Crest Hill, IL

Two libraries in the Southwest Suburbs have asked the MWG to attend for their special events
Cable TV Promo Filming :: Joliet, IL

The local cable channel will be at the Joliet Library to do a promo for the Joliet Library Event.
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