Legion News
501st Legion Make-A-Wish Endowment - Fully Funded!
https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*vjZLFe6t3RxWsmX2vgbp1g.png 501st Legion Raises $150K and Fully Funds the 501st Legion Make-A-Wish Endowment Atlanta, Georgia, June 1, 2017???The 501st Legion, the world?s largest Star...

501st Legion 2016 Charity Report!
https://www.501st.com/charity/charitypromo2016sq.jpg The 501st Legion is also known as the "Bad Guys Doing Good," and our passion for charity in our communities continues to grow! In 2016, we saw a 50% increase in direct...

Celebrating Star Wars in Orlando
https://www.501st.com/celebration/Star-Wars-Celebration-Death-Star.jpg 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, Florida! From...

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 with both Make-A-Wish America and Make-A-Wish International - the first endowment to bridge both...

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 charm with our members countless times over the years. Carrie's untimely departure was a blow to the...

"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 where she will not survive without a lung transplant. After being initially denied her life-saving...

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 Make-A-Wish, and we have been continually shocked, humbled, and overwhelmed with the show of support...

501st Make-A-Wish T-Shirt Fundraiser Begins
The 501st is breaking new ground to support the 501st Legion Make-A?Wish Endowment Fund. To raise funds for Make-A-Wish, we have opened our t-shirt sales to the public for the first time. Now you can show your support for Make-A-Wish by buying your...

Introducing The 501st Legion Make-A-Wish Endowment Fund
The 501st Legion announces today our commitment to a first-of-its kind international endowment in a unique partnership with Make?A?Wish: The 501st Legion Make-A?Wish Endowment Fund. This endowment fund intends to empower Make-A-Wish to grant...

Walk This Way
A newly-formed 501st Legion squad has been deployed in the Louisville, KY area just in time for this weekend?s FandomFest . Derby City Squad has hit the ground running on their debut event and rolled out a completed AT-ST walker, affectionately...

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Kansas & Missouri

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

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Garrison News
Star Wars Day - Joliet
By Faylyn on Jun 3, 2018 at 4:37 PM.
On June 2nd at Star Wars Days - Joliet the Midwest Garrison was able to induct Mark Boudreaux as an Honorary Member. We were able to have our LCO - Bryon Mesarch be able to present him with the 501st Honorary Membership Plaque.

As Senior Principal Toy Designer for Hasbro, he designed many of the toys you may have enjoyed as a kid or collected! Most iconic of his designs was the millennium falcon!

April is Autism Awareness Month
By Avatar190 on Apr 2, 2018 at 8:02 PM.

Today (April 2nd) is World Autism Awareness Day, and April is Autism Awareness Month. Midwest Garrison is supporting for the understanding and acceptance of people on the autism spectrum! #autism #autismawareness #autismawarenessday #LightItUpBlue #autismspectrum #autismspeaks #501stMWG #StarWars #BadGuysDoingGood

Helping Conquer Childhood Cancer
By Faylyn on Mar 19, 2018 at 7:55 PM.
Over the last week the MWG had several events to help raise awareness for childhood cancer. We had several members who went bald. Together they raised $2,840.00 for the St.Baldricks events total of $170,782.00.

#RockTheBald TK-10045, IG-10908, DZ-12164, BH-3499, TK-523 and our friend Matthew Waite.

Celebrating National Reading Month
By Faylyn on Mar 11, 2018 at 8:48 AM.
What other way would you celebrate National Reading Month than having Kylo Ren read to you. Our own SL9965 reading to the crowd at CPNBookFair.

Happy New Year from Midwest Garrison
By Avatar190 on Dec 31, 2017 at 9:43 PM.

Join us and we can rule the New Years together .... Happy New Year

#501stMWG #StarWars #badguysdoinggood #jointhedarkside #2018newyear #newyear

Happy Holidays from Midwest Garrison!
By Avatar190 on Dec 24, 2017 at 3:37 PM.

501st Legion: Midwest Garrison wishes everyone a safe and festive Christmas and Holiday season! Keep those who may have experienced hardships this year in your thoughts. Take care in your travels, and may the Force be with you.

The Last Jedi Premiere Appearances
By Avatar190 on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:56 PM.

It is finally upon us, the day Star Wars fans have been anticipating...the premiere of Episode VIII, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Midwest Garrison will be joined by Nar Shaddaa Base at several venues this weekend for many appearances. Choose Your Path...and come see us at one of the following locations:

NCG Cinemas Yorkville
1505 N. Bridge St. (Rt 47)
Yorkville, IL 60560
Event Time: 3:00p-6:00p

AMC Loews Quarry Cinemas 14
9201 W 63rd St.
Hodgkins, IL 60525
Event Time: 4:30p-5:30p

Classic Cinemas-Elk Grove Village
1050 Elk Grove Town Ctr
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Event Time: 5:30p-9:30p

Savoy 16 IMAX Theater
232 Burwash Ave.
Savoy, IL 61874
Event Time: 5:30p-7:30p

Hollywood Palms Cinema
Venue address: 352 S. Rt 59
Naperville, IL 60540
Event Time: 6:00p-TBD

Marcus Gurnee Movie Theater
6170 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Event Time: 6:30p-9:30p

Hollywood Blvd Cinema
1001 75th St., Ste 153
Woodridge, IL 60517-2655
Event Time: 7:00p-10:00p

NCG Cinemas Yorkville
1505 N. Bridge St. (Rt 47)
Yorkville, IL 60560
Event Time: 1:00p-7:00p

The AMC Champaign 13 Theater
910 Meijer Dr.
Champaign, IL 61822
Event Time: 5:00p-7:00p

Peoria Riverfront Museum IMAX
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
Event Time: 5:30p-8:30p

Classic Cinemas-Elk Grove Theatre
1050 Elk Grove Town Ctr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Event Time: 6:00p-9:00p

NCG Cinemas Yorkville
1505 N. Bridge St. (Rt 47)
Yorkville, IL. 60560
Event Time: 2:00p-8:00p

AMC Grand Prairie 18
5311 West American Prairie Dr.
Peoria, IL 61615
Event Time: 4:00p-5:00p

NCG Cinemas Yorkville
1505 N. Bridge St. (Rt 47)
Yorkville, IL 60560
Event Time: 12:00p-6:00p

Appearances and times are subject to change based on availability of personnel

National Cookie Day
By Avatar190 on Dec 4, 2017 at 12:13 PM.

The Emperor decrees you shall celebrate National Cookie Day today, by having a sampling of this amazing tasty dessert treat. And always remember, come to the Dark Side...we have cookies!

The Water Mission - Fundraiser for Puerto Rico
By Avatar190 on Dec 1, 2017 at 5:44 PM.

Midwest Garrison would like to take a moment to share a fantastic opportunity to send some still much needed financial help, while scoring some cool looking swag!

The 501st Legion: Puerto Rico Garrison is excited to offer the above patch to support relief efforts for Puerto Rico. The patches were graciously donated by The Moritz Embroidery Works, meaning 100% of all proceeds will be donated directly to The Water Mission, which is directing all of their efforts currently to restoring water service to the millions of people without basic needs in Puerto Rico.

Patches are $10 each plus shipping ($3 for up to 5 patches anywhere in the United States, $5 for up to 5 patches Internationally).

And a bonus! Walter Vongher of Walt's Trooper Factory has graciously donated a scaled helmet that has been painted up to match the patch artwork. Any additional donations going to Puerto Rico would be certainly appreciated, but each patch purchased gives you a chance to win this helmet - you only need to pay for shipping.

Ordering Information:

Please place orders via Paypal as Friends and Family so no fees are taken out of the donation. Paypal Address: shane.duncan@pearson.com


1. Write: "Puerto Rico Fundraiser"
2. Total Qty of patches
3. Full name
4. Full address (International shipping, please list out exactly how it should be written on the label)
5. E-mail address

Any questions, please e-mail tk31100@gmail.com or feel free to contact 501st Legion: Puerto Rico Garrison direct via Facebook Messenger.

Rancho Obi-Wan T-Shirt Fundraiser
By Avatar190 on Oct 19, 2017 at 2:22 PM.

The 501st Legion is excited to announce a special fundraiser for Rancho Obi-Wan to help create an online gallery, repository, and museum for Star Wars collectible fans all over the world! For the first time, members of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, and R2 Builders are uniting to fundraise for a worthy cause! By purchasing one of these limited edition t-shirts, you will help ensure that the legacy of Star Wars memorabilia will continue on for future generations to enjoy!

And of course, the best way to celebrate the legacy of Star Wars collectibles is with a Star Wars collectible -- a special edition t-shirt available only through this fundraiser!


To learn more about Rancho Obi-Wan's mission here: http://www.ranchoobiwan.org/about/mission/

#StarWars #Lucasfilm #RanchoObiWan #offical501st #501stMWG #MidwestGarrison #RebelLegion #NarShaddaaBase #MandoMercs #NexuClan #R2Builders #UnitedInStarWars