Monthly Archives: December 2009

501stCast MiniCast: December 25th, 2009: Holiday Wishes

Show Notes: 2009 Holiday Greetings (December 25, 2009)

Host:  Albin Johnson (TK-210)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Post-Production: Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Contributors (in order of appearance):

Anthony Forrest
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Barrie Holland
Kris Kuipers, RC-6247, Georgia Garrison
Bonnie Burton
Lawrence Noble
Chris Feehan, TK-6744, Empire City Garrison
Joe Corroney
Derek Lyons
Steven Barnes
Tray Nichols, TK-4251, Garrison Carida
Jane Wiedlin
Steve Perry
Jason Romanoff, TK-9141, Garrison Carida
Mary Franklin
Pacific Outpost
Seth Green, Matt Senreich, Tom Root (Robot Chicken)
Canadian Garrison
Steve Sansweet
Troy Henderson, TK-8564, Terror Australis Garrison
Milo Ventimiglia
Green Bellies Central Squad, Mexican Garrison
Richard LeParmentier
Lesley Farquhar, TR-3774, Southern California Garrison
Kevin Liell
TK-0.5, Kathy Van Beuningan, TK-9989, Midwest Garrison
Aaron Yonda/Chad Vader
Tsuneo Sanda
Nicky Blum DZ-8397, Garrison Excelsior
Matt Busch, TK- 3477, Great Lakes Garrison
Brian Brosmer, TB-2559, Bloodfin Garrison
Cat Staggs
Northeast Remnant Garrison
Adrienne Wilkinson
Chris Andrews, TK-9772, Central Garrison
Felix Silla
Giacomo Persi Paoli, SL-8005, Italica Garrison
Gerald Home
Jon Leopold, TK-5037, Great Lakes Garrison
Kevin J. Anderson
Adam Johnsey, TD-1487, Alabama Garrison
Mary Oyaya
New England Garrison
Rich Molinelli
Derryl DePriest

This episode is dedicated to the 501st members and friends who left this world in 2009. You are not forgotten…

Roger Ljungholm, ID-2309, Nordic Garrison – January 2009
Yann Guillo, TR-6664, French Garrison – January 2009
Chad Suppa, BH-641, Midsouth Garrison – February 2009
George W. Bryson, TK-5593, 70th Explorers Garrison – March 2009
Marta Piekarz, ID-4669, Polish Garrison – May 2009
Frederic Levasseur, BH-3367, French Garrison – August 2009
Ward Bitely, TR-2349, Star Garrison – August 2009
Bill Sheets, TK-8829, Florida Garrison – August 2009
Mike “Batfrog” Phelps, TI-3158, Southern California Garrison – September 2009
Honorary Member Maestro Erich Kunzel – September 2009

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501stCast Episode 50: December 16th, 2009: Reasons to Celebrate

Show Notes: Episode L (December 16, 2009)

Hosts:  Joe Stevenson (TK-6064), Bert Montoya (CC-7528) and Terri Hodges (Honorary Member)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Contributors: Dean Plantamura (TK-899), Steven Kocsis (TS-4159)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Garrison Titan’s Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital visit
  • Terror Australis Garrison events for November
  • Star Wars: In Concert performances
  • Holiday Parades
  • Central Garrison’s Make-A-Wish visit on TV (video)
  • Costa Rica Outpost participates in Teleton (video)
  • Star Garrison troops Cameron County Welfare’s Holiday Party
  • Midwest Garrison Toy Con Toy Show (photos 1, photos 2)

Upcoming Events


  • Shout-Outs
  • Give-Away/Trivia Question

Unit Anniversaries

  • Georgia Garrison – 9th Anniversary – in December
  • Dune Sea Garrison – 8th Anniversary – on December 14th
  • Aurora Borealis Outpost – 4th Anniversary – on December 21st
  • Swiss Garrison (which was only an Outpost for less than 5 months) – 11th Anniversary – on December 26th
  • Connecticut Garrison – 4th Anniversary – on December 29th
  • Great Lakes Garrison (formerly Michigan Squad) – 2nd Anniversary – December 29th
  • Hungarian Outpost – 3rd Anniversary – December 30th
  • Florida Garrison’s Squad Seven – 3rd Anniversary – December 30th

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • Ken Colley (Admiral Piett) – December 7th
  • Aaron Allston (SW Author) – December 8th
  • Katie Cook (SW Artist) – December 9th
  • Kari Byron (Mythbusters Cast Member) – December 18th
  • Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu) – December 21st
  • Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett & Clone Troopers) – December 26th

Send in your audio holiday greetings to by December 21st!

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