501stCast Episode 55: June 3rd, 2010: Getting Back in the Saddle

Dedication: This episode of the 501stCast is dedicated to Sudeshen “Suds” Naiker (TK-6016) of the 501st Southern Cross Garrison.

Show Notes: Episode LV (June 3rd, 2010)

Hosts:  Joe Stevenson (TK-6064), Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)  and Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

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

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Contributors: Jesse Sharrow (TK-9311)

Recent News

  • How did you celebrate 501st Day?
  • Honorary Member Inductions
  • New Legion Squads
    • Canadian Garrison’s Imperial Fortress Squad (website)
    • Mexican Garrison’s Baja Squad (roster)
  • DK Publishing donates books in 501st Legion’s name
  • Spike TV’s Empire Strikes Back promotion featuring TK-1245 (Facebook video)
  • G4TV’s Slave Leia car wash (G4 video)
  • BH-1171 models for new Star Wars poster (Facebook photo)

Mission Reports

  • Costa Rica Outpost celebrates Children’s Museum’s 16th anniversary (Facebook photos, blooper video1, blooper video2)
  • Garrison Titan partners with Wishing Star (photos)
  • Southern California Garrison once again walk for MS in LEGOland
  • Bast Alpha Garrison attends fundraiser for Dylan Tujague (Dylan’s Story, Event video, photos)
  • Turkish Outpost attends Children’s Day Festival (photos, video)
  • New England Garrison appears at Paw Sox Star Wars Day (photos, video)
  • Portuguese Lusitanian Outpost visits Afonso (video)
  • Ohio Garrison with Great Lakes Garrison appears with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra
  • Garrison Titan helps snag a $35,600 donation for PBS
  • Great Lakes Garrison entertains 350 children at Romeo Library (news article)
  • Florida Garrison at Sunscreen Film Festival with Billy Dee Williams (photos, news article)
  • Garrison Excelsior marches in Lilac Festival Parade (photos, video)
  • Carolina Garrison visits Ft. Bragg (photos)
  • New England Garrison troops Blood Drive then plays Lazer Tag!
  • Golden Gate Garrison on The Amazing Race
  • Mountain Garrison members auctioned off for JDRF (photos)
  • Golden Gate Garrison on Ace of Cakes
  • Mountain Garrison’s Dewback Ridge Squad marathon of events
    • Albuquerque NM Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk
    • SIDS Awareness Softball Tournament and Fundraiser
    • University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital St. Baldricks Fundraiser
    • New Mexico Symphony Orchestra’s Hollywood’s Greatest Hits concert
  • Midwest Garrison’s Make-A-Wish visit to Vincent (picture, message from Yoda)
  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2)
  • Midwest Garrison assists Lucas at Empire Strikes Back screening (photos1, photos2, photos3, Lucas Q&A video)
  • Mountain Garrison does Star Fest plus Interviews!

Upcoming Events

Unit Anniversaries

  • Empire City Garrison – 11th Anniversary – in May
  • Southern California Garrison – 11th Anniversary – in May
  • Japanese Garrison – 10th Anniversary – in May
  • Imperial Officer Corps Detachment – 7th Anniversary – in May
  • Central Garrison’s Imperial 80th Squad – 4th Anniversary – May 8th
  • Taiwan Formosa Outpost – 4th Anniversary – May 14th
  • Garrison Excelsior – 4th Anniversary – May 15th
  • Mexican Garrison – 4th Anniversary – May 15th
  • Chinese Outpost – 1st Anniversary – May 15th
  • Terror Australis Garrison’s Knightfall Squad – 1st Anniversary – May 15th
  • Badlands Garrison’s Outer Rim Squad – 4th Anniversary – May 22nd

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • Star Wars artist Adam Hughes – May 5th
  • George Lucas – May 14th
  • Peter Mayhew – May 19th
  • Sir Christopher Lee – May 27th
  • Constantino Romero (Spanish Voice of Darth Vader) – May 29th

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