Sat., 7/2: Birthday Party (Plainfield, IL)
Sat., 7/2: Weird Al Concert (Aurora, IL)
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Sun., 7/3: Bartlett 4th of July Parade (Bartlett, IL)
We got our official invitation to be part of the Bartlett 4th of July parade again this year. This year is our 14th consecutive showing in this parade!!
Mon., 7/4: 4th of July Parade (West Peoria, IL)
We have once again be asked to participate in the longest running 4th of July parade in central Illinois.
Fri., 7/8: New Lenox Relay for Life (New Lenox, IL)
We have done the New Lenox Relay for Life event several times in past years. We have always been warmly welcomed and made a part of this event.
7/9: SW Night at Rivets Baseball Game (Loves Park, IL)
7/9: Kids' Muddy Madness (Morton, IL)
7/14: 3rd Children's Hospital Visit
7/16: Comic Book Mania Con (Elgin, IL)
7/17: CDH Child Life 2nd Annual Peds Picnic (Unknown, IL)
When a child's wish is something incredible
Members of the 501st Midwest Garrison Garrison responded to a call for help from Make-A-Wish Illinois to help grant brave young William his greatest wish: To become a Jedi and defeat Darth Vader. Joining forces with the Rebel Legion's Nar Shaddaa...
February 2016 Trooper of the Month
The 501st Legion extends its heartfelt congratulations and thanks to our February 2016 Trooper of the Month winner: Amy E Higgs -- BH 42297 of Garrison Corellia. http://i.imgur.com/WtU0k7p.png Amy has far exceeded expectations in her...
May the Fourth be with you, and may this news delight you
We would like to wish a happy Star Wars Day to all of our members and fans. For years now May 4th has been the date where fans worldwide celebrate Star Wars, and today we have an additional reason to celebrate....
This week members of 501st Legion Garrison Titan presented Seattle Children's Hospital with a check for $20,000 in charity donations, raised during a wildly successful Blast-a-Trooper event at Emerald City Comicon. Garrison Titan's membership have...
January 2016 Trooper of the Month
The 501st Legion extends its heartfelt congratulations to our January 2016 Trooper of the Month winner: Kevin Chamberlain, SL-4035 of Redback Garrison. http://i.imgur.com/HQQhn3B.jpg?1 Recently standing down as GCO of Redback Garrison...
You can be a Force For Change
We are pleased to announce an unprecedented partnership between the 501st Legion, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Lucasfilm?s Force For Change program. In the days leading to Star Wars Day on May 4th, Lucasfilm will match charitable donations made...
2016 started off as a rough year for Landen Palatino. Landen suffered multiple seizures that lead to the discovery of a tumor in his brain. After surgery removed the tumor, Landen was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer - an aggressive form of...
An extraterrestrial from the planet Vulcan
We are pleased to announce the completion of a new set of standards for Darth Vader: Back To The Future, as well as our first completed BTTF Vader. Congratulations to SL-77104 Cueloopz! http://i.imgur.com/cNvzkYi.png?1 The full...
Reinforcements have arrived.
The 501st recently met 7-year old Star Wars fan, Jake, at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con last weekend. Jake is disabled and has had a difficult time at school lately, so Jake?s father arranged to introduce Jake and his brother to the 501st. The UK...
May the luck of the Irish be with you!
Lá Fhéile Pádraig "Happy St. Patrick's Day from the 501st Legion. We hope you will join us in the celebrations we are attending across the world, and wish our Stormtroopers a bit of Irish luck with their aim." - 501st Ireland Garrison...