Upcoming Events
Sat., 11/1: Second Annual MWG Bonfire/Cookout (Arcola, IL)
Top Secret

Sat., 11/15: Best Day Evuh Gala (Woodridge, IL)
This will be our fourth year participating in this. We had a fantastic turnout last year and I would love to see an even greater presence.

Sat., 11/15: Fight 4 Chris (Glen Ellyn, IL)
This is a fund raising event for a special person we visited.

Thu., 11/27: Thanksgiving Day Parade (Chicago, IL)
Tune into the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade on WGN 9 Chicago as the Garrison will be marching in it along with many other organizations

Sun., 12/21: Family Pops Concert (Joliet, IL)
Revel in the drama of music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones performed live!

1/10: John Williams Tribute (Rockford, IL)

1/10: Star Wars Night at the Peoria Rivermen Hockey (Peoria, IL)

1/24: MWG Formal (Schaumburg, IL)

2/21: Thunder Hockey (Bloomington, IL)

5/2: Library Comic Con (Oak Lawn, IL)

 
Legion News
The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for July 2014
We had three nominees for Legion Trooper of the Month for July 2014, and each of them has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Andrew Kudryavtsev, TK-25007 of the Russian Outpost was nominated for designing and building a professional-grade, Death...

In Memoriam: Scott Smith TI-42167
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/ScottSmith-554crop_zpsc86446ae.jpg Scott "Cajunwolfe" Smith, IC-42167 of the 501st Legion?s Bast Alpha Garrison, passed away on the 5th of October, 2014. His...

501st Mission Spotlight: Induction of TI-77400
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/PeterAllen-Line-up_zpsbd695349.jpg What started out as a simple request to have someone recognized as an honorary member of the New England Garrison quickly evolved into...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for June 2014
In June, we had two Legion Trooper of the Month nominees: Thomas Gardner of Carolina Garrison and Jody McQuarters of the Midwest Garrison . Both troopers have been instrumental in long-term planning for major events within their units. It's this kind...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for May 2014
The 501st had no less than six nominees in May for Legion Trooper of the Month! Showing the great breadth of the Legion's good influence across the world, the runner-up nominees were: Fabrizio Prosperi, TR-5055 , of Belgium: FanWars Garrison; Jay D....

In Memoriam: Barbara Pallor TI-1729
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/BarbaraPallor-crop554_zps3de45cde.jpg Barbara ?Bärbel? Pallor (TI-1729) of the 501st Legion?s Austrian Garrison, passed away on the 17th of September, 2014. Formerly a...

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...

 
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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Events for June 2, 2012

Joliet Star Wars Day III :: Joliet, IL

Come on out to the Joliet Library where they dedicate the day to everything Star Wars
Brookfield Library :: Brookfield, WI

The Wisconsin Garrison wanted to let you all know that this long running troop will be held again this year and is inviting everyone to drive up and have fun.
Open Cockpit Days :: Bloomington, IL

Prairie Aviation Museum in Bloomington IL is theming one of their Open Cockpit Days for Star Wars.
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