Why We Troop, TS-61937

When our CO Red asked me to write a blog entry about why I troop, I was a bit nervous. This would be the first time I’ve done something like this and I am still very much a rookie. He thought that the fact I was new would actually provide an interesting prospective. Obviously I…

From the Desk of the CO, August 2017

Greetings citizens! The heroes of the Empire City Garrison did it once again this past month. I’d like to send a shout out to all of those troopers who were able to get out and support the garrison’s events in July. I never get tired of expressing how happy and fortunate I feel to be…

July 2017, Month in Review

Greetings troopers, friends and followers of the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison! Let’s take a quick look at some of the amazing moments we experiences this July! San Diego isn’t the only convention in the USA. This month the ECG attended six conventions of various shapes and sizes! True they might not look like much…

Behind the Bucket: PathFinders

Greeting troopers and prospective recruits! We are back again with another detachment on this month’s Behind the Bucket featurette. Now, I won’t rehash the basics of what a detachment is and how to go about joining the forum(s) etc. Details can be found here: https://501ecg.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/behind-the-bucket-first-imperial-stormtrooper-detachment/ EXCEPT!!! We’re not talking about the FISD today. Much love to…

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Due to unauthorized personnel accessing the Imperial Archives on Scarif, this week’s Empire City Garrison article will be posted tomorrow. We apologize for any…No, get the one holding the data file not the one with the stick!!

Why We Troop, TK-4038

My name is Russell Augello, TK-4038. I have been with the Empire City Garrison since 2009, and currently serve as one of the garrison’s Public Relations officers. I’ve loved Star Wars since I first saw it at the age of 6, seeing the Stormtroopers cutting through the doors of the Tantive IV. I always thought…

From the Desk of the CO, July 2017

From the Desk of the CO: Greetings imperial citizens and galactic friends! Welcome to the July edition of the Empire City Garrison blog. Hopefully you all enjoyed the June edition as we have completed the first month of the re-launch of the Garrison blog. In that edition we introduced you to one of the Empire’s…

June 2017, Month in Review

As June draws to a close, let’s take look back at some of the great events troopers of the Empire City Garrison attended! The first two weekends of June, the ECG took Great Strides for CF in various locations including: Staten Island, Riverhead, Holtsville Zoo and Manhattan. Not soon after we Relayed for Life in…

Behind the Bucket: First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment

To provide better understanding to our fans and potential new members, we welcome you to a new feature titled Behind the Bucket. Here we will explore the detachments of the 501st Legion. First, what is a detachment? The 501st Legion subdivides itself into garrisons, outposts and squads based upon the number of troopers in a…

Why We Troop, TK-10466

So I have never been asked before to write an entry into a blog.  However, when I was approached by Anthony Paladino our CO and my Public Relations counterpart Danny Burke to create an entry I figured that I should give it a shot.  For those of you who do not know me out there…

From the Desk of the CO, June 2017.

From the desk of the CO Coming at you from a long time ago in a galaxy far far away is the Empire City Garrison of the 501st Legion. Well, actually we are coming from the Hudson Valley, 5 boroughs of NYC, and Long Island parts of New York in the United States. The garrison formed…

Why We Troop: ECG Heritage Month Edition BH-4703

Long time no see everyone, This past September the Empire City Garrison celebrated it’s first ever Heritage Month on Facebook. we decided to sit down with one of our longest active members, Bob DeSimone aka BH-4703 and ask a few questions. Here we go! What drew your interest to Star Wars? Well, given my age…