From the Desk of the CO, December 2017

Greetings citizens of the Empire! The month of December has brought some amazing things to us at the Empire City Garrison and the Star Wars fan community. The garrison did 25 events this past month. That has got to be some sort of a record for a month. I mean, there are only 31 days…

From the Desk of the CO, December 2017

Greeting’s citizens. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season as we are in the middle of it. This is always a fun time of the year for the garrison with all of the seasonal events that pop up among our regularly scheduled events. It’s been a while since I addressed our great people of…

Why We Troop, TK-97491

For those who don’t know me or have yet to meet me in person, my name is Allan Liefke. I have been a part of Empire City Garrison since February 2016 and a part of command staff as a Charity Representative since late 2016. I started with a classic A New Hope TK to get…

Alert All Commands!

Alert All Commands! Loyal followers and citizens of the Galaxy Empire, we will be implementing a change in the post schedule for the EMpire City Garrison’s blog. The first Wednesday of every month going forward will now be the Month in Review for the previous month, e.g. Month in Review, November 2017 will be posted…

Month in Review, October 2017

It’s been a busy month for the Galactic Empire and we’re not done yet!! On October 1st, the Empire City Garrison participated in two events. One for the March of Dimes and Walk NowFor Autism. At both events, our troopers took photos and shared smiles with the participants. Our own Scarbucket marched for his team…

Behind the Bucket: Imperial Officer Corps

Snap to attention, plastic boys and girls! It’s the Imperial Officer Corps you’re addressing this month with Behind the Bucket. Let’s talk about one of the most populous and (Disclaimer: Personal Opinion to Follow) possibly stressful costume detachments in the 501st. First, let’s address what is potentially stressful about being an officer. Aside from the…

Why We Troop, SL-34288

A little history about myself will help explain this. . . I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was about 5 years old when the original movie came out in 1977. The first movie I got to see in the theater was The Empire Strike Back. Back then that was all that there was…

From the Desk of the CO, October 2017

From the Desk of the CO: Greeting’s loyal citizens. First off, I’d like to thank you all for the support you gave the Empire City Garrison in the month of September. The mission pressed on and we certainly appreciated seeing you supporting charities that we support at our events, reacting to our social media and…

Month in Review, September 2017

Alert all commands and loyal citizens of the Galactic Empire! We bring you the Month in Review, September 2017. The ECGs began the month with a Force-ful start at two Force Fridays, celebrating the release of toys for Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. One of the many joys accompanying being a member of the Legion…

Behind the Bucket: ECG Heritage Month Edition

In September of 2015, Anthony Paladino (current CO of the ECG) sat down with Frank Usamanont (founding CO of the ECG) for an interview to gain insight into the earliest days of the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison. Anthony: How did you find out about the 501st legion?  Frank: Back in early 1999, I didn’t…

Why We Troop, DS-41311

I have always been a Star Wars fan from way back when I saw The Empire Strikes Back in the theater (1980) when I was 5. That film really opened the door for me to genre sci-fi and fantasy films and books. SW was my gateway and I never looked back. Fast forward to December…

From the Desk of the CO, September 2017

Greetings citizens of the Empire! A door has closed on another month and the Empire City Garrison has added some more incredible content to our history books. August brought us some great charity troops along with some fun events that impacted audiences on a much larger than normal scale. This past month we had at…