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…

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…

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…

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…

Why We Troop (TK-60918)

My interest in Star Wars developed when I was six years old. My father and I would watch ANH, ESB and ROTJ on the weekends on VHS. I collected star wars toys and created my own trilogies. Star Wars was important to me because it was time I could spend with my father away from…

Why We Troop (TD-2557)

My name is John Hopper, TD2557, also known as “Quartermaster”.   I have been a very proud member of the 501st Legion and Empire City Garrison going on 5 years now.  A Star Wars Fan you say?  No doubt, but there is much more to it than that for me. Like many who serve as volunteers…

Why We Troop (TK-10666)

I am TK-10666. My friends call me Red and my family calls me Anthony. I became a member of the Empire City Garrison of the 501st legion in December of 2012. Here is my story on how and why I am here. I was 5 years old when Star Wars: Episode IV (A New Hope)…

Why We Troop (TB-4651)

The above is a fair question that many in the 501st Legion have been asked before. Answers, like armor, vary from trooper to trooper. Our goal with this segment is to provide a “certain point of view” as it were to the men and women beneath the armor. Here will be revealed the heart of…