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  • Canadian Base

    What area does the base cover? Canada How many members does the base have? 48 members Does the logo have any special meanings to it?  The Canadian Base logo features a national symbol – the red Maple leaf. What is the base’s history? Canadian Base was one of the very first Bases formed back  in 2000, when the Legion formed! What are some recent events? So far this year, base members have attend the Montreal Comiccon, Reunion Stellaire Convention, Walk Now for Autism Speaks, London Santa Claus Parade Does the base have any Detachment units? Aurora Squadron (Pilots) Does the base have it’s own website? No, but they are on Facebook! Canadian Base Facebook Page Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Benelux Base

    What area does the base cover? Benelux Base serves the countries of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg. How many members does the base have? 46 members What is your base’s history? Originally started as a unit just for the country of Belgium, as membership in the area grew, it was decided to add in the members from the Netherlands and Luxemburg to give everyone in the area a full Base to call their own. The name was changed to Benelux Base to represent this: Belgium-Netherlands-Luxemburg. What are some recent events? Phantom Menace 3D movie opening, Antwerp Convention, F.A.C.T.S. Does the base have any Detachment units? Adega Squad (Troopers), Fighting Falcons Squadron (Pilots), Lowland Temple (Jedi) Does the base have it’s own website? Yes (click here for link), and we’re on Facebook (click here for facebook page). Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Blue Ridge Base

    What area does the base cover? The states of North Carolina and South Carolina (U.S.A.) How many members does the base have? 38 members Does your logo have any special meanings to it? The Blue Ridge Base logo is currently the only one in an octagon shape. It features the undulating Blue Ridge Mountains in shades of blue with a rising Rebel Firebird in the distance, and eight X-Wing fighters representing an icon from the original movie. What is the base’s history? Blue Ridge Base was formed in January 2010, having grown out of Freedom Base. Hope Diaz served as the first Base Commanding Officer, and Mark Stafford as the Base Executive Officer. The name was chosen to identify the region where the great Blue Ridge Mountains pass through both states. What are some recent events? So far this year, base members have attend events with the Durham Bulls Baseball team, Winston-Salem Children’s Museum, Victory Junction Children’s Camp, and the ConTempral Convention. Does the base have any Detachment units? Graveyard Squadron (Pilots), Kowakian Clan (Wretched Hive), Nexus Temple (Jedi) Does the base have it’s own website? No, but they are on Facebook and Twitter!  Facebook Page, Twitter Feed Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: ghostrider01

    Luis Alejandro Enrique Mendoza Larez, ghostrider01 – Outer Rim When did you join the Legion? 2005 Why did you join the Legion? I’ve always felt admiration for the rebellion, fighting against all odds and wear a rebel costume, became a target as SW fan What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not) My still under construction A-wing pilot costume, and my Snow-trooper. If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? Y or X wing pilot, and a Galactic Marine How has being a member affected your life? Meeting people from other nations, to link through the costumes and the enormous power of charity work… Besides learning many techniques to build pieces or props What would be your dream event to participate in? Celebration, and the Tournament of the Roses… ¨sigh¨ What has been your favorite event to participate in? A Venezuelan convention called Avalancha, and every charity work! Do you volunteer with other organizations? 501st legion What is your real life job? I am a sales consultant in a hardware store network Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Echo Base

    What area does your base cover?  Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania (U.S.A.) How many members does your base have?  133 What is your base’s history?  Echo is one of the founding bases of the Rebel Legion. Established in 2000, Echo Base once served the membership of the Rebel Legion from the Maine down to Maryland. Participating in events in the great cities of the Northeast. In 2005, New England area became Alderaan Base. Two years later, in 2007, Maryland became Terapin Base. Since 2000, Echo Base has had a number of notable members has Commanding Officer; like Ed O’Connell (Founder), Kate Nixon, Mary Alice Ladd, and myself. Each one moved Echo forward, improved, and stronger. In the past decade Echo has trooped many events, its members have served on many committees in the Legion and always are ready to help where ever or whoever needs assistance. Does your logo have any special meanings to it?  The base of the logo is white for the planet Hoth. The words, “North Ridge Patrol” is a homage to the Battle of Hoth in Empire Strikes Back, and of course the Rebel Snowspeeder, the iconic vehicle of the film is also an honor to the film. In general our logo and name promotes the film – Empire Strikes Back! Does your base have a favorite charity or annual event?   Seeing that Echo is a large territorial base, the membership have numerous charities and annual events, such as Buffalo Bison Star Wars Night; A Galaxy Far Away at the Museum of Play in Rochester, NY; NYCC; CHOP-Buddy Walk in Philadelphia, PA; Miracle Walk in New Jersey. Truly there are just too many to name!!! What are some recent events you’ve had?  Recently we have had DK Star Wars Summer Events, Minor League Star Wars Nights, Stand Up to Cancer with the New York Mets, and Christmas in July Fun Day with Toys For Tots in Tamiment, PA. Does your base have any Detachment units? (a temple, squadron, etc) Hawkbats Squadron (Pilots), Fire Team Echo (Rebel Troopers), and Blumfruit Temple (Jedi). Does your base have it’s own website?  No, but we are on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/35535512005/ Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Commander Cody

    Jason Rutledge, Commander Cody – Bespin Base Rebel Legion Commanding Officer When did you join the Legion? 2005 Why did you join the Legion? To further my knowledge of Star Wars costumes and to troop with like-minded individuals. What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not) Animated Commander Cody If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? If I had the correct body type? C-3PO. How has being a member affected your life? I’ve met some fantastic people through the Legion and am grateful for all the friends I have met through my experience! What would be your dream event to participate in? Any Make-A-Wish event, hands-down, those are the more rewarding events. What has been your favorite event to participate in? I don’t have one, but Star Wars Celebrations 5 & 6 come to mind, as does the local Holiday parade called “Parade of Lights” in Athens, Georgia. The parade takes place at night in early December. The streets are lined with Christmas lights and all the floats are decorated for the holiday. The crowds are always enthusiastic and cheer us on through the parade. Do you volunteer with other organizations? 501st Legion. What is your real life job? Building Manager. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Ra Kura Base

    What area does the base cover? Florida (U.S.A.) How many members does the base have? 161 members What is the base’s history? The Florida Base was actually one of the first bases, back when the Legion was formed in 2000 – under the leadership of Ken Ograyensek as the Base CO. Today, Ra Kura has grown into the second largest Base (by number of members). Does the base have a favorite charity or annual event? Every year Ra Kura is our “host base” for Star Wars Weekends, and does a wonderful job of welcoming dozens of members from around the world for the annual parades at Walt Disney World. What are some recent events? Arthritis Walk in Lake Eola Celebration VI Does the base have any Detachment units? Phoenix Squadron (Pilots), Bushwhacker Squad (Troopers), Sawgrass Clan (Wretched Hive), Stormfront Temple (Jedi), Swamp Rats Squad (Clones) Does the base have it’s own website? No, but they are on Facebook and Twitter! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ra-Kura-Base/359031450523?v=wall&ref=ts Twitter: http://twitter.com/rakurabase Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Skywalker2b

    Steve Michadick, Skywalker2B – Freedom Base When did you join the Legion? 16 July 2012 Why did you join the Legion? I’ve loved SW since I was 7 and always love seeing people dressed in SW costumes. Finally decided to take part and join the fun. Why Rebel vs. 501st? Because I’ve always favored the good guys. What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not) The only one I have, so far. One day I hope to be able to say that it’s Corran Horn. If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? I’d love to do a really articulate Admiral Ackbar. I’ve loved Ackbar since seeing him as a mail away “Revenge of the Jedi” figure on the card backs for ESB.  I’d also love to do a really good Luke on Tauntaun. How has being a member affected your life? I’ve done two troops so far: Spotsylvania Stars & Stripes Spectacular, and the National Symphony Orchestra’s Tribute to John Williams at the Wolf Trap. Both were extremely hot, but I had a great time at both. I find myself constantly looking at RL stuff and telling people about the Legion. I’m really looking forward to CVI! What would be your dream event to participate in? The premiere of Episode VII. What has been your favorite event to participate in? I’ve loved both of the troops I’ve done so far. I love meeting other costumers and seeing their costumes. I don’t foresee doing a troop that I don’t like, so I can’t really answer this question. Do you volunteer with other organizations? My wife and I are leaders for our church’s AWANAS program. We work with the K5-2nd grade kids. I also volunteer for various instrumental groups through our church (where I play trombone).  I’m also the XO of an online writer’s group called Red Squadron. It started out as a group of players of LucasArts’ X-Wing simulator games, but, since the game’s time has passed, we’ve evolved into a writers group. We’re always looking for new members, so if you’re interested, come check us out at http://crs-morningstar.net/comm-net/ and http://crs-morningstar.net/ What is your real life job? I’m an Asset Manager for the USMC. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: endorscout64

    Timothy P. Levan, endorscout64 – Echo Base When did you join the Legion? March, 2009 Why did you join the Legion? I joined the legion after reading an article featured on Star Wars.com . What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not)  My absolute favorite costume is the Rebel Fleet Trooper. No matter what kind of event I am attending, Comic Con, hospital, walk, etc; the public recognizes me. If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be?  If some one gave me a blank check, I would spend the time and money on C-3PO, Han Solo (ANH), Luke Skywalker (ESB), and a Bespin Guard (Love the shade of blue!) How has being a member affected your life?  Being a member has given me the opportunity to have friends, meet extraordinary personalities, and go to places I never though I would go. What would be your dream event to participate in? I have participated in so many events that would be categorized as a “dream”: Star Wars in Concert. Dream Lift for the Sunshine Foundation. But, if given an opportunity I would love to go and do Star Wars Weekends. What has been your favorite event to participate in?  The event closest to my heart is Star Wars Night with the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team in Wilmington, DE. The base has worked with the team on this event for three years in a row, each year it gets bigger and better. Do you volunteer with other organizations? I am also a member of the 501st Legion. What is your real life job? I work in the construction field. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Blue

    Beth Thornton, Blue – from Nar Shaddaa Base When did you join the Legion? April, 2005 Why did you join the Legion? I thought it looked like fun. What is your favorite costume to wear? Star Wars: Princess Leia Non Star Wars: Phoenix (x-men)     How has being a member affected your life? I met my husband by being a member. (Her husband is fellow member Trent Thornton – CC585.) I’ve also made friends across the globe that I would not have been able to do without being a member of the RL. What would be your dream event to participate in? I enjoy participating most different types of events. What has been your favorite event to participate in? Star Wars day at Discovery World in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   Do you volunteer with other organizations? I play in the clarinet section of the Sheboygan Pops Concert Band and I am the Treasurer for Pine Ridge Campground in Waldo, WI. What is your real life job? I work in Treasury and Risk Management for a company in Milwaukee, WI. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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