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Friday 26 April 2019

501st Newsletter Issue #13


 CT Sideways    26 Apr 2019
 None    Announcements

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News from the front!

CT Sideways, Chief News Editor
Thursday, April 25th, 2019

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      The updated campaign progress of the 501st Legion as described below seems to indicated the battle is going well for Republic forces. Initial intelligence indicates that we have found where the CIS leadership are located and are devising a plan to deal with them. Reports seem to indicate that the CIS attacked the civilian populace using a dirty bomb, procured possibly by mercenary Mandalorians. Efforts are being made to secure the civilian populace from the terrorists and install a Pro-Republic Government.

      Avalanche’s First Platoon has taken the time to run field training exercises on FOB Security and Patrols. This isn’t glamorous work, but it provides the necessary foundations for the security of the rest of The 501st Legion and the civilian populace on the planet. This is a job that has only been made more important due to the recent actions against the citizens of the planet from Separatist forces like the Mandalorian mercenaries who carried out the horrific dirty bomb attack on the good people of the planet in an effort to strike fear into those who wish to be free.

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     Second Platoon has spent time preparing for an upcoming push into the highlands of the planet, this upcoming offensive has the goal of eliminating the threat from organized CIS forces on the planet.

     Third Platoon has been tasked with the vital responsibility of restoring the civilian populace’s freedom of movement through the recapture of vital roadways and transportation hubs.

     Fourth Platoon has been taking a direct approach to ensuring the safety and prosperity of the planet’s people, doing key patrols through the area, securing towns and reinstall a peaceful regime on this planet.

     Acklay has been instrumental in counter-espionage operations, securing and investigating assets vital to the Legion’s operations.

     Onyx has proved invaluable once again by fulfilling much-needed support and direct-action operations.

     Razor, as always, has provided a backbone for the Legion by providing logistical and fire support with immense professionalism and precision.

    Casualty counts for the operations have been very low with a high kill/casualty ratio for all combat operations. Unfortunately, most deaths in the 501st seem to be the result of weapons malfunctions and terrorist attacks from Separatist terrorists.

    
     In summary, the operations of The 501st Legion on the planet have been largely successful, and final victory on the planet seems imminent.

Starwars Z6

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Promotions And News

Avalanche 1 -

Sticks (CT to Sr. CT)

“Kicked ass, took names, and cut through the enemy like a hot knife through butter. Also dropped a nuke” - CS-M Point


Avalanche 2 -

Stoanes(CT to Sr. CT), Purdy(CT to Sr. CT)

"Second platoon is looking to leave no survivors this weekend" - CS-M Crisis


Avalanche 3
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Sven (CT to Sr. CT)

“He's a bit weeby but he deserves it nonetheless, overall 3rd is doing good and ready for Friday.” - CC Ewik


Avalanche 4
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Fixit (CT to Sr. CT), Delaney (CT to Sr. CT)

“We welcome all 501st elements to pin any alleged war crimes onto 4-3” - CS-M Coward


Acklay -

"Acklay is doing well & working hard. We're on board to Assist Avalanche this weekend." - CC Lava


Onyx -

“The ARC Detachment is currently making preparations for a large scale assault over the weekend. We will be training on different variants of insertion and extraction methods along with testing of  weapons in CQC environments. We are very anxious to see what the future holds for this planetary system in the campaign and have nothing but positivity for our goals!” - CS-M Crow


Razor -

4 New Razors: Cadets CX-C Dog, CX-C Aspect, CX-C Slurps, and CX-C Dubbs.

2 Promotions: Ensigns CX-X Grizzly and CX-X Namenai


RTO
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Almost done with testing of the comms, Mynock is fitting well.

“Ewik is Ukrainian” - CI-O Roadboy

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DID YOU KNOW?

Don't forget to delete those map markers once the targets have been destroyed.

501st Trivia
Lieutenant Euler. Come back.

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501st News opinion doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinion of the entire community. If you’d like to help the news team, you can in many ways, including but not limited to, signing up for the news team, submitting an article, posting a piece of media or getting publicity for an event. For those interested, please contact either CT Sideways or CI Daedalus for more information. Your voice matters, let it be heard. We’re currently looking for journalists to collect stories, media and content and story writers to write articles. Also please consider donating to the 501st to help pay for server costs and help keep this community alive and well maintained. Photo credits: CR Naya, CT Stone and CT Zen Additional graphics by: CT Shifty and CT Daku

Chief News Editor: CT Sideways

News Editor: CT Sense

Writers and Journalists: CT Daku, CT Stone, CP Hoodoo, and CT Ruse


Saturday 20 April 2019

501st Newsletter Issue #12


 CT Sideways    20 Apr 2019
 None    Announcements

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SPLAT!

CT Sideways, Chief News Editor
Friday, April 19th, 2019

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     Greetings. Today's newsletter has some important information about one of the most distinctive detatchments of the 501st Legion. With the campaign resuming, the news team had a chance to talk to CC Lava about the Acklay airborne detatchment of the 501st. Whether it's their distinctive uniforms or their equally distinctive combat role, Acklay is a force to be reckoned with and serves their Republic well. CT Daku conducted an interview and he had the honor of writing the following story:




In our ever escalating conflict against the Separatist menace, one must recognize the value of striking a foe at their flanks or from where they least expect it. So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.



     It is with this idea in mind, the Acklay Detachment paints its canvas across the fields of battle like the most exhilarated of artists, leaping from the battle hardened LAATs of our Razor pilots to the sodden ground of the enemy’s back-lines. This reporter caught up with the Acklay HQ Commander CC Lava to discuss further the ins and outs of these airborne warriors.

    
When asked what the Acklay detachment is, the LAAT Jumper responded:

     “Acklay is an Airborne Detachment. We perform such duties as Infiltration behind enemy lines via High altitude Drops. General tasks usually are to raid, assassinate or disrupt enemy flow. Other duties include; Pathfinding, this is to find and secure LZ's for the main unit to start their assaults. Finally, QRF (Quick reaction force) to assist the main force when and where needed. Acklay practices these duties weekly to ensure we’re ready and efficient when called upon.”  - CC Lava


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     Inquiring more to this lieutenant regarding what this detachment and those within it mean to him as he continues his work from within, CC Lava replies further to this reporter:

     “I have been in the detachment for 600 days now. I have watched it grow and change vastly in that time. To this day it is still ever changing. Simply put, to me it’s home. An area in which I can devote my time to the big picture, the 501st. I'm very proud to say I'm a part of the detachment and hope to nurture it further.” - CC Lava

    
Since the birth of this Reporter in the labs of Kamino, It’s worth noting that the Acklay detachment itself has grown into a platoon element, itself full of personality and talent from across the 501st legion and directed into fashioning a skilled asset for command to use to pick apart an enemy at their legs.

    
But to what plans are in the future for a fighting force such as these?:

     “My plans for Acklay is minor currently. Acklay is updating our old SOPs to assist the 501st better. My near future plans would be a potential uniform update, it would be nice to have a new lick of paint. As I stated before Acklay is ever changing, given time who knows what the future may entail.” - CC Lava

    
As for you, fellow troopers of the 501st, you can apply yourself to achieve such a role of responsibility and high altitude by following this helpful advice that the reporter quizzed out of our Acklay Commander. When asked what would be said to those looking to join their detachment, CC Lava had this to say:

     “To those interested I would say practice. I was new to this two years ago and thanks to the members both past and present I have learnt vast amounts and continue to do so. To me a good mindset is primarily the most important. Having an interest to learn, the initiative to do so and the patience to perfect yourself. You will fail, time and time again, but it is your job alone to persevere. Don’t ever be afraid of trying.” - CC Lava

    
But of course, this reporter left the final question of utmost importance to last. Something we’ve all been waiting for! Whilst this reporter has tried tirelessly to create an item worthy of infantry flight and to no success; I finally get to ask directly towards the holder of such technology.

    
Can I has a Jet Pack?!:

     “I’m afraid I only have jump packs in my arsenal. That's my polite declination.” - CC Lava

    
Drat! Maybe next time...




     Maybe next time, indeed, Daku. While he figures out how to fly, I'd like to thank you all for continuing to read the 501st Newsletter. It is the dedicated work of our journalists like Daku that helps bring this news and stories like it to the public attention and the entire 501st Legion. We look forward to writing new articles and more great stories. Coming soon is the update for the ongoing Galactic Campaign and where the 501st will be deployed next. That and more in the 501st Newsletter...



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Promotions And News

Battalion HQ -

We’re going to the Outlands” - BC Jay

Avalanche HQ -

“I'm back in action and ready to the bring the hammer down.” - CC Player

Avalanche 1 -

Ruse (CT to Sr. CT), Duck (CT to Sr. CT)

1st platoon is ready to cut through the Savareen sector like a hot knife through butter.” -CS-M Point


Avalanche 2
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Riddle (CT to Sr. CT), Chaser (CT to Sr. CT), Maverick (CT to Sr. CT)

“We're doing better than the other two below us.” - CS-M Crisis


Avalanche 3 -
Drammon (CT to Sr. CT), Rebellion (CT to Sr. CT) and Courtney (CT to Sr. CT)
"Third platoon is doing great, ready for the next sector." - CS Andromeda

Avalanche 4 -

"4th Platoon is ready. For what? We're not sure. But we're ready for it." - CS-M Coward

Acklay -

"Everything's under control situation normal." - CC Lava

Onyx -

This week we’ve begun training for our newest candidates, CI Flux and CM Singed. They’re very early in the training process and we look forward to seeing what they can bring to the table

“Everyone thinks I’m from California” - CS-M Crow

Razor -

Flight Officers CX-P Kushiban, CX-P Exose, CX-P Zatama, CX-P Jaisus.

Flight Ensigns CX-X Shuffles, CX-X Grizzly, CX-X Keryl.

“I lead my formations. Leadership is about the people in your charge, not being in charge of the people. If you want to be a leader here it'll do you good to remember that.” - CX Scuba

Mynock -

“Your foe is well equipped, well-trained, battle-hardened. He believes his gods are on his side. Let him believe what he will. We have the tanks on ours.” - CC Klein

RTO -

“Coming to a conclusion stage of our testing”

“Ewik is a closet Estonian” - CI-O Roadboy


Zeta -

"The Zeta campaign is going to be fabulous, way better than any pseudo campaign Coward or Crisis can cook up. And our team are working together here in house in Zeta Company is set to be the best trade deal, in the history of trade deals, of all time!" - CC Machete


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DID YOU KNOW?

During the battle of Mygeeto, there are multiple clones in the background wearing Commander Bacara's armor.

501st Trivia

Lieutenant Euler has not seen the bright light of the God-Emperor of Mankind and his soul will be fed to the Gods of the Warp.

Join The LineJoin The Line

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501st News opinion doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinion of the entire community. If you’d like to help the news team, you can in many ways, including but not limited to, signing up for the news team, submitting an article, posting a piece of media or getting publicity for an event. For those interested, please contact either CT Sideways or CI-C Daedalus for more information. Your voice matters, let it be heard. We’re currently looking for journalists to collect stories, media and content and story writers to write articles. Also please consider donating to the 501st to help pay for server costs and help keep this community alive and well maintained. Photo credits: CM Lissy, CC Lava and CX-X Orange. Additional graphics by: CT Shifty and CT Daku

Chief News Editor: CT Sideways

News Editor: CT Sense

Writers and Journalists: CT Daku, CT Stone and CT Ruse


Friday 12 April 2019

501st Newsletter Issue #11


 CT Sideways    12 Apr 2019
 None    Announcements

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Wardens? Wardens!

CT Sideways, Chief News Editor
Friday, April 12th, 2019

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     Hello Clones! We have been busy down here at the 501st News team trying to get you the latest news on the Legion. After some restructuring and movements to the schedule, we’re back in action! This week we had CT Daku take an in-depth look into the life of a Warden, this is what he found:


    
Inter-Galactic War! It can be a tiresome & expensive occupation. It’s filled with the expected supply & management difficulties that make our adventures as clones for the Grand Army of the Republic more difficult [and yet so exciting] as we venture forth to whack every clanker we come across.
     
     Thankfully, you have Blaster Mags for such a task, as well as a plethora of assets to your disposal against the Separatist menace. But what happens when you run dry on those mags or supplies? What happens when the management of war can be too much for the already hard working command officers to handle as they morph every clone into a droid killing machine? Thankfully the Wardens of our grand unit have your back!

    
Interviewing Master Warden CX-W Flog, he kindly informs the News Team of the roles the Warden team undertake with their hard efforts and management skills:

     “We are the support for the support. Performing duties such as Re-arm, Repair, and Refuel or as I've started calling it, R3. We also perform the role of Air Traffic Control to maintain clear and proficient airspace above the FOB or outside of the Venator/Acclamator.” - CX-W Flog

    
This reporter also notes that these Wardens aren’t without teeth of their own, often seen in the ball-turrets of Republic LAATs as gun crews, ready to blast the droid army back into scrap at a moments notice. When asked about the overall effect the section has on the unit and its war effort, the Master Warden explains:

    
“For myself and my colleagues, we bring a new level of play for Support roles. We operate to support 2 detachments now so each Warden is being looked at now as having much higher standards to perform our jobs to the highest degree of professionalism. I haven't seen anything like this role in any milsim or starsim in Arma. I feel that this position is unique to the 501st and is necessary given how large we(501st) have become.” - CX-W Flog

    
The Warden’s creation & implementation into the StarSim scene has generated a wave of positive results for the Battalion as whole, with its members putting their time and effort into creating an efficient and more immersive experience which also offers unique ways for our Story-Writers & Campaign Management Teams to add extra layers to the overall adventures ahead. Adding further comment, you can assist in their efforts in future operations:

    
“When other sections listen to where we tell them to be and those members listen to our requests, everything flows much more smoothly. Of course we try to be as polite as possible when giving flight deck orders. Staying on whisper to talk with your squadmates allows us to hear our radios better.” - CX-W Flog

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When diving in through the window of the traffic control tower for final comment on the future of himself and his colleagues, the Master Warden informs this reporter:

     “My plans for Warden is to expand so that we can have more Wardens online doing each job that we can do. I hope to see a Warden on Tower(ATC radio), on R3 and infantry duties, at least 2 in the field with Mynock, one on Recon drone, and the rest in ball turrets. We've already hit three goals in the new year, new ranks, new uniforms, and representation in Leadership meetings. Give us time and I'm sure we’ll find something new and appealing for Warden to add to our repertoire.” - CX-W Flog

    
And as this reporter falls to his doom, I’d like to conclude this report with a thanks to the entire Warden staff for their commitment to making sure you have the assets you need where you need them, good work team! This is CT Daku signing out!

    
Now… If only I had a parachute…


    
With that ends another week of news from the 501st. With the Avalanche and other elements practicing hard for the next wave of campaign operations, so is the news team in bringing quality content to the members of the 501st Legion. During the course of the next few months we’ll be taking an in-depth look into more of the history and function of each part of the unit. Stick around for that and more!

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Promotions And News


Avalanche HQ -

Andromeda has taken over BLC due to CS-M Odin climbing in the ranks and an announcement will be coming soon for ALC.


Avalanche 1 -

“Excited to kick ass and take names when the campaign starts up again.” - CS-M Point


Avalanche 2 -

Stone (CT to Sr. CT)


Avalanche 3
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“We’re doing good.” - CC Ewik


Avalanche 4
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“Still Alive!” - CS-M Coward


Acklay
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“After the recent campaign, Acklay has doubled down on trainings, FTX's and Phase trainings. This cycle will mean that Acklay will be much more efficient next campaign cycle to assist the 501st as a whole. While there are many bumps in the road and challenges as well as with the recent reopening of recruitment to refill the ranks, I believe Acklay is heading in a good direction with a strong foundations. To everyone interested in what Airborne does or who we are, you are more than welcome to come talk with us. Contrary to the rumors, we don't bite!” - CC Lava


Onyx
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“We have just finished Assessment and selection with 2 passing members out of 40 applicants, CI Flux and CM Singed. We’re excited to bring them into the ARC Candidacy program.

Other than that, we’ve been creating new training topics we look to make accessible to the rest of the 501st!” - CS-M Crow


Razor -

“To see rules and procedures for Razor just click on our channels on TS. Not hard stuff to understand but you have to know it. Ask us if you have questions.” - CX Scuba


RTO -

Simon (CI-C to CI)

“Current testing for new comms systems are going well. Ewik's quote is wrong” - CI-O Roadboy


Medical -

CM Logic has returned to the Medical Branch

Fallout(CM-C to CM), Trip(CM-C to CM), Ares(CM-C to CM)

“We are beginning to test a new ACE Medical system that may be added into the main ACE system in the future” - CM-S Shade

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DID YOU KNOW?

Enfilade is the opposite of defilade.


501st Trivia

Lieutenant Euler is a man of taste and refined culture, as he romances Tali in every one of his Mass Effect playthroughs.


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501st News opinion doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinion of the entire community. If you’d like to help the news team, you can in many ways, including but not limited to, signing up for the news team, submitting an article, posting a piece of media or getting publicity for an event. For those interested, please contact either CT Sideways or CI Daedalus for more information. Your voice matters, let it be heard. We’re currently looking for journalists to collect stories, media and content and story writers to write articles. Also please consider donating to the 501st to help pay for server costs and help keep this community alive and well maintained. Photo credits: CP Kahn and CR-C Ruby. Additional graphics by: CT Shifty and CT Daku


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Writers and Journalists: CT Daku and CT Stone.


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