Saturday 20 June 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #43


 Administrator    20 Jun 2020
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501st Newsletter Issue #43

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
June 19th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #43! Make sure to keep an eye out for our next article to be released this next friday, 6/26! In this issue, you might see some reused material (for example, the Film Festival announcement). This is in order to continue promotion of certain items.

 

    We appreciate your continued loyalty to our content, and encourage suggestions and ideas from the community. If you have a cool video project you would like showcased, or that you believe would be a cool addition to our News content, feel free to message myself (CX-X Canik), or CT Momentum.

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

501st Film Festival

 

 

    As most of you may know, our recruitment video posted on the 501st Website and accompanying Youtube channel is really out of date. As such, CC Player announced last week that we will be holding a 501st Film Festival in tandem with the search for a new unit-wide recruitment video! With limits as high as the sky, you can make a video based on the epic drama and warfare we find in the field, or one that is a romantic comedy about a pilot and his LAAT. The purpose is to show the fun and exciting things we do in this unit. 

 

"All that being said BN recognizes the hard work that it is to truly create a video to showcase the unit which is why we are announcing the first ever 501st Film Festival Contest. The way this contest will work is anyone can submit a video to the unit for a chance to win a $100 Steam gift card. This Film Festival will run from today June 2nd-July 1st and the winner will be decided by the community. Later today there will be a channel on Discord created to submit your Videos to the community, and people can vote with using the 359180206851751937 emoji on the video they think best encapsulates the experience we offer here in the 501st." ~CC Player

 

 If you have a video you would like to submit, feel free to post it in the #501st-film-festival channel found in Official 501st Discord!

 

   

     

News

  

 

Event Management: Event Management is looking for individuals who have a keen sense of planning, and would like to help with Events. This would include planning with different event hosts, assisting as zeus for FotM events, and more! Anyone interested is highly encouraged to message CS Pro for more information. Additionally, keep you eye out and be ready for the next Flavor of the Month!

 

 

 Recruitment: As new potential members join our Teamspeak, the Recruiters are some of the first people they will interact with. As such, it is always important to leave a good impression. As they set up the recruit with the mods to join us on server for fun, they also make sure the new recruits have read our rules and guidelines which are important to a Community our size. Recently, the Recruitment personnel have undergone some backend changes in order to make the process easier for both the recruit and the recruiter, as the entire occurrence can sometimes seem long and drawn out. Recruits are always encouraged to join fun ops as soon as their mods are finished, which is the best way to prepare for BCT. RECRUITS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND BCT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ON OUR SERVERS!

 

 

TCW Mod Team: The TCW Team is always looking for new members! No experience is required, only an eagerness to learn and contribute. The TCW Team has people who would be more than happy to teach and help provide resources for learning. For those with modding experience, they are looking for people who are interested in texturing, as well as Modelers, Importers, and Scriptures. If you have experience, or would like to gain some, feel free to message CI-S Purdy for more information!

 

 

 News

 

"We're putting an A.P.B. on CW-M Archon. He was last seen pitching a fence near his home last weekend. We have reason to believe he's lost, scared and alone, any information that leads to his rescue would be greatly appreciated." - CS-M Odin

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

News:Avalanche and Cyclone will be having a few more weeks of FTXs in order to work with Acklay and bring a squad to each platoon FTX.

No Promotions

From this point forward saying or referencing 'Femboy Hooters' at an Avalanche or Cyclone event is punishable by death.” - CC Crisis

  

  

 

 Cyclone HQ

News: Cyclone Company HQ is running smoothly as they continue to improve and adjust as needed.

No Promotions

“Praise be to thou lord Morphine and Epinephrine” - CM-P Moist

 

 

Acklay HQNKC850c

News: Acklay will be opening Ride-A-Longs sometime next week. Keep an eye open in #acklay-public!

Promotions: Jan (CS to CS-M), Kyrptic (Vt. CT to CP).

“It's like I always say boys. If you would stop getting shot, you wouldn't need to come see me" CM-S Navo

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions: Kamikaze (CR-C to CT), Saiko (CR-C to CT), Castle (CR-C to CT), Crimson (CR-C to CT), Skynyrd (CR-C to CT), Akira (CR-C to CT), Stretch (CR-C to CT), Ignis (CR-C to CT).

“Habas wont stop stealing all the paperwork”- CW-P Ripjaw

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

Recruitment:1-1 has one Krayt Trooper Slot Open, and 1-3 has one Medic Slot Open.

Promotions: Hoodoo (CS to CS-M).

“Unknown Fact: CM-P Corey is actually 4’2 in real life” - CM-T Roster

  

 

  

Avalanche 2New2ND

Recruitment:2-1 has one Medic Slot Open.

Promotions: Wag (CR-C to CT).

“No, Corey isn’t holding me hostage. I for one love our new medic overlord.” - CM-P Cor

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

Recruitment: 3-2 has two Trooper Slots Open, 3-3 has one Krayt Trooper Slot open

Promotions: Bjorn (CS to CS-M), Storm (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Singed (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Crebar (Sr. CT to CP)

“At least we’re not digging anymore, and we have torn down the trench shrine from the other guys” - CS-M Bjorn

  

 

 

 Cyclone 1

Recruitment:1-1 has one Squad RT slot open, 1-3 has Two Trooper slots open

No Promotions.

“CI-P Buggs Still owes me 20 bucks for being the best RTO in 4th plt” - CP Dusty

 

 

 

 Cyclone 2

Recruitment: 2-1 has one Squad RT Slot Open.

Promotions: Fixit (Vt. CT to CP), Clover (CR-C to CT), Ezri (CR-C to CT).

“Cyclone is doing well in it’s developmental phase, however we are eager to join in the galactic campaign so we can [501st-censor] up some droids” - CS Shadow

 

 

 

 Cyclone 3

Recruitment:3-1 has one Trooper Slot Open and one Medic Slot Open, and 3-3 has one Trooper slot open

No Promotions.

"Since adding both Mark and Spark to Platoon HQ, I am beginning to rethink Cyclone 3 Platoon staff naming conventions." - CC Andromeda   

 

  

 

Acklay 1NKC850c

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are open at this time.

Promotions: Shinpho (Sr. CT to CP), Sideways (CT to Sr. CT).

"I am excited for some of our ride-a-longs to get accepted so we can start their haz-. I mean training." CS Exod

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are open at this time.

No Promotions.

“Rearmed and ready to Go” - CM-P Lich

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: For the month of June, all RTOs are permitted the same permissions as Razor Candidates, being allowed to ride with Razor pilots. This is in conjunction with RTO Leadership in order to give both parties a point of view in order to progress towards better communications.

Promotions: Ajax (CR-C to Jr. Cadet), Lemartes (CR-C to Jr. Cadet)

"Rule one: No matter what else, fly the aircraft" - CX-X Aspect

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: Mynock continues to train and familiarize themselves with procedures in order to best bring their firepower to the field.

Promotions: Osprey (CP to CS).

“Everyone welcome back Reck from his 3 year LOA” - CS-M Zulu

 

 

 

RTORadio2

News:New RTO training has been released, and re-certification is going smoothly!

No RTO Promotions

“Purdy is looking for more interns to help with paperwork” - CI-S Purdy

 

 

 

MedicalMedic

News: There is a shiny new Medical Roster!

No Medical Promotions.

“Medical Corps would like to welcome back CM-P Reck from his 3 year LOA” - CM-P Corey

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 

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TEN IN TEN!

(Format for Ten in Ten (until a new rework is done); 1Q = 1st Question, A = Answer)

 

This Week we caught CT Versa, A Senior Trooper In 3-2!

1Q: Where are you from?
A: I am from Miami, Florida

 

2Q: What's it like growing up there, and what did you do growing up?
A: I grew up in the hood, and [REDACTED]

 

3Q: I remember you saying you were a DJ. How did you get into that?
A: I always liked music growing up, death metal, techno, rap, anything and everything. No favorite artist, if it goes hard, it goes hard, you feel me?

 

4Q: What is it like being a DJ?
A: Crippling anxiety. You understand what you're doing, you understand the basics of it, and you know how to execute it, it's just sometimes the stage fright gets to you. If you mess up, its gonna suck. 

 

5Q: Coming from my perspective, I dont know how to DJ. What do you do?
A: So in clubs, they have a big $10,000 machine where you mix on thats hooked up to the speakers, and you just plug in your USB (or laptop if you have an extreme amount of music) and your headset and your setup is done. [...]I just go out there without a plan, no playlist. You have to know what songs you have, and try to continue with the vibe, you have to read the room, you know? Everything revolves around a four count. You usually use the beat of the song to count the four beats. And then every sixteenth measure something changes. Like they add an effect so you gotta listen to the song and match where it is and count yourself in so the beat’s in sync. Then you gotta mix it in slowly or fast depending on how you wanna DJ and shit. You don’t wanna transition when it’s going hard cause it’s gonna sound off. I have a PC so I use FruityLoops. There’s Ableton but it’s advanced and it doesn’t hold your hand. FruityLoops is easier but you still make good shit with it. There’s Garageband - you can do what any other good DJ does on your phone with Garageband.

 

6Q: What do you like to eat?
A: Right now I'm eating clean. Vegetarian/Vegan. I have vegan protein, which is like a protein shake but cleaner for your body. If it werent for eating clean, I'd say Pasta. Carbs. Definitely pasta. Alfredo Pasta.

 

7Q: You're currently a Bartender, right?
A: Yeah, I like it a lot. Talking and bullshitting with people. One thing I’m good at is bullshitting. I make my money by sweet talking people and talking shit with them. Make them feel good and get them more drinks and make more money. You learn about stranger’s lives more than you care to know. I have stories - like - I have hella stories from work. No where else would you hear this or deal with this.

 

8Q: How did you get into the bartending business?
A: One of my boys was working there and he told me to come through cause the bartender there sucked ass. So I was like, “[501st-censor] it, I’ll go.” I applied and my boy chatted me up and they hired me.

 

9Q: What is your dream job?
A: I don’t know, maybe open my own bar. I don’t know. I make good money bartending. Having my own bar would be dope as [501st-censor]. I like the science behind making drinks, experimenting and shit.

 

10Q: Where do you want to be in the unit?
A: I don’t know. If I have the time, maybe platoon commander. Infantry shit. I haven’t decided where I wanna go. Maybe run my own squad first.

 

 

  

Content Creators

 

 

Interview with CT Kitsune

Name, Stream ID, Twitch, Youtube: GT_Kitsune (steam), GT_Kitsune (Twitch)GT_Kitsune (Youtube)

How long have you been streaming?: About 3 years

What games do you primarily stream?: Shooters, RPGs, Milsims, as well as streaming art.

What is a basic stream schedule for potential viewers to follow?: 8pm EST Thursdays and Fridays for Arma Ops and trainings with sporadic streams through the week

 

 

 

 

 

 

501st News Team opinion doesn’t reflect the opinions of the entire community. If you’d like to help the news team bring in new information, you can by signing up for the news team, submitting an article, posting a piece of media or getting publicity for a custom event you’re hosting. For those interested, please contact either CX-X Canik, CT Momentum, or one of the editors for more information. Your voice matters, let it be heard. We’re currently looking for writers to collect stories, media and content. Feel free to leave comments  below on what you think.  Also please consider donating to the 501st to help pay for server costs and help keep this community alive and well maintained.

 

Publisher: CX-X Canik
Assistant Publisher: CT Momentum

Chief Newsletter Correspondent: CX-X Canik
Correspondents: CM Sunshine, CW Super, CM-P Cor
Graphic Designers (Headers, BARC, etc): CS Jupiter, CT Dragon


Saturday 06 June 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #42


 Administrator    06 Jun 2020
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501st Newsletter Issue #42

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
June 5th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #42! Due to some schedule conflictions and technical errors, the Krayt article was postponed until today (You can READ IT HERE!). The News Team thanks everyone for their continued support as we push through new ideas and work on quality and consistency. We will be publishing another article this upcoming Friday in order to maintain our consistency standards we try to hold ourselves accountable to. Within our team we have had excellent progress from our new Media staff (CM Target, CT Habivi, CT Arcanist), with Target publishing a quick video recap of our campaign in tandem with the Story Writers and our own War Correspondence. We have some awesome projects in the works that would allow you the community to be more interactable with our team, as well as a lot of great article ideas in the works! Lastly, for Cyclone Logos, we are not including any this week, as I do not have any official logos in my possession at this time. Sorry Cyclone!

 

    We appreciate your continued loyalty to our content, and encourage suggestions and ideas from the community. If you have a cool video project you would like showcased, or that you believe would be a cool addition to our News content, feel free to message myself (CX-X Canik), or CT Momentum.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

501st Film Festival

 

 

    As most of you may know, our recruitment video posted on the 501st Website and accompanying Youtube channel is really out of date. As such, CC Player announced last week that we will be holding a 501st Film Festival in tandem with the search for a new unit-wide recruitment video! With limits as high as the sky, you can make a video based on the epic drama and warfare we find in the field, or one that is a romantic comedy about a pilot and his LAAT. The purpose is to show the fun and exciting things we do in this unit. 

 

"All that being said BN recognizes the hard work that it is to truly create a video to showcase the unit which is why we are announcing the first ever 501st Film Festival Contest. The way this contest will work is anyone can submit a video to the unit for a chance to win a $100 Steam gift card. This Film Festival will run from today June 2nd-July 1st and the winner will be decided by the community. Later today there will be a channel on Discord created to submit your Videos to the community, and people can vote with using the 359180206851751937 emoji on the video they think best encapsulates the experience we offer here in the 501st." ~CC Player

 

 If you have a video you would like to submit, feel free to post it in the #501st-film-festival channel found in Official 501st Discord!

 

 

501st Stickers:

 (Per BC Jay)

   

"I know ALOT of people were interested in buying or getting their hands on 501st stickers.

  

It just so happens that we do have 50. Though we're limited on mailing these to the US only for the time being. The sales of these will be towards the 501st! For 8$ USD, you can have these shipped to you.

  

These are 3 Inch x 3 Inch stickers. If you're interested in these, please contact me FIRST via discord pm's (before you send anything with PayPal) or you can catch me in the Team Speaks TownHall to ask some questions if you got them! (These will help us afford to give out more free stickers and other things in the future) With that being said, once all the new platoons and detachments send in their new logos I'll be able to start the merch store up! Hopefully, 501st stickers will be the first thing on there so people outside the US can get their hands on them too.

  

These are not holographic like the other ones given away.

 32 Left <--- As of the posting of this announcement"

   

     

News

  

 

Event Management: Currently nothing extravigant is occuring within the Event Management Team, however as a reminder, our "Flavor of the Month" for the month of June is Unsung/Vietnam! Get ready for some Creedence Clearwater blasting through the speakers, and the whoomping of Huey blades as many events are being held, including some unique player ran campaigns, PVP events, and more. 

 

 

 Recruitment: As new potential members join our Teamspeak, the Recruiters are some of the first people they will interact with. As such, it is always important to leave a good impression. As they set up the recruit with the mods to join us on server for fun, they also make sure the new recruits have read our rules and guidelines which are important to a Community our size. Recently, the Recruitment personnel have undergone some backend changes in order to make the process easier for both the recruit and the recruiter, as the entire occurrence can sometimes seem long and drawn out. Recruits are always encouraged to join fun ops as soon as their mods are finished, which is the best way to prepare for BCT. RECRUITS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND BCT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ON OUR SERVERS!

 

 

Discord Management: As the Discord Admin, I want to reiterate my latest announcement on the discord. If you have a channel you would like to see made, or any changes, please make sure you speak with BC Jay, CC Cruisie, or CC Player (this list may extend soon), and THEN submit a Discord Bug Report Form. If you have a permission issues (Help! I cant see (insert channel) and I'm supposed to!), you may message myself (CX-X Canik) directly to get it fixed, but you must STILL fill out the form mentioned. This is so I have a form of record keeping for my personal changelog that a future Discord Admin may view. Thank you!

 

 

 News

 

CC Player has been billeted to Battalion XO!  He’s a good boy, and will follow orders - Wait, this isn't Ghost. - BC Jay

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

News: Avalanche HQ members are hard at work organizing the Cyclone expansion, slotted to officially take place this Sunday after all platoon Operations have been completed. 

No Promotions

We are happy to have successfully executed Phase 6. We are looking forward to the exciting future this expansion will bring to the unit” - CC Crisis

  

  

 

 Cyclone HQ

News: Cyclone Company HQ is running smoothly as they continue to improve and adjust as needed.

No Promotions

"All I see are acceptable casualties” - CS-M Sam 

 

 

Acklay HQNKC850c

News: Acklay will be opening Ride-A-Longs sometime next week. Keep an eye open in #acklay-public!

Promotions: Navo (Sr. CP to CS)

"I heard yelling from Ricochet about his spaghetti in the halls. Please ensure he is well fed.” - CC Lava

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions: Voltage (CR-C to CT), Ghilly (CX-W to CT), Lemartes (CR-C to CT), Urse (CR-C to CT)

"Broad has escaped me. Rats! Oh well, hi Ripjaw."- CC Fancy

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

Recruitment: 1-1 has one Trooper Slot Open, and 1-3 has one Medic Slot Open.

Promotions: Sour (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Spud (CT to Sr. CT), Akaan (Sr. CT to CP).

“Hope everyone is staying safe out there w/ all the protests and covid!” - CC Point

  

 

  

Avalanche 2New2ND

Recruitment:2-1 has one Medic Slot Open, 2-2 has one Squad RT and one Team Lead Slot Open, and 2-3 has one Squad RT Slot Open.

Promotions: Stoanes (CP to Sr. CP), Rathalos (CT to Sr. CT).

“2nd platoon is adapting to the new changes and is doing well. Also, did you know that it is in fact not delivery? It’s Bjornio.” - CS-M Pompano

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

Recruitment:3-1 has one Trooper and one Team Lead Slot Open, 3-2 has one Trooper Slot Open, and 3-3 has one Squad RT, and two Medic Slots Open.

Promotions: Flooded (CT to Sr. CT).

Radda radda radda, radda radda .... radda - CS Bjorn

  

 

 

 Cyclone 1

Recruitment: 1-1 has one Team Lead and one Medic Slot Open

Promotions: Adhock (Sr. CT to CP), Dusty (Sr. CT to CP)

 

 

 

 Cyclone 2

Recruitment: 2-1 has one Squad RT, and 2-3 has one Squad Leader and two Trooper Slots Open

No Promotions

 

 

 

 Cyclone 3

Recruitment: 3-1 has one Medic Slot, and 3-3 has one Team Leader Slot Open

Promotions: Iron (CR-C to CT) 

  

  

 

Acklay 1NKC850c

Recruitment: Coming Soon.

Promotions: Nobear (CS to CS-M), Scarab (Sr. CT to CP)

"I stole Ricochet's Spaghetti again" - CS-M Nobear

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

Recruitment: Coming Soon.

Promotions: Grinch (CS to CS-M), Lich (Vt. CT to CP), Snarley (Sr. CT to CP), Daku (Vt. CT to CP), Viking (Vt. CT to CP)

"Don't take drugs from Lich, he fills them with cordial." - CS-M Ricochet

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: For the month of June, all RTOs are permitted the same permissions as Razor Candidates, being allowed to ride with Razor pilots. This is in conjunction with RTO Leadership in order to give both parties a point of view in order to progress towards better communications.

No Promotions

"Rule one: No matter what else, fly the aircraft" - CX-X Aspect

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: Mynock IEA has come to a close, and with it, there are 5 new members in Mynock.

Promotions: Mercy (CR-C to CT), Dragon (Sr. CT to CP)

“I am officially calling Captain Lava to share his ill-gotten pirate treasure with the rest of Hailstorm Battalion” - CS-M Zulu

 

 

 

RTORadio2

News:New RTO training has been released and many people will need to be re-certified.

No Promotions

We have officially rolled out our new training should make it easier for those interested in RTO to do it - CI-S Purdy

 

 

 

MedicalMedic

News: There is a shiny new Medical Roster!

Medical Promotions: Lich (CM-T to CM-P), Nidus (CM-C to CM), Aedan (CM to CM-T), Parker (CM-C to CM)

Medical is doing well as of now however we are always looking for new people interested in becoming a medic. If you are interested in medical, trainings are held Mondays 6:30pm EST, all are welcome. - CM-P Corey

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 

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501st News Team opinion doesn’t reflect the opinions of the entire community. If you’d like to help the news team bring in new information, you can by signing up for the news team, submitting an article, posting a piece of media or getting publicity for a custom event you’re hosting. For those interested, please contact either CX-X Canik, CT Momentum, or one of the editors for more information. Your voice matters, let it be heard. We’re currently looking for writers to collect stories, media and content. Feel free to leave comments  below on what you think.  Also please consider donating to the 501st to help pay for server costs and help keep this community alive and well maintained.

 

Publisher: CX-X Canik
Assistant Publisher: CT Momentum

Chief Newsletter Correspondent: CX-X Canik
Correspondents: CM Sunshine, CW Super, CM-P Cor
Graphic Designers (Headers, BARC, etc): CS Jupiter, CT Dragon


Friday 05 June 2020

ARC: A NEW AGE, A KRAYT AGE


 Administrator    05 Jun 2020
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ARC: A NEW AGE, A KRAYT AGE

The Legion’s Eyes & Ears

  Publisher: CX-X Canik
Editor: CT Momentum
Journalists: CX-X Shnuffles, CT Daku, CT Toast

 

 

 

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Introduction

 

 

Since the closure of the Legion’s “Onyx” ARC detachment, officers from varying parts of the 501st have been hard at work finding a solution to the Legion’s need for not only a new breed of ARC, but a new breed of trooper. The answer was clear, but the work ahead of them would be a long and arduous process. 

 

 

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    Enter the Krayt program.

 

 

“When Onyx had closed down, my first reaction was not a joyful one - I wasn’t excited to see Onyx closing, I was dreading the loss of something that was both integral and interesting to our community. At the end of the day, Jay made what I think was a hard call, and Onyx was shut down. With Onyx’s closure, we went to work planning out an alternative, a second-pass so to speak.” - CC Player

 

A new breed of Advanced Recon Commandos, with the drive and determination to lead the charge against the forces of the confederacy where needed to fill the void left by those that walked before them. These troops would excel in scouting and reconnaissance, and by doing so, ensuring the path is clear for their squadmates.

 

 Not only that, but by embedding the ARC troopers into general infantry squads, you can now expect to see a new level of diversity and flexibility with your respective Krayt Trooper.“The goal for this is to work on fostering a “mentoring mindset” for our 3rd Generation of Troopers.” said CT Bronson, one of the the Krayt program’s newest members. “We want them to come out being approachable, someone that the squad is comfortable with. More akin to a “big brother” figure.” This mentorship and potential originality would give infantry squads giving you that little spark of ingenuity. and spotting those key points across the battlefield. The intention is to make them key to any team element and adaptable to any situation where called upon.

 
 

With an objective of need in mind; the interviews that Battalion conducted during the initial recruitment phase for the Krayt program contrasted the previous ways of Onyx. Player was enlightened us into some of the new goals for the position. “Disregarding what lore tells us, we were looking for role models in the community that everyone in the community could look up to. Someone that a new CR could see and strive to be like. There was no clear “goal” for what we wanted Krayt to be, it was what we wanted the ARC troopers to be, and what Avalanche (and now cyclone) needed them to be.”  Whereas Onyx sought to assess candidates in-part on a virtual setting, Battalion made a point that Krayt candidates would be selected based on their character, essentially picking apart who they were and mold them to become wealths of knowledge for others.

  
 
 
 
 
 

A New Breed of TrooperKrayt Banner

 

 

“A big thing from me is that here at the Company & Battalion level, there’s always initiatives taken to provide the troopers with “a bigger toolbox” so to speak. We wanted to give them the tools they need to succeed so that everyone has a baseline knowledge and gets a grasp of what they’re doing. In no way are the things we teach our ARCs unique or vastly special from what anyone else within the unit should be doing. We’d like to see Krayt troopers integrate what they learn here into the community as a whole. 

 

They’re role models, but they aren’t ahead or “on top of” their peers. Lead from within, not from without.” - CS-M Odin

  

Ready and on-call for any challenge presented to them, the Legion’s Krayt troopers were selected to become the Battalion’s finest. Both candidates and graduates of the Krayt Program were representatives of what the Legion needed in its community, leaders that could promote a positive environment, one that would allow the troopers they work alongside to not only better themselves, but those around them.

 

“From what I’ve heard and what I’ve seen, it seemed that leadership intended for Krayt troopers to amplify Avalanche’s effectiveness. To promote growth within the platoons they were embedded within and perform to the best of their ability.” - CT Kitsune

 

“The training highlights smaller group tactics, maneuvering in small teams accompanied the training as well, which built a level of trust and comfort among team members. With that, I envisioned Krayt Troopers as those that would be putting their best foot forward to be role models in the community when we get together we’re capable of achieving in any environment.” - CT Bronson

 

Battalion and the candidates that have already been accepted into the ARC program look towards easy sailing, and a stellar future where they can continue to perform at the best of their abilities. Providing the members of the 501st around them with both guidance and the proper mindset to approach tomorrow’s challenges. Growing in both virtue, and leadership as time passes

 

“With Phase 6 in our future, the Krayt Program is being expanded with Cyclone. Cyclone's ARCs will be known as Nexu and platoon ARC selections will continue. Down the line ARCs may be able to be used for recon and path-finding before we go to a planet, just like Acklay. Acklay will still be used for path-finding, but the ARCs will give us another tool to use in case Acklay is being used elsewhere.” - CC Crisis

 

“In the future I’d like Krayt to expand on what it is now, in addition to that I’d like for their member retention to remain constant. Everyone can agree with me on this, I don’t want to see ARC turn into what it was before, where it became so out of tune that it was unrecognizable.” - BC Jay

 

With this, the 501st Legion expands its “Tool-box” with quality members from within its community for application towards the war effort and a brighter future ahead. Look forward to the next time, when we whip up a bit of a whirlwind so keep an eye out for the center of the storm!

 

 

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