News Letter Issue #47
Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #47! It has been a long time since we have posted a new Newsletter. We in the News Team have been working to improve and change over the past few months and will continue to bring information to the unit.
News: Avalanche is very excited to continue the push for removing SWOP with various platoons running ops on the test server.
“We are excited to begin the steps to go SWOPless” -CS-M Sam
“We're optimistic about our next campaign cycle, and exited to get rid of SWOP.” - CW-M broad
News: Zeta company continues to provide Reservists when and wherever needed
Promotions: CT Wizard (CR-C to CT) CT Spice (CR-C to CT) CT Spider (CR-C to CT) CT Cash (CR-C to CT) CM-C Benitez (CR-C to CT) CT Cato (CR-C to CT) CT Cortes (CR-C to CT) CT Blackeye (CR-C to CT) CM-C Chatter (CR-C to CT)
“"Zeta is looking to recruit more squad leaders, contact me if interested!" - CS Slavo
Recruitment:1-1 has 1x Trooper and 1x Medic slots open
CP Ford (Vt. CT to CP) CT shredded (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)
“A man and his son lived in a small town many years ago. They were not extremely wealthy, but they sold flowers to the townsfolk, and that paid the bills. Over time, fewer and fewer people came to buy flowers, and the father realized that the local monastery was handing out flowers for free to people who passed by. Soon the family's situation became dire, so the father told his son to take some flowers and see if the family could supply them with flowers. The son entered the monastery and was welcomed by the monks, who showed him a lush garden where they grew their own flowers, so they didn't need to buy the family's. However, the monks were sympathetic for the young boy and realized they depended on the flowers to make a living, so they agreed to stop giving them away. The boy ran back to his father and told him the good news. "Son, let this be a lesson to you." The father said. "Only you can prevent florist friars." - CS-M Hoodo
Recruitment: 2-1 has a medic slot open, 2-2 has a trooper slot open
Promotions: CM Law (CT to Sr, CT)
“Hmm alright, let me see what I can think up lol” - CS Stoanes
Recruitment: 3-2 has 1 RTO slot 1 Trooper slot and 1 ARC slot open, 3-3 has 1 trooper slot
Promotions: No Promotions.
“We drived, we hurted” - CS-M Twine
Recruitment: C 1-2 1x Trooper 1x Medic 1x ARC C 1-3 1x Trooper
Promotions: Beldin (CR-C to CT) Daunte (CT to Sr. CT)
“If you want to see Fat Squirrels, we got you covered” - CC Gavial
Recruitment: 2x trooper-1x Medic-1xbravo tl 2-2: 1x trooper-1x medic 2-3: 2x Troopers
Promotions: Gamble (CS-M to CC) Rayne (VET. CT to CP)
“Cyclone 2 is ready to game, gamer.” - CP Rayne
Recruitment: all slots full
Promotions: CM Ender (CT to Sr. CT) CI-P Mark ( Sr, CT to CP) CM-C exile (CR-C to CT) CI-C Juice (CR-C to CT)
“If you haven't already get in contact with CT Blythe on his up and coming music breakout I hear he's starting to take requests” - CS-M Drammon
Promotions: No Promotions.
News: Razor's Warden to Pilot Program has begun. Inquire with CX Scuba or CX-W Flog for more information.
Promotions: Jasius (CX-S to CX), Kushiban (CX-S to CX)
“While we have seen many friendly faces come and go over the years, Razor has remained and always will remain committed to excellence in controlling the skies and supporting our troops on the ground.” - CX Jaisus
News: Mynock will be opening recruitment indefinitely in the coming weeks, keep an eye out.
Srungo (CR-C to CT), Cash (Sr. CT to Vet. CT)
“I'm looking forward to the future of this detachment. We will continue to grow and evolve into the best supporting detachment we can be. I invite anyone wishing, interested to join us on this adventure.” - CS-M Zulu.
News: RTOs have revitalized our ranks and will be working on training and proficiency
(CI to CI-P), Drebien (CI-T to CI-P), Ichigo (CI-C to CI), Eights (CI-C to CI), Panther (CI-C to CI)
“I'm looking forward to getting back into the campaign and remember my door is always open.” - CI-O Power
Cor (2nd Platoon to Avalanche Company) , Okatpius (Avalanche 2-1 to Avalanche 2 mike)
TEN IN TEN!
(Format for Ten in Ten (until a new rework is done); 1Q = 1st Question, A = Answer)
This week, we caught CM Young, who has been in the unit for nearly 600 Days and is currently a Platoon medic for Cyclone 1 HQ.
1Q: What is your goal in the unit?
A: To be good platoon medic.
2Q: What is your Favorite animal?
3Q: What was your First MOS?
A: My first MOS was Medic.
4Q: What is your favorite weapon?
A: The DC15A.
5Q: What is your opinion on color green?
A: Good Color.
6Q: Why did you do this interview?
A: To procrastinate
7Q: What was your first Squad?
A: My first Squad was Blizzard 1-2
9Q: What your first goal?
A: To find a good community
10Q: What is your favorite food?
A: My favorite food is buttered chicken.
Interview with CS Shadow
Name, Stream ID, Twitch, Youtube: Enter_the_Shadows
How long have you been streaming?: Since early October
What games do you primarily stream?: Sea of Thieves, Arma, valheim, Destiny 2, and Tac Shooters
What is a basic stream schedule for potential viewers to follow?: "I usually stream every day during early to mid afternoon EST. I do not stream on sunday"
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Publisher: CW-S Super
Correspondents: CT Grigg, CP Flooded, CP Black
War Room Report #2 3/25/21
Hello everyone, and thank you for reading our Second War Room Report! The purpose of this article is to recap on the events of the War Room, these will be published the following the War Room . This is still a new project, and as such, Quality and Formatting will change over the next few articles.
501st News Team
Written on 03/23/2021 by CT Blythe
Covering War Room Conducted on 03/22/2021
The battle map, courtesy of CT Great
501st Presses the Assault!
Recently, Acklay and Razor forward deployed and captured a foothold for the 501st! They found refugees in a wrecked civilian camp, and secured a forward operating base for the rest of the unit. The CIS and the Swarm are waging all-out war against one another on the mainland! Heavy CIS armor tried to stop our Acklay Troopers from getting on the mainland, but Acklay pushed them back successfully!
The 101st has broken the blockade and sent air forces to probe enemy positions. Their aviation group, Hammer, tracked a Mandalorian Fighter piloted by someone appearing to be a 501st Trooper. Could it be the mysterious Nox?
Avalanche Company is going to be spearheading the advance deeper into the mainland. Avalanche 1 will sweep east to clear the area and hold it against potential CIS reinforcements from the north. Avalanche 2 will secure the area of operation to the west of the already-secured beachhead. Avalanche 3 will aim to destroy the CIS armor that harrassed Acklay earlier. The most important objectives for the 501st right now are eliminating enemy forces and gaining intelligence. Razor will be flying support in trusty LAATs and the venerable Y-Wing, using EMP weaponry to minimize collateral damage. Unfortunately, the local towns have been beaten to disrepair already, but the 501st will ensure no more damage or harm comes to the citizens of Dagobah.
War Room Report #1 3/24/21
Hello everyone, and thank you for reading our first Official War Room Report! The purpose of this article is to recap on the events of the War Room, these will be published the following the War Room . This is still a new project, and as such, Quality and Formatting will change over the next few articles.
501st News Team
Written on 03/20/2021
Covering War Room Conducted on 03/01/2021
The 501st stranded!
Just when the Legion thought they were in the clear after rescuing Major Jay, tragedy struck; the 501st’s Venator smashed onto the swampy surface of Dagobah! Hailstorm Battalion has been hard at work to survive against a new-found enemy: the Swarm. While they are weak on their own, as a swarm they threaten even company-sized elements. Be sure to check your barracks for brain worms, as that’s their main method of infection. The two Swarm drones who were captured are already attempting to dig their way out of their cells using their bare hands. If The Swarm weren’t enough to deal with, the planet is also infested with pirates and CIS forces.
Last operation, Cyclone Company held strong across all fronts with help from Acklay, Mynock, and Razor. Cyclone 1 defended the Venator along with Acklay, the latter of which also forayed into multiple POIs and found intelligence. Cyclone 2 rescued multiple villages worth of people. Second Platoon also found supplies and Sabre Tanks for Mynock’s use. On top of that, Cyclone 2 got a hold of some intel during their operation. Cyclone 3-1 pushed into a terrestrial comms array and sent off a distress signal. The 101st answered and is on their way! Not even Providence-class warships could keep the 101st Doom Company from assisting the 501st on Dagobah. They are expected to break into orbit very soon!
The 501st will need to help the civilians who are being corralled toward The Swarm’s tunnels. The Legion has also received word from a scientist who needs help. Who knows what secrets and intelligence he can share with the unit? In any case, it’s Avalanche’s turn to take the reins in the campaign and take the fight to the enemy! The plan is for Avalanche 1 to stop the kidnapping of civilians, Avalanche 2 to rescue the scientist in distress, and for Avalanche 3 to sweep the new, mysterious tunnels. Meanwhile, Razor and Acklay are making a daring move to secure new ground on the planet, but they’re being met by a massive wing of CIS fighters. Krayt’s ARC Troopers are also planning a hunt for the deceptive, shapeshifting droid Nox soon. Nox is said to be operating where Avalanche 2 plans to rescue the scientist, so they’ll have to keep their eyes peeled.