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Wednesday 16 October 2019

501st Newsletter Issue #31


 CT Ruse    16 Oct 2019
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501st Newsletter Issue #31

501st Newsletter Issue #31

October 15th, 2019

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Avalanche 1

“Excited to wrap things up on Geonosis and get the Hand” ~ CC Point



Avalanche 2

Crispy (Sr CT to Vet CT)

"If you see Archon poke him and thank him for his hard work." ~ CC Crisis



Avalanche 3

“Third Platoon is fine, just digging trenches waiting to clear out some tunnels with Mynock” - CI-P Dmitri



Avalanche 4

Pro (Sr CT to CP)

Snorri (CT to Sr CT)

Tank (CT to Sr CT)

“4th platoon is on the eve of glory and the only thing mimic and boozy can think about are civilians.” ~ CS Drifter



Acklay

“Escalate” - CT Tallon

“God damn it, Tallon…” - Rest of Acklay



Onyx

“We selected our new candidates (listed last week), and are now pushing them through our training programs” - CP Ares



Razor

"Make sure to @ Namenai, this time it's actually his Birthday." - CX Scuba



Mynock

Ash (CT to Sr. CT), Drebian (CR-C to CT), Dragon (CT to Sr. CT)

"That's a nice head you have on your SHOULDERS!" - CP Zulu



RTO

"Things are going well with the RTOs" - CI-P Purdy



Medical

“Medical is doing good but we are looking to lower our death count and generally improve our technique. If you are interested in becoming a medic, slots are open!” - CM-T Spark



Zeta

Tal (CR-C to CT), Xavier (CR-C to CT)

“Better Zeta than Namenai” - CW-P Mimir, upon Namenai entering the channel



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CR Jeopardy

CR Kiranta

CR Reaper

CR Hickory

CR Matt

CR Shibird

CR Blank

CR Chack

CR Quack

CR Sapper


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DID YOU KNOW?

When using Track IR, you can slowly lean around a corner, without the snap of “Q” or “E” (standard). It will also allow you to free look without needing to hold down the “ALT” button.

501st Trivia

Rumor has it, if you approach any old time member (longer than a year), and mention “Mem Leak”, they will shudder in nostalgic terror, and tell you to not mention it again.



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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 CT Ruse, 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 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: CT Ruse

Chief NewsLetter Correspondent: CX-C Canik
Correspondents: CT Swanny, CM Sunshine, CX-X Kaj





Wednesday 09 October 2019

501st Newsletter Issue #30


 CT Ruse    09 Oct 2019
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501st Newsletter Issue #30

501st Newsletter Issue #30


[10, 08, 2019]

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Border Example 2

Avalanche 1

“Best of luck to Serin in Onyx, he's gonna make all of us in 1st proud!” - CC Point



Avalanche 2

"If you see CS-M Verax around make sure to let him know he needs to enjoy his LOA and get off TS. He can work when he gets back." - CC Crisis



Avalanche 3

Cherokee (CT To Sr CT), Sunshine (CT to Sr CT), Twine (CT to Sr CT)

"3rd is doing well, tryouts for the new 3-7 have begun. Ready to get back to geonosis." - CS-M Andromeda



Avalanche 4

Tank (CT to Sr CT)

“CM-C medic platoon but best platoon on field” - CM-P Moist



Acklay

Komodo Sr. CT to CP), Calo (VCT to CP)

"Time to return back to sunbathing on Geonosis." - CC Lava



Onyx

Sr. CT Fallout, Sr. CT Mars, CT Virtox, Sr. CT Halo, Sr. CT Serin, CT Gallagher to ARC Candidates

“Congratulations to the candidates who passed this is only their first step to becoming ARC troopers. I wish the best to the other candidates who didn't make it through the cycle. They should keep practicing and improving their trade and comeback to us even better!” - CI-P Brennan



Razor

Canik (CX-C (Cadet) to Sr. CX-C (Senior Cadet), Vulture (CX-C (Cadet) to Sr. CX-C (Senior Cadet)

“It all started while in formation. Out of nowhere, 10 aircraft swooped into their sector, and began to engage them. Zena broke left, with Jackson following the aircraft on his tail. A few grazing shots tinged Zena’s wing, then we hear “Fox-Two!” from Jackson. 1 down. Scuba was determined to find the enemy flight lead. “Cut off the head, and the body falls”, he thought to himself...” - CX-C Canik, a witness to the carnage.



Mynock

"Battalion has approved an adjutant for Mynock, let the hazing begin." - CC Klein



RTO

CI Buggs (transferred to 4-Romeo)

“RTO things are going well some major changes should be coming soon” - CI-P Purdy



Medical

“In the transitive time of the unit, with our Leadership shifting from one point to another, we remain steadfast in our duties as Medics and will never fail in doing so. Let it be known that our Medics are the greatest of people, our unity and skill is terrifyingly unique and will only be found amongst those who serve, and those who drink with the Dead.” - CM-T Deo



Zeta

Slugger (CR-C to CT), Apostle (CR-C to CT)

“Congratulations to everyone that passed AnS!” - CP Delta

 


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Sault

Nex

Spinal

Shibird

Spork

Hickory

Pachimo

Chack

Reaper

Donkey

Deviss

Welcome the new CRs! 



Utc

Canine

Galaxy

Tungsten

Foxxy

Love

Sparrow

Congratulations to all the new Cadets!

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DID YOU KNOW?

Geonosis is less than a parsec away from Tatooine!



501st Trivia

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, there used to be a 3rd Platoon known as “Decimate”. Due to heavy losses accrued during operations, among other factors, the platoon’s existence was decimated, and later rebuilt. Now they are known as the “Trench Platoon”, due to heavy entrenchments and being defense oriented during operations.



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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 CT Ruse 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 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.



Chief NewsLetter Correspondent: CX-C Canik
Correspondents: CT Swanny, CM Sunshine, CX-X Kaj

Publisher: CT Ruse


Tuesday 08 October 2019

Bronze Crescent Awarded to Corporal Boozy!


 CT Ruse    08 Oct 2019
 None    Staff

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Corporal Boozy Awarded the Bronze Crescent!

The 501st News Team recently got to talk to Corporal Boozy, Squad Leader for 4-4, and his outstanding accomplishment in achieving the Bronze Crescent Award. He describes in detail how himself and his squad accomplished a push with almost impossible odds.



The Bronze Crescent award is an award that represents great courage and acts of valour, to earn this award shows this has been achieved and that the receiver is a great member. The beginning of the slightly higher awards, earned only for meritorious acts during combat.


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It was the 2nd operation against The Hand on Geonosis. 4th platoon had been tasked with taking POI Stinger, an AA Base which was preventing friendly Air Support to the Northern AO. 4-4 had pushed up to Phaseline Mythril. There, they began taking heavy fire from enemy infantry and were taking CAS strikes from incoming vultures. The squad had suffered heavy casualties, leaving them with only 1 trooper left combat ready. Supplies were running low, going from yellow to red on ammo and medical.



Sergeant Major Coward, who had been next to 4-4 at the time, gave the order for the rest of 4th platoon to push forward with the exception of 4-4 so that they could recover their losses. Corporal Boozy noticed that the assault was being pushed back and the other squads were sustaining losses. Acknowledging that the reinserting of his men would take too long, he rallied what little he had and began to support in the assault. 

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As Corporal Boozy and Trooper Craz, the only trooper that was able to proceed with combat at the time, pushed forward through the enemy, supporting the rest of 4th platoon. As they continued to move through enemy forces, they were met with a Geonosian platoon. Despite being dealt a losing “Hand,” Corporal Boozy threw down a squad shield and proceeded to eliminate the platoon with the assistance of Trooper Craz. Fire and Hell erupted as the shots flew through the air as the two squadmates elimnated the platoon of CIS forces. 

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As the hardened troopers continued to push forward, they were met by Medical Trooper Beast and RTO Buggs. The pair took advantage of the situation and followed them into the fire. The four troopers presented a far too juicy opportunity for red air, and a vulture strike instantly vaporized Trooper Craz. 

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The position Corporal Boozy and the others established allowed the rest of the platoon to push up and establish their own fortifications.  Reinserts then arrived, bringing the Corporal’s squad back in the action. 4-4 then wasted no time and took quick advantage of the moment, capturing POI Stinger and claiming it under Republic Control. 



In the end, Corporal Boozy’s heroism and level-headed leadership gave 4th platoon the assistance that such small numbers needed to overcome impossible odds. 


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Corporal Boozy was later nominated and received the Bronze Crescent award for courage, commitment and leadership that helped push The Hand back and led to a 501st victory.



He later goes on to say “It feels as a great honor to have, and I hope I am but the first to receive such and award. I hope it can be an example for other troopers and leaders in our unit that sometimes taking a risk can be worthy when that said risk is part of the order you are meant to follow, not every time you are gonna be able to move at 100% and not every time you are contribution will be as significant with lower numbers, but by contributing at least a little bit of what you are able to, can make the difference it what could be the key factory of your unit’s victory. 



Corporal Boozy hopes to continue inspiring others and working the best he can as 4-4’s Squad Lead.



Written by: CI-C Frost and CT Momentum


Photo credits: CX-W Rive, CT September, CT Storm, CI Mirror from #unit-photos; CP Sense from the Media Team Archives

Published by: CT Ruse

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501st Archive

501st Newsletter Issue #31 CT Ruse @ (16 Oct 2019) (Newsletters)
501st Newsletter Issue #30 CT Ruse @ (09 Oct 2019) (Newsletters)
Newsletter Issue #29 CT Ruse @ (02 Oct 2019) (Newsletters)
501st Newsletter Issue #28 CT Ruse @ (24 Sep 2019) (Newsletters)
A Shiny Beginning CT Sideways @ (05 Sep 2019) (Staff)
501st Newsletter Issue #27 CT Sideways @ (03 Sep 2019) (Newsletters)
501st Newsletter Issue #26 CT Sideways @ (19 Aug 2019) (Newsletters)
Revisiting Zeta CT Sideways @ (16 Aug 2019) (Staff)
501st Profile: CC Crisis CT Sideways @ (16 Aug 2019) (Staff)

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