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    vonmoen reacted to Dathdad in 3 new 501st members   
    Hi all,
     
    My wife and my two daughters are 501st members! And my wife became the 100th member of our garrison! 
    IC 16777 / IC 14914 / IC 66039
     
     

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    vonmoen reacted to bjsavage7 in The passing of R. Lee Ermey (the gunny)   
    No matter where you served, or which branch, he set the example for all.
    Rest easy, Devil Dog. 
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    vonmoen got a reaction from bjsavage7 in The passing of R. Lee Ermey (the gunny)   
    It is a good memory. Right after he gave the coin to my grandson some guy that saw what happened came up and asked Gunny if he could have a coin. "I don't hand these out to just anyone," he said, "you gotta EARN THEM!"
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    vonmoen got a reaction from Trapper in The passing of R. Lee Ermey (the gunny)   
    It is a good memory. Right after he gave the coin to my grandson some guy that saw what happened came up and asked Gunny if he could have a coin. "I don't hand these out to just anyone," he said, "you gotta EARN THEM!"
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    vonmoen reacted to trencher in The passing of R. Lee Ermey (the gunny)   
    Outstanding.  I had a guy ask me when they gave me my berret.  I told him I had to earn it. Nothing was ever just given.
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    vonmoen got a reaction from trencher in The passing of R. Lee Ermey (the gunny)   
    I was lucky enough to meet Gunny at a military timeline event in Southern California back in 2007. He wandered into our 15th Century Burgundian living history encampment and was challenged by my 9 year old grandson who was "standing guard". I walked up and showed him around the camp, and before he left he presented my grandson with a History Channel challenge coin for conducting his guard duty in a professional manner. He was a class act.
     

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    vonmoen got a reaction from Orthar in Imperial Army Troopers   
    Yep, I already started a CRL thread over on the Spec Ops Forum.
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    vonmoen got a reaction from KaiserNash in The History of the Grey Imperial Officer Uniforms   
    The West End Games Death Star Technical Manual was what I tried to use when proposing the development of a CRL for the Imperial Army Trooper, but was told that it's no longer considered canon. We wound up going with the version from Dark Horse comics.
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    vonmoen got a reaction from buckrogersbarker in The History of the Grey Imperial Officer Uniforms   
    The West End Games Death Star Technical Manual was what I tried to use when proposing the development of a CRL for the Imperial Army Trooper, but was told that it's no longer considered canon. We wound up going with the version from Dark Horse comics.
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    vonmoen got a reaction from Hask in The History of the Grey Imperial Officer Uniforms   
    The West End Games Death Star Technical Manual was what I tried to use when proposing the development of a CRL for the Imperial Army Trooper, but was told that it's no longer considered canon. We wound up going with the version from Dark Horse comics.
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    vonmoen got a reaction from Mython in So you wanna be on Facebook? How about Twitter?   
    OK Officers and Crew, we're looking for awesome, quality photos of IOC members in action at events to post on our Facebook page, so if you have one that you'd like to share, post it here. If possible, avoid posting photos with the general public in the background. You can have a bit of fun posting humorous photos, but keep it in good taste. Photos will be picked at random and posted on Facebook, and we'll try to pick photos that reflect the spirit of the Officer Corps. Please include a brief description of the event, TKIDs of the members, and Garrison info.
     
    *** UPDATE***
     
    We now have a Twitter account, so your photos can now be posted there as well!
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    vonmoen got a reaction from pben in So you wanna be on Facebook? How about Twitter?   
    OK Officers and Crew, we're looking for awesome, quality photos of IOC members in action at events to post on our Facebook page, so if you have one that you'd like to share, post it here. If possible, avoid posting photos with the general public in the background. You can have a bit of fun posting humorous photos, but keep it in good taste. Photos will be picked at random and posted on Facebook, and we'll try to pick photos that reflect the spirit of the Officer Corps. Please include a brief description of the event, TKIDs of the members, and Garrison info.
     
    *** UPDATE***
     
    We now have a Twitter account, so your photos can now be posted there as well!
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    vonmoen got a reaction from Theblueguy808 in So you wanna be on Facebook? How about Twitter?   
    OK Officers and Crew, we're looking for awesome, quality photos of IOC members in action at events to post on our Facebook page, so if you have one that you'd like to share, post it here. If possible, avoid posting photos with the general public in the background. You can have a bit of fun posting humorous photos, but keep it in good taste. Photos will be picked at random and posted on Facebook, and we'll try to pick photos that reflect the spirit of the Officer Corps. Please include a brief description of the event, TKIDs of the members, and Garrison info.
     
    *** UPDATE***
     
    We now have a Twitter account, so your photos can now be posted there as well!
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    vonmoen got a reaction from GDMorti in So you wanna be on Facebook? How about Twitter?   
    OK Officers and Crew, we're looking for awesome, quality photos of IOC members in action at events to post on our Facebook page, so if you have one that you'd like to share, post it here. If possible, avoid posting photos with the general public in the background. You can have a bit of fun posting humorous photos, but keep it in good taste. Photos will be picked at random and posted on Facebook, and we'll try to pick photos that reflect the spirit of the Officer Corps. Please include a brief description of the event, TKIDs of the members, and Garrison info.
     
    *** UPDATE***
     
    We now have a Twitter account, so your photos can now be posted there as well!
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    vonmoen got a reaction from captsafe66 in So you wanna be on Facebook? How about Twitter?   
    OK Officers and Crew, we're looking for awesome, quality photos of IOC members in action at events to post on our Facebook page, so if you have one that you'd like to share, post it here. If possible, avoid posting photos with the general public in the background. You can have a bit of fun posting humorous photos, but keep it in good taste. Photos will be picked at random and posted on Facebook, and we'll try to pick photos that reflect the spirit of the Officer Corps. Please include a brief description of the event, TKIDs of the members, and Garrison info.
     
    *** UPDATE***
     
    We now have a Twitter account, so your photos can now be posted there as well!
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    vonmoen got a reaction from Hask in So you wanna be on Facebook? How about Twitter?   
    OK Officers and Crew, we're looking for awesome, quality photos of IOC members in action at events to post on our Facebook page, so if you have one that you'd like to share, post it here. If possible, avoid posting photos with the general public in the background. You can have a bit of fun posting humorous photos, but keep it in good taste. Photos will be picked at random and posted on Facebook, and we'll try to pick photos that reflect the spirit of the Officer Corps. Please include a brief description of the event, TKIDs of the members, and Garrison info.
     
    *** UPDATE***
     
    We now have a Twitter account, so your photos can now be posted there as well!
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    vonmoen got a reaction from pm07 in Imperial Army Troopers   
    The Imperial Army Engineer (Black version of the IAT) is almost completed, some heavier armored versions are being looked at, and a Combat Medic is a possibility.
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    vonmoen got a reaction from citizenjohn in Imperial Army Troopers   
    Well I picked up a copy of the Star Wars Imperial Handbook a while back and was reading through it to learn a bit more about the Imperial Army, which is under represented in the movies. Page 64 of the handbook briefly discusses the 4 basic variations of the Army uniform and unfortunately (for me, at least) only show illustrations of the 2 Vehicle command Crewers (AT-AT and AT-ST). Page forward to page 86 which depicts an Imperial Garrison and it appears to show a large group of troopers with helmets and armor carrying blasters.
     
        I really like the concept of an Imperial Infantry Trooper, the lowest, most basic member of the Military. My question is; are there any other examples of Imperial Army Troopers in the wide world of the Star Wars universe other than what I've found in the handbook? And if so, how many examples would be needed to be considered for the possibility of approval by the 501st?
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    vonmoen got a reaction from Exaldear in Imperial Army Troopers   
    Yep, I already started a CRL thread over on the Spec Ops Forum.
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    vonmoen got a reaction from BensID39999 in Imperial Army Troopers   
    Yep, I already started a CRL thread over on the Spec Ops Forum.
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    vonmoen got a reaction from KodiakAK in UNIFORM PRESENTATION   
    I'd say a standard pressing should be enough to pass inspection. A military crease would look good on straight trousers though.
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    vonmoen reacted to Tarrif in Imperial Army Operations Officer   
    I had the day off, so of course I spent it trying to get the answer to this question about rank / affiliation. There is no definitive answer. The best I could come up with is a Senior Colonel, Imperial Army Intelligence. I don't know if the orange tiles were deliberately meant to be unique to Death Star officers, or if we just never see them outside the Death Star because of the story line. The reason I say Intelligence over Operations is the organization of the tiles on the rank bar. If the bar began with orange tiles it would be Ancillary (Research, Logistics, Engineering) but since it starts with red tiles it denotes Military Intelligence. The red tiles also make it Army, since if it were Navy intelligence the would be three blues then three orange with the rank of Senior Commodore. Most of this information comes from the new books and movies, and of course ANH.
     
    According to The Force .net and their Star Wars Technical Commentaries, this officer is identified as a non-combat technical specialist such as a medic, engineer, or scientist. Their justification is the uniform layout itself. The black cap signifies their technical expertise over ordinary crew members. This information comes from older source material prior to the new movies and books.
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    vonmoen reacted to Tarrif in Imperial Army Troopers   
    Yes, and we have a very good description of what those troops look like as well. In the original thread I laid out all the references with their sources if you want to check it out. I would love to do a CRL for these Troopers as well sometime down the road.


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    vonmoen reacted to lantern2745 in Imperial "Hall Walker" Officers ANH CRL   
    So if it's a "senior" officer, who roams the Deathstar.....
    Mall Walkers!!!!
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