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    Submitted pics....got approved by GML....very excited to troop in my Royal Guard. TR14850 Reporting in. Pike should be here within a couple of weeks.
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    Greg and Jim brought me here, blame them. Any who, I just moved to Knoxville from NY, was working on my armor with the ECG up there. Completed my DT with Greg down here, went on my first troop with Greg at Kingsport Conapalooza last month. Looking to hopefully submit soon, just fixing a few things beforehand. Hope to meet everyone soon.
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    Hello everyone! My name is Aurore Bivins and I just received my ID number, 64808! I live in Knoxville, TN and joining the 501st has been a goal of mine for 15 years. Now that my ANH Staff Officer has been approved, I'm going to get started on my Kessel Run Qi'ra. It's a huge honor to be a member of this group. I want to thank everyone at the booth at Fanboy Expo for being so encouraging and helpful when it came to submitting my application and making me feel welcome. I would appreciate full access to the boards so I can start participating.
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    Hi everyone, my name is Gunner Goodlad...I was just approved as a fleet trooper in Rebel Legion (Corellian Base/Nashville) a few weeks ago but I wanted to introduce myself here in case we cross paths. I've happened to meet several of you on troops with Laryssa (Jyn Erso) and you've been friendly and welcoming. Hope to get a 501st costume together at some point to be a member of both clubs but no ideas yet. Anyway, just saying hey!
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    Hello, my name is Braden Kane. I live in Old Hickory, TN. I was just approved for my first costume(TIE Pilot, ANH) over the weekend and am super excited to be a part of the group. I have been a lifelong Star Wars fan and have always been somewhat interested in joining the 501st, or a similar group. What really kicked the interest level up was attending two events and seeing trooping in action. The first was a "Way Late Play Date" at the Adventure Science Center here in Nashville. The theme was 'Star Wars vs Star Trek". The second event was the Nashville Symphony presenting "Star Wars: A New Hope". And, frankly, I turned 45 this year and decided to reward myself with doing this. So, yeah, pumped to be included and looking forward to serving.
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    You can never go wrong with a TIE pilot at an event... or several. Welcome to the group and hope to see you out trooping.
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    Welcome - I got you set up in the correct access groups!
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    Hey Robbie, sent you some emails with my suit for approval. Let me know if you can't find them in your inbox/trash or wherever. Thanks man!
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    Do to financial problems are moving up there has been pushed back one more year, sucks, but next year I look forward to meeting everyone
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    Your real, full name Ronald Barnes - I go by Ron Any 501st, Rebel Legion or other costuming group affliation(s) I am a new member over at Rebel Legion. I have a generic style Jedi outfit inspired by Obi-Wan. I do have a Phantom Menace hilt Saber with a blue blade. I am also going to attend events with Cosplay Collective. Your location Middle Tennessee near Portland How you learned about us I'm not sure actually. I think a stumbled across it a few years ago. It was only this year that myself and XxjeffxX (501st and Rebel Legion approved member) got into getting/building CRL approved outfits. Why you are requesting access to the MidSouth Garrison discussion board I am seeking Advice, Guidance, and Education on a Royal Guard built, either ROTJ or AOTC, they seem to be the same for the color of the boots. Once this is built I will submit for approval and then be able to troop in either a Dark Side or Light Side character. I am looking at two different companies to purchase the soft parts from Here and Here . Both companies claim to be CRL compliant however I would like to know that from the 501st directly. I read somewhere that Rubies Royal Guard helm is 501st approved but QC is questionable sometimes. Korbanth seems to be on the higher quality side but both companies look fantastic. I know there is an Emperor and Darth Vader that attends functions, might be fitting to add a Royal Guard member to complete the scenes from the movies during a Troop. Besides that, the Royal Guard, behind Darth Vader, have such a presence in the movies even though they are barely seen. They have been my favorite characters other than Darth from the Dark Side. Thanks, Ron
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    Hi everyone, My Name is Leslie Willis and I am from Old Hickory, TN. I will be submitting for my official 501st membership in the next couple of weeks as a Line Officer (Olive drab). I have known about the 501st for some time and I have already met many of the Mid South Garrison members at several of the local cons in TN. You may know me from the Battlestar Galactica Fanclub as I ran the club tables at ICCC, Fanboy Expo, and Wizard World just to name a few. I have always enjoyed Star Wars and I was intimidated for the longest time about submitting for membership but after meeting members and learning that it is not as hard as I thought it was I wanted to give it a go. I am a big geek at heart (along with my husband) and we enjoy just about every fandom from Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, Super Heros, and more. I look forward to getting approved and to be able to start trooping with you all. In Service to the Empire, Freya
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    Welcome! @sl100 is the local Sith Lord here, I’m sure he’d enjoy the company
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    Hello! I'm Kyle Birdwell from Sweetwater TN, and I've been passionate about costuming for some time now, and I've finally decided it's time to finish my TD kit. I've always known about the 501st but a few years ago I was made aware of the MidSouth Garrison from the 501st booth at the Knoxville Fanboy Comic-Con. I'm hoping to get to know the garrison members in my area and start finishing my armor
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    Hi All- I am Katye and I am currently in Mt Juliet but been a Nashville resident for most of my life. I am a potential new member once I decide on what kit to get and build. I am starting early on joining all the forums so that I can grab whatever knowledge I need to build a TK. I am excited and nervous at the same time because of information overload from research.
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    That sounds awesome. Next time there’s one I’ll definitely join so that I can figure out what to expect and do. I tried getting out to the ICCC last weekend but time was not on my side. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hey there! My name is Robby and I just moved to Spring Hill, TN for work in April. We are from Southern California and I was an active member with the SoCal Garrison (Orange County Squad). I’m hoping to get involved and meet some fellow troopers.
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    Welcome! I work in Columbia. I will be a TIE pilot eventually.
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    Welcome to the Legion and the Midsouth Garrison. There's a lot of great troopers in the Nashville and surrounding areas and plenty of troops!
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    ID-15302 here, joined forums because TN is relatively close.
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    Hey yall My name is John and i currently live in Ashland City. Im very excited to join and to learn how to build some armor. Im thinking about buying a set of shadow trooper armor from WTF from a 501st member who cant fit in it but the only problem i have is that its on Ebay and apparently Ebay is the devil for ordering armor.... Ive attached a picture of the armor set because i cant tell if its good or bad quality.
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    I'm Alexandra (Alex) James 501st member (TIE Reserve) Knoxville, TN I'm married to TK-52763 Just got approved as a TIE Reserve, have a TK kit that I plan on getting put together eventually. Looking forward to hanging out with you all!
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    I run 18 facebook groups about toy collecting focusing on Star Wars www.imperialcommissary.com the main group “The Imperial Commissary” has over 19k members The Imperial Commissary is the most active and largest Vintage Star Wars Collecting group on facebook. www.facebook.com/groups/theimperialcommissary I also have a podcast about vintage Star Wars www.imperialcommissary.com/icsw . I have run 14 meetups over the years all over the world and it is time to grow into an annual convention locally. These groups have given me very exclusive access to Sci-Fi celebrities and their agents many of whom are part of the IC. With your help locally and my worldwide Sci-Fi Connections I am sure that after a few years this will become the premiere convention in the United States for Sci-Fi. Star Wars is so unbelievably hot right now and I am uniquely plugged in to the Star Wars community. The IC Collectors Convention (ICCC) www.icCollectorsConvention.com is for EVERY type of collector, from Aliens to Voltron with plenty of Star Wars mixed in! ICCC will take place on 9-15-2018, VIP exclusive access on 9-14 in Nashville TN, USA. I have rented a 178,000sqft arena that I am filling with stars signing autographs (William Shatner, Mike Quinn, Cas Anvar, Gerald Home ect.), cosplay groups (501st, Mando Mercs, Rebel Legion, ect.), kids activities (Jawa Rocks ect) vintage toy vendors, grading companies (AFA + CAS), activities (Derby City Pit Crew, HSPPA, star cars, panels (Jim Swearingen, Kim Simmons, Duncan Jenkins, Ron Salvatore ect.) podcasts and artists from all over the world! It will be an annual convention for us all to look forward to every year where water doesn't cost 8 bucks and parking is free. Since there is no such thing, I am creating #ICCC ! Finally a massive convention that is by collectors, for collectors!
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    Welcome! I just set you up with the proper forum access!
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    Hi, guys and gals! Boy there's a lot of new faces here! Though I did see a few I know floating about. My name is Jennifer, I was a member back in the early 2000s while I was in college. Life and not having a job at the time sort of made it hard to go to conventions before we started getting more local ones here in Northeast TN so I ended up having to drop out. Skip to now where I have a good job and lots of local cons that I can get to better than driving to Atlanta! I got to meet a few of you last year in April at a con in Knoxville where I was playing handler with the Mercs. I was really impressed with the members that were there and it got me to kicking around starting up my Officer kit again. No Mara this time! At least for now. Looking forward to meeting the rest of you! Hopefully some of you will be coming to Rob-Con and Conapalooza up in the Kingsport area! I'd love a chance to say hello! And yes no picture yet. I have to find a decent one.