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PegasusBlue

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Hi everyone! I'm working on my X-Wing costume so I can join the RL. I'm interested in becoming a reserve pilot with the 501st for the time being until I can get that costume. I'm in the Columbia area. One of my oldest friends, who's in Australia, is in the 501st as a Biker Scout. He's Wedge_b5 on the forum. Of course, he's been on me for a few years about joining. It's time! I love going to Dragon*Con and have never cosplayed before. I want to join in the fun, and I'd like to attend charity events too. I'm looking forward to it!

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Welcome! Glad to have another recruit for the Empire! If you need any help or advice, don't hesitate to ask questions or message staff members. Lots of great people here!

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Welcome! Good to have fresh recruits for the Empire. 

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Thanks! My X-Wing pilot just got approved by the RL. I'm so happy. I met some cool people with the 501st this past weekend at our AMC Thoroughbred and Smyrna Malco troops. Next up for me is TIE reserve pilot and then TIE pilot.

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Welcome! Glad to see you were approved! Best of luck on the build, and if you have questions I know @CC5707 has a TI (he is super nice don't hesitate to ask!), and you probably have the detachment link but here it is again just in case! http://databank.501st.com/databank/JRS_CRL

Can't wait to troop with you! 

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Yea!  :tie: One good pilot deserves another... 

 

We've trooped together so many times, I've always considered like part of the family.  :)

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Yea!  gijoe_tie.gif One good pilot deserves another... 
 
We've trooped together so many times, I've always considered like part of the family. 
Aww. Thank you. I feel the same way too!

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I have some questions.

Why do some have an MSG Member banner under their name (where mine says Music City Squad)? Where do we record troops or is it just Jolly Rogers Squadron that counts troops as missions?

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On 9/21/2019 at 2:20 PM, PegasusBlue said:

I have some questions.

Why do some have an MSG Member banner under their name (where mine says Music City Squad)? Where do we record troops or is it just Jolly Rogers Squadron that counts troops as missions?

Before the MSC was created, or if you are outside a squad area when you were first approved, the general MSG marker/indicator was used.  We were given the option to "join" the squad when MSG was created... some did, some did not.  I'm pretty sure, but not 100% certain, that as new members are added, they are automatically linked to the squad if they are within the area.  Good news is that it doesn't matter if you are in the MCS or the MSG as a whole...  You can still troop anywhere in the garrison.  :)  Just know that the events are placed in the squad (MCS) or the garrison as a whole (MSG) based on the location of the events themselves.  However, you should still be able to see all the event sections for each squad and the MSG as a whole ... and sign up for as many as you want to troop.  :)  Let Robbie or Marcus know if you cannot see the other areas.

 

My limited knowledge on this is as follows:  The garrison as a whole gets counted just before the Census in February for the elections, but part of that is to see if one has met the trooping requirement.  I think the Co, XO, PR, or maybe the GML's verify who trooped on the local garrison level.  I am not clear on the Detachment levels (Jolly Rogers) how they confirm the trooping requirement (if any) for any one detachment, but it is possible that the same process takes care of both... since one's costume is linked to a detachment by default... or so I would think.

 

Another may want to clarify or confirm this, but that is my guess.  As a trooper, I have never confirmed any trooping other than posting and showing up at the events.  If they think you haven't trooped, there is a list of potentially inactive or retired members that is posted... and if you are on it, you might need to provide the details of when you trooped and with what costume(s)...  I think. :)

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UPDATE: looks like the census is in October.  :)

 

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UPDATE: looks like the census is in October. 
 
Thanks for the info!! That helps. :)

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