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Hi, my name is Charles Simmons, 26 years old, and live in East Ridge TN, and I have recently put in my application to join the 501st MidSouth Garrison. I first thought about joining the 501st after I saw an article in the “Star Wars Insider” the “Empire Edition”, about the 501st and a Toys for Tots event, but I was totally hooked when the troopers came to the Alzheimer’s Walk. (We have been going to Disney World for Star Wars Weekend for many years to get signatures and we always watch the parade with all of the Star Wars characters and the Florida Garrison.)

At the Alzhiemers Walk in Chattanooga TN. two years ago, five troopers from the 501st Tennessee Troopers (one Snowtrooper, who was the captain, three Stormtroopers, and a Sith) came and made a great impression on all of us, especially me. I found an Event Request Form on your website and asked the board to send it in. They almost waited too long to send it but these guys showed up, (and one of my church members, who was at the Walk, was working with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, (some of the music was from the Star Wars series) put in a request, and had a great turnout from the 501st – and I was told they were all were very helpful, Darth Vader even helped direct the music and all were dancing on stage.

I first thought about working on “Episode 3” Cone armor. I am at the present, thinking about working on a BARC: Kashyyyk tTooper as and I’m trying to stay in the Clone trooper area.

How do I get an ID number? I need help in making the trooper costume. Are there kits to get started?

Sorry about the long post.

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Welcome!!! The best thing to do to get started is to come hang out and help us with some events as a handler. We have alot of events in Chatt and the area around. We have The Mos Nooga squad that is based in Chattanooga and we would be glad to have you come out and join us!

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Hey Charles... Definitely keep an eye on the upcoming events as things pop up all the time. Until you get armor, you can help out by being a handler. It's a great way to get to know us and see what it's all about. Also, just so you know, you don't get a number until after you are approved with a costume, but don't worry... it'll happen. I don't know what kind of resources you have available to you, but whatever costume you decide to go with, you have a lot of help and expertise here in the MidSouth Garrison.

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Greetings there if I remember right at the walk there was 3 stormies, 1 snowie, and 1 sith. lol Anyway we will be honored to have to help you on your way to become a member of the mid-south garrison sir. Just fee free to ask an officer, member, or any of the mos nooga squad; which are members located in Chattanooga. Like Vesper stated we have events coming. I would suggest you come to an event which our next event is Bugapoloza come to this event as a handler and see if you like it. Also, research the costume and do the costume you want to do. Remember this also a costume is never finished.

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Thanks for the welcome and how do I find out when and where the Mos Nooga squad mets and what and when is the Bugapoloza event. Is there a calendar of events listed?

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Welcome Charles, you have gotten some good info and you have a lot of good folks in your area. Come hang out with us at an event when you get the chance.

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Welcome Charles, 'you've taken your first step into a larger world.' Come out and meet us at an event sometime.

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Hi Charles,

I remember that day, I was the sisth who was lost, lol

this group was also the group who did the CSO event.

Yes that night took the whole cake, it truly was an

outstanding trooping event! Anyways our next event is April 18th at camp

Jordon. I will send you my info in a pm.

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Welcome to the Dark Side! We have done a TON of events since the ones you mentioned. The squad doesn't have actual "meetings" we talk on here, and "meet" at the events. Come on out and introduce yourself.

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Oh now I remember yeah I was the captain for this event. It was before we formed the squad. Sorry Charlie for the miss information today. I cannot remember yesterday sometimes more less 2 yrs ago lol. However, I do remember it. It was an honor meeting you today and your mother.

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Hi Charles, It was nice to meet you and talk to you about your costume ideas. I hope you and your mom had fun at the Bugapalooza, I know I did. Just jump right in, there's always someone here with help and info. See you around!

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