On Sunday, March 16th members of the 501st New England Garrison, the Rebel Legion Alderaan Base and Canadian Base, and the Firaxan and Wampa Clans of the Mandalorian Mercs came together to march on the streets of Boston for the annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade! Troopers braved the cold temperatures to bring smiles and cheer to the thousands of fans who lines the streets of South Boston to watch this parade. To see more photos of this event, check out our Flickr gallery here:¬†http://www.flickr.com/photos/swnewengland/sets/72157642539621425/

On the weekend of August 3rd and 4th, members of the New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base teamed up to operate a booth at Boston Comic Con. This event was originally scheduled to take place in April but due to the Marathon Bombings that took place a few days earlier it was rescheduled to August. This event also changed venues and went from the Hynes Convention Centre over to the Seaport Convention Center. Over the course of the weekend con-goers were able to see Jedi and Sith, X-Wing and TIE Pilots, Stormtroopers, Bounty Hunter, Clonetroopers, and…
 
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On Saturday June 8, 2013, the Intergalactic Alliance organization (IA) hosted science fiction affiliated costumers to march in the Boston LGBT Pride Parade. Members of the 501st who marched were critical to Intergalactic Alliance’s successful first appearance at the parade. There was enthusiastic, remarkably friendly response from the parade attendees, and lots of fun for all involved. The IA is especially grateful to all 501st members that supported the event. Divvy Kuy (SL-7870) and Krista Carmichael (IG-1682), founded the Intergalactic Alliance as a means for different genres of costumers to march in unity at social and charitable events. Giving opportunity…
 
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    On Sunday, March 17th, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison, the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base, and the Mandalorian Mercs – Firaxan Clan marched on the streets of Boston in the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Over 40 troopers from all three groups joined forces for one of our largest troops ever! We had a dueling Anakin and Obi-Wan, A squad of X-Wing pilots, Darth Vader flanked by a small battalion of Imperial troopers, and Delta Squad from the Republic Commando video game present for this parade. Photo taken by Christa Newman of ‘Christa J….
 
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This was a glorious day for the Empire and one that will be long remembered! The NEG was invited to attend a double-header at historic Fenway Park for the Red Sox annual “Futures At Fenway”, which was played by minor league teams the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Lowell Spinners. The whole thing started out with Darth Vader throwing out the 1st pitch, from atop the Green Monster! Troopers also participated in other activities during the game and posed for pictures with attendees during both games.