On February 28th, the New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion and the Mando Mercs, were invited to Star Wars Hockey night, as the UMass Lowell River Hawks took on the University of Vermont Catamounts. The Garrison suited up before the doors opened to the public, then walked around the lobby to greet people as they came in for the game. Troopers then walked around the upper area of the arena during the game. There were many “photo ops” with fans through out the evening! Garrison members were even able to walk out on the ice, waving to the…
 
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The New England Garrison was invited to a gathering by a family in Lowell, Massachusetts, who wanted to introduce their kids to Star Wars the right way… on the big screen! They rented out an auditorium at the Luna Theater and invited friends and family to come hang out, watch the movie and meet the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base. It was a great time for all involved, and the family was very appreciative for the troopers who came to the screening. UPDATE: ┬áThe father of this family wrote a great synopsis of the night, and posted it online…
 
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On Saturday, November 29th, Darth Vader, Plo Koon, and an Endor Commando marched in the City of Lights parade in Lowell, MA. This parade is the grand finale to a day of festivities that ends with the ceremonial lighting of the downtown area, officially kicking off the holiday season. The trio were also joined by Captain America and Black Widow of the Avengers as they walked the parade route. Their mission was to help support a local non-profit group called STEP, short for Special Teams for Exceptional People. STEP’s mission is to provide sports activities and social gatherings for kids…
 
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On Saturday, January 25th members of the 501st New England Garrison, the Rebel Legion Alderaan Base, and the Firaxan Clan of Mandalorian Mercs arrived at the Tsongas Center for a matchup between the UMASS Lowell River Hawks and the Providence College Friars. Darth Vader was escorted by a fleet of his faithful troopers and also guarded by a squad of bounty hunters, led by the fearless Boba Fett. The Jedi Order was also represented by two noble Jedi Knights who were accompanied by athe loyal droid R2-D2. Everyone in attendance was able to meet and get photos with their favorite…
 
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On Saturday, July 13th members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base made a return trip to LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA for “Star Wars Day with the Spinners”. After being rained out last year the Emperor and a squad of faithful troopers, along with his apprentice Darth Vader, took to the field and the stands. In addition to the dark forces present at the game, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was escorted by a pair of skilled X-Wing pilots. This was a fun day filled with beautiful weather, baseball, and Star Wars and all in attendance had a great…
 
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