On Saturday, October 5th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base participated in the nation-wide event called Star Wars Reads Day, which is geared towards getting more children interested in reading. Troopers from both groups fanned out across the region to make appearances in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. At the Rhode Island event, which was held at the Barnes & Noble in Warwick, Star Wars author and Rebel Legion member Ryder Windham was present to not only talk about Star Wars with attendees but to also support the Rhode Island Blood…
 
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Over the weekend of September 28th and 29th, 2013 members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base attended Granite State Comic Con at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. Comic book fans and sci-fi enthusiasts were able to meet characters like Boba Fett, Jedi Masters, and one very imposing Jabba the Hutt.  A big thanks goes out to the folks at Double Midnight Comics for putting this show together and for inviting us once again!

On Sunday, March 10th, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base made a special appearance at the Verizon Wireless Arena to celebrate Max the mascot’s 12th birthday! Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Stormtroopers and X-Wing pilots were on-hand to pose for pictures with fans and have fun with the Monarchs playing games in between periods. This was a great night for everyone and Max certainly had a great time on this special day! To see more photos from this event, check out our photo gallery here. http://www.501neg.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=1426  

    Nearly a score of stormtroopers, Jedi knights, and denizens of Tatooine celebrated the holidaty season at the Manchester Spirit of Christmas parade on December 1st. Led by Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, the members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base enjoyed the festive snowfall and night-time parade, illuminating the entire route with lightsabers, blaster rifles, and a weaponized candy cane. Fans of all ages were delighted to see their favorite Star Wars heroes and villains. The Manchester holiday parade has become a staple and favorite of the local Legions, even drawing a few members who drove…
 
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Saturday, August 4th members of the 501st New England Garrision and Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base invaded Liquid Planet Water Park for the fourth year in a row. Scout Troopers tried desperately to keep jawas out of the pool, but to no avail. Imperial Gunners dueled with Rebel Pilots on the zip lines over the park. General Grevious beat the heat by taking a dip in Liquid Planet’s crater lake. Jedi knights enjoyed some liquid refreshment on a very warm summer’s day. To cap it off, Lord Vader made his first visit to Liquid Planet, flanked by Stormtroopers and greeted by…
 
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