Friday 16 October 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #46


 CX-C Canik    16 Oct 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #46

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
October 16th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #46! 

 

    It is my understanding that some Company Logos are being reworked. When such a time that new logos are made, please DM me a picture of the new logo, what company it's for, and I will update this newsletter and all future ones with the new logos. 

 

    We appreciate your continued loyalty to our content, and encourage suggestions and ideas from the community. If you have a cool video project you would like showcased, or that you believe would be a cool addition to our News content, feel free to message myself (CX-X Canik).

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

501st Returns to the Fight!

 

The 501st Legion has come back into the action. After capturing a Mandalorian by the name of Dreth, Command was able to interrogate him, and brought him to our side of the fight. But who is Dreth? Why is he really helping us? Check out the video made by our very own members below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Ribbons!

 

  

1

  

 

Stend IV Planetary Ribbon: Awarded to Avalanche 4th Platoon, 4th Squad

 “The planet was long and full of terrors” - CC Drifter

 

 

Through heavy resistance and blood filled visors, Avalanche 4th Platoon 4th Squad was able to hold their ground during the initial attack by the C.I.S. Ambush after ambush left the squad battered, beaten, and on the cusp of broken. However, despite all of the odds stacked against them, when their brothers in 3rd Squad needed help there was only one squad that answered the call. 4th Squad got the call from their former Sergeant, now Sergeant-Major, that 3rd squad would be scrapped off the field of battle with a spatula if they could not assist. Corporal Clock and his remaining troopers found a new unbeknownst to them strength and charged the C.I.S.’s high walls and before Sergeant Boozy could even blink the battle was over, and standing in the compound that once held all sources of pain and death was his former squad; Avalanche 4th Platoon, 4th Squad basking in the victory of the day.

  

   

 12

  

 

Naboo South Sector Ribbon: Awarded to Bastion Detachment

“Throw whatever you want at us! We’ll keep fighting!” - CS Deus

 

 

The Naboo sector was a long campaign, some even say it felt longer in a Bantha. Bastion Detachment deployed Mynock Sections 1 and 2 to the campaign field for a multitude of taskings in support of the infantry elements on the ground of several planets throughout the Naboo southern sector. Adapting to different terrain, incorporating new and innovative tactics to the field, as well as working to better inter-operate with infantry the whole while. Notably defending our FOB on many occasions all alone, getting shelled and gun runs that send the normal trooper crying all the way back to Kamino, Mynock members held their ground and stared the C.I.S. down with unwavering resolve that hasn’t been seen since Phase 1 troopers invaded Geonosis at the beginning of the war. While their tanks may be destroyed, the courage and commitment to the war never will be.

 

 

123

 

 

Naval Combat Action Ribbon: Awarded to Acklay 1st Platoon

“We are alone, in an uncharted part of the galaxy. We have no idea the dangers we will face, but one thing is clear. We will have to work together if we are to survive. As the only 501st in this part of the Galaxy we will continue to carry out our primary mission, to seek out and destroy the C.I.S.. and protect the Republic. All the while, we will be looking for wormholes, spatial rifts, new technologies, anything to help us find our way back to our brothers, and our home. ” - CC Lava

 

 

EMERGENCY! Acklay 1st platoon, tasked with boarding and capturing a CIS Munificent, activates the hyperdrive with a stray shot sending them into the unknown regions of space. When they came out of hyperspace they were met with the cold unchanging expression of vast empty space. None of them knew what could happen next, and then they came under fire, and plummeted to the surface of an unknown planet, finding yet another world in which the war had all but torn in two. Remembering the words of their fearless Captain, they had only but to try. So against near-impossible odds, they moved. Found a new hyperdrive, liberating the imprisoned peoples of this foreign planet, and disabling a hostile Ion Cannon, but not before using it to blast a small CIS fleet out of the sky. With each member valiantly pushing ever forward towards freedom, looking out for one another, and together, they all made it home.

 

 

 

Donations

 

  

Despite baring a rough month with Dysync Issues, we continue to run off our massive numbers to keep us entertained while our tech support and leadership work hard to resolve the server issues. But we would also like to remind everyone that we run off the kind donations of our community.

 

Public Pay goes DIRECTLY into paying for the box and TeamSpeak!

 

Public Pay https://quickcentralhosting.com/index.php?m=public_pay&hash_id=y2rzG9kEoqwv

 

Patreon! (Monthly Donations) https://www.patreon.com/501stlegion

 

Or Through our website! https://www.501stlegion-a3.com/e107_plugins/anteup/donate.php

  

If you're a new Patron on Patreon and haven't got our Discord/Teamspeak tags yet, please message BC Jay on Discord asap! If you also have donated via the Group Pay, or website, and would like Donator tags please seek him out as well via discord!

 

 

 

Medical Recruitment!

 

 

Medical is searching for new recruits and we are hard at work to make the process more accessible than ever! Medics are lethal rifleman and bring their allies back from the brink of death to take the fight straight to the heart of the CIS. We’re increasing the amount of instructors in the coming weeks to make it easier to get a private training for any schedule. Positions are open in avalanche, cyclone, acklay, and even Mynock! Be an irreplaceable asset to your team today! Public medical trainings are currently every other Monday at 6:30pm est, but this is likely to change in the near future so keep your eyes and ears open. If you need to schedule a private training, message @CM-P Cor on discord to schedule one. If you have any questions, feel free to visit #medical-open on discord.

 

 

 

News

  

 

UTC: UTC staff continue to work hard to bring our newest recruits up to speed with standardized training. There have been no major changes lately, nor are there any known plans to bring about any. UTC staff are not currently looking for additional members just yet, but if helping individuals like you once were train up to par is something that interests you, be sure to keep an eye on the announcements channel in the future for any recruitment drives!

 

 Tech Support: The Tech Support Staff have released a new Tech Support Document which covers a majority of known issues that occur. You can find it HERE. In addition to the doc, CM Matt has stepped up to assume the Tech Support Staff Lead, with some new assistance from Merlin, Roasty, and Goddest. Any inquires about the Tech Support Document, or joining the Tech Support team, should be directed to CM Matt.

 

 

 

 News

 

"CS-M Ghost decided to chew on the network cables again, sorry for all the deysnc it caused" - CS Archon

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

No News.

Promotions: Sam (CS to CS-M), Pro (CS to CS-M)

“Remember kids its never too early to get too spooky.” - CC Crisis

  

  

 

ZNfq7YE 113x122Cyclone HQ

No News

Promotions: Dimitri (CP to CS), Gamble (CS to CS-M), Boozy (CS to CS-M)

“F*** droids, get moist mags” - CM-S Moist

 

 

 

Acklay HQAcklay Hq2

News: Acklay Leadership would like to thank everyone who tried out during the Ride Along process. Keep your eyes open for the next RA announcement!

Promotions: Exod (CS to CS-M)

"You must truly be desperate to come to me for a quote. Wait don't write that do-" - CI-P Kryptic

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

No News.

Promotions: DespaCito (CR-C to CT).

"Drifter's gone hunting, and now I have to be the one to watch the kids......great" - CW-S Ripjaw

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

Recruitment:1-1 has one Medic, one Squad RT, and one TL Slot Open, 1-2 has one Medic Slot Open, and 1-3 has one Squad RT, one Trooper, and two Medic Slot Open.

No Promotions.

“1st platoon has been kicking ass and is working out its last Squad Trainings before WSD. Also Rip Flux o7” - CS Strill

  

 

  

11Avalanche 2

Recruitment:2-1 has one Medic Slot Open, 2-2 has one Trooper, one Medic, and one ARC Slot Open, and 2-3 has one Medic, one Trooper, and one Squad RT Slot Open.

Promotions: Mirror (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Rage (CR-C to CT), Bishop (CP to Sr. CP), Dakota (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Aeon (Sr. CT to Vt. CT).

“Avalanche 2nd Platoon has it's Pros and Kahns" - CS-M Pro

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

Recruitment: 3-1 has one Squad RT Slot Open, 3-2 has one Medic Slot Open, and 3-3 has one Trooper Slot Open.

Promotions: Bruce (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Skynyrd (CT to Sr. CT), Akeer (CR-C to CT), Riku (CR-C to CT), Del (CP to CS).

"Av 3 is feeling more and more comfortable with the new weapons and are looking forward to getting back on campaign and experiencing the hard work of the aux team, story writers, and mission builders combined." - CM Husky

  

 

 

Cyclone 1 113x122Cyclone 1

Recruitment: 1-1 has one TL, and two Trooper Slots Open, and 1-3 has two Medic, 1 Squad RT, and 1 Trooper Slot Open.

Promotions: Clock (Sr. CP to CS), Anselm (CT to Sr. CT), Dusty (CP to CS).

"Cyclone 1 is still looking to fully fill it's ranks. We are ready to join back we're called and have fully adapted to the new weapons. Keep it on the good work everyone." - CS Boozy

 

 

 

Cyclone 2 113x122Cyclone 2

Recruitment: 2-1 has one Medic and one Trooper Slot Open, 2-2 has one Medic, one TL, and one Trooper Slot Open, and 2-3 has one Medic and one Trooper Slot Open.

Promotions: Sigma (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Flak (CT to Sr. CT).

"Looking forward to seeing all our training and preparation pay off for Cyclone 2 once we are back on the Campaign. CS Cyber Acting 2-7 "  - CS Gamble

 

 

 

Cyclone 3 113x122Cyclone 3

Recruitment: 3-1 has one Trooper Slot Open, 3-2 has one TL Slot Open, and 3-3 has one Trooper Slot Open.

Promotions: Muzzer (Sr. CP to CS), Checkers (CT to Sr. CT), Greene (CR-C to CT), Vulpes (Sr. CT to Vt. CT).

“Avalanche 3 is looking pretty sus I saw him in electrical” - CS-M Drammon

 

  

 

Acklay 1Acklay 1

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are closed at this time.

Promotions: Galahad (CT to Sr. CT), Komodo (CP to CS).

"There are no longer any issues allowed in Acklay 1 on Tuesdays. Please forward all Tuesday problems to CC Lava." - CS Exod

  

  

Acklay 2Acklay 2

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are closed at this time.

Promotions: Tuff (CP to CS), Arthur (CT to Sr. CT), Scard (Sr. CP to CS), Seejers (Sr. CT to Vt. CT).

"Lava's butt is so large that you could park a LAAT in it." - CS-M Ricochet

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: Razor is looking into all the new assets from 3AS and assures all the clones will be happy with the results. In other news, have you ever dreamed about flying through the skies with metallic wings bringing hell to your enemies? If so, please contact your closest Razor pilot or refer to Razor-open for more information.

Promotions: Xavier (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Zoro (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Duncan (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Sazi (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Ajax (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Blast (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Neb (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Flare (Cadet to Sr. Cadet), Galaxy (Ensign to Sr. Ensign).

"Razor recruitment will likely be mid-October in #razor-open. That's also a open channel for anyone to ask questions about Razor and or about getting into the squadron." - CX Scuba

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: Mynocks IEA cycle is currently open! More info is available in #mynock-open.

Promotions: Osprey (CP to Sr. CP), Conair (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Helm (CR-C to CT), Projekt (CT to Sr. CT), Weiss (CP to CS), Khyrek (CT to Sr. CT), Vanilla (CT to Sr. CT).

"Where's the nearest moon pool so I can drive through it?" - CM-P Reck

 

 

 

RTORadio2

News: Are the voices in your head not enough? Do you like to talk alot? Do you want to be that guy that put their squad into a mass-cas?" The RTO MOS is beginning their recruitment drive! Become an essential part of your squad by using the Long Range Radio to relay orders, call in LAATs and artillery! You'll work directly with our supporting elements to keep your squad safe from danger and be the first to bring the fight to the CIS. All you need to do is get RTO Qualified, then contact any Company RTO or CI-O Power.

No RTO Promotions

“Things are going well for RTOs, some of us are still finding sand in our packs from Geonosis no matter how much we clean them though, but other than that it’s been alright” - CI-P Dimitri

 

 

 

MedicalMedic

News: With the new leadership in the Medical field, Medical staff plan on updating the current documents soon(tm).

Medical Promotions: Kain (CM-C to CM), Steps (CM-C to CM), Slugger (CM-C to CM), Deo (Return from Inactive Reserves), Valravn (CM-C to CM), Beast (Return from Inactive Reserves, Sharp (CM-C), Riku (CM-C), Map (Billet to Cyclone 1M), Flourite (Billet to Cyclone 2M), Bark (CM-T to CM-P), Alister (Billet to Avalanche 1M), Husky (Billet to Avalanche 3M).

“Medical Mafia is dead, all hail the High and Round Table” - CM-S Moist

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 

 

 

TEN IN TEN!

(Format for Ten in Ten (until a new rework is done); 1Q = 1st Question, A = Answer)

CM-C Pigeon has been in the unit for 534 days and is currently slotted in Acklay 2-3 as a Medic. We’ve captured him for this rapid interview.

 

1Q: What do you like to do outside of the unit?
A: I enjoy writing, messing around with the boys on the fun operations, and indulging my dog Obama with his lego obsession.

 

2Q: Favorite part of the Unit?
A: I enjoy joining the teamspeak to flame my friends, and argue about semantics. To me, the comradery is easily the best part about the unit.

 

3Q: Dogs or Cats?
A: Dogs (dgoog).

 

4Q: Favorite Bird?
A: Pigeon.

 

5Q: Sci-fi or fantasy?
A: Fantasy.

 

6Q: For the Emperor or for the Republic?
A: For the Emperor.

 

7Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: I would want to pee liquid gold, as a means of obtaining massive wealth via selling this liquid once made into bars.

 

8Q: Favorite Meal
A: Quesadilla

 

9Q: What is your favorite weapon, real or fictional?
A: The Hunting horn from monster hunter world. (Any Variant.)

 

10Q: What would you do for a Klondike Bar?
A: I would entertain my deepest, darkest perversions of my soul, and commit acts un like any seen within the timeline of humanities existence, just for the chance to feel a klondike bar glide across my tongue, and feel my taste buds revel in pure ecstasy as my senses were overwhelmed with pure pleasure.

 

 

 

  

Content Creators

 

 

Interview with CP Swanny

Name, Stream ID, Twitch, Youtube: https://www.twitch.tv/swanny94

How long have you been streaming?: About 4-5 months.

What games do you primarily stream?: I occasionally stream 501st Operations, some CSGO Overwatch (where you review footage of people accused of cheating), used to stream XCOM 2, the Vanilla Arma campaigns, and Destiny.

What is a basic stream schedule for potential viewers to follow?: I try to stream at least once a week, sometimes it will be every day. Its sporadic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

501st News Team opinion doesn’t reflect the opinions of the entire community. If you’d like to help the news team bring in new information, you can by signing up for the news team, submitting an article, posting a piece of media or getting publicity for a custom event you’re hosting. For those interested, please contact either CX-X Canik or one of the editors for more information. Your voice matters, let it be heard. We’re currently looking for writers to collect stories, media and content. Feel free to leave comments  below on what you think.  Also please consider donating to the 501st to help pay for server costs and help keep this community alive and well maintained.

 

Publisher: CX-X Canik
Assistant Publisher: N/A

Chief Newsletter Correspondent: CX-X Canik
Correspondents: CM Sunshine, CW Super, CM-P Cor, CI Morge
Graphic Designers (Headers, BARC, etc): CS Jupiter, CT Dragon, CP Daku


Sunday 13 September 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #45


 CX-C Canik    13 Sep 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #45

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
September 13th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #45! Obviously, it has been a while since we have posted a new Newsletter. We are kicking it back into gear with the News Team as we continue to work on our big project. We've received many concerned comments regarding the lack of a newsletter recently, and are acting on it. So here's 45!

 

    We appreciate your continued loyalty to our content, and encourage suggestions and ideas from the community. If you have a cool video project you would like showcased, or that you believe would be a cool addition to our News content, feel free to message myself (CX-X Canik).

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

501st Server Issues

 

 As many of you have been made aware, recently, the 501st has been experiencing some server issues. With updates to Aux, mod switches such as 3AS, and other various factors, it has become quite difficult to play the game we all come here to enjoy, and easier to blame factors that are not exactly factors at all. So far, all that is known is that many of the issues stem from Arma's limitations, however no clear answer is known just yet. Some people might feel like it was recent updates with AUX mod that caused these issues, others believe 3AS, and others think of other reasons. 

 

So far, potential causes could be networking issues (basically the communication from internet to modem, to router, to box, to virtual machines), mixed with Arma's server limitations with mods (for example, mods that are not listed on the server, including whitelisted mods, could be causing some of the desync that leads to mass player disconnects (the servers are not technically crashing)), to simple mod conflictions. 

 

Between all the causes, we have people working hard to keep you all in the game. This is why it is important to fill out feedback forms that are relevant, so they have a better map of the situation. 

 

For server related issues, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWCEr57vNpKAh0gvMWEQq-9c_iypJsFNGXpkvawzJGCnwfIg/viewform

 

You can also click here to SEE OUR SERVER STATUS, and here to SEE THE STATUS OF OUR VIRTUAL MACHINES, TS SERVER, AND WEBSITE.

 

 

5 - 5 = 327th + Acceptance into GARC

 

  

 Prior to the name change, the 5th Fleet has officially been accepted into GARC! We plan on getting some information and creating an article about each GARC member (which you all got a small taste of with our last 91st article). Until then, here is some General Information for everyone regarding the 327th (5th Fleet), passed along from CS-M Odin:

 

 

 "Good evening everyone, I'm pleased to announce to all of you some exciting news! The 5th Security Fleet has passed their probationary period and has been officially accepted to be a GARC member unit! This is an exciting new addition to the GARC community as a whole and we in Hailstorm HQ hope you feel as excited as we do about this.

 

 General Information:

 

1) If you wish to participate in a Fun-Op on the 5th Fleet's servers you must do so with a group no smaller than 5 troopers total.

 

2) You may join the 5th Fleet's TS at your own discretion but be aware due to it being somewhat small if they ask you to leave cause their own members cannot join, you must leave.

 

3) You may join their discord and request "Other Unit / Guest" and "501st" tags. Please do be patient however as there will no doubt be many of you attempting to get your tags at once.

 

In Game Standards:

 At this time the 5th Fleet and 501st have not come to a consensus on what gear/MOS they are allowed to run on our servers and vice versa. For the time being 501st members will run standard rifleman kits on the 5th's servers and they will be expected to do the same on ours until a later announcement is posted stating otherwise."

 

(In regards to the name change:)

 

"Good morning everyone, I'd just like to make a quick announcement to clear something up before we get inundated with questions. The 5th Security Fleet, the newest member unit to join GARC, has decided to undergo a transformation to become the 327th Star Corps. This was a decision that the 5th has been deliberating for a little while now and they came to this conclusion as a community with GARC Command being in full support.

 

This change will not have any major impact on how we interact with the now 327th nor affect their standing within GARC. This is a change primarily in name and aesthetic and will have no other impact upon the rest of GARC. That is all and have a nice day.

 

 ~CS-M Odin"

 

 

 

Officer Candidate School

 

  

Good morning everyone. I am to announce the opening of the Officer Candidate School, otherwise known as OCS. We have just finished up with our last class and with a lot of new Officer positions being filled we will be running another class. This application process is fairly simple so let me explain it just to be clear: Those individuals who think they would make good officer material in the unit, who are currently in a team leader or higher billet, may choose to present a OCS packet to Player or myself before the date of September 29, 2020 for review to be accepted into OCS.

 

 The OCS packet checklist is presented in this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19rNNROmX-PKzXVKuBoJzySjBy9ntUvFVlVzqpBhU__s/edit

 

Any further questions regarding OCS should be directed towards CC Player or CC Crisis.

 

 

 

Medical Recruitment!

 

 

Medical is searching for new recruits and we are hard at work to make the process more accessible than ever! Medics are lethal rifleman and bring their allies back from the brink of death to take the fight straight to the heart of the CIS. We’re increasing the amount of instructors in the coming weeks to make it easier to get a private training for any schedule. Positions are open in avalanche, cyclone, acklay, and even mynock! Be an irreplaceable asset to your team today! Public medical trainings are currently every other Monday at 6:30pm est, but this is likely to change in the near future so keep your eyes and ears open. If you need to schedule a private training, message @CM-P Cor on discord to schedule one. If you have any questions, feel free to visit #medical-open on discord.

 

 

 

News

  

 

501st Game Master: Many people have wondered what the role "Game Master" listed on C3 Operations does. CT Archon, our latest C Shop XO, was kind enough to explain a little bit about the position and what it entails:

  

"Within C3 we have several levels of development for the campaign. Its not just mission builders making the maps, or story writers setting the stage. We have to take all of these different elements and intersect them all and make them work as a single entity when the Platoons see the op in action. The C3 campaign leadership works to ensure all these elements flow and work together, while also ensuring that all timelines are met. We also try to ensure that the expectations from the lowest Cadet up to Jay are met, hopefully. The game master is similar to this role, but focuses more on the war room and that initial setting of the stage. It would be easy to just plop a map down on a WARNO, say here's what's happening, and BAM go fight. But the game master works in many ways like a DM in D&D and helps to weave a more interesting and engaging narrative, so that everyone watching what's to come feels the build up and feels like they are apart of what is coming there way with the next planet or sector. The game master also has to play the part of the enemy at times, helping to give the unit something to see and hear, something to fight against not just in idea, but somewhat in real time. Finally, the game master has to make sure everyone's playing by the rules. It wouldn't really be that great of a Galactic Campaign if the CIS just came steamrolling in with 100 Battleships, or if the 501st said "GLASS THE PLANET ALL THE TIME!" I hope this helps and answers the question overall."

 

 

 AUX Mod Team: The AUX Mod Team is not currently recruiting, as they are still sorting through recent applicants to bring on. However, they have also been extremely busy cleaning up the mod and presenting many changes lately. These would include weapon value changes, the return of the Super B2, armor value adjustments to balance the weapon updates, and more. Please remember to give mod feedback in #aux-mod-open on the 501st Discord. 

 

 

Document Maintenance Committee: The DMC is here to announce that CM Matt has created an all-new document that's looking to make hot-fixing issues, as well as reinstalling our mods just a little bit easier for you. The Tech Support Document is going to serve as both an installation guide and a place to gather common errors and how to fix those, in order to help everyone get on our servers without delay, here have a look: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k5cSMdElN3W3Mu60nrlPVMpdToOBmsUlHMcXmnp1MbQ/edit (please report any issues/errors to CM Matt)

 

 

 News

 

"Bark" - CS-M Ghost

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

News: September 3rd was the first and only Iron Raider event, hosted by CP Guide, for 3rd Platoon. The boys from Ava 3-1 secured a massive win by pushing out 3-2 from the hill in the King of the Hill match within the last 15 seconds.

Promotions: Brennan (Vt. CT to CP), Broad (CW-3 to CW-4).

“I wish all six of the Platoon Commanders of Avalanche and Cyclone luck doing the OCS packets. And to me who has to write comprehensive evaluations about all of them” - CC Crisis

  

  

 

ZNfq7YE 113x122Cyclone HQ

No News

Promotions: Moist (CP to CS), Darkstar (Vt. CT to CP), 

“Avalanche has been selected first on the 'Tour System' for the campaign. Cyclone will be on FTX for a few weeks before the switch. This selection was made based on the extremely rigorous and reliable method of flipping a coin.” - CC Crisis

 

 

 

Acklay HQNKC850c

News: Jaeger, Shroom, Aeden and Hook have been selected for Wraith. Ride-Alongs are closed.

No Promotions.

"Dad says he will be coming back from getting cigarettes' soon. Thicc boi Rico waits patiently to pounce him" - CW-M Mimir

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

News: CC Drifter has become the company XO and CS Salvo has become the Company NCOIC.

Promotions: Drifter (CS-M to 2nd LT), Griggs (CT to CW), Hades (CR-C to CT), Gladiator (CR-C to CT), Korvak (CR-C to CT), London (Sr. CT to CW), Mike (CR-C to CT), Scottish (CR-C to CT).

So far Zeta has really stayed the same, we have tried to integrate it further into the unit and promote interaction with other parts of the unit. In the future we are going to be shifting focus to training our leadership and focusing the company itself on providing more training opportunities.” - CC Drifter

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

Recruitment:1-1 has one Trooper, one Medic, one Squad RT, and one TL Slot Open, 1-2 has one Medic Slot Open, and 1-3 has one Squad RT, one Trooper, one TL, and one Medic Slot Open.

No Promotions.

“PowerPoints will continue until morale improves” - CS-M Hoodo

  

 

  

Avalanche 2New2ND

Recruitment:2-1 has one Medic Slot Open, and 2-3 has one Medic Slot Open.

Promotions: Hackett (Sr. CT to CP), Bacon (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Sense (CS to Sr. CS), Slyder (CT to Sr. CT), Spilberge (CT to Sr. CT).v

“The sea is now all dried up” - CS Pro

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

Recruitment: 3-1 has one Squad RT Slot Open, 3-2 has one Medic Slot open.

Promotions: Uncle (CT to Sr. CT), Salvatore (CT to Sr. CT), Valravn (CT to Sr. CT), Hegener (Sr. CT to CP), Versa (Sr. CT to CP), Tatum (CT to Sr. CT), Bones (CR-C to CT).

“Avalanche 3-2 does not know how to read” - CP Twine

  

 

 

Cyclone 1 113x122Cyclone 1

Recruitment: 1-1 has one Medic, one TL, and three Trooper Slots Open, and 1-3 has two Medic Slots Open.

Promotions: Mazy (CR-C to CT), Dalton (CR-C to CT), Scanlon (Vt. CT to CP), Diverge (CT to Sr. CT), Chroma (CT to Sr. CT), Weapon (CT to Sr. CT), Snippy (Vt. CT to CP),

Cyclone 1 is still in search of Crisis' Boyfriend, even if he does he best attempts to sabotage our mission, we'll keep moving on - CS Boozy

 

 

 

Cyclone 2 113x122Cyclone 2

Recruitment: 2-1 has one Medic Slot Open, 2-2 has one Medic and one Trooper Slot Open, and 2-3 has one Medic and one TL Slot Open.

Promotions: Great (CR-C to CT).

“We’re also kind of just here right now.” - CS Gamble

 

 

 

Cyclone 3 113x122Cyclone 3

Recruitment: 3-1 has one Trooper and one Medic Slot Open, 3-2 has one TL Slot Open, and 3-3 has one Trooper Slot Open.

Promotions: Bridger (Sr. CT to CP), Cherokee (Sr. CT to CP), Effort (CR-C to CT), Cerberus (Vt. CT to CP), Jub (Sr. CT to CP), Aran (CR-C to CT), Weepier (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Smiley (CT to Sr. CT).

"Drammon and I are doing well in the newlywed period. The boys are getting adjusted to their new Stepdad even though their dad still comes around on weekends. I'm also happy to report that I was able to replicate the snickers dispenser in Drammon's new desk." - CS Kestrel

 

  

 

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Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are closed at this time.

Promotions: Virtox (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Bork (CT to Sr. CT), Purge (CT to Sr. CT), Poseidon (Vt. CT to CP), Chronic (CT to Sr. CT).

"The CIS blew up our pirate ship we worked so hard on. Guess it's time to 'appropriate' a new one.." - CS Exod

  

  

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Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are closed at this time.

No Promotions.

We would like to congratulate our new Morale Officer on his appointment, we are certain he will do superbly - CS-M Ricochet

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: Razor is looking into all the new assets from 3AS and assures all the clones will be happy with the results. In other news, have you ever dreamed about flying through the skies with metallic wings bringing hell to your enemies? If so, please contact your closest Razor pilot or refer to Razor-open for more information.

Promotions: Jaisus (Flight Officer to LTJG), Floff (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Skali (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Ajax (Cadet to Sr. Cadet), KidKun (Born)

“Our beloved XO Casskun has provided Razor with its first heir to the throne. Welcoming Kidkun to the world!” - CX Scuba

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: Mynock continues to train and familiarize themselves with procedures in order to best bring their firepower to the field.

Promotions: Reck (CP to Sr. CP), Loki (CP to Sr. CP), Nuwisha (CP to Sr. CP), Deus (CS to Sr. CS), 

"When in doubt 155 mm usually fixes the problem" - CC Delta

 

 

 

RTORadio2

News: Are the voices in your head not enough? Do you like to talk alot? Do you want to be that guy that put their squad into a mass-cas?" The RTO MOS is beginning their recruitment drive! Become an essential part of your squad by using the Long Range Radio to relay orders, call in LAATs and artillery! You'll work directly with our supporting elements to keep your squad safe from danger and be the first to bring the fight to the CIS. All you need to do is get RTO Qualified, then contact any Company RTO or CI-O Power.

No RTO Promotions

“Things are going well for RTOs, some of us are still finding sand in our packs from Geonosis no matter how much we clean them though, but other than that it’s been alright” - CI-P Dimitri

 

 

 

MedicalMedic

News: With the new leadership in the Medical field, Medical staff plan on updating the current documents soon(tm).

Medical Promotions: Kain (CM-C to CM), Steps (CM-C to CM), Slugger (CM-C to CM), Deo (Return from Inactive Reserves), Valravn (CM-C to CM), Beast (Return from Inactive Reserves, Sharp (CM-C), Riku (CM-C), Map (Billet to Cyclone 1M), Flourite (Billet to Cyclone 2M), Bark (CM-T to CM-P), Alister (Billet to Avalanche 1M), Husky (Billet to Avalanche 3M).

“Medical Mafia is dead, all hail the High and Round Table” - CM-S Moist

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 

 

 

TEN IN TEN!

(Format for Ten in Ten (until a new rework is done); 1Q = 1st Question, A = Answer)

CT Flux has been in the unit for 914 days and is currently slotted in 1-3 and is one of the legendary Onyx Arcs. We’ve captured him for this rapid interview.

 

1Q: What do you like to do outside of the unit?
A: Outside the unit I mostly chill with the BOYS or play games with other friends.

 

2Q: Why do you like spending time with "the boys"?
A: The boys are the boys and you gotta enjoy spending time with the boys or it isn't the boys.

 

3Q: Who is your favorite out of "the boys"
A: My favorite boy is a toss up depending on the day but a safe bet is always Jupiter

 

4Q: Favorite CW?
A: CW-P Super of course

 

5Q: Sci-fi or fantasy?
A: Sci-Fi.

 

6Q: For the Emperor or for the Republic?
A: For the REPUBLIC

 

7Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Control over some sort of time.

 

8Q: Favorite Meal
A: Chicken Burritos

 

9Q: What is your favorite weapon, real or fictional?
A: I was always a fan of a M4/AR-15 platform weapon

 

10Q: What would you do for a Klondike Bar?
A: I dont know, buy one?

 

 

 

  

Content Creators

 

 

Interview with CI Uni

Name, Stream ID, Twitch, Youtube: UniStruggle, UniStruggle (Twitch), UniStruggle (Youtube)

How long have you been streaming?: I have been streaming about 3-4 months now. It was just chillin on the side usually but I think I may want to make it a full time thing. The dream is to do twitch and youtube for the games I love full time!

What games do you primarily stream?: Usually I stream Rainbow Six: Siege, the thinking man's shooter. While it takes incredible mechanical skill to master, that alone does not win games. Thinking outside the box and the destructibility and utility available is required to make the strats work. This is what sets it apart from games like CSGO and COD. I also stream other games if I feel like it.

What is a basic stream schedule for potential viewers to follow?: I stream almost every other day, and make a video of highlights every week on youtube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

501st News Team opinion doesn’t reflect the opinions of the entire community. If you’d like to help the news team bring in new information, you can by signing up for the news team, submitting an article, posting a piece of media or getting publicity for a custom event you’re hosting. For those interested, please contact either CX-X Canik or one of the editors for more information. Your voice matters, let it be heard. We’re currently looking for writers to collect stories, media and content. Feel free to leave comments  below on what you think.  Also please consider donating to the 501st to help pay for server costs and help keep this community alive and well maintained.

 

Publisher: CX-X Canik
Assistant Publisher: N/A

Chief Newsletter Correspondent: CX-X Canik
Correspondents: CM Sunshine, CW Super, CM-P Cor, CI Morge
Graphic Designers (Headers, BARC, etc): CS Jupiter, CT Dragon, CP Daku


Thursday 27 August 2020

The Legion's Bulwark: Mynock


 CX-C Canik    27 Aug 2020
 None    Staff

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The Legion's Bulwark: Mynock

The Legion's Bulwark: Mynock

Written by: CX-X Shnuffles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Clad in armored behemoths, the 501st has had the support of Mynock’s tankers for a little over a year now. Opening a new path for the Legion’s troopers to pursue careers as armored crewmen in both tanks and other numerous armored fighting vehicles. As the Legion’s 2nd supporting detachment, Mynock’s clear-cut mission continues to be the infantry’s mission, with the ongoing effort to provide them any support they require. With a complement of over 30 Personnel divided amongst four sections, the Bastion Detachment provides infantrymen with both fast yet hard-hitting options for completing their missions.

  

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

Second Lieutenant Delta

 

“The detachment [Mynock] was in dire need of more permanent leadership to keep it on the right track and offer stability.” - CC Delta

 

 

With CC Delta at the helm, Mynock’s staff have been introduced to new approaches to leadership. Finding both direction and guidance in their approach to every mission. The detachment’s current Commander has seen action both in the air and on the ground, enabling him to be an invaluable resource to the staff he works alongside in Mynock’s day to day operations. Since his assignment, the platoon as a whole has dedicated itself to attaining an efficient structure. Bringing crewmen closer than ever with each other, and their Section Leads.

 

“I’ve enjoyed my transition into Mynock overall, and I am glad that I was given the opportunity to be brought into the fold.” - CC Delta

  

 

 

Sergeant Major Zulu

 

“It could be said that the Detachment chose me for the position, rather than me acting on my own accord. Though I will say that I am glad that I accepted this position.” - CS-M Zulu

 

 

Weary of a new position, Zulu was present at Mynock’s very inception, applying out of an interest in armored warfare. An interest that would grow into something greater, a desire to be something greater. Now, working side by side with Delta as the Detachment’s NCOIC, Zulu has run the show on a day to day basis. Undertaking the responsibility of acting as the Detachment’s liaison from both above and below. The Sergeant Major has stepped up and risen to the occasion, improving and building upon both his own skill, and the skills of those around him. Compounded by the examples set from previous mentors, such as CS-M Verax & CX Scuba, Zulu’s work alongside Delta brings out the very best in Bastion, and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

  

 

 

Bastion Detachment “Mynock”

 

“We got tanks! It’s what we do, really.” - CS Osprey

 

 

Spread across Four Sections, Mynock’s NCOs lead those around them in the form of high tonnage war machines rather than infantry squads. Their training amounts to more than just tactics on the ground, but the numerous operating procedures built around individual platforms they field in the AO. Fighting vehicles, both tracked and wheeled face off against a seemingly endless array of threats to both themselves and the troops they support. The detachment’s crews are driven to be on their top-game at all times while driving past friendly-lines, or risk being entombed in plasma-scorched wrecks.

 

“Being air-mobile gives us the equal striking distance to carry on alongside infantry during their missions.” - CP Weiss

 

Before the detachment can start tackling problems in the field, first they’ll have to get there. Integrating armor into a traditionally Air Assault-based Company proves to be an interesting challenge for the detachment’s Section Leads. One that they’ve met headfirst and have overcome with the help of the Legion’s only other supporting Detachment, Razor. The usage of LAAT Gunships alongside Bastion’s tanks ensures that the lumbering giants can keep pace with anyone, even an Airborne QRF. 1st Section’s Lead, Sergeant Osprey explained that Mynock’s crews “Hitch-a-ride so to speak, and are brought in alongside infantry.” providing on-call fire support the moment they hit the ground.

 

“Flexibility is the goal we had in mind, so we aim to bring something new to each operation.” - CP Weiss

 

With such a diverse arsenal at their disposal, finding the “right tool for the job” is an important part of their mission. 3rd Section’s Lead, Sergeant Deus built upon that mission further, going on to explain Mynock’s “Two Primary Interests”, their Number One being to provide the best support possible for the detachment they’ve been paired with. Second to that, is to “Make sure we’re fielding vehicles which enable us [Mynock] to perform to the best of our ability.”

 

“The process is more or less trial and error, a difficult task really.” - CP TrueSight

 

  

Conclusion

 

 

Bringing together a multitude of different people into one place, Mynock continues to drive forwards to a better tomorrow. To become a part of that team, simply inquire with a Section Lead+ and they will get back to you with an application form. More information can be found in #mynock-open.

 

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501st Newsletter Issue #46 CX-C Canik @ (16 Oct 2020) (Newsletters)
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501st Newsletter Issue #44 CX-C Canik @ (26 Jul 2020) (Newsletters)
501st Newsletter Issue #43 Administrator @ (20 Jun 2020) (Newsletters)
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Weekend War Report #2 (5/15-17) Administrator @ (22 May 2020) (After Action Report)
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