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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Razor Squadron: Saviors in the Sky


 CT Verax    19 Jun 2018
 None    Staff

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Razor Squadron: Saviors in the Sky

CT Verax, News Editor
Monday June 18th, 2018

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RYLOTH - As the sun pierces through the clouds of Ryloth, Twi’leks can be heard cheering through their capital of Lessu as they watch the famous 501st Razor Squadron bombard CIS armor and lay waste to their droid combatants. In the aftermath, a massive crowd surfaces in the city center and the citizens of Ryloth begin waving as they watch Razor Squadron transport the brave men of the 501st Hailstorm Battalion off their planet. Our news team asked Kaasha Bateen, a resistance strategist for the Free Ryloth movement, what she thought of the Republic. She responded with joy, “The greatest soldiers of peace for the galaxy, without them our planet would be under siege by the Confederacy. But we must certainly be grateful for their pilots, they saved our lives and took us to safety when we had nowhere else to run.”

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ACCLAMATOR “GOLIATH” - Afterwards in the various hangars of the Acclamator “Goliath” Razor lands Lieutenant Machete’s 3rd Platoon for their upcoming debrief. Avalanche Company Medic Corporal Koda begins ordering medics to grab medical stretchers as the wardens begin motioning LAAT MEDIVACs to land on their designated platforms.  As the last LAAT lands we saw Lieutenant Charmer, Squadron Commander of Razor Squadron, disembark his LAAT, we rushed over to ask him questions about the brave pilots in the 501st Legion. We first asked him what does he seek for pilots in the legion? He responded quickly, “The first thing we tell new members is that they are first being trained as an officer. Especially when you finish your Phase 2 Pilot Training because we need you to exemplify your perspective and attitude in the unit. So when we are looking for a new a pilot, we are looking for them to display a professional attitude in Razor Squadron. We are not expecting you to be the best pilot in the world but we are expecting you to learn at a professional level. Like Lieutenant Scuba says, there is a time to be serious, there is a time to have fun and there is a time to have serious fun.”

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After asking the first question, Lieutenant Charmer began walking towards Lieutenant Machete’s debrief. Across our area we saw medics rushing clones troopers to the medical bay and troopers moving towards the debrief area. As we walked with the lieutenant we then asked him what does he see in the near future for pilots? He responded solemnly, “As it stands now, our roster is fairly small and our goal is to fill that roster till it is full. We have approximately 13 pilots that are active and out of those 5-6 are actively flying in the unit. As of now, it is hard, but I will tell you where I want it to go. With the new technology coming into the unit, we are looking for large scale battles and expanded systems with full air superiority against hostile forces. That includes expanding on Lightning Detachment, increased combat training and flight training. That won’t discourage us and our pilots we have now because we considered them the best. And we will continue to work to save infantry from the skies as the future is to expand and bring more presence to the battlefield as Razor Squadron.

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Just as Lieutenant Charmer and his pilots were about to enter the briefing room we quickly asked him a final question. We asked why should members of the unit join Razor Squadron? He stopped in his tracks by the door to the briefing room and turned to give his final comment, “Aviation, as I am consistently told, is a necessity. It is something that a lot of infantry look forward and up to in anyway necessary. Because without pilots things can go wrong, infantry can get overrun, they may not have the precision support they need to carry out their objective. It becomes a problem because if no one is out there to support them, they can call us in and take care of it. To put it simply, we do our job to make yours easier. Everyone has their own reason to join aviation. My reason was because it looked fun. And there is a lot more to it and the fun for me comes when we operate as a squadron and see every pilot working together. For others it could be a fun team, but at the end of the day, it comes with character building skills that benefit the unit as a whole.” As the lieutenant finished his final response he quickly stepped into debrief and the doors closed upon his entrance.

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If anyone has an interest in joining Razor Squadron, contact any pilots within the 501st Legion Discord or TeamSpeak3.


Sunday 03 June 2018

An inside look of ARC Basic Selection


 CT Verax    03 Jun 2018
 None    Staff

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An inside look of ARC Basic Selection

CT Verax, News Editor
Sunday June 3rd, 2018

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KAMINO - The 501st Legion 1st Regiment, 3rd Battalion “Hailstorm”, ARC Detachment “Onyx” has recently selected the ten new candidates to be apart of the ARC Candidate Program. The ten new candidates are: CT Noviix, CT Fancy, CT Daku, CT Nomad (formely CP), CT Cato, CT Casidy (formely CX-X), CT Delta (formely CX-X), CM Zest, CM Falco, and CT Mungus (formerly CS).  All candidates came from different backgrounds within the unit and have shown examplemary experiences during their time within the 501st Legion. We spoke to CC Ullr, commander of the 501st special forces ARC Detachment “Onyx”, and asked what he looks for when troops are interested in ARC, Lieutenant Ullr responded confidently, “What we look for is the drive and willingness to push yourself to solve problems they do not realize. Being willing to make sacrifices to the needs of your team as a whole and in doing so to help others while still accomplishing their objective. By doing this they are living up to the name of ARC and at the same time not being afraid to be tried by fire.”

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We finally asked the lieutenant what he sees in the near future for ARC. He exuberantly responded, “A bright one for sure, we see a team that assists in a variety of different ways where they can overcome serious and challenging environments. In regards to how ARC solves those problems, we are looking forward to adding on to their experience. For example, if you claim to be good with one thing, you may not be as good with it as much as you think are, and so we are pushing individuals to be well rounded with their skills and anticipate all the obstacles that comes in their way.”

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Currently, Onyx has eleven ARC troopers (the commander included and two in reserves) and seeks to do another Basic Selection in the near future.


Sunday 20 May 2018

501st Legion One Year Anniversary Reformations


 CT Verax    20 May 2018
 None    Announcements

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501st Legion One Year Anniversary Reformations

CT Verax, News Editor
Saturday May 19th, 2018

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ANNIVERSARY - Today marks the one year anniversary for the inception of the 501st Legion Starism Unit. Major reformations have taken place within the past year that has fundamentally changed the unit. Currently, the 501st Legion stands as the most popular unit in all starisms within Arma 3 alone with a rough estimate of over 2,300 members, according to the Arma 3 Starism page. The 501st unit alone has broken several astonishing records in not only longevity, but in maintenance of the thousands of clone troopers under an extremely efficient command structure. The unit started a year ago as one platoon (roughly 30 troops) to evolve to battalion status (roughly more than 350 troops). We sought more information and interviewed the new Battalion Commander, Major Jay, about the one year anniversary and how the unit has progressed, Starting from the beginning as one platoon with one and a half squads with when we officially started, we have grown to up to roughly battalion level and we achieved almost what any unit could of achieved.” During our interview we asked Major Jay about the size of the unit within Arma 3, he responded excitedly “We have a somewhat well rounded community, we are the single largest unit in Arma 3 alone, apart from Star Wars Sims alone.” We also asked about where he envisions the unit going in the next year, he replied “Our battalion movement will good, we should have the next company (Blizzard) up to a 80-90% capacity to see how well they are doing. Apart from that in the meantime, we can expand outside of Arma with new avenues to become a massive conglomerate that is headed by this unit’s leadership. We being able to branch out and establish our own dominion and really start conquering the community with other games is a great long term goal.”

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BATTALION CREATION - On Wednesday May 16th, a leadership lead by the Avalanche HQ was held at 1500 PM EST. After the meeting it was announced that the 501st Legion would be expanding to a battalion level, with BC Jay (formerly CC Jay) CC Bondoer, and CC Cruise elevating to battalion command. Captain Jay was promoted to major with his primary billet now at battalion commander and Lieutenant Bondoer was promoted to captain with his primary billet now at battalion executive officer and finally Lieutenant Cruise’s primary billet is now battalion shop commander. One of first great decisions made by battalion command was the selection of leadership in Avalanche HQ, CC Klein was elevated to the company commander position and CP Jan (after applying for the position) was made Avalanche Company Adjutant on Sunday May 13th. In the platoon section of Avalanche HQ, CC Sparrow (formerly CS-M Sparrow) was promoted to second lieutenant and was elevated to 1st platoon commander (which was formerly held by CC Klein).

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BLIZZARD COMPANY - During the leadership meeting on May 16th, Blizzard Company was announced with its leadership already set at an excellent start. CC Angel and CC Whiskers (formerly CS-M Whiskers) were both elevated from Acklay platoon leadership to Blizzard Company HQ leadership. Blizzard has three platoons under its command, with Acklay acting as a 3rd platoon but still referred as "Acklay 1." Though the former Acklay leadership was elevated, they left it in good hands with CC Lava (formerly Sr. CS Lava) to take the reins as platoon commander, CT Walrusking as platoon RT, CM Navo appointed to platoon medic, and with the expansion of a 4th squad in Acklay. Hopes run very high with Blizzard Company as the battalion command shows exuberant confidence in Blizzard’s newfounded leadership, including Blizzard HQ decisions to appoint CP Earthknite as company RT and CM-P Calo as company medic. This solid foundation of leadership is assured to help Blizzard HQ expand with ease within the near future. Great decisions were immediately made to help Blizzard 1 with the appointment of CM Shoe as platoon medic and CT Fry as platoon RT.

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DEDICATIONS: The News Team wishes everyone a Happy 1 Year to the 501st Legion and a personal thank you directly from BC Jay: “I want to thank the leadership and the community as a whole for helping us grow and we look forward to our unit growing even more in the future.”


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