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

 

  

 

Acklay 1NKC850c

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

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

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


Sunday 26 July 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #44


 CX-C Canik    26 Jul 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #44

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
June 25th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #44! Obviously, it has been a while since we have posted a new Newsletter. We in the News Team have some big projects ahead, one of which will be announced below.

 

    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), or CT Momentum.

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

501st Film Festival Winners!

 

 

   Despite being a little outdated, we figure we would touch back on the Film Festival Winners (because who doesn't love watching creator content?). There were a total of 11 videos, submitted from members all over the unit. 

 

1st Place: CM Husky (with 123 votes)

"Mrs. Mae"

  

 

 Battalion Commender Jay's Pick: CM Target

"501st Recruitment"

    

 

Most Acceptable Cringe (Romance): CX-X Shnuffles

"My LAAT is Sentient" (Based off the short novel by CX-W Skitch)

      

 

Most Rap (Runner Up): CT Habivi

"Razor - The 501st Legion"

  

  

 

5th Fleet??

 

 

On July 8th, the "5th Fleet Embassy" channel was created in the 501st Team Speak, bringing on many questions. "Is this a new GARC member?" was the most asked. CS-M Odin, Battalion NCOIC, made a brief announcement regarding how to treat the 5th Fleet. 

"So some of you may have noticed the newly created "5th Fleet" embassy that has popped up on our TS amongst other things. The 5th Fleet is another StarSim unit that has expressed interest in becoming a GARC member and has been granted probationary status as a potential GARC member.

 

What does this mean for the 501st? Well, as of current, not very much. The 5th Fleet is a relatively small unit and we have instructed everyone to refrain from joining their discord or TS. The sheer size of the 501st would quickly overwhelm them and that is not our goal.

 

So, unless you're an NCO+ and been given permission to by BC Jay, CC Player or myself, please do not join their discord or TS at this time while they are getting settled into the much larger community they are working to become a part of.

 

- Odin"

 

 

 

New Teamspeak Address!

 

 

If you havent already discovered, we have switched to a new Teamspeak. There were several factors that led to the creation of a new Teamspeak, including a reorganization of tags and channels, a reduced cost per month, and more. Initially, only NCOs and above were permitted to enter the new Teamspeak in order to get tags squared away, follow by individual Platoons as their Operations began. A slow bu effective process, the switch is now 100% complete. There are a few bugs still, including a spam protection that occasionally makes it difficult to connect, as well as a TFAR issue. These will be fixed over time!

New Address: ts3.501stlegion-a3.com

Teamspeak Bug Report Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-T33aafx2VG9L7BhppwgAGmpjKhPoLtTjTuX-u4S9SSS7zQ/viewform

 

 

 

News

  

 

501st Media Outreach: The 501st Media Outreach team has been working hard to get streamer and content creator forms seen, and approved tags given. CC Delta, the Media Outreach Team Lead, would like to remind people that Approved Streamer tags should NOT be given if their name is not on the approved list. IF you are a streamer or youtube content creator, and would like to stream our 501st Operations, you can find all relevant information HERE.

 

 

 Mission Builders: If you enjoy working in Eden Editor, have a creative mind for new compositions, and take pride in seeing your creations being utilized by our great community, the Mission Builder Team is looking for you! Working closely with the Story Writers, the Mission Builder Team takes pride in the fact they have created fun immersive environments for the Legion, from Pantora to Geonosis. IF you are newer to Edin, and are willing to learn, the Mission Builder Team has the resources to help! Inquire with CX-W Thunder, or CI Gull for more information!

 

 

News Team: The News Team is in need of additional War Correspondents, as well as a few segment journalists for our latest project that would combine Newsletter material, War Correspondent highlights, and more. For a War Correspondent position, you must be able to attend an additional Operation each week (in game), and have note taking capabilities in order to write a basic report that our journalists can transform into readable articles following our campaign. For more information on these positions, or if you would like to volunteer your time to other aspects of the News Team, please send a DM to CX-X Canik or CT Momentum.

 

 

 News

 

"Bark" - CS-M Ghost

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

News:Avalanche kicks off the Sanbra campaign with Avalanche 1 heading the charge!

No Promotions

“When your memories exceed your dreams, you’ve already failed” - CC Player

  

  

 

ZNfq7YE 113x122Cyclone HQ

News: Cyclone Company supports the Sanbra Campaign, with Cyclone 1 and 3 rolling in with the punches.

No Promotions

"Those who think they can and those who think they cannot are both usually correct." - CC Crisis

 

 

 

Acklay HQNKC850c

No News.

No Promotions.

“It's like I always say boys. If you would stop getting shot, you wouldn't need to come see me" CM-S Navo

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

News: A change in leadership brings new opportunities to the Reservist Company!

Promotions: Scyrak (CX-C to CT), Clay (CR-C to CT), Ryker (CR-C to CT), Larry (CR-C to CT). 

“Insert Quote Here.”- CW-O Super

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

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

No Promotions.

“Its a doggie dog world” - CS-M Hoodoo

  

 

  

Avalanche 2New2ND

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

Promotions: September (CT to Sr. CT).

“Something something something... Dark Side...” - CS Pro

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

Recruitment: 3-2 has one Medic Slot Open, 3-3 has one Medic and one Krayt Trooper Slot open

Promotions: Gonzo (CR-C to CT), Araxis (CR-C to CT), Klinger (CR-C to CT), Chimera (CR-C to CT).

“At least we’re not digging anymore, and we have torn down the trench shrine from the other guys” - CS-M Bjorn

  

 

 

Cyclone 1 113x122Cyclone 1

Recruitment:1-1 has one Medic and one Trooper Slot Open.

Promotions: Coco (CR-C to CT), Dredge (CR-C to CT), Merlin (CT to Sr. CT).

“The now rebranded 4th platoon as Cyclone 1, is more ready than ever to bring the strong arm of the Republic for its citizens” - CS Boozy

 

 

 

Cyclone 2 113x122Cyclone 2

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

Promotions: Steps (CR-C to CT), Morge (CR-C to CT), Nidus (CR-C to CT), Sparticus (CT to Sr. CT).

“Stop trying, keep dying. Wait, I think I mixed that up” - CM Fluorite

 

 

 

Cyclone 3 113x122Cyclone 3

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

Promotions: Blythe (CR-C to CT), Deceiving (CT to Sr. CT), Cyber (CS to Sr. CS), Deva (CT to Sr. CT), 

“The next time you see CT Jub, ask him if he has the OPORD yet” - CS-M Drammon

 

  

 

Acklay 1NKC850c

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are closed at this time.

Promotions: Scarab (Sr. CT to CP), Saprez (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Momentum (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Mosin (CT to Sr. CT).

"RIP Phase Silver. Make sure all you potential Jump-Masters out there are keeping an eye out though!" - CS Exod

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are closed at this time.

Promotions: Squids (CT to Sr. CT), Oneill (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Aedan (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Diablo (CT to Sr. CT), Spire (CR-C to CT).

“Rearmed and ready to Go” - CM-P Lich

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: Razor's Warden to Pilot Program has begun. Inquire with CX Scuba or CX-W Flog for more information.

Promotions: Xavier (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Canik (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Legal (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Galaxy (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Duncan (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Halligan (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Mystic (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Blast (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Neb (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Flare (CR-C to Jr. Cadet), Hollis (CR-C to Petty Officer)

"I dont know" - CX Jackson

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

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

No Promotions.

“Wait, what do you guys need a quote for?” - CS-M Zulu

 

 

 

RTORadio2

News: New RTO training has been released, and re-certification is going smoothly!

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

No News

No Medical Promotions.

“Our lord Shade has returned to liberate us from Overlord Corey” - CM-P Cor

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 

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TEN IN TEN!

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

This week, we caught CT Teacup, who has been in the unit for over 400 days and is currently a Krayt Trooper for 2-3 (previously 2-4) as well as a storywriter for Campaign Management. 

 

1Q: What do you like to do outside of the unit?
A: I don’t do much outside of the unit right now

 

2Q: What got you into storytelling?
A: I got into storywriters because I love making stories and making campaigns for DND and such. Making fun for people and tying a great story into it.

 

3Q: What is your favorite story?
A: My favorite book was called Tales of Deltora, and it was a lot of fun to read as a kid. You know, the art in it made me want to start making stories of my own and thought about what worlds I could make. My favorite comic is the Darth Vader comics because it tells a story of a character we already know but made a great background character. For movies, Star Wars of course. I love so many games for the same kind of reason, seeing the characters and worlds I love. For campaign, there are a few cool stories but I haven't really taken part in them, but my planet I did, Nawan, was fun. I really enjoy it.

 

4Q: Which 4 was best 4?
A: Lol, well 2-4 is best four forever, long live the king

 

5Q: Sci-fi or fantasy?
A: I like both. They’re really great genres for anything

 

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

 

7Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Deadpool’s power of Regeneration

 

8Q: Favorite Meal
A: Spaghetti

 

9Q: What is your favorite weapon, real or fictional?
A: The Kriss Vector is my favorite gun irl, and the LE for Arma

 

10Q: What would you do for a Klondike Bar?
A: What wouldn’t I do for a Klondike Bar?

 

 

 

  

Content Creators

 

 

Interview with CT Spilberge

Name, Stream ID, Twitch, Youtube: DSP_TV.ttv (Twitch), DSP TV (Youtube)

How long have you been streaming?: About 1 year.

What games do you primarily stream?: Nothing specific, just depends on the mood and who I play with. I do stream Arma. Battlefront, all the way to Indie Games

What is a basic stream schedule for potential viewers to follow?: At the moment, its whenever, but primarily in the evenings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, CT Momentum, 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: CT Momentum

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


Saturday 20 June 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #43


 Administrator    20 Jun 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #43

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
June 19th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #43! Make sure to keep an eye out for our next article to be released this next friday, 6/26! In this issue, you might see some reused material (for example, the Film Festival announcement). This is in order to continue promotion of certain items.

 

    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), or CT Momentum.

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

501st Film Festival

 

 

    As most of you may know, our recruitment video posted on the 501st Website and accompanying Youtube channel is really out of date. As such, CC Player announced last week that we will be holding a 501st Film Festival in tandem with the search for a new unit-wide recruitment video! With limits as high as the sky, you can make a video based on the epic drama and warfare we find in the field, or one that is a romantic comedy about a pilot and his LAAT. The purpose is to show the fun and exciting things we do in this unit. 

 

"All that being said BN recognizes the hard work that it is to truly create a video to showcase the unit which is why we are announcing the first ever 501st Film Festival Contest. The way this contest will work is anyone can submit a video to the unit for a chance to win a $100 Steam gift card. This Film Festival will run from today June 2nd-July 1st and the winner will be decided by the community. Later today there will be a channel on Discord created to submit your Videos to the community, and people can vote with using the 359180206851751937 emoji on the video they think best encapsulates the experience we offer here in the 501st." ~CC Player

 

 If you have a video you would like to submit, feel free to post it in the #501st-film-festival channel found in Official 501st Discord!

 

   

     

News

  

 

Event Management: Event Management is looking for individuals who have a keen sense of planning, and would like to help with Events. This would include planning with different event hosts, assisting as zeus for FotM events, and more! Anyone interested is highly encouraged to message CS Pro for more information. Additionally, keep you eye out and be ready for the next Flavor of the Month!

 

 

 Recruitment: As new potential members join our Teamspeak, the Recruiters are some of the first people they will interact with. As such, it is always important to leave a good impression. As they set up the recruit with the mods to join us on server for fun, they also make sure the new recruits have read our rules and guidelines which are important to a Community our size. Recently, the Recruitment personnel have undergone some backend changes in order to make the process easier for both the recruit and the recruiter, as the entire occurrence can sometimes seem long and drawn out. Recruits are always encouraged to join fun ops as soon as their mods are finished, which is the best way to prepare for BCT. RECRUITS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND BCT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ON OUR SERVERS!

 

 

TCW Mod Team: The TCW Team is always looking for new members! No experience is required, only an eagerness to learn and contribute. The TCW Team has people who would be more than happy to teach and help provide resources for learning. For those with modding experience, they are looking for people who are interested in texturing, as well as Modelers, Importers, and Scriptures. If you have experience, or would like to gain some, feel free to message CI-S Purdy for more information!

 

 

 News

 

"We're putting an A.P.B. on CW-M Archon. He was last seen pitching a fence near his home last weekend. We have reason to believe he's lost, scared and alone, any information that leads to his rescue would be greatly appreciated." - CS-M Odin

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

News:Avalanche and Cyclone will be having a few more weeks of FTXs in order to work with Acklay and bring a squad to each platoon FTX.

No Promotions

From this point forward saying or referencing 'Femboy Hooters' at an Avalanche or Cyclone event is punishable by death.” - CC Crisis

  

  

 

 Cyclone HQ

News: Cyclone Company HQ is running smoothly as they continue to improve and adjust as needed.

No Promotions

“Praise be to thou lord Morphine and Epinephrine” - CM-P Moist

 

 

Acklay HQNKC850c

News: Acklay will be opening Ride-A-Longs sometime next week. Keep an eye open in #acklay-public!

Promotions: Jan (CS to CS-M), Kyrptic (Vt. CT to CP).

“It's like I always say boys. If you would stop getting shot, you wouldn't need to come see me" CM-S Navo

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions: Kamikaze (CR-C to CT), Saiko (CR-C to CT), Castle (CR-C to CT), Crimson (CR-C to CT), Skynyrd (CR-C to CT), Akira (CR-C to CT), Stretch (CR-C to CT), Ignis (CR-C to CT).

“Habas wont stop stealing all the paperwork”- CW-P Ripjaw

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

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

Promotions: Hoodoo (CS to CS-M).

“Unknown Fact: CM-P Corey is actually 4’2 in real life” - CM-T Roster

  

 

  

Avalanche 2New2ND

Recruitment:2-1 has one Medic Slot Open.

Promotions: Wag (CR-C to CT).

“No, Corey isn’t holding me hostage. I for one love our new medic overlord.” - CM-P Cor

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

Recruitment: 3-2 has two Trooper Slots Open, 3-3 has one Krayt Trooper Slot open

Promotions: Bjorn (CS to CS-M), Storm (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Singed (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Crebar (Sr. CT to CP)

“At least we’re not digging anymore, and we have torn down the trench shrine from the other guys” - CS-M Bjorn

  

 

 

 Cyclone 1

Recruitment:1-1 has one Squad RT slot open, 1-3 has Two Trooper slots open

No Promotions.

“CI-P Buggs Still owes me 20 bucks for being the best RTO in 4th plt” - CP Dusty

 

 

 

 Cyclone 2

Recruitment: 2-1 has one Squad RT Slot Open.

Promotions: Fixit (Vt. CT to CP), Clover (CR-C to CT), Ezri (CR-C to CT).

“Cyclone is doing well in it’s developmental phase, however we are eager to join in the galactic campaign so we can [501st-censor] up some droids” - CS Shadow

 

 

 

 Cyclone 3

Recruitment:3-1 has one Trooper Slot Open and one Medic Slot Open, and 3-3 has one Trooper slot open

No Promotions.

"Since adding both Mark and Spark to Platoon HQ, I am beginning to rethink Cyclone 3 Platoon staff naming conventions." - CC Andromeda   

 

  

 

Acklay 1NKC850c

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are open at this time.

Promotions: Shinpho (Sr. CT to CP), Sideways (CT to Sr. CT).

"I am excited for some of our ride-a-longs to get accepted so we can start their haz-. I mean training." CS Exod

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are open at this time.

No Promotions.

“Rearmed and ready to Go” - CM-P Lich

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: For the month of June, all RTOs are permitted the same permissions as Razor Candidates, being allowed to ride with Razor pilots. This is in conjunction with RTO Leadership in order to give both parties a point of view in order to progress towards better communications.

Promotions: Ajax (CR-C to Jr. Cadet), Lemartes (CR-C to Jr. Cadet)

"Rule one: No matter what else, fly the aircraft" - CX-X Aspect

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

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

Promotions: Osprey (CP to CS).

“Everyone welcome back Reck from his 3 year LOA” - CS-M Zulu

 

 

 

RTORadio2

News:New RTO training has been released, and re-certification is going smoothly!

No RTO Promotions

“Purdy is looking for more interns to help with paperwork” - CI-S Purdy

 

 

 

MedicalMedic

News: There is a shiny new Medical Roster!

No Medical Promotions.

“Medical Corps would like to welcome back CM-P Reck from his 3 year LOA” - CM-P Corey

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 

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TEN IN TEN!

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

 

This Week we caught CT Versa, A Senior Trooper In 3-2!

1Q: Where are you from?
A: I am from Miami, Florida

 

2Q: What's it like growing up there, and what did you do growing up?
A: I grew up in the hood, and [REDACTED]

 

3Q: I remember you saying you were a DJ. How did you get into that?
A: I always liked music growing up, death metal, techno, rap, anything and everything. No favorite artist, if it goes hard, it goes hard, you feel me?

 

4Q: What is it like being a DJ?
A: Crippling anxiety. You understand what you're doing, you understand the basics of it, and you know how to execute it, it's just sometimes the stage fright gets to you. If you mess up, its gonna suck. 

 

5Q: Coming from my perspective, I dont know how to DJ. What do you do?
A: So in clubs, they have a big $10,000 machine where you mix on thats hooked up to the speakers, and you just plug in your USB (or laptop if you have an extreme amount of music) and your headset and your setup is done. [...]I just go out there without a plan, no playlist. You have to know what songs you have, and try to continue with the vibe, you have to read the room, you know? Everything revolves around a four count. You usually use the beat of the song to count the four beats. And then every sixteenth measure something changes. Like they add an effect so you gotta listen to the song and match where it is and count yourself in so the beat’s in sync. Then you gotta mix it in slowly or fast depending on how you wanna DJ and shit. You don’t wanna transition when it’s going hard cause it’s gonna sound off. I have a PC so I use FruityLoops. There’s Ableton but it’s advanced and it doesn’t hold your hand. FruityLoops is easier but you still make good shit with it. There’s Garageband - you can do what any other good DJ does on your phone with Garageband.

 

6Q: What do you like to eat?
A: Right now I'm eating clean. Vegetarian/Vegan. I have vegan protein, which is like a protein shake but cleaner for your body. If it werent for eating clean, I'd say Pasta. Carbs. Definitely pasta. Alfredo Pasta.

 

7Q: You're currently a Bartender, right?
A: Yeah, I like it a lot. Talking and bullshitting with people. One thing I’m good at is bullshitting. I make my money by sweet talking people and talking shit with them. Make them feel good and get them more drinks and make more money. You learn about stranger’s lives more than you care to know. I have stories - like - I have hella stories from work. No where else would you hear this or deal with this.

 

8Q: How did you get into the bartending business?
A: One of my boys was working there and he told me to come through cause the bartender there sucked ass. So I was like, “[501st-censor] it, I’ll go.” I applied and my boy chatted me up and they hired me.

 

9Q: What is your dream job?
A: I don’t know, maybe open my own bar. I don’t know. I make good money bartending. Having my own bar would be dope as [501st-censor]. I like the science behind making drinks, experimenting and shit.

 

10Q: Where do you want to be in the unit?
A: I don’t know. If I have the time, maybe platoon commander. Infantry shit. I haven’t decided where I wanna go. Maybe run my own squad first.

 

 

  

Content Creators

 

 

Interview with CT Kitsune

Name, Stream ID, Twitch, Youtube: GT_Kitsune (steam), GT_Kitsune (Twitch)GT_Kitsune (Youtube)

How long have you been streaming?: About 3 years

What games do you primarily stream?: Shooters, RPGs, Milsims, as well as streaming art.

What is a basic stream schedule for potential viewers to follow?: 8pm EST Thursdays and Fridays for Arma Ops and trainings with sporadic streams through the week

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, CT Momentum, 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: CT Momentum

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


Saturday 06 June 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #42


 Administrator    06 Jun 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #42

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
June 5th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #42! Due to some schedule conflictions and technical errors, the Krayt article was postponed until today (You can READ IT HERE!). The News Team thanks everyone for their continued support as we push through new ideas and work on quality and consistency. We will be publishing another article this upcoming Friday in order to maintain our consistency standards we try to hold ourselves accountable to. Within our team we have had excellent progress from our new Media staff (CM Target, CT Habivi, CT Arcanist), with Target publishing a quick video recap of our campaign in tandem with the Story Writers and our own War Correspondence. We have some awesome projects in the works that would allow you the community to be more interactable with our team, as well as a lot of great article ideas in the works! Lastly, for Cyclone Logos, we are not including any this week, as I do not have any official logos in my possession at this time. Sorry Cyclone!

 

    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), or CT Momentum.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

501st Film Festival

 

 

    As most of you may know, our recruitment video posted on the 501st Website and accompanying Youtube channel is really out of date. As such, CC Player announced last week that we will be holding a 501st Film Festival in tandem with the search for a new unit-wide recruitment video! With limits as high as the sky, you can make a video based on the epic drama and warfare we find in the field, or one that is a romantic comedy about a pilot and his LAAT. The purpose is to show the fun and exciting things we do in this unit. 

 

"All that being said BN recognizes the hard work that it is to truly create a video to showcase the unit which is why we are announcing the first ever 501st Film Festival Contest. The way this contest will work is anyone can submit a video to the unit for a chance to win a $100 Steam gift card. This Film Festival will run from today June 2nd-July 1st and the winner will be decided by the community. Later today there will be a channel on Discord created to submit your Videos to the community, and people can vote with using the 359180206851751937 emoji on the video they think best encapsulates the experience we offer here in the 501st." ~CC Player

 

 If you have a video you would like to submit, feel free to post it in the #501st-film-festival channel found in Official 501st Discord!

 

 

501st Stickers:

 (Per BC Jay)

   

"I know ALOT of people were interested in buying or getting their hands on 501st stickers.

  

It just so happens that we do have 50. Though we're limited on mailing these to the US only for the time being. The sales of these will be towards the 501st! For 8$ USD, you can have these shipped to you.

  

These are 3 Inch x 3 Inch stickers. If you're interested in these, please contact me FIRST via discord pm's (before you send anything with PayPal) or you can catch me in the Team Speaks TownHall to ask some questions if you got them! (These will help us afford to give out more free stickers and other things in the future) With that being said, once all the new platoons and detachments send in their new logos I'll be able to start the merch store up! Hopefully, 501st stickers will be the first thing on there so people outside the US can get their hands on them too.

  

These are not holographic like the other ones given away.

 32 Left <--- As of the posting of this announcement"

   

     

News

  

 

Event Management: Currently nothing extravigant is occuring within the Event Management Team, however as a reminder, our "Flavor of the Month" for the month of June is Unsung/Vietnam! Get ready for some Creedence Clearwater blasting through the speakers, and the whoomping of Huey blades as many events are being held, including some unique player ran campaigns, PVP events, and more. 

 

 

 Recruitment: As new potential members join our Teamspeak, the Recruiters are some of the first people they will interact with. As such, it is always important to leave a good impression. As they set up the recruit with the mods to join us on server for fun, they also make sure the new recruits have read our rules and guidelines which are important to a Community our size. Recently, the Recruitment personnel have undergone some backend changes in order to make the process easier for both the recruit and the recruiter, as the entire occurrence can sometimes seem long and drawn out. Recruits are always encouraged to join fun ops as soon as their mods are finished, which is the best way to prepare for BCT. RECRUITS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND BCT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ON OUR SERVERS!

 

 

Discord Management: As the Discord Admin, I want to reiterate my latest announcement on the discord. If you have a channel you would like to see made, or any changes, please make sure you speak with BC Jay, CC Cruisie, or CC Player (this list may extend soon), and THEN submit a Discord Bug Report Form. If you have a permission issues (Help! I cant see (insert channel) and I'm supposed to!), you may message myself (CX-X Canik) directly to get it fixed, but you must STILL fill out the form mentioned. This is so I have a form of record keeping for my personal changelog that a future Discord Admin may view. Thank you!

 

 

 News

 

CC Player has been billeted to Battalion XO!  He’s a good boy, and will follow orders - Wait, this isn't Ghost. - BC Jay

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

News: Avalanche HQ members are hard at work organizing the Cyclone expansion, slotted to officially take place this Sunday after all platoon Operations have been completed. 

No Promotions

We are happy to have successfully executed Phase 6. We are looking forward to the exciting future this expansion will bring to the unit” - CC Crisis

  

  

 

 Cyclone HQ

News: Cyclone Company HQ is running smoothly as they continue to improve and adjust as needed.

No Promotions

"All I see are acceptable casualties” - CS-M Sam 

 

 

Acklay HQNKC850c

News: Acklay will be opening Ride-A-Longs sometime next week. Keep an eye open in #acklay-public!

Promotions: Navo (Sr. CP to CS)

"I heard yelling from Ricochet about his spaghetti in the halls. Please ensure he is well fed.” - CC Lava

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions: Voltage (CR-C to CT), Ghilly (CX-W to CT), Lemartes (CR-C to CT), Urse (CR-C to CT)

"Broad has escaped me. Rats! Oh well, hi Ripjaw."- CC Fancy

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

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

Promotions: Sour (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Spud (CT to Sr. CT), Akaan (Sr. CT to CP).

“Hope everyone is staying safe out there w/ all the protests and covid!” - CC Point

  

 

  

Avalanche 2New2ND

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

Promotions: Stoanes (CP to Sr. CP), Rathalos (CT to Sr. CT).

“2nd platoon is adapting to the new changes and is doing well. Also, did you know that it is in fact not delivery? It’s Bjornio.” - CS-M Pompano

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

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

Promotions: Flooded (CT to Sr. CT).

Radda radda radda, radda radda .... radda - CS Bjorn

  

 

 

 Cyclone 1

Recruitment: 1-1 has one Team Lead and one Medic Slot Open

Promotions: Adhock (Sr. CT to CP), Dusty (Sr. CT to CP)

 

 

 

 Cyclone 2

Recruitment: 2-1 has one Squad RT, and 2-3 has one Squad Leader and two Trooper Slots Open

No Promotions

 

 

 

 Cyclone 3

Recruitment: 3-1 has one Medic Slot, and 3-3 has one Team Leader Slot Open

Promotions: Iron (CR-C to CT) 

  

  

 

Acklay 1NKC850c

Recruitment: Coming Soon.

Promotions: Nobear (CS to CS-M), Scarab (Sr. CT to CP)

"I stole Ricochet's Spaghetti again" - CS-M Nobear

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

Recruitment: Coming Soon.

Promotions: Grinch (CS to CS-M), Lich (Vt. CT to CP), Snarley (Sr. CT to CP), Daku (Vt. CT to CP), Viking (Vt. CT to CP)

"Don't take drugs from Lich, he fills them with cordial." - CS-M Ricochet

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: For the month of June, all RTOs are permitted the same permissions as Razor Candidates, being allowed to ride with Razor pilots. This is in conjunction with RTO Leadership in order to give both parties a point of view in order to progress towards better communications.

No Promotions

"Rule one: No matter what else, fly the aircraft" - CX-X Aspect

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: Mynock IEA has come to a close, and with it, there are 5 new members in Mynock.

Promotions: Mercy (CR-C to CT), Dragon (Sr. CT to CP)

“I am officially calling Captain Lava to share his ill-gotten pirate treasure with the rest of Hailstorm Battalion” - CS-M Zulu

 

 

 

RTORadio2

News:New RTO training has been released and many people will need to be re-certified.

No Promotions

We have officially rolled out our new training should make it easier for those interested in RTO to do it - CI-S Purdy

 

 

 

MedicalMedic

News: There is a shiny new Medical Roster!

Medical Promotions: Lich (CM-T to CM-P), Nidus (CM-C to CM), Aedan (CM to CM-T), Parker (CM-C to CM)

Medical is doing well as of now however we are always looking for new people interested in becoming a medic. If you are interested in medical, trainings are held Mondays 6:30pm EST, all are welcome. - CM-P Corey

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 

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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, CT Momentum, 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: CT Momentum

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


Friday 22 May 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #41


 Administrator    22 May 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #41

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
May 22nd, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #41! Recently, we posted an announcement for a recruitment drive in the Official 501st Discord. Previously we were looking for Newsletter Correspondents and War Correspondents. This time we are looking for some creative thinkers to join the Journalist side of the team in order to help bring you guys quality articles to read. In addition, a few changes were made within the News Team, including the compression of our two journalist teams into one (with the hopes that we can focus our efforts in standardizing our quality), additions to our War Correspondents (with positions always open, especially with the newest expansions), as well as a start on some new project ideas (including CM Target's quick recap video of the previous weekend of campaigning). 

 

    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), or CT Momentum.

 

    Make sure to keep your eyes out for a few articles in the near future, including an in-depth look into the Krayt Program, as well as the newest expansion to the 501st Legion, Cyclone Company!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

CYCLONE

 

 

    As the 501st Legion marches forward in time, we look into better ways to help the members with their ambitions, both in game and out of game. We recently saw the expansion of Acklay into a Company unfold, which presented ease on the game servers during their operations, as well as opportunities for rank progression. This expanse also acted as a proof of concept for Avalanche to attempt the same. Prior to these events, only once had another Company of infantry opened in 501st history, Blizzard. There were various reasons as to why Blizzard did not work, but instead of leaving the idea dead in the water, our new leadership decided to expand on it and try something new. This would be Cyclone.

 

    As of posting this Newsletter, we can only provide the basic public details.

    WHEN: Sunday, 05/24, after 2nd Platoon's Operation. These changes are as of current on schedule to begin at the conclusion of the Operations on Sunday.

 

    WHO: Avalanche will be brought down to 3 Platoons, each platoon consisting of 3 squads each. Cyclone will see an existing platoon join it's ranks, with an addition of 2 more platoons, all with 3 squads each. The majority of 4th Platoon will become 1st Platoon of Cyclone Company. The majority of 3rd Platoon Avalanche Company will become 3rd Platoon Cyclone Company. Various squads from the 4 current platoons will be incorporated into the new platoons, or transition to the newly organized Avalanche Platoons. Many of these squad and platoon changes were made with their members in mind, based on availability for the new Operation Times. 

 

    OPERATION TIMES: These are the times currently publicly available: 

Avalanche 3 -- 8pm Thursday

Acklay 2 -- 6pm Friday

Cyclone 3 -- 8pm Friday

Cyclone 2 -- 2pm Saturday

Cyclone 1 -- 430pm Saturday

Avalanche 1 -- 530pm Saturday

Acklay 1 -- 3pm Sunday

Avalanche 2 -- 5pm Sunday

  

Disclaimer - This is all public knowledge. Due to the nature of this expansion, information may change as quickly as it is released, and as such this announcement is purely to help make people aware of said changes.

 

 

DISCORD REORGANIZATION:

 

  

At long last, some organization within the Discord. On 05/20, many big changes where made to the Discord, including the condensing of channels and categories, as well as the renaming and adjustments to others. The most notable of these changes would be the slimming of C Shop related categories into their base department categories. Now, all C1 - Personnel related C Shops are within the C1 - Personnel category. This change includes all MoS and Qualification channels (now found under C6 - Training). A few C Shop channels were left alone, however. Tech Support is still found under "501st Unit Information", and the Aux Mod still has it's own category, both due to the nature of their shops. Another big change was the reorganization of the channels found near the top of the Discord, as well as some name changes. "General Stuff" category is now known as "501st Open" with the intent of being the social channels available to guests and members alike. "Unit Info" is now "501st Unit Info" and contains informative channels regarding information for the 501st. "501st Community" kept its name, but saw the addition of Unit Chat and Unit Photos, and the loss of the "Other" channels (Other Events, Other Events Discussion, and Other Games), sacrificed to the "501st Social" category. Additionally, the "Newcomers" category was moved to the top of the discord, with informative channels as well as the Recruiter Central (Now Recruiter Open) placed within for the sake of people wishing to join the community. Tag Request and Leave of Absence remains where it is, within "501st Unit Info". 

 

You will also see some additional name changes, such as the renaming of all "-public" channels now called "-open". These changes were for consistency. Lastly, as stated in the announcement prior to this, Cyclone Company will be opening, and as such, Cyclone Company, and Cyclone 1-3 categories were created as placeholders for the big switcheroo. These categories are currently empty, but will be utilized as the expansion occurs this Sunday. As the Discord Admin, I understand some of these changes come as a frustration, but it is a necessary move as we continue to create and expand our ranks within the unit. If you come across any bugs or news features you didnt normally have and have not earned by billet, please send me (CX-X Canik) a DM, or poke me on our TS. Thank you!

 

   

News

 

 

UTC: Showing some love to our UTC instructors, we would like to remind all recruits who have passed BCT to attend a UTC orientation in order to complete their training and continue to progress their skills and abilities. Orientation is scheduled for next friday (05/29) at 6pm EST, with an orientation taking place every other Friday. Currently, UTC staff are not recruiting for additional instructors, however, as the flow of recruits increases, so too will the need for more instructors. Keep an eye for future recruitment announcements for UTC staff positions.  

 

 

 ROSTER CLERKS: With recent changes in Roster Clerk staff, some new positions were recently opened. Applicants that were Cadets or above were asked to create an example roster, and send it to CC Fancy as part of the application process. Currently, selected applicants are under review, with decisions expected to be made soon. 

 

 

TCW: TCW staff are looking for additional members to fill their ranks. Their current recruitment focus is on those who have skills in Texturing, though if you have experience within any modding capacity, feel free to apply. Additionally, the team is looking for more 501st Testers, where you would be required to test various assets within the mod, and provide information about said assets that can help improve the quality overall. TCW is also working on polishing a variety of aspects of the mod, and will be updated the 3AS Beta soon. If you are interested in any position within TCW, feel free to contact CC Lava, CS-M Drifter, or CP Tuff within the 501st, or CC Jek or CLC Ganch of the 212th. 

 

 

 News

 

  “Stay safe out there.” - BC Jay

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

News: Avalanche HQ members are hard at work organizing the Cyclone expansion, slotted to officially take place this Sunday after all platoon Operations have been completed. 

No Promotions

"I hear time slowly changes the things around us, but someone has to make the changes right?" - CC Player

  

  

 

Acklay HQNKC850c

News: Much to the delight of the Newsletter Publisher, Acklay is looking into the creation and editing of their Company and Platoon logos. 

Promotions: Lava (1st LT to Captain)

"I've heard Andromeda is keeping up the tradition of dipping pizza in milk." - CC Lava

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions: Projekt (CR-C to CT)

"Delta has assured me that the Warhammer tanks will be modified to have miniatures on the sides by the end of the week." - CC Fancy

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

Recruitment: 1-1 has one Trooper Slot Open.

No Promotions

“Excited for what the future may bring!” - CC Point

  

 

  

Avalanche 2New2ND

Recruitment:2-1 has 1 Medic Slot Open, 2-2 has 1 Medic Slot Open, 2-3 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, and 2-4 has 1 RTO and 1 Trooper Slot Open.

Promotions: Infinite (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Chaser (CP to Sr. CP), Hackett (CT to Sr. CT).

“I feel a storm coming… the wind, the air, it feels like a cyclone is coming!” - CS-M Pompano

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

Recruitment:3-1 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, 3-2 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, and 3-4 has 1 Medic Slot Open.

No Promotions.

"To the future holder of Avalanche 3-6, if you tap the desk 3 times, you get a Snickers." - CC Andromeda

  

 

 

  

Avalanche 4New4th

Recruitment: 4-1 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, 4-3 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, 4-4 has 2 Trooper Slots Open.

Promotions: CT Craz (Billeted to 4-4 Bravo Team Lead), Shadow (Sr. CP to CS), Indigo (CT to Sr. CT), Matt (CT to Sr. CT),

“4th Platoon is forever” - CS-M Drifter

  

  

 

Acklay 1NKC850c

Recruitment: N/A

Promotions: Nobear (CS to CS-M), Volley (CT to Sr. CT).

"I stole Ricochet's Spaghetti" - CS-M Nobear

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

Recruitment: N/A

Promotions: Grinch (CS to CS-M), Yowa (CT to Sr. CT).

"Aight Bucko, lemme break it down. Nobear copied my helmet and don't let anyone tell you otherwise." - CS-M Ricochet

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: ITA applicants are undergoing their interview process in order to start the ride-a-long portion of joining Razor. Feel free to attend any voluntary flight training hosted by members of Razor if you are interested in honing your flying abilities!

Promotions: Casskun (Flight Officer to LTJG).

“You can tell a lot about a leader by how they treat those in their charge, than by those beside or above them. Also, Dylan is heading off to US Air Force basic, so I’d like to announce his banishment from Razor for his refusal to shave with an electric razor. He is banished forthwith, until he learns the value of a proper shave.” - CX-S Casskun

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: Mynock re-organisation is going well and IEA is running smoothly

Promotions: Zulu (CS to CS-M), Compo (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

“I like to write "to whomever it concerns" on my shells. Makes it more personal” - CS Dues

 

 

 

RTORadio2

News: New training coming out soon! Expanding to two classes, a basic one open to CRs in UTC, and a qualification one open to CR-C+ that includes most of the calls and the current advanced training.

RTO Promotions: Ajax (CI-C to CI)

“I am proud to announce that CI Rise has been promoted to head RTO Intern” - CI-S Purdy

 

 

 

MedicalMedic

News: The unwritten rules of medics are now written and new AAR templates are out.

Medical Promotions: Larry (CR-C to CM-C), Peaches (CR to CM-C), Merlin (CT to CM-C), Ender (CM-C to CM), Sunday (CM to CM-T)

“CM-P isn’t pronounced ‘Simp’” - CM-P Cor

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 


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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, CT Momentum, 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: CT Momentum

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


Saturday 09 May 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #40


 Administrator    09 May 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #40

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
May 8th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #40! Recently, we posted an announcement for a recruitment drive in the Official 501st Discord, and within that announcement, a statement was made regarding the status of the 501st News Team. We have been made aware of some comments regarding our content quality and publication consistency. We sat down and had a team meeting, and I want to let you, the readers, know that we hear you. We're always watching...

 

    As such, we are undergoing some major changes in our journalist methods, and increasing our efforts to bring you guys better content. As for the consistency of publications, that is entirely on me, CX-X Canik. We will be maintaining more strict deadlines in order to bring our content to you in a timely fashion. We want to thank you readers for your continued loyalty in reading our content, regardless of what and when we post. Thank you!

 

    Make sure to keep your eyes out for a few articles in the near future, including a more in depth look into the Acklay expansion, as well as the Krayt ARC Program!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 Winners

 

 

This month's raffle has a bit of a twist. There was a total of 20 stickers, 4 copies of Jedi Fallen Order, and the book Star Wars: Complete Locations given away this month during our most recent raffle. But that's not the twist. The twist to this raffle is that all 20 of the stickers, 1 of the Fallen Order copies, and the Star Wars book were all donated by CX-W Prof! On top of this, this individual also donated a sticker to each member of Battalion, Avalanche Company HQ, Acklay Company HQ, Zeta Company HQ, and the CO and XO of each Platoon (Acklay and Avalanche)! His reasoning for this generous donation (sticker prices add up!) is "because during times like these, a community this helpful and fun is great to have, and I am honored to know I am a part of it!"

 

The list is long.

 

The Sticker Winners are:                  

CT Scavenger CT Ritter CT Nuclear CX-X Zoro CS Tee
CT Hook CP Grandpa CT Diverge CM Soviet CT Sticks
CT Maelstrom CT Sour CP Seejers CT Pigeon CP Black
CT Connor CP Needles CR-C Castle CP Guide CW-O Super

 

The Jedi Fallen Order Winners and the Star Wars: Complete Locations book Winner are:

CT Goddest CX-X Alex
CT Versa CX-X Ethan

CX-C Halligan

 

In the last part of this topic, the following individuals all received a sticker as a thank you from CX-W Prof: BC Jay, CS-M Odin, CS-M Shade, CI-S Power, CC Cruisie, CC Euler, CC Player, CC Crisis, CI-S Purdy, CW-M Archon, CC Fancy (donated his to Vt. CT Weaver), CC Point, CS Hoodoo, CS-M Pompano, CS Bjorn, CC Andromeda, CS-M Drammon, CS-M Drifter, CS-M Sam, CC Lava, CS-M Jan, CS Nobear, CS-M Ricochet, CS Grinch, CC Delta, CS Zulu, CX Scuba, CX-P Casskun.

 

  


Announcements

 

  

 

Per CC Crisis: New Server Restart Times!

 

 

    "Good afternoon all. In our continued mission to increase server performance, we have discovered a recent issue with an Arma update and our box. I won't bore you with the details, but in short it is due to a recent Arma update. There have been duplicated instances of Arma appearing on our server box. These extra instances are creating a hamper on server box performance. From what we have found these occur over the course of the day and disappear with a restart of the server box. We have an automatic box restart each day around 4 am EST, but this is not enough. To provide the best opportunity for server performance we will be doing a server box restart on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Operations and FTXs begin.

    Here are the times the server box will restart on those days:

Friday: 5 PM EST

Saturday: 3 PM EST

Sunday: 2 PM EST

 

    These times have been decided by trying to balance everything that happens with our schedule and the 101st (they share our box). These times have been placed at points where some trainings or events would be ending and others starting. If you have a training that starts at this time you will need to adjust slightly. The restart should only take 15 minutes, so it will not delay your training much. As for fun ops just be aware of this to try and complete your fun ops by these times or else the server will just lose connection while it is being restarted. We understand this may cause a slight inconvenience for some, but it is to assist with creating Operations and FTXs with the best performance possible. Have a nice day.

 

 

CAMPAIGN MEDALS:

LLZrK7f

"For the planet of Rugosa, due to the great courage, valor, and sometimes bullheaded nature of Avalanche 4-1, they have been awarded the Planetary Ribbon. After their daring joust with death during the initial deployment onto the planet, Avalanche 4-1 dove head first into a minefield of their own creation to delay enemy troop advancements. As if that were not death defying enough, they then pursued the enemy into their own ship, and ripped the controls from their cold, dead, oily hands, ultimately claiming it for the 501st."

 

 

  Rb4SJfl

"On the planet of Nawan, the 501st felt the hand of a droid tactician who lured the platoons into a dangerous ambush with tactics that brutalized those who foolishly fell into his trap. During the onslaught, the droid artillery rained down, and one squad stood tall and continued to show the droids what we clones are made of. Avalanche 2-2 stood on the droid's doorstep, and no matter the hellfire from the sky, nor the demon MTT that attacked from their rear, they held the line in the sand that they drew so that the rest of the platoon could fall back and regroup."

 

 

KVVu661

"On the planet of Vohai, key clone genetic material was in jeopardy of falling into the hands of the CIS, and Avalanche 3-4 rose to the occasion to defend all clones from future attacks. Not only pushing through dense forested coastline, and combating overwhelming odds to find a hidden supply depot, they have shown extreme perseverance and resilience to hardships throughout the campaign. The squad's determined nature and unwillingness to allow future battles to fail before they even start has surely saved all of the 501st from the evil plans of the CIS scientists on this day!"

 

 

ZQylpLE

"Upon initial contact of D'Qar, the 501st quickly realized the CIS defenses were more well established than previously thought. Along with this, we learned about the CIS capturing and enslaving the local populace. Avalanche 2 was able to locate the remaining planetary locals along with their King, only to have a bombing campaign begin, with the intent to wipe them off the face of the planet. Avalanahce 2-3 was able to hold the line, with several witnesses saying that not only were the bombs raining down, but the carcasses of the victims of that squad rained down, ensuring the droid commanders never again underestimated them on the field of battle."

   

 

   

News

 

 

 

Story Writers:  “Currently we have developed a second branch of Story Writers. They are going to be working behind the scenes to make things more interesting. We have a lot of projects in the works and are currently planning for a big end to the "Test Sector". We have been working with Acklay and the Campaign Leadership in order to do a more involved Intel gathering phase to the Planets. All is going well and we are continuing the grind. FILL OUT THE STORY REVIEW FORM as it helps us know what to do to get better, It can be found within TFAR, the Story Writers Channel, and lastly my Office.”  - CS Bjorn

 

 

Document Maintenance Committee: The Document Maintenance Committee has been reorganized in order to ensure that public unit-wide documents are kept up to date in a timely fashion. These sort of documents include the 501st Unit Rules (Revised), Gear and Uniform Guides, Rank Requirements (both versions), and other various public documents that are not specifically designated to another C Shop. As such, they are in need of a few positions filled, including Assistant Committee Lead, Proofreader, and Distribution Overseer. Another aspect of the shop is to make sure the document links are updated within the various teamspeak channels they are located in. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please send a message to CP Clock for further information.

 

 

Event Management: The Event Management C Shop put out a vote for the Flavor of the Month for June 2020, and while it has not officially been announced, the votes seem to indicate that the majority want a Vietnam Theme. The Flavor of the Month is the style of Arma gameplay that one of our dedicated servers is oriented around, using various mods for different eras. On top of determining the FotM, the Event Management C Shop also helps assist event creators in promoting the event, and can help schedule events so they do not overlap each other, allowing everyone to participate in multiple events are they come along. Message CP Pro for further information regarding Event Management if you are interested!

 

 

 

 News

 

  “Work Smarter, Not Harder.” - BC Jay

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

News: Company Leadership will be testing out more gear restrictions this week in order to create more challenging gameplay and to help limit the strain on the servers. Additionally, all of Avalanche is on FTX this weekend.

No Promotions

"Avalanche Company has no comment to the news team about the relationship between Platoon Sergeant Drammon and Platoon Sergeant Bjorn, however we are currently investigating reports that we have received regarding the issue." - CC Player

  

  

 

Acklay HQNKC850c

News: As of 5/5/2020, a Company-wide Phase requal was ordered. The exemption to this is Phase Maroon. All Blues are being kept earned from phase gold though, regardless of the requal order. The order was initiated due to major Phase Reworks as well as encourage members to cycle new information to all Acklay members. All Acklay members are expected to requalify their Phase Trainings within the next few months.

No Promotions

A Phase a day keeps the CIS at bay! - CC Lava

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions: Fancy (CS-M to 2nd LT (CC), Broad (CW-2 to CW-3), Ripjaw (CW-1 to CW-2), Super (CW to CW-1), Griggs (CR-C to CT), Diver (CR-C to CT), Dutch (CR-C to CT), Klinger (CR-C to CT), Staho (CR-C to CT), Gladiator (CR-C to CT), Lasse (CR-C to CT), Rushmore (CR-C to CT), Vegas (CR-C to CT), Claymur (CR-C to CT), Druid (CR-C to CT), Graze (CR-C to CT), Thanorlin (CR-C to CT), Weapon (CR-C to CT).

“Working with Fancy is like looking both way to cross a street and getting hit by a plane” - CW-S Broad

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

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

Promotions: Strill (Sr. CP to CS), Klown (CP to Sr. CP), Goose (CT to Sr. CT), Tee (Sr. CP to CS), Texas (CR-C to CT), Swanny (CP to Sr. CP), Napkin (CT to Sr. CT), Legia (CS-M to Vt. CT), 

“Hope everybody is keeping safe and staying healthy!” - CC Point

  

 

  

Avalanche 2New2ND

Recruitment: 2-1 has 1 Medic and 1 Trooper Slot Open, 2-2 has 1 Medic Slot Open, 2-3 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, 2-4 has 3 Trooper Slots Open.

Promotions: Pheonix (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Oktapius (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Scruff (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Parrot (CP to CS), Parker (CT to Sr. CT).

“Cor is now a Cor-poral, Bjorn ate too many Crayons (again), and TCW released a beta mod. Interesting past few weeks. Also, the quote below 3rd Platoon is wrong” - CS-M Pompano

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

Recruitment: 3-1 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, 3-2 has 1 Marksman and 1 Trooper Slot Open, and 3-4 has 1 Trooper and 1 Medic Slot Open.

Promotions: Popeye (CT to Sr. CT)

"Lava is a nerd.” - CC Andromeda

  

 

 

  

Avalanche 4New4th

Recruitment: 4-1 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, and 4-3 has 1 Medic Slot Open.

Promotions: Garviel (CP to CS), Dalton (CR-C to CT), Fennec (CT to Sr. CT).

“RTO's killin the game, 4th platoon always ready to destroy the clankers” - CI-P Buggs

  

  

 

Acklay 1NKC850c

Recruitment: N/A

Promotions: Bork (CR-C to CT), Poseidan (Sr. CT to Vt. CT).

"Recon is complete. Got some training to catch up on!" - CC Lava

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

Recruitment: N/A

Promotions: Scard (CP to Sr. CP).

"Stay safe everyone" - CS-M Ricochet

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: ITA has closed for this cycle, but keep your eyes open for the next announcement. In the meantime, feel free to attend any voluntary flight training hosted by members of Razor if you are interested in honing your flying abilities!

Promotions: Frisk (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Legal (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Hungarian (Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Zoro (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Church (Sr. Cadet to Ensign), Rive (Sr. Petty Officer to Vt. Petty Officer)

“NO PRESS! NO PRESS!" CX Jackson

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: Mynock recently underwent some changes, including some much needed discord channels.

Promotions: Vanilla (CR-C to CT).

Delta (CS-M to 2nd LT (CC)), Misha (CT to Sr. CT), Seejers (Sr. CT to CP), Scrungo (CT to Sr. CT)

“Please congratulate Zulu on managing to delete every Mynock channel in record time” - CC Delta

 

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 


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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, CT Momentum, 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: CT Momentum

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


Sunday 19 April 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #39


 Administrator    19 Apr 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #39

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
April 19th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for viewing the 501st Newsletter, Issue #39! In this issue, we are including a new short segment called Ten in Ten. In this, we find random members of the 501st Community and have them answer 10 questions within 10 minutes or less (we try to stress less!). As a small fun tidbit tribute to our random members, we seek their instinctive answers to a variety of questions (most of which will be completely random!). As time progresses, so too will the quality of Ten in Ten. In addition, we are working on a new format for Ten in Ten to make it more appealing. 

 

    Make sure to keep your eyes out for a few articles in the near future, including one surrounding the 91st, a more in depth look into the Acklay expansion, as well as the Krayt ARC Program!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Announcements

 

 

    Krayt ARC Program: (Due to the nature of this announcement, a direct copy-paste from the original announcement found in the Official 501st Discord is being used)

    Good evening everyone.
Tonight we held Graduation of Advanced Recon Development of our Phase 1 Krayt ARC Troopers and Induction of our Phase 2 Krayt ARC Troopers.

    Phase 1: In January we had interviews for Phase 1 of the Krayt ARC Program and selected 8 individuals to be the pioneers of the Krayt Program. We are happy to announce all 8 troopers have passed Advanced Recon Development! Thank you to all those who helped them along their way: TLs, SL, HQs, Acklay Phase Gold instuctors, RTO HQ, Medical HQ, and anyone I forgot.

 Jink  Habivi
 Rayne  Korvus
 Halo  Darkstar
 Virtox  Brennan

   

    Phase 2: This past week we did another round of interviews all of which being pretty good potential ARCs, but we had to select 12. The following 12 individuals have been selected to be the Phase 2 ARC troopers and begin their Advanced Recon Development! Next to their names will also include their squad placement.

 

 Bronson: Krayt 1-1  Locke; Krayt 1-2
 Tuch: Krayt 1-4  Scruff: Krayt 2-1
 Weaver: Krayt 2-2  Nightingale: Krayt 2-3
 Teacup: Krayt 2-4  Kitsune: Krayt 3-2
 Duke: Krayt 3-4  Archaic: Krayt 4-1
 Train: Krayt 4-2  Fallout: Krayt 4-4

   

    Also with Phase 2 we are slotting 4 of the Phase 1 Graduates as Platoon level ARCs. Next to their names will include their Platoon callsign.

 

 Jink: Krayt 1  Korvus: Krayt 2
 Darkstar: Krayt 3  Brennan: Krayt 4

 

    As a note Rayne was transferred from Krayt 2-2 to Krayt 3-1. All of these transfers are approved and effective immediately. Make sure tags, channels, and rosters are updated. All current ARC slots and billets are now full; each Platoon has a Krayt Lead and each Squad has a Krayt Trooper. Krayt Documentation will be updated soon. If you have any questions please place them in #krayt-public or take them up your CoC. Congratulations to all and have a goodnight! - Avalanche Company Command

 

  

 

News

 

 

 

Roster Clerks: “CC Player has stepped away from the Roster Staff C-Shop to focus his efforts in other C-Shops as well as the management of the C-1 Personnel Department. He leaves the C-Shop in capable hands and we promise to not delete the roster for at least a period of five business days. Further, we plan to announce a recruitment drive for the Roster Staff C-Shop in the next few weeks - keep an eye on the Announcements channel of the discord for more info.” - CS-M Fancy

 

 

Zeus Operators: “We have opened a Quality Control department with Pro at the lead. This will handle improving the quality of fun ops and Zeus Qualifieds. More details will be announced soon.” - CC Crisis 

 

 

Story Writers: “We are currently recruiting 2 new members and are almost through our first stage of applications. We should have 3 more weeks until we have 2 more new story writers” - CP Bjorn

 

     Do you enjoy working in Eden Editor? Do you feel pride when you see something you make being used? Well then then the Mission Builders are right for you! Mission Builders are responsible for making every official mission file that you see on our servers, from Fun OP files to Galactic Campaign Files. We work closely with the story writers to create immersive environments for the players to fight their way through, from Pantora to Christophsis! If you have wanted to help create the campaign this is a solid opportunity because Eden Editor can be picked up easily. Follow the steps in this document to join: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tev-lF2X19nsD_JI0Ecej0u854T6-F3F0D5IWdKfolI/edit?usp=sharing Message CI-C Gull if you have any questions.

 

 

 News

 

  “Opportunities multiply as they are seized” - BC Jay

  

 

Avalanche HQAvlCompymall

NewsKrayt Phase 1 has just ended, and Phase 2 has just begun!

No Promotions

"Upon surviving a firing line, CW Super is the only person to antagonize the team to shoot again." - CC Player

  

  

 

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No News

Promotions: Power (CP to CS), Mimir (CW-3 to CW-4)

Its good to have a Company like Acklay when the World is ending around you” - CS-M Jan

  

  

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News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions: Platano(CR-C to CT), Khyrek(CR-C to CT), Chronic (CR-C to CT), Matthew (CR-C to CT), Rasta (CR-C to CT), Jimmy (CR-C to CT), Galahad (CR-C to CT), Mikado (CR-C to CT), Omen (CR-C to CT), Shrub (CR-C to CT), Anheiser (CR-C to CT), Wood (CR-C to CT), Mako (CR-C to CT), Dova (CR-C to CT)

“Look me in the eyes and shoot damnit!” - CW Super

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 11pltnSmall Bigpp

Recruitment: 1-1 has 1 Medic Slot Open, 1-2 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, and 1-4 has 1 Trooper Slot Open.

Promotions: Tal (CT to Sr. CT), Toast (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Shredded (CT to Sr. CT), Jupiter (CS to Sr. CS), Ichigo (CR-C to CT), Thor (CT to Sr. CT), Mustang (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Kahn (CP to Sr. CP), Cyrus (Sr. CT to Vt. CT).

“Hope everybody is staying healthy and safe!” - CC Point

  

 

  

Avalanche 22pltsmall

Recruitment: 2-1 has 1 Medic and 1 Trooper Slot Open, 2-2 has 1 Medic Slot Open, 2-3 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, 2-4 has 3 Trooper Slots Open.

Promotions: Sierra (CT to Sr. CT), Glass (CR-C to CT), Uncle (CR-C to CT), Valravn (CR-C to CT), Slyder (Sr. CT to CP).

“'We are out of toilet paper, we do n... sir we do not know when we will get more.' -CS-M Pompano, along with every other grocery store employee all of this week and next week."

  

 

  

Avalanche 33pltsmall

Recruitment: 3-1 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, 3-2 has 1 Marksman and 1 Trooper Slot Open, and 3-4 has 1 Trooper and 1 Medic Slot Open.

Promotions: Drammon (CS to CS-M), Muzzer (CP to Sr. CP), Tatum (CR-C to CT), Brotha (CR-C to CT), Rayne (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Twine (Sr. CT to CP), Smiley (CR-C to CT), Rebellion (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Canine (CT to Sr. CT).

"We'll make our own logo with E-Tools and Trenches” - CS-M Drammon

  

 

 

  

Avalanche 44pltsmall

Recruitment: 4-1 has 1 Trooper Slot Open, 4-2 has 2 Trooper Slots Open, and 4-3 has 1 Medic Slot Open.

Promotions: Ajax (CR-C to CT), Anubis (CT to Sr. CT), Diverge (CR-C to CT), Chroma (CR-C to CT), Pro (CP to CS), Doug (CP to Sr. CP), Bit (CT to Sr. CT), Salvatore (CR-C to CT), Snorri (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Krios (CR-C to CT), Ender (CR-C to CT).

"Hey look, I'm in the News Letter! I think I got lost... someone save me, I'm stuck!" - CS Pro

  

  

Acklay 1NKC850c

Recruitment: N/A

Promotions: Skittles (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Calo (CP to Sr. CP), Ritter (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Clyax (CT to Sr. CT), Sappheron (CR-C to CT).

“I'm just living" - CS Nobear

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

Recruitment: N/A

Promotions: Thade (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Death (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Sunday (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Jericho (CT to Sr. CT).

"Nikola Tesla fell in love with a pigeon and was still a genius. I guess there's hope for me yet”- CS-M Ricochet

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: ITA has closed for this cycle, but keep your eyes open for the next announcement. In the meantime, feel free to attend any voluntary flight training hosted by members of Razor if you are interested in honing your flying abilities!

Promotions: Ethan (Sr. Cadet to Jr. Ensign), Aspect (Jr. Ensign to Sr. Ensign), Sazi (Sr. Cadet to Jr. Ensign), Sophia (Sr. Cadet to Jr. Ensign), Neb (Jr. Cadet to Sr. Cadet), Halligan (Jr. Cadet to Sr. Cadet).

“One more dance along the razor's edge finished. Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today.” - CX-P Casskun

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: Mynock vehicles just got some cool new skins!

Promotions: Delta (CS-M to 2nd LT (CC)), Misha (CT to Sr. CT), Seejers (Sr. CT to CP), Scrungo (CT to Sr. CT)

"Go ask Delta" - CS Zulu

 

 

 Misc

 

TEN IN TEN!

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

 

This Week we caught CM Fluorite, A vet trooper In 1-4!

1Q: When did you join the unit?
A: October of 2018

 

2Q: Favorite MOS?
A: Medic, but if I had to choose something else it'd be grenadier.

 

3Q: Does Pineapple go on pizza?
A: [Redacted] No!

 

4Q: If you had to do something else besides what you're doing now, what would it be?
A: 1-4, I never wanna leave.

 

5Q: Do you have pets?
A: A miniature Yorkshire Terrier named Toby, age 7.

 

6Q: Favorite War story?
A: Unpopular opinion, but I liked Geo(nosis), and my favorite was when an MTT charged our trench and (Vt. Trooper) Mustang got trapped under it.

 

7Q: Where would you go if you had to leave avalanche?
A: Well not mynock, I don't think I'd have much fun in a vic, but their team work must be amazing. Blowing up things in a LAAT must be fun, but I dont have the frames for It. Maybe Acklay, but I don't really care for their infiltration tactics.

 

8Q: Favorite sport?
A: I don't really like sports, but if i had to pick, rugby.

 

9Q: What games do you play when you aren't playing arma?
A: Soul storm with the total apocalypse mod, WarHammer 40k, Master Chief Collection, and Destiny 2.

 

10Q: What would you say to people just join the unit?
A: To stick with it. Meeting new people can be scary, but the longer you're with them, the less scary it becomes. 

 


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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, CT Momentum, 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: CT Momentum

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


Friday 27 March 2020

Time for a Discord


 CT Momentum    27 Mar 2020
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Time for a Discord

Time for a Discord

 

With a unit as big as the 501st, it requires a discord just as big.

 

The 501st is one of the largest communities in Arma. As of writing it consists of one GI company, one Airborne company, one aerial squadron, and an armored detachment; adding up to around 400 active members. This of course barely scratches the surface of how many people are truly in the unit, with an active reservist company also made up of four sections and an even larger group of inactive reservists not to mention all the fresh CRs. These members all combined bring the  unit easily close to one thousand members. To keep everyone “in the know” the unit has two main ways of communication: the teamspeak for general conversation and official 501st functions such as operations and squad trainings; and the discord used for day to day conversation and big announcements. Due to how large the unit as a whole , the Discord numbers somewhere over 1000 people. With such a large Discord, a team of members from across the 501st have been assembled to moderate it and ensure that everyone has a good time. This team is made up of a small group of trusted Discord admins, the NCOs of the 501st, and finally the unit’s military police. These three groups of people work together to provide a quality experience on our unit’s Discord.   

 

 

THE ADMINS

 

 

    The forefront of the Discord moderation has usually come from our Discord admins; CW-S White and CX-X Canik. White has been one of our longest running Discord admins and has almost been here since the start of the unit. White joined the unit back in 2017 when it was first started, after the 501st scrapped their old Discord and made the one we use today, he stepped up and began to help in it’s moderation. Soon after, White was made our Discord admin. Recently due to how large the unit has become, moderation of this Discord can not just fall to one man and CX-X Canik has been the second admin to join White to help take some of the workload off of him. Their main job here is to assist in the backhand work of the Discord, this mostly includes creation of new roles and channels and the technical side of running a Discord. 

 

 

THE MP'S

 

 

    The other group of individuals who have access to all of the channels on our Discord is the Military Police. The Military Police have been around for a while in the 501st and were recently given access to all channels on the Discord to also help with it’s moderation. Their job in relation to our Discord is to simply observe and ensure that there are no issues and if there are any, to bring them to the proper individuals, who can handle it from there. CP Bjorn, one of the military police, has described it as “Keeping the peace”. Additionally CX Scuba, the current acting head of the Military Police had the following to say: “To enforce rules, hold people accountable for their actions, identify when there are problems and be a mediator in situations,”.

   

    The main purpose of the Military Police as described by CX Scuba and CP Bjorn is to ensure that everyone is having a good time, whether that be on the Discord, on the teamspeak, or in-game. They are here to act as mediators when a situation does arise. CX Scuba said the following as to why he became an MP: “No one signs up for the purpose of going after members. For many, it’s about being a mediator for fairness or being an option for unit members to reach out to, especially to handle difficult situations. My reason for joining is because I care about how people treat each other in the unit, but obviously it’s always preferred that everyone is enjoying their time.

 

    THE NCO'S

 

 

    The backbone of our Discord moderation isn’t handled by either group, but instead handled by our excellent NCOs, coordinated and assisted by the battalion NCOIC, CS-M Odin. Odin described his own role on the Discord as that of every other NCO, to keep their eyes and ears open looking for any issues/people getting out of line and to correct it if it hadn’t already been handled. Our NCOs are responsible for moderating and regulating our Discord, mostly in relation to all public channels and their own personal squad/platoon channels depending on their billet. Their job is to act as mediators and moderators between various members of the unit when people get out of line and to enforce the rules of the unit, including the Discord. Odin has described the moderation of the Discord as due to the fact that the Discord is such a large place, it can not be one individual left to its moderation. As such our NCOs act as a team to keep it moderated. They ensure that the rules of the 501st stay followed, and help moderate issues between members of the 501st when the need arises.

 

    As described by Odin, our NCOs, admins, and military police work together to make the Discord a thriving place where you and I can go to chat, share memes, and much more. When asked what he thought about the community Odin had the following to say “The community, the friendships that I made here, joined the unit two months after making my PC, joining this unit was a stroke of luck, not sure that I was going to be this dedicated and stayed because of the friendships that I made, people like Player,Koda, and Shade that I have known for about as long as they were here in the unit, working together to create experiences that others can enjoy, and to keep the unit running, even when having bad days I do it anyway because I feel very lucky to be in the position that I am in,”.

 

"Jay, what the ****?"- CW-S White

 

 

 If it was not for the dedication of our admins, military police, and NCOs the discord would not be what it is today! With a well rounded team in place to keep our members safe and informed, the Discord has become an essential part of the units day to day functions.  As always, thanks for reading and be ready to do some recon on our next Corp article. Till next time. 

 

Publisher: CT Momentum
Journalist: CS Sense, CT Goddest, CT Rayne, CT Dakota


Tuesday 10 March 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #38


 Administrator    10 Mar 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #38

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

Hello everyone, and thank you for viewing the 501st Newsletter, Issue #38! I want to start by apologizing for the massive delay! Due to IRL complications, I have neglected to publish this issue until now. I sincerely apologize for the delay. This issue may seem a little less filling, but here are some changes to the newsletter: Thanks to CS Jupiter, one of our own Graphic Designers, our BARC Bulletin will have a new format, giving it a neater look! Additionally, thanks to Jupiter, the Company, Platoon, and Detachment logos you may have seen in the last issue have been resized, which should give them a more conforming look. Thank you again for reading! Keep your eyes out for our next article regarding the primary information hub of the 501st, the Official 501st Discord!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Announcements

 

 

    Upgrading the Server Box! BC Jay announced a few weeks back that he has plans to upgrade our server box, allowing for more entertainment by providing the needed factors to host servers for other games. This is so that we as a unit can take over other games' playba- I mean, allows us to host servers on games played by our community members, helping to alleviate the costs members spend to host private servers, as well as providing additional Arma servers where Other Events (such as WW2, Vietnam, Checkpoints RP, etc) can be hosted without disturbing the daily use of other servers. The current server box cost somewhere around $2500, with the new one planned around 4 times that amount. While this is ambitious, it is entirely possible. As a reminder, our community is run on donations, and as such, surplus donations will be allocated to this new box for the enjoyment of the community as a whole. For further information, feel free to contact BC Jay via TS or Discord!

 

 

    New Rule Document! A document containing information on our standardized rules has been created by CP Clock! You can find the document HERE! Feel free to familiarize yourself with it. The Document can also be located in other locations where the Standardized 501st Rules can be found (including the TS channel). Thank you for the hard work and dedication, CP Clock!

  

 

News

 

 

    TCW! Have you ever wanted to join a C-Shop? Have you ever wanted to do something worthwhile for the Unit? Have you ever wanted to see something you created in game? Have you ever wanted to be a part of a team spanning across multiple Starsim units in an effort to create a better community? If the answer to the above is yes, then you’ll be glad to know that we are constantly looking for help and talent in the TCW Development Team. We could use every skill we can get our hands on. From modelers to texturers, from importers to scripters/coders. If you would like to join our glorious cause, feel free to send a message to the Lead 501st Developer, CC Lava or head of Weapons Team, CS-M Pompano.

 

 

     Do you enjoy working in Eden Editor? Do you feel pride when you see something you make being used? Well then then the Mission Builders are right for you! Mission Builders are responsible for making every official mission file that you see on our servers, from Fun OP files to Galactic Campaign Files. We work closely with the story writers to create immersive environments for the players to fight their way through, from Pantora to Christophsis! If you have wanted to help create the campaign this is a solid opportunity because Eden Editor can be picked up easily. Follow the steps in this document to join: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tev-lF2X19nsD_JI0Ecej0u854T6-F3F0D5IWdKfolI/edit?usp=sharing Message CI-C Gull if you have any questions.

 

 

 News

  

  

Avalanche HQAvlCompymall

NewsMultiple RTO and Medic slots open. Check Orbat for which squads are recruiting those positions, or keep your eyes on the squad recruitment channel on discord. Krayt ARC troopers have nice uniforms, their Advanced Recon Development is going well, with SOPs under development.

No Promotions

“Plans never survive first contact... With a Munificent class warship” - CS-M Odin

  

  

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News: Acklay is having one more week of applications from March 9th - 13th this will be a unit wide application so all areas are able to apply. Please note that if you are going to apply you need to at least be in Zeta. Additionally your CoC does have the right to deny members from ridealong.

No Promotions

"Sleep is good, please get your daily amount of sleep.”- CC Lava

  

  

ZetaZetaSmall

News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions:Neb (CR-C to CT), Brosevelt (CR-C to CT), Anarchy (CR-C to CT), Screw (CR-C to CT), Scavenger (CR-C to CT), Flak (CR-C to CT)

Dear Sergeant-Major Odin, I humbly request your presence in the upcoming 'Fun Op.' Faithfully yours, Sergeant-Major Fancy. - CS-M Fancy

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 11pltnSmall Bigpp

Recruitment: 1-3 is looking to fill a trooper and an RTO slot.

Promotions: Husky (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Tom (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Tal (CT to Sr. CT), Yowa (CR-C to CT), Fluorite (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

Hoping everyone has a good spring break and looking forward to the next phase of the campaign! - CC Point

  

 

  

Avalanche 22pltsmall

Recruitment: 2-2 has a Trooper and a Medic slot open, 2-3 has an RTO, Medic, and Trooper slot open.

Promotions: Fenrir (CT to Sr. CT), Rys (CT to Sr. CT), Guide (Sr. CT to CP)

“We fight not for hate of what is in front of us, but for love of what is beside and behind us. Fight on brothers, for the Republic, and for one another.” - CS-M Pompano

  

 

  

Avalanche 33pltsmall

Recruitment: 3-1 has a Trooper slot open, 3-2 has an RTO slot open

Promotions: Deva (CR-C to CT)

No quote at this time

  

 

 

  

Avalanche 44pltsmall

Recruitment: 4-1 has a Medic slot open, 4-2 has a Trooper and a Medic slot open, 4-3 has a Trooper slot open, 4-4 has 2 Trooper slots open

Promotions:Sam (CS to CS-M), Buggs (Sr. CT to CP), Archaic (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Slugger (CT to Sr. CT), Dusty (CT to Sr. CT), Snorri (Sr. CT to CP), Merlin (CR-C to CT), Sponge (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Ender (CR to CR-C)

“4th Platoon will hereby be known as Drifter’s Foot Cavalry” - CS-M Drifter

  

  

Acklay 1NKC850c

Recruitment: Ride-Alongs are open!

Promotions:Gull (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Hobnob (CT to Sr. CT), Beat (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

“I look forward to evaluating all the new ridealongs and find new members for Acklay” - CS Nobear

  

  

Acklay 2NKC850c

Recruitment: Ride-Alongs are open!

Promotions: Roasty (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Iroh (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

“Remember that we have two ears and one mouth, we should endeavour to listen twice as much as we speak” - CS-M Ricochet

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

News: ITA has closed for this cycle, but keep your eyes open for the next announcement. In the meantime, feel free to attend any voluntary flight training hosted by members of Razor if you are interested in honing your flying abilities!

Promotions: Sazi (Jr. Cadet to Sr. Cadet), September (Jr. Cadet to Sr. Cadet), Galaxy (Jr. Cadet to Sr. Cadet), Skali (Jr. Cadet to Sr. Cadet), Sophia (Jr. Cadet to Sr. Cadet), Kurtfurst (Jr. Cadet to Sr. Cadet), Duncan (Jr. Cadet to Sr. Cadet)

“Ricochet is a big boy, he is his own Sargeant Major - CX-P Orange

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: IEA has closed for this cycle, but keep your eyes open for the next announcement. In the meantime, feel free to apply for ride-along status, and attend any voluntary Mynock trainings hosted by members of Mynock.

Promotions: Deus (CP to CS)

"All of the Mynock applicants should note that the beatings will continue until moral improves" - CS Zulu

 

 

 

 

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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

Chief Newsletter Correspondent: CX-X Canik
Correspondents: CM Sunshine, CW Super


Friday 14 February 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #37


 Administrator    14 Feb 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #37

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

Hello all, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #37! Sorry for the delay in posting the Newsletter! We are slowly working back to getting on a regular schedule again. Be sure to keep an eye out for our next article in the Legion Profile series, as well as two other article releases. A few notes for this Issue; We have added Acklay 1 & 2 to Platoon News (before it was just Acklay HQ). In the last Newsletter, it was announced that Acklay had moved to a Company level. Another change, we have included the whole of Zeta under Company News. Due to the nature of the company, all promotions (CR-C to CT+) will be listed in that section. Thank you again for reading!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Announcements

 

 

    Official Launch of the Krayt ARC Program! Since the last Town Hall meeting, Avalanche Company Command has been going through the interview process with previous ARC Detachment members, as well as new candidates put forward by the platoons. After assessing 36 candidates, Company has narrowed the number down to 8. The following individuals have been accepted as the first generation of Krayt ARC Troopers:

 

  • Vt. CT Jink (1-2)
  • Vt. CT Habivi (1-3)
  • Sr. CT Rayne (2-2)
  • Vt. CT Korvus (2-4)
  • Vt. CT Halo (3-3)
  • Vt. CT Darkstar (3-4)
  • Sr. CT Virtox (4-3)
  • Vt. CT Brennan (4-4)

 

If you wish to see the basic Rules and Responsibilities of Krayt Troopers, click HERE.

 

 

 

CAMPAIGN NEWS! The Battle on Geonosis was long and valiantly fought, with the Hand proving to be a difficult nemesis. However, the 501st Legion prevailed as usual, and as such, there are a few awards that are being distributed among the Legion. 

 

    Avalanche 3-2, through heroic actions and resolve, are being awarded the Herdessa Campaign Ribbon. (See details in Discord #announcements, 2/12/2020) Copy

 

    Avalanche 2-4 and Acklay 2-2 (formerly 1-4), both cornerstones to their respected platoons, are being awarded the Geonosis Campaign Ribbon. (See details in Discord #announcements, 2/12/2020)JutH5g7

 

    4th Platoon, for showing continued excellence and unwavering resolve, was a key factor in capturing the Hand’s compound. Due to their involvement in several key battles, they are awarded the Savareen Sector Ribbon. (See details in Discord #announcements, 2/12/2020)JutH5g7 1

Lastly, Battalion and Company HQ members would like to congratulate every platoon and detachment for their hard work and efforts throughout the recent campaigns!

 

 

 

BATTALION CHANGES! As most of you know by now, CS-M Verax, our Battalion NCOIC has stepped down from his position due to IRL reasons. He leaves behind a legacy in helping drain the community of individuals who inhibited the growth of the unit, as well as took part in many radical changes that has helped shape the 501st into what it has become. He will be replaced with CS-M Odin (Avalanche Company NCOIC) as the Acting Battalion NCOIC until further notice. Another change in the Battalion structure is BC Bondoer has needed to step away from his position as Battalion XO, also due to IRL reasons. Many of you know him as the Head of MPs, doing a great part in keeping the 501st Community safe from those who wish to do it harm. He is being replaced by CX Scuba (Razor CO), as Acting Battalion XO until further notice.

 

 

News

 

 

    STREAMERS! If you have ever wanted to stream or record on our servers, there have been some changes. CS-M Delta is the new head of the streaming department. The old list of approved streamers has been removed, so unfortunately, if you were on the previous list you will need to reapply. If you are interested in streaming or recording, all you have to do is read The Streaming and Recording Rules, sign up through the Streaming and Recording Application, and then wait for your name to pop up on the Approved Streaming and Recording List.

 

    TCW! TCW has been hard at work for the past few months. They have been on a new cycle, and know they have been dark to the public eye. With the recent tests and developments, members of the TCW Team have created a more solidified foundation for their next release soon. If you have any interest in modding at all, contact CC Lava, or any leadership within TCW that is listed on the Command Tab of the Main Roster.

 

    RECRUITMENT! There are currently 5 Recruitment slots open. Recruitment Staff are prioritizing AU time-zone applicants in order to further reduce recruitment wait times. AU times are 11PM-11AM EST. Additionally, Recruitment Leadership would like to emphasis that no one should be giving recruits discord tags without checking to make sure they are on the roster. If you are interested in one of the 5 positions, or have any questions or concerns, please message any Senior Recruiter, CX-X Alex, or CP Walsh.

 

    Event Management: Events will be scheduled and posted SoonTM, if you're interested in helping out please have a read over our Protocol & Regulation Guidelines, then apply HERE.

 

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Avalanche CompanyBattalion HQ

News: Battalion is currently going through reformations to ensure improved communications with Avalanche and Acklay Companies as well as their support detachments. We are also continuing our plans to maintain a strong battalion for the future. 

Promotions: CM-S Shade (Acting BTN Medic), CI-P Power (Acting BTN RT)

“My fake plants died because I forgot to pretend to water them” - CS-M Verax

  

 

Avalanche CompanyAvalanche HQ

News: We deployed to Rugosa as the Galactic Marines this past weekend. ARC Krayt training has begun and are going great, we are all excited about the potential they bring in supporting Avalanche and the unit as a whole. 

Promotions: Player (1LT to CPT)

“Fear is a great tool in moving people to action, however it is not a sustainable plan of action” - CC Player

 

 

NKC850cAcklay HQ

News: Acklay is currently reviewing documentation for eventual expansion. Acklay 2 is performing additional trainings, in order to join in on the Galactic Campaign. Lastly, Ride-alongs soon(™)

No Promotions

"We're hard at work prepping for the year" - CC Lava

 

 

Zeta EmblemZeta

News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions: Fancy (CS to CS-M), Broad (CW-1 to CW-2), Habas (CW-1 to CW-2), Anorant (CR-C to CT), Kahorn (CR-C to CT), War (CR-C to CT), Rick (CR-C to CT), Coyote (CR-C to CT), Sideways (CR-C to CT)

“Zeta Company has been my home and I wish those within the Company the best. Continue working hard and remember your importance within the unit. Also, Fancy needs a shower.” - CI Arcanist

 

 

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Recruitment: 1-1 is looking for an Alpha Team Medic, and 1-3 is looking to fill a trooper slot

Promotions: Kestrel (CP to Sr. CP), Locke (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Jink (CP to Vt. CT (Krayt Transfer), Siffy (CT to Sr. CT), Tideend (CP to Sr. CP), Simon (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Sticks (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

“1st Platoon is excited that the campaign is back and can't wait to keep kicking ass” - CC Point

 

 

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Recruitment: 2-3 and 2-4 are looking for Bravo Medics. 

Promotions: Mirror (CT to Sr. CT), Fiend (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Anta (CT to Sr. CT), Maverick (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Courtney (CP to Sr. CP), Raloris (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Chatter (CT to Sr. CT), Nightingale (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Flooded (CR-C to CT), Bruce (CT to Sr. CT), Uni (CT to Sr. CT), Sledge (CT to Sr. CT), Dakota (CT to Sr. CT), Teacup (CT to Sr. CT), Fenrir (CT to Sr. CT), 

“The Seas are calm and the Winds are steady. Also, if you see CC Andromeda go towards a Lifeform Scanner, he is to be shot on sight.” - CS-M Pompano

 

 

XuOVnSyAvalanche 3

Recruitment: 3-2 is looking for 1 Bravo Medic.

Promotions: Andromeda (CS-M to 2nd LT), Altred (CT to Sr. CT)

“I'm just gonna CAS you all and call it a day.” - CI-P Dimitri

 

 

2RK9XvGAvalanche 4

Recruitment: 4-1 is looking for an RTO, and 4-3 and 4-4 are looking for 2 Troopers each.

Promotions: Fixit (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Dobby (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), London (CT to Sr. CT), Train (CP to Vt. CT), Narrator (CT to Sr. CT), Delaney (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Matt (CR-C to CT), Clock (CP to Sr. CP), Widyen (CT to Sr. CT), Leon (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Beast (CT to Sr. CT), Slugger (CT to Sr. CT), Snorri (Sr. CT to CP)

“They came from… Behind...” - CS-M Drifter

 

 

NKC850cAcklay 1

Recruitment: TBD

Promotions: Hantar (CT to Sr. CT), Maurice (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), 

"It is time for galactic conquest! Another command post for the Republic!" - CC Lava

 

 

NKC850cAcklay 2

Recruitment: TBD

Promotions: Roasty (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Gull (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

“Fun fact: in CTC, Drifter actually never drifted. It was a bit of a let down.” - CS-M Ricochet

 

 

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592885965308035083Razor

News: ITA has closed for this cycle, but keep your eyes open for the next announcement. In the meantime, feel free to attend any voluntary flight training hosted by members of Razor if you are interested in honing your flying abilities!

No Promotions

“The day your troopers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. 

They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” - CX-P Casskun

 

 

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News: Starting on 2/12/2020, this IEA cycle is now open to all members of the unit. Previously it was closed to all but Zeta. Mynock has also adjusted the Zeus Guidelines relevant to the detachment. You can find the document HERE.

Promotions: Delta (CS to CS-M), Drebien (CT to Sr. CT)

"Mynock will be opening recruitment soon, so keep an eye out!" - CS-M Delta

 

 

 

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CR-C Peanut

CR-C Peanut, while only a Cadet (and not a dog), has seen some tough times serving the 501st. In this photo, poor CR-C Peanut is having PTSD flashbacks of the Herdessa Campaign. For his services as a loyal companion to CS-M Delta, CR-C Peanut is being awarded the "Bestest Boi" Medal.
 



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