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Thursday 15 April 2021

War Room Report #3 4/15/21


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War Room Report #3 4/15/21

501st News Team

War Report 

Written on 04/13/2021 by CT Blythe

Covering War Room Conducted on 04/12/2021

501st Strikes First!

The 501st is scouring the sinkholes of Utapau to find Seperatist leader Commander Vix Slin. Cyclone Company has been hard at work to ensure General Grievous’s underling is found and captured before he can cause any more mayhem. Vix Slin has set up formidable defenses in hopes of counterattacking against the 501st’s vicious offensive. So far, Cyclone 1 has captured a T-Series who provided valuable intelligence on the enemy. Additionally, Nexu ARC Troopers secured the city of Shatapau, clearing it of rebel forces. It has been confirmed that the Separatists have been arming the rebel insurgents on Utapau, hoping that the rebels will overthrow the current Utapaun government. A mysterious benefactor has been undermining the efforts of the new Seperatist/rebel alliance by feeding the 501st transmissions regarding ‘The Four’. 

The plan moving forward is for Cyclone 1 to clear Objective Roof and the surrounding town, Cyclone 2 (along with Mynock’s armor) to push west across the AO to secure the enemy’s airfield (where there may very well be another T-Series), and for Cyclone 3 to destroy Vix’s early warning radar station and his well-defended FOBs before the enemy can successfully counterattack. After this week’s major operation to end Vix Slin’s reign of terror, it will likely be Avalanche’s job to take down the nefarious Seperatist leader at the final objective: Objective Concrete. Stay tuned to see if the 501st’s Hailstorm Battalion can successfully rid Utapau of General Grievous’s villainous forces! 




Special Thank You to CC Andromeda for the information

The abandoned city of Shatapau


Tuesday 30 March 2021

News Letter Issue #47


 Administrator    30 Mar 2021
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News Letter Issue #47

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Publisher: CW-S Super
March 29th 2021
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Editor's Note:

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #47! It has been a long time since we have posted a new Newsletter. We in the News Team have been working to improve and change over the past few months and will continue to bring information to the unit.

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Announcements

 

 

 

News

  

 

 

 

 News

 

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

News: Avalanche is very excited to continue the push for removing SWOP with various platoons running ops on the test server.

No Promotions

“We are excited to begin the steps to go SWOPless” -CS-M Sam

  

  

 

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No News

No Promotions

“We're optimistic about our next campaign cycle, and exited to get rid of SWOP. - CW-M broad

 

 

  

  

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News: Zeta company continues to provide Reservists when and wherever needed

Promotions: CT Wizard (CR-C to CT) CT Spice (CR-C to CT) CT Spider (CR-C to CT) CT Cash (CR-C to CT) CM-C Benitez (CR-C to CT) CT Cato (CR-C to CT) CT Cortes (CR-C to CT) CT Blackeye (CR-C to CT) CM-C Chatter (CR-C to CT)

"Zeta is looking to recruit more squad leaders, contact me if interested!" - CS Slavo

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

Recruitment:1-1 has 1x Trooper and 1x Medic slots open

CP Ford (Vt. CT to CP) CT shredded (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

“A man and his son lived in a small town many years ago. They were not extremely wealthy, but they sold flowers to the townsfolk, and that paid the bills. Over time, fewer and fewer people came to buy flowers, and the father realized that the local monastery was handing out flowers for free to people who passed by. Soon the family's situation became dire, so the father told his son to take some flowers and see if the family could supply them with flowers. The son entered the monastery and was welcomed by the monks, who showed him a lush garden where they grew their own flowers, so they didn't need to buy the family's. However, the monks were sympathetic for the young boy and realized they depended on the flowers to make a living, so they agreed to stop giving them away. The boy ran back to his father and told him the good news. "Son, let this be a lesson to you." The father said. "Only you can prevent florist friars." - CS-M Hoodo

  

 

  

Avalanche 2New2ND

Recruitment2-1 has a medic slot open, 2-2 has a trooper slot open

PromotionsCM Law (CT to Sr, CT)

“Hmm alright, let me see what I can think up lol” - CS Stoanes

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

Recruitment3-2 has 1 RTO slot 1 Trooper slot and 1 ARC slot open, 3-3 has 1 trooper slot

Promotions: No Promotions.

“We drived, we hurted” - CS-M Twine



 

Cyclone 1 113x122Cyclone 1

Recruitment: C 1-2 1x Trooper 1x Medic 1x ARC C 1-3 1x Trooper

Promotions: Beldin (CR-C to CT) Daunte (CT to Sr. CT)

“If you want to see Fat Squirrels, we got you covered” - CC Gavial

 

 

 

Cyclone 2 113x122Cyclone 2

Recruitment: 2x trooper-1x Medic-1xbravo tl 2-2: 1x trooper-1x medic 2-3: 2x Troopers

Promotions: Gamble (CS-M to CC) Rayne (VET. CT to CP) 

“Cyclone 2 is ready to game, gamer.” - CP Rayne

 

 

 

Cyclone 3 113x122Cyclone 3

Recruitment: all slots full

Promotions: CM Ender (CT to Sr. CT) CI-P Mark ( Sr, CT to CP) CM-C exile (CR-C to CT) CI-C Juice (CR-C to CT)

“If you haven't already get in contact with CT Blythe on his up and coming music breakout I hear he's starting to take requests” - CS-M Drammon

 

  

 

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Recruitment

PromotionsNo Promotions.

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News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

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

Promotions: Jasius (CX-S to CX), Kushiban (CX-S to CX)

“While we have seen many friendly faces come and go over the years, Razor has remained and always will remain committed to excellence in controlling the skies and supporting our troops on the ground.” - CX Jaisus

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

News: Mynock will be opening recruitment indefinitely in the coming weeks, keep an eye out.

Srungo (CR-C to CT), Cash (Sr. CT to Vet. CT)

“I'm looking forward to the future of this detachment. We will continue to grow and evolve into the best supporting detachment we can be. I invite anyone wishing, interested to join us on this adventure.” - CS-M Zulu.

 

 

 

RTORadio2

News: RTOs have revitalized our ranks and will be working on training and proficiency

(CI to CI-P), Drebien (CI-T to CI-P), Ichigo (CI-C to CI), Eights (CI-C to CI), Panther (CI-C to CI)

“I'm looking forward to getting back into the campaign and remember my door is always open.” - CI-O Power

 

 

 

MedicalMedic

No News

Cor (2nd Platoon to Avalanche Company) , Okatpius (Avalanche 2-1 to Avalanche 2 mike)

 

 

 

 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 Young, who has been in the unit for nearly 600 Days and is currently a Platoon medic for Cyclone 1 HQ. 

 

1Q: What is your goal in the unit?
A: To be good platoon medic.

 

2Q: What is your Favorite animal?
A: cats.

 

3Q: What was your First MOS?
A: My first MOS was Medic.

 

4Q: What is your favorite weapon?
A: The DC15A.

 

5Q: What is your opinion on color green?
A: Good Color.

 

6Q: Why did you do this interview?
A: To procrastinate

 

7Q: What was your first Squad?
A: My first Squad was Blizzard 1-2

 

9Q: What your first goal?
A: To find a good community

 

10Q: What is your favorite food?
A: My favorite food is buttered chicken.

 

 

 

  

Content Creators

 

 

Interview with CS Shadow

Name, Stream ID, Twitch, Youtube: Enter_the_Shadows

How long have you been streaming?: Since early October

What games do you primarily stream?: Sea of Thieves, Arma, valheim, Destiny 2, and Tac Shooters

What is a basic stream schedule for potential viewers to follow?: "I usually stream every day during early to mid afternoon EST. I do not stream on sunday"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: CW-S Super
Correspondents: CT Grigg, CP Flooded, CP Black


Thursday 25 March 2021

War Room Report #2 3/25/21


 Administrator    25 Mar 2021
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War Room Report #2 3/25/21

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Editor In Chief: CW-S Super
March 24th. 2021
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Editor's Note:

 

     Hello everyone, and thank you for reading our Second War Room Report! The purpose of this article is to recap on the events of the War Room, these will be published the following the War Room . This is still a new project, and as such, Quality and Formatting will change over the next few articles.

 

 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

501st News Team

War Report 

Written on 03/23/2021 by CT Blythe

Covering War Room Conducted on 03/22/2021




The battle map, courtesy of CT Great

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501st Presses the Assault!

Recently, Acklay and Razor forward deployed and captured a foothold for the 501st! They found refugees in a wrecked civilian camp, and secured a forward operating base for the rest of the unit. The CIS and the Swarm are waging all-out war against one another on the mainland! Heavy CIS armor tried to stop our Acklay Troopers from getting on the mainland, but Acklay pushed them back successfully! 

The 101st has broken the blockade and sent air forces to probe enemy positions. Their aviation group, Hammer, tracked a Mandalorian Fighter piloted by someone appearing to be a 501st Trooper. Could it be the mysterious Nox? 

Avalanche Company is going to be spearheading the advance deeper into the mainland. Avalanche 1 will sweep east to clear the area and hold it against potential CIS reinforcements from the north. Avalanche 2 will secure the area of operation to the west of the already-secured beachhead. Avalanche 3 will aim to destroy the CIS armor that harrassed Acklay earlier. The most important objectives for the 501st right now are eliminating enemy forces and gaining intelligence. Razor will be flying support in trusty LAATs and the venerable Y-Wing, using EMP weaponry to minimize collateral damage. Unfortunately, the local towns have been beaten to disrepair already, but the 501st will ensure no more damage or harm comes to the citizens of Dagobah.


Wednesday 24 March 2021

War Room Report #1 3/24/21


 Administrator    24 Mar 2021
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War Room Report #1 3/24/21

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Editor In Chief: CW-S Super
March 24th. 2021
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Editor's Note:

 

     Hello everyone, and thank you for reading our first Official War Room Report! The purpose of this article is to recap on the events of the War Room, these will be published the following the War Room . This is still a new project, and as such, Quality and Formatting will change over the next few articles.

 

 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

501st News Team

War Report 

Written on 03/20/2021

Covering War Room Conducted on 03/01/2021

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The 501st stranded!

 

Just when the Legion thought they were in the clear after rescuing Major Jay, tragedy struck; the 501st’s Venator smashed onto the swampy surface of Dagobah! Hailstorm Battalion has been hard at work to survive against a new-found enemy: the Swarm. While they are weak on their own, as a swarm they threaten even company-sized elements. Be sure to check your barracks for brain worms, as that’s their main method of infection. The two Swarm drones who were captured are already attempting to dig their way out of their cells using their bare hands. If The Swarm weren’t enough to deal with, the planet is also infested with pirates and CIS forces. 

 

Last operation, Cyclone Company held strong across all fronts with help from Acklay, Mynock, and Razor. Cyclone 1 defended the Venator along with Acklay, the latter of which also forayed into multiple POIs and found intelligence. Cyclone 2 rescued multiple villages worth of people. Second Platoon also found supplies and Sabre Tanks for Mynock’s use. On top of that, Cyclone 2 got a hold of some intel during their operation. Cyclone 3-1 pushed into a terrestrial comms array and sent off a distress signal. The 101st answered and is on their way! Not even Providence-class warships could keep the 101st Doom Company from assisting the 501st on Dagobah. They are expected to break into orbit very soon!

 

The 501st will need to help the civilians who are being corralled toward The Swarm’s tunnels. The Legion has also received word from a scientist who needs help. Who knows what secrets and intelligence he can share with the unit? In any case, it’s Avalanche’s turn to take the reins in the campaign and take the fight to the enemy! The plan is for Avalanche 1 to stop the kidnapping of civilians, Avalanche 2 to rescue the scientist in distress, and for Avalanche 3 to sweep the new, mysterious tunnels. Meanwhile, Razor and Acklay are making a daring move to secure new ground on the planet, but they’re being met by a massive wing of CIS fighters. Krayt’s ARC Troopers are also planning a hunt for the deceptive, shapeshifting droid Nox soon. Nox is said to be operating where Avalanche 2 plans to rescue the scientist, so they’ll have to keep their eyes peeled. 




Tuesday 08 December 2020

NEW ARMOR?


 CX-C Canik    08 Dec 2020
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NEW ARMOR?

BREAKING NEWS:

  

  

  

This just in, rumors are being spread that armor would be used in CM Cutter's latest Operation. 

 

This news comes as a shock to the community, as wide-spread intrigue regarding his latest Operation's attire spirals into a chaotic meme. Many have asked the now infamous question: "Will there be armor?" The jury is still out as we await a response from the infamous CM Cutter. All interested members should inquire with CM Cutter about whether armor may or may not be present in the AO.

 

 

AAT Ep1ig

An AAT-Tank diagram. Is this the armor that may or may not be present?

 

 

"Suicide rates are sky-rocketing as people tend to handle this situation poorly, the stock market is crashing with the DOW-Jones down 20,000 points. Plague has now spread as religious cults around the world refuse to bathe until the question is answered." ~idk someone probably.

 

All eye are on CM Cutter. Will he answer the question? This has been your armor update, brought to you by the 501st News Team.

 

 

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Is this the armor? Is there even armor? Who knows. Find out next week.

"Title is clickbait"


Friday 16 October 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #46


 CX-C Canik    16 Oct 2020
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501st Newsletter Issue #46

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

501st Returns to the Fight!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Ribbons!

 

  

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

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

 

 

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

  

   

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Naboo South Sector Ribbon: Awarded to Bastion Detachment

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Naval Combat Action Ribbon: Awarded to Acklay 1st Platoon

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Donations

 

  

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

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

 

 

 

Medical Recruitment!

 

 

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

 

 

 

News

  

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 News

 

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

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

No News.

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

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

  

  

 

ZNfq7YE 113x122Cyclone HQ

No News

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

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

 

 

 

Acklay HQAcklay Hq2

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

Promotions: Exod (CS to CS-M)

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

  

  

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No News.

Promotions: DespaCito (CR-C to CT).

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

 

 

 

News

  

  

Avalanche 1 New1st

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

No Promotions.

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

  

 

  

11Avalanche 2

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

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

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

  

 

  

Avalanche 3New3rd

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

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

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

  

 

 

Cyclone 1 113x122Cyclone 1

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

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

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

 

 

 

Cyclone 2 113x122Cyclone 2

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

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

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

 

 

 

Cyclone 3 113x122Cyclone 3

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

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

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

 

  

 

Acklay 1Acklay 1

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are closed at this time.

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

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

  

  

Acklay 2Acklay 2

Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are closed at this time.

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

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

  

 

 

News

 

 

 

RazorRazorpltsmall

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

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

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

 

 

 

MynockMycockpltsmall

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

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

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

 

 

 

RTORadio2

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

No RTO Promotions

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

 

 

 

MedicalMedic

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

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

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

 

 

 

 Misc

 

 

 

 

TEN IN TEN!

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

3Q: Dogs or Cats?
A: Dogs (dgoog).

 

4Q: Favorite Bird?
A: Pigeon.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

8Q: Favorite Meal
A: Quesadilla

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

  

Content Creators

 

 

Interview with CP Swanny

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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


Sunday 13 September 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #45


 CX-C Canik    13 Sep 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #45

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

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

 

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

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Announcements

 

  

 

501st Server Issues

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

5 - 5 = 327th + Acceptance into GARC

 

  

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

 

 

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

 

 General Information:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In Game Standards:

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

 

(In regards to the name change:)

 

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

 

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

 

 ~CS-M Odin"

 

 

 

Officer Candidate School

 

  

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Medical Recruitment!

 

 

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

 

 

 

News

  

 

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

  

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 News

 

"Bark" - CS-M Ghost

  

 

 

Avalanche HQNewAva

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

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

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

  

  

 

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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

  

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

Cyclone 2 113x122Cyclone 2

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

Promotions: Great (CR-C to CT).

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

 

 

 

Cyclone 3 113x122Cyclone 3

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

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

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

 

  

 

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Recruitment: Ride Along Applications are closed at this time.

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

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

  

  

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

 

 

BARC ISS00009

 
 
 

 

 

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

 

 

BARC ISS000

 
 
 

 

 

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

  

 

 

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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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