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    Star Wars, making short films, making movie props, photography, Japan
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  1. On October 21st, 2017, Garrison Tyranus was invited back to the 13th annual walk for autism, held by the Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia. POAC-NoVA helped raise awareness and funding for autism research.
  2. On October 14th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus helped the Cascades Public Library celebrate Star Wars reads day. We met a lot of great Star Wars fans, including this lady sporting a Darth Vader t-shirt. The Force was very strong with her.
  3. On September 24th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus attended the Dulles Cars and Coffee event to help raise awareness and funding for children's cancer. Ellie's hats, an organization helping children with cancer, was onsite helping with the event. On a sidenote, there was a functioning landspeeder at the car show.
  4. On September 23rd, 2017, I attended my third event with the Children's Tumor Foundation. This was a walk to help raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis.
  5. On July 15th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus was invited to a Star Wars style birthday party. The young man celebrating has been battling cancer. The day started off a little rainy, but once all of his friends arrived (and the video game truck), the sun popped out and we were able to have a great outdoor party. The young man, who turned 6, is now in remission!
  6. While not an official 501st event, I did help my nephew celebrate his 2nd birthday...Star Wars style in July 2017. He's also a big fan and already has his own armor.
  7. On July 6th, 2017, I had a solo troop with the great folks at FunBotLab in Annandale, VA. This is a summer camp that helps kids learn about robotics, programming, and also stop motion videos. I ended up trooping with them 2 more times at 2 different location. The FunBotLab counselors were terrific. On my 2nd visit, my daughter trooped with me too: And my brother (TIE pilot) trooped with me on the 3rd visit:
  8. In June 2017, I was able to travel to Japan and meet up with some members from the Japanese Garrison and Rebel Legion. There was also a member from Singapore. Star Wars fans...awesome family
  9. On May 20th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus helped a local school raise some money for the kids and PTA. Many of our members received a good workout on the playground equipment.
  10. On May 13th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus was invited to a local high school in Northern Virginia, to help promote reading and creativity. This was their first comic con and was a great success. Incredible turnout.
  11. On April 22nd, 2017, I traveled to Columbia, MD and got to troop with Old Line Garrison again...and my baby brother, a newly approved TIE pilot. We attended the Howard County Special Olympics 16th Annual Inspiration Walk. My nephew attended too. We are recruiting him early:
  12. On April 8th, 2017, members from Garrison Tyranus, the Galactic Academy, and Alex's Army headed out to Haymarket, VA. Our mission was raise awareness for children's cancer, and to beat the world record for most people doing push-ups in 1 minute. Although the record wasn't broken, a great day was had by all.
  13. On April 6th, 2017, a local elementary school held 80's night and invited the 501st to help them celebrate in style.
  14. On February 24th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus members were able to meet some very brave kids at the INOVA Fairfax Children's Hospital.
  15. On February 18th, 2017, I performed guard duty in Manassas, VA to hang out with the Parents of Autistic Children - Northern VA.