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  1. Tapatalk problem ?

    Once elections have passed, we will be addressing the Tapatalk issue.
  2. Tapatalk problem ?

    Hello Rob, I will check into the email notification issue. Will update everyone when its ready.
  3. Forum skin/ banner

    I hope to get the banner adjusted this evening...so you may see that banner moving around a little to the left...a little to the right...
  4. Hello Troopers, My apologies for the short notice. This evening (January 17th) at 8PM Eastern Time, the MEPD forums will be going down for a brief maintenance window. We expect the maintenance to take 1 hour. Please use this downtime to remove any sand/debris from your weapons & field packs. Thank you, Damon
  5. Site Maintenance to be performed: January 17th, 2018 @ 8PM ET

    As we all know, Taptalk has stopped working since the upgrade of the site. Eric (DarthAloha) has tried to work some magic behind the scenes but to no avail. I have disabled the Tapatalk app/plugin and it may seem that "submit reply" is now working on forums and messages? Prior to this, when I clicked "submit reply" on a forum or on a private message, my message would actually post, but you wouldn't know because the message was still sitting there. I would click submit reply a 2nd time and it would double post. We'll have to table the Tapatalk issue and try to get the forum back to working order.
  6. Site Maintenance to be performed: January 17th, 2018 @ 8PM ET

    Maintenance complete, however, we are experiencing an issue with Tapatalk. Will let you know once it is resolved.
  7. Help promote the MEPD!

    Troopers, due to an increase in Rebel activity, the MEPD is up to its green lenses with paperwork...we need your help. Our propaganda minister is looking for recruitment material that can be broadcast on social media. With your help, we can promote the MEPD, help others join the elite force that makes us what we are, and most importantly, put down the Rebels forever. We do get some great photos in the troop logs, however, this central location will make it easier to identify social media worthy material. We are looking for any cool photos of you decked out in your dirty armor that are: -funny -in a cool location -groups of Sandtroopers -anything you think that would make a good social media post Please include: -your TD ID# -a good caption for your post! -(optional) your Instagram account name so we can tag you! (Thank you for the recommendation HenselMonster) I know it probably goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway. Let's keep it tasteful, and try to avoid any fan faces in the photos. Some folks may not want their photos broadcast across the galaxy. So troopers, hit us up with your best social media photos here! We'll do our best to get them on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your assistance. Through the sand and blood, we protect with honor and serve with pride!
  8. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    This thread details the adventures and travels of HappyTrooper (TD-10900) while proudly serving with the Mos Eisley Police Department. My first 501st Legion costume was Sandtrooper armor, I was approved on April 18th, 2016. The following photos were taken on location with the men and women of the 501st Legion. All suspects are guilty until proven innocent.
  9. Shoulder pouch issue

    Not sure if this will help your ammo pack from folding...do your rear-facing securing loops on the ammo pouch run diagonally? I have a snap on my alice pack strap that secures the ammo pouch. Here is a photo of the snap on the alice strap. This is simply a piece of 1" nylon strapping, with a single snap, hand-sewn onto the alice pack strap. I have an Anovos kit, I didn't use their strapping, so I had some leftover. As you can see, this one has velcro (not used). Like a Jawa, I recycled I can slide my alice pack strap through both ammo pack loops. Then I just use the snap that was sewn onto the alice pack strap to secure the top ammo pack loop. As you can see, the loops on the ammo pack run diagonally, so my ammo pack can't fold. Are you utilizing both loops from your ammo pack? If you are only using one, it could cause that folding problem.
  10. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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.
  11. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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.
  12. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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.
  13. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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.
  14. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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!
  15. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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.
  16. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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:
  17. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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
  18. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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.
  19. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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.
  20. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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:
  21. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    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.
  22. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    On April 6th, 2017, a local elementary school held 80's night and invited the 501st to help them celebrate in style.
  23. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    On February 24th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus members were able to meet some very brave kids at the INOVA Fairfax Children's Hospital.
  24. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    On February 18th, 2017, I performed guard duty in Manassas, VA to hang out with the Parents of Autistic Children - Northern VA.
  25. HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    On February 3rd, 2017, my daughters attended a Boy Scout Blue & Gold Award Banquet in Ashburn, VA. My 2 girls were recently approved by the Galactic Academy, and this was their first event as GA cadets. Daughter 1 is a Jawa and daughter 2 is Rey.