The Ohio Garrison is a regional chapter of the 501st Legion. The 501st is a worldwide Star Wars costuming club, with over 5,000 members in 21 countries, and six continents. Our group wears the costumes of the bad guys from the Star Wars movies such as the Stormtroopers, Tie Pilots, and the evil Darth Vader.
Members of the 501st volunteer their time as costumed characters in support of various community and charity organizations, such as Make-a-Wish, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Down Syndrome's Buddy Walk, spreading their love of Star Wars to bring smiles to children of all ages. In addition, the 501st is Lucas Film's go to group for volunteers to support official Star Wars and Lucas Film appearances and promotions, such as movie and DVD releases, the official Concert series, and other activities.