This is the good news of the day: the 501st Legion has approved its newest squad: the Green Mountain Squad, which will cover all of Vermont!
I've been a member of the 501st Legion since 2003, and for much of that time, I've been one of only a couple of members of the group in the entire state. Since that time, we've had recruits come and go, but it wasn't until last year that we started seeing new members: a lot of them. We started 2014 with just three approved members. By December 2015, we had fifteen, with another 15 people currently building something. If all goes well, we'll double our numbers by this time next year.
I'm extremely proud of the group of members that we've pulled together: the entire squad is an amazing community here in Vermont, and we've really worked to encourage a positive and supportive environment. The result is that the squad meets regularly for social gatherings, and people have formed some really close friendships with one another.
It's amazing to see this finally exist. It's been a dream for a long time.