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Nicholas Letcher Elected New Firehawk Squad Leader

In a VERY close race, Nicholas Letcher was elected as the new Squad Leader of Firehawk Squad. He barely edged out the current SL, Andy Shimamoto, 8 to 7. Congratulations to Nick, and many thanks to Andy for guiding the formation of the squad.... [more]

Missouri Comets Mascot Game 2013

Members of the Firehawk Squad, along with other members of the 70th Explorers, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, and The Dark Empire came out in force to the Missouri Comets' Annual Mascot Game on 2/1/13. Those in attendance included: Bruce Cottingham (TK), Bennett Gladden (TK), Brandon Elliot (TK),... [more]

Firehawk Squad

As of December 13th, 2012, the 70th Explorers welcomes Firehawk Squad to the Garrison. This new squad centers around Kansas City and is led by Squad Leader Andy Shimamoto. The counties included in their territory are Atchison, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Shawnee, Douglas, Johnson, Osage,... [more]




As part of the 70th Explorers Garrison of the 501st Legion, the Firehawk Squad is an all-volunteer organization of costumers that seeks to promote the Star Wars film franchise within the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area through our charity and volunteer work.

Firehawk Squad is a unit within the 70th Explorers Garrison comprised of 501st Legion members in 20 counties centered around Kansas City.

These counties include Atchison, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Shawnee, Douglas, Johnson, Osage, Franklin, and Miami counties in Kansas, and Buchanan, Platte, Clinton, Clay, Ray, Jackson, Lafayette, Cass, Johnson, and Pettis counties in Missouri.

The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. & All rights reserved. Used under authorization.