Garrison was a collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but then often simply using it as a home base. Garrison units were usually immobile, unless stationed on a capital ship. In many instances, garrisons were used to keep the locals in line. A large presence of troops in a garrison in the time of the Galactic Empire cowed the indigenous people.
The Galactic Empire had its own prefabricated garrison base model.
- "Imperial Garrisons"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 12
- Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Rogue Squadron: Official Nintendo Player's Guide