What area does your base cover? Virginia and West Virginia
How many members does your base have? 75
Does your logo have any special meanings to it? Freedom Base’s logo is red, white, and blue, and represents the colors of the United States flag and the struggle for freedom against tyranny. The Base felt this was especially appropriate as Washington DC, the capital of the United States, is within the Base’s area. Ashley Byram designed the Freedom Base logo.
Does your base have a favorite charity or annual event? Freedom Base has been active on the charity front, participating in Toys-For-Tots events all over the region, an event supporting kids with cancer hosted by world figure skating champion Kimmie Meisner, Relay For Life and Cystic Fibrosis events in Virginia, hospital visits, and much more. The members of Freedom Base are always ready and willing to help those in need and they show it whenever called to duty!
What are some recent events you’ve had? Freedom Base has had a lot of activity over the past year or so. The Base has attended many conventions, including Dragon*Con, Celebration IV, Galacticon, ConCarolinas, StellarCon, HickoryCon, Trinoc*Con, Animazement, and GenCon. The Base has participated in parades in Raleigh, NC; Tega Cay, SC; Annandale, VA; and most recently the highly publicized Ukrop’s Christmas Parade in Richmond, VA, which attracts 250,000 audience members and is the largest single-day event in Virginia each year. In addition, Freedom Base has participated in events such as a Roller Derby, comic book shop openings, Jedi gatherings, two John Williams-themed symphony events, and the Udvar-Hazy Smithsonian Air & Space Museum’s annual Air-and-Scare event, which attracts upward of 30,000 visitors! Several members of Freedom Base also attended the “Star Wars: Science Meets Imagination” opening at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia February 14-17, 2008, showing that Freedom Base is always ready to help other bases make events the best they can be!