How many members does your base have? 133
What is your base’s history? Echo is one of the founding bases of the Rebel Legion. Established in 2000, Echo Base once served the membership of the Rebel Legion from the Maine down to Maryland. Participating in events in the great cities of the Northeast. In 2005, New England area became Alderaan Base. Two years later, in 2007, Maryland became Terapin Base. Since 2000, Echo Base has had a number of notable members has Commanding Officer; like Ed O’Connell (Founder), Kate Nixon, Mary Alice Ladd, and myself. Each one moved Echo forward, improved, and stronger. In the past decade Echo has trooped many events, its members have served on many committees in the Legion and always are ready to help where ever or whoever needs assistance.
Does your logo have any special meanings to it? The base of the logo is white for the planet Hoth. The words, “North Ridge Patrol” is a homage to the Battle of Hoth in Empire Strikes Back, and of course the Rebel Snowspeeder, the iconic vehicle of the film is also an honor to the film. In general our logo and name promotes the film – Empire Strikes Back!
Does your base have a favorite charity or annual event? Seeing that Echo is a large territorial base, the membership have numerous charities and annual events, such as Buffalo Bison Star Wars Night; A Galaxy Far Away at the Museum of Play in Rochester, NY; NYCC; CHOP-Buddy Walk in Philadelphia, PA; Miracle Walk in New Jersey.
Truly there are just too many to name!!!
What are some recent events you’ve had? Recently we have had DK Star Wars Summer Events, Minor League Star Wars Nights, Stand Up to Cancer with the New York Mets, and Christmas in July Fun Day with Toys For Tots in Tamiment, PA.
Does your base have any Detachment units? (a temple, squadron, etc) Hawkbats Squadron (Pilots), Fire Team Echo (Rebel Troopers), and Blumfruit Temple (Jedi).
Does your base have it’s own website? No, but we are on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/35535512005/