Freedom Fest rocks Team Buckley
By Senior Airman Stephen Musal , 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 07, 2010
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- More than 4,400 members of Team Buckley, their families and friends converged on Buckley Air Force Base July 1 for an afternoon of merriment and camaraderie.
"Everybody had food, everybody had fun, and we got to enjoy spending time with each other," said Maj. Beth Huffman, 460th Force Support Squadron deputy commander and an lead for the event committee. "It took all of Team Buckley to make this event a success, and a what a huge success it was!"
Freedom Fest participants celebrated the Independence Day weekend and the event's third year with performances by the Aurora Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and local band Homeslice, food and drinks from local vendors, a climbing wall, pie-eating contest and other activities from base groups.
Also a highlight of the event, the Chiefs vs Eagles Softball Game ended with the base commanders (the Eagles) winning 12-11 in a surprise victory over Buckley's enlisted leadership (the Chiefs).