Goku attacked the base to avenge Bora, as well as to get the remaining Dragon Balls. The base's overall length is larger than a small town, and it is divided up into several sections. It is protected by turrets, jets, helicopters, soldiers driving hovercars, and many footsoldiers. Every part of the headquarters is equipped with machine guns and cannons. It also contains various traps, such as a trick ceiling that, when activated, will crush anyone within the vicinity, as well as various booby-trapped explosive safes that were presumably designed to keep people from gaining any information about their researchers. Commander Red has his own apartments inside the Red Ribbon Army Headquarters. There is a control room with a Global Dragon Radar. The base also apparently contains a golf course.
The Red Ribbon Army Headquarters was redesigned in the movie Dragon Ball: The Path to Power: it is now located on a cliff overlooking a sea, and it contains several busts of Commander Red, a jail which is used to hold Bulma, Oolong, Master Roshi, Turtle, Yamcha and Puar captive, a tower which serves as a garage for Commander Red's hovercar, and a higher tower which serves as Staff Officer Black's Battle Jacket garage.
After Goku took down the Red Ribbon Army, the base became ruins.
The Red Ribbon Army Headquarters is a stage in the adventure games Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden, Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden, Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo, and Dragon Ball: Origins 2.
It is a battle stage in the arcade game Dragon Ball Z 2: Super Battle. Named Red Ribbon Army Base, it is also a battle stage in the fighting games Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, and Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World.