What People Are Saying

Through this fantastic partnership, we have been able to enhance the learning experience for thousands of young minds
A Letter from Colonel Samuel Curtis
Fort Sill Garrison Commander
We need to raise future leaders for our defense, especially those trained in STEM fields
A Letter from Colonel Stephanie Wilson
Commander, 72nd Air Base Wing
We are proud of the strong partnership between the National Guard and the DoD STARBASE program here in Texas
A Letter from MG John F. Nichols
The Adjutant General of Texas
Put simply, DoD STARBASE inspires children of all educational backgrounds to be excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
A Letter from Major General Courtney P. Carr
The Adjutant General of Indiana
STARBASE strengthens our students' knowledge, builds their confidence, and stimulates excitement by focusing on STEM using a hands-on approach.
A letter from Major General Robbie L. Asher
The Adjutant General of Oklahoma
As a youth, I was fortunate enough to grow up in Huntsville, Alabama where my dad worked on the Saturn V.
A Letter from Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF
Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
helping these young future engineers and scientists understand a bit of history as we celebrate our centenary is an important positive for our Museum and our company.
D.B. Newill,
President Rollas-Royce Heritage Trust, Allison Branch, Inc., Indiana
I'm proud of our role in connecting the children of our community to science and technology education.
Phil Stenstrom,
Aviation Noise Program Manager, Oregon
You guys made all of the boring processes FUN! And you taught us hard things in 5 minutes because you made the process so simple!
Taco Unipug - Student at STARBASE Connceticut - Windsor Locks
Windsor Locks, CT
"Normally, in class we just read books when we are learning about Science but not in STARBASE" We actually get to touch stuff!"
Student at STARBASE - Dakota
Sioux Falls, SD
After STARBASE I want to ask more questions like 'how is it doing that?', 'where did that come from?' and figuring things out.
Jessica, Student at STARBASE - Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
“I had pretty high expectations for the program... but I could not have anticipated the high quality of our experience.”
Teacher at STARBASE Minnesota
You guys run an amazing educational program!
Tina McCarthy
Waterbury, CT
“DoD STARBASE is a wonderful experience for my students; it provides them the opportunity to learn about STEM in a fun, hands-on environment."
Stacey Brandes
Teacher at STARBASE Vermont - Burlington
My son has not stopped talking about what he is doing each day…It is so rewarding to see the excitement in his eyes because of this amazing experience.
Michele DiGiovine
Marietta, GA
“[STARBASE is] a group of people who value and respect a child’s natural curiosity. This program guides children through constructive discovery and inquiry….”
Connie McWorther
Teacher at STARBASE Los Alamitos
DoD STARBASE has a proven track record, teaching children how to set and achieve goals, take positive action in their lives, and build strong self-esteem.
Gus Harget, Major General, USA, (Ret.),
President of the National Guard Association of the United States
Aspirations are ignited for what students want to do and who they want to become as adults.
Dr. Jada Pitman,
Executive Director Student & Outreach Services, Southwest Independent School District
In the past year, the DoD STARBASE staff has exceeded the required 28 weeks of instruction and provided 35 weeks that reached more than 730 students.
Major General Timothy P. Williams,
The Adjutant General of Virginia
DoD STARBASE is a program that hopefully would light a fire in the hearts and minds of the 5th grade students that took part in it. It could show them how science, technology, engineering and math were applicable in the everyday world.
L. John MacMartin,
President of Minot Area Chamber of Commerce, North Dakota
Students receive instruction in communication, problem solving, decision making and career goal setting, all of which are essential skills for future success.
Lieutenant General James Jackson,
Chief of Air Force Reserve
The DoD STARBASE program provides our teachers the opportunity to observe students engaged in higher-level thinking.
Karen Cooksey,
Principal at Pat Henry Elementary
Our students have attended the program since 2007 and I can attest to the value of the experience
Melissa Gavarrino,
Secondary Supervisor of Science, East Hartford Public Schools
This experience opened my son’s eyes to the possibilities of career choices for what he loves.
Shannon Brzenski,
Parent of student at Texas STARBASE Houston
With local school budgets increasingly stressed and limited enrichment available to students most in need, STARBASE is a critical resource for the region that brings two different worlds together to solve ‘impossible’ problems and dream ‘impossible’ dreams.
Parent of student at STARBASE Wright-Patt,
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

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