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Winchester STARBASE Archive
Posted on August 17, 2015 | No CommentsCAMP PENDLETON, Va- On July 26th, 2015, 66 National Guard youth, 24 National Guard teen volunteers, and 25 adult volunteers descended on Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va., for the 10th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp. The week presented a full schedule of activities for youth who traveled as far as Roanoke and the D.C. area […]
Posted on January 30, 2015 | No CommentsWINCHESTER, Va. — Rep. Barbara Comstock visited 5th grade students from Indian Hollow Elementary School taking part in activities at the Winchester STARBASE Academy Jan. 30, 2015, at the Virginia National Guard’s Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester, Va. Hands-on activities for the day included completing an electrical circuit and programing robots. Science and Technology Academies Reinforcing Basic Aviation and Space […]
Posted on July 30, 2014 | No CommentsCAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 60 children of Virginia service members attended the ninth annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 20- 25, 2014, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. During the weeklong camp, the campers enjoyed activities both at Camp Pendleton and in the surrounding area. “It was a great week,” said Drew Davis, lead child and youth […]
Posted on December 5, 2013 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — Students returned to the Virginia National Guard-sponsored Winchester STARBASE Academy Dec. 2, 2013, after a lapse in funding suspended operations since Sept. 30. “It feels great to be back,” said Susan Corrigan, STARBASE program director. “We know we have a huge impact on the children of our region in developing an interest in science, technology, engineering and […]
Posted on August 15, 2013 | No CommentsVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 60 youth from around the state attended the eighth annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 21- 26, 2013, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. The campers were joined by 48 teens and 34 adult volunteers who helped lead them through a week of fun and informative classes and activities. “It was a great […]
Posted on July 24, 2012 | No CommentsWINCHESTER, Va. – The Virginia National Guard hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Winchester STARBASE Academy July 23 at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester. Students from Frederick Douglass Elementary School of the Winchester Public Schools took part in the first-ever five-day program that ended July 27. Science and Technology Academies Reinforcing Basic Aviation and Space Exploration, or STARBASE, is […]