2022 - 2023 School Year

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An important aspect of STARBASE is to show students the possibilities for their future. With every activity we do, we discuss a variety of careers that are applicable. We also rely on community members to support this goal as guest speakers and tour guides. We appreciate the time and talent that has been shared by the following guest speakers for the first half of the school year; we have had military tour guides; Dr. Jim Arnold, a podiatrist; Lisa Zerull, RN, PhD; Fire Marshal LT Pifer and his canine Heidi; David Garber, owner of Garber’s Ice Cream; Kyle Feldman, a physical therapist; SGT O’Connor and his canine Riggs with the Winchester Police Department, Winchester City engineer Kelly Henshaw; chemist Renu Aggarwal with Continental; Andy Gail with Literacy Volunteers; Matthew Peterson of J2W Foundation; Adventures in Learning with Dr. Dianne Schnoor; Carley Walker with STEM Flights; Cedar Creek Battlefield Operations Manager Ashley Sonntag; computer programmer Doug Green; Scott Straub, an air traffic controller; bridge building with Army Corps of Engineers; and, author Tj O’Connor. When the guest speakers visit they do a phenomenal job engaging and inspiring students. Thank you for your support of the STARBASE mission and the children of our region.


We are always looking for new community members to add to our roster of guest speakers. If you are interested, please contact us at starbasewinchester@gmail.com. Thank you

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To expose our nation's youth to the technological environments and positive civilian and military role models found on Active, Guard, and Reserve military bases and installations, nurture a winning network of collaborators, and build mutual loyalty within our communities, by providing 25 hours of exemplary hands-on instruction and activities that meet or exceed the National Standards.


To be the premier Department of Defense youth outreach program for raising the interest in learning and improving the knowledge and skills of our nation's at risk youth so that we may develop a highly educated and skilled American workforce who can meet the advance technological requirements of the Department of Defense.