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DoD STARBASE Training Takes Flight at STARBASE High Sierra

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  • By Staff Sgt Thomas Cox
  • 152nd Airlift Wing

This week, numerous instructors from over 10 Department of Defense (DoD) STARBASE sites came to Reno to participate in PTC Onshape training at STARBASE High Sierra.

“Our goal was to share our new STARBASE High Sierra site, collaborate with other teachers across the country, and make our site available for hosting a training that would build the capacity of other programs,” said Tiffany Young, STARBASE High Sierra Program Director.

The PTC Onshape training is a major Computer Aided Design (CAD) component that is taught to the students at STARBASE.

Created in 1991, STARBASE’s primary focus is to foster a passion of learning in the field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in fifth graders attending Title 1 schools. The students participate in a five-day curriculum with 25 hours of academic instruction and multiple challenging “hands-on, minds-on” STEM activities. The students also get the opportunity to interact with military personnel to explore different career paths and observe STEM being applied first-hand.

The STARBASE sites that were involved with this training consisted of the following:

  • STARBASE Robins
  • STARBASE Kansas City
  • STARBASE Battlecreek
  • STARBASE Greatfalls
  • STARBASE Pelican State
  • STARBASE Swamp Fox
  • STARBASE Jackson Barracks
  • STARBASE Fort Drum
  • STARBASE Nellis
  • STARBASE Fort Polk

There are now 85 DoD STARBASE sites located across all 54 states and territories. For more information on DoD STARBASE, visit