Courtesy photo by Susan Regel
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division STEM and Educational Outreach Office are presented with a Certificate of Appreciation on Oct. 18 for their support to the STARBASE-Atlantis and STARBASE 2.0 Afterschool Mentoring Programs. Pictured from left are, Gary Kessler, NAWCAD executive director; Jamaries Benitez, STARBASE volunteer; Julie Guy, STARBASE-Atlantis Academy director; and Scott Buttrill, STARBASE volunteer. Both Benitez and Buttrill volunteered a combined total of more than 100 hours to support the program. They, along with many other military and DoD civilians at NAS Patuxent River, touched the lives of more than 850 students from grades 5-8 during fiscal 2012, encouraging them to expand their horizons and begin setting goals for their future.