Photo courtesy of Susan Regel
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Educational Outreach Office personnel are presented with certificates of appreciation 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 year 2012, encouraging them to expand their horizons and begin setting goals for their future.