JFTB program “Starbase” gets national invitation

For the first time ever, the JFTB program extended a national invitation

STARBASE Los Alamitos director and California State Military Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stacey Hendrickson, center, STARBASE instructor Tonya Tello, left, and Kristyn Kazmark,

teacher advisor for the Community Home Education Program (CHEP) administered by the Orange County Department of Education, read a printout of an email inviting the site’s rocketry team to the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) National Finals Fly-Off, during a celebration party, April 12, 2019, at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California.

TARC is a precision-based rocketry competition for middle and high school students.

STARBASE Los Alamitos has fielded TARC competition teams for three years; this is their first national finals invitation. The rocketry team members are all middle school students enrolled in CHEP. The article above is by Senior Airman Crystal Housman and released through the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS).

JFTB program “Starbase” gets national invitation