We are a federally-funded Department of Defense youth program. The Academy incorporates a fast-paced and motivational curriculum of hands-on activities, tours, and experiments, with the ultimate goal of encouraging and inspiring students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related fields.
STARBASE is a five-day program, scheduled consecutively, for a total of 25 academic hours. The program is open to all schools in commuting distance of the West Virginia Air National Guard in Charleston, WV. We reach nearly every fifth grade student in Kanawha County Schools. The 130th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, serves as our host unit.