Senator Tom Umberg, a State Senator representing California’s 34th District, was recently provided a tour of the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. During his tour he was briefed about a California Military Department program known as STARBASE, a youth program designed to encouraged youth’s to develop their science, technology, engineering and math skills. The program is managed by CWO2 Stacey Hendrickson of the California State Military Reserve (State Defense Force).
California State Military Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stacey Hendrickson, director of STARBASE Los Alamitos, gives an overview of the educational program to Sen. Tom Umberg, who represents California’s 34th state senate district, during a tour of Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California, on March 8, 2019. STARBASE Los Alamitos, which is located on the base, is one of two DoD STARBASE campuses facilitated by the California Military Department’s Youth and Community Programs Task Force. The program focuses on inspiring elementary-aged youth to further explore science, technology, engineering and math. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)