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Deadline Approaching! 7th Annual U.S. Air Force / FIRST® Leadership Experience for FIRST Teachers & Mentors: The U.S. Air Force develops leaders of great character and vision. For the 7th year, the U.S. Air Force is offering a unique three-day leadership program providing FIRST mentors, who are also teachers, with hands on leadership training taught by Air Force personnel. This year’s event will take place from July 15 to July 19 at Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, FL.
For additional information about this opportunity, click here. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 11th. Selected applicants will be notified by Friday, May 25th.
FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Jeremy Shikarides to learn about his FIRST experience in our latest Alumni Update. Are you or someone you know a FIRST Alum? Share your story, and you may be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.
2018 National Advocacy Conference, June 24 - 26 in Washington, DC: Now that Championship events have concluded, WE NEED MORE TEAMS/STUDENTS to make sure Congress takes FIRST seriously. One or more students can attend with a parent, mentor, or even a neighboring team. Please mention this opportunity to your team to learn if anyone is interested in attending. Participants meet with their Members of Congress and Senators after being trained on the issues.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for attendees—don’t miss out! Early Bird Pricing ends May 15th. Click here for more info and to register. Email questions to Steve Hyer at

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