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Deadline Approaching! Eighth Annual U.S. Air Force / FIRST® Leadership Experience for FIRST Teachers who are Mentors: The U.S. Air Force develops leaders of great character and vision. For the eighth year, the U.S. Air Force is offering a unique three-day leadership program providing FIRST mentors with hands-on leadership training taught by Air Force personnel. This year’s event will take place from July 14 to July 18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
The event consists of lectures, team building exercises, and tours and demonstrations at a local Air Force Base. The Air Force will select a group of 24 mentors who are teachers from FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition teams who live within the continental United States and are helping inspire today’s youth to become the technical leaders of tomorrow.
For additional information about this opportunity, click here. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 10. Applicants, if selected, will be notified by Friday, May 24.
2019 National Advocacy Conference on June 23 - 25 in Washington, DC - Now that the Championships are done, WE NEED MORE TEAMS/STUDENTS to make sure Congress takes FIRST seriously! One or more students can attend with a parent or mentor or even a neighboring team.  PLEASE mention it to your team to see 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 15!  FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge teams and individuals are welcome.  Questions, more information, and registration: or email
FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Jillian Bejtlich to learn about her 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.
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