Starbase, 122nd rti, and language training center


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Starbase, 122nd rti, and language training center

  1. 1. STARBASE technology, engineering and math test. After participation in Georgia’s provides students with 20-25 hours of stimulating experiences by STARBASE, average student scores exposing youth to the technological The Georgia Department of improved by over 20 percentage environments and positive role Defense’s STARBASE program points to 79.95% models found within the Georgia seeks to build interest in science, At STARBASE, students National Guard. technology, engineering and math participate in amongst Georgia’s at-risk youth. challenging “hands- The program exposes students on, mind-on” and their teachers to real-world activities in aviation, applications of math and science, science, technology, through experiential learning, engineering, simulations and experiments in math, and space aviation and space-related fields. exploration. They Georgia’s STARBASE serves interact with military approximately 800 fifth graders personnel to explore annually, with quantifiable careers and make improvement. Before participation connections with in the program, students averaged the “real world.” 54.68% on a standardized science, The program 122nd Regiment noncommissioned officer education system, and general studies training and educates the region’s all- volunteer forces to be technically Regional Training for the Army National Guard, United States Army Reserve, and current and tactically proficient as an expeditionary Army. Institute the Active Component. The RTI plans and programs The RTI teaches Soldiers to operate in a joint interagency, training within its region based intergovernmental and multinational The 122nd Regiment Regional on requirements identified by the environment and to conduct full- Training Institute provides individual training branch, the Army spectrum operations protecting regionalized combat arms, Program for Individual Training national security and national leadership, military occupational and the Training Requirements defense strategies domestically and specialty, additional skill identifier, Arbitration Plan. The 122nd trains abroad. sizes are limited to eight students its mission last year to assist pre- Language to both ensure quality of training mobilization activities for deploying and to comply with the Defense units by providing Language and Training Center Language Institute’s guidelines. Cultural Awareness training to As part of a national partnership deploying Soldiers. So far, over 300 The Georgia National Guard with the Defense Language Institute, Soldiers have received Language Language Training Center (LTC) the Georgia LTC’s primary mission and Cultural training at the Georgia opened its doors in June 2010 at is to give refresher courses to LTC in languages ranging from the Clay National Guard Center to Guardsmen from all over the country Pashto to Albanian. provide the resources necessary for who have already learned a foreign The new lab serves as a unique military intelligence linguists to language as part of their military asset to the region, and the nation as hone their language skills. This cost- careers. These courses enhance a whole, as it is the only National effective facility boasts four large their language proficiency and add Guard Language Training Center classrooms, a state-of-the art testing a degree of cultural awareness. on the East Coast and the first of its center, and a language library. Class The Georgia LTC expanded kind for the National Guard.41 | Georgia Department of Defense