About Us


STARBASE began in 1989, as an idea in the minds of three people. Barbara Koscak, a Michigan elementary school teacher; Brigadier General David Arendts (Ret.), Commander of the 127th Fighter Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan; and Lieutenant Colonel Rico Racosky, an F-16 pilot and creator of dreams + action=Reality.

Their dream was to create a program which responded to the needs of youth through a curricula of goal setting skills and stimulating hands-on math and science activities, coupled with drug demand reduction.

The very first program was funded with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, establishing a pilot program at Selfridge. After a year of classes, Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, responding to a letter of support from Lieutenant General John Conway, Commander of the Air National Guard, sought the additional support from Georgia Senator Sam Nunn. In the summer of 1992, Senators Levin and Nunn presented the STARBASE program to Congress for funding under the Department of Defense budget. In October of the same year, President George H. Bush signed a bill into law making funding available for the next seven years.

STARBASE Robins was the 18th STARBASE to begin operations with its inaugural classes in 1996. It is one of numerous civil-military cooperation initiatives approved by Major General Robert A. McIntosh, United States Air Force, Chief of Air Force Reserve.

Since its beginning, STARBASE Robins has graduated over 17,500 students from its programs, including the school year program and summer academies. STARBASE Robins produced its first ever Robotics Academy in July of 2003. Training in STEM has also been done through summer Teacher Academies.


Starbase Robins
Our Mission
  • Create an exceptional educational and technological center for students and teachers to enjoy learning S.T.E.M.
  • Engage in activity-based S.T.E.M. lessons that meet students’ needs to relevance.
  • Provide career goal-setting opportunities and information on reaching career goals.
  • Encourage parents to become involved with their children’s education.
  • Provide experiences where students view complex information from more than one vantage point.
  • Foster clear communication and group cooperation in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making.
  • Correlate STARBASE curricula with Georgia Standards of Excellence.




After School programs


Years Established

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Location: 1942 Heritage Blvd., Warner Robins, GA
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Telephone: 478-926-1769

Email: info@starbaserobins.org