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6th 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 6th 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 experience will take place from July 23 to July 27 in Colorado Springs, CO. 
The event consists of lectures, team building exercises and tours of the Air Force Academy and 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, 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, please visit: Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 19th. Applicants, if selected, will be notified by June 1.
2017 National Advocacy Conference on June 25-27th in Washington, DC - 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 soon! More info and registration: Email questions to Steve Hyer at 
FIRST Scholarship Program news – Updates from 2017 FIRST Scholarship Provider National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)  
FIRST Alumni Spotlight –– We caught up with FIRST Alum and Dean's List Award Finalist, Danielle Sisk.  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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