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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcomed the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) decision to establish a Science Technology Academies Reinforcing Basic Aviation Space Exploration (STARBASE) Program at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. The STARBASE Program, which Rubio previously advocated for in an op-ed and a letter to the DoD, will provide 5th graders at NAS Pensacola with high-quality academic opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
 
“This decision by the Defense Department is incredible news for military families at NAS Pensacola,” Rubio said. “Our service members deserve to have access to high-quality educational opportunities for their children, and STARBASE will help make that a reality for these families. I remain committed to ensuring students in Escambia County, and throughout the State of Florida, have access to the educational opportunities they need to flourish.”