Photo Story: Cannon AFB hosts STARBASE leaders' visit Published Jan. 31, 2024 By Senior Airman Drew Cyburt 27th Special Operations Wing CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- On Jan. 24, 2024, Department of Defense STARBASE leaders toured Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico, to explore opportunities for the program to come to Cannon. DOD STARBASE’s primary focus is to motivate fifth graders to explore STEM opportunities as they continue their education. The program follows an inquiry-based curriculum that involves experiential activities to engage students. These activities are designed to encourage active participation and critical thinking, so they are often called "hands-on, minds-on" activities. A STARBASE program at Cannon Air Force Base would foster a successful collaboration between local area schools and military community -- and provide opportunities for local students to access base more frequently.