Thanks to Master Sargent Aaron Wallenburg, curator of Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center (https://travisheritagecenter.org/), for being our guest speaker today. Travis Heritage Center is dedicated to aviation history and the heritage of Travis Air Force Base and its units. Located at 400 Brennan Circle on Travis Air Force Base, the Heritage Center is a great place to visit and an even greater place to learn!
What do 3,100 miles, 9 mountain ranges, 3 deserts, 14 states, 105 days and 15 pairs of shoes have in common? Vacaville's very own Forrest Gump - Noah Coughlan! That's right, he's done it again, running across the country to raise awareness for Batten's Disease and other rare childhood diseases. Noah himself is as inspirational as the causes he runs for. After taking off in July, he returned back home in November, forever changed by the experience, as were the people he encountered along the way. Does he have a 3-peat in his future? Only time will tell... A documentary, book and speaking engagements are just some of the things in Noah's future. Stay up-to-date with Noah's adventure by following his blog at http://runcoast2coast.com/.
The young men who belong to the Vacaville Robotics Team wowed us with their impressive display of leadership and technological expertise. They express their dedication and commitment to the FIRST Robotics Competition by working day and night (weekends, too!) for six weeks to prepare for the 3-day regional event. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. This year's event takes place March 13 - 15. Best of luck, Guys! We know you'll make us proud!