Online Virtual Field Trip to Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, December 19 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Discover our nation's capitol by joining us Wednesday for a virtual school tour. We'll visit various national sites and explore together.
Historical Film Club
Wednesday, December 5 from 2:30 - 3:30 (new time)
Please join us for a lively discussion of the 1987 film EMPIRE OF THE SUN, directed by Steven
Spielberg. Read more....
Online Meetup to the United Nations HQ, New York
Wednesday, November 28 from 11:30 - 12:30
Come learn about one of the most internationally significant places in the world! Read more....
Led by Laura Lothyan
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Historical Film Club
Wednesday, November 21 from 11:30 - 12:30
Please join us for a lively discussion of the 1970 film PATTON, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and written by Francis Ford Coppola.
“Franklin J. Schaffner's ‘Patton’ (1970), released at the height of the unpopular war in Vietnam, was described by many reviewers at the time as "really" an anti-war film. It was nothing of the kind. It was a hard-line glorification of the military ethic, personified by a man whose flaws and eccentricities marginalized him in peacetime, but found the ideal theater in battle. In this he was not unlike Churchill; both men used flamboyance, eccentricity and a gift for self-publicity as a way of inspiring their followers and perplexing the enemy.” Read more....
Wednesday, November 7 from 11:30 - 12:30
Major Ferre entered military service in 1997, when he enlisted in the Air National Guard in Portland, Oregon. He began his Air Force career in satellite communications. Upon completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering he commissioned and became an Air Force Medical Officer. He completed his Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering then cross-trained to become an Air Force Civil Engineer.
Historical Film Club
Wednesday, October 31 from 11:30 - 12:30
Each month, we gather to discuss a historical military film. We talk about themes, characters, historical influences, and connections to modern day society! These films can easily be found online or on your preferred entertainment streaming network, but please let us know if you have difficulty accessing.
“After a demonstration of new PT boats, navy brass are still unconvinced of their viability in combat, leaving Lt. "Rusty" Ryan (John Wayne) frustrated. Read more....
Wednesday, October 23 from 11:30 - 12:30
Major Ferre entered military service in 1997, when he enlisted in the Air National Guard in Portland, Oregon. He began his Air Force career in satellite communications. Upon completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering he commissioned and became an Air Force Medical Officer. He completed his Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering then cross-trained to become an Air Force Civil Engineer. Read more....
In Person Field Trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Libary
Wednesday, October 17 from 11:0o - 12:15
“As a Presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Reagan Library, under the authority of the Presidential Records Act, is the repository of presidential records for President Reagan’s administration. Our holdings include over 60 million pages of documents, over 1.6 million photographs, a half million feet of motion picture film and tens of thousands of audio and video tapes. Read more....
Beaches of Normandy Online Meetup
Wednesday, October 10 from 11:30 - 12:30
Here along an approximately five mile stretch of shoreline, what commanding General Dwight Eisenhower called “the great crusade” to liberate Western Europe from Nazi domination, foundered. Had the men of the American 1st and 29th Divisions, supported by engineers and Rangers, not rallied and battled their way through the fierce German defenses along this beach, the outcome of the entire invasion might have been in doubt. Read more....
Duty in Service Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams (World War II)
Tuesday, October 2 from 10 am to 11 am
Hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
Sponsored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
Vanguard Leadership Cadets are welcome to attend!
Tune in for a live interview (or watch the on-demand recording) with Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams. Williams performed the actions for which he would later be awarded the Medal of Honor while serving with the Marines on Iwo Jima in 1945. Read more....
In Person Field Trip The Santa Barbara Persidio
Wednesday, September 26 from 12:15 to 3:15
“Surrounded by the bustle of the modern-day city of Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park preserves the site of the last of four military outposts built by the Spanish along the coast of Alta California. Two buildings of the original Persidio have been restored, others have been reconstructed and archaeological excavations and additional reconstructions are continuing. Please RSVP.
Online Meetup Trail of Tears
Wednesday, September 19 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Together we will explore this important National Historical Site. Please RSVP so that we know you’re coming.
Then, join us by clicking on this Video Hangout Link on Sept. 19 at 11:30 am!
“In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, which required the various Indian tribes in today’s southeastern United States to give up their lands in exchange for federal territory…Most Indians fiercely resisted this policy… More than a thousand Cherokee – particularly the old, the young, and the infirm – died during their trip west, hundreds more deserted. Read more....
Vanguard Leadership Academy Assembly
Friday, September 21 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am
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We invite new and returning Vanguard Cadets to join us on Friday, Sept. 21 from
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. You’ll have a chance to meet with your principal, program directors, and teachers.
If you’re not comfortable sharing your name in a setting where other families or students will be present, you can always go by your initials or nickname. This assembly will be recorded, with a comprehension quiz at the end to make sure you understand your options! We respect your privacy. Read more....
Historical Film Club
Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
RSVP to attend.
Please join us for a lively discussion of the 2017 film Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan and
starring Fionn Whitehead and Jack Lowden.
“The time is 1940, and the Yanks haven’t yet entered the hostilities. There are 400,000 British,
French, Canadian and Belgian soldiers trapped on the beaches of a small French town called
Dunkirk, all waiting to be evacuated before they’re wiped out by the might of Hitler on land, sea
and air. Read more....