Navy Visits Arundel High With Virtual Reality Mission, Scholarship Info


The Navy brought its Nimitz virtual reality experience to Arundel High School in Gambrills on Tuesday. The virtual reality experience is pictured above on a different day. (Courtesy of Navy Recruiting Command)

GAMBRILLS, MD - Navy recruiters visited Arundel High School on Tuesday, bringing a virtual reality mission simulator and scholarship information for students.

"We are extremely excited to spend time at Arundel High School, meeting with exceptional high school students and faculty, and discussing the great opportunities available in today's Navy," said Commander Dominique Jackson from Navy Diversity and Outreach. "It is important for today's students to understand that a Navy STEM career offers an exceptional future."

The mobile virtual reality experience simulated a high-speed extraction of Navy SEALS under fire. Participants drove a virtual boat during the mission while wearing goggles and headphones. A video preview of the experience, dubbed the Nimitz, is posted here.

The Navy also outlined its $180,000 ROTC Scholarship Program that covers full college tuition. 

Recruiters additionally pitched careers in high-demand STEM fields like nuclear engineering, cryptology, IT and health care.

"BIIGGGG thank you to our friends at the U.S. Navy," Arundel High said on Instagram. "They brought us a VR simulation of actual missions, engaged our students in physical activity, and presented financial opportunities available through the U.S. Navy. What a unique experience for our Wildcats!"

Photos from the event are posted here and here.

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