US Navy presents ‘The Nimitz’ mobile experience at Lithonia High School at recruiting event – On Common Ground News


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Photos provided by Ken Woodmansee.

LITHONIA – This week, US Navy leaders hosted a recruiting event at Lithonia High School in search of highly skilled students who have what it takes to excel in high-demand fields, such as engineering nuclear, cryptology and computing.

The Navy shared information about its $ 180,000 ROTC scholarship program, which pays full college tuition fees for students with outstanding leadership degrees and diplomas.

“In these uncertain times, it is important for high school students to understand that a career in the Navy offers an exceptional path forward,” said Commander DJ Jackson, Deputy Director, Outreach and Diversity navy

The main attraction of the event was the Nimitz, a state-of-the-art mobile virtual reality experience that simulates a high-speed rescue of Navy SEALS under fire. Nimitz video preview.

So what exactly is going on in the Nimitz 18-wheeled mobile virtual reality experience? Participants go through a video briefing before settling on an Oculus Rift headset and a piece of wearable tech called SubPac (traditionally used by club DJs) that crash into the sounds of the mission in real time. Participants navigate the mission using a state-of-the-art steering wheel and throttle system that mimics the real feel of piloting an SWCC at high speed while extracting SEALs. Once completed, participants proceed to the debriefing station, where they receive feedback and a performance score. Video preview of the Nimitz.

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