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Texas Army National Guard Gives Raiders Taste of Reality


Students pose for photo.

Virtual reality allowed students in AFJROTC and Law Enforcement classes to conduct various rescue missions at Wylie East High School.

Texas Army National Guard hosted a Mission Day, taking students through four simulated/VR experiences: Field Hospital, Night Vision Rescue, HAZMAT Cleanup and Virtual Firefighter.

Students put on night vision helmets.

The primary mission of the day was to teach students how to communicate while working as a team through natural disaster scenarios. Participating students also learned about the benefits that the military has to offer.

Students perform virtual CPR.

With the help of VR goggles and a CPR dummy, students experienced performing CPR on virtual soldiers in the field clinic. 

“It looked so real,” sophomore Isabella Troncoso said. “You could see the whole body through the goggles. It felt like I was pumping a real person.”

Sophomore Dara Oshinowo was all smiles as he participated in the day. 

“I liked the CPR and wildfire stations the best,” he said. “I learned a lot of skills that I’d like to pursue further.”

Oshinowo plans to go to the Air Force and get his medical degree.

Students use virtual reality to fight fires.

Racing to finish first, students dressed in heavy firefighter protective gear.

Students dress in firefighter gear.

Students race to put on firefighter gear.

Students strapped on night vision headgear as they made their way through dark tunnels to rescue “Fred.” 

Students rescue "Fred."

They also suited up in hazmat suits to clear a field of debris and fought fires using the VR goggles.

Students pose for photos.

Students pose for photo.