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U.S. Army visits DeSoto High School

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DESOTO – The United States Army still wants you, but the old days of recruiting stations being stagnant are gone!

One of four U.S. Army Strength in Action Zones visited the DeSoto High School campus in late March to give hundreds of students a unique experience during P.E. class.

The Strength in Action Zone is a mobile, fully-interactive experience allowing participants to explore elements that give U.S. Army Soldiers a strength like no other.

Students experienced Strength of Body, Strength of Technology, Strength of Team and the Strength to Lead with a variety of interactive fitness, educational and other technical elements.

These qualities represent the hallmark of today’s Army: Soldiers that possess a strength like no other, forged by tough, realistic and rigorous training, strong and caring leadership, and enhanced by cutting-edge technology.

Strength of Body: Participants see if they meet the physical fitness standards of the U.S. Army in a fun and challenging fitness element.

DeSoto students and teachers engaged in pushup challenges.

They could also be electronically matched to an Army Strong Soldier to compare their results and receive Army workouts on request to help them reach their fitness goals.

Strength of Team: Up to five players participate in a team-based, high-tech and action-packed simulator experience based on realistic U.S. Army missions that emphasize the spirit of teamwork that is a part of what gives every U.S. Army Soldier a strength like no other.

Strength to Lead: Participants test their leadership skills in decision-making challenges that simulate real-life scenarios U.S. Army officers have faced.

The outcomes they learn highlight how the U.S. Army prepares and cultivates the leadership potential in its officers.

Strength to Soar: Participants experience an Apache helicopter flight simulation, perform speed and direction changes and other operational maneuvers, as they explore the advanced technology and available career opportunities in U.S. Army aviation.

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