Army Recruiters Showcase Latest Military Equipment at Bogalusa High School

Published 11:42 am Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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BOGALUSA, La. – Army Sergeant First Class Jakevin Stitts, Sergeant First Class Andrew Welker, and Sergeant First Class Jarrod Tolbert brought a recruiting truck to Bogalusa High School on Tuesday, offering juniors and seniors a firsthand look at the newest equipment, technology, and weaponry employed by the United States Army.

Students had the opportunity to try on bulletproof vests, handle a live parachute, and explore the latest advancements in military gear. After trying on the helmet and bulletproof vest, Ezekiel Yarbrough said it was a cool experience.

Alvin Hughes III commented on the weight of the vests, noting they were heavier than expected. Sergeant First Class Stitts reassured him that the weight would become more manageable after basic training.

The event aimed to inform students about potential career paths and opportunities within the military. It sparked discussions among attendees and left many with a newfound appreciation for the equipment used by soldiers.

The visit from the Army recruiters provided valuable insights into the world of military service and the technologies that support it. It underscored the dedication and commitment of those who serve in the United States Army, leaving a lasting impression on the students of Bogalusa High School.

About Timothy Holdiness

Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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