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West Holt Get Up-Close Experience with M-ATV (Mine Resistant, Ambush Protectant Tactical Vehicle)

Mrs. Rupert

November 03, 2022


    SFC Jessie Arnold, with the Nebraska National Guard was at West Holt with a M-ATV (Mine Resistant, Ambush Protectant Tactical Vehicle).  The vehicle is used in military operations and just returned to Nebraska from a stay in Africa. Students K-12 were able to climb in and see it’s many features.  The vehicle can travel up to 65 mph, gets (on average) 6 mpg and is going to eventually replace military hummers.  SFC Arnold told the students about the cost of the vehicle ($480,000) as well as it’s purpose. 


    SFC Arnold’s visit ended with a career exploration program for the juniors of West Holt, who recently took the ASVAB test.  The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) scores were used to match students’ strengths with possible career options.  November is National Career Development Month.


Pictured are WH high school students with the M-ATV: Shaylee Campbell (JR), Violet Schwager (SR), Cadey Schaaf (JR), Drew Martin (SO), Julio Mora-Gallardo (JR), Braydon Olson (JR), Tyler Jelinek (SR), Isaac Pistulka (SR), Luke Klabenes (JR)


Mrs. Pistulka’s 1st grade class visits with SFC Jessie Arnold about the M-ATV.


West Holt Elementary Students visit with SFC Jessie Arnold about the M-ATV.


WH Teachers Todd Hale (driver’s seat) and Tasha Hamm (back seat) checking out the M-ATV


SFC Jessie Arnold (Nebraska National Guard) and WH High School Principal Cody Havranek checking out the M-ATV.

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