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HUMVEE School Program

A National Guard representative will bring a HUMVEE to your school, demonstrate the vehicle's innovation and technology, and involve the students in a hands-on preventive maintenance check. The students love the hands-on aspect and it gives them a glimpse into the work routine of a National Guard mechanic or HUMVEE driver, as well as the engineering and technology of this impressive work-horse vehicle.

From automotive engineering, to vehicle maintenance, the HUMVEE School Program exposes students to numerous career paths within the automotive field. Learning about the HUMVEE's history and technology is a unique learning experience, especially for students interested in vehicle maintenance careers.

Program Requirements:

  • 10-25 students with an educator in attendance
  • Each single module is designed for 45-minute to 90-minute classes
  • Minimal equipment requirements as the Army National Guard will bring a HUMVEE and trained instructor to your site
  • The program can be presented in Career and Technology Education classes
  • The program can also be given to JROTC classes

Learning Standards:

The HUMVEE School Program can help your school meet state & national curriculum standards.

HUMVEE School Program meets these National Common Core Learning Standards:

  • Science / Technical Standards - for Grades 9, 10: 7
  • Science / Technical Standards - for Grades 11, 12: 2, 3, 5, 7

UMVEE School Program meets these Virginia DOE Standards of Learning:

  • Science / Technical Standards - for Grade 9: 9.1 l); 9.5 h
  • Science / Technical Standards - for Grade 10: 10.1 a); 10.5; 10.5 g)
  • Science / Technical Standards - for Grade 11: 11.5 a)
  • Science / Technical Standards - for Grade 12: 12.1 c)

HUMVEE School Program also meets NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) Curriculum Connections standards.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is this a high risk activity where I have to worry about a student getting hurt?

No. The Guard HUMVEE instructors work with this vehicle all the time and they take all safety precautions. The activity will not place your students at risk.

Q: I don't really understand the big picture of the Guard, will that be explained?

If you wish, it can certainly be a footnote as the presentation wraps-up. When storms, floods, and disasters occur, the National Guard is there to help. When there is no flood, we still need good people to learn to be good Guard members - ready to serve.


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