SMS. This is a daylong event at the Ft. Meade in Sturgis sponsored by the SD National Guard. Students are divided into teams with the Guard soldiers and teachers to experience learning about that the training and life is like as an Army soldier. Some of the hands-on experiences include land navigation, marching, hazardous materials care, medical and fire safety, experiencing MREs, using night vision tools, packing and exploring military clothing for survival, American flag etiquette, etc. This is scheduled around the middle school’s yearly Veteran’s Day assembly which draws over 80 veterans each year in our middle school. Funds are to help over the bussing of the students to Sturgis.