Bataan Memorial March volunteer registration to open in November

Photo by Ryan Magnuson
A Bataan Memorial Death March volunteer check’s a marcher in during the 2013 Bataan Memorial Death March event. Over 800 volunteers made up last year’s Bataan Memorial Death March. Volunteers are asked to register early as positions fill up within three months of opening volunteer registration.

The Bataan Memorial Death March, one of White Sands Missile Range’s most nationally recognized events, is executed successfully each year through the efforts of hundreds of dedicated volunteers from the surrounding area. WSMR Chief of Recreation Sue Staub said over 800 volunteers, not including water point volunteers, help make the memorial march the success that […]

IMCOM launches Expeditionary Base Operations support

By Joshua Ford IMCOM PAO Editor’s Note: This opportunity is available to Installation Management Command employees only. More information will be presented at the Nov. 5 Garrison All Hands. Updated information will be posted on the Missile Ranger and Public Affairs social media channels. The White Sands Missile Range point of contact, Dennis Stockwell, can […]

ATEC: Working together we can thwart terrorist attacks


Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler ATEC Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland – After the orchestrated attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the United States learned, firsthand, the serious threats it faced from terrorists groups and from the countries supporting them. After the attacks September 11, […]

The trinity of WSMR, Los Alamos, and the Manhattan Project

Photo by Adriana Salas De Santiago
Statues of Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer stand in an exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum. The exhibit featured several different videos about the Manhattan Project, explanations on how the bomb worked, and a copy of the identification cards of all of the Manhattan Project employees.

Los Alamos, New Mexico, a quaint city just an hour away from the state’s capitol, is connected to White Sands Missile Range’s most historic mission – the testing of the atomic bomb at Trinity Site. Years before the testing of the atomic bomb, the core of the bomb’s element was developed about five hours away […]

How to maximize privacy settings on your Facebook

By Priscilla Rey USAG Bavaria Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In a survey conducted last years by the Pew Research Center, Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. As a member of the military, and for family members of service members, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant of operational […]

Chaplain Lt. Col. Donald Carrothers to serve White Sands

White Sands Missile Range Chaplain Lt. Col. Donald Carrothers is the new chaplain who will be serving the WSMR community. Carrothers, who requested the assignment to WSMR, has served the surrounding area before as a teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Where are you from and where is home for you? I am an Air Force […]

McAfee now under William Beaumont Army Medical Center

Photo by Adriana Salas De Santiago
WSMR McAfee Nurse Brandi Labonte, left, hands Wilnelia Alicea a preventative care goody bag and provides additional preventative care information. U.S. Army McAfee Health Clinic will now fall directly under William Beaumont.

William Beaumont Army Medical Center will soon serve as the official hub for White Sands Missile Range’s McAfee Health Clinic in an Army effort to strategically reorganize the U.S. Army Medical Command organizational structure from five Army Regional Medical Commands to four multi-disciplinary Regional Health Commands. The change will take effect Sept. 14. The four […]

Self-initiation key to moving up in career fields at WSMR

Photo by Miriam U. Rodriguez
Theodore Wiggins went back to school to get a master's degree to make himself  more marketable in his desired field.

By Theodore Wiggins WSMR Benjamin Franklin may have been on to something when he used the phrase “God helps those who help themselves” in his Poor Richard’s Almanac. I can honestly say I am a great example of that phrase coming to fruition. The phrase places emphasis on the importance of self-initiation, especially when it […]

Boots to Business: Reboot

New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Services A free seminar to help military veterans who want to start or expand their own business is being presented Sept. 14 and 15 in Mesilla through a cooperative effort by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, the New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, […]