2nd Engineer Battalion welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

2nd Engineer Battalion commander Lt. Col. James Koeppen passes the Noncommissioned Officer’s Sword to incoming command sergeant major Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick Taylor during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 15.

The 2nd Engineer Battalion welcomed a new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 15. Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick Taylor took responsibility as 1st Sgt. Jesus Pedraza, outgoing command sergeant major, prepares to join the battalion’s 573rd Clearance Co. “We normally have to say goodbye, but we get to keep Pedraza and […]

Holiday Helping Hands seeks donations

WSMR children decorated donation boxes for the Holiday Helping Hands Program.  The program will be accepting food donations through Nov. 18.  Donations can be dropped off at ACS Building 250.

The annual Holiday Helping Hands program has started and will be accepting food donations through Nov. 18. The program is coordinated by White Sands Missile Range Army Community Services and has been successful in the past because of the support it receives from the entire community. “It is critical for the community to participate,” said […]

White Sands School robotics team advances

The White Sands School team and teachers pose for a photo with their robot at the 2014 State BEST Robotics competition where they advanced to Regionals. From left to right: top row: White Sands physical education coach Jim Maes, Caitlyn Carr, Joshua Northrup, Bryce Richards, Logan Perez, Nadya Pereaz and White Sands Middle School science teacher Brian Claar; bottom row: Zachary Byrnes, Jared Brown, Andrew Esquivel, Connor Wooldridge, and D’Angelo Allen.

The White Sands School robotics team, which has been competing for the past three years, was one of two teams in the Las Cruces Public Schools to advance to a regional BEST Robotics competition. “It is unique to see a team that has just started, do so well so soon. I was really excited to […]

Desire to be resilient can mask depression

Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey Grammer, Research Department chief, National Intrepid Center of Excellence, discussed the Army culture of toughness, which may mask depression, Sept. 18, at the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia.

By David Vergun Army News Service WASHINGTON — The Army culture is one of toughness and resilience, so seeking help for depression may be very hard for Soldiers to do, said Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey Grammer.  Grammer, who is Research Department chief, National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Bethesda, Maryland, spoke Thursday, at the Psychological Health and […]

What changes will your organization see if the Force Protection condition changes to FPCON Charlie?

“We would definitely bump up our security measures.  We would be increasing patrols to make sure the station remains as safe as possible.  Our responses would not change.  We would keep a 100 percent dedication to customers, and of course be more aware of our surroundings during our responses.” Daniel Morales, Assistant Chief of Training, […]

2nd Engineer Soldier Spotlight

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Name: Ryan M. Garcia-Chavez MOS: 92G Duty Position: Food Service Specialist   Hometown: Denver CO. Family/Dependents: Wife, Destiny and two boys Rayden and Derian. Most Memorable 2d EN Moment: The first time I went to the Burning of Colors. Goal for the Future: Retire from the Army and open my own Mexican restaurant.  

The consequences of domestic violence

Domestic violence is a serious public health problem and has received increased attention in the media over the last several months.  The violence isn’t just a physical act but a violation; it ranges from subtle manipulation, intimidation, and threats to beatings and murder.  Domestic violence is physical violence, sexual violence, threats of violence, and psychological […]

43rd annual Renaissance ArtsFaire Nov. 1-2

The Doña Ana Arts Council herefore issues said proclamation declaring Saturday, November 1st& Sunday, November 2nd the 43rd Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire! Come one, come all to feast on turkey legs, sip a libation, watch “rats” catapulted by Robert The Ratcatcher and browse through over 150 artist and food booths. The Renaissance ArtsFaire transforms Young Park, […]

Enduring Fort Bliss

Following Fort Bliss’ review of its enhanced security posture beginning Labor Day weekend, the installation will establish the following enduring security measures effective October 20, 2014.   These permanent measures maintain the commanding general’s number one priority of ensuring the safety and security to Fort Bliss and its employees, residents and visitors, while simultaneously providing […]

Thanks Team WSMR a treat for all

Benjamin Leto and a fellow Double Eagle volunteer hand out samples of green chile pineapple salsa to a WSMR Soldier during the Thanks Team WSMR event Oct. 16 at Volunteer Park.

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce hosted a party for the Service members, employees, contractors, and Family members of White sands Missile Range Oct. 16. The party, known as Thanks Team WSMR, was held as a way of thanking the installation for what they do for the local community. Thanks Team WSMR has been […]