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 […]

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 […]

Two to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Dr. Donald W. Hoock, Jr.

  White Sands Missile Range will induct Dr. Donald W. Hoock, Jr. and Joseph L. Trammel into its Hall of Fame on Nov. 18 during a luncheon ceremony at the Frontier Club.   Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor White Sands can bestow upon an individual locally.  The Hall of Fame […]

Prepare and be ready for Exercise

WSMR firemen and paramedics assist “victims” during a 2013 exercise. A functional exercise will take place on Oct. 23 and a full scale exercise will take place Nov. 19 and 20. The functional exercise will focus on the installation’s ability to lockdown. The Nov. 19 full-scale exercise will test the installation’s ability to respond to an emergency. On Nov. 20 the exercise will test the functionality of ACS’ Family Assistance Center.

A functional exercise that will take place next week and a full scale exercise scheduled for the end of November will test the installation’s ability to follow protocol and procedures during a live emergency. Functional Exercise The functional exercise scheduled to take place Oct. 23 will exercise the installation’s mass notification system and each organization’s […]

Fire ready kids

Spiderman was on scene to promote fire prevention when first and second grade students visited the WSMR Fire Department Oct. 8.  The visit was part of several activities planned during Fire Prevention Week to educate students about fire safety.

White Sands School first and second grade students visited the White Sands Missile Range Fire Department as part of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8. Fire Prevention Week began Oct. 5.  The WSMR Fire Department planned a variety of activities throughout the week including a visit to White Sands School and a meet and greet at […]