New air defense system under development tested at WSMR

Photo by Drew Hamilton
The Multimission Launcher demonstrator used in the tests at WSMR was a simplified version mounted on a medium tactical truck. The test didn’t require a full load of missiles, so only a few of the launch tubes were mounted on the system, with the rest being filled out with a simple mockup.

A new air defense system under development was demonstrated in a series of events at White Sands Missile Range the week of March 15. The Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept, IFPC Inc 2-I, Block 1 program is a new missile-based system currently in development by the Army’s Cruise Missile Defense Systems, CMDS, Project Office […]

Summer Program offers many exciting camps

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Scuba camp is one of the many options for campers during the 2015 summer program at White Sands Missile Ranger. Registration is now open.

WSMR’s School Age Care and Middle School and Teen Center have an exciting, action packed summer planned for the WSMR youth this year. A teen taxi service, graphic design camps, and animation camps are just some of the new programs that have been incorporated into the week long summer programs. “We’re trying to give the […]

Mindfulness events help with well being

Photo by Adriana Salas
Ed Kruis takes the time to mindfully observe his chocolate before he eats it during the Mindfulness and the Art of Eating Chocolate training May 18. Next to him is Edna Hakenson. WSMR ACS Family Advocacy Program Manager Espy Garcia hosts a series of mindfulness courses.

Mindfulness, the idea of being purposefully in the present without judgment, is being promoted throughout the WSMR workforce through a series of trainings to help keep WSMR ready and resilient. WSMR Army Community Services Family Advocacy Program Manager Espy Garcia is hosting a series of mindfulness events in conjunction with the Wellness Program. “Allow yourself […]

Awareness: “See Something, Say Something”

Senior leaders proclaimed August Antiterrorism Awareness Month in 2014 with a campaign slogan “See Something, Say Something.” With the escalation in force protection level to Bravo by the NORTHCOM Commander there is an emphasis by the White Sands Missile Range leadership and Directorate of Emergency Services to remain vigilant year round. “If it looks suspicious—call,” […]

White Sands student wins poster contest

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Jenni Davis is pictured with her 5th grade teacher, Elayna Martinez, after her poster was selected as the winner in the 2015 LCPS breakfast slogan and poster contest.

Las Cruces Public Schools Fifth-grader Jenni Davis, 11, from White Sands Elementary School is the 2015 winner of the LCPS Breakfast Slogan and Poster Contest. She created a winning slogan — “Charge Up With Breakfast” — and an art piece that encourages other students to eat a healthy breakfast, said Barbara Berger, LCPS nutrition specialist. […]

Community says farewell to Test Center Commander

Photo by Adriana Salas
WSMR Director of Range Operations Gilbert Harding, left, presents a plaque to WSMR Test Center Commander Col. James O. Winbush, right, during Winbush's farewell luncheon held at the Frontier Club May 12. Winbush and his wife Sharlene will be leaving WSMR.

White Sands Missile Range Test Center Commander Col. James O. Winbush was recognized by his peers for his exceptional work ethic during a farewell luncheon hosted by WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin May 12. Winbush and his wife Sharlene have served WSMR for the past three years. The pair will be leaving WSMR and […]

WSMR to welcome incoming CSM Maddox

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Incoming WSMR Command Sgt. Maj. William Maddox, left, poses for a photo with his wife Kelli, right, and his son Brock, far right, and daughter Paige, far left. Maddox will  be taking over for WSMR Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers who left at the end of April.

Command Sgt. Maj. William Maddox is the incoming Installation Command Sergeant Major. Where are you from and where is home for you? I was born and raised in Paris, Tennessee. I grew up there and graduated from High School there. Can you tell me a little bit about your family? My wife Kelli and I […]

White Sands welcomes new post librarian

Photo by Adriana Salas
Colin O'Hanlon is the new White Sands Post Librarian. O'Hanlon has a Master's degree in Library Information Science. O'Hanlon, who arrived with his family from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, said he wants to bring the post library into the 21st century by providing more online options to customers.

The White Sands Post Library is now open. Colin R. O’Hanlon recently arrived from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to serve as the new post librarian. The library will now be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 12p.m to 1 p.m. closure for a lunch break in between. Below is a short […]

McAfee conducts team building training

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McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic Spc. Oluwaseun Alajo, left, adjusts pylons while Spc. Jacob Fuqua, center, and Sgt. Shaye Snyder look on April 23.

Sgt. Isaac Ofori McAfee Health Clinic NCOIC On April 23 McAfee United States Army Health Clinic civilian staff participated in an off-site team building event at Los Compas Mexican Restaurant in Las Cruces. The purpose of the training was to bring the civilian team together to learn about team dynamics through collaborative group exercises. Deputy […]

Monthly observance: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By Sgt. 1st Class Reginald L. Douglass Installation Equal Opportunity Advisor   Just a thought, could you imagine an action movie without the hero or villain being very well versed in martial arts, not just an above average street brawler? Or perhaps you can imagine growing up without Play-Doh or working without a USB – […]