White Sands Exchange gets new look

The Post Exchange at White Sands Missile Range got a new look, bringing more emergency items to the store's shelves.

Recent changes to the Post Exchange at White Sands Missile Range have brought more emergency items to the store’s shelves. The changes are part of a corporate strategy to create a wider assortment of items for installation communities. “The store at White Sands is one of the first stores to get it.  We try to […]

Army wins Game


WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin, left, and Command Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers, right, pose for a team photo with the victors. The Army team beat the Navy team 42-7 during the annual Army vs Navy flag football game Dec. 11 at Pedro Field.

NASA Sounding Rockets Program launches several rockets in one week

The Taurion Sounding Rocket, which launched out of WSMR's Launch Complex 36 on Dec. 17, is a new vehicle under development for the mission that is a mixture of Taurus and Orion hardware designed to acquire certain flight conditions.

NASA’s Sounding Rockets Program Office successfully launched a U.S. Navy Black Brant IX Sounding Rocket carrying the Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager or FOXSI Dec. 11 out of White Sands Missile Range’s Launch Complex 36, bringing back images of the sun’s solar flare activity. Chuck Brodell, vehicle manager with NASA’s Sounding Rockets Program Office, said […]

Missile maintenance facility opens at White Sands

Paul Mann, WSMR Executive Director, does the honors and cuts the ribbon at the ceremony Oct. 23.

A missile maintenance facility that opened on White Sands Missile Range Oct. 23 will extend the lifespan of Patriot missiles potentially saving the Army millions of dollars. The ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the facility was a deceptively small affair, attended by WSMR leaders as well as members of the range’s Patriot program and […]

Garrison Mentorship Program moves forward

Jose Gallegos, right, program mentor and Supervisory Environmental Engineer, and Chief of the Environmental Division in the Department of Public Works, talks to Curtis page, WSMR General Equipment Mechanic and program mentee about his final project for the program.

A Garrison Mentorship Program was developed to help “build the bench” and allow Garrison employees to improve their leadership skills,  gain a clear picture on how the WSMR Garrison is run and how decisions are made, all while working one on one with a high-level mentor. The WSMR Garrison Mentorship Program was launched this past […]

Toy Ruck March

1st Lt. Mark Castelli can barely manage to grip the toys he was carrying in his ruck sack from their battalion headquarters to Army Community Services. Each Soldier from the battalion carried their ruck sacks full of toys for local children whose families requested assistance for this holiday season.

For the second year in a row the 2nd Engineer Battalion participated in an event that helps bring toys to families in need during the holiday season. The entire battalion participated in a Toy Ruck March from the 2nd Engineer Battalion Headquarters to Army Community Services with ruck sacks full of toys.   The toys […]

Smart Cards offer secure social media tips

Facebook Smart Card

Your personal social media site may be the gateway for terrorist groups to obtain information about you.  Recently, news agencies have reported that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is encouraging attacks against Military personnel and obtaining personal information through their social media accounts. There have already been reported incidents where Department […]

NORAD prepares to track Santa’s flight

The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org/, launched Dec. 1, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows, […]

Bishop Buckon talks about military background


Bishop Neal Buckon, Archdiocese for the Military Services Auxiliary Bishop, conducted a special Sacrament of Confirmation mass during his annual visit to the installation Dec. 17. Buckon said his visit to the installation is part of his visit to 100 Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard installations within 18 states. Buckon, who is […]