Days of Remembrance event honors Holocaust victims

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Roger Miller, an Army veteran, lights the last candle for U.S. and Allied Forces during the Days of Remembrance ceremony. Each candle symbolized a different group of individuals who were affected by the holocaust. There were a total of 11 candles.

White Sands Missile Range community members came together to memorialize victims of the holocaust during a Days of Remembrance ceremony held at the Frontier Club April 16. Rabbi Larry Karol from Temple Bethel-El in Las Cruces was the guest speaker at this year’s event. Karol’s speech focused on different accounts and reaction to the holocaust […]

WSMR leaders attend SHARP summit

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WSMR Garrison Commander Col. Brian Michelson and WSMR Executive Director Paul Mann, left, speak to WSMR leaders about the importance of SHARP training April 16 during a SHARP summit at Army Community Service.

WSMR leaders came together April 16 to discuss the importance of SHARP processes and procedures during a day-long SHARP Summit on post.Executive Director Paul Mann and Garrison Commander Col. Brian Michelson hosted the event along with Army Community Services staff members. At the conclusion of the summit, Mann said leadership is a contact sport. “You […]

Spring Cleanup Day set for April 28, 29

The beautification process for White Sands Missile Range in concurrence with Earth Day will continue staring with a two day Spring Cleanup April 28 and 29. The cleanup is part of a national U.S. Army Earth Day celebration. The Army celebrates Earth Day April 22 at all installations around the world. Environmental stewardship is a […]

PrepareAthon: Wildfires

More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings – in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire.Every year across our Nation, some homes survive – while many others do not – after a major […]

National Park Week through April 26

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Children enjoy a day at a National Park.

From April 18th through April 26, White Sands National Monument, the National Park Service, and the National Park Foundation will host National Park Week. This year’s theme, “Find Your Park,” invites people everywhere to be a part of the Find Your Park movement ( and discover their own unique connections to parks and the programs […]

Elementary school volunteers

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The following elementary school students received a volunteer certificate for their volunteer services on post: Isabella Barrera,Kennedy Bok, Cynthia Burke, Glindia Carter,Josiah Carter, Ava Croker,Susan Dickerson, Emilio Gomez, Andie Grooms, Steffy Grooms, Emma Horosko, Kaitlyn Houde, Carmen Hunter,Cait Javery, Aiden Johnson,Lourdes, LeonGuerrero, Victoria Lyle, Alicia Martinez, Jovahna Morales, Teresa Morales, Kylie Patton, Ruben Ramirez, Kameryn […]

Middle School volunteers

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The following middle school students received a volunteer certificate for their volunteer services on post: Amiah Allen, DJ Allen, Nyckole Apodaca, Annisa Barber, Estevan Bencomo, Anthony Burke, Zachary Byrnes, Manny Cadena, Caitlin Carr, Lakeysha Carter, Sara Cruse, Jackie, Cuevas, Jennifer Davis, Mehki Ellis, Taylor Goodall, Wendy Greigo, Billy Grooms, Damiana Gutierrez, Kaitlin Hickman, Michael Hunter, […]

Workforce happiness increases morale

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Timothy Brown, Security Training Instructor, "spins the bottle" at the Army Substance Abuse booth to learn a substance abuse fact from WSMR Army Substance Abuse and Suicide Program Manager Sandra Class. The ASAP booth gave away several goodies, including water bottles, chap sticks, and stress balls for individuals who visited their booth.

  Happy people happy workplace was the underlying theme for this year’s Safety Stand Down April 14 at White Sands Missile Range. “It turns out fun is related to safety. Being happy is quality of life and wellness of being,” said Brad Montgomery, the motivational speaker at this year’s event.  “When we make ourselves happy […]

Child caretaker to retire after 22 years

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By Luciano Vera Staff Writer After more than 22 years serving as a childcare provider at the Child Development Center on White Sands Missile Range, Milagros Watson is retiring and moving on to her next adventure. “It’s all timing, my husband has health issues and I recently found out I’m having some health issues as […]