Trinity Site Open House now open twice a year


Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was tested, will once again be open to the public twice a year, with the next Trinity Site Open House scheduled April 4. Due to fiscal constraints within the Department of Defense, WSMR had reduced the Trinity Site Open House from twice to once a year. The site […]

I deserve an award


 Members of the WSMR workforce now have a handy way to apply for upcoming awards and nominations. Several upcoming awards are now listed in a section of the Leadership Development Board.  The awards are also available directly on the WSDM homepage, the first page that pops up when you open your internet icon. “I think […]

Beware of counterfeits

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A counterfeit bill was recently traced back to White Sands Missile Range after a WSMR employee tried to make a purchase in Las Cruces. WSMR employee Rupert Balderrama said he did not immediately notice that he received a counterfeit $10 bill after making a purchase at the commissary during his lunch hour. After work, Balderrama […]

NASA rocket launches research lab experiment


 An early morning launch from White Sands Missile Range Feb. 25 took a scientific payload high into the atmosphere where it created a glowing cloud.  The rocket, a NASA terrier black-brant research rocket carrying a payload designed by engineers and scientists from Air Force Research Labs, reached an attitude of over 100 miles, and released […]

Missile Defense System performs successful flight test


  WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2015 – The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system, according to a Defense Department news release. At approximately 2:30 a.m. EST today, three short-range ballistic missile targets were launched nearly […]

WSMR museum changes will tell the Army story

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The WSMR Museum will soon be receiving a facelift and telling the WSMR story from a different perspective, the perspective of the Army Soldier.  Since the museum was transferred from Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation to the Directorate, Plans Training, Mobilization and Security in January 2014, DPTMS Director Gerry Veara wanted to ensure that visitors […]

The history of the White Sands Missile Range logo

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The round red, white and blue logo has become a staple at White Sands Missile Range appearing on most publications, visuals, and even on the exterior of office buildings.  But where did that logo come from? The “hands” logo Just like the name “White Sands Missile Range” was preceded by “White Sands Proving Ground,” the […]

Black History Month

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Sgt. Maj. Donald W. Troxler, Jr. will be the featured speaker at the WSMR 2015, African-American/Black History Month observance set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Frontier Club inside the Santa Fe room. Black history month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of […]

Inspection grade book

White Sands Missile Range had no deficiencies in dozens of areas during an Initial Command Inspection conducted by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Feb. 3 to 5; however, the inspection group did find areas with deficiencies that need attention. “It’s not always nice to hear that you are doing something wrong,” said WSMR […]

WSMR Commander talks about weather delays

WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin has begun filming a series of videos meant to address issues that are important to the WSMR community. The series of videos are titled WSMR Commander Talks and will be filmed on a regular basis. The first video of the series features Coffin providing a detailed explanation as to […]