Mission: Operation CODE

Pfc. Trevor Rodriguez, 2nd Engineer Battalion, teaches 6-year-old Tomokazu Wazlavek how to charge an M2 weapon. The children visited eight different stations during their deployment.

A group of over 40 children, between the ages of 4 and 11, accepted a Top Secret mission at White Sands Missile Range Sept. 19. The children suited up in their “fatigues” and were escorted by their squad leader to Camp Liberty, also known as the 2nd Engineer Battalion Headquarters, to accomplish the details of […]

Rain causes flooding and gate closures

Bills Halls, right, with the WSMR Directorate of Public Works, talks with a heavy equipment operator after clearing Headquarters Avenue of rocks washed over by the flooding. The high water forced officials to close the road temporarily.

U.S. Air Force celebrates 67th birthday

WSMR Executive Director Paul Mann and Airman 1st Class Daniele Schmig, the youngest enlisted Airman in the detachment, cut the birthday cake in celebration of the United States Air Force’s 67th birthday Sept. 18.

  White Sands Missile Range celebrated the United States Air Force’s 67th birthday during a ceremony hosted by Detachment 1, 586th Flight Test Squadron at the J.W. Cox Range Control Center Sept. 18. The celebration welcomed guest speaker WSMR Executive Director Paul Mann. “The Air Force is supporting operations whether or not there’s air-to-air combat.  […]

WSMR employee proud to be a “range rat”

Standing out in the middle of the desert in the darkest hours of the night, waiting to capture a speeding missile is what Danny Saenz, Chief of the Electronic Documentation Branch at WSMR’s Visual Information, knows all too well. “All that is fun, it’s what we do,” Saenz said. Saenz has been working with Visual […]

Post Exchange meeting customer’s needs

WSMR Post Exchange Senior Store Associate Charlene Ninete bags RoseAnn Wireman’s items. Customer’s like Wireman can order products they find in the neighboring Fort Bliss, Texas Post Exchange to be delivered to the WSMR Post Exchange, free of charge.

The Post Exchange is now offering more products to accommodate post residents when the commissary is closed and when driving into town is not an option. “Sometimes emergencies happen, we want to give residents enough to get by on an emergency type basis,” said Ray Emils, Fort Bliss Exchange General Manager.  “We want to be […]

National Preparedness Month: Floods

Gerry Veara, director of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, checks with other WSMR offices while surveying the flooding that occurred on Headquarters Avenue Sept. 22. Headquarters Avenue is the main road that goes through White Sands Missile Range's cantonment area.

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, however not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, while others such as flash floods, can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain. Additionally, floods can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting […]

Soldier Show performs for community

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NCOIC Sgt. 1st Class Frederick McDuffy presents an appreciation award to White Sands Missile Range Commander, Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin for hosting the 2014 Soldier Show at Onate High School’s Performing Arts Center Sept. 18.  Coffin also presented the cast and crew of the Soldier Show an appreciation award on behalf of WSMR.

Missile Range community shares 9/11 stories

Soldiers from the 2nd Engineer Battalion lined up to greet attendees after speaking about their 9/11 memories and the reasons why they decided to join the military at the Patriots Day Ceremony Sept. 11 at the Community Center.

Local active duty and emergency services members shared their reasons for joining the military, their 9/11 memories, and the significance of the day during a Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance ceremony Sept. 11. The group of 12 local heroes included Soldiers from McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic and the 2nd Engineer […]

573rd Clearance Company: Tested, confident, ready

1.	Soldiers from 2/573rd concealed by smoke engage an enemy fire team in route to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) cache find.

The 573rd Clearance Company spent two weeks at McGregor Range this month testing their skills and proficiency at mounted and dismounted explosive hazard clearance, which includes the locating and neutralization of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and mines. The training was facilitated by Task Force Rampant and consisted of Fundamentals of Route Clearance (FORC), high intensity […]