WSMR Fire Department receives top award

Firefighters put out a helicopter fire during a training exercise Nov. 16, 2013. The WSMR Fire Department was awarded the annual Fire and Emergency Services award for medium size fire department of the year.

  The WSMR Fire Department was recently awarded the Fire and Emergency Services Annual Central Region Award as the department of the year in the medium size category.  This is the first year the department has been recognized at a regional level. “We were able to articulate our accomplishments better this year than in previous […]

Earth Day: Do your part to protect birds

If you live or work at White Sands Missile Range you have probably noticed that birds are very active this time of year.  Many birds have now returned from their wintering areas to the South.  The breeding season at WSMR generally spans March through August, and some species such as owls and doves will even […]

Month of the Military Child

Tyler and Jennifer Fre

Names: Tyler and Jessica Fre Age: 14 and 6 Soldier: Staff Sgt. John Fre Years in the military: Over 14 years How many deployments have you been through? Five What’s your first reaction when you see your father after a deployment? We’re glad that he’s home but it’s been a long time since we last […]

Over 4,000 visitors attend Trinity Site Open House

Photo by Drew Hamilton

Over 4,000 visitors attended the Trinity Site Open House on April 5. The line of incoming vehicles at the Stallion Gate was constant throughout the day. The event, which used to happen twice a year is now a once a year event.

Army Emergency Relief Campaign underway

Mr. Andrew Lucht White Sands Army Emergency Relief Officer   The 2014 White Sands Missile Range Army Emergency Relief (AER) Campaign is in full swing. The campaign began 1 March and will end 15 May, 2014. However, donations are welcome year round.   AER is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1942 that is dedicated […]

New, safer warhead successfully tested at White Sands

A High Mobility Artillery Rocket System fires a rocket equipped with an area effect warhead designed to replace cluster munitions in a test conducted April 3 at  White Sands Missile Range.

  A guided rocket test conducted at White Sands Missile Range April 3 saw the use of a new warhead designed to maintain military capabilities while reducing the danger of unexploded ordnance. The new warhead being developed by the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems program’s Alternative Warhead Project is expected to replace the cluster […]

SHARP Summit coming to WSMR April 11

The stigma of reporting sexual harassment and assault cases is something WSMR Army Community Service representatives wish to dispel during a unique upcoming community training event.  SHARP program manager Cindi Drake, and ACS director Patsy Gomez have worked together to help plan the installation’s first day-long SHARP Summit, April 11. Rather than a standard video […]

Boy Scouts looking for troops

Members of the Cub Scout Pack 79 help WSMR police officers fold the American flag at the end of the day in front of Building 100. According to the scout’s mission statement, scout members are taught life skills in an effort to guide them to lead a more ethical and moral life.

  Fishing, farming, and applying first aid are just some of the life skills children of the local Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 79 have been learning for almost 63 years. The local scouts are one of the oldest districts within the six districts in the Yucca Council.  District commissioner Chuck Harkins and […]

Month of the Military Child

Logan and Luke Seawright

April is the month of the Military Child. As a way to celebrate, the Missile Ranger will be highlighting a military child, or siblings, each week throughout the month of April. Logan and Luke Seawright Age: 9 and 6 Military parent:  Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Seawright What do you like about being a part of […]

2nd Engineer Soldier Spotlight

Sgt. Andrea Marie Lewis

Name: Sgt. Lewis, Andrea Marie MOS: 92Y Duty Position: Forward Support Company Supply Sergeant Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina Family/Dependents: My mom, dad and sister in South Carolina Most Memorable 2nd EN Moment: Recently FSC conducted EQT V and I was assigned as a squad leader. I was able to take my squad through two intense […]