Rocket launched from WSMR takes images of the sun

A Black Brant IX sounding rocket launched from WSMR took around 1,500 images of the sun.

A rocket launched from White Sand Missile Range took new images of the sun during a scientific mission conducted Nov. 6. The rocket, a Black Brant IX sounding rocket launched from WSMRs sounding rocket complex at Launch Complex 36, carried a payload of various telescopes and spectrographs. Under the Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment, the […]

WSMR employee celebrates 71 years

Ralph Butler celebrated 71 years of government service.

WSMR Meteorologist Ralph Butler was recently recognized for over 71 years of government service. WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin recognized Butler for his long service during the Nov. 13 Town Hall meeting. “Ralph is our longest serving employee in terms of time in federal service. I just thought it was important to stop and […]

Native American Indian Heritage Month observance

Christina Jim, 14, performs a tribal dance while Freddie and Bo Kaydahzinne sing their tribal music in the background. Freddie said it is important for the tribe to continue to keep traditions and ceremonies alive.

Native American warriors past and present, was the unofficial theme for this year’s Native American Indian Heritage month held at the Frontier Club Nov. 13. Apache tribal member Freddie Kaydahzinne was the guest speaker at this year’s event. “We are honored to be here today to spend a few minutes with you to share our […]

Workforce development top focus at Town Hall

WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin addresses pressing issues during this quarter’s Town Hall Nov. 13. The main topics in this quarter’s Town Hall were leadership development opportunities, a new organizational chart, and the upcoming budget constraints.

WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin focused on workforce development during this quarter’s Town Hall held at the Post Theater Nov. 13. “There isn’t going to be the ability to take steps forward if you haven’t done the preparation work,” Coffin said. “You do your part and I’ll make sure the competition is as open […]

Commissary seeks input on hours of operation

Commissary Hours of Operation – The commissary hours of operation were a topic of discussion during the annual Army Family Action Plan conference earlier this month.  Army Community Services is conducting a community survey to get more input from Families about what hours they think are convenient.

Concerns regarding the commissary hours of operation was a topic of discussion during the annual Army Family Action Plan conference earlier this month. The main concern is that the commissary opens too late each day and closes too early on Sundays.  The White Sands Missile Range Army Community Service is conducting a survey to get […]

Holiday Ball set for Dec. 6

Guests attending the 2014 White Sands Holiday Ball can look forward to a very merry and jolly good time Dec. 6 at the Frontier Club. The holiday event, hosted by WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin, promises a delicious meal, plenty of fun and dancing until midnight. The evening kicks off with a cocktail hour […]

Hunting season open

Aubrie Rich participated in the youth hunts during the beginning of the hunting season on Sept. 5-7.  In total, 29 youth and 20 mobility impaired participated in the first hunt of the season.

The chance to hunt an African oryx is one of the many unique opportunities available at White Sands Missile Range. This year’s hunting season opened with a youth and mobility impaired hunt Sept. 5-7. “There were 29 youth and 20 mobility impaired hunters.  The success rate was 79 percent for youth and 85 percent for […]

Sheriff’s office warns of ongoing phone scams

The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an ongoing telephone scam that attempts to collect money for bogus warrants. Dozens of victims have reported the scam to the sheriff’s office in the last several weeks. The victims all report the same nature of the call: a person falsely identifies themselves as a […]

BLM seeks input for proposed rights-of-way

BLM Seeks Public Input on Proposed Rights-of-Way Applications for Improvements to Dripping Springs and Baylor Canyon Roads Las Cruces, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking comments on a proposed environmental assessment (EA) for Doña Ana County’s rights-of-way application to upgrade and realign portions of Dripping Springs Road and Baylor Canyon Road.  […]

Christmas tree permits now available

The Lincoln National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 3rd for $5.00 each – only one per household.  A limited number of permits will be available to be sold on a first come first served basis.     Lincoln National Forest offices will be selling permits during regular business hours, Monday […]