Main post to get several renovations

Construction workers smooth out the cement on the path that goes from White Sands School to the Youth Center. This is one of several renovations on the installation.

A direct walking path from White Sands School to the Youth Center, renovations to Roadrunner Lanes and upgrades to the Aquatic Center are part of a variety of sustainment, renovation and modernization projects for the new fiscal year. The Department of Public Works Engineering Division is doing what it does best by making the improvements. […]

Two to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Dr. Donald W. Hoock, Jr.

  White Sands Missile Range will induct Dr. Donald W. Hoock, Jr. and Joseph L. Trammel into its Hall of Fame on Nov. 18 during a luncheon ceremony at the Frontier Club.   Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor White Sands can bestow upon an individual locally.  The Hall of Fame […]

Prepare and be ready for Exercise

WSMR firemen and paramedics assist “victims” during a 2013 exercise. A functional exercise will take place on Oct. 23 and a full scale exercise will take place Nov. 19 and 20. The functional exercise will focus on the installation’s ability to lockdown. The Nov. 19 full-scale exercise will test the installation’s ability to respond to an emergency. On Nov. 20 the exercise will test the functionality of ACS’ Family Assistance Center.

A functional exercise that will take place next week and a full scale exercise scheduled for the end of November will test the installation’s ability to follow protocol and procedures during a live emergency. Functional Exercise The functional exercise scheduled to take place Oct. 23 will exercise the installation’s mass notification system and each organization’s […]

Fire ready kids

Spiderman was on scene to promote fire prevention when first and second grade students visited the WSMR Fire Department Oct. 8.  The visit was part of several activities planned during Fire Prevention Week to educate students about fire safety.

White Sands School first and second grade students visited the White Sands Missile Range Fire Department as part of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8. Fire Prevention Week began Oct. 5.  The WSMR Fire Department planned a variety of activities throughout the week including a visit to White Sands School and a meet and greet at […]

Aquatic Center to get renovations

Improvements to the Aquatic Center will include a solar powered water heater, an upgraded filtration system, a dehumidification system, and non-skid tile on the locker room floors.  The renovations began last weekend and will extend until early next year.

Renovations to the Aquatic Center on White Sands Missile Range will help improve safety, energy costs, and the overall comfort of the facility. The improvements began last weekend and are expected to extend until early next year, but no immediate closure of the facility due to the renovations is expected. The first project included the […]

McAfee Soldier selected for U.S. Army nursing program

McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic Commander Lt. Col. Elba Villacorta, left, makes the announcement that Spc. Tiffany Mendez, right, has been selected for enrollment in the Army Medical Department Enlisted Commissioning Program for fiscal year 2015 last month at the clinic.

By Abelardo Balcazar McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic   Spc. Tiffany Mendez, a Healthcare Specialist at McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic, has been selected for enrollment in the Army Medical Department Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP) for fiscal year 2015.  Mendez is a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida and has been in the Army since […]

Amigo Air Show sets the stage for Santa Teresa

Less than two months from now the skies over Santa Teresa will be filled with the aerial amazement of the 2014 Amigo Airsho.  The long-running event is scheduled for November 1-2 and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the entertainment as the Airsho debuts at the Santa Teresa Jetport in Dona Ana County.  […]

Thanks Team WSMR coming October 16

Anthony Luttrell, a WSMR Outdoor Recreation employee grabs a plate of spicy chicken wings from Christy Martinez, a Buffalo Wild Wings employee, during a previous Thanks Team WSMR event held at Volunteer Park. The event will be held again this year on Oct. 16 and will bring out about 20 different organizations from the Las Cruces area.

All community members at White Sands Missile Range, to include military, all civilians and contractors, are invited to attend the annual Thanks Team WSMR event Oct. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Volunteer Park. “The idea behind it is to recognize the Soldiers, civilians, and contractors for all they do for the country and […]

Emergency management exercise: Lockdown or shelter-in-place?

Knowing the difference between a lockdown and sheltering in place could prove to be life saving knowledge during an actual emergency.  The major difference between the two forms of emergency barricade is based on the type of emergency you are barricading yourself from. “(Both) are very different responses,” said Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and […]

Emergency Management Exercise: How do I prepare for lockdown?

White Sands School students practice locking down during an exercise in 2013. WSMR will have an active shooter emergency management exercise on Nov. 19.

Practicing how to lockdown may come in handy in case an emergency where a lockdown is required ever happens at White Sands Missile Range. According to the FEMA training website, practicing the lockdown procedure can help improve your confidence and operating skills during an actual emergency, It is important to understand how and why lockdown […]