Community partners come together to battle wild fire at WSMR

Photo by Patrick Morrow
A wild fire that damaged over 500 acres of land along Highway 70 on White Sands Missile Range may have been caused by an abandoned vehicle's catalytic converter.

A wild land fire that damaged over 500 acres of land along Highway 70 on White Sands Missile Range was contained before dawn June 23 through the efforts of the White Sands Missile Range Fire Department and the installation’s mutual aid partners. The fire occurred at 4:22 p.m. June 22. The most probable cause of […]

Decreasing Army budget top topic at WSMR Town Hall

Photo by Adriana Salas De Santiago
WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin addresses the WSMR community during his second quarter Town Hall held at the Post Theater June 23. Coffin focused his Town Hall on the upcoming budget, training requirements and pride and ownership within the installation.

White Sands Missile Range Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin focused on the decreasing Army budget that he said will soon stabilize in the oncoming years during his second quarter Town Hall held at the Post Theater June 23. “Things should be fairly stable in the future,” Coffin said. In an effort to provide transparency to […]

Fireworks permitted at Volunteer Park

Celebrate the nations Independence Day – But keep safety in mind. Independence Day is just around the corner and with it comes fun – filled events involving family, friends, parties and fireworks. On July 4 personnel and families can bring their fireworks to Volunteer Park to ignite them from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The […]

Wellness Program offers healthy choices

Photo by Adriana Salas De Santiago
A WSMR employee works out at Bell Gym during his lunchtime. The WSMR Wellness program, which began on April 20, is providing an avenue for the community to workout outside of their lunch hour and attend wellness courses that will better their all around health even after they finish the program.

White Sands Missile Range’s Wellness Program, which officially kicked-off April 20, is in full swing with well over 60 participants signed up and participating in not only physical activities but health and wellness courses as well. “The responses we’re getting is that people like this because someone is keeping them accountable and looking out for […]

Summer of Creativity grants available for young change makers

Washington, D.C. – As school lets out for the summer, Youth Service America (YSA) is calling on kids to make this a Summer of Creativity. YSA, through support from Disney | ABC Television Group will award Summer of Creativity Grants to young change-makers who have ideas and projects that positively impact their community. Youth ages […]

White Sands working to reduce installation footprint

Photo by Miriam U. Rodriguez
The 2nd Engineer Battalion Headquarters Building, which was recently vacated by the battalion, is one of the buildings being looked at for occupancy once the Commanding General determines who will be placed there.

Relocating offices and workspaces to other, sometimes smaller, accommodations can be frustrating and seem irrational. But there is definitely a rationale behind the series of upcoming moves—to reduce waste. Through a directive from the Department of the Army, White Sands Missile Range is working to reduce the installation’s “Footprint” by finding ways to work more […]

WSMR celebrates Army’s 240th Birthday/Flag Day

Photo by Miriam U. Rodriguez
Soldiers prepare to fold the Garrison flag during the 240th Army Birthday and Flag Day celebration June 11 in front of Headquarters Building 100 at White Sands Missile Range.

White Sands Missile Range celebrated the Army Birthday and Flag Day with a moving ceremony outside Headquarters June 11. Garrison Commander Col. Brian Michelson thanked community members for joining WSMR to honor both the U.S. flag and the U.S. Army. “As you look at the flag before you I would ask you to take a […]