Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Photo by Adriana Salas  De Santiago
The American flag is lowered by a group of 2nd Engineer Battalion Soldiers during an Army Birthday and Flag Day ceremony in 2014.

Properly rendering honors to the U.S. flag during reveille and retreat is an important custom the White Sands Missile Range community should never take lightly. “It’s our opportunity and obligation to honor those who have sacrificed for our freedoms, who cannot render honor themselves,” said WSMR Command Sgt. Maj. William Maddox. According to Army Regulation […]

Wearing a helmet could save a bike rider’s/skateboarder’s life

Photo by Adriana Salas De Santiago
Officer Jesus Aguirre from the Las Cruces Code Enforcement tests Larry Montanio on his hand traffic signals during the afternoon portion of the day-long Bike Safety event May 8, 2013. The school’s basketball courts were set up as roads with stop signs to help kids practice proper safety whenever stopping or yielding.

The White Sands Missile Range Directorate of Emergency Services and the Garrison Safety Office would both like to remind motorists on post to look out for the safety of bicycle and skateboard riders, and to remind bicycle and skateboard riders to wear a helmet. “This is not an option, it is mandatory,” said DES Capt. […]

Improved MLRS tested at White Sands Missile Range

U.S. Army Photo by Drew  Hamilton
An MLRS with an improved armored cab fires a training rocket during a test. The rockets were simple training rockets and not equipped with a warhead, but still generated the same amount of stress on the launcher needed for the test mission.

Over 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System. The test, conducted at WSMR’s G-16 impact area, saw an M270A1 MLRS vehicle equipped with a new armored cab, fire 138 rockets to ensure the improvements didn’t negatively impact the […]

First Day of School Holiday helps kids get ready for school

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White Sands School will host the 16th annual First Day of School Holiday from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 6 at the school on White Sands Missile Range. This annual event sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services will begin with a welcome-back-to-school ceremony and remarks from distinguished attendees, including WSMR’s Garrison Commander Col. Brian M. Michelson, […]

Getting to know Test Center Commander Col. Eric Rannow

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White Sands Test Center Commander Col. Eric Rannow, back, his wife Katy, left, son August, right, and daughter Abigail, center, are happy to be at White Sands Missile Range.

White Sands Test Center Commander Col. Eric Rannow joined WSMR leadership following an assumption of command ceremony July 16. Where are you from and where is home for you? My wife Katy and I are both from Racine, Wisconsin. The Army has moved us around the country our fair share over the last 24 years. […]

Read to the Rhythm Summer Reading Program closing party

Photo by Anthony Merino
Pictured from Top Row: Dolores Lopez, Colin O'Hanlon, Jackson Coffin, WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin, Garrison Commander Col. Brian M. Michelson, Bradleigh and Lizzie Lane. Third Row: Phelan O'Hanlon, Becca Snyder, Natasha and Mason Merino, Sarah Snyder, Angel Notto Merino, Keri Rivera. Second Row: Tiffany Mendez, Vito and Carlo Mendez, CJ O'Hanlon, Jayden Breedlove, Celeste Mendez, Robby and Richie Rivera. Front Row:  Xaddy McCain, Elijah Merino, Bradleigh Lane, Jr., Kate and Anne Nichols.

The 2015 Summer Reading Program ended with a closing party and an award ceremony for the participants on July 25.White Sands Missile Range Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy R. Coffin and Garrison Commander Col. Brian M. Michelson recognized volunteers, handing out reading program coins and medals, as well as helping with the prize drawing. This year’s […]

Welcome Test Center Commander Col. Rannow

Photo by Adriana Salas De Santiago
Incoming White Sands Test Center Commander Col. Eric Rannow, left, accepts the guidon from White Sands Missile Range Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin, July 16 during an assumption of command ceremony at the Cox Range Control Center.

The White Sands Missile Range community welcomed incoming White Sands Test Center Commander Col. Eric Rannow during an assumption of command ceremony held at the Cox Range Control Center July 16. “It’s great to be here on this day celebrating 70 years of the opening and dawning of the nuclear range. It opened a new […]