Community celebrates Women’s Equality Day

WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin and Master Sgt. Gerald Lewis, G3 Operations, present a certificate of appreciation to guest speaker Krystal McNutt during a Women’s Equality Day celebration August 20.

This year’s Women’s Equality Day celebration recognized the pioneers for women’s rights and invited females to continue to redefine women’s roles. The celebration took place on August 20and welcomed guest speaker Krystal McNutt, a Mayfield High School coach who helps the youth in the Las Cruces community through a non-profit organization. “Women today have come […]

IMCOM Sergeant Major visits White Sands

The WSMR Fire Department poses for a picture with Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Moore, IMCOM Central Region, WSMR Garrison Commander Col. Brian Michelson, Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jesus DeGracia, and Sgt. First Class John Acevedo Aug. 19. Each firefighter was recognized by Moore during his visit.

IMCOM Central Region Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Moore presented an employee with an award for excellent customer service and visited several organizations during his visit to White Sands Missile Range Aug. 19 and 20. Moore said he wanted to see how everyone was doing at WSMR and how the region can support with any issues.  […]

White Sands School making improvements

Orange netting and yellow security tape cordons off part of a $180,000 landscaping project in front of White Sands School. The project includes the installation of a new irrigation system, grass, and trees.

White Sands School will see security and appearance improvements, to include playground equipment and landscaping, thanks to a $65 million bond approved by voters earlier this year. “We appreciate the community support. Everybody that was able to vote for this and say yes to this, we appreciate their support,” said White Sands School Principal Thomas […]

Soldier Show coming to White Sands area

Photo Credit: Robert Dozier
Cast and crew take a well deserved lunch break March 6, 2012 after a full morning of workout, study and preparations. The 2014 Soldier Show is in rehearsal and headed out on the road April 11, 2012 to select Army garrisons.

The 2014 Soldier Show, coming to White Sands Missile Range in September, will focus on the strength and character that makes up a Soldier while providing entertainment for the community.  “The White Sands Missile Range U.S. Army Soldier show is a free, community welcomed event. The objective of the U.S. Army Soldier Show is to […]

Volunteer of the Quarter


Laura Almaraz was named Volunteer of the Quarter during a ceremony held at the Army Community Services Yellow Ribbon room Aug. 20. Almaraz donated over 200 hours of service to the Public Affairs Office where she serves as a writer and photographer for the Missile Ranger and an administrative assistant to the front office.

Amnesty Day is October 29

It’s time again to prepare for the Annual Team White Sands Ammunition and Explosives Amnesty Day.  This year the event, as defined in AR 710-2 and DA Pam 710-2-1, will occur on Oct. 29, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. In accordance with the DA Pam and Policy Letter #35, this is an anonymous process […]

WSMR girl accepted into Mensa International

Kaitlin Hickman, 10, a student at White Sands School was inducted into the Mensa International.

At only 10 years old Kaitlin Hickman joined an elite group of individuals who scored in the top two percent in a standardized intelligence test.  Kaitlin was inducted into Mensa International in June. Mensa is a society that qualifies members by their IQ test results, only the top two percent can join. The society serves […]

Exercise coming in November: Soldiers, civilians should know force protection conditions

FPCONs are a set of specific security measures implemented by the commander after considering a variety of factors including threat levels, current events, suspicious activities, etc. Army North command dictates FPCONs at WSMR.   There are five graduated FPCONs: (1) FPCON Normal applies when a general global threat of possible terrorist activity exists and warrants […]

Combating suicide with resiliency

Last year 299 Soldiers, including National Guard and Reserves, committed suicide. Since the last reported numbers in August  of this year, a total of 144 Soldiers, including National Guard and Reserve, have committed suicide. In an effort to combat these numbers and incorporate the health and wellness of the civilian workforce, the Army has established […]

Community celebrates Tri-Service Awards

Photo by Jose Salazar

WSMR Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin, right, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers pose with the Tri-Service awardees Aug. 15 at the Tri-Service Awards Banquet at the Las Cruces Convention Center.