Resiliency Health Fair provides valuable resources

Spc. Graeme Hampton, left, obtains information from Mary Ballard, health
educator for the New Mexico Department of Health Tobacco Use Prevention and
Control, right, on the effects of tobacco use. Ballard was one of several
organizations outside of WSMR to take part in the Resiliency Health Fair.

The Army Substance Abuse Program held its first Resiliency Health Fair in an effort to provide the WSMR community with the proper tools to lead a healthy mental and physical life from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Professional Development Center at White Sands Missile Range. Several local health and behavioral health […]

Ed Kennedy remembers September 11, 2001

Ed Kennedy, Executive Officer for the Range Commander’s Council at WSMR, participated in a leadership program at a branch of Columbia University about 40 miles away from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.  He helped counsel some of the members of the program who were directly affected by the events that took place that day.

Ed Kennedy describes the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 as a “gorgeous, beautiful summer day” in New York. Kennedy, Executive Officer for the Range Commanders Council on White Sands Missile Range,  was participating in a week-long leadership program at a branch of Columbia University about 40 miles from the World Trade Center. That Tuesday morning, […]

Air Force commander says farewell to WSMR


Maj. Brian S. Ravak, outgoing commander for Air Force Detachment 1, 586th Test Squadron at White Sands Missile Range, right, passes the 586th Flight Test Squadron flag to Lt. Col. Steven M. Ross, Commander, 586th Flight Test Squadron. Ravak was appointed as commander in July of this year, prior to that he served as Director […]

Plan to manage stray/feral animals a priority

WSMR plans to implement an Indoor Only Cat Policy. Domestic cats threaten the welfare of birds and other wildlife.

Pet owners can expect a stricter enforcement of policies for having animals on post as the Directorate of Public Works Environmental implements a plan to help manage the number of stray and feral dogs and cats.   “We want people to know that there is a stray and feral animal control program on the installation. We […]

Forward Support Company welcomes new leader

Capt. Johnette Dillon, outgoing Forward Support Company commander, center, Lt. Col. James R. Koeppen, right, and Capt. Jeremiah S. Nichols, incoming Forward Support Company commander, left, and Sgt. First Class Stephen Clifford, far left, prepare for the passing of the guidon during the Forward Support Company change of command ceremony Sept. 2. Dillon has been serving in the capacity of commander since September of last year.

Prior to preparing for their upcoming departure next year, the Forward Support Company said farewell to their commander of almost 12 months during a change of command ceremony Sept. 2. Capt. Johnette Dillon, outgoing company commander, handed over the reins to Capt. Jeremiah Nichols, incoming company commander, during a morning ceremony held in front of […]

2nd Engineer Battalion participates in Iron Focus

Left to right: Spc. Johnson walks through the mud to assist Pfc. Dawson Naugle and Cpl. Richard Redman with a vehicle recovery mission. The Soldiers are assigned to the FSC of 2nd EN BN July 26.

By 1st Lt. David C. Hoy 2nd Engineer Battalion The presence of tents, noisy generators, dusty workspaces and body armor in the Sapper Steel Battalion on July 14 was indication that the 2nd Engineer Battalion was participating in a brigade level training event with 4th BDE, 1st Armored Division. The Battalion participated in “Iron Focus” […]

Former Missile Range resident brings history back to WSMR


A piece of White Sands Missile Range history walked through the Missile Ranger doors last week when Marice Delgado, who lived on the Missile Range in the late 40s, brought in several old copies of what was then called the Wind and Sand. Delgado said the Missile Range holds a special place in her heart, […]

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month What is it? National Preparedness Month (NPM) is a commemorative event recognized each September to emphasize the importance of being prepared for emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricanes, or terrorist attacks. Soldiers, families, and civilians are encouraged to turn awareness into action by Being Informed, Making a Plan, Building a Kit, […]

Apps to self-manage behavior

Apps for self-manage behavior Applications better known as Apps not only offer music or games, it also offers mental health assistance. Users of smart phones and tablet computers can access a range of potentially helpful tools that monitor and regulate stress, and track emotional health. The computer age has dramatically impacted the practice of medicine. […]

Should you worry about hearing loss?

Should you worry about hearing loss? Hearing loss is the inability to hear some or all sounds in one or both ears.   If the occupational environment causes hearing loss, it is often in the high pitches.  Should you worry about this?  Do you: ·         find yourself turning up the TV volume until you irritate everyone […]