Mar 9th, 2015

Old issues of Wind and Sand are still needed

By Adriana Salas

Missile Ranger Staff Writer

Nearly 40 years of White Sands Missile Range’s rich history is now encapsulated on a website for the public to view, free of charge.

The website,, holds newspaper issues of the Wind and Sand from 1950-90. The Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division’s Cultural Resource Program spearheaded the project.

“It’s complete. We invite you to take some time and enjoy the rich past of White Sands Missile Range, found in this tremendous resource,” said Bill Godby, WSMR Stewardship archeologist and project lead.

The project took more than two ... Continue Reading

Jun 15th, 2015

By Miriam U. Rodriguez

Missile Ranger Editor The 2nd Engineer Battalion said farewell to White Sands Missile Range during a casing of the colors ceremony April 30 at the 2E Parade Field.

Soldiers with the 2nd Engineer Battalion made their final formation as they prepare to depart WSMR.

Following the casing of the colors, the commander of the 3rd Brigade, Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Col. Chip Daniels, thanked members of the Las Cruces community for coming out.

“Thank you for taking care of this battalion for so long,” he said.

“This battalion is all about teamwork,” Daniels said.

Jun 29th, 2015

FIRE DETACHMENTS CONDUCT DRILLS AT HOLLOMAN HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Members of the 702nd, 582nd, 306th and 907th Fire Detachments from the state of Washington will be here Wednesday, June 24, to Sunday, June 28, for a Mission Readiness Exercise. The training will be held at the Holloman Fire Emergency Services training area and will consist of structural drills, search and rescue and aircraft rescue firefighting. The four firefighting detachments will be training here to prepare for an upcoming deployment. They are using the FES training area to fulfill training requirements in one area to reduce travel time and costs. Please be ... Continue Reading

Aug 17th, 2015

High school students test rockets at WSMR

By Miriam U. Rodriquez Missile Ranger Editor

Students from five Texas area high schools had an opportunity to experience the life of a rocket scientist during the Student Rocket Launch, held July 6-8 at White Sands Missile Range.

Four students from Marble Falls High School were the first to attempt to launch their 450-pound rocket. Eight students at the school were involved in building and designing the 18-foot rocket as part of the SystemsGo program. Students were hoping their rocket would go up to 100,000 feet.

“I feel good and confident about our ... Continue Reading

May 2nd, 2013
WSMR pumps more than $2.3 million into the economy each day.

By Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham

I continue to laud the incred­ible efforts of the men and women who comprise the ranks of Team White Sands Missile Range. New to the “test and evalua­tion” community before my arrival eight months ago, I have come to know and appreciate the phenom­enal work Team WSMR does for our great nation. To that end, I will continually say, “We cannot do what we do inside our gates without the full support and partnership of those outside our gates.” From my vantage point, this is great news. WSMR ... Continue Reading