White Sands
Las Cruces, NM 88002, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide



Welcome to White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). Whether you are coming for a duty assignment or job, as a test customer or as a visitor, we hope you find your stay with us both worthwhile and enjoyable. As a test installation, WSMR is unparalleled within the Department of Defense


HOW IT ALL BEGAN … In the early fall of 1944, as a result of America’s accelerated missile program, it became evident that a land range somewhere in the United States would be required so missiles could be test fired and recovered after flight for further study. These studies would

Organizations and Missions

White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military test range in the United States, occupying some 3,200 square miles of southern New Mexico. Some of the world’s most advanced and sophisticated weapon systems are tested at the missile range each year. White Sands Missile Range organizations are know

Community Services and Facilities

AQUATICS CENTER 575-678-1068 www.wsmrmwr.com The Aquatics Center in Building 462, adjacent to the Community Center, offers a 25-meter, eight-lane, indoor, year-round pool plus a 24-foot-diameter children’s pool. The main pool depth is 3.5 feet at the shallow end and 12 feet at the deep end. The water temperature i

Neighboring Communities

LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO Just west of White Sands Missile Range and about a 35-mile drive through the Organ Mountain range is the city of Las Cruces. A majority of the installation’s civilian workforce live in Las Cruces and thereby play a major role in its economic prosperity. In return,


Soldiers walk the walk during unique Strong Bonds event

Story by SSgt Wesley Parrell on 05/23/2017 PHOENIX It was a brisk early spring morning in the New Mexico desert as more than 7,200 participants anxiously gathered for the opening ceremonies of the 28th Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. To add to this year'

Kearsarge visits Muscat, Oman

Story by PO2 Aren Everett on 01/19/2016 MUSCAT, Oman The crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departed Muscat, Oman, Jan. 12, after a four-day port visit. The liberty visit gave Sailors and Marines a chance to relax and experience the rich heritage of Oman. While i

CTF 76 visits Green Bay, interacts with Sailors

Story by PO2 Chris Williamson on 01/19/2016 SASEBO, Japan Commander, Amphibious Force U.S. 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. John B. Nowell, visited the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Jan. 15. Nowell visited Green Bay to meet with Green Bay's Sailors and assess the progress of maintenance during
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