White Sands Missile Range Community
Services and Facilities: P-Z
For one-stop shopping convenience, the Post Exchange includes the main store, shoppette, Class Six, Family Hair Care Center, Optical Shop and Subway, all in Building 260 on Hof Street. Services include layaway, special orders, check-cashing, customer convenience orders, Western Union and more. The main store stocks a variety of items for the home as well as automotive merchandise. The shoppette stocks a full line of convenience foods like dairy products, canned foods, snacks and beverages with a Class Six stock of beer, wine and distilled spirits.
Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and holidays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The gas station is Building 270, across the street from the main exchange. The gas station is open 24/7 for credit and debit card purchases.
Located in Building 153 on Joliet Street, the lobby is open 24/7. Box rental is available. Mail is delivered to quarters once a day Monday through Saturday, excluding federal holidays.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday (and any day after a federal holiday); 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
The Post Theater, located on Rock Island Avenue, offers free movies at 7 p.m. on Fridays, 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays, with children’s movies featured on Sundays. Monthly movie schedules are posted on WSMR Facebook and the Missile Ranger post news-paper at www.wsmr.army.mil/ranger.
Several private organizations are active on range. There are groups and clubs for all ages and interests, ranging from Girl Scouts to the White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation. For more information, including points of contact, call 575-678-6103.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The White Sands Professional Development Center, Building 465, is home to the Directorate of Human Resources. Multi-function classrooms and auditorium (with video teleconference capability) are available to White Sands organizations for use by reservation 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 575-678-5408/5347 for additional information. The Installation Voting Assistance Office is in Room 145.
Located in Building 1782, the Public Affairs Office works to provide accurate and timely information about the missile range, its services and activities to the workforce, community and general public. Organizations and individuals may submit items for publication on our Facebook page or our post newspaper, the Missile Ranger, which is available online at www.wsmr.army.mil/Ranger. Current events and information can also be found at www.facebook.com/WSMissileRange, www.twitter.com/WSMissileRange and www.pinterest.com/WSMR, www.linkedin.com/company/wsmissilerange and Instagram at
WSMissileRange. View the digital version of the Missile Ranger post newspaper at www.wsmr.army.mil/ranger.
White Sands Elementary and Middle School: 575-674-1241
Oñate High School: 575-527-9430
White Sands elementary and middle schools are part of the Las Cruces public school system. The middle school features an Aerospace Academy in which students study the history and principles of flight. This program includes many hands-on activities and various field trips, allowing students to associate learned concepts to the many career opportunities in the aerospace field.
The first semester begins in August and ends before Christmas. The second semester starts in January and runs through May. The school is within walking distance of the housing area. White Sands high school students are bused to Oñate High School in Las Cruces, about a 25-minute ride. Visit the Las Cruces public school system website at www.lcps.k12.nm.us.
For all Government/military shipments contact the Freight Movement Branch at 575-678-2622/1887.
SPORTS AND FITNESS
Bell Gymnasium is in Building 236, 236A and 236B. The fitness center offers free membership for all active-duty Soldiers, DOD retirees, civilian employees, contract employees and their family members. The gymnasium is equipped with men’s and women’s locker rooms, men’s and women’s saunas, plus cardio equipment and free weights. There is 24/7 access to cardio, Nauztilus and free weights. There are over 40 classes a week to choose from, as well as one-on-one personal training. Bell Gym has recreational leagues in softball, basketball, flag football, golf and more. There are a variety of racing events throughout the year, including 5Ks and triathlons. Children 12 and under are only authorized in the basketball and racquetball courts under parent supervision.
Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and all holidays.
Buildings 236A & 236B: 24/7 Access
Register your CAC card at the Bell Gymnasium front desk during main gym hours for 24/7 access.
STRAY ANIMAL IMPOUND FACILITY
White Sands Missile Range is working to improve the problem with stray and feral animals on Main Post. The Directorate of Public Works (DPW) has developed a stray animal control program to care for stray animals that become loose to return them to their owners as quickly as possible. Pets will be sheltered at the DPW Stray Animal Impound Facility for up to 48 hours in Building 1834A at East Navajo Avenue. If pets remain unclaimed after 48 hours they will be transported to the Animal Service Center of Mesilla Valley at 3551 Bataan Memorial West in Las Cruces for surrender.
In accordance with WSMR Regulation 215-1, all privately owned animals on WSMR must be vaccinated, microchipped and registered within 30 workdays after arrival to the installation or after a person assumes ownership of a new or adopted pet. Additionally, neutering of spaying pets is highly encouraged to reduce the urge of roaming and unwanted animals.
If you own a dog or cat, contact the Environmental Division at 575-678-2225 or the Stray Animal Impound Facility at 575-678-7829 to request a pet registration form. Return the completed form per instructions on the form within 30 workdays of establishing residence on WSMR.
This information will be maintained at the Stray Animal Impound Facility and will be used to return pets if they ever become lost and to ensure vaccinations are current. Keeping your pets vaccinations current reduced spread of diseases to wildlife, other pets and humans.
To report Stray Animals (Domestic Dogs and Cats) call 575-678-1116.