White Sands Missile Range

Location
White Sands Missile Range is the largest rocket range military installation with over 3,200 miles of installation spreading into 5 countries in New Mexico. WSMR has teamed up with McGregor Range Complex at Fort Bliss to form a connecting bind of territory for military testing.

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History

White Sands Proving Grounds was established in July 1945. It combined the existing ORDCIT Firing Ranges, the Alamogordo Bombing Range, and large tracts of both private and public lands. Even today, the range is speckled with the abandoned ranch houses and windmills of a bygone era. There are also several old abandoned silver and gold mines near the Gap Site of the Sierra Oscura. White Sands Proving Grounds was later renamed to White Sands Missile Range, or WSMR (pronounced “Whiz-Mer” by nearby residents). The range occupies a somewhat rectangular strip of land, some 40 miles wide (east-west) and 100 miles long (north-south). It is the largest military installation in the United States. This strip of New Mexico desert has been in use since the 40’s to test practically every weapon system in the U.S. military arsenal. Pioneering research in rocket technology shortly after World War II at WSMR helped propel the U.S. into space. Because of this, WSMR is sometimes known as the “Birthplace of the Race to Space”.

WSMR is the largest overland testing facility in the Department of Defense, stretching across the northern Chihuahuan Desert. At over 2.2 million acres, the terrain consists of mountains, grasslands, shrublands, alkali flats, gypsum dunes and lava flows.

Mission

White Sands Missile Range provides the DoD, Army, Navy,Air Force and other customers with high quality services for experimentation, testing, research, assessment, development, and training in support of our nation at war.

Sponsorship

The choice of the local WSMR test sponsoring organization for your program is function of many factors. White Sands is interested in doing business with you and assisting with your mission testing requirements. The WSMR Business Development Office (BDO) is your initial point-of-contact (POC) when inquiring about details of test program planning and execution. 1866-532-9767

Transportation

Transportation Office, Bldg 1838, Rm 14:

  • Upon your arrival, you must contact the Transportation Office (575) 678-3202.
  • Upon the arrival of your shipment, the Transportation Office will contact you for a delivery date.

Critical Installation Information

  • Over 2.2 million acres
  • The Range has an altitude of approximately 4,000 ft Mean Sea Level (MSL).
  • Maximum/mean/minimum temperatures: 75/63/50 degrees F Relative humidity: 39 percent Precipitation: 11.32 inches Snowfall: 7.8 inches Wind velocity: 7 mph with gusts to 35 mph and a record gust of 117 mph.
  • WSMR is populated with over 3,000 instrumentation sites, extensive instrumentation and a data processing facility for real time and deferred test data processing.

The White Sands Missile Range Museum and Missile Park are INSIDE the military base of WSMR. To visit, you will need to get a Visitors Pass at the guard station. You will need the following:

  • Vehicle Registration certificate
  • A valid drivers license proving U.S. citizenship
  • proof of current auto insurance coverage for your vehicle

TYPICAL SUPPORT MISSIONS: Aerial tracking flights and test platforms, Recovery and sling load operations,  Cargo and hazardous cargo transport, Mission essential personnel transport, Aerial reconnaissance and photography, Sensor Package,  Test Platform,  Expendables Platform (Flare/Chafe).

Contact Information

 

Activity Phone Number
ACA – Directorate of Contracting (575) 678-7307
Adjutant General (AG) (DHR) (575) 678-7645
Administrative Service Branch (DHR) (575) 678-8513
Airline Ticket Office – Carlson Wagonlit Travel (Official Travel Only) (877) 241-8454
Alcohol & Drug Control Officer (ADCO) (DHR) (575) 678-1957 / 678-6571
Ambulance Emergency 911/(575) 678-1234
American Red Cross – Las Cruces, NM (575) 526-2631
American Red Cross – El Paso, TX (915) 592-0208
American Red Cross – WSMR (575) 678-2079
Aquatic Center (DFMWR) (575) 678-1068
Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES): (575) 674-2270
Customer Service (575) 674-2072
Retail Manager (575) 674-2498
Army Community Services (ACS) (DFMWR) (575) 678-6767
Army Continuing Education Branch (DHR) (575) 678-4646
Army Emergency Relief (AER) (DFMWR) (575) 678-7661
Army Family Team Building (AFTB) (DFMWR) (575) 678-7441
Army Lodging (DFMWR): (575) 678-1838 / 678-4559
Non Duty Hours (DES Dispatch Office) (575) 678-8999
Army Substance Abuse Program (DHR) (575) 678-1957 / 678-6571
Army Suggestion Program (PAIO) (575) 678-IDEA (4332)
Arts & Crafts Skills Center (DFMWR) (575) 678-5321
Auto Skills Center (DFMWR) (575) 678-5800
Balfour Beatty (575) 674-2463 / 674-2692
Beauty Shop – Family Hair Care (575) 674-2040
Bell Gym (DFMWR) (575) 678-3374
Billeting / White Sands Lodging (DFMWR): (575) 678-1838 / 678-4559
Non Duty Hours (DES Dispatch Office) (575) 678-1234
Bowling Center – Roadrunner Lanes (DFMWR) (575) 678-3465 / 678-1394
Business & Recreation (DFMWR) (575) 678-6105
Business Development Office (866) 532-WSMR (9767)
Cable TV / Comcast (575) 674-0440
CAC / ID Card (DHR) (575) 678-5739 / 678-5811
Carlson Sato Travel (877) 241-8454
Chaplain (RSO) (575) 678-2615
Child & Youth Services (DFMWR): (575) 678-7704
Child Development Center (575) 678-2059
CYS Central Registry (575) 678-2441
Family Child Care (575) 678-7093
Middle School & Teens (575) 678-4140
School Age Services (575) 678-4140
School Liaison Officer (575) 678-7090
Civilian Counseling Service (DHR) (575) 678-1957/678-6571
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC): (575) 678-1130
Chief (575) 678-5008
Automation / Employee Benefits (575) 678-7728
Labor / Management – Employee Relations (575) 678-3918 / 678-4985
NAF Employment Information (575) 678-2930 / 678-3195
Workers’ Compensation Program (575) 678-5732
Civilian Welfare Fund (575) 678-6784
Clothing Store, Fort Bliss 7-568-2880
Club – Frontier Club (DFMWR) (575) 678-2055 / 678-2057
Commander – Garrison (575) 678-2220
Commander – Test Center (575) 678-1959
Command Sergeant Major, WSMR (575) 678-5398
Command Sergeant Major, Garrison (575) 678-2220
Commanding General, WSMR (575) 678-1101
Ambulance Emergency 911/(575) 678-1234
Dental Clinic (575) 678-1141
Nurse Advice Line (575) 678-2882
Commissary (Defense Commissary Agency) (575) 678-2313 / 678-3336 / 678-4651
Community Activities (DFMWR) (575) 678-1256
Community Center (DFMWR) (575) 678-4134 / 678-7991
Community Recreation Division (DFMWR) (575) 678-1256
Computer Trouble Desk – Hardware (575) 678-3680
Computer Trouble Desk – Software (575) 678-7888
Computer Trouble Desk – WAS (575) 678-4220
Contracting (DOC) (575) 678-7307
Corp of Engineers (575) 678-1238
Country Store – San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind (575) 674-0319
Credit Union – White Sands Federal (575) 674-1217
Cubby Hole / Thrift Shop (575) 678-2483
CYS Central Registry (DFMWR) (575) 678-2441
DEERS / RAPIDS / CAC / ID Card Services (DHR) (575) 678-5739 / 678-5811
Dental Clinic (575) 678-1141 / 678-1142
Dial A Boss – Commanding Generals’ Hotline (575) 678-2677
Directory Assistance (575) 678-2121 / 678-1411
Education Center (DHR) (575) 678-4646 / 678-4211
Emergency Services (Directorate of) (DES): (575) 678-2727
Police / PM (575) 678-1234
Fire Protection & Prevention (575) 678-5105
Plans & Operations (575) 678-0690
Employment Information:
AAFES (575) 674-2498
Army Community Service (ACS) Employment Assistance (575) 678-1337
Civilian Personnel (575) 678-5742
Contractor Listing (Local) (575) 678-3876
JWK International (575) 678-3489
NAF Personnel (575) 678-2930 / 678-3195
Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO) (575) 678-1291
EEO Officer (575) 678-5803
Equal Opportunity Advisor (575) 678-5890 /993-6691
Equipment Logistics Manager (DOL) (575) 678-6545
Exceptional Family Member Program (ACS) (DFMWR) (575) 678-6767
Family Advocacy Program (DFMWR) (575) 678-2306
Family Child Care / Child & Youth Services (DFMWR) (575) 678-7093
Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation (Directorate of) (DFMWR) (575) 678-6103
Financial Services:
Managerial Accounting (575) 678-6523
Payroll Services Reps (GRM) (575) 678-3227 / 678-3366
Telephone / Housing Payments (575) 678-4342
Travel Order Liaison (575) 678-5388
Fire Department (DES) 911/(575) 678-1234
Florist (575) 674-0014
Freedom of Information / Privacy Act Office (DHR) (575) 678-8513
Frontier Club (DFMWR) (575) 678-2055
Garrison Administrative Officer (575) 678-1105
Garrison Commander (575) 678-2220
Garrison Command Sergeant Major (575) 678-2220
Garrison Resource Management Office (575) 678-1296
Gas / Service Station (AAFES) (575) 674-1877
Geospatial Information Office (DPW) (575) 678-0683
Girl Scouts (575) 9-526-2532
Golf Course (DFMWR) (575) 678-9406
Gymnasium – Bell Gym (DFMWR) (575) 678-3374 / 678-0306
Heating / Cooling Office (DPW) (575) 678-1116
Housing Office (DPW) (575) 678-2951
Housing – Balfour Beatty Communities (575) 674-2463 / 674-2692
Human Resources (Directorate of) (DHR) (575) 678-4196
Hunting Permit (DES) (575) 678-5605
ID / CAC Card Section (DHR) (575) 678-5739 / 678-5811
Immigration Office (915) 225-1746
Information Ticket Registration (ITR)/Leisure Travel (DFMWR) (575) 678-4134
Inspector General (IG) (575) 678-3902
Installation Legal Office (ILO) (575) 678-1263
Installation Safety Office (ISO) (575) 678-1211
Installation Transportation Officer (DOL) (575) 678-6788
Insurance, Retirement & Benefits – Civilian (CPAC) (575) 678-3221
Insurance, Retirement & Benefits – Military (DHR) (575) 678-6871 / 678-7380
Internal Review & Compliance Office (IRACO) (575) 678-3978
Italian Cafe‚ (DFMWR) (575) 678-0544
ITR / Leisure Travel (575) 678-4134
Judge Advocate General (JAG) (575) 678-1263 / 678-1264
Labor / Management – Employee Relations (CPAC) (575) 678-3918 / 678-4985
Laundry & Dry Cleaners (575) 678-3182
Letter & Package Pick – Up Service -UPS (DFMWR) (575) 678-4134
Library, General & Technical (DHR) (575) 678-5820 / 678-1556
Locksmith (DPW) (575) 678-1116
Lodging (DFMWR): (575) 678-1838 / 678-4559
Non Duty Hours (DES Dispatch Office) (575) 678-8999
Logistics (Directorate of) (DOL) (575) 678-6614
Medical Services – McAfee Clinic: (575) 678-1138
Ambulance Emergency 911/(575) 678-1234
Appointment Line at McAfee (575) 678-1231
Appointments / Triwest Corporate Office (888) 874-9378
Appointments at WBAMC (800) 831-0919
Dental Clinic (575) 678-1141
Emergency/24 – Hour Treatment (575) 678-2882
Environmental Health (575) 678-1331
Lab (575) 678-3831
Occupational Health (575) 678-3134
Optometry Clinic (575) 678-3239
Outpatient Clinic (575) 678-1231
Patient Assistance (575) 678-1138
Pharmacy (575) 678-5137 / 678-3078
Pharmacy Automated Refill System (24 Hours) (575) 678-7009
Physical Exams – Active Duty Personnel (575) 678-1231
Radiology / X – Ray (575) 678-1898
Records (575) 678-1232
Referrals to WBAMC (800) 831-0919
Social Work Services (575) 678-4992
Treatment Room (575) 678-2882
Tricare Service Center (Corporate Office – ask for WSMR) (888) 874-9378
Tricare Line for Care (Health Advice Line) (888) 874-9378
WBAMC Patient Assistance (915) 569-2692
WBAMC Health Advisor (915) 569-2543
Women, Infant & Children (WIC) (575) 678-2194
Exceptional Family Member Program (575) 678-6526
Red Cross (575) 678-2079
Middle School & Teens / Child & Youth Services (DFMWR) (575) 678-4140
Military Personnel Division (DHR): (575) 678-7645
Finance Section (DHR) (575) 678-5981
ID / CAC Card Section (575) 678-5739 / 678-5811
Missile Ranger – WSMR Newspaper (575) 678-2716
Motor Pool (DOL) (575) 678-1269
Motor Vehicle Registration & Drivers License (NM only) (575) 678-8824
Mountain View Cafe‚ (AAFES) (575) 674-2081
Museum & Gift Shop (DFMWR) (575) 678-2250 / 678-8824
Optical Shop (Sunland Optical) (575) 674-1280
Outdoor Recreation Equipment Facility (DFMWR) (575) 678-1713
Packing & Crating (DOL) (575) 678-4911
Passports (DOL) (575) 678-5961
Pest Control (DPW) (575) 678-1116
Plans, Analysis & Integration Office (PAIO) (575) 678-4941
Police – Directorate of Emergency Services (DES): (575) 678-2503
Emergency 911/(575) 678-1234
Emergency Communications Center (575) 678-1234
Provost Marshall (575) 678-2727
Pool (Aquatic Center) (DFMWR) (575) 678-1068
Post Command:
Army:
Commanding General, WSMR (575) 678-1101
Command Sergeant Major (575) 678-5398
Secretary of the General Staff (575) 678-5175
Garrison Commander (575) 678-2220
Test Center Commander (575) 678-1959
Command Group, McAfee Clinic (575) 678-1138
Navy:
Commander (575) 678-3896
Command Senior Chief (575) 678-4163
Quarter Deck (575) 678-3330
Air Force:
Deputy for Air Force (575) 678-1251
Senior Non – Commissioned Officer (NCO) (575) 678-1251
Post Exchange – PX (AAFES): (575) 674-2270
Customer Service (575) 674-2072
Retail Manager (575) 674-2498
Post Locator (575) 678-2121
Post Office (575) 674-2257
Post Reenlistment (DHR) (575) 678-5962
Property Book Officer (PBO) (DOL) (575) 678-8924
Protocol Office (PC) (575) 678-1038 / 678-1949 / 678-1028
Provost Marshal (DES) (575) 678-2727
Public Affairs Office (PAO) (575) 678-1134
Reception Center (DES) (575) 678-1099
Recreation Division (DFMWR) (575) 678-1256
Religious Services Office (RSO) (575) 678-2615
Resource Management Office, Garrison (575) 678-1296
Safety Office – Army (ISO) (575) 678-1211
Safety Office – Navy (575) 678-3626
School Age Services (DFMWR) (575) 678-8625 / 678-4140
School Liaison Officer (DFMWR) (575) 678-7090
School – WSMR Elementary / Middle (575) 674-1064 / 674-1241
Secretary of the General Staff (SGS) (575) 678-5175
Service Station / Gas Station (AAFES) (575) 674-1877
Shoppette (AAFES) (575) 674-0248
Social Work – McAfee Clinic (575) 678-4992
Swimming Pool (DFMWR) (575) 678-1068
Technical Director (575) 678-1980
Telephone Office: (575) 678-1621
Billing Inquiries (575) 678-4783
Bill Payments (575) 678-4342
Request New / Change Service (575) 678-1111
Automated Telephone Information (Post Area) 113
Repair 114
Theatre (AAFES) (575) 678-2081
Thrift Shop / Cubby Hole (575) 678-2483
TRADOC Analysis Center (575) 678-4512
Transportation (DOL): (575) 678-5054
Household Goods – Inbound (575) 678-3403
Household Goods – Outbound (575) 678-3506
Freight (575) 678-3938
Passenger Travel (575) 678-3403
Quality Inspector (575) 678-2555
Traffic Management Officer (Emergency Only) (575) 678-6788
Travel (Official Information – Per Diem / JTR etc)) (575) 678-5388
Tri – West Health Care (888) 874-9378
Trouble Desk – Maintenance (DPW) (575) 678-1623
Vehicle Base Registration (DES) (575) 678-5605
Veterans Service Office (575) 678-0213
Veterinary Clinic (575) 678-2683
Visitor Center – Vehicle Pass (575) 678-1099
Visual Information Division (575) 678-1016
Volunteer Coordinator (DFMWR) (575) 678-7441
Weapons Registration (DES) (575) 678-5605
Wellness Center (575) 678-2795
WIC – Women, Infant & Children (McAfee) (575) 678-2194
WIC – Women, Infant & Children (Las Cruces) (575) 528-5047
Workers’ Compensation Program (CPAC) (575) 678-5732
WSMR Elementary / Middle School (575) 674-1064 / 674-1241
WSMR Newspaper (Missile Ranger) (575) 678-2716
Youth Services (DFMWR) (575) 678-4140