BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS)
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) is a dynamic Department of the Army program that single Soldiers can participate in to enhance their quality of life, contribute to their community through service activities, and help plan and execute their own recreation and leisure events. BOSS meets bi-weekly at noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Frontier Club.
The Roadrunner Lanes Bowling Center is in Building 234 on Dyer Street. Roadrunner Lanes has 10 modern, synthetic lanes, a full-service snack bar and a full-service bar and lounge. The center is equipped with an automated Brunswick Scoring System and kid-friendly bumper rails. Complimentary instructions are available for beginning bowlers. Bowling birthday packages are also available. The bar and lounge features multiple large-screen TVs and offers various live entertainment, disc jockeys and karaoke with special events throughout the year. The snack bar has a variety of grilled and deli sandwiches, salads, appetizers and shakes.
Bowling hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Coyote Snack Bar hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Spare Time Lounge hours: 4 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Closed on holidays.
Religious services are conducted at the Main Post Chapel in Building 265 and at Sierra Chapel, Building 145.
Main Post Chapel
Protestant Services: 10 a.m. Sunday.
Gospel: 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Protestant and Catholic Sunday School offered on Sunday through the school year.
Catholic Mass 11:35 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Many other activities are offered for all age groups. Religious education classes; Bible studies; baptisms; confessions; confirmations; and premarital, marital and religious counseling are also available.
CHILD, YOUTH AND SCHOOL SERVICES
Child and Youth Services (CYS) provides a diverse program of activities for eligible children and youth ages 6 weeks through 12th grade. Programs are designed to promote leisure and social skills, life skills, citizenship and leadership. Additionally, the program offers mentoring, intervention and support services. CYS programs are available for active-duty military personnel, DOD civilian personnel and DOD contractors working at White Sands.
PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES
Parent Central Services is your one-stop shop for all CYS programs. This office provides information and registration for all CYS programs. In addition, Parent Central Services can assist with placement, special events and Kids on Site. Children must be registered before using any CYS programs Parent Central Services is in Building 501 on the second floor.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Child Development Center (CDC) offers child care options such as full-day, part-day and hourly care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years as well as Strong Beginnings, a pre-K program for children getting ready to start kindergarten. The Thomas J.P. Jones Child Development Center provides quality and affordable child care that is accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is fully certified with the DOD. The Thomas J.P. Jones Child Development Center is in Building 272.
Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
FAMILY CHILD CARE
Family Child Care homes provide flexible hours and a comfortable familial setting. Most homes offer full-day, part-day and hourly care. Special services may include 24-hour and long-term care during mobilization and training exercises; evening and weekend care; and care for special-needs children, newborns and mildly ill children. The Family Child Care office is in Building 272.
SCHOOL AGE CARE
School Age Care (SAC) provides supervised before- and after-school activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade during the school year and summer camps during the summer school break. SAC is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and Department of Defense certified. School Age Care is in Building 1316.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND TEEN PROGRAM
The Middle School and Teen (MST) Program offers a variety of social, leisure, physical and developmental activities for youth in middle and high school. Many activities and clubs are offered through on- and off-post collaborations with Las Cruces public schools, FMWR activities, Character Counts, 4-H and Boys & Girls Club of America. The MST program is in Building 1318.
CYS YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM
This program offers a wide range of positive sports, fitness program options and environments that promote healthy development of all children and youth. The Youth Sports Program offers a variety of team and individual sports opportunities such as soccer, basketball, cheerleading, baseball and clinics in various other sports such as golf, tennis, etc. Sports programs are age-specific with an emphasis on fun. The CYS Sports and Fitness Office is in Building 1318.
SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE
The school liaison officer provides access to a wide range of resources to facilitate military youth education transitions. The School Liaison Office provides parents with information on the local school system’s policies, procedures, programs and schedules and can collaborate with parents to ensure academic success. The School Liaison Office is in Building 501 on the second floor.
SKIES Unlimited offers instructional programs for children and youth such as arts and crafts, swimming, musical instruction and children’s self-defense. Classes are designed to expand their knowledge, inspire them and allow them to acquire new skills without having to leave WSMR. If you are older than 18 years old and would like to share your hobbies and talents with the youth of the White Sands Missile Range community, please contact the SKIES Unlimited program director. Youth have shown interest in specialized areas such as piano, guitar, gymnastics and martial arts. We encourage instructors with other areas of expertise to apply also.
The Hired! Apprentice Program is a workforce preparation and apprenticeship enterprise designed to meet the employment and career exploration needs of Army teens 15 to 18 years of age.
The commissary features modern equipment in a shopping environment typical of larger supermarkets. Customers get “Best Value Items” that are the lowest prices found in the Defense Commissaries Program. The commissary carries thousands of items in its grocery, produce, meat and deli departments. The produce and deli departments can help save consumers time by providing trays and baskets for special occasions. The commissary, Building 262, is across from the Post Exchange. For more information, visit www.commissaries.com.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. Disabled patrons may begin shopping 30 minutes prior to regular commissary hours.
The Community Center, Building 1338 Ripley St, is where to go for banquet tables and chairs for your gatherings. The Community Center is also where UPS package drop off is located. There is a small fee for this service; please call for more information. Need something special for birthdays or special occasions? Stop by the Community Center and order a balloon bouquet. Make sure to ask about the monthly Bingo program.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
New Mexico Park and Ride operates a commuter bus service from Las Cruces to White Sands Missile Range. For schedule information, call 866-551-RIDE (7433). DA civilians and active Army can qualify for the Mass Transportation Benefit Program (MTBP) and receive vouchers to ride in qualified mass transportation. For more information, visit www.whs.mil/mass-transportation-benefit-program.
1363 Aberdeen Ave.
The WSMR Dental Clinic is staffed to provide comprehensive dental care for active-duty personnel.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Dental services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday are provided at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.
Hours subject to change. Please call for updated schedule.
MOTOR VEHICLES DEPARTMENT
A New Mexico Motor Vehicles Department office is in Building 1338 Ripley St. Services include New Mexico Drivers licenses, New Mexico ID cards, titles, registrations and VIN Inspections as well as New Mexico Driver’s licenses and CDL testing.
The MVD only accepts credit and debit cards.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
EDUCATION SERVICES DIVISION
The Fort Bliss Army continuing Education System (ACES) provides education services to the WSMR community and Soldiers. Education services provided include counseling; personnel testing and leader enhancement training; enhance education levels through college programs, financial aid and distance learning. An education counselor is available on-site Mondays at the PDC, Building 465, Room 151. All testing and counseling on other business days are available at the Fort Bliss Education Center. For information, call 575-678-4716 (Mondays only) or 915-568-6792.
ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION NUISANCE WILDLIFE ISSUES)
With so much wilderness area, it is inevitable that people working and living on WSMR will come into contact with wildlife. How we handle these human-wildlife interactions is crucial in maintaining the delicate balance between supporting missions (and other human activities) and supporting a healthy rangeland. The Environmental Division provides helpful information for dealing wildlife issues and assists when negative encounters occur with wildlife. Contact the office 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for assistance with all wildlife (snakes, bats, birds, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, cougars, etc.)
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY OFFICE
Located on the second floor of Building 124, Rooms 235-40, the EEO Office advises the WSMR Senior Commander, the Garrison Commander and the WSMR community on equal employment opportunity laws, regulations, policies and processes. The office additionally oversees diversity and inclusion initiatives and advises employees and management on reasonable accommodations for disabling conditions. The mission of the EEO Office is to work towards a discrimination-free environment based on fairness, equity and sound management. All federal employees have the right to access the EEO Office's services on official time without fear of reprisal. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any employment-related matter due to one or more of the following, please contact the EEO Office for assistance and information about your rights: race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), religion, disability (mental and/or physical), genetic information, age (40 years or older) or reprisal for prior protected EEO activity (opposition to discrimination/participation in the EEO complaint process).
The Frontier Club is at the base of the beautiful Organ Mountains. The Frontier Club is the center for special events at White Sands Missile Range. The club is open for breakfast, serving grab-and-go breakfast items, fresh coffee, and made-to-order omelets and burritos. Lunch features daily entree specialties, a soup and salad bar, made-to-order deli sandwiches, hot grilled sandwiches and freshly baked cookies. The daily entree specials feature a wide array of cuisines, including many Southwestern favorites. Lunch offers patrons the opportunity to dine on the Veranda Patio where one can “graze and gaze” with a beautiful view of the Organ Mountains. The Frontier Club also provides full-service banquets and catering. The club has several banquet rooms that can seat 45 to 300 people, including a large ballroom. The Frontier Club is a hidden treasure for weddings and receptions. We offer high-quality, affordable menu options for that special day, and our Veranda Patio offers impressive views of the Organ Mountains that make for a beautiful background for weddings and receptions. The Frontier Club is in Building 1330 on Martin Luther King Drive.
Breakfast hours: 6:30 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Lunch hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Pizza Night: 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday