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The Aquatic 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 is 3.5 feet deep at the shallow end and 12 feet at the deep end. There is a water slide, inner tubes, water basketball and the AquaClimb climbing wall. The center features two sun decks with lounge chairs and tables in addition to a covered patio — a perfect place for birthday or private parties. The Aquatic Center offers water aerobics and swimming lessons in addition to recreational lap swimming and open recreational swim.
Winter hours (Labor Day through Memorial Day): 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter.
Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day): 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and holidays.
ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS)
The Army Community Service Center is in Building 250, just east of the post theater. ACS provides a multitude of community-based services that foster growth, development and readiness of families assigned to the installation. The support is for service members, civilian employees, contract employees, retirees and their family members.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
ACS programs and services include the following:
Newcomer orientation briefings are conducted at Army Community Service. All new service members, civilian employees, contract employees and their family members are highly encouraged to attend. Free child care for newcomer orientation briefings are available by making reservations at least 24 hours in advance with Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) at 575-678-2059 for the Child Development Center or 575-678-4140 for School Age Services. If your child is not registered with CYSS, you will need to provide shot records before care begins. Please call 575-678-6767 for additional information.
The Information and Referral (I&R) program provides assistance to all persons inquiring by telephone, in person or by email that are coming to, residing at or planning a move away from White Sands. In addition, the following are available: White Sands telephone reference guide, contacts for human service resources in the area, and newcomers and permanent change of station (PCS) briefings. The I&R program is the primary resource and referral POC for White Sands residents, employees and visitors. Call 575-678-6767 for additional information.
The Army Emergency Relief (AER) program provides financial assistance to active-duty service members, retired service members and family members with power of attorney during times of valid emergencies. AER provides interest-free loans or grants to those who qualify for financial assistance. Food vouchers are also available for families in need. Active-duty service members are encouraged to seek AER assistance instead of going to payday loan companies. AER is administered through ACS. For information, visit the website www.aerhq.org or call 575-678-1337.
The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is a grassroots process that solicits input from the community to improve the quality of life not only on WSMR but throughout the Army. It allows military members, their families, civilian employees and retirees to let the Army leadership know what is working and what isn’t, as well as suggest alternatives that may work. It alerts commanders and Army leaders to areas of concern that need attention and gives them the opportunity to quickly put plans into place toward resolving the issues. It starts with an annual local conference. At the conference issues selected from the community are discussed and presented to the command. Local issues are resolved locally, and those requiring higher level attention are forwarded to the Department of the Army. Call 575-678-6767 for additional information.
Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is an educational program that provides training to prepare everyone in the U.S. Army (including active-duty personnel, civilians, contractors, retirees and their family members) to function at the highest level, given any situation. The training improves personal and family preparedness, which enhances overall Army readiness. AFTB is a series of classes for (and taught by) military spouses and military members designed to give you the tools to survive in the military lifestyle. Learn about community resources, military terms, benefits, leadership skills and more. Call 575-678-2889 for additional information.
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program based on public law and DOD mandates. It provides comprehensive community support, housing and personnel services to families with special needs. The EFMP ensures that medical and special education needs for exceptional family members are assessed, documented, coded and considered in the assignment process so that access to facilities and programs is available. Call 575-678-6767 for more information.
The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) was created to help with the needs of military spouses and teens. The military lifestyle presents unique challenges to military spouses and teens that are looking for employment due to frequent relocations. The Employment Readiness Program was created to specifically address the employment needs of today’s family members by providing the tools they need to successfully search for and obtain employment. ERP assists with career options, resumes, cover letters, job interviewing, federal employment, customer service training, office etiquette and entrepreneurship. Whether you are new to the job market, changing careers or a seasoned professional, the Employment Readiness Program will help you gain the tools needed to stay competitive in today’s job market. Small business counseling and assistance is also available. Call 575-678-6767 for additional information.
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) promotes family wellness and readiness by reducing family stresses that affect morale and performance and preventing child and spouse abuse. Programs include awareness education, new parent support groups, youth violence prevention and special events. Classes are offered on stress management, parenting, conflict resolution, anger management, assertiveness training and other life skills training. Every week a parent-child group meets to network, create projects, practice skills and reduce stress. Call 575-678-6767 for additional information. The domestic violence 24/7 hotline number is 575-993-7413.
The Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention and Response Program (SHARP) reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that focuses on education, prevention, integrated victim support, rapid reporting, thorough investigation, appropriate action and follow-up. Call 575-678-6767 for additional information. The SHARP 24/7 hotline number is 575-993-0589.
The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) helps parents cope with stress, manage the demands of parenting, build a support network, provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and find services in the local community. The Mommy/Daddy and Me Group, Parent Child Activity and Time Out for Adults meet weekly for fun, games, education and networking. NPSP staff provide home visits to expecting and new parents. Call 575-678-6767 for more information.
The Financial Readiness Program (FRP) offers education, counseling and support services to assist service members and their families with their financial affairs, including living within their means and investing for the future. FRP focuses on improving the service member’s personal financial status to become an informed consumer. Services include training in basic money management skills, financial counseling, and assistance with debt liquidation and developing a repayment plan. FRP determines the type and level of assistance required and makes appropriate referrals to civilian agencies. Financial assistance may be available through AER loans. Call 575-678-1337 for additional information.
Family Readiness Group (FRG) leadership classes and guidance are offered at ACS. The FRG is your direct connection to command information for your unit. Army OneSource is the central website that maintains information that helps support individuals, families and communities by developing, coordinating and delivering services that promote resiliency and stability during war and peace. For more information, go to www.myarmyonesource.com or call 575-678-6767.
The Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program is designed to guide and educate military members and families on managing the complex process of deployment and reunion. We envision an adaptable Army community in which military families understand and are ready for deployment, supported through its course, and prepared for homecoming and reunion. Family readiness is the preparedness and resilience of Army families to successfully adapt to the transitions required by the military lifestyle. Family member readiness is also an important part of Soldier readiness for mission. The Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program has a large variety of educational materials, in several media formats, to help families understand and cope with the military lifestyle. Military members’ readiness is essential to execute the military mission. It involves training and proper planning for personal and family affairs. Key items important for military member readiness are:
- If married, does their spouse have an ID card and copy of the military member’s orders?
- If the military member has children, is there a viable child care plan for the duration of the deployment?
- Have arrangements been made for taking care of bills, residence, car, etc.?
- Has the military member obtained a power of attorney and will?
- Do family members know who the rear-detachment commander (RDC) is and how to contact the RDC?
Classes are offered in Family Readiness Group (FRG) leadership, FRG Fund Management, FRG Key Caller training, Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA) training and Care Team training. Call 575-678-6767 for additional information.
The Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) assists military members and their family members in dealing with stresses and problems they may encounter throughout their mobile military careers. The RAP provides relocation counseling and assistance to inbound and outbound individuals. These services include outreach to identify target populations, pre-move and newcomers’ orientations, the lending closet, supportive services to waiting and multicultural families, support of the military sponsorship program and use of the Military Installations and Plan My Move website. For information on relocating, visit Military Installations (MI) and Plan My Move (PMM) at www.militaryonesource.mil or call 575-678-6767.
The Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) is a new way of thinking about volunteers and volunteering within the Army. It is an umbrella that encompasses all volunteers and organizations using volunteers. No matter where individuals volunteer within the Army community, they have the same goal. People volunteer to contribute to the Army, to military members and to their family members. The intent of the AVC is to recognize commonality of purpose among all Army volunteers and to instill the same pride in being an Army volunteer as they now have for the organization where they provide their service. The establishment of the Army Volunteer Corps connects volunteers and demonstrates the Army’s commitment to its volunteers. AVC organizes the efforts of all WSMR volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, call 575-678-6767.
ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER
A well-equipped Arts and Crafts Center is in Building 426 on Dyer Street. The facility has woodworking, ceramics, stained glass, silversmithing, pottery, wood-burned portraits and a frame shop. Framing is usually completed within one week. Classes are periodically offered in these and other crafts. The facility includes a sales area that carries a wide array of supplies. A trained staff is on duty to help with projects and teach new techniques. The Arts and Crafts Center is the go-to place for all your awards with engraving services for awards and plaques on wood, metal, glass or acrylic. Stop by and see what they can do for you. They have a wide assortment of handmade items from pens to cutting boards to coin racks — perfect for that last-minute gift. Custom orders are welcome. The Arts and Crafts Center is also your headquarters for custom plaques. Limited only by your imagination, they can design a unique product you're looking for.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.
AUTO SKILLS CENTER
The Auto Skills Center provides a well-equipped facility for patrons to perform self-help, minor maintenance and repairs on their vehicles. The center provides tools, equipment and technical assistance as needed. It also offers services with fees to anyone without the talent or time to perform automotive maintenance and repair. The Auto Skills Center provides a variety of services for the White Sands workforce and invites the community to stop by the facility and see what is available. The cash-only car wash and vacuum area is open 24/7 so residents and employees can maintain their vehicles at their convenience.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays.
Services and Facilities: B-F
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
Services and Facilities: G-O
MCAFEE U.S. ARMY HEALTH CLINIC
Health Clinic Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday.
- Occupational Health (OH) Clinic: 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
- Pharmacy: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday. (Please call for refills: 575-678-7009 Please expect 2 days to refill, so plan in advance)
- McAfee Dental Clinic: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday (active duty only) 575-674-3597. Dental services on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, are provided at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.
Ambulance services are available 24/7. Ambulance services can be activated by calling 575-678-1234 (on your cell phone) or through the 911 system (from a landline).
McAfee U.S. Army Health provides healthcare services on an appointment basis to all Tricare enrolled eligible beneficiaries within the White Sands Missile Range community and surrounding areas. McAfee provides outpatient healthcare, pharmacy, occupational health, Industrial Hygiene, Behavioral Health/social work services, well-woman exams, laboratory, radiology, and immunizations. Limited services are offered for pediatrics, optometry and physical therapy services (call for availability).
Referrals to specialty care are made by the Primary Care Provider. Patients can follow up on their referrals by contacting Referral Management at 915-742-2273, option 3. Specialty appointments are booked through William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) or a civilian network provider. To book an appointment at WBAMC, call 915-742-2273.
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene are available for occupational health-related injuries and complaints, pre-employment screenings and Personnel Reliability Program monitoring. For more on either the hours or capabilities of these sections, please call our front desk team members at 575-674-3500.
Nurse Advice Line (NAL): TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line (NAL) at 800-874-2273 (Option 1), 24/7, for professional medical advice from registered nurses available to answer a variety of urgent healthcare questions. NAL is available at no cost to beneficiaries and helps callers make informed decisions about self-care at home or when to see a health care provider. The NAL registered nurses ask a series of questions about a caller’s specific concerns to advise when and how to seek care for an urgent problem or give instruction on self-care at home. Also, if your child is ill, the Nurse Advice Line routes your call to a nurse who has special pediatric training. For quality and safety purposes, you will be asked to have your child present for the call so the nurse can perform an accurate assessment. If you want a follow-up call, the Nurse Advice Line calls you back to check on your child.
Healthcare Portal/Tricare online: You must register to use this secure message management service. It is a way to request appointments and medication renewals, send a message to the clinic nurse or your Primary Care Manager, and to review your health record. The clinic is also able to communicate with enrollees to send important information, such as clinic closures or updates on your healthcare.
- Emergencies: 911 (from a landline) or 575-678-1234 (from a cell phone)
- Appointments: 575-674-3500 or online through Tricare online
- Nurse Advice Line: 800-874-2273 (Option 1)
- Office of the Commander: 575-674-3600
- Immunizations: 575-674-3500
- Industrial Hygiene: 575-674-3518
- Medical Records Fax: 915-742-7459
- Occupational Health: 575-674-3500
- Pharmacy Prescription Refill Line: 575-678-7009
- Preventive Medicine: 575-674-3520
- Behavioral Health Services: 575-674-3500 Clinic information is also available at our Face-book page: www.facebook.com/McAfeeUSAHC. Please LIKE our facebook page.
Dental services are provided to all active-duty personnel.
- Dental clinic appointments: 575-674-3597
- Dental emergencies: 510-825-2608
The inspector general is a confidential fact-finder for the commander and advises him on all matters affecting mission performance, discipline, morale, esprit de corps, readiness and economy. The inspector general office provides support to all military personnel, family members, DOD civilians, retirees, contractors and anyone having an issue with the U.S. Army. The office is a full-service inspector general office, providing all four inspector general functions: assistance; inquiries and investigations; inspections; and teach and train. Anyone wishing to discuss an issue with or request assistance from the inspector general can do so confidentially and without fear of reprisal. The office of the inspector general is in Building 124 and open during regular duty hours. For more information, visit www.wsmr.army.mil/Pages/InspectorGeneral.aspx.
The legal assistance section of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides legal services to the community. Fully qualified practicing legal assistance attorneys provide confidential advice and other assistance. Services are available to active-duty and retired personnel of all services and their family members. Professional legal assistance services include legal advice and related services concerning the laws of marriage, divorce, adoption, immigration, change in name, civil damage actions, wills and estates to mention a few. The claims department is responsible for claims filed against the Army within the state of New Mexico. It routinely processes tort claims.
The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is in Building 124, Room 108. Appointments for legal assistance problems are required. Powers of attorney and notary public service are provided on a walk-in basis. It is helpful to call the office beforehand to ensure you bring all documents relating to legal problems. There is no charge for any of the services.
To file a personal property claim, go to https://www.jagcnet.army.mil/Pclaims to find more information on how to file a claim (to include the trifold on the A, B, Cs of Claims) or call the Center at 502-626-3000 or DSN 536-3000 with questions. You also can email the CPCS at email@example.com.
LEISURE TICKET SERVICES (LTS)
Want to take the family on vacation? Want to act like a kid again at Disneyland? Want discounted tickets to local attractions such as El Paso’s Wet and Wild or Western Playland? The Leisure Ticket Service office is the place to go. Located in Building 1338 Ripley Street, the LTS office carries discounted tickets to major amusement parks and select hotels. The LTS office also offers Allen Theater Movie passes at discounted prices which allow you to see the latest movies. The LTS office also offers military promotional Disneyland and Disney World tickets.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
The Post Library serves the educational, recreational and technical needs of the WSMR community with diverse materials, services and programs. Located in Building 465, the library offers over 25,000 books, DVDs and video games as well as 24/7 access to digital magazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks and online learning resources. Programs for children, adults and the whole family are offered monthly, and access to MakerSpace stations is available during normal hours. Computers with CAC readers, Wi-Fi, printing, copying, faxing and scan-to-email services are available and free.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and holidays.
MILITARY PERSONNEL SERVICES
The Military Personnel Services Division is in Building 465. The office provides military personnel manning functions for all military on the installation. It provides assistance on military personnel requirements, authorizations, readiness and strength management. A wide range of personnel service support is available, which includes personnel records, military awards, evaluations, identification cards, retirement services, in- and out-processing and mobilization processing, as well as liaison with the Fort Bliss Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) and Casualty Assistance Center.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
Exhibits and displays at the museum explore the evolution of testing at White Sands since 1945 and also provide a window on the prehistory of the region, early pioneering efforts, mining and the Frontier Army’s contributions to the settlement of southern New Mexico. Located just inside the Las Cruces Gate in Building 200, the museum complex includes a building housing a restored V-2 and displays relating to early work with the system at WSMR. The outdoor missile park beside the museum contains examples of the rockets and missiles tested on the range, from the Loon to the Pershing II and Patriot. The park is open from dawn to dusk daily. For more information, see www.wsmr-history.org.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.
The Outdoor Recreation facility is in Building 1338 on Ripley Street. The facility offers a large variety of camping equipment from tents to campers and just about anything else you might need for that memorable camping trip. There is also a variety of open and enclosed utility trailers available to make your move a little easier.
Planning a party and need a place to have it? How about the ACOE Lodge and Pavilion at Volunteer Park? Outdoor Recreation is Responsible for the lodge and can book your party or event. You can even rent a dunk tank or jumping balloon for a small fee.
Outdoor Recreation has a well-stocked retail area where you can purchase all of your firearm cleaning supplies, camping accessories, knives and other items. Outdoor Recreation also sells firearms and does FFL transfers.
Outdoor Recreation is responsible for the skeet and trap ranges. This facility is available on a reservation basis for four or more shooters. The small arms range is available through Outdoor Recreation on Saturdays only.
Need a place to ride your dirt bike or ATV, then stop by Outdoor Recreation and get the scoop on where to go. For those of you who have family coming to the area, how about having them stay at the Travel Camp Area at Volunteer Park? There are eight full hook-up sites available as well as four electric-only sites. Call Outdoor Recreation for reservations or more information.
Need storage for your vehicle or personal property? Outdoor Recreation is the place to call. Outdoor Recreation also offers special programs that include mountain and road bike rides, hikes and road trips to various areas in New Mexico and the surrounding areas. Outdoor Recreation can also help active duty, military retirees and DoD civilians list their vehicles for the POV Resale Lot on post.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and holidays.
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.