WSMR Museum Hosts Promotion Ceremony In Missile Park

By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist On Friday, 04 December 2020, the White Sands Missile Range Museum hosted a ceremony to promote Chief Warrant Officer Three (CW3) Lizette Muñiz to Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4). Taking place in the Museum’s Missile Park against a background of missiles and rockets, the ceremony was attended by WSMR leadership,Continue reading “WSMR Museum Hosts Promotion Ceremony In Missile Park”

The 1983 War Scare

Some of the weapons tested at WSMR had a great impact not only for their military uses, but in a larger geopolitical context. One of these is the Pershing II missile and the role it played in the 1983 “War Scare.” Because of President Ronald Reagan’s heated anti-Soviet rhetoric, fears the Soviet Leadership and KGB had of an American first strike, and events of 1983, the US and USSR came closer to nuclear war than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.