WSMR Museum Closes for Renovations and a New Exhibit

By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist Effective 01 March 2021, the White Sands Missile Range Museum will be closed as we undergo renovations and the installation of a new permanent exhibit. The V-2 Building and the Missile Park will remain open for visitors with base access, but will remain closed to the general public. We willContinue reading “WSMR Museum Closes for Renovations and a New Exhibit”

WSMR Historical Foundation Publishes Its Quarterly Newsletter – February 2021

By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist The White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation has published its quarterly “Hands Across History” newsletter for February 2021. The newsletter contains the following articles: WSMR Historical Foundation’s 2020 In ReviewFrances Williams, PresidentGerry Veara, Secretary Fond Memories Of Living And Working HereLarry Stanfel WSMRite Enjoyed Good Food On His TDY TripsBruceContinue reading “WSMR Historical Foundation Publishes Its Quarterly Newsletter – February 2021”

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.

The White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation Releases Its Quarterly Newsletter

The White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation released its “Hands Across History” newsletter for November 2020, Volume XVI, Letter IV. The Foundation’s newsletter is released quarterly and can be found on the Foundation’s website. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that financially supports the WSMR Museum and recently funded the new annex that will soonContinue reading “The White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation Releases Its Quarterly Newsletter”