Monday September 11, 2023
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White Sands Missile Range is the premier military test range in America, earning its title as “Birthplace of America’s Missile and Space Activity.” Comprised of 3,200 squares miles White Sands Missile Range supports the Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as commercial and international users while conducting more than 3,000 tests annually.
Friday September 8, 2023
Tuesday August 22, 2023
13 Sep 2023 09:40
Range Control has the following blocks affecting area highways on the following day: Thursday, 14 September 2023: Highway 70 is scheduled to be blocked two times at 5:10 AM and 6:10 AM. Each block will last approximately 1 hour. These blocks will be located at 'Red Block' (top of San Augustin Pass /mile marker 164) and at ‘Yellow Block’ (near the WSNP /mile marker 200). The Las Cruces Gate, Owen Road, and Nike Avenue will also be affected. Be advised all blocks are subject to change without notice. Should these times change, this office will provide additional information as needed. Range Control Branch White Sands Missile Range 575-678-2221 DSN: 258-2221
Two blocks affecting area highways Tuesday, 12 September 2023
11 Sep 2023 12:28
Range Control has two blocks affecting area highways for the following day: Tuesday, 12 September 2023, Highway 70 is scheduled to be blocked two times at 5:10 AM and again at 7:10 AM. These blocks will last approximately 1 hour each. These blocks will be located at 'Red Block' (top of San Augustin Pass /mile marker 164) and at 'Yellow Block' (located at the WSNP /mile marker 200). The Las Cruces Gate, Owen Road and Nike Avenue will also be affected.
Highway 380 Roadblock (Gold and Silver) for Wednesday, 30 Aug 2023
30 Aug 2023 08:12
UPDATE: The HWY 380 block scheduled from 8:00am until 10:00am has shifted 45 minutes to the right. New set time is scheduled for 8:45am and new lift time will be at or around 10:45am. Please contact Range Control at 678-2221 with any questions. Range Control has ONE roadblock affecting area highways for the following day: Wednesday, 30 August 2023, Highway 380 is scheduled to be blocked one time at 8:00 am for approximately 2 hours and should be lifted at 10:00 am. This block will be located at Gold block (Mile Marker 3) and at Silver Block (Mile Marker 49). Please be advised all blocks are subject to change without notice. Should this time change, this office will provide additional information as needed. Range Control Branch White Sands Missile Range 575-678-2221
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White Sands Missile Range provides America's Armed Forces, allies, partners, and defense technology innovators with the world's premiere research, development, test, evaluation, experimentation, and training facilities to ensure our nation's defense readiness.
A People First team of professionals operating the premier test, evaluation, and training range that delivers superior customer focused support and products, while simultaneously providing a high quality of life for our service members, civilians, and families.
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Quick Facts About White Sands Missile Range
Tests – White Sands Missile Range supports the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as commercial and international users on a reimbursable basis. More than 42,000 tests have been conducted at White Sands Missile Range the past 76 years. About 9 tests are conducted daily, and more than 3,000 annually.
Economic Impact – White Sands Missile Range produces an estimated economic impact of $10.3 million daily, and $3.7 billion annually in Las Cruces, Doña Ana County and the surrounding borderland region. On average, military spending accounts for 30 percent of wages in Southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.
Demographics – White Sands Missile Range has approximately 6,000+ civilian employees, 350 servicemembers from the Army (~ 230), Air Force (~110) and Navy (~20), 950 housing residents (374 housing units available) and 300 elementary and middle school students.