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U.S. Army Garrison White Sands Missile Range
Location: White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is located in the Tularosa Basin of south-central New Mexico. The headquarters area is 20 miles east of Las Cruces, New Mexico and 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas. White Sands Missile Range homepage.
Cost of Living: Cost of living varies in this area due to the distances to off-post resources. White Sands Missile Range, NM cost of living is 167.00, higher 3.00 lower than the U.S. National average. Las Cruces Metro Area, NM cost of living is 86.95 9.00 lower than the U.S. National average.
Base Operator: 575-678-2121
- 600 active duty
- 1,637 family members
- 3,640 civilians
Area Population: White Sands Missile Range: 1,058; Las Cruces Metro Area: 198,791.
Child Development Centers: Thomas J.P. Jones Child Development Center on post, provides care to children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten. Phone: 575-678-2059. Family Child Care (FCC) program offers small group care in a family environment. Phone: 575-678-7093.
Child, Youth & School Services (CYS Services) provides a diverse program of activities for eligible Military youth, ages 4 weeks - 12th grade. CYS Services offers several different child care options and programs that are designed to promote leisure and social skills, life skills, citizenship and leadership. CYS Services programs also offer mentoring, intervention and support services. Visit our website or call Parent Central Services at 575-678-2441 for more information on what WSMR CYS Services has to offer.
Schools: There is one Elementary and Middle School on the installations which are run by the Las Cruces Public School District. High School students living on the installations are assigned to Onate High School located in Las Cruces. The Las Cruces Public School District is the second largest school district in New Mexico. Contact the School Liaison Office at 575-678-7093 for more information.
Youth Services: The Middle School and Teen (MST) program offers opportunities for youth in grades 6-12 to explore their values, beliefs and place in this world, as well as get assistance with school and employment issues. The MST program is held at White Sands Schools in partnership with the Las Cruces Public School District. The MST program has use of the school gym, cafeteria and library. The school facilities have been adapted to provide a comfortable, functional, enjoyable area for teens to learn, grow, develop and have lots of fun. The outside facilities consist of a football field, soccer field and basketball courts. Round this off with a portable climbing wall and teens have a variety of activities to participate in. The MST program is committed to providing a fun, safe and healthy environment that promotes personal growth and well-being. Phone: 575-678-4140.
Army Community Service: ACS 575-678-6767
Housing: For assistance with on or off-post Housing contact the Housing Services Office at 575-678-4691 or 575-678-2951. Visit the WSMR Housing website for more information.
Employment: The job market is limited in the area. Las Cruces Public Schools is the third largest employer in Dona Ana County with more than 3,600 employees. Unemployment rate for Las Cruces Metro Area and White Sands Missile Range is 5.9%. Median household income for WSMR is $57,208 and $33,872 for Las Cruces Metro Area.
- MWR Facilities - Recreation at White Sands Missile Range - New Mexico includes arts and crafts, bowling, library, auto hobby, recreation center, golf, gym with full free weight and cardio rooms, cross fit and Spin classes, tennis, swimming, outdoor activities, camping and fishing.
- Commissaries - 1 medium size commissary, 575-678-3336
- Exchange System - White Sands Missile Range only has a Troop Store. There are two Exchanges within 50 miles of the installation. The first at Holloman Air Force Base, NM Shop Army & Air Force Exchange Service 575-479-1509 and the second at. Ft. Bliss, TX Shop Army & Air Force Exchange Service 915-562-7200.
Medical Services: McAfee Health Clinic Services include Family Practice, Occupation Health Physicals, Immunizations, Preventative Medicine, Industrial Hygiene, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, and Medical records, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Optometry (Tuesdays and Wednesday) Active Duty Physicals and PHA’s.
Hours of operation: Monday thru Wednesday and Friday 0800-1700. Thursday 1300-1700. CLOSED on weekends and Thursday mornings for training.
McAffe is located in building 1363 Aberdeen Avenue. Phone number is 575-674-3500.
Special Installation Messages:
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.