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White Sands Missile Range

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Las Cruces, NM Army

About White Sands Missile Range

The White Sands Proving Grounds, established in 1945, and later named White Sands Missile Range (WSMR),  is located 40 miles northeast of Las Cruces, beyond the majestic Organ Mountains.   At WSMR you can trace the origins of missile and space activity, where the atomic age began.    The Museum, open year-round, has a Gift Shop and Missile Park, displaying a variety of missiles and rockets tested at White Sands.  The Missile Range's Historical Foundation provides voluntary support and raises money for the WSMR Museum, to collect, catalogue, preserve, display and maintain the history of White Sands Missile Range.

White Sands Missile Range provides Army, Navy, Air Force, DOD, and other customers with high quality services for experimentation, test, research, assessment, development and training in support of the Nation at war.  They are committed to providing the best, most innovative, flexible services to their customers, and the most desirable place to live and work.

Las Cruces is a vibrant community located in the beautiful Mesilla Valley, at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and I-25.   We are 55 miles from the El Paso International Airport.   To learn more about our city and the surrounding area, please visit our local Chamber of Commerce website:

Named by Forbes Magazine as one of the best small metro areas, Las Cruces has been steadily gaining popularity as an attractive Southwest destination. With picture perfect weather, history, culture and a variety of outdoor activities, word is getting out about this once well-kept secret.

With a bevy of festivals and nightlife destinations, Las Cruces is a great place to relax, unwind and call home. The city is committed to many green initiatives to keep Las Cruces beautiful. Five recreation centers and four aquatic centers are located in Las Cruces to stay active and have fun; after school programs and numerous class offerings are available.

Las Cruces offers sun, fun, safety and opportunity to its residents.

Local Experts Serving Las Cruces, NM

Steinborn & Associates Real Estate

* Rebates are not allowed in all states. In some states, a gift card or commission credit at closing may be provided in lieu of the Cash-Back bonus. You must register with U.S. Military on the Move® before contacting a real estate agent and be represented by the assigned real estate firm at closing to qualify. All real estate transactions are negotiable. Other terms and conditions may apply.

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