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White Sands Missile Range

Outline of WSMR at the Tularosa Basin
Military structure
NameWhite Sands Missile Range (c1960)
White Sands Proving Ground (1945)
Alamogordo Bombing Range (1941)
Part ofUnited States Army
Built9 July 1945
Built byOrdnance Corps (United States Army)
Open to
the public
Controlled byCommander
BG John S. Regan (2009-)
CommandersTom Berard, director (2005-)
BG Richard L. McCabe (2007-2008) BG David L. Mann (2008-2009)

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White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is a rocket range of almost 3200 sqmi (8288 km2) in parts of five counties in southern New Mexico. The largest military installation in the United States, WSMR includes the Range and the WSMR Otera Mesa bombing range. WSMR and the 600000 acre (2428.1 km2) Complex at Fort Bliss to the south, form a contiguous swath of territory for military testing.

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