Missile range seeks hall of fame nominees

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White Sands Missile Range is now accepting nominations from all sources until the end of March for its hall of fame.

The hall of fame was established in 1980 to honor former missile range personnel who made lasting contributions of an outstanding nature. Past honorees include such individuals as Wernher von Braun, the famous German rocket scientist, and Dr. Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered Pluto. Recent inductees are Mary Beth Reinhart (Las Cruces) and Dale Green (Socorro). There are now 46 individuals in the White Sands Hall of Fame.

For information on nominating an individual, contact Terry Garcia at the missile range’s Incentive Awards Office at 575-678-3221, or email her at terry.garcia.civ@mail.mil and request the recently revised White Sands Hall of Fame Pamphlet. In addition to the nominating forms, the pamphlet outlines the guidelines and procedures for the hall of fame. The pamphlet also is available by contacting the White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Office at WSMRPAO@conus.army.mil.

To get into the hall of fame a nominee must have been responsible for significant and lasting deeds or achievements in support of the missile range mission. The contributions may be in various areas such as research, cost savings, technological advances, safety, public relations, equal opportunity or heroic deeds.

All former military, civilian and contractor personnel who once served at White Sands are eligible for nomination. No one currently working at the range is eligible.

The White Sands Hall of Fame is located inside the main museum building just inside the Las Cruces gate at the missile range.