Sacramento Ranger District to Host Military Training

Alamogordo, NM (November 10, 2011) – The Sacramento Ranger District will be hosting the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) for training exercises the week of November 14th.  “This is an exciting partnership opportunity, and a way to assist the US military with its preparation for battle activities to protect the United States of America,” expressed Sacramento District Ranger James Duran.

WSMR will be conducting training activities in the area of Sacramento Peak, Scott Able Canyon, and Forest System Roads 64 and 460.  Visitors to the Lincoln National Forest may see up to 220 soldiers in and around these areas on the Sacramento Ranger District.  The rugged and mountainous terrain on the Lincoln National Forest provides the perfect opportunity to test new and emerging equipment and is instrumental in the success of these tests.

During this multi-day training exercise the public may hear loud blast type noises.  The area will be signed as a courtesy to hunters and recreationists.  These exercises are another example of multiple uses on our national public lands.

For additional information about the training exercises or the Lincoln National Forest please contact the Sacramento Ranger District Office at 575-682-2551, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or come by the Sacramento Ranger District Office at 4 Lost Lodge Road, Cloudcroft, NM, 88310.  You can also find us at and follow us on Twitter at