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September 08, 2016
White Sands to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Full Moon Night Concert
The upcoming full moon night concert will feature Native American flutist Randy Granger on September 15 at 7 pm. In addition to the concert, the new White Sands Girl Scout patch will be unveiled in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Council.

July 20, 2016
Celebrate MothaPalooza at White Sands National Monument during National Moth Week
Enjoy this free family friendly event on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Learn more about the special animals, especially moths, that only live in the white gypsum dunes.

July 05, 2016
Tourism to White Sands National Monument Creates $29,352,100 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service report shows that 497,506 visitors to White Sands National Monument in 2015 spent $25,729,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 387 jobs in the local area.

June 24, 2016
White Sands National Monument will Host a Mexican & Native American Art Market on Saturday, July 2 & Sunday July 3
Experience the rich culture of Northern Chihuahua and Oaxaca Mexico and Native American Artists from New Mexico as they create their exceptional one-of-a-kind handcrafts.

May 18, 2015
White Sands National Monument Will Increase Entrance Fees Beginning October 1 2015
The per-person fee will increase to $5 per adult ages 16 and over (up from $3 per person). Children 15 years and younger will continue to be free.

January 14, 2015
White Sands National Monument Proposes Change in Entrance Fees
The tentative implementation date is October 2015. The monument invites and is accepting public comments from January 15, 2015 through February 13, 2015.

September 08, 2014
Unmanned Aircraft to be Prohibited in White Sands National Monument
White Sands National Monument announces the banning of unmanned aircraft within the Monument. This regulation change implements a policy memorandum signed by National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis on June 20, 2014.

July 22, 2014
$14.6 Billion in Spending Supports More than 237,000 Jobs Nationally
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 490,000 visitors in 2013 to White Sands NM spent $24.5 million in communities near the monument. That spending supported 307 jobs in the local area.

November 26, 2013
White Sands National Monument Will Conduct a Research Campfire Test Burn on February 21, 2013
The public is invited to join in a special holiday open house at White Sands National Monument on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm.

November 26, 2013
White Sands National Monument to Host Sixth Annual Holiday Open House December 6
The public is invited to join in a special holiday open house at White Sands National Monument on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm.

November 06, 2013
White Sands Commemorates Veterans Day Weekend with Free Admission
In honor of America’s military veterans, entrance fees will be waived for everyone during the Veterans Day weekend, November 9 through 11, at White Sands National Monument and all 401 national parks.

October 17, 2013
White Sands National Monument Reopens to Visitors
The visitor center, bookstore, gift shop, Dunes Drive, trails, and picnic areas are open to the public. White Sands has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

August 29, 2013
White Sands will Reduce Monument Hours after Labor Day
White Sands National Monument will open at 8 a.m. and close approximately one hour after sunset from September 3 through December 31, 2013.

March 13, 2013
White Sands Waives Entrance Fees for all Visitors on Sunday to Honor of Bataan Memorial Death March Participants
White Sands National Monument will waive entrance fees for all visitors on Sunday, March 17th to honor participants and their families in the 24th annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

February 26, 2013
White Sands NM Tourism Creates $15,812,000 in Local Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 428,900 visitors to White Sands National Monument spent $15,812,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 233 jobs in the local area.

January 09, 2013
White Sands National Monument recruits for Teacher-to-Ranger-to­ Teacher program for summer 2013
White Sands National Monument is accepting applications for the 2013. Teacher to Ranger to Teacher (TRT) program. This program provides opportunities for teachers to put on the ranger uniform and work for the National Park Service at White Sands National Monument from May 28 to July 19, 2013.

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Holloman AFB, NM 88330

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