Getting to White Sands Missile Range
El Paso International Airport
is the closest
large airport. There is no bus service to
White Sands Missile Range from any of the regional
cities. If you are in the region without your
own personal vehicle, you will need to consider
renting a car. It is about an hour's drive
from the El Paso Airport to White Sands Missile
Range (see directions from El Paso below.) If
you are staying in one of the neighboring cities: It is about an hour's drive from the airport to Las
Cruces via I-10. It is about an hour's drive
from the airport to Alamogordo, N.M., via Highway
From El Paso, TX: Take the Alamogordo Highway 54 exit off Interstate 10. As you leave the off-ramp, you will be on the Patriot Freeway. Continue through the northeast part of the city until the freeway becomes Martin Luther King. White Sands Missile Range is straight ahead about 40 miles.
From Las Cruces, NM: Take the Highway 70 East exit from Interstate 10 or 25 and proceed through the city about 25 miles to the missile range exit.
From Alamogordo, NM: Take Highway 70 west. Proceed about 47 miles to the missile range exit.
Marchers and viewers attending the Bataan Memorial Death March should be prepared for increased security and possible delays prior to the event.
Motorists are asked to have their pass prominently displayed in their windshield and to have their IDs ready when they are entering the post. Motorists coming in from the
Law Enforcement has selected three primary designated parking areas and two backup areas. Marchers will receive their vehicle visitor’s pass during registration. It is important that the pass not be displayed should marchers leave the installation. The pass should be put away in a safe place until they return to post to help prevent participants from experiencing loss of the pass or becoming a possible target of any type.
There will be multiple security parking teams present to assist participants when they arrive at the pre-designated parking areas around the intersection of
Except for emergency vehicles, the
Donald R. Morrison, Director of Emergency Services, said there will be several law enforcement agencies that will be supporting this year’s event. The agencies will be assigned to zones along the March Route and around the venue area. Marchers and guest need to be aware that rucksacks and backpacks will not be allowed in the ceremonial tent, and that there is a pre-designated pack storing area, which will be located on the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Avenue and Sierra Street, directly across from the Frontier Club.