Tag: New Mexico

Sept. 9, 2016

Naval History of New Mexico

Navy ports might be far from the 300 square miles of White Sands in New Mexico, but in the 1940s and 50s the state, also known as "Land of Enchantment," was the perfect place for atmospheric research, rocketry, surface-to-air missile defense systems testing, and the Navy's Desert Ship test facility.There are at least 31 ships named after New Mexico