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‘Cold War Warriors:’ Sandia’s decades in nuclear weapons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories video producer Myra Buteau swept a hand toward the top shelf of a bookcase stuffed with black cases of high-definition tapes. The biggest challenge in telling the story of Sandia’s years of above-ground and underground nuclear weapon field tests, she said, was condensing the 100 hours of interviews on […]

Sandia’s California site marks 60 years of engineering, science and service

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories’ California site celebrates its 60th anniversary today, March 8. The site, which began with a singular nuclear weapons mission, now supports all Sandia missions. Nuclear weapons accounts for nearly half of the site’s work, along with strong programs in homeland security, transportation energy, cyber and chemical and biological defense. […]

Sandia’s Cooperative Monitoring Center promotes global security for 20 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ Cooperative Monitoring Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary of promoting the principles of cooperation and the value of technology in support of international security agreements. Since it was established in 1994, the CMC has worked to address critical security issues by bringing together policy and technical experts from different […]

From Vietnam with love: Sandia Labs retiree works to return wartime greetings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If you were, or know, a New Mexico Air National Guardsman stationed in Tuy Hoa,Vietnam, in 1968, Art Sena is looking for you. The reason goes back to a long-ago wish to make Christmas merrier for servicemen at war, and a long-lost box of film. Sena, a Sandia National Laboratories retiree, tracked […]

Sandia completes major overhaul of key nuclear weapons test facilities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories recently completed the renovation of five large-scale test facilities that are crucial to ensuring the safety and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons systems. The work supports Sandia’s ongoing nuclear stockpile modernization work on the B61-12 and W88 Alt, assessments of current stockpile systems and test and analysis for […]