EVENTS CALENDAR

August

8/6-8/7– SBA Presents Boots to Business: Reboot--A Free Two-Day Veterans’ Entrepreneurship Training Course in Albuquerque (8am-4:30pm/Both Days)(Indian Pueblo Cultural Center)-The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will present a free two-day Business Entrepreneurship seminar for all veterans and their spouses. Native-American veterans are especially encouraged to attend. (click here for more information)

 
June

6/14–Flag Day to be Celebrated at annual “Massing of the Colors” Ceremony in Santa Fe (9am)(Santa Fe Veterans Memorial/intersection of Galisteo & Montezuma  Streets)-Veterans, Military & Civic organizations are invited to participate in the annual downtown Santa Fe Flag Day ceremony. (click here for more information)

 

6/7–New Mexico Veterans Wellness Conference to Highlight Traditional and Complimentary Non-Traditional Treatments (8am-5pm) (Roswell/Roswell Convention Center) (912 North Main St.)-Veterans, Guard/Reserve and Active-Duty personnel are invited to attend a free conference focusing on traditional/clinical and non-traditional modalities for treating PTSD and other combat-related behavioral issues. (click here for more information)

 

6/4–Inaugural Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico to Bring WWII Veterans to the National WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. (Return Flight between 4-4:30pm)(Albuquerque/International Sunport)-Twenty-six WWII veterans from northern New Mexico will make a special trip to visit the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. as part of the inaugural Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico. (click here for more information)

 
May

5/24-5/26Memorial Day to be Observed in Services and Events Throughout New Mexico.-The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day service or event in their community to honor the men and women who’ve died while serving our country as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. (click here for more information)

 

5/21 VA2K Walk and Roll in Santa Fe to Support Homeless Veterans and Promotes Physical Activity (noon)(Santa Fe Veterans’ Memorial)(next to Bataan Memorial Building/407 Galisteo St.)-The VA and the Santa Fe National Cemetery is hosting a free 2K walk around the Bataan Memorial and Public Education Buildings to benefit homeless veterans.(click here for more information)

 

5/9, 5/15Free Business Development Workshops in Lovington & Socorro for Military Veterans and Active-Duty PersonnelThe New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services is presenting free business development workshops in Lovington and Socorro for veterans and active-duty personnel who want to start or grow their own business. A free hot meal is also included at each workshop. (click here for more information)

 

5/8Sixth Annual Las Cruces Veterans’ Information Fair (9am-Noon)(Las Cruces Convention Center)(680 East University Ave.)-Veterans, Guard/Reserve members and their families are invited to the Sixth Annual Las Cruces Veterans’ Information Fair to find out about available veterans’ programs and services in the Las Cruces area. (click here for more information)

 

5/8Veteran-Owned Business Owners, Federal Contractors/Sub-Contractors, and Veterans/Guard & Reserve Members Seeking Jobs Are Invited to attend the 2014 New Mexico Veterans Business Expo & Job Fair (8am-4pm)(Albuquerque/Downtown Convention Center)(address)(click here for more information)

 
April

4/26Disabled and Non-Disabled Veterans Invited to Dirt Fest 7 in Rio Rancho (8am)(Rio Puerco area)-Disabled and non-disabled veterans are invited to spend a fun-filled day in the “dirt”—at Dirt Fest 7, a free unique day of bonding/off-roading with fellow veterans. (click here for more information)

 

4/15Governor Martinez to Reveal the Sites Chosen for Building Four Veterans’ Cemeteries(2:30pm)(Albuquerque/New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial/Rose Garden Area)(1100 Louisiana Blvd. NE)-Governor Susana Martinez will reveal the four communities chosen to be the sites for building four new veterans’ cemeteries. (click here for more information)

 

4/12-2014 Las Cruces Women Veterans’ Conference (8am-5pm) (Las Cruces Convention Center/680 University Blvd.) The bi-annual conference in Las Cruces is free for all women veterans, National Guard & Reserve members, and active-duty personnel. Free admission. Free hot-plated lunch. Free $40 Walmart Gift Card for first 5o pre-conference registrants. Free door prizes given away throughout the day. (click here for more information)

 

4/3–NMDVS to Hold Briefing in Clovis for Veterans Organization and Community Service Organization Leaders (10am-1pm) (Clovis/Carver Public Library/701 North Main Street)-Leaders representing veterans organizations and community service organizations are invited to attend a briefing on veterans issues. (click here for more information)

 
March

3-18/3-23The Wall That Heals to Make Six-Day Stop in Santa Fe
 (Ft. Marcy Park)(490 Bishops Lodge Rd.)-A half-size traveling replica of the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall bearing the names of the 58,286 U.S. service members killed in action in Vietnam will be in Santa Fe for a six-day visit. (click here for more information)

 

3/21–Native Americans to Honor Fallen Vietnam War Service Members at “The Wall That Heals” Exhibit in Santa Fe (5pm)(Santa Fe/Ft.Marcy Park)(Murales Road/Bishop’s Lodge Road)-A Native American Dance Group will honor fallen Vietnam War service members during a special performance at a national traveling Vietnam Wall exhibit in Santa Fe. (click here for more information)

 

3/18, 3/20VA Invites Religious Community to Participate in Online/Virtual Conference Dealing With Post-Combat Outreach to Returning War Personnel  (1pm)-The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) invites members of the religious community to take part in online “virtual” conference focusing on identifying and caring for combat-scarred veterans. (click here for more information)

 

3/8–Veterans’ Stories to be Videotaped and Submitted for National Veterans’ History Project (10am)(Belen/Noblin Funeral Service)(418 West Reinken Ave,)-Veterans, regardless of war era or combat/non-combat status—and civilians who have supported service members--are invited to share their experiences for submittal to the National Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. (click here for more information)

 

3/4-Archbishop of Santa Fe Sheehan to Lead Celebration of Seventh Annual Blue Mass in Albuquerque. (12noon)(Albuquerque/St. Pius X High School Gymnasium)(5301 St. Joseph’s Drive NW)-The public is invited along with Veterans, Active-Duty service members, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, EMT’s and corrections officers for a special All-Faith community mass to be celebrated by Santa Fe Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan. (click here for more information)

 

3/1- Governor Susana Martinez to Sign Military Child Custody Act Into State Law (930am)(Albuquerque)(Kirtland Air Force Base 150th Special Operations Wing Hangar) Governor Susana Martinez will sign into state law Senate Bills 130 (the Military Child Custody Act) and 154 (the Extra license Plates/Purple Heart Recipient Act). (click here for details)

 
February

2/27Free Business Development Lunch Workshop Moriarty for Military Veterans and Active-Duty PersonnelThe New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services is presenting a free business development workshop in Moriarty for veterans and active-duty personnel who want to start or grow their own business. A free hot lunch is also included. (click here for more information)

 

2/17Military & Veterans Day at the Legislature (12 noon-1pm)(Santa Fe/State Capitol Rotunda)-The service and sacrifice of our active-duty service members and veterans will be highlighted and honored at the annual day during the Legislature set aside for our military community.  Special recognition will focus this year on veterans’ service organizations. (click here for more information)

 

2/6Free Business Development  Lunch Workshop Belen for Military Veterans and Active-Duty PersonnelThe New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services is presenting a free business development workshop in Belen for veterans and active-duty personnel who want to start or grow their own business. A free hot lunch is also included. (click here for more information)

 
November

11/11Veterans Day to be Celebrated in Communities Throughout New Mexico Communities throughout New Mexico will be celebrating Veterans Day with ceremonies, parades or other activities on November 11—and in some cases on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10. (click here for details)

 

11/815th Annual Native American Veterans Symposium (7:30am-4:30pm) (Albuquerque/Route 66 Hotel & Casino)(145000 Central Ave. SW) Native American veterans and family members are invited to attend a day-long symposium to learn about benefits and services available for Native American Veterans. (click here for details)

 

11/4 Veterans Resource Day at Santa Fe Community College (10am-2pm) (Santa Fe/Santa Fe Community College) (6401 Richards Ave.) Santa Fe Community College is hosting a Veterans Resource Day for military veterans, student-veterans, prospective student-veterans, Guard & Reserve members, active-duty personnel and their families. The new Veterans’ Resource Center will also have its Grand Opening. (click here for details)

 
11/1 -Unclaimed Cremains of Fourteen Veterans to be Interred With Full Military Honors (2:15pm)(Santa Fe National Cemetery) Governor Susana Martinez is scheduled to deliver the Eulogy at the funeral for fourteen veterans whose cremated remains went unclaimed by family members. (click here for details)
 
October

10/26 - Third Annual Veterans’ Benefits Bazaar in Española (9:30am-1pm)(Española)(National Guard Armory/705 Industrial Park Road.) Veterans and their families are encouraged to stop by this free “one-stop” opportunity to meet with representatives from federal, state and local agencies and veterans’ service organizations to learn more about benefits and services available for them. (click here for more information)

 

10/25, 11/13Free Business Development  Lunch/Breakfast Workshops in Ruidoso and Santa Rosa for Military VeteransThe New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services is presenting free business development workshops in Ruidoso and Santa Rosa for veterans who want to start or grow their own business. Free meals are also included. (click here for more information)

 

10/18“The Moving Wall” Coming to New Mexico (10am)(Rio Rancho/Rio Rancho Sports Complex)(3501 High Resort Blvd.) New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Timothy Hale is scheduled to speak at a ceremony in Rio Rancho welcoming the New Mexico arrival of a nationwide tour of The Moving Wall—a half-sized replica of the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall— (click here for details)

 

10/18 Fundraiser Golf Tournament to Benefit Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico(8am)(Albuquerque/Desert Greens Golf Course)(10035 Country Club Lane NW) Golfers are invited to take part in the 1st Annual Williamson Foundation Golf Tournament to benefit Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico. (click here for more information)

 
10/16, 10/22, 10/28Veteran Cemetery Town Hall Meetings in Angel Fire, Taos, Clovis, Farmington & Gallup,  The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services will host town hall meetings in Angel Fire, Taos, Clovis, Farmington and Gallup  to present details of the State Veteran Cemetery Initiative for rural areas of New Mexico. (click here for details)
 

10/16, 10/17, 10/25, 11/13Free Business Development  Lunch/Breakfast Workshops in Los Lunas, Gallup, Ruidoso and Santa Rosa for Military VeteransThe New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services is presenting free business development workshops in Los Lunas, Gallup, Ruidoso and Santa Rosa for veterans who want to start or grow their own business. Free meals are also included. (click here for more information)

 

10/4, 10/17-18,10/25-26 - “Stand Downs” for Homeless Veterans in Gallup, Albuquerque, Farmington, Roswell & Santa Fe  (Oct. 4, 17-18, 25-26) Numerous federal, state and local agencies are teaming up to provide free clothing, backpacks, blankets, health screening and other services this month in selected communities for homeless and near-homeless veterans. (click here for details)

 
September

9/29Documentary Movie Sea of Change to be Screened in Albuquerque; Proceeds Go to Cody Unser First Step Foundation  (3pm)(Albuquerque/KiMo Theater)(423 Central Ave. NE) Ex-TV Talk Show Host and Navy Veteran/Marine Montel Williams narrated the movie and will also be at the screening. (click here for details)

 

9/18 - Military & Veterans’ Day at the New Mexico State Fair. (11am, New Mexico State Fairgrounds)  September 18 is the date for this year’s annual “Military and Veterans Appreciation Day” at the New Mexico State Fair. All veterans showing proper ID along with active-duty personnel in uniform or showing proper ID will be admitted free for the day. (click here for details)

 

9/13, 9/18, 9/20Veteran Cemetery Town Hall Meetings in Hobbs, Carlsbad & Alamogordo Governor Susana Martinez is scheduled to speak at town hall meetings in Hobbs, Carlsbad and Alamogordo to present details of the state’s new State Veteran Cemetery Initiative for rural areas of New Mexico. (click here for details)

 

9/10, 9/17, 9/18Free Business Development  Lunch/Breakfast Workshops in Clayton, Taos & Las Vegas, NM for VeteransThe New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services is presenting free business development workshops in Union, Taos and San Miguel Counties for veterans who want to start or grow their own business. A free meal is also included. (click here for more information)

 

9/7–Albuquerque Women Veterans’ Conference (Albuquerque)
(8am-5pm)(Crowne Plaza Hotel) (1901 University Ave. NE/at Menaul Blvd.) A free conference for women veterans and active-duty personnel. A free “hot” lunch will also be provided; free $40 Walmart Gift Card for early registrants. (click here for details)

 

9/4Veteran Cemetery Town Hall Meeting in Roswell (10am)(American Legion Post 28)(1620 North Montana Ave.) Governor Susana Martinez is scheduled to speak at a town hall meeting in Roswell presented by the NMDVS to present details of the state’s new State Veteran Cemetery Initiative for rural areas of New Mexico. (click here for details)

 
August

8/30–Annual Honor Guard Conference  (Santa Fe)(Santa Fe National Guard Armory)(8am) All Honor Guard Teams are encouraged to attend the 2013 New Mexico Honor Guard Conference, co-sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services and the New Mexico Department of Military Affairs. (click here for details)

 

8/14–Veteran Cemetery Town Hall Meeting in Cibola County (1:30pm)(Milan)(Multi-Purpose Center)(405C Airport Rd.) The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services will hold a Town Hall Meeting in the Village of Milan to present details of the state’s new State Veteran Cemetery Initiative for rural areas of New Mexico. (click here for details)

 

8/1Fifth Annual Veterans’ Information Fair in Las Cruces (Doña Ana County Government Center)(845 North Motel Blvd.) Veterans and family members can find out about available benefits, programs and resources at this annual informational fair in Las Cruces. (click here for details)

 

8/1 –Governor Martinez to Announce Initiative Encouraging Movie and Television Industry to Hire Veterans  (2pm)(Albuquerque)(New Mexico National Guard Armory)(600 Wyoming Blvd. NE) Governor Susana Martinez will hold a news conference to announce a multi-agency partnership to increase the hiring of veterans for behind-the-scenes jobs associated with movie and television industry projects in New Mexico. (click here for details)

 

8/2–New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center, NMDVS to Host Outreach at Kirtland AFB (10am-3pm)(Albuquerque)(Exchange Lobby/Kirtland Air Force Base) The New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center and the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services are teaming up to host a veterans’ outreach in the Exchange Lobby of Kirtland Air Force Base.  (click here for details)

 
July

7/1Military & Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing in Roswell  (8:30am-3pm)(New Mexico Military Institute/Daniels Leadership Center)(101 West College Blvd.) The Military & Veterans’ Affairs Committee will conduct a hearing in Roswell. Veterans, active-duty personnel and anyone with an interest in military or veterans’ affairs are invited to attend. (click here for details)

 

7/4Free 4th of July Concert by the 44th Army Band  (7pm-8:30pm)(Albuquerque)(New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial)(1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE) The public is invited to hear the 44th Army Band perform patriotic and popular music pieces at a free 4th of July concert. (click here for details)

 
June

6/24Statue Honoring Medal of Honor Recipent Leroy Petry to be Unveiled Monday at Santa Fe City Hall Ceremony  (10a.m.)(Santa Fe)(City Hall/South Lawn)(200 Lincoln Ave.) The public is invited to attend a ceremony at Santa Fe City Hall to unveil a bronze statue honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry  (click here for details)

 

6/4Free Business Development Breakfast & Workshop for Veterans (Santa Fe) (Santa Fe Business Incubator) (3900 Paseo del Sol) The New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services is presenting a free business development workshop in Santa Fe for veterans who want to start or grow their own business. A free meal is also included. (click here for more information)

 
May

5/25, 5/26, 5/27 - Memorial Day to  be Observed in Ceremonies Throughout New Mexico(click here for list of Memorial Day Ceremonies)

 

5/16, 5/17–Hundreds of Motorcycle Riders to Stop in New Mexico During Run For The Wall Cross-Country Ride   Hundreds of motorcycle riders travelling along two routes will stop for the night in three New Mexico communities during the annual Run for the Wall cross-country memorial motorcycle ride.  (click here for details)

 

5/14Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair (Carlsbad)(American Legion Post 7)(2311 Legion Avenue) Veterans, members of the National Guard & Reserve, military spouses and employers are invited to attend a free Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair on May 14 in Carlsbad. (click here for details)

 

5/11 Annual Massing of the Colors  Ceremony in Santa Fe (930am)(Santa Fe Veterans’ Memorial) The public is invited to the annual Massing of the Colors ceremony to be celebrated this year on May 11 at the Santa Fe Veterans’ Memorial Monument. (click here for more information)

 
5/9–Third Annual New Mexico Veterans’ Business Expo & Job Fair  (Albuquerque)(Albuquerque Convention Center)(Downtown/401 2nd Avenue NW) Veterans, , members of the National Guard and Reserve, and business owners are invited to attend the Third Annual New Mexico Veterans’ Business Expo & Job Fair. (click here for details)
 

5/7–Free Business Development Breakfast & Workshop for Veterans (Rio Rancho) (Destiny Center) (4401 Northern Blvd. NE) The New Mexico Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services is presenting a free business development workshop in Rio Rancho for veterans looking to start or grow their own business. A free meal is also included. (click here for more information)