Gallup Makes List of VA Veterans Cemetery Construction List

VA Cemetery
NMDVS One of Only Five Recipients of $2 Million VA Rural Veterans Grant Rural
“Flag Day” Celebrated in Santa Fe 2014 Flag Day

22 WWII Veterans Take Inaugural Northern New Mexico Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Honor Flight

Last of the Original 29 Code Talkers Passes Away

Chester Nez
Memorial Day Observed Throughout New Mexico 2014 Memorial Day

Hundreds of Motorcycle Riders Rumble Thru  New Mexico During 2014 “Run For The Wall”

RFTW 2014

Non-Profit Organization Announces Essay Contest to Give Away Free Albuquerque Home to One Veteran or Active-Duty Service Member


Women Veterans, Active-Duty Personnel Learn About Available VA and State Veterans’ Benefits at 2014 Las Cruces Women Veterans Conference

2014 Women's Conference Las Cruces

Veterans With a Valid VA ID Card Can Now Ride for Free on the City of Albuquerque’s ABQ RIDE Public Transportation System

ABQ Ride
Governor Martinez Selects Four Proposed Locations for New Veterans’ Cemeteries Cemeteries

The Wall That Heals Officially Welcomed in Santa Fe

The Wall That Heals

Governor Susana Martinez Signs Bill to Protect Parental Rights of Deployed Service Members

Bill Signing

2014 New Mexico Legislature Adjourns; Rural Veterans Cemetery Initiative Among Veteran-Related Bills Passed by Lawmakers

2014 Legislature

Military Community Honored in Capitol Rotunda Ceremony at Annual Military & Veterans Day at the Legislature

2014 Legislature

Governor Martinez Launches Heroes to Highways Program to Expedite Obtaining of State Commercial Driver’s Licenses for Qualified Veterans

Heros to Highways

First Orientation Held for “Operation Soundstage”.

Operation Sound Stage
Veterans Day 2013 Celebrated in Ceremonies and Events Throughout New Mexico. Veterans' Day 2013
Governor Susana Martinezdelivered the Eulogy at a special funeral on November 1 at the Santa Fe National cemetery. Forgotten Heroes 2013

NMDVS & Governor Martinez Conclude First Round of Veterans’ Cemetery Town Hall Meetings; More Meetings to Follow

Town Hall Meetings

Two soldiers based at White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico died in Afghanistan Friday after their squad was attacked by an Improvised Explosive Device while on patrol in Afghanistan...

Governor Susana Martinez Announces Initiative to Bring National Veterans Cemeteries to Rural NM, Closer to Families

Veteran Cemetery

Statue Unveiled in Santa Fe in Honor of Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry


Transition Center for Homeless/Near-Homeless Veterans Opens in Deming

Deming Transition Ctr

NMDVS Secretary Hale Honored as New Mexico Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year

Sec. Hale Honored

NMDVS Secretary Hale Observes Memorial Day in Tularosa Ceremony

Memorial Day 2013

NMDVS Secretary Hale Takes Part in Albuquerque VA Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting ABQ

Bataan Memorial Day Observed in Ceremonies in Santa Fe

2013 Bataan Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Honored at State Capitol Ceremony Vietnam Vet's Day
40th Anniversary Celebration of the Relase of Former Vietnam War POW Juan Jacquez

Governor Martinez Delivers Eulogy at Special Forgotten Heroes Funeral

Forgotten Heroes
Governor Martinez Signs Three Veteran-Related Bills into State Law Veteran Bill Signing

Statewide Program Launched Which Offers Free Mental Health Counseling for OEF/OIF Veterans

World War II Veterans Honored on Military & Veterans Day at the Legislature

Feb 21 Santa Fe
Governor Urges Legislators to Pass Four Veteran-Related Bills Gov Martinez
Marine on Cross-Country Run Calling Attention to Veterans’ Issues Stops in New Mexico Run for Vets

Christmas Wreaths Laid at Santa Fe, Ft. Bayard National Cemetery Gravesites


Hundreds of New Mexico National Guard Members Return after Nine-Month Deployment  to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Home coming

“Veterans’ Designation” New Mexico Driver’s License Now Available for Honorably-Discharged Veterans

NM Driver's License Veteran
New Mexico’s Oldest Bataan Death March Survivor Passes Away; Laid to Rest With Full Honors Virgil Wallace

NMDVS Secretary Hale Spends Veterans’ Day at Ceremonies Honoring Native American Veterans

Veterans' Day 2012

Special Veterans’ Day Message from NMDVS Secretary Hale
The following is the text from an “OpEd” piece written by Secretary Hale which appeared in the city of Albuquerque’s main newspaper (the Albuquerque Journal) on Veterans’ Day weekend.

Sec Hale
NMDVS Albuquerque Office Moves to New Location Eagle Rock
Certification by Waiver DPS

NMDVS Albuquerque VSO Lee Leyba Succumbs to Cancer

Lee Leyba
Governor Martinez, NMDVS Secretary Hale Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day Memorial Day 2012

“Blessing of the Bikes” Highlights Event Honoring New Mexico Patriot Guard Riders

Blessing of the Bikes

NMDVS Secretary Hale Urges Business to Hire Veterans in Speech at 2012 NM Employer Summit

NM Employment Summit Clovis

NMDVS Secretary Hale Joins other State Veterans’ Services Leaders for VA Native American Conference

Native American Conference

Joyous Homecoming for 60 Members of the New Mexico National Guard

NG Returns

Governor Martinez Honors “National Guard-Friendly” Businesses at 2012 Freedom Awards Luncheon

Freedom Awards 2012

NMDVS Secretary Hale Honors Bataan Death March Survivors in Albuquerque, Santa Fe Bataan Remembrance Day Ceremonies

2012 Bataan Ceremony
KNME-TV (PBS) to Air New Documentary Honoring 70th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Bataan Death March Batton Death March
“Wall-to-Wall” Bike Ride Stops in Albuquerque Wall to wall

Hundreds of Veterans Attend Southern New Mexico Veterans’ Job Fair

Job Fair
Governor Martinez Signs Two Veteran Employment-Related Bills into State Law Veteran Employment Bills

Governor Martinez Signs Three Veteran-Related Bills into State Law

Vet Bill Signing
NMDVS Hires Joseph C. Long as Veterans’ Business Director Joe Long New Veterans' Business Director

NDVS Secretary Hale Addresses the Need for Statewide Cooperation in Remarks at VFW Mid-Winter Conference

Sec Hale Address VFW Nid-Winter Conference


(ALBUQUERQUE, NM)-The Albuquerque San Mateo Boulevard office of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services has moved to a new location in the Northeast Heights.

The new office is located at 5201 Eagle Rock Avenue NE, Suite 2A—off the Alameda Boulevard exit from Interstate 25 and just east of Balloon Fiesta Park.

The NMDVS’ Albuquerque Veterans’ Service Officer’s field office has also moved from its location at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center to this Eagle Rock Avenue office.

Veterans and their dependents can take advantage of this new “one-stop shop” for assistance with filing for their VA Claims, state veterans’ benefits or the G.I. Education Bill. Veterans can also get help from the department’s Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC), which helps veterans who want to start their own business or expand an existing operation.

For more information about filing for VA claims or state veterans’ benefits, contact NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer Sardo Sanchez at (505) 383-2404.  For veterans’ small business assistance contact VBOC Director Joe Long at (505) 383-2401.

Veterans can also receive help with their state veterans’ benefits at the downtown NMDVS office, located on the third floor at 500 Gold Street SW/Suite 3107. The phone number there is (505) 346-4873. (Back to Top)