New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services

New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services NMDVS is a state agency responsible for the advocacy, assistance and outreach for veterans in need of healthcare The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services

New Mexico has a long and proud military legacy dating back before it became the nation’s 47th state on January 6, 1912.
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From its early “citizen soldiers” who trekked up the El Camino Real, through the formation of the “New Mexico Territory”...through the Battle of Glorieta during the Civil War...playing a major role in Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders... on through World War I…World War II’s Navajo Code Talkers and the brave men of the 200th and 515th Coastal Artillery Unit who endured the infamous Bataan Death Mar

From its early “citizen soldiers” who trekked up the El Camino Real, through the formation of the “New Mexico Territory”...through the Battle of Glorieta during the Civil War...playing a major role in Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders... on through World War I…World War II’s Navajo Code Talkers and the brave men of the 200th and 515th Coastal Artillery Unit who endured the infamous Bataan Death Mar

Operating as usual

Photos from New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services's post
06/30/2021

Photos from New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services's post

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visits new veterans facility in Angel Fire
06/30/2021
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visits new veterans facility in Angel Fire

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visits new veterans facility in Angel Fire

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (KRQE) – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visited the Angel Fire Veterans Cemetery on Monday to tour the new facility. The facility is now open to the public after a soft launch last ye…

06/30/2021

Are you joining us for the 50th Anniversary EANGUS Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico? Register NLT midnight ET on Thursday, July 1st to get the lower $175 conference registration price. The price increases to $200 on Friday.

Register and get all the EANGUS Conference info at www.eangusconference.org See you there!

NOTE: Registration for Junior Enlisted Professional Development attendees coming on military orders will not increase and remains at $175.

The New Mexico VA Hospital is hiring Registred Nurses.
06/29/2021

The New Mexico VA Hospital is hiring Registred Nurses.

06/28/2021
Airman from Albuquerque dies at military base in Qatar
06/28/2021
Airman from Albuquerque dies at military base in Qatar

Airman from Albuquerque dies at military base in Qatar

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Defense says a member of the New Mexico Air National Guard has died at a military base in Qatar. The department said Sunday in a news release that Lt. Col. J…

06/28/2021

Tomorrow night! (Tuesday).

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My HealtheVet: Put a Premium on Your Health
06/27/2021
My HealtheVet: Put a Premium on Your Health

My HealtheVet: Put a Premium on Your Health

Upgrading to a free My HealtheVet Premium account helps you get the most out of your U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs online patient health portal. With j...

06/22/2021
06/17/2021

The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act declares June 19, 2021, as a legal public holiday. Since it falls on a Saturday, the holiday will be observed for most Federal employees on Friday June 18, 2021.
The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center and clinics at our main facility in Albuquerque and surrounding CBOCs will remain open on Friday June 18, 2021. All appointments, diagnostic or interventional procedures and surgeries will remain scheduled.

Photos from New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services's post
06/11/2021

Photos from New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services's post

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06/03/2021
Albuquerque VA Regional Office to resume in-person benefits services
06/01/2021
Albuquerque VA Regional Office to resume in-person benefits services

Albuquerque VA Regional Office to resume in-person benefits services

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Offices will reopen for in-person services on Monday. Since the start of the pandemic, the VA has been helping veterans, virtually. …

05/28/2021
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Today
05/26/2021

Today

Today

Photos from David Westphall Veterans Foundation's post
05/26/2021

Photos from David Westphall Veterans Foundation's post

Timeline Photos
05/25/2021

Timeline Photos

We are women Veterans proud to serve our sister Veterans and those who serve them.

Stay in touch, sign up for email, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @VAWomenVets. We share information on benefits and services, events, stories, research and more. Thank you for your service!

Visit our page for more information on how we can help and how to contact us. #BringWomenVeteransHome2VA
https://www.va.gov/womenvet/index.asp

05/25/2021

There will be no public Memorial Day ceremonies this year at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, NM. If at any time you come to the Memorial and want to enter the Museum or Gift Shop, the staff will appreciate your support as they continue to enforce NM State Agencies' requirements for masks and 25% capacity. You may call 575-377-2293 with questions; however, staff may be out on the grounds, so leave a message and your call will be returned as staff is able during this busy week.

Address

5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
87113

ABQ RIDE Providing Free Transportation to Veterans with V.A. Hospital Cards Service to Cardholders Began April 21, 2014 4/18/14 Mayor Richard J. Berry has announced a new program to benefit veterans with specific medical credentials. Veterans who are enrolled in the Veterans Administration (V.A.) Health Care system and have their Veterans Identification Card will now be able to ride, free of charge, on ABQ RIDE starting April 21, 2014. Any veteran with a Department of Veterans Affairs identification card or newly issued U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs identification card is eligible for free rides. This also applies to any veterans living in or out of New Mexico, as long as they display a Veterans Identification Card when boarding a bus. “At the city of Albuquerque, it is our honor to be able to provide this free service to veterans who are part of the VA health care system,” stated Mayor Berry. “Considering the tremendous sacrifices they have made in service to our country, it is a small gesture but one that we hope will be beneficial to them in receiving the medical care that they require.” “VA Healthcare participants will also have more freedom of transportation by this program to the many other services and opportunities within Albuquerque,” said Roger Newall, the Veterans Affairs Liaison for Mayor Berry. “And perhaps this program will encourage more veterans to enroll in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System to receive the many benefits and services offered.” Planning for this program began earlier this year between ABQ RIDE and the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, as a way to get veterans in the area better access to health care. Veterans with the Identification Card who qualify for paratransit service will also be able to receive free rides on Sun Van. Veterans who are not enrolled within the VA Hospital Healthcare System are not eligible for this benefit. With this program, Albuquerque joins a list of cities such as Chicago, Duluth, Rochester, San Francisco, Oakland and Gainesville, FL which offer free rides to veterans on both fixed route and paratransit buses. “We are proud to provide this benefit to a most worthy group of citizens,” said Bruce Rizzieri, Director of ABQ RIDE. “Now, almost all veterans within New Mexico using the V.A.’s Hospital Services can use affordable, public transportation to get to and from their appointments.”

General information

http://www.nmdvs.org/state-benefits/

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+15053832400

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I was denied service at Garcia's Kitchen (Juan Tabo and Comanche) because I had my dog with me. I told the manager that I am a 100% disabled veteran and that my dog (a small 3-4 pound chihuahua) is a service dog. But the manager chased me off the premises. And this was in their outdoor setting (due to the COVID pandemic) when all inside dining was closed off.
Twice in my life I was practically knocked off my feet with pride! At both my parents funerals, as I was handed a folded American flag for appreciation of a great nation for their service! The sound of taps being played on a bugle bringing tears to my eyes! It meant so much to me and knowing I “earned” the same privilege made me stand that much taller. As I look back now the time on foreign soil wearing my uniform meant absolutely nothing! All I had to do was find some pregnant woman, beat her and hold a gun to her head while threatening to kill her and her unborn child! Sure would’ve been a lot easier doin it the “Pelosi” way!!! Any other veterans, or survivors of veterans out there share this gut wrenching feeling?
Help us do what's right and Honor our fallen brother!! Call and email the governor until she has no other option. https://m.facebook.com/groups/341497799838715?view=permalink&id=551343838854109
Attention Veterans and Service members Head over to The Fallen Outdoors west coast page. We are giving away a guided antelope (buck) hunt to a New Mexico Veteran or service member. Find my post and follow the instructions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1089041847842037/?ref=share
Hello, My name is Justin Youngman the Founder/Executive Director for Changed by Nature Outdoors. Changed by Nature is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides free outdoor opportunities to military, veterans, law enforcement, first responders, disabled and our youth generation. We take our members outdoors and try to give them the opportunity to do a wide variety of activities such as gold panning, hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking, boating, 4x4 off roading and much more.. if its outdoor related we try to incorporate it into our events for these individuals. We have some really cool events coming up and we are reaching out in the hopes that you would like to join us as we try to get as many organizations, businesses, companies and people together so we could help stop the 22 veterans a day that end their life, by giving them a glimmer of hope in their despair, getting them outdoors and enjoying life in the great outdoors. With the help of all our sponsors, donors, volunteers and recipients we have been able to save 7 veterans and 2 gold star moms from hurting themselves. Mission and Values: We here at Changed by Nature Outdoors take pride in providing military, Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Youth and People with disabilities and opportunity to experience Mother Nature and the Great Outdoors. We provide a fun and unforgettable outdoor experience to everyone we can. We want to provide everyone the opportunity to see how much Mother Nature can help our minds and souls by passing on valuable lessons and skills that have been passed on from generation to generation. What we need: • Sponsors • Donors • Volunteers • Guided Hunts/Trips donated. • Donated Land Leases • Landowners • Hunting Properties • Gold Panning Claims • Boats • Off Road Vehicles • Camouflage • Hunting Items • Bows/Rifles • Side By Side • Anything else outdoors related We would like to say Thank You to the Men and Women who put their lives on the line everyday past and present and the ones who have gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms and rights. We really appreciate you taking the time to read this letter and we hope that we can work together soon. Thank You for your Time, Justin Youngman Executive Director/Founder Changed by Nature Outdoors 501(c)3 [email protected] (928) 550-1111 www.changedbynatureoutdoors.org https://m.facebook.com/changedbynatureoutdoorsnonprofit/
The debut of the Navajo Code Talker exhibit here in Gallup NM!!
Navajo Code Talker Exhibit coming to the Gallup Cultural Center! https://m.facebook.com/events/176891023530562?view=permalink&id=176891026863895
CLAIM TIPS A lot of claims get denied even thou you have the disability. What is most important is what you WRITE. The disability could exist, but if your doctor is not writing the correct verbiage, to match your medical documentation, your claim could be denied. It is important that every veteran request a copy of their C-File. Every veteran needs to review CFR 38, Part 4, Sub part B, this regulation explains how VA rates each disability in accordance to severity. It is not advisable to submit your claim until you have read up on how VA rates each of your disabilities. This will give you a better understanding of the medical information needed in order to receive a rating. If you believe you deserve 50 percent for a certain disability, you must ensure all of your documentation meets the requirement for 50 percent according to CFR 38, Part 4, Sub part B. There is a lot of necessary leg work each veteran must do. To simply give your record to a VSO, and have them figure out what is in your record is not the approach that should be taken. Each veteran needs to go through each page in their record with a fine tooth comb, Identify all disabilities that started or were aggravated by military service. Then sort out every page that relates to a disability and put them all together. It is easier to organize your information, so it won't be like looking for a needle in a haystack. On a separate piece of paper, organize each disability in a chronological order, and put each reference to that disability down. You must put date, diagnosis, location, and doctor. This will help paint a clear picture for the rater. They will be able to see when the problem began, and that it started and was aggravated by military service. This will also show that the condition still exist and it is chronic. Put the information together so VA can find it easy. This is the way that I organize my clients claims, which results in positive outcomes. If you have secondary conditions make sure you have a nexus letter from your doctor connecting the secondary condition, to the condition that started while you were in the military. Make sure you get Buddy Statements they will help your case. You can also research VBA decisions related to your disability to understand how other veterans are getting positive decisions. Also have your doctor to fill out DBQ forms, sometimes they may not. It may be worth it to get a 2nd opinion and pay for the DBQ to be filled out. Each veteran is their best advocate, so you have to put in some work! If you follow this advice, it will save you from your claim being held up in the appeals process for years. EACH ONE TEACH ONE!