State Services

Veterans Education and Training Services

The State Approval Office is responsible for evaluating and approving education and job training programs under U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, GI Bill regulations. More info…

Homeless and At Risk Veteran Services

Through contracts with the New Mexico Veterans Integration Center(NMVIC) in Albuquerque and Mesilla Valley Community of Hope in Las Cruces, the Department of Veterans’ Services provides transition services for homeless and at risk NM veterans.

New Mexico Veterans’ Home

Subject to availability, any veteran with an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States is eligible for admission to the New Mexico Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
(575) 894-4297 main (575) 894-4200 or the Veterans Wing at the Ft. Bayard Hospital (575) 537-3302.

Veterans’ Military Honors

Coordinates with military and local veteran organizations to provide an honor guard and bugler for military honors funerals for deceased veterans. Download: Service Organization Request for Reimbursement

Veteran Transportation Service

Disabled veterans in northern and central New Mexico can arrange for free transportation to and from their home and the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center or the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Albuquerque by calling the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at (505) 256-2821.

Veterans in southeastern New Mexico can arrange for free transportation to the medical center or a nearby CBOC through a transportation program provided by the Southeastern New Mexico Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Please call (575) 622-0729.

New Mexico Veteran and Family Support Services

The New Mexico Veteran and Family Support Services (VFSS) offers help dealing with behavioral and mental issues for veterans, active-duty personnel and their families.  Click here for more information.

Veterans’ Crisis and Suicide Hotlines

The VFSS provides a 24-hour Crisis hotline and a 24-hour VA Suicide hotline. Click here for more information

NM Dept. of Veterans’ Services – Bataan Memorial Bldg.
407 Galisteo St. – Room 142 Santa Fe, NM 87504
(866) 433-8387

Jeff C. George

Jeff C. George

Veteran Service Officer

301 West De Vargas Street (Workforce Connections Bldg)
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-476-7903
Fax:  505-476-7905
E-mail: jeff.george@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Taos

Jeff George is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Santa Fe location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  Jeff is a member of the San Juan Chapter of the DAV and Los Alamos VFW 8874.  He has been a lifetime resident of New Mexico and has lived in Farmington, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola and Portales.  Jeff was born in Farmington, NM where his father Eugene “Skip” George, a Vietnam veteran, still resides.  Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 and served as a 19K (M1A1 Armor Crewman) before his honorable discharge with a service-related disability as a Corporal.

Jeff C. George

Jeff C. George

Veteran Service Officer

301 West De Vargas Street (Workforce Connections Bldg)
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-476-7903
Fax:  505-476-7905
E-mail: jeff.george@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Taos

Jeff George is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Santa Fe location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  Jeff is a member of the San Juan Chapter of the DAV and Los Alamos VFW 8874.  He has been a lifetime resident of New Mexico and has lived in Farmington, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola and Portales.  Jeff was born in Farmington, NM where his father Eugene “Skip” George, a Vietnam veteran, still resides.  Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 and served as a 19K (M1A1 Armor Crewman) before his honorable discharge with a service-related disability as a Corporal.

Jeff C. George

Jeff C. George

Veteran Service Officer

301 West De Vargas Street (Workforce Connections Bldg)
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-476-7903
Fax:  505-476-7905
E-mail: jeff.george@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Taos

Jeff George is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Santa Fe location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  Jeff is a member of the San Juan Chapter of the DAV and Los Alamos VFW 8874.  He has been a lifetime resident of New Mexico and has lived in Farmington, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola and Portales.  Jeff was born in Farmington, NM where his father Eugene “Skip” George, a Vietnam veteran, still resides.  Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 and served as a 19K (M1A1 Armor Crewman) before his honorable discharge with a service-related disability as a Corporal.

Larry Weatherwax

Larry Weatherwax

Veteran Service Officer

411 10th Street #107
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Phone:  575-437-4635
Fax:  575-434-0397
E-mail: larry.weatherwax@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Otero & Lincoln

Larry Weatherwax is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Alamogordo location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He enlisted in the Army National Guard in May of 1995 and completed Basic Training at Ft. Jackson South Carolina.  He completed AIT at Ft. Lee, Virginia as an Automated Logistics Specialist, 92A MOS.  In March of 2003, Larry was activated to serve as a Force Protection Specialist under Operation Noble Eagle for two years.  Larry has completed a Network Specialist Certificate in May 2015 and an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology in May 2016, both from NMSU-A.  Larry is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Communication Technology from NMSU.

Larry Weatherwax

Larry Weatherwax

Veteran Service Officer

411 10th Street #107
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Phone:  575-437-4635
Fax:  575-434-0397
E-mail: larry.weatherwax@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Otero & Lincoln

Larry Weatherwax is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Alamogordo location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He enlisted in the Army National Guard in May of 1995 and completed Basic Training at Ft. Jackson South Carolina.  He completed AIT at Ft. Lee, Virginia as an Automated Logistics Specialist, 92A MOS.  In March of 2003, Larry was activated to serve as a Force Protection Specialist under Operation Noble Eagle for two years.  Larry has completed a Network Specialist Certificate in May 2015 and an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology in May 2016, both from NMSU-A.  Larry is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Communication Technology from NMSU.

Santa Fe

New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services
407 Galisteo St., Room 134
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Albuquerque

Theresa Zuni
500 Gold Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-436-4810
theresa.zuni@state.nm.us

Albuquerque

Gordon Shei
5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE/Suite 2A
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 383-2404
Gordon.shei@state.nm.us

Carlsbad

Dagmar Youngberg
101 N. Halagueno St.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 885-4939
Dagmar.youngberg@state.nm.us

Clovis

Matt Barela
904 W. 6th Street
Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 762-6185
Matthew.barela@state.nm.us

Farmington

Beverly Charley
101 W. Animas St., Rm #104
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 327-2861
Beverly.charley@state.nm.us

Grants

Tyrra Saavedra
515 E. High Suite C
Grants, NM 87020
(505) 287-8387
Tyrra.saavedra@state.nm.us

Hobbs

Dalton Boyd
2120 N. Alto Street
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 397-5290
Dalton.boyd@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

J.R. Turner
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6620
Jr.turner@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

George Vargas
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6124
George.vargas@state.nm.us

Las Vegas

Karen Abeyta
917 Douglas Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 454-0068
Karen.abeyta@state.nm.us

Raton

Gary Fresquez
200 N. 3rd St
Raton, NM 87740
(575) 445-8282
Gary.fresquez@state.nm.us

Santa Fe

Jeff George
301 W. De Vargas St
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 827-7492
Jeff.george@state.nm.us

Silver City

Bradley Brock
11990 US HWY 180 East
Santa Clara, NM 88026
(575) 912-3166
Bradleya.brock@state.nm.us

New Mexico Locations

Santa Fe

Address Change
New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services

407 Galisteo St., Room 134
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Albuquerque

Theresa Zuni
500 Gold Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-436-4810
theresa.zuni@state.nm.us

Albuquerque

Gordon Shei
5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE/Suite 2A
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 383-2404
Gordon.shei@state.nm.us

Carlsbad

Dagmar Youngberg
101 N. Halagueno St.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 885-4939
Dagmar.youngberg@state.nm.us

Clovis

Matt Barela
904 W. 6th Street
Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 762-6185
Matthew.barela@state.nm.us

Farmington

Beverly Charley
101 W. Animas St., Rm #104
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 327-2861
Beverly.charley@state.nm.us

Grants

Tyrra Saavedra
515 E. High Suite C
Grants, NM 87020
(505) 287-8387
Tyrra.saavedra@state.nm.us

Hobbs

Dalton Boyd
2120 N. Alto Street
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 397-5290
Dalton.boyd@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

J.R. Turner
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6620
Jr.turner@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

George Vargas
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6124
George.vargas@state.nm.us

Las Vegas

Karen Abeyta
917 Douglas Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 454-0068
Karen.abeyta@state.nm.us

Raton

Gary Fresquez
200 N. 3rd St
Raton, NM 87740
(575) 445-8282
Gary.fresquez@state.nm.us

Roswell

Dalton Boyd
1600 SE Main ST Suite A
Roswell, NM 88203

Santa Fe

Jeff George
301 W. De Vargas St
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 827-7492
Jeff.george@state.nm.us

Silver City

Bradley Brock
11990 US HWY 180 East
Santa Clara, NM 88026
(575) 912-3166
Bradleya.brock@state.nm.us

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