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Latest News

DVS Cabinet Secretary Herrera Addresses the 2024 DAV State Convention

DVS Holds Its Latest Quarterly Veterans Community Meeting June 12 in Roswell

Strong Turnout for the 2024 New Mexico Women Veterans Conference

June 6, 2024: The 80th Anniversary of D-Day

DVS Commemorates Memorial Day  With a Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire

300 Motorcycle Riders on the Run For The Wall “Midway Route” Roll Into New Mexico

Albuquerque-Area Seniors Take Special Rail Runner/Shuttle Trip to the Santa Fe National Cemetery

DVS Thanks/Honors Bernalillo County Commissioner During the May 14 County Commission Meeting

DVS Takes Part in Ceremony Honoring Former DAR Member Honored In Art Exhibit at the Bataan Memorial Building in Santa Fe

DVS VBOC Client Honored by SBA as 2024 New Mexico Small Business Person of the Year

2024 Spring Honor Guard Conference Wraps Up in Las Cruces

Doña Ana County & DVS to Host Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption & Waiver “Service Day” April 25 in Las Cruces

DVS Presents Benefits Information at the 2024 Native American Training Institute 2024 Veterans’ Symposium

DVS Helps Veterans at Governor’s “Cabinet In Your Community” Event in the Four Corners Area

Bataan Remembrance Day Commemorated on April 9 in Santa Fe

Drive-Up “Carhop-Style” Veterans’ Property Tax Waiver/Exemption Service Day on April 6 in Albuquerque

Southeast NM Veterans Invited to Attend the Chaves County Veterans Symposium

Upcoming “Boots to Business” Entrepreneurship Training Classes in Clovis and Albuquerque

Women Veterans Invited to Attend “Health Fair & Diva Day”

Upcoming Veterans Property Tax Waiver & Exemption “Service Days” in March

New Mexico Senate Unanimously Confirms Brig. Gen. Jamison Herrera as DVS Cabinet Secretary

Governor Appoints Brig. Gen. Jamison Herrera As DVS Cabinet Secretary

DVS to Make Veterans’ Benefits Outreach Visits in February

DVS, Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office to Host Veterans’ Property Tax Waiver/Exemption Service Day

Military & Veterans Day at the 2024 Legislature is Saturday, February 3

DVS Launches Operation Holiday Cheer 2023

Governor’s Veterans Advisory Council to Meet December 13

Two “Operation Soundstage” Events for Veterans on Nov. 28 & Nov. 29

VIDEO: DVS Acting Cabinet Secretary Herrera  Presents Replacement Service Medals to 97-Year-Old WWII Veteran

Veterans  Day Remarks from DVS Secretary Herrera, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Lujan, and American Gold Star Mothers Past National President Becky Christmas at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel  Fire

Veterans Day to be Commemorated in Communities Throughout New Mexico

DVS Re-Opens Its Downtown Albuquerque Field Office

Veterans, Public Invited to New Mexico National Guard’s Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony & Dinner/Dance on November 11

Entrepreneurial-Minded Veterans, Service Members, and Your Spouses: Come to the NM Veterans Business Summit on October 31-November 1!

VIDEO:  Highlights of the 2023 New Mexico Forgotten Heroes Funeral

Schedule of October Veterans’ Benefits Outreach Stops by DVS VSOs

Free Admission for Active-Duty Military Service Members and Veterans on “Military & Veterans Day at the NM State Fair” on September 12

(VIDEO): Highlights of the 2023 New Mexico Summer Honor Guard Conference

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Names New Mexico Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Jamison as Acting DVS Cabinet Secretary

Winners From the Competition Phase of the 2023 Summer Honor Guard Training Conference on Aug. 25 in Albuquerque

VA Extends Deadline to Aug. 14. to File Backdated PACT Act Claims

VA Form 21-0966 (Intent to File PACT Act Claim Request Form)

PACT Act Town Hall Meeting August 7 in Albuquerque

July 27 is National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

DVS Welcomes Author of Book Detailing Search of Homeless PTSD-Afflicted Son–A Marine Who Served Two Tours of Duty in Iraq

Two New Exhibits Inside the Bataan Memorial Building Honoring Women Veterans

Governor Lujan Grisham Names 11-Member Veterans’ Advisory Council

DVS Receives Lots of Feedback from “Listening Session” Hosted in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Senior Citizens Make Special Rail Runner Trip to the Santa Fe National Cemetery

Women Veterans Day Proclamation From Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Women Veterans Day Message From DVS Cabinet Secretary Quintana

DVS Presents 2023 Women Veterans Conference

Remains of  Bataan Defender/WII POW Reburied in His Hometown of Portales

A Reminder About the Veterans’ Designation New Mexico Driver’s License

June is National PTSD Awareness Month

Employer Guide to Hiring Veterans

June 6 is the 79th Anniversary of D-Day

Memorial Day Proclamation From Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

A Memorial Day Message From DVS Cabinet Secretary Donnie Quintana

List of Memorial Day 2023 Ceremonies & Events

Volunteers Join DVS Staff for Bataan Memorial Building “Shine-Up” & Cookout

VIDEO: DVS Hosts Latest Local Veterans Community Briefing on May 17 in Raton

WWII Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday in Albuquerque

WWII Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday in Cuyamungue

WWII Woman Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday in Albuquerque

VIDEO: Highlights of the 2023 New Mexico Spring Honor Guard Conference

VIDEO: DVS Produces Video Highlighting Bataan Remembrance Day in Santa Fe

 National Vietnam War Veterans Day Message from DVS Cabinet  Secretary Donnie Quintana

 

DVS to Co-Present Chaves County Veterans Symposium on March 30

 

PACT Act Town Hall Meetings Mar. 23 in Zuni Pueblo; March 24 in Crownpoint

 

DVS and Other Agencies to Host Chaves County Veterans Symposium in Roswell on March 30

 

Retired NM Nat’l Guard Col. Donnie J. Quintana Confirmed by State Senate as DVS Cabinet Secretary

 

 DVS to Host Veterans Property Tax Exemption/Waiver Clinics in Several NM Communities

 

Native American “Gourd Dance” to Wrap Up Day Two of  the Veterans Symposium  (April 22) at the Isleta Resort & Casino Conference Center

Two-Day Veterans 2023 Symposium Apr. 21-22 at Isleta Resort & Casino Conference Center

DVS Annual Report

NM Dept. of Game & Fish to Host Veterans “Open House” At Its Las Cruces Office

Gov. Lujan Grisham Appoints Donnie Quintana as New DVS Cabinet Secretary

NM Dept. of Game & Fish Open House for Veterans at its SW Region/Las Cruces Office

PACT Act Town Hall Meeting January 18 in Silver City; Virtual/Online Option Available

Military & Veterans Day at the 2023 Legislature is Set for February 20

DVS to Present First “Local Community Veterans Call” Meeting of 2023 on January 4 in Taos

Locations of  the 15 DVS Field Offices

DVS Hosts State of Rural Veterans Transportation Conference

VA to Host PACT Act Town Hall Meeting in Las Vegas (NM)

DVS Pueblo & Tribal Liaison Honored as One of Eleven “2022 New Mexico True Heroes”

DVS Re-launches the Highly Rural Veterans Transportation Program

November 11 is Veterans Day

DVS to Take Part in the 2022 Southwest Native American Veterans Health & Wellness Symposium in ABQ on Veterans Day

Program Agenda for the November 11 Veterans Day Southwest Native American Veterans Health & Wellness Symposium at the Isleta Resort & Casino

NMVAHCS, Albuquerque VARO, & DVS to Present In-Person & Online VACT ACT Town Hall Meeting on November 9

VIDEO: The October 6 PACT Act Town Hall Meeting in Albuquerque

VIDEO: 29 Unclaimed Deceased Veterans Interred With Military Honors During the 2022 Forgotten Heroes Funeral

DVS to Provide Assistance at 2022 San Juan County “Stand Down” for Homeless, At-Risk Veterans and Their Families

DVS, Albuquerque VA Regional Office to Host PACT Act Town Hall Meeting October 6 in Albuquerque (virtual/online option available)

Unclaimed Cremated Remains of 29 Veterans to be Buried With Military Honors at September 29 Forgotten Heroes Funeral

VIDEO: Highlights of the 2022 Northern New Mexico Honor Guard Conference 

VIDEO: Veterans & Active Service Members Honored on September 13 at Military & Veterans Day at the State Fair

VIDEO: Honoring the Seven DVS Navy Veterans for Navy Week 2022 in Albuquerque

DVS Northern NM Honor Guard Training Conference is September 15

Upcoming DVS Outreach Visits in September

New Three-Digit National Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline Now in Operation; Has a Veteran Component

Burn Pit Bill Headed to President Biden For Signature Into Law

VA to Make Claims Outreach Visit to Zuni Pueblo

U.S. Senator Heinrich, U.S. Rep. Stansbury to Host Veterans Resources Fair in Moriarty on August 9

Upcoming DVS Outreach Visits in August

Lt. Governor Morales to Host Online Senior Veterans Forum on July 27

Upcoming DVS Late-June & July Veterans Benefits and Veterans Property Tax Exemption/Waiver Outreach Visits

U.S. Senator Heinrich, Congresswoman Stansbury to Host Veterans Resource Fair June 22 in Edgewood

June 12 is National Women Veterans Day

VIDEO: 25 Older Veterans Greeted With Heroes’ Welcome Upon the Return of the 2022 Northern NM “Honor Flight” to Albuquerque

DVS Cabinet Secretary Smith Named to VA’s Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses

VIDEO: A Memorial Day Message From DVS Cabinet Secretary Sonya Smith

VIDEO: DVS Joins Effort to Restore the Albuquerque Historic Fairview Cemetery

VIDEO: DVS Presents First-Ever Southern New Mexico Honor Guard Training Conference

DVS Offering Free Use of Computers at Las Vegas (NM) Evacuation Center For Veterans Displaced by the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Wildfire to File FEMA & Other Assistance Programs Claims

VA Proposal to Close Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) Across the Country–Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)

Upcoming DVS Benefits Outreaches, Veterans Property Tax Waiver/Exemption Service Days in the Albuquerque Metro Area

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Opens For New Mexicans Affected by Wildfires

DVS, Office of the Santa Fe County Assessor to Host Veterans Property  Tax Waiver/Exemption “Service Day” on May 17

More Information About the 2022 New Mexico Women Veterans Conference

Registration Now Open for the 2022 New Mexico Women Veterans Conference

DVS to Present Agency Briefing in Gallup on May 13

“Operation Hiring Heroes” Veterans Job Fair in Albuquerque on April 27

DVS Secretary Smith to Join U.S. Senator Lujan For  Public Discussion Regarding VA’s Plan to Possibly Close CBOCs in New Mexico

Online Registration Now Open for Nationwide Tour of Honor…Which Includes the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire

DVS, Doña Ana County Assessor’s Office to Hold Veterans Property Tax Exemption/Waiver “Service Day” in Las Cruces on April 20

DVS Schedules the Following April Veterans Benefits Outreach Visits and Property Tax Waiver/Exemption “Service Days”

Veterans Encouraged to Register for Two-Day AgriFuture Educational Institute Conference in Albuquerque

Governor Lujan Grisham Issues Proclamation for 2022 National Vietnam War Veterans Day

DVS Cabinet Secretary Smith’s  2022 National Vietnam War Veterans Day Message

Registration Now Open to Vendors/Exhibitors for the 2022 New Mexico Women Veterans Conference

First Ever Southern New Mexico Honor Guard Conference to be Presented by DVS on April 21 in Las Cruces

DVS to Present Quarterly Briefing in Albuquerque on March 31

Albuquerque Historic Fairview Cemetery & DVS Seeking Volunteers For April 2 Cemetery Clean Up

DVS Cabinet Secretary, on VA Plan to Possibly Close Four New Mexico CBOCs: “This Is Not Acceptable”

DVS to Lead Multi-Agency Effort to Restore Historic Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque

Governor Signs DVS-Supported Military Pension Exemption Bill Into State Law

DVS Resumes In-Person Outreach Visits (UPDATED LIST)

Attention Job-Seeking Veterans: Multi-Location State Agency “Rapid Hire” Event on February 8

Attention Job-Seeking Veterans: Multi-Agency Job Fair on January 26 in Albuquerque

VBOC, San Juan College to Present Boots-to-Business: Reboot Online Business Development Seminar (Open to Veterans & Non-Veterans)

DVS-Managed Angel Fire State Veterans Cemetery Looking to Hire Interment Specialist

DVS Postpones All  January & February Agency Events

City of Albuquerque Veterans & Military Affairs Advisory Board, DVS to Host “Lunch & Learn” Online Discussion

New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers, DVS to Host “Lunch & Learn” Online Discussion

DVS Launches Operation Holiday Cheer; Asks New Mexicans to Send Holiday Cards to Residents & Staff of the State Veterans Home

DVS to Make December Benefits Outreach Stops In Several NM Communities

Santa Fe Veterans Benefits Outreach Fair on December 8

DVS Fills Alamogordo VSO Vacancy

DVS Field Offices to Close December 6 & 7 For VSO Training

DVS To Make a Benefits Outreach Stop at the Albuquerque VA Hospital

VIDEO: Highlights of a Pre-Veterans Day Parade at the State Veterans Home

VIDEO: Highlights of the 2021 Veterans Day Ceremony in Santa Fe

VIDEO: DVS Helps Homeless & At-Risk Veterans at “Stand Downs” in Gallup & Farmington

DVS to Host Veterans Property Tax Exemption/Benefits Outreaches This Month in Gallup, Santa Rosa,  Las Cruces, and Albuquerque

Veterans Day Ceremonies & Events to be Held Throughout the state

Warrior Films, DVS To Present Special Veterans Day “A Veterans Journey Home” Film Series In Downtown Santa Fe

DVS To Hold Veterans Property Tax Exemption/Benefits Outreach in Valencia County

DVS, NM State Police To Sponsor Special Parade For Residents of the State Veterans Home in Truth Or Consequences

DVS Looking to Fill Vacant Interment Specialist  Position Vacancy At Its Fort Stanton State Veterans Cemetery

Governor Lujan Grisham Issues Proclamation Declaring November  Veterans & Military Families Month

DVS Commemorates National Veterans Small Business Week (Nov. 1-5)

VIDEO: Link to Video of DVS Participation in the 2021 Stand Downs for Homeless Veterans in Gallup (Oct. 7) and Farmington (Oct.8)

Statement From DVS Cabinet Secretary Sonya L. Smith Regarding the Passing of Former U.S. Secretary of State/Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell

DVS, Warrior Films to Host Veterans Day Veterans Journey Home Film Series in Santa Fe (NEWS RELEASE)

DVS, Warrior Films to Host Veterans Day Veterans Journey Home Film Series in Santa Fe (FLYER)

VIDEO: Highlights of the 2021 New Mexico Honor Guard Conference

VIDEO:  Unclaimed Cremated Remains of 22 Veterans Laid to Rest in the 2021 Forgotten Heroes Funeral

“Stand Down” for Homeless/Near-Homeless Veterans on Oct. 8 in Farmington

“Stand Down” for Homeless/Near-Homeless Veterans on Oct. 7 in Gallup

Active Duty Service Members & Veterans Enjoy a Free Day at the NM State Fair on Military & Veterans Appreciation Day at the State Fair

2021 DVS Honor Guard Conference Set for September 30

20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attack to be Commemorated in a Ceremony at the NM Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque

More than 800 Memorial Bricks Installed on the Grounds of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire

Veterans Who Received Their COVID-19 Vaccine Through VA Health Care: Register for the State’s $100 COVID Vaccine Incentive

September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

Laying of Memorial Bricks on September 4 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire

Veterans “S.A.V.E” Motorcycle Ride on September 11-NORTHERN ROUTE

Veterans “S.A.V.E.” Motorcycle Ride on September 11-SOUTHERN ROUTE

New Mexico VA Health Care System Looking to Hire Primary Care Provider/Physician At Its Gallup & Farmington CBOCs

OEF/Afghanistan War Veterans Encouraged by DVS to Seek Help If You’re Experiencing Post-Troop Pullout Difficulties

  Governor Lujan Grisham Issues Proclamation Declaring August 14 “National Navajo Code Talkers Day” in New Mexico

2021 Honor Guard Training Conference is POSTPONED

VA Begins Processing Claims Related to Certain Particulate Matter Conditions

DVS to Present Quarterly Briefing on DVS/Veterans Issues on August 6 in Albuquerque

CNM Presents Aviation Maintenance Program Information Session Aug. 5

VA, DVS Reminding Veterans About Ending of a Temporary Ban on COVID-Hardship Evictions Program

DVS VSOs to Help w/VA Claims and State Veterans Benefits Filing at July 23 McKinley County Virtual Health/Wellness Event

DVS to Present Quarterly Briefing in Albuquerque on    August 6

12th Annual Honor Guard Conference & Training Set for August 19

DVS Offices Are Now Open to the Public

Briefing and In-Person Booth/Table Registration Opportunity July 8 @ the NM State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque

Online Booth/Table Registration Now Open for Military & Veterans Day at the State Fair on Sept. 14

VIDEO: Governor Lujan Grisham Visits the Angel Fire State Veterans Cemetery and Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Governor Lujan Grisham Issues Proclamation Declaring  June 12 Women Veterans Day In New Mexico

DVS Commemorates Women Veterans Day

VIDEO: “I Am Not Invisible” Honors New Mexico’s Women Veterans on Women Veterans Day 

VIDEO: 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire

DVS Commemorates Memorial Day With a Brief Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Albuquerque For Anyone Ages 12+

DVS Urges Veteran-Owned Small Businesses to Look Into  Program Offering Free Government Surplus Equipment

DVS Hosting Claims, Benefits, & Assistance Virtual Clinic May 28

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Albuquerque on May 24

Up to $100,000 In Economic Relief Now Available For Small Businesses Through A New State Grant Program

Virtual Class for Veterans Seeking Information About Gulf War Exposures & Health Concerns

New Program to Help Struggling COVID-19-Affected Families Afford Internet Service

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS: State Now Offering On-Site COVID-19 Vaccination Events For Organizations

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Veterans Can Seek Help Through the State of NM or the VA

Applications Now Being Accepted For NM Finance Authority Fund Offering COVID-19 Relief For Affected Businesses

VIDEO: DVS Concludes Two-Week Veterans Veterans Property Tax Exemption & Waiver Drive-Up Service in Albuquerque

DVS Concludes Two-Week Veterans Property Tax Exemption  & Waiver Drive-Up Service in Albuquerque

Webinar for Business Owners: Health Benefits Under COBRA–What Employers Need to Know

COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunity in Albuquerque for Anyone Living With a Disability

Resources Guide to Agencies Offering Assistance for Housing, Rental, and Other Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Veteran-Owned Restaurant Owners Seeking COVID-19 Economic Relief Urged to Apply for New SBA Relief Program

Limited-Run Veterans Property Tax Exemption/Waiver “Curbside Service” Continues at DVS Albuquerque NE Heights Office

COVID-19 Vaccine Update From the NM VA Health Care System

DVS Produces Video  Showing How to File For The Veterans Property Tax Exemption or Waiver

Veterans Property Tax Exemption/Waiver Curbside        “Drive-Up” Service Apr. 19-30 in Albuquerque

DVS Launches Phase II of Its Rural Veterans Transportation Program

DVS to Host Virtual Claims, Benefits, & Assistance Clinic   May 14

COVID-19 Vaccine Update From DOH; Financial Assistance Available for COVID-Affected New Mexicans

Operation Hiring Heroes Job Fair/Employment Event: Day 2

Operation Hiring Heroes Job Fair/Employment Event: Day 1

Veteran-Owned Businesses: PPP Extended Through May 31

Governor Lujan Grisham Issues National Vietnam War Veterans Day Proclamation 

DVS to Host Virtual Claims, Benefits, and Assistance Clinic

DVS VSO Selected for National VA Campaign

DVS Secretary Smith Hosts Women Veterans “Listening Session”

NMVAHCS Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccines For All VA-Enrolled Veterans

Rail Runner Service Resumes 

DVS Secretary Smith Meets With Staffs of Senators Heinrich & Lujan 

Sonya L. Smith Confirmed as DVS Secretary 

 

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