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Military and Veterans Organizations in New Mexico

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.

An organization comprised of mothers who lost a son or daughter while serving in one of the branches of the US Military. GSM is a Veterans Service Organization (VSO) founded in 1928 and which received its Congressional Charter in 1984. GSM honors and remembers the sons and daughters who made the ultimate sacrifice and advocates on behalf of veterans and their families.

http://www.goldstarmoms.com/index.htm

 

Association of the United States Army (AUSA), John S. Lekson Chapter

http://www.ausa.org/sites/chapters/MGJohnSLeksonChapter/Pages/default.aspx

 

Disabled American Veterans

http://www.dav.org/

 

Heroes Walk among Us

Heroes Walk among Us advocates on behalf of American military veterans in multiple social contexts.

http://www.heroeswalkamongus.org/

 

Kirtland AFB Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Other Programs and Services

The Family Advocacy Program advocates to ensure the overall health and well-being of military families. It offers free programming to active-duty military personnel and the members of their families, as well as, to retirees and their families as resources permit.  There’s no cost to qualifying members for the programs offered by the FAP. Programs are free to active-duty military and their family members. Service is also available to retirees and their family members on a space-available basis. Some programs are also available to DOD civilian employees. Among services provided; anger management programs, couples counseling and parenting classes

http://www.militarymediainc.com/kirtland/programs.html

 

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Albuquerque Chapter

The Albuquerque Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

http://albumoaa.org/

 

Military Order of the Purple Heart, New Mexico Chapter

The Military Order of the Purple Heart provides a public voice for veterans who have been wounded in combat. The mission of MOPH is to promote services to veterans, service to community and patriotism in wider contexts.

http://nmpurpleheart.org/

 

New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS)

The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (NMDVS), established in 2003, provides a upper echelon, governmental voice for veterans to meet specific needs. The NM Department of Veterans Affairs has frequently ranked at the top of the national list in the realm of claims and benefits processing.

http://www.dvs.state.nm.us/

 

Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC)

http://www.albuquerque.va.gov/

 

Reserve Officers Association (ROA)

The Reserve Officers Association has long been the only national organization tasked with representing the interests of Reserve Officers serving in the United States Military.

https://www.roa.org/about-roa/

 

Sgt. Brandi: Help for Combat Veterans and Their Families

New Mexico Marine Corps veteran advocacy organization:  Operating under the recognition that “war changes everyone”, the members of Sgt. Brandi

http://sgtbrandi.com/

 

Tribute to Women in the Military

First held in 1985, the Tribute to Women in the Military is held the first Friday of March in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event honors the service of women in our Armed Forces, past, present and future and is open to the public.

http://www.tributetowomeninthemilitary.org/

 

United States Army Special Forces Association

The US Army Special Forces Association provides a public voice for the interests of the Special Forces community.

http://www.specialforcesassociation.org/about/mission-statement/

 

United Veterans Council of New Mexico

The United Veterans Council of New Mexico (UVCNM) is comprised of over 30 veterans organizations and affiliates. It is a non-profit coalition of organizations founded in 2007 and serves as a gathering point to facilitate the sharing of ideas and information among veterans advocacy groups and service organizations, as well as, State and Federal Agencies serving veterans.

http://www.uvcnm.org/

 

University of New Mexico Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at the University of New Mexico provides assistance to veterans, military and qualifying dependents who wish to attend the University of New Mexico. Run by veterans for veterans the VRC provides useful information and services for those in need of some level of assistance in furthering their educational goals.

http://vrc.unm.edu/

 

Veterans Administration Center for Minority Veterans (CMV)

The Center for Minority Veterans (CMV) is housed within the Office of the Secretary of the Veterans Administration  The Center assists minority veterans with a variety of issues involving the Veterans Administration.

http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

 

Veterans Administration Center for Women Veterans

http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

 

Veterans Compensation

http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/

 

Veterans Administration (VBA), Compensation Tables

http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/

 

Veterans Administration Forms

http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

 

Veterans Administration Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses Resource(s)

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/

 

Veterans Administration Albuquerque Regional Benefit Office (VARO)

http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=245

 

Veterans Administration, Veterans Centers

The Veterans Centers are community-based and oriented adjunctive facilities run by the Veterans Administration. They assist veterans and their families in the meeting of their respective needs and providing a wide range of supports.

http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars

http://www.vfw.org/

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