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Christina Ramirez, Fisher HouseProgram ManagerAlbuquerque Fisher House
The Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for families of Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. Learn more here.
Scouts listen to Veteran Patient Stories of the past (photo by Dave Overson)Local Cub Scout Pack brings joy to Veterans
Cub Scout Pack 88 spent time visiting Veterans at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Saturday morning, November 23rd. Veteran Patients shared their stories as the scouts listened.
Honor Guard Opens the Ceremony14th Annual Veterans Gourd Dance
The Gourd Dance, also known as the “The Warriors Dance” and despite its roots are clouded most would agree that it originates with the Kiowa or the Commanche tribes. The Gourd Dance symbolizes the story of warriors.
Bicycle Rider heads up the Million Dollar HighwayEnjoying the Great Outdoors One Pedal at a Time
On your drive into work, have you ever noticed a cyclist or cyclists commuting to work and admired that person for doing so, or maybe, you think, it would be cool to ride a bike to work one day?
Gretchen Rieck poses in front of the NM FlagGoing for the Gold at the 2019 NVGAG
Local Veteran, Gretchen Rieck, goes for the Gold at this year's National Veterans Golden Age Games, held in Anchorage, Alaska. This was Gretchen's 3rd Golden Age Games appearance.
Sonja Mason, a Social Worker with the North Texas VHCS speaks with Veteran and offers assistanceMarch is National Social Work Month!
Social Workers are multitaskers with big hearts, They are multitaskers with big hearts who have an uncanny ability to assess, treat and case manage all at the same time! Find out more in this month's feature article.
Researcher assists Veteran participant with registrationAll of Us Research Program Visits The NMVAHCS
New Research Program visits the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center, as part of a nationwide research program that gathers information to help researchers learn how to fit the right treatments to the right people.
Army Veteran, Don Toland, communicates with other Veterans via a ham radioTherapy and Communication through Ham Radio
Most people envision the Internet for email and instant messaging, texting, or the old fashion phone call to communicate. However, for some Veterans, the ultimate form of communication is the ham radio.
Man talking on stage by podium2018 NMVAHCS Mental Health Summit
The 6th Annual Mental Health Summit was held on August 29th at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial. The purpose of this year’s summit was to enhance the mental health and well-being of veterans and their family members.
Woman practicing boccia ballNVGAG Coming to N.M. in 2018
Having the “Games of Enchantment” held in New Mexico will showcase our great state, our wealth of cultural diversity, and our love of Veterans. More than 800 Veteran athletes are expected to participate.

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