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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.
ABQ Fisher HouseABQ Fisher House Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony
After many years of hard work, multiple months of preparation, and countless hours of anticipation, We witnessed a milestone event that took place here on the parade grounds of the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center.
Christina Ramirez, Program Manager, Albuquerque Fisher HouseAlbuquerque 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.
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.
Fisher House Representatives Break Ground in AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Fisher House Ground Breaking Event
On November 9, 2018, The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center hosted a ground breaking ceremony to announce the building start up for the 1st ever, VA Fisher House for the state of New Mexico.

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