Albuquerque, New Mexico 2022-05-27 18:12:42 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – As Memorial Day takes place this Monday, the city of Albuquerque has announced that it will open its first field office to assist Duke City’s veterans. The new Veterans and Military (VMA) Field Office will be located at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park site near Gibson and Louisiana.
Previously, the office was located downtown in City Hill as part of the Albuquerque Mayor’s Constituent Services Department. This is the first time there is an office outside the city hall.
City leaders hope that the new location will make it easier for veterans and military members in need of assistance to access VMA services. In addition to having a new office near Kirtland Air Force Base, the city also hired the first VMA Coordinator position in early 2022.
In a prepared statement, the city’s new veteran and military coordinator Thomas Tozier said, “My role is to help the community access the services they need and connect directly to the city.” I am. The city also believes that the new location will also help in partnerships between the city and other veterans’ organizations, including the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State Veterans Services and Labor Solutions Department.
On the anniversary Monday, the city will hold an annual commemorative event. It takes place at 9am at the Veterans Memorial Park. This event marks the first rally since 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the city, this year’s event is dedicated to Gold Star Mothers.
For more information on veterans’ resources and upcoming events, the city says you can visit cabq.gov/veterans-resource-center
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