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Local Events and Happenings

16th Annual Native American Veterans Symposium: Integrating Healthy Veteran Partnerships in Native American Communities

Date: 11/7/14 | 8:00AM-4:30PM

Location: Route 66 Casino, I-40 Exit 140, Albuquerque, NM

Event: To Recognize and Honor Military Service and to Educate, Promote and Access Health Care Services to Veterans and their Families

Expected Participants: Servicemembers, Veterans, dependents, and stakeholders

Veterans Awareness Week, Recognizing the Sacrifices of our Women Veterans

Date: 11/11/14 | 10:00AM-11:00AM

Location: Central New Mexico Community College Main Campus, Student Services Center Breezeway, 900 University Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Event:Flag presentation by the Kirkland Air Force Base Honor Guard followed by CNM President, Director of the Regional Office: Chris Norton, Female Wounded Warrior: Christian Barden, and Special/Honorable Guests: WWII and Vietnam Women Veterans.

Expected Participants: Servicemembers, Veterans, dependents, and stakeholders

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Ralph Rigby receives an American flag with his wife Heda at his side.Weekend Tribute

We honor Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby, who, after 42 years of service, finally retired on 10/28. Rigby was drafted in 1972 during the Vietnam era.

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couple hugging in front of a home21 Millionth

During the month of October, VA guaranteed its 21 millionth home loan. The Home Loan Guaranty program was established in 1944 as part of the original Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944.

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Bob McDonaldBob McDonald's Op-Ed

VA's Secretary Bob McDonald wrote an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun in which he discusses how VA is critical to medicine and to Veterans.

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silhouette of soldierVirtual Reality Therapy

The Long Beach VA Healthcare System is one of dozens of centers in U.S. using virtual-reality goggles in exposure therapy to treat Veterans with PTSD and other mental-health conditions.

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VA Combat Call Center1-877-WAR-VETS

VA's Combat Call Center is a 24/7 referral service for Veterans, family members, and anyone looking to help a Veteran. It is staffed by combat Veterans and spouses of disabled Veterans.

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logo for The Concert for ValorThe Concert for Valor

The star-studded Concert for Valor will be held on Veterans Day, November 11. The free event starts at 7:00 PM on the National Mall. Dedicated seating is available for military families.

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Albuquerque Regional Benefit Office

Dennis Chavez Federal Building
500 Gold Ave., SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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