Area Veterans' Support & Services
Las Cruces, El Paso, and White Sands are home to some of the nation’s top military facilities. The Las Cruces economy benefits from hundreds of millions of dollars coming from White Sands Missile Range and military base, Holloman Air Force Base, Ft. Bliss, and Biggs Army Airfield, all located in the immediate area. As a result of these major military installations, there are tremendous veterans medical and PX facilities within a 68-mile radius of Las Cruces, making the city a great place for our nation’s veterans to retire.
Veterans' Healthcare & Services
William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Ft. Bliss
William Beaumont Army Medical Center traces its origins all the way back to the 1850s. U.S. Army cavalry soldiers and troops were assigned to the various camps to defend the settlers and the U.S. border. Doctors and medics were needed for medical support of the soldiers, which gave rise to the military facilities on base. Today, William Beaumont Army Medical Center is one of the leading military medical facilities in the U.S. and is located just 45 minutes away from Las Cruces.
Las Cruces Veteran’s Park
The Las Cruces Veterans Memorial Wall is an impressive installation at Veterans Memorial Park. The wall not only memorializes the names of state and local veterans throughout our nation’s history, the park itself is a walking tribute to our area’s history of service. Since so many New Mexicans were part of the Bataan Death March, the park’s memorial walking trail tour is anchored a sculpture titled “Heroes of Bataan” by local artist Kelley S. Hestir. The memorial walking trail features four memorials at this time: the Korean War, Marine Corps League, the Vietnam War, and the Disabled American Veterans. There are also special memorials giving recognition of service to women veterans, WWII veterans, veterans of the China Burma India War, and the Special Forces, with more to come. These monuments are located throughout the memorial park along the walking path.