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.
William Beaumont Army Medical Center will be upgrading its facilities to a state-of-the art hospital featuring 135 beds, 10 operating rooms, and 30 specialty clinics. The improved medical center will include: women’s health services, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy, gastroenterology, oncology, hematology, general surgery, family medicine, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, and more. The expansion project will also include a full array of imaging services, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy, laboratory, patient administration, logistics, dining facility, administration, and limited retail services. William Beaumont Army Medical Center will support 15 Graduate Medical Education (GME), nursing, and enlisted training programs.
For more information: http://www.wbamc.amedd.army.mil
Las Cruces VA Clinic
The Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Las Cruces is designed to deliver primary care services to eligible veterans living in Doña Ana County and outlying areas.
Services and Scope of Care:
- Health screening
- Health promotion
- Health maintenance
- Management of acute and chronic diseases
- Primary Care
- Mental Health
More Information: http://www.elpaso.va.gov/locations/LasCruces.asp
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home
This established and well-respected State Veterans’ Home is located just 68 miles north of Las Cruces in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley, the home and lush, green grounds are situated on 12 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking one of the southwest’s most intriguing and historic communities.
For more information: Veterans’ Home – New Mexico Department of Health
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.
Proposed Las Cruces Veterans' Museum
The New Mexico Department of Veteran Services and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs have been two of the driving forces behind a long-planned project to build the New Mexico Veteran’s Museum to preserve the state’s rich military history. The proposed 33,000-square foot facility is proposed to be built in Las Cruces on 33 acres.