The Ft. Stanton State Veterans Cemetery to Open on November 6
Grand Opening to Dedicate State’s First State Veterans Cemetery
Monday, November 6 (1:30pm)
1398 Hwy 220, Ft Stanton, NM
(FT. STANTON, NM) — The Ft. Stanton State Veterans Cemetery–New Mexico’s first state-managed cemetery for honorably discharged veterans and their spouses—will have a grand opening ceremony on November 6 at 1:30pm.
The cemetery, located at 1398 Highway 220, features 650 in-ground crypts and 480 columbarium niches for cremated remains. It was built through an application sent by the state to the VA’s Cemetery Grants Program which provides funding for VA-funded but state-managed cemeteries for rural areas.
That application was submitted as the result of the State Cemetery Program Initiative launched by Governor Susana Martinez in 2013 to build veterans’ cemeteries for rural New Mexico’s veterans living too far from the state’s two existing national cemeteries in Santa Fe and Ft. Bayard.
The new cemetery was built according to VA standards and will be managed by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services. It is on land adjoining the existing Ft. Stanton Merchant Marine and Military Cemetery on the grounds of historic Ft. Stanton—which opened in 1855 as a territorial outpost of the U.S. Army.
Veterans Connections Group: The next Veterans Connections Group will be held on October 30th at 3 p.m. in our medical center’s Education Building (Bldg. 39). No appointment is necessary. A lot of good information will be discussed from employment opportunities to education resources. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Clark, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager, at (505) 265-1711 ext. 2356.
For Immediate Release
October 10, 2017
NM Dept. of Veterans Services to Host
State Veterans Benefits Outreach at Albuquerque VA Hospital
Tuesday, October 31 (10am-2pm)
Albuquerque/Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
(1501 San Pedro Drive SE)
(ALBUQUERQUE, NM)– The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will host a State Veterans Benefits Outreach on October 31 from 10am-2pm in the lobby of the main building of the Albuquerque Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center, located at 1501 San Pedro Drive SE.
Employees of the medical center who are military veterans—along with veterans who have appointments—are encouraged to stop by the lobby to find out about available state veterans’ benefits.
DVS representatives will have information about a state property tax exemption for veterans, property tax waivers for 100%-rated service-connected disabled veterans, veterans’ license plates, museum and state parks passes for disabled veterans, small business help for entrepreneurial-minded veterans, and many other state programs and services available for veterans and their families.
Veterans are encouraged to bring their DD-214 Separation Papers or any documents from the VA in order to help expedite any filing on-site process that could begin.
For more information, contact the DVS Veterans Health Care Specialist Joseph Dorn at (505) 383-2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:00-8:10 am WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
OBJECTIVE: Provide an overview of the Boots to Business program, the 2-day workshop, and Introduction to Feasibility Analysis.
- Richard CoffelOBJECTIVE: Provide an overview of the entrepreneurial process, what it means to be an entrepreneur, the opportunities and challenges and military skills and attributes that transfer over to entrepreneurship.
- 8:10–8:55 am. Module 1: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS OWNERSHIP
- Jim Cassidy
8:55-9:05 am BREAK
9:05–9:35 am Module 2: BASICS OF OPPORTUNITY RECOGNITION
OBJECTIVE: Describe the process and activities related to understanding the ‘business case’ for turning an idea into a sustainable business concept.
- Richard Coffel OBJECTIVE: Understand how to conduct market research, the importance of market research, and also the basics of competitive strategy/analysis
- 9:45-10:30 am Module 3: MARKET RESEARCH
- 9:35–9:45 am BREAK
- Ivan Corrales10:40-11:20 am Module 4: THE ECONOMICS OF SMALL BUSINESS
- OBJECTIVE: Understand the foundation for the cost, price, volume relationship, as it informs profit potential and sustainability for the planned venture.
- 10:30-10:40 am BREAK
- Ivan Corrales
- 11:20-12:00 pm Module 6: FINANCING YOUR VENTURE
OBJECTIVE: Understand the resources required to execute your venture concept; understand the different opportunities to fund start-up and subsequent growth; opportunities and challenges associated with each
- Ivan Corrales
12:00-1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00-1:30 pm Module 5: PICKING THE CORRECT LEGAL ENTITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
OBJECTIVE: Understand the various legal forms of a business; opportunities and challenges associated with each; offer an overview of other legal considerations impacting veteran-owned business; government contracting.
- Richard CoffelOBJECTIVE: Leveraging the Nuts & Bolts Guide to Business Planning, understanding how to move from feasibility analysis to constructing a viable and fundable business plan.
- 1:30–2:15 pm. MOVING FORWARD – BUSINESS PLANNING
- Scott Bucher2:25–3:00 pm DOING BUSINESS WITH THE GOV’T; RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT YOU
- OBJECTIVE: Learn how to take advantage of opportunities of doing business with the government; understand the variety of free or low-cost resources available to assist you in executing your venture concept;
- 2:15–2:25 pm BREAK
- Richard Coffel
- THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING AND BEST SUCCESS IN YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL ENDEAVORS
- 3:00 pm WRAP-UP COMMENTS AND DISCUSSION OF 8 WEEK ONLINE COURSE SIGN-UP
For more information please contact:
Richard Coffel @ 505-383-2402 or Richard.email@example.com