SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services is asking women veterans in New Mexico to take a brief online survey to help the agency assess the needs and level of care provided for the state’s women military veterans.
All women veterans—regardless of war or peacetime era served, length of service, or rank achieved–are invited to take the nineteen-question survey, which should only take a few minutes to complete.
The survey can be accessed by clicking here. It is taken anonymously–no name or contact information will be asked of the participants, who can also skip any questions if they choose.
Participants can also choose to print their completed surveys and mail it to the agency’s Albuquerque Office at the following address:
New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services
5201 Eagle Rock Ave. NE/Suite 201
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Attn: Women Veterans Survey
New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Jack Fox said he hopes that women not only take the short survey, but to also spread the word among fellow women veterans throughout the state.
“We are committed to serving the veterans of New Mexico,” Fox said. “We want to take this opportunity to reach out to our women veterans to find out about their specific concerns—and how our agency can better serve not only women veterans, but also their families.”
The latest VA data shows there are 21.8 million veterans living in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Of this total, more than two million are women. Here in New Mexico—of the state’s 171,528 veterans—16,743 are women.
In conjunction with the survey, the NMDVS is also announcing it is teaming with the New Mexico VA Health Care System and Women Veterans of New Mexico to present the 2015 New Mexico Women Veterans Conference 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 24 in Albuquerque at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel, located at 5151 San Francisco Road NE.
The conference is free for all women military veterans, Guard/Reserve and active-duty personnel.
Representatives from the New Mexico VA Health Care System, the Albuquerque VA Regional Office, the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services and other agencies will present information about VA, state and other veterans’ benefits—including many specifically available for women veterans.
A free lunch will also be included, as are free coffee/tea and pastries when the doors open at 7 a.m. for registration.
Pre-registration can be done online by going to the Women Veterans of New Mexico website or by calling 505.358.0839.