• Not Forgotten Outreach Inc. Taos Military Family Respite Center, December 5, 2015 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the Taos Military Family Respite Center and meets with the AmeriCorps NCCC team that is currently working on remodeling the facility. The center is owned and managed by Not Forgotten Outreach Inc., a local organization dedicated to motivating veterans and their families to participate in recreational activities in order to facilitate the transition from active duty to civilian life. The Military Family Respite Center connects veterans to job opportunities, helps them access benefits, and provides peer counseling and mentorship opportunities.

    • Presenting Service Medals To New Mexico Vietnam War Veteran, December 4, 2015 »

      U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich presented nine medals, including the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star Medal, and an Air Medal to U.S. Army veteran Stephen Bailey. Senator Heinrich's office assisted Mr. Bailey, who served more than 10 years in the Army, obtain medals he earned, but never received, for his service in the Vietnam War. Mr. Bailey was joined by his wife, Kathy Bailey, and members of his family.

      • Health Leadership High School, December 4, 2015 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich visited Health Leadership High School in Albuquerque to meet with students who are studying for careers in the health care field. The school focuses on providing students with hands-on work experience through internships and career exploration opportunities. Senator Heinrich toured the campus and hosted a discussion with students about their current projects, experiences with the school, and plans to advance their education and careers. Health Leadership High School opened in August 2013 in partnership with First Choice Healthcare, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and the University of New Mexico Hospital.

        • Veterans Day in Chaves and Lincoln Counties, November 11, 2015 »

          U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich commemorates Veterans Day in Chaves and Lincoln Counties. He joins veterans and military families in Roswell for the annual New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Veterans Day Breakfast on campus at the Bates Dining Hall, and celebrates the groundbreaking of the Fort Stanton State Veterans' Cemetery with the Lincoln County Community. Senator Heinrich also discusses ways to support veteran-owned bussinesses and is briefed about the challenges veterans and servicemembers who own small businesses face when they are are deployed for duty at El Charro Tortilla Factory in Roswell.

          • La Cosecha Dual Language Conference, November 6, 2015 »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich met with students participating in the annual La Cosecha Dual Language Conference Student Leadership Institute. This year's program brought together more than 200 students in 8th-12th grades and their families to engage in positive youth-driven school projects. Senator Heinrich discussed how critical dual language and leadership skills are for building stronger communities. He also spoke at La Cosecha Dual Language Conference’s Parents Dinner where he discussed the provisions he included in the Every Child Achieves Act to strengthen dual language programs. There are currently more than 50,000 students in New Mexico participating in programs for English learners.

            • Touring the Villa Myriam Coffee Roasting Facility, November 6, 2015 »

              U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the Villa Myriam coffee roasting facility, a family owned small business in Albuquerque. The company is owned by brothers David and Juan Certain who grow the coffee beans on their grandfather's farm in Colombia, and then roast and distribute the coffee from their facility in Albuquerque. In 2013, they opened Villa Myriam with help from the South Valley Economic Development Center, a business incubator that has been funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The company also owns The Brew by Villa Myriam, a coffee shop in downtown Albuquerque, and has recently launched its Nitro Cold Brew coffee drink that is now being distributed at more than 200 locations throughout New Mexico. During the tour, Senator Heinrich also met with Villa Myriam partners Mother Road Mobile Canning, The Loan Fund, and Caveman Coffee Co.

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