• Taos Feeds Taos, December 5, 2015 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joined Taos Feeds Taos volunteers to help prepare food baskets for needy families this holiday season. Senator Heinrich, Ret. 1SG Francis Cordova, and National Guardsmen picked up non-perishable foods from the Taos Mesa Brewery--the facility hosting this year's Eighth Annual Food Drive and Benefit Show--and delivered them to the Taos U.S. Army National Guard Armory, where the baskets will be sorted and prepared for distribution to families. This year marks Taos Feeds Taos' 30th anniversary.

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

          • 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.

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