Free State Museum & Monument Admission for Disabled Veterans
Any veteran who is rated 50% or higher service-connected disabled by the VA and is a resident
of New Mexico qualifies for free pass to any State Museum or Monument. Complete and send the application
according to the instructions and attach a copy of your NM drivers license and a copy of the VA award letter showing a rating
of 50% or higher.
Veterans’ License Plates
Any veteran who was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the U.S.
is eligible for a New Mexico veterans' license plate. A fee and registration is required for some plates. Armed Forces Plate Purple
Heart 100% Disabled Veteran Pearl Harbor Survivor Ex-POW Medal of Honor
Exemption from Excise Taxes on Vehicle Purchases
Any veteran who has suffered the loss, or complete loss of use of one or
more limbs due to their service in the military shall be exempted from excise taxes when purchasing a new vehicle.
The Patriot Plate
Enabled by 2006 legislation, the Patriot Plate is a special license plate that provides the public with an opportunity to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of
the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces
World War II and Korean Veterans High School Diploma
Any WWII or Korean War veteran who joined the Armed Forces while attending
a New Mexico high school prior to graduation is eligible for a high school diploma.
Military Discharge Papers Protection
Military discharge papers filed with County Clerks in the State of New Mexico shall be available only to the veteran who
filed them, the veteran’s next of kin, or a person holding the veteran’s general power of attorney.
Special MacArthur Service Medal
The Special MacArthur Service Medal is issued to known members or their survivors of the 200th
Coast Artillery who were residents of New Mexico at their original time of entry into the US Military and served under Gen.
MacArthur in the Philippine Islands.
Special Veterans Day Recreation and Museum Privileges
Any New Mexico resident who is currently serving or has served honorably
in the U.S. Military, and his or her spouse and children, shall be entitled to the free use of any New Mexico State Park,
including the waiving of all admittance, camping, permit or other user fees or charges, and, any exhibit of the Museum of
New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, and the New Mexico Museum of Space History. The Special Recreation and
Museum Privileges shall be valid only on Veterans Day.
New Mexico Personnel Office Veterans Hiring Preference
Veterans honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces and applicants
currently serving in the National Guard shall have five points added to their final passing numerical scores on screening
examinations performed by the State Personnel Office. Veterans honorably discharged with a service-connected disability shall
have 10 points added to their final passing numerical scores.