First military history lecture of 2014 announced

January 27th, 2014 at 2:26 pm by under Latest Posts

From its’ formation as the Spanish Colonial Militia in 1598, the New Mexico National Guard has always been ready to defend and assist the residents of this state and our nation.

Learn more about the history and accomplishments of the New Mexico National Guard, attend the first Military History Lecture of 2014 on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:30 AM in the Visitors Center at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1100 Louisiana SE, Albuquerque, NM . Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Fox of the New Mexico National Guard will present that history.

The New Mexico Army National Guard fought as units in every war from the Spanish-American War to the War on Terror with the exception of the Vietnam War. The “Flying Enchiladas” or New Mexico Air Guard was formed in 1947 and had major roles in Korea, Vietnam, and Operation Desert Storm. It continued to fly combat support fighters to 2010.

In the following months, the Foundation plans to have military history presentations about the Bataan Death March, Tuskegee Airmen, evolution of military uniforms, the Revolutionary War, Army Air Corps bases in New Mexico, and other key military actions in or involving New Mexicans. Admission is free and no reservations are required; however donations to the Foundations are always appreciated.

For further information regarding the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Park and Foundation please visit our Visitor Center or go to

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