Membership effort set for New Mexico

American Legion national staff will team up with Department of New Mexico Legionnaires for a membership and veterans outreach effort Dec. 9 in both Grants and Albuquerque, N.M. Veterans and active-duty military in both areas are invited to get information about American Legion programs, and Department of Veterans Affairs and other veterans benefits.

Both efforts will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Malpais American Legion Post 80, 121 Third St., Grants; and at Albuquerque American Legion Post 99, 540 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.

A veterans service officer will be available at both locations to assist with VA claims and other benefits questions.