“Stand Downs” in Carlsbad and Artesia next month

Homeless military vets can receive a variety of things for free in a couple weeks.

This happens as part of Homeless Veterans Stand Down.

The National Guard Armory in Carlsbad hosts the event Oct. 9, and the Legacy Inn in Artesia continues it Oct. 10.

These free items include hot meals, haircuts, backpacks, clothes, medical service, employment assistance, counseling, and haircuts.

SENM Transportation Services provides free rides to and from Hobbs on Oct. 9. It does the same to and from Roswell on Oct. 10.