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  • SMS Alerts - Text "NJVets" to 78015 

    Opt-in now to receive SMS Alerts from DMAVA! Text "NJVets" to 78015 or scan the QR code above and send. You will be immediately opted-in to receive alerts and important messages from the Division of Veterans Services. This service is provided free of charge, however, carrier messaging and data rates may apply. To opt-out at any time, simply reply “Stop”.

    Unite New Jersey Veterans for Veteran Service Providers

    Unite New Jersey Veterans is a digital platform designed to empower frontline Veteran service providers to quickly and securely refer New Jersey Veterans to the resources and services they need. The platform will modernize the way Veterans are connected to assistance with benefits, employment, education, housing, and mental health programs.
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    Flu Vaccines

    VA New Jersey Health Care System is offering FREE Flu vaccines to all enrolled Veterans. Find your local VA New Jersey site using the link below.
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    $250 Veterans Property Tax Deduction

    Effective December 4, 2020, State law (P.L. 2019, c. 413) eliminates the wartime service requirement for the $250 Veterans Property Tax Deduction. Veterans must have active duty service with an honorable discharge. Active duty for training continues to be ineligible.
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In one of the largest-ever expansions of Veteran health care, all Veterans exposed to toxins and other hazards during military service - at home or abroad - will be eligible for VA health care beginning March 5

VA News | February 26, 2024

WASHINGTON - Today, VA announced that all Veterans who were exposed to toxins and other hazards while serving in the military - at home or abroad - will be eligible to enroll directly in VA health care beginning March 5, 2024. This means that all Veterans who served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Global War on Terror, or any other combat zone after 9/11 will be eligible to enroll directly in VA health care without first applying for VA benefits. Additionally, Veterans who never deployed but were exposed to toxins or hazards while training or on active duty in the United States will also be eligible to enroll.

As directed by President Biden, this expansion of VA health care eliminates the phased-in approach called for by the PACT Act — meaning that millions of Veterans are becoming eligible for VA health care up to eight years earlier than written into law. This is a critical step forward because Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care are proven to have better health outcomes than non-enrolled Veterans, and VA hospitals have dramatically outperformed non-VA hospitals in overall quality ratings and patient satisfaction ratings. Additionally, VA health care is often more affordable than non-VA health care for Veterans.


New Jersey's Governor We Value Our Veterans Community, Academia and Employer Awards

This award gives your municipality, academic institution or business the opportunity to value and honor the sacrificies, patriotism, and bravery displayed by our men and women who have worn the military uniform. 

NJ Service Medal Presentations

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VFW Convention

Wildwood, NJ
May 31, 2024

State Medal Ceremony
Communities of Concordia

Monroe Township, NJ
May 9, 2024

State Medals Ceremony
American Legion Post 170

Rochelle Park, NJ
May 3, 2024

Center for U.S. War Veterans' Oral Histories

The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey is the home of the Center for U.S. War Veterans’ Oral Histories. It is the Center’s mission to collect and preserve the memories of veterans through recorded oral history interviews.

The interviews are recorded on DVD formats and housed at the museum’s Sea Girt location, where they are accessible to researchers and scholars. As part of its program of providing historical information to the public, the museum posts summaries of interviews on their website.

To date, the Center’s collection contains over 600 interviews of veterans of all branches of service from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and other American military campaigns.

To access the online archives or to participate in the program, please visit the museum's website.


Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs

Vincent Solomeno

Vincent Solomeno serves as the Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and Administrator of Veterans Affairs for the State of New Jersey. He was nominated to serve in the position by Governor Murphy in January 2023 and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on May 22, 2023.

Solomeno previously served as the Superintendent of the National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt, where he managed an installation and facilitated the training environment for the New Jersey National Guard, State Police, Department of Corrections, Division of Criminal Justice, and the Juvenile Justice Commission.

Prior to that, he served as Executive Officer to The Adjutant General and Commissioner of Military and Veterans Affairs. He is co-author of the 2019 Resource Guide for New Jersey Military, Veterans, and Families.

A U.S. Army Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, Solomeno is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Scranton. He commissioned as a Corps of Engineers Second Lieutenant in 2007. In 2010, he transferred to the New Jersey Army National Guard. In addition to his overseas service, he served on active duty during Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and as an operations officer for the National Guard’s statewide COVID-19 response. He currently holds the rank of major and is the recipient of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.

In addition to his Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton, Solomeno earned his Master of Arts from the University of Amsterdam. He is the recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the J. William Fulbright Fellowship.

Solomeno is a life member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the National Guard Association of the United States. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Legion Jersey Boys State Program and the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association.

Last Updated: 06/07/2024
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