The Salem County Veterans’ Affairs office will be closed from Wed., December 22, 2021 through Monday, January 3, 2022.

Messages may be left on the county phone and someone will get back to you: (609) 774-7450

Salem County Veterans Services

They Served & Sacrificed

Now we do our best to ensure the needs of Salem County Veterans are met and exceeded

Veterans Services

110 Fifth Street, Salem NJ 08079

856-339-8603 (Main)
609-774-7450 (Cell)
856-878-4639 (Fax)

Business Hours

Mon – Fri from 8:30am – 3:30pm
Appointments recommended to assure availability.

Veterans Crisis Line

One call can make a difference.

Message from Director



Services Offered to Veterans
and Their Families

Phone Counseling

A simple phone call is all that might be needed to make a difference in your life. No matter what you need help with, we're here for you.

Filing Claims

We provide assistance in preparing and filing claims in the County Office, in homes or assisted living facilities as needed.

Veterans Cemetery

Assistance working with funeral directors, obtaining markers and making arrangements for burial in the County Veterans Cemetery.

Military History

Assistance obtaining military history, awards and discharge papers, whether for the Veteran or family members researching their history.

Community Outreach

Conducts speaking engagements for educational purposes and participation in community parades, events and functions.

Special Affairs

Hosts special affairs throughout the year honoring our veterans, such as the “Salem County Salutes Our Armed Forces Enlistees Ceremony”.

We can help you understand and apply for:


Home Loans

Life Insurance




All veterans must enroll in VA Healthcare to be eligible for benefits such as:
Hearing Aids  ♦  Glasses  ♦  Long Term Care  ♦  VA Home Caregivers  ♦  VA Hospice  ♦  And more....

This enrollment will not interfere with any of your existing private programs or doctors. Please contact the Salem County Veterans’ Office for review of eligibility to enroll.

Director of Veterans Affairs

Joseph J. Hannagan, Jr.
*Contact for Toys for Toys of Salem County*


2021 Meetings

  • MARCH 18, 2021
  • MAY 13, 2021
  • AUGUST 12, 2021
  • NOVEMBER 4, 2021

Fifth Street Office Complex Conference Room



Joe Hannagan
Edward Hassler
Harry Springer
Pat Hassler
Jeff Ridgway
Sam Willis
Daniel Reilly
William Berglund
Jaci Bobbitt
Mark Taylor Jr.
Brenda Parris Banks
Lester Sutton
Fredrick Weisgerber
Bob Richards

County Commissioners

Ed Ramsay
Mickey Ostrum (Alternate)


NJEDA Career Fair

DISCOVER a CAREER in construction! Date & Time: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 4-7pm Location: Mount Zion Baptist Church Hall, 437 Grieves Parkway, Salem NJ, 08079 A free event that provides an opportunity for students, parents, and residents to explore careers...

PSEG Jobs for Veterans

PSEG Job openings around the state… Note that these openings will expire 10 business days from Thursday, Nov. 18. Service apprentice Location: New Brunswick, N.J. Requisition ID: 68884 Job function/category: Craft workers Employment type: Non-exempt full-time Summary:...

Toys For Tots Collection Sites

Salem County Detachment Marine Corps League, the local official TOYS FOR TOTS sponsors for Salem County has donation boxes in many locations throughout Salem County. Last year 2020 we distributed 3,348 toys to 778 children in our area. We have lost one of our biggest...

2021 Salem County Veterans and Families Picnic

Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm DOWNLOAD the Registration Form & Flier Penns Grove VFW 100 Margaret Street Carneys Point, NJ 08069 VIEW ON MAP Meet up with fellow Veterans and their families! Handicapped Accessible Food service 12:00—2:30 pm...

Information Booth at the Salem County Fair

Salem County Veterans Services will have an information booth at the Salem County Fair: August 3-6, 2021 Representatives for many of the services offered will be there, including: Veterans Center VA Hospital VA Suicide Prevention Be sure to stop by to see us! Salem...

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Date & Time: June 14, 2021 at 7:00pm Location: Salem County Veterans’ Cemetery - 719 Route 45 Pilesgrove, NJ In conjunction with VFW Post #253 in Salem, we will again properly dispose of U.S. Flags in poor condition. Flags can also be dropped off anytime in the...

They Served & Sacrificed

Now we do our best to ensure the needs of Salem County Veterans are met and exceeded

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