News & Events

Military Service Medal Ceremony

You’re Invited!

Award ceremony honoring Salem County Veterans for their honorable service.

Public Ceremony
Salem Community College, Davidow Hall Theater, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069
When: Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:00PM (Sharp)
Doors open at 5:30PM
Public is encouraged to attend and salute our hometown honorees.

Event Details

Who is eligible to receive a medal:
Salem County Honorably Discharged Veterans
Families may recognize their loved ones Posthumously

How To Register

  1. Complete the application:
    From Website:
    Or Contact the County Veterans Service Office
  2. Required to submit a DD-214 with the application.

Honorees MUST register by August 5, 2022

Questions? Contact:
Joseph Hannagan
Salem County Veterans Service Officer

Camden County Emerald Society Pipes & Drums

Emerald SocietyWe’re accepting bagpipe students!

Have you ever heard the bagpipes and thought to yourself that you’d like to learn how to play? Here’s your chance!

 No musical experience necessary!

CCESPD is now accepting applications for a new bagpipe instruction class. Applicants must be 21 or older and be an active or retired member of a Fire, EMS, or Law Enforcement organization or an active, retired or reserve member of any branch of the US Military.

Go to our website for more information and to fill out and application. Also accepting experienced drummers!

How to apply: – click Student Application

Follow us on Facebook: @CCESPD


Information Booth at the Salem County Fair

Salem County Veterans Services will have an information booth at the Salem County Fair:

August 9-12, 2022

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 County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Hwy, Woodstown, NJ 08098

VA Mission Act of 2018

The new Community care Mission Act was passed in 2018 to become effective in June of 2019. The new Mission Act empowers Veterans and enhances care options, by providing  care in a VA Facility, your home or In your Community Hospitals and Urgent Care Centers, (IT WILL BE YOUR CHOICE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!)    

This article will consider the “Urgent Care Option that all Veterans can use if they are eligible.

URGENT CARE is one of the new benefits offered as part of the VA Mission Act that gives Veterans greater choice in their health care. The benefit is offered in addition to the opportunity to receive care from a VA provider, such as your local Hospital if they have signed a “Providers Agreement” with the VA. This article will deal with working to insure the Veterans understand how to use the new “urgent care benefit”.

  1. What is urgent care?
    Urgent care is a type of walk in health care for situations where you need help but don’t have an emergency. This includes colds, Ear infections, Minor injuries, Pink eye, Skin infections and strep throat.
  2. Are there urgent care providers near you?
    VA launched this program in June of this year and are working to expand their network of urgent care providers, adding more each week. Urgent care providers are vetted and must meet strict standards of care and other requirements before they are added to the VA network. To find a location, use the VA facility locator at . If you arrive at an urgent care location and have difficulty receiving care, call 866-620-2071 for assistance.
  3. How do I get prescription medication with the urgent care benefit?
    You can get up to a 14 day supply of prescription medication through VA, or VA contracted pharmacy. If you choose to fill an urgent care prescription at a non-contracted pharmacy, you will be required to pay for the prescription when you pick it up and then file a claim for reimbursement at your local VA medical facility
  4. Do you have to make copayments for urgent care?
    Co-payments will depend on your assigned priority group with VA Healthcare and the number of times you visit any urgent care provider within one year. You will not pay urgent care anything on your visit. If a co-pay charge is required the VA will Bill you direct
  6. You must be enrolled and registered in VA Healthcare
  7. You must call 1-833-483-8669 with the last 4 of you Soc. Sec. Number and your birth date and, and they will advise you of your eligibility.

If you have questions please contact the Salem County Veterans office at 856-339-8603

Thank You To Tricia Painter For Her Donation

Tricia Painter & Mr. Weitzel

Thank you to Tricia Painter for her donation of Branch and U.S. Flags for the Veterans Cemetery in memory of her father, David James Weitzel, Sr.

Mr. Weitzel is a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Ms. Painter will be donating a set of flags every year for the next 10 years!

Veterans Services

Serving Our Heroes

90 Market 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.

Veterans Crisis Line

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