News & Events

3rd Annual Veteran’s Breakfast

Saturday, November 2, 2019
(Must arrive no later than 9:15 in order to receive breakfast)

Free breakfast for all veterans.
Your community members will be making and serving you breakfast to thank you for all you have done!

Please register by calling 856-517-9100

Pennsville VFW
171 S. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070

VetBreakfast 2019 - 3rd Annual Veteran's Breakfast

Daily Schedule of Events

Daily Schedule of Events:

Wednesday – 9/25/19

  • 5:00 PM – Opening Ceremony
  • 6:45 PM – Roll Call – Mike Myers accompanied by SCVTS Air Force Junior ROTC
  • 6:50 PM – (Sunset) Taps – Salem American Legion Band, Ken Dennis, US Army, Scott Todd, US Navy

Thursday – 9/26/19

  • All day viewing
  • 6:43 PM – Roll Call – Mike Myers accompanied by SCVTS Air Force Junior ROTC
  • 6:48 PM – (Sunset) Taps – Salem American Legion Band, Tom Mattioli, US Navy Christopher Marchac

Friday – 9/27/2019

  • All day viewing
  • 11:00 AM – Presentation of Service Medals, NJ State Department of Military Veterans
  • 6:42 PM – Roll Call – Mike Myers accompanied by SCVTS Air Force Junior ROTC
  • 6:47 PM – (Sunset) Taps – Salem American Legion Band, Bob Wallace US Army, Ray Graeff

Saturday – 9/28/2019

  • All day viewing
  • 5:45 – POW/MIA Missing Man Honors Performed by the SCVTS Air Force Junior ROTC
  • 6:40 – Roll Call – Mike Myers accompanied by SCVTS Air Force Junior ROTC
  • 6:45 PM – (Sunset) Taps – Salem American Legion Band, Bob Wallace US Army, Ray Graeff

Sunday – 9/29/2019

  • All day viewing
  • 5:00 PM – Performance of the American Legion Band
  • 5:30 PM – Closing Ceremony
  • 6:38 PM – Roll Call – Mike Myers accompanied by SCVTS Air Force Junior ROTC
  • 6:43 PM – (Sunset) Taps – Salem American Legion Band, Ken Dennis, US Army

Wall Opening Wall POW Wall Closing

2019 86th Annual Salem County Old Boys Party

Date: September 26, 2019
Time: Gathering at 6:30 pm, program begins at 7:00 pm sharp
Location: Salem County Vo-Tech School Multi-Purpose Room – 880 Route 45, Pilesgrove, NJ, 08098

This annual event is free to all men who are Salem County residents and are age 70 or older.

2019 86th Annual Salem County Old Boys Party

Veterans Dinner

Honoring Salem County Heroes: Charles Berry, Earl Graham, Joseph Hannagan, Edward M. Kubas, Michael L Shimp

Community Service Award Recipient: Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm Social ◊ 6:30 pm Dinner
Location: Davidow Hall, Salem Community College, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carney’s Point
Sponsorship: $1,100 (includes two tickets)
Tickets: $40 – Contact Ceil Smith at or 856-351-2544
Donate an additional $25 for a veteran to attend the dinner

Veterans Dinner

Salem County Veterans and Families Picnic

Veterans and Families PicnicMeet up with fellow Veterans and their families!


Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

Location: Penns Grove VFW 100 Margaret Street Carneys Point, NJ 08069

  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Food served 12:30 – 2:30 pm Entertainment / Music
  • VA Informational Booths
  • Drop off for worn / old U.S. Flags for proper disposal Marines Toys for Tots will be accepting donations
  • Grandpop’s Army / Navy store will be on site

Sponsored by:

  • Salem County Freeholders
  • Salem County Veterans Affairs Office
  • and the generous donations from our sponsor companies!

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! – Learn About Your Military Benefits

You’re entitled to military benefits that could drastically improve the quality of your life right now.

Learn more about your eligibility for benefits relating to:

  • Peer support
  • Finances
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Legal support
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • and more….

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VA Offers New Urgent Care Benefit for Enrolled Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a new urgent care benefit under the newly implemented MISSION Act, for eligible Veterans. The urgent care benefit lets Veterans enrolled with the VA Healthcare to visit participating urgent care clinics in their community for treatment of minor healthcare needs.

“We want to be the preferred healthcare provider for Veterans and we will continue to strive to provide convenient, timely and high-quality health care to our Veterans. The new urgent care benefits offer additional options for eligible Veterans and helps VA leverage healthcare resources to better meet the needs of Veteran.” said Director Vince Kane who oversees the Wilmington VAMC and its five outpatient clinics in Delaware and southern New Jersey.

The urgent care benefit offers added convenience for eligible Veterans to use at any time, with any participating provider throughout the country – an excellent benefit for eligible Veterans that may be traveling over these summer months. Veterans do not need to receive VA authorization prior to visiting a participating urgent care provider nor do they have to make a co-payment at the time of their visit. Some Veterans may experience a VA copay after their urgent care visit based on their assigned priority group and the number of times they visit an in-network urgent care provider in a calendar year.

Medications prescribed to Veterans during their urgent care visit are covered for up to a 14-day supply through a VA pharmacy, VA contracted pharmacy or a non-contracted pharmacy. Prescriptions longer than a 14-day supply must be submitted to a VA pharmacy to be filled. If a non-contracted pharmacy is used the Veteran will have to pay out of pocket and file a reimbursement through their local VA.

To be eligible for urgent care benefits, Veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system and have received care through the VA from either a VA or community provider within the past 24 months. To learn more about VA urgent care benefits contact your local VA facility or visit

Veterans can contact the Wilmington VA Medical Center eligibility office at 800-461-8262 to check on their eligibility status.

If you are a Veteran and need assistance in enrolling in VA healthcare, you can contact one of our Veteran outreach specialists in your area. For the State of Delaware and Salem, New Jersey call 302-357-8715 or 302-932-7519. In Cape May, Northfield, Atlantic and Cumberland, New Jersey call 302-304-5509 or 302-358-9736.

A comprehensive list of participating urgent care community providers is available at

Veterans Services

110 Fifth Street, Salem NJ 08079

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

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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