New Jersey's Governor We Value Our Veterans Community and Employer Awards
This award gives your municipality, business or academic institution the opportunity to value and honor the sacrificies, patriotism, and bravery displayed by our men and women who have worn the military uniform. Learn more.
Veterans Income Tax Exemption
With the Veterans Income Tax Exemption doubling to $6,000 for 2019, State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio is urging New Jersey veterans to check their eligibility and pre-certify to make claiming the exemption easier during tax filing season. Learn more at Veterans Tax Exemption.
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.
The Center for U. S. War Veterans’ Oral Histories is an official partner of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project in Washington, DC. A record of each interview is filed with that organization. Each interviewed veteran receives a copy of his or her recording in DVD format for personal use.
To access the online archives or to participate in the program, please visit the Center for U.S. War Veterans’ Oral Histories.
Mission Of Honor
The 33rd New Jersey Mission of Honor (NJMOH) ceremony was held at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Wrightstown, N.J., Nov. 21, 2019. The cremains of nine Servicemembers were honored during the ceremony. Some of these cremains had gone unclaimed for as long as 52 years. NJMOH’s mission is to identify, retrieve, and intern the cremated remains of veterans forgotten in New Jersey funeral homes.
Since 2007, 641 veterans have been located due to their efforts. Of those, 349 cremains have been reunited with their families. For more information, visit njsmissionofhonor.org.
High resolution photos can be downloaded from the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Flickr page.
The Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Mark A. Piterski, Ph. D., CDFM, is the Assistant Commissioner for Veterans, serving in the position of Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs (DCVA).
In this capacity, he administers two Divisions that serve the more than 300,000 Veterans in New Jersey.
The Division of Veterans Healthcare Services, oversees the operations of the state's three long-term care veterans' homes and respite care program.
The Division of Veterans Services, oversees the Veterans Service Offices, other state entitlement programs and services, veteran's preference determinations, veteran's status determinations, and the blind and catastrophic veteran pension entitlements.
Additionally, the Division of Veterans Services oversees the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, the operation of the state's Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing program, the State Approving Agency, which is responsible for certifying the VA funded educational and training program, and the state-owned monuments and memorials.