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Veterans Affairs


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

    This award gives your municipality 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. Learn more.

    Expansion of Non-Profit Eligibility for $45 Million Grant Program Launching June 9th

    The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced that it will pursue approval to allow all types of 501(c) non-profit organizations to apply for funding under the second phase of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. The change will allow for all 501(c) non-profits to apply for funding, including veterans organizations and business and industry groups. Learn more.



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.

State Medal Ceremonies

State Medal Ceremony
Social Distancing Ceremonies

North Jersey
April 22, 2020

State Medal Ceremony
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Cherry Hill, NJ
March 11, 2020

State Medals Ceremony
Moorestown Mall

Moorestown, NJ
February 21, 2020


Acting Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs

COL (Ret) Walter R. Nall serves in the position of Acting 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.

Last Updated: 06/08/2020
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