Governor cuts ribbon on new Veterans Service Office in Union County

With opening, Murphy fulfills promise that each county would have office for veterans

Gov. Phil Murphy announced the opening of a Veterans Service Office in Union County on May 31, fulfilling the promise he made in his Fiscal Year 2024 budget address that there would be a VSO in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties.

The office was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

“Effective today, New Jersey heroes from Sussex to Cape May counties can visit their local Veterans Service Office to receive critical access to a wide range of services,” Murphy said. “New Jerseyans who have answered the call to serve deserve our utmost respect and support. By expanding our Veterans Service Offices to every New Jersey county, we are ensuring veterans and their families have easy access to the state and federal benefits they have earned.”

The VSOs provide employment, education, counseling, housing, social and medical services through the state and federal governments.

“New Jersey is investing more, doing more and achieving more in the area of state-delivered veterans benefits, programs and services,” Maj. Gen. Lisa Hou, commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and adjutant general of New Jersey, said.

“The opening of the Union County Veterans Service Office completes Gov. Murphy’s initiative to establish a point of entry for service members. Expanding access is the cornerstone of our efforts to connect those who have worn the uniform with the benefits that they have earned through their service to the United States.”

To further increase access to Veterans Service Offices statewide, DMAVA has also established a toll-free number, 844-671-1019, which will guide callers to their respective state Veterans Service Office. For more information on New Jersey’s Veterans Service Offices, please click here.