County of Monmouth
For Immediate Release:
April 5, 2018

Veterans’ Connection Office Opens at Fort Monmouth

OCEANPORT - The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and County Veterans Services Office have announced the opening of a satellite Veterans’ Connection office at Fort Monmouth. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on April 5 at Russell Hall in Oceanport to celebrate the opening.

Ribbon Cutting at the Monmouth County Veterans Connection at Fort MonmouthThe Veterans’ Connection provides a variety of services to help veterans and their dependents obtain assistance in applying for service-connected compensation and benefits and other earned entitlements through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The staff at the office will help veterans to complete paperwork, obtain medical access and refer veterans for transportation services. In addition, veterans will receive assistance connecting to a host of services such as therapy for PTSD, substance abuse disorders, employment counseling and vocational training.

Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director and Chairperson of the Veterans Subcommittee of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, Lillian G. Burry said, “The opening of the Veterans’ Connection office at Fort Monmouth is a great day for Monmouth County veterans who have sacrificed so much for all of us. I am thrilled that we are able to provide them with convenient access to the benefits they deserve.”

The new Veterans’ Connection office will be housed at 1000 Sanger Avenue, Oceanport, NJ. Freeholder Deputy Director Burry said, “The Veterans’ Connection is located in one of the six Fort Monmouth properties sold in Oceanport in addition to a 13-acre parcel that will house Oceanport’s new Municipal Complex - all part of the continued and important revitalization of Fort Monmouth. I am pleased to report that to date, nearly two-thirds of Fort Monmouth is sold, under contract, or in negotiations. Now, in addition to all of the wonderful growth here, we are now reaching back to our military roots by opening the Veterans’ Connection office right here.”

Executive Director of the Monmouth County Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services, Sue Moleon said, “I am thrilled that the Veterans’ Connection satellite office is now open and available to help all Monmouth County veterans. Its knowledgeable staff will help veterans navigate the paperwork and processes required for them to access the important services, programs and benefits they have earned by serving our country.”

For more information call the Monmouth County Veterans Service Office at 732-683-8675. The Veterans’ Connection Center will be open by appointment only on Monday and Thursday from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

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