Legislation authored by Congressman Chris Smith that will help military veterans treat their PTSD through enhanced outdoor medical therapy and recreation passed in the U.S. Senate last night, the eve of Veterans Day, and is on its way to the White House to be signed into law.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 11th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Veterans | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Veterans | 4 Comments »
Local leaders and supporters of the Veterans community gathered in Tinton Falls on Saturday for the ceremonial ground breaking of a Gordan H. Mansfield Veterans Community. The $23 million, four story community with 70 one bedroom apartments is a project of Soldier On and WinnDevelopment to be built on a 12.6 acre site on Essex Road that was donated by Seabrook Village.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 14th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Soldier On, Tinton Falls, Veterans | Comments Off on ‘Soldier On’ Veterans Community Breaks Ground in Tinton Falls
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is upset about the care that military veterans are getting and and the attention that the media is giving to the plight of inmates in State and County prisons compared to the sparse coverage the media is giving convalescing vets in state run homes.
“This is shameful,” Golden said of reports that the high rate of mortality at New Jersey’s veterans homes since the COVID-19 pandemic broke. “We hear more about our inmates than our veterans. Everyday I receive calls from reporters on the status of inmates and there is blanket coverage on those in the jail, yet there’s sparse coverage on our veterans.”Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 9th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: COVID-19, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, New Jersey, Shaun Golden, Veterans | Comments Off on Golden: Our veterans deserve better
New Jersey’s veterans memorial homes have also been “severely impacted” by the still-growing coronavirus outbreak, the state’s top health official said Wednesday.
The state has three living facilities for military veterans — in Paramus, Edison, and Vineland. As of Thursday afternoon, 58 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14 have died from it, state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said.
The Paramus home has been hit particularly hard, with 40 confirmed cases, five residents hospitalized, and 10 deaths from COVID-19, Persichilli said.She added that the homes have had “staffing is… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 9th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Veterans | Tags: COVID-19, New Jersey, Veterans | Comments Off on N.J.’s 3 veterans homes have 58 residents with coronavirus, 14 deaths. Combat medics sent to help.
Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation has declared Saturday, December 22 to be Veterans Appreciation Day. The company is Giving Back To Those Who Risked Everything Thing with free 20 minute sports massages for military veterans, as well as active duty and reservists, at all six of their Central Jersey locations from 9 a.m. until 1 pm.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: AdvancedPMR, Monmouth County News, Sports Massage, Veterans | Comments Off on AdvancedPMR Offers Free Sports Massage to Veterans
Monmouth County has expanded its efforts to support area military veterans.
A new office staffed to assist veterans and their dependents in applying for service-connected compensation, benefits and other earned entitlements through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was opened yesterday in Fort Monmouth at 1000 Sanger Avenue, Oceanport, NJ.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Veterans | Comments Off on Veterans’ Connection Office Opens At Fort Monmouth
TOMS RIVER — Republican nominee for New Jersey governor Kim Guadagno told a group of military veterans Saturday morning that while the U.S. constitution gives people the right to kneel in protest during the National Anthem, that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. “As governor, I would have to set an example,” Guadagno, the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 4th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, National Anthem, New Jersey, Veterans | 4 Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced a partnership with Team Rubicon, a non-profit group of veterans that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
To improve response and recovery of disasters and emergency situations, Team Rubicon along with members of the Monmouth and Ocean County Building Officials Association, attended a training seminar at the Public Safety Center in Freehold on September 21. The focus was on damage assessment and the utilization of a new software system to record and track the damages caused by a disaster.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Monmouth OEM, Shaun Golden | Tags: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County OEM, Monmouth County Sheriff, OEM, Shaun Golden, Team Rubicon, V.E.T.S, Veterans | Comments Off on Sheriff’s Office Partners with Team Rubicon on disaster response training
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Alfred Caponigro of Ocean Township would not accept the medals he earned in combat during World War II because of all of the other Americans who didn’t make it back, or who lost limbs and other injuries. Caponigro lost his hearing in the war and was discharged with a 100 percent disability rating by the Navy.
On Tuesday Caponigro, 90, joined by his family and friends, accepted his medals from Congressman Chris Smith, 73 years after he earned them.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Veterans | Tags: Alfred Caponigro, Chris Smith, Congressman Chris Smith, Ocean Township, Veterans, World War II | 1 Comment »
As New Jersey prepares to honor military veterans Wednesday, state officials are taking the first steps that could provide one thing many veterans say has been missing for them when they return home — justice in context of their service. A state task force looking at veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and their involvement in… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 11th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Veterans | Tags: Veterans | Comments Off on Is it time for N.J. to establish courts only for veterans?