Veterans & Military

There is no commitment more important to our country than that of defending it, as millions of brave men and women have done. Our veterans are the heroes of our nation and deserve to be treated as such for being staunch defenders of our freedom. It is shameful that returning veterans often lack job opportunities, access to education, and critical healthcare services, and it is even more shameful that some of our heroes are left homeless and unemployed. In Congress, Representative Van Drew is fighting to reverse these failures and will work tirelessly until this is no longer the sad reality for the brave men and women of our military.

Amid the 2019 government shutdown, Rep. Van Drew has vehemently fought to pay the brave men and women in uniform.


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September 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement regarding Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller being held in military prison while he awaits a preliminary hearing. 

August 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew introduced a Concurrent Resolution with a dozen of his colleagues condemning and censuring President Biden for his unacceptable failures regarding the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan. Congressman Van Drew also previously called for the resignation of President Biden, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, and other Democrat leaders. 

August 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew issued a statement on the United States Servicemembers and civilians lost in the suicide bombing in Kabul. 

"I pray for those that are injured and the families of the American Servicemembers and American citizens we lost today in Kabul," said Congressman Van Drew. "It is absolutely unacceptable that the President allowed for our people and our troops to remain on the ground in Afghanistan with no way out.

August 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement on the current situation in Afghanistan.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

 Atlantic County, NJ – Today, Congressman Van Drew announced that a Veterans clinic in Atlantic County will be opening in the summer of 2023 to provide accessible health care to our South Jersey Veterans. Congressman Van Drew has been fighting tirelessly for the construction of this clinic and has been involved every step of the way.

May 4, 2021 Press Release

Atlantic City, NJ - Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew visited Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and presented an award for valor to a Petty Officer who conducted a water rescue. In addition, he also toured and participated in a ride on a Coast Guard Vessel where he spoke about ensuring readiness. Congressman Van Drew sits on the Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees which oversee authorizations for the US Coast Guard where he is currently working on several proposals to aid modernization.

March 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew issued a letter to National Guard Bureau Chief General Hokanson, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urging immediate action to address the substandard quality of food being served to National Guard members stationed at the United States Capitol.

Congressman Jeff Van Drew has previously voiced concern over the continued presence of troops, as well as the fencing keeping the Capitol of the United states looking “third world” and keeping constituents away.

September 28, 2020 Press Release

MAYS LANDING- Congressman Van Drew secured constituent, Petty Officer 1st class David Leininger’s, medals from his time in the service in the United States Navy.  Mr. Leininger served with distinction and honor in the United States Navy from the Korean War to the Vietnam War.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Van Drew is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for a position in his Mays Landing district office.

The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within member offices.

August 10, 2020 Press Release

SALEM COUNTY, NJ- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew decried the decision to close Fort Mott in Salem County, New Jersey indefinitely. The State Park Service has advised visitors to head to a different park, which is an approximate 40-minute drive away. While Fort Mott is an important site in the history of our State, the people of Salem County also heavily depend on the park for its recreational opportunities and scenic vistas.