Category Archives: Department of Veterans Affairs

Pallone, Holt Tour New and Improved Tinton Falls Veterans Clinic

Tinton Falls, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Congressman Rush Holt Monday held a ribbon-cutting to recognize the reopening of the Department of Veterans Affairs Community-based Outpatient Clinic in Monmouth County. The clinic in its new location has been expanded and the majority of the clinic’s services are now on one level to make it easier for physically challenged patients to get around the facility.

“I believe we accomplished the goals we had in mind for our area veterans as we relocated the facility, expanding services, minimally disrupting the medical services veterans rely on and relocating the facility close enough so it’s still convenient,” said Pallone. “Just because the Army made an ill-advised, misguided decision to close Ft. Monmouth, that doesn’t mean veterans who still need specialized medical care should be affected.”
Benefits of the Tinton Falls location include a larger space to care for veterans, expanded clinical services, additional specialized support for veterans currently returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and improved accessibility. Currently, 2,827 are enrolled to receive care at the facility.
“After the Army’s misguided decision to close Fort Monmouth, we committed to working with the VA to ensure that local veterans will continue to have access to the medical care that they rely on and have earned,” said Holt. “The new clinic marks a significant step toward fulfilling that commitment, and it will provide a wide and growing range of services to local veterans.”
Improved services include expanded Telehealth Services, social work services and nutrition psychiatry and laboratory services.
The clinic schedule is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Thursdays, beginning October 6, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Veterans can call the Tinton Falls clinic (732-842-4751) to schedule appointments.

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Congressmen Pallone & Holt Announce Tinton Falls Veterans Clinic is now open

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Congressman Rush Holt Monday will officially open the Department of Veterans Affairs Community-based Outpatient Clinic in Monmouth County. The new location of the clinic features more space and expanded services for over 2,500 veterans who rely on it for specialized medical care.

Congressmen Pallone and Holt will be joined by Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo, VA New Jersey Health Care System Director, Mr. Ken Mizrach and VA New York/New Jersey Network Director, Mr. Michael Sabo this coming Monday, October 3, 2011.

The outpatient clinic will be located at:

The Atrium, 55 Gilbert Street North
Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07701
The ceremony will begin at 10am.

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President Obama’s Weekly Address 7/10/10: Help for Vets with PTSD

President Obama announces that the Department of Veterans Affairs, led by Secretary Shinseki, will begin making it easier for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to receive the benefits and treatment they need.

For more on what the White House is doing for our Veterans see >>> Here

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Obama on Meet the Press Today

In an exclusive hour long interview today on Meet the Press , President elect Barack Obama will introduce  Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

During the interview, Obama states Shinseki is “exactly the right person who is going to be able to make sure that we honor our troops when they come home.”

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>Obama on Meet the Press Today

>In an exclusive hour long interview today on Meet the Press , President elect Barack Obama will introduce  Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

During the interview, Obama states Shinseki is “exactly the right person who is going to be able to make sure that we honor our troops when they come home.”

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