Veteran ID’s

Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

Veteran Identification Cards – DD214 Preservation Program

Veterans can register their DD-214 discharge papers with the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office. Registering this form affords the veteran the security of knowing that his/her records are permanently recorded. A Veteran who records his/her DD-214 will receive a Veteran ID Card which shows the Veteran’s name, address, and file number of their recorded DD-214. This service is free of charge to all honorably discharged Atlantic County Veterans.

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Military Discounts

These businesses are offering military discounts, all you have to do is ask and show your Veteran Id card. Some restriction may apply. Changes are made to this list frequently. Merchants may change discount rates and participation without notice. Please contact merchant for discount information.

Participating Merchants List

  • All About Bikes N Wheels, Brigantine
  • Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield
  • A to Z Lock & Key, Linwood
  • Beginners First Academy, Weymouth
  • Boscov’s, EHT
  • Cartridge World, Mays Landing
  • Chester’s Pastry Pantry Bakery, Somers Point
  • Cosmetic & Family Dental, Hamilton Twp
  • Cousin Mario’s, Hamilton Twp
  • Denny’s Restaurant
  • Diamond Diner, Cardiff
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Exclusive Jewelers, EHT
  • Foerster Vision Center, Northfield
  • Forsight Optical Center, Hammonton
  • Fox Chase Bank
  • Genes Farm & Garden Center, Mays Landing
  • Grease Monkey, Northfield
  • Gregory’s, Somers Point
  • Homestead Barber Shop, Hamilton Twp
  • IHOP
  • J&R Custom Framing, Somers Point
  • Kyle T. Kievit, Attorney at Law, Linwood
  • Knebel’s Auto Service Center, Hamilton Twp
  • Markus CPA,LLC, Northfield
  • Mays Landing Diner, Mays Landing
  • Messina General Contractor, Egg Harbor Twp
  • National Massage Therapy Institute, EHT
  • Pizza Inc, Brigantine
  • Premier Self Storage & Business Center, EHT
  • Regal Movie theaters,EHT
  • Repair N Click IT NJ, Northfield
  • Retro Fitness, Egg Harbor Twp
  • Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, Somers Point
  • Tilton Fitness, all locations
  • Town Paint Inc., Egg Harbor Twp
  • Doughty’s Furniture and Mattress, Clayton

Hamilton Mall

  • 4M for Kids
  • Aeropostale
  • Against All Odds
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Buckle
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant
  • Champs Sporting Goods
  • Charlotte Russe
  • Cinnabon
  • Claire’s
  • Cosimo’s Pizza
  • Facetival Face Painters
  • Footaction
  • Footlocker
  • G By Guess
  • Her Styler
  • Johnny Rockets Restaurant
  • Journey’s
  • Journey’s Kidz
  • Kicks USA
  • Littman Jewelers
  • Longhorn Steak House
  • New York and Company
  • Normans Hallmark
  • Pac Sun
  • Payless Shoes
  • Piercing Pagoda’s
  • Radio Shack
  • Smoking Anywhere
  • Subway
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Toy Zam Toy’s
  • Zales Jewelers

Cell Phone Service Discount – All Federal Employees are able to get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier and mentioning the “Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 – Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present.” You will need to know the military member’s supervisor’s name, phone number and full address, so that his/her military status can be verified.

Atlantic County Veterans Service Organizations

The American Legion Post 28
NJ Ave. & Mill Rd.
Absecon, NJ 08201

The American Legion Post 61
1510 Adriatic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The American Legion Post 81
902 S. Main St.
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

The American Legion Post 144
213 Mitchell Dr.
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234

The American Legion Post 158
159 Antwerp Ave.
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

The American Legion Post 254 – Mays Landing
6007 2nd St.
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

The American Legion Post 270
P.O. Box 129
Minotola, NJ 08341

The American Legion Post 295
P.O. Box 193
Northfield, NJ 08225

The American Legion Post 352
P.O. Box 155
Somers Point, NJ 08244

The American Legion Post 353
23 Elm Ave.
Linwood, NJ 08221

The American Legion Post 396
3218 W. Brigantine Ave.
Brigantine, NJ 08203

The American Legion Post 430
P.O. Box 102
Cologne, NJ 08213

The American Legion Post 469
P.O. Box 441
Longport, NJ 08403

AMVETS Post 777 Atlantic City
16 South Parker Avenue
Atlantic City NJ 08401

AMVETS Post 911 Somers Point
PO Box 413
Somers Point NJ 08244
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Cape-Atlantic Marine Corps League
Detachment 194
P.O. Box 118
Absecon NJ 08201

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10
704 Haddon Ave
Absecon NJ 08201

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 66
466 South Egg Harbor Rd
Hammonton NJ 08037

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70
601 Dolphin Ave
Northfield NJ 08225

Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 13 Atlantic City
Robert J Campbell, President
48 Lewis Dr
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Jewish War Vets
Garr-Greenstein Post #39

301 N. Penbrooke Ave.
Margate NJ 08402

Korean War Vets of America
Atlantic County Chapter 234

7 Maple Ct/Oaks of Weymouth
Mays Landing NJ 08330

Military Order of the Cootie, Pup Tent 22, Jersey Crabs
P.O. Box 689
Mays Landing NJ 08330

Military Order of the Purple Heart
Chapter 155 Somers Point

214 W. Willmont Ave.
Somers Point NJ 08244

United States Submarine Veterans Inc.
Egg Harbor Township Base
PO Box 558
Somers Point, NJ 08244

VFW District 16 (Atlantic County)
P.O. Box 689
Mays Landing NJ 08330

VFW Post 158 – Landisville
812 Harding Hwy
Buena NJ 08310-1534

VFW Post 215 – Atlantic City
402 N. Elberon Ave
Atlantic City NJ 08401-1125

VFW Post 220 – Mays Landing
P.O. Box 689
Mays Landing NJ 08330

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 228
P.O. Box 239
Somers Point, NJ 08244

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 825, South Jersey
PO Box 700 Mays Landing, NJ 08330
September 2014 Newsletter

VFW Post 1026 – Hammonton
Salvatore Mazza
1191 Moss Mill Road
Hammonton NJ 08037

VFW Post 2189 – Somers Point
Charles Callahan
2025 Bay Ave
Ocean City NJ 08226-7374

VFW Post 3361 – Ventnor City
Anthony Musarra
601 N. Dorset Ave
Ventnor NJ 08406-1363

VFW Post 5043 – Mullica Township
Alan MacFarlane
2657 7th Ave
Hammonton NJ 08037-4026

VFW Post 5341 – Egg Harbor City
Raymond A. Kuehner
429 Chicago Ave
Egg Harbor City NJ 08215

VFW Post 6594 – Pleasantville
512 Portland Ave
Pleasantville, NJ 08232-3450

VFW Post 6964 – Brigantine
121 31st Street
Brigantine, NJ 08203

VFW Post 8098 – Cardiff
229 Asbury Rd
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234-7119

VFW Post 9311 – Margate
305 N.Huntington Ave
Margate, NJ 08402-1637

VFW Post 9462 – Absecon
P.O. Box 136
Absecon, NJ 08201

VFW Post 10620 – Pomona
P.O. Box 611
Pomona, NJ 08240

VFW Post 11468 – Dorothy
P.O. Box 65
Dorothy, NJ 08317-0065

Press Releases

Veteran Owned Businesses

  • R & R Gunsmithing, Somers Point
  • Shore Hardware, Somers Point
  • Walton Detective Agency, LLC – Mays Landing

County Clerk Veteran ID Card Gives Discounts in Area Stores

Atlantic County Clerk Ed McGettigan today announced a new program in conjunction with Atlantic County veterans’ organizations which will provide area veterans with the opportunity to receive discounts at a host of retail stores.

The Clerk explained that his office issues photo ID Cards to veterans who present their DD214 discharge form to his office which are scanned for collective records preservation. Providing photo ID cards is just one of the many functions of the County Clerk’s Office. As an added benefit agreements have now been reached with many area retail stores, restaurants and even cell phone providers to provide the veteran discounts. Some of those establishments include Lowe’s, Home Depot, Payless Shoes, GNC, and Michael’s. Restaurants such as Denny’s, Burger King and Pizza Hut have also joined the program. Service providers such as AT & T, Geico, and even Sears Portrait Studio are also on the list. A complete list of participants is available at the County Clerk’s website,

McGettigan said that most of the discounts range from 10 percent to 15 and even 20 percent in some cases. McGettigan added that he will be approaching retail establishments not yet on the list to give them an opportunity to participate.

“I can’t imagine any business in Atlantic County not wanting to be associated with this effort for our servicemen and women who have given so much,” he said. “It’s just good business. There are an estimated 45,000 veterans in Atlantic County.”

“This is a very exciting program,” McGettigan added. “It’s not often we have the opportunity to do something as tangible as this for our service men and women and their families.”

Commanders of all veterans organizations in Atlantic County, including VFW’s, American Legions, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Vietnam Veterans of America, have been active in this program, reaching out to their members and other veterans to inform them about the program. The Clerk’s Office also participates in veteran’s outreach programs with these organizations to issue the ID Cards to as many veterans as possible.

“The outreach program to veterans’ groups has been an ongoing priority of the Clerk’s Office,” McGettigan said, “We take the office services right out to their locations and process their photo ID cards on site.”

McGettigan also indicated that senior members of his staff who are working with the program are also veterans. Art Lucchesi, Deputy County Clerk, is a Vietnam era Marine veteran and John Piatt, Management Specialist, is an Army Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

The Atlantic County Clerk’s Office will be issuing veteran ID cards at its main office in Mays Landing during normal business hours, 8:30 am to 4:15 pm on weekdays except for Mondays and Wednesdays when the Mays Landing office remains open until 5:45 pm. The service will also be available at the Clerk’s satellite office operations at both Shore Mall and Hamilton Mall on Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm.

The Clerk’s webpage will compliment the program by offering a “Veterans Corner” which will contain important links for veterans as well as current veteran news and updates on the veterans ID Card program.