Kern County Veterans Service Department

Kern County Veterans Service Department

Kern County Veterans Service Department

1120 Golden State Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone (661) 868-7300 • Toll-free Phone: (866) 218-5367

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday WALK-IN 8:00 A.M. - Noon • 1:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Friday WALK-IN 8:00 A.M. - Noon

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Kern Veterans Memorial

601 Truxtun Avenue

Kern veterans and your families: Let us serve you! If you served honorably in the military, thank you for your service and sacrifice for this country. Thank you also to the spouses and dependents who served along with you. Regardless of your era, your branch, your post or your assignment, you are likely entitled to state and federal veteran's benefits, and your dependents may also qualify for benefits.
Mission Statement: The goal of the Kern County Veterans Service Department remains the same today as when it was first established in 1944: to assist veterans, their dependents, and survivors to obtain the benefits they have earned as a result of their honorable military service.



Case Filed Against Michael McWilliams for Fraud against Military Veterans  (PDF)


Kern Patriot Partnership

To help connect veterans with jobs, Chevron USA has given the Kern County Veterans Service Department a $250,000 grant to help develop the Kern Patriot Partnership.


Optimal Hospice Care - Veteran to Veteran Volunteer Program  (799K PDF)

Optimal Hospice Care invites you to share your heart!  If you are now or ever have been a member of the armed forces, consider volunteering to provide care and support for other veterans nearing the end of their journey.  Call today to learn how you can make a difference.

                                         Optimal Hospice Care
                                   1675 Chester Avenue, Ste. 401
                                         Bakersfield, CA 93301
                                              (661) 716-4000

Veterans Should be Wary of Organizations Offering Services to Veterans  (PDF)

Camp Lejeune Water Supply Alert  (PDF)


Honor a Hero, Hire a Veteran  (679K PDF)

Veteran job seekers, mark your calendar for Thursday, June 25, 2015 and attend the Honor a Hero, Hire a Veteran job fair.  The job fair will be held from 8 am - 12 pm at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, located at 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301.  No one deserves to be hired more than our nation's Veterans.  Good Luck


Honor Flight Breakfast

Serving begins at 9:00am.  Come early, visit and enjoy some coffee or juice.  Open to all Honor Flight Veterans, Guardians and a guest.
Hot, delicious meals are $5/person.  American Legion Post 26 - 2020 H Street
**Please remember to wear your Honor Flight name badge, shirt or jacket**.
For more information on the monthly breakfast, click on the following website link:


Patriotic Concert

Feel free to bring blankets or lawn chairs and join us for a beautiful tribute to our veterans and to the United States of America.

                                                Patriotic Concert
                                          Beale Park Amphitheater
                                       Sunday, June 28th @ 7:55pm
                                            500 Oleander Avenue

Bring the family and join us for a delightful evening of music; let's pack the park!


The rotating gallery on this page displays a variety of images honoring the contributions of our local veterans. We will update the gallery with new images as they become available.

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