Friday, December 19, 2014
Benefits & Services
Benefits - Veterans
Benefits - Dependents
Benefits - Survivors
Veterans ID Cards
Veterans License Plates
Meet the Staff
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
...more contact information
Kern Veterans Memorial
601 Truxtun Avenue
Veterans Should be Wary of Organizations Offering Services to Veterans
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 veterans' benefits, and your dependents may also qualify for benefits. To learn about your veteran's benefits, click here, go to Veterans Benefits or contact us at 661-868-7300 or 1-866-218-5367.
Camp Lejeune Water Supply Alert (PDF)
From the 1950's through the 1980's, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals. Veterans and family members who served on active duty or resided at Camp Lejeune during that time period may be eligible for medical care through VA for certain health conditions.
Honor Flight Breakfast
On Thursday morning, December 18th, Honor Flight of Kern County will be serving up a hot, delicious breakfast. This event is open to all Honor Flight Veterans, Guardians and a guest for $5.00 a person. The event will be held at the American Legion Post 26, located at 2020 H Street. Breakfast will be served at 9 am, so come early, visit and enjoy some good food, coffee or juice. **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: http://www.honorflightkerncounty.org/upcoming-events/
From Arlington to Bakersfield
On Saturday, December 13, 2014 all across America, volunteers will be laying Christmas wreaths at Veterans' cemeteries, including Bakersfield National Cemetery to remember and honor our fallen heroes. The wreath laying is held annually on the second Saturday of December. The second Saturday in December was unanimously voted by the US Congress as "Wreaths Across America Day". Come join in honoring those who served their country honorably and gave their lives to preserve our freedoms. For more information on this event, click on the following website link http://www.bakersfieldwreathproject.org/.
"We will not forget. We will never forget."
1st Annual Bakersfield Santa 5K Fun Run at Riverwalk Park in Bakersfield
Additional Pay for Dependents
Burial and Death Benefits
Burial in National Cemetery
GI Bill Benefits - Education
Home Loan Guarantee
Cal-Vet Home Loans
Government Life Insurance
Veterans Homes of California
College Fee Waiver
Dependents Education Assistance
ChampVA Medical Insurance
Children Born with Certain Birth Defects to Vietnam Veterans
Dependents Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
Burial in National Cemetery, Dependents Eligibility
Burial Expenses Reimbursement
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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