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.



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.


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

Camp Lejeune Water Supply Alert  (PDF)


VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Welcomes our Veterans Home Open House Events  (1,485K PDF)

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 10 am - 1 pm the VA Clinic of Bakersfield, located at 1801 Westwind Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93301 will hold an Open House for the Welcome our Veterans Home event. To learn more about this event and other Open House events in the Greater Los Angeles area, click on the informational flier link above.


Honor Flight Breakfast

Serving begins at 9:00 am. 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:


Kern County Library presents the file screening of the Gene T. Shipp story

On Saturday, April 25th at 2:30pm, the Frazier Park Library is pleased to announce the free film screening of An American Hero-The Gene T. Shipp story.  Julian Wilson, Filmmaker of Silver Titan Productions said, "It is the story of an African American WWII veteran who also fought in Korea and in Vietnam.  Mr. Wilson also states "It is truly a pleasure for me to share this story with everyone.  We can never forget the many sacrifices that our veterans and their families made during these early war years that allow us as Americans to live as we do today".

Filmmaker, Julian Wilson will lead a discussion following the film; refreshments will be served.  Come enjoy a piece of history told through the eyes of the man who lived it.


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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