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, by appointment
8:00 a.m. - Noon • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, by appointment
8:00 a.m. - Noon

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Welcome Home Vietnam

Veterans Day Event

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.

News

11/11/17

DOD to Open Online Exchange Shopping to Veterans  (283K PDF)

Department of Defense (DOD) has announced that veterans will soon be able to shop online at military exchanges.  The policy change will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans.  To learn more about this opportunity, click on the pdf link.

07/13/17

Waves of Honor program at Sea World - Free Admission for Veterans and Families

Sea World in San Diego is offering free admission to all current and former military veterans and their families.  This offer is available through September 30, 2017 and visitation must occur by December 30, 2017.  Please visit the website link for more details.

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Announcements

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

Camp Lejeune Water Supply Alert  (PDF)

07/27/17

Kern County Veterans Collaborative

Held the 4th Thursday of each month from 10 am - 11:30 am at the U.S. Army National Guard Armory located at 2800 Gateway Avenue.  They discuss various topics with local organizations who want to help veterans and ways to improve veteran assistance.  These meetings are open to the public.

07/27/17

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: http://www.honorflightkerncounty.org/upcoming-events/

08/01/17

Veteran Coffee and Donuts

On the first Tuesday of each month from 9 am - 11 am at the Bakersfield Veterans Center, located at 1110 Golden State Avenue, come enjoy some coffee and donuts and mix and mingle with Veterans of all ages.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please call (661) 323-8387.  

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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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