Sunday, August 30, 2015
Benefits & Services
Benefits - Veterans
Benefits - Dependents
Benefits - Survivors
Veterans ID Cards
Veterans License Plates
Meet the Staff
News and Announcements
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
Kern Patriot Partnership
To help connect veterans with jobs, Chevron USA has partnered with the Kern County Veterans Service Department to help develop the Kern Patriot Partnership.
Case Filed Against Michael McWilliams for Fraud against Military Veterans (PDF)
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
Veterans Should be Wary of Organizations Offering Services to Veterans (PDF)
Camp Lejeune Water Supply Alert (PDF)
Fun on the Ice for all Veterans
Need a break from the heat? Come have some fun on the ice at the San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center on Saturday, August 15th from 4 - 7 pm; it's free for all VETERANS!. The ice center is located at 1325 Q Street, directly south of Rabobank Arena, near Maya Theater and in the same sub-division as McMurtrey Aquatic Center. Be sure to tell all your veteran friends!
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Office of Communication - Open Forum Town Hall meeting: Open to ALL Veterans
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare will be conducting an Open Forum Town Hall meeting, which is open to ALL veterans. The town hall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 5 pm to 7 pm and will be conducted in the main lobby of the clinic located at 1801 Westwind Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93301. If you have any questions regarding the open forum town hall meeting, please feel free to contact Anne Seydel at extension (661) 632-1801.
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/
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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