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.



Veteran's Health & Wellness Fair - November 12, 2016  (PDF)


Bakersfield Clients Now Seen by Appointment  (PDF)



Kern County Veterans Survey

The Kern County Veterans Service Department would like for you to participate and voice your opinion in a brief online website survey; this survey is completely confidential and anonymous.

The survey is intended to understand the needs of veterans for the purpose of providing a beneficial intervention.  Please enter the following website address onto your internet browser: - Website address is case sensitive

Thank you in advance for your participation; it's greatly appreciated.  For comments or concerns, please contact us at:

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

Camp Lejeune Water Supply Alert  (PDF)


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.  


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:


Veterans Benefits Workshop - Beale Memorial Library

Please join us on Tuesday, March 28th @ 5 pm for a workshop on veterans benefits provided by the Kern County Veterans Service Department.  Our guest speaker will be Mr. Joshua Dhanens, Veterans Service Manager.

This event is free and reservations are not necessary.  For more information, please call Beale Memorial Library at 661-868-0770.


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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