Sunday, April 26, 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 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: http://www.honorflightkerncounty.org/upcoming-events/
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.
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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