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.


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
                                              (661) 716-4000

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

Camp Lejeune Water Supply Alert  (PDF)


Celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

Please join us in celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice on Monday, July 27th @ 10:00am.  The ceremony will take place at Jastro Park, located at Truxtun and Myrtle Street, just East of Oak Street.   Come join us in saluting those who served their country honorably.  God Bless America!


Veterans Coffee & Donuts

On the 1st Tuesday of each month come share coffee and donuts with your fellow Veterans.  On Tuesday, August 4th from 9:00 am to 11:00 at the Bakersfield Veterans Center, located at 1110 Golden State Avenue, you can take advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow Veterans of all ages; from the youngster coming back from the Middle East thru World War II.  Come and enjoy a good cup of joe and a yummy donut.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please call (661) 323-8387.


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!


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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