Sunday, July 24, 2016
Benefits & Services
Benefits - Veterans
Benefits - Dependents
Benefits - Survivors
Veterans California DriverLicense or ID Card
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, by appointment8:00 a.m. - Noon • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, by appointment8:00 a.m. - Noon
...more contact information
Kern Veterans Memorial
601 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield Clients Now Seen by Appointment (PDF)
Kern River Valley Branch Now Offering Client Appointments and Extended Hours (364K 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:
https://goo.gl/WswmfR - 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)
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/
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.
1st Annual Night at Krush
Save the date! July 17th at 6:00 pm. Join us for the 1st Annual Night at Krush and enjoy live music, premium food and drinks, a cigar bar, raffles, door prizes, an auction and children's art; all in honor of Toys for Tots for the kids of Kern County. For ticket information click on the website link. Early Bird Special: Order before May 22nd, $100 per ticket.
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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