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.

News

11/11/17

DOD to Open Online Exchange Shopping to Veterans  (283K PDF)

Department of Defense (DOD) has announced that veterans will soon be able to shop online at military exchanges.  The policy change will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans.  To learn more about this opportunity, click on the pdf link.

08/01/17

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.

Veterans Service Department Media Release (PDF)

Media Story: Kern Patriot Partnership seeks to bring vets to jobs (bakersfieldnow.com)

Media Story: Veterans getting hired in Kern County (KERO - YouTube)

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Announcements

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

Camp Lejeune Water Supply Alert  (PDF)

10/03/17

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.  

10/14/17

SIKH Riders of America

10/26/17

Kern County Veterans Collaborative

Held the 4th Thursday of each month from 10 am - 11:30 am at the U.S. Army National Guard Armory located at 2800 Gateway Avenue.  They discuss various topics with local organizations who want to help veterans and ways to improve veteran assistance.  These meetings are open to the public.

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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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