Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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
Welcome Home Vietnam
Veterans Day Event
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.
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
Media Story: Kern
Patriot Partnership seeks to bring vets to
Media Story: Veterans
getting hired in Kern County (KERO - YouTube)
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: http://www.honorflightkerncounty.org/upcoming-events/
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.
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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