Sunday, May 26, 2019
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
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Welcome Home Vietnam
Veterans Day Event
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)
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.
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.
Bakersfield Honor Flight Breakfast at the American Legion Post
Come join us for the Bakersfield Monthly Breakfast on Thursday, January 24 at 9am (4th Thursdays)at the American Legion Post 26 located at 2020 H Street.
FREE to All Honor Flight Vets & any KC WWII Veterans. $5 for spouse or guest
Please remember to wear your Honor Flight name badge, shirt or jacket - To have enough seats for all our Veterans, please limit attendees to Veterans and one guest each. â€“Thank you!
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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