Kern County Veterans Stand Down


The Kern County Veterans Stand Down traditionally takes place on the second Thursday in October. It is a day set aside for veterans to relax and enjoy quick linkage to the many services available to them in one convenient outdoor location.

Admission is free and available to veterans and their dependents only–that means homeless veterans, too!

The California Veterans Assistance Foundation (CVAF) has been hosting the annual Stand Down since 2011. Dozens of exhibitors and service agencies partner with CVAF to deliver such services as:

  • Health screenings;
  • Assistance with Veterans and Social Security benefits applications;
  • Career services;
  • Free pet food;
  • Free hair cuts;
  • Free clothing;
  • Housing information and assistance;
  • Free transportation to and from the event from select locations;
  • The ever-popular Veterans Court, which helps vets get misdemeanors cleared from their record (You must pre-register for Veterans Court, so be sure to follow the instructions on the flyer to pre-register); and
  • Much, much more!

Please feel free to print our flyer and distribute this information to veterans you know who might want to attend.

For more information call CVAF at 661-873-4768.