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Here you will find several resources, programs, services and opportunities for Veterans, Service Members and their families. Our goal is to be your one stop shop for all things, so don't hesitate to contact us at any time. Programs and services vary, and include additional information for each.


Register for the Traditional Hunter Education Course at VANC!

The Traditional Hunter Education course consists of a minimum of 10 hours of classroom, homework, and field instruction. The Traditional Course is most often preferred by first-time hunters. Held at VANC on August 17th and 18th. Sign up today!

education programs

Culinary Prep Cook (On temporary hold)


Cybersecurity Certification Preparation


Fiber Optics & Structured Cabling Certification (Class on Hold, we are looking for instructor)


Military In Transition Firefighter For A Day




Yoga: Connected Warriors


additional resources

Mesothelioma VeteransFreeGrantsForVeteransFisher House Camp Pendleton

Top Tips for Serving Those Who Serve Our Country

For those in the military, sacrifice is part of their lifestyle. They offer everything in service to the rest of us, and sometimes it’s tough to know how to show gratitude for such a tremendous gift. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some ideas for civilians who want to give something notable back to veterans, service members, and their families. 



Akua milspouse support group

This support group focus is on solutions relate to the stressors of being a milspouse. They meet weekly on Wednesday at VANC at 6pm.

Homeless Veterans of San Diego (HVSD)

Kelly Luisi and her team are here on Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 1pm at VANC to meet with homeless or at risk veterans looking for help with housing, VA issues and more. Individual advocacy, mentoring and a “hand up” approach.


Constant moves, deployments, and the everyday demands of the military lifestyle have resulted in high unemployment among military spouses as well as a significant wage gap. The experience that military spouses gain through volunteering can be transformed into career skills through an effective resume.  Blue Star Families has created a Resume Builder to help you get started.

The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on employment readiness training programs, job placement solutions. These services are provided at no-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, and caregivers to combat wounded Veterans.

If You Are a Spouse or Caregiver of a post 9-11 Veteran who served in OEF/OIF/OND, there is a free program called Spouse Telephone Support available that is designed to help with the transition and adjustment faced by spouses and family members. Participants have the opportunity to talk with other spouses who are experiencing the changes that post deployment can bring and learn skills to help deal with those changes.

Child watch services are available for the patients of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton while they go to an appointment. The Austin Playroom Drop-off is located on the second floor adjacent to the Family Medicine Department.


VANC Awards Scholarships to North San Diego County High School Seniors. While helping students pay for college, it also provides an opportunity to educate students on the many contributions veterans have made to protect and preserve our country for future generations.