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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. We have two Veteran Services Representatives (VSR) here at VANC, read all about them below in Addtional Services.


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)




Yoga: Connected Warriors


additional resources

Veteran Service Representative (VSR) VANC has Four VSR's ready to serve.
Regardless when you left the military, you and your dependents may be eligible for benefits & services offered by the VA. We can help with Compensation for service-connected injuries, Pension for Veterans aged 65+, VA Healthcard enrollement, burial in a National Cemetary, and education benefits , just to name a few.
If you need help with your VA benefits, call and make an appointment. 760.722.1277

Honoring Our Heroes: Celebrating Military Appreciation Month with Veterans Association of North County (VANC)

As May rolls around, our nation takes time to honor the brave men and women who have served in the military. This month is known as Military Appreciation Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the sacrifices made by our armed forces. At the heart of this celebration is the Veterans Association of North County (VANC), an organization dedicated to supporting veterans and their families in the North County region of San Diego, California.


Claudia and Julie Najera donate a vehicle for VANC

Thanks to our loyal community, VANC was able to provide a family with a much needed vehicle. Claudia and Julie Najera were ever so gracious to donate this car and we couldn't be happier.


Resources for Military Families: Supporting Spouses and Children

Military families face unique challenges due to the nature of their loved one's service. The constant deployments, relocations, and long periods of separation can take a toll on the emotional and financial well-being of military spouses and children.


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. 


Wounded Warrior project

Every warrior has unique challenes and goals, come to the monthly meeting and let's discuss those challenges. They meet monthly on the last Wednesday at 6pm here at VANC.


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.

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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.