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In an effort to recognize the men and women whose high school education was interrupted due to their military service or their internment in a Japanese American relocation camp, the offices of the county Superintendent of Schools and the county Department of Veterans Affairs once again hosted Operation Recognition - Veterans Diploma Project.

Through Operation Recognition Veterans Diploma Project, eligible applicants (those who left school to serve in the military during war time and were discharged honorably or those interned in a Japanese American relocation camp) received their high school diplomas.

For more information about the Operation Recognition Veterans Diploma Project, click here or contact the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools at vdp@sbcss.k12.ca.us

2008 Veterans Diploma Project


For five years (2007-2011) the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has supported this holiday collection drive coordinated by County Veterans Affairs. This project gave the residents and employees of San Bernardino County an opportunity to show their support for our men and women in uniform, and their families here at home.

Initially, through the Troop Support Project, Veterans Affairs collected gifts, phone cards and hygiene items for our local units that were deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. More recently, Veterans Affairs collected gift cards of all types, prepaid telephone cards and prepaid credit cards to support families of deployed troops and to help them have happier, less-stressful holidays here at home while their loved ones were so far away.

Because of the reduction in military deployments to Iraq/Afghanistan, none of our local units will be away this holiday season (thank goodness!) and there will be no holiday Troop Support Project this year.

County Veterans Affairs Department thanks everyone who has participated in this great event over the years, from department coordinators to gift contributors. Without you, this project would not have been such a resounding success.

2009 Support Our Troops photos

2008 Support Our Troops photos

2007 Support Our Troops photos

Our Mission

To honor the commitment and sacrifice of our veterans, military and their families, and to promote awareness of their contributions and unique challenges, the department identifies and obtains benefits and services through advocacy, outreach and education, thereby contributing to the quality of life and well being of our communities.

Our Vision

To be an agency that is well trusted both from within, as well as outside the community to provide clear, accurate, and timely information and assistance concerning veterans’ services and benefits. To be an organization that is fully integrated with other benefit delivery programs. Our ultimate aim is to provide the highest quality of service to the veteran community and, thereby, impart a positive image of county government.

Our Core Values

  • Veterans are THE reason this department exists, our common purpose, and our efforts are directed toward meeting their needs. 
  • We are open to change and flexible in our attitudes.
  • We believe that respect, integrity, trust, and fairness are the hallmarks of all our interactions.
  • We value a culture where everyone is involved, accountable, respected, and appreciated.

Contact Information


        (909) 387-5516 or Toll-Free at 866-4SB-VETS (866-472-8387)

Postal address
175 West Fifth St. Second Floor, San Bernardino. Ca. 92415-0470

The information presented herein about veterans' programs is in summary form, and is believed to be current and accurate at the time of publication. However, the programs are governed by federal and state laws, and in the event of any conflict between these laws and the information presented herein, the provisions of these laws must control or prevail.

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