The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA) estimates that there are more than 300,000 veterans living in San Diego County, and more than 80,000 veterans in North San Diego County. Over 5000 veterans are represented by the 35+ veteran organizations that support VANC. Our membership continues to grow rapidly since the completion of our Veterans Association of North County Resource Center.


“I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country.”
— Abraham Lincoln

VETERANS GROUPS (Membership 5,000+)

1st Marine Division Association
2nd Marine Division Association
146th Air National Guard
American Combat Veterans of War
American GI Forum Oceanside Chapter
American Legion Post #146 Oceanside
American Legion Riders Chapter #146
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #146
American Legion Post #365 Vista
American Legion Post #416 Encinitas
American Legion Post #862 Orange County
Blind Veterans Association
California Military Order of the Purple Heart
Chosin Few
Disabled American Veterans #95
Emblem Club #294
Jewish War Veterans of North County – Contact
Legion of Valor
Marine Corps League
Marine Corps Mustang Association
Military In Transition Firefighter For A Day
Military Officers Association of America
Military Order of the Cootie
Military Order of the World Wars
Ocean Hills Veterans Group
Palomar Voiture #1406
Prisoners of War San Diego Chapter 1
Special Forces Association Chap LXXV
US Navy Armed Guard Veterans
Veterans Village of San Diego
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1924 Fallbrook
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7041 Vista
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10577 Oceanside
Veterans of Modern Warfare
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1031
Women Marines Association, EMVSCC (CA-7)



Gold Star Wives of America
Old Bold Pilots
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War




VANC membership is open to military and veteran organizations of all eras and branches of the Armed Forces. We recognize  and honor those who have been in the field of battle, as well as those who provided the much needed support from posts around the world. VANC also welcomes and provides support to the family members who have stood at the side of our men and women in uniform.


To become a member of our ever-growing list of organizations, please contact:


Founder / President, Veterans Association of North County

(760) 722-1277




To contact a member organization, click on their website link.