Welcome to Veterans Association of North County (VANC), an association of more than 30 veteran organizations serving over 5,000 members. For the first time in the history of North San Diego County, VANC has established a facility for all active, veteran, Reserve, Guard, and their families. Join us in honoring the men and women who have protected our freedom by helping to maintain and support this facility, its programs and projects, and its mission and goals.

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“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers”

–- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Our General Membership meeting is the 3rd Saturday of each month in the La Jolla Room beginning at 10:30 am.
1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058

For more information contact VANC at (760) 722-1277



The California Department of Veterans Affairs has denoted a population of 300,000 veterans in San Diego County; approximately 80,000 of those live in North San Diego County. As reported in the local San Diego publications, veterans find it more and more expensive every year to remain in San Diego County. San Diego households generally pay 34% more for consumer goods and services each year than the national average.


People who have given so much of themselves in service to their nation have become physically or mentally compromised, sometimes for the rest of their lives. No one understands the nature of this sacrifice more than other veterans, and no one is more capable of redressing the situation.


Through our Resource Center, the local veteran organizations (Am Legion, VFW, DAV, etc.) have a home.  VANC is able to provide all local vets, and the organizations that serve them, with a place to meet, to find support, and to facilitate referrals to community resources to help them not only survive but to thrive in a tough economy. VANC predominantly encompasses the North County (from north of Solana Beach to north of Poway and everything in between), and welcomes all active, veteran, Reserve, Guard, and their families that visit or contact our facility and organization.