California WMA Chapters

CA-1  Greater Los Angeles

CA-2  San Diego County

CA-3  Greater San Francisco Bay Area 

CA-7  Edith Macias Vann Southern California

CA-8  Palms to Pines

CA-11 Central Coast

CA-15 San Fernando Valley

CA-16 Northern California

CA-29 Twenty Nine Palms

The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) provides high quality health care with advanced technologies and a commitment to friendly, compassionate service to more than 235,104 Veterans in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties.

We provide medical, surgical, mental health, geriatric, spinal cord injury, and advanced rehabilitation services. VASDHS has 304 authorized beds, including skilled nursing beds and operates several regional referral programs including cardiovascular surgery and spinal cord injury. The facility also supports three Vet Centers at the following locations: Chula Vista, San Diego, and San Marcos.

We are affiliated with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and provide training for 1,519 medical interns, residents and fellows, as well as 910 other clinical trainees, in areas such as nursing, pharmacy, dental and dietetics.  VASDHS has one of the largest research programs in the VA nationally with a budget of $43.2 million (FY 2015), 210 principal investigators, and 676 projects.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum and Historical Society

We are currently working on an Oral History  Project with  the Depot. We are looking for female Marines who served aboard the Depot from 1943 to 1946, who stood up to "Free a Man to Fight." If you or someone know fall into this catagory please let us know.  We would love to get your interview. Contact us at 

The Veterans Village of San Diego has been serving veterans since 1981, providing a safe and healthy place to restart their lives after an ardous duty.  It was no different for the San Diego County Chapter of the WMA when we found ourselves wandering around San Diego looking for  places to meet that would meet the needs of the members.  We found ourselves to be vagabonds from month to month.  That is until Phil, Claudia and the staff at the Veterans Village welcomed us home with open arms as they do for thousands of veterans every single year.  

It is our extreme privilege to be a partner to the Veterans Village and we look forward to a life long friendship. 

San Diego Area Marine Corps League Detachments

The local area Marine Corps Leagues are like minded Veteran's organizations with whom we partner  in various activities such as parades, summer picnics, and other celebrations in support of patriotism, service members and veterans who are in need of comfort or joy in our county.  Some of our members are members of both organizations. 


The Marine Corps Leagues in our area include:


#835 Bull Dog  Detachment (Mission Valley)

#886 Scuttlebutt Detachment ( San Diego)

#1032 Cpl M. Lee Wynnle (El Cajon) 

#1171 Desert Leathernecks (El Centro)

#1207 Colonel Mitchell Paige (Chula Vista)


The Building for the Brave program allows Habitat to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to veterans and their families. Homes are newly constructed and available for purchase by veterans and families that qualify under the guidelines of the Habitat homeownership program.

Habitat completed its first Building for the Brave community in Lakeside in 2014, and is currently working with the City of Poway to build 26 new homes for purchase by veterans in that community. 

For more information about veteran homeownership, please contact Shayna Hensley at 619-283-4663619-283-4663 or

Each May we are honored to present the Marine Corps' award to Outstanding female Cadet at Sweetwater High School.  If you interested in attending the presentation please let us know.

​​Located on a 30-acre site off Telegraph Canyon Road, adjacent to Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, the Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista (VHC-Chula Vista), is the only veterans home located in coastal, urban Southern California. With views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown San Diego, VHC-Chula Vista’s location provides residents with numerous cultural and recreational opportunities

Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more!

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