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Veterans Council of Indian River County knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 1987, our Non-Profit Organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Veterans Council of Indian River County.


To support all Indian River County veterans and their families while raising awareness of veteran needs and their contributions to society.


To be recognized as the leading Indian River County Agency for Veterans Support.

Join us for our 5th Annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser!​


Get ready to aim high and make a difference! We are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual Veterans Council Clay Shoot Fundraiser!This exciting event is more than just a day of fun—it's an opportunity to support our most at-risk veterans and their families.​


Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2024

Location: Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports

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Col. Martin J. Zickert, U.S.A.F. (Ret.) 
February 14, 1941 - July 2, 2023
Colonel Martin “Marty“ Zickert, U.S.A.F. (Ret.) was born in Greenwood, Wisconsin in 1941, where he lived until enlisting in the U.S.A.F. on January 2, 1962.  Marty served in the U.S.A.F. from 1962 – 1992.  For over 30 years Col. Zickert worked in Strategic Air Command (SAC) and flew as a navigator aboard KC-135 tankers, RC135s, C124s and flew F4 fighters during the Vietnam War. After the Vietnam War Col. Zickert continued to work for SAC with the U.S. Military's strategic nuclear strike forces in the Philippines, Germany and United States.

Marty was a true leader, patriot, mentor, and friend to all who knew him.  When Marty was introduced to the Veterans Council of Indian River County, he jumped right in to become involved.  He quickly assumed a leadership role by joining the organizations Board of Directors in 2010.  He remained on the board of directors in various positions including serving in the position of Board Chairman in 2012, 2013, 2014 and again in 2020 and 2021. Through Marty’s leadership the organzation has seen enormous growth through gathering members of various community veterans groups to offering direct aid and transportation to local veterans in need. Marty passed away unexpectedly on July 2, 2023. Marty gave his all to our community and will forever be remembered for his great fun loving spirit and dedication to helping others.
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