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combat boots in the desert representing veterans supported by Vero Beach non profit Next Gen Vets of Indian River County


Next Generation Veterans of Indian River County is an organization that was started for veterans of the Iraq-Afghanistan conflicts, those that served and serve from 1990 to present. We welcome all branches, ranks, duty assignments and lengths of service. We also welcome the family members and friends that support them.

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Mission Statement

The Next Generation Veterans of Indian River County (NGVIRC) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization consisting of residents in Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.   All officers and directors of the NGVIRC are unpaid volunteers.  


Our Organization’s mission and purposes are to serve our veterans and veteran supporter community by educating its members on pertinent veterans’ issues and benefits; promoting and supporting charitable veteran causes and organizations; providing assistance to veterans and social enrichment to its members; and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) support groups to improve physical, mental and emotional wellness.

Executive Board

Next Gen Vets Commander Doug Klock


Douglas Klock, Air Force

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Executive Officer

Stephen Follett, Army

First Sergeant

Kevin Christofferson, Army

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Marc Obernier, Air Force



Jessica CarrilloAir Force

Non-Discriminatory Statement

Next Generation Veterans of Indian River County values its community of volunteers and we are committed to creating a friendly environment where each individual is welcomed and respected.  We believe that no person should be excluded from activities or volunteer participation on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other discriminatory reason.  Accordingly, we will not knowingly refer volunteers to organizations that engage in unlawful discriminatory practices.

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