Collier County Veterans Council "Honoring All Who Serve"
Collier County Veterans Council"Honoring All Who Serve"

Upcoming Events:

The next CCVC meeting will be February 19th at 7pm.  Location is Naples City Council Chambers, 735 8th Street South, Naples, Florida 34102. Veterans Council meetings will be held there for the forseeable future. All veterans are encouraged to attend. Please, arrive 20 minutes early in order to visit with other members of the gallery. If you would like to address the Council and membership, contact President CPO William Carl to have your name added to the agenda.



The Collier County Veterans Council

recurring events

The Veterans Council conducts several public patriotic ceremonies throughout the year.  They include Memorial Day, Indedpendence Day parade, Veterans Day, and Flag Day(June 14).  Council members staff these events by organizing speakers, setting up venues, speaking to crowds, and performing patriotic rituals.

In addition, we gather to support funerals of veterans in Lee and Collier Counties.  We also volunteer to staff veteran-related fund raisers and special events.  Our monthly meetings provide a friendly forum where veteran groups can make public announcements, network, and support each other with information.  They are given a platform to announce their upcoming events, recent successes, and invite veterans to support their cause. 




Run to Home Base Florida 

Saturday, January 18 @ JetBlue Park

8:00am Opening Ceremony | 8:30am Start

To register for the 5K run/walk or 1-Mile walk, please use this link:


The 2020 Run to Home Base Florida presented by ERI honors and supports SWFL Veterans and their Families. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Home Base’s SWFL initiatives, including our Warrior Health and Fitness Program, two-week Intensive Clinical Program in Boston and new outpatient clinical care for local Veterans.


This Run/Walk is a unique fundraising event through the scenic tropical areas surrounding JetBlue Park - ending with the unforgettable experience of finishing the race by crossing home plate just days ahead of MLB Spring Training. Friends and family can watch you from the stands at Fenway South, with food and entertainment available throughout the venue on race day. Participants receive a free beverage courtesy of Fort Myers Brewing Company!


Reenergizing Veterans Through Adventure and Challenge.

Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.

Our veterans courses are open to active duty servicemen and servicewomen and veterans of all conflicts who have deployed as a part of their service.  All applicants to our veterans courses will be asked to verify their service with their DD-214 for veterans or deployment documentation for active duty military members.

Collier County Veterans Expo at New Hope Ministries

February 22, 2020 at 7675 Davis Blvd, Naples. 

Over 50+ vendors and services for veterans and family members onsite!
-Local Services
-Aid and Attendance
-TBI and PTSD Information
-Burial Benefits
-Surviving Spouse Benefits
-VA Healthcare Sign-Up
-Veteran Organizations
-Compensation Benefits
-Education and Employment
-Homeless Assistance
-Elder Care Services
-Service Dog Info
-Collier County Services
-Hospice Care/Palliative Care

Operation Outdoor Freedom from the Florida Department of Agriculture

View the schedule and apply to participate

Outdoor Freedom is an endeavor of the Florida Forest Service that provides recreational opportunities to wounded veterans. Participants must be Florida residents (as defined in s. 379.101(30)(b)) who are honorably discharged military veterans with either a service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs or be a Purple Heart recipient.

Events can be accessed from the list, calendar, or map below. Click on the name for basic information. You may apply once for each event.


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