IAVO is an organization for any and all veterans.
NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND
IAVO is an organization for any and all veterans. Our members come together from any branch, and any service. If a veteran is in need of friendship, or comradery we will do our best to bring them into the brotherhood. We are our brother’s keeper.
IAVO was founded by Brooks Chancellor, 1st Sgt. George Varra, Jacob Martinez & Jacob Aldridge in 2012. The four founders noticed that the current organizations for veterans weren’t really what this generation in Beeville was in need of. They knew the community needed something more of a brotherhood that was personable and welcoming to every veteran. Since 2012, we’ve grown to 30 members from every branch of service.
We participate in several community events throughout the year, and strive to be a helping hand for our brothers in need through GoFundMe campaigns and fundraisers during tragedies and providing a place for friendship and comradery.
IAVO AND MEMBERS HONOR
OUR CORE VALUES
Loyalty to our country, to our service, to our brothers, and to our families on a daily basis.
Duty to our community through color guards, and serving our neighbors together at various community events.
Respect for ourselves and those around us by striving to be good role models for the youth of our community.
Selfless service of our country, our communities, our families and each other.
Display of personal courage for serving our country, sometimes not knowing if we'd return home but nevertheless standing by our brothers in arms.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
US Army Infantry
US Army Mechanic
Capt Joe Declet (ret)
USAF / USCG / USN
US Army Infantry
Sergeant at Arms
FALLEN MEMBERS OF THE IAVO
Ssgt Jacob Aldridge
(October 20, 1986 - June 22, 2015)
Ssgt Michael Edward Collier
(August 24, 1988 - May 1, 2018)
A PLACE FOR COMRADERY
ABOUT THE RETREAT
One mile east of Berclair, TX the Veteran’s Retreat is being designed for veterans to have a place to go out and decompress and spend time with their brothers in arms. It will consist of an AR lane, 3 gun lane, pistol lane, Clay shooting, a demolition area, airsoft/paintball field, and eventually overnight campgrounds.