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Wednesday, July 17, 2024


U.S. Army North, FEMA and Partners Train for Unprecedented Hurricane Season

Ahead of what will likely be an active hurricane season, U.S. Army North trains to support civilian federal agencies in timely and effective disaster response. More than 150 military and civilian partners joined U.S. Army North - in person and virtually - for a Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill on Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston on June 4.

V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs to Host Seminars on Financial Literacy in May

Collaborating with Veterans Affairs on a range of financial topics will be First Bank VI, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Strategy Group.

Department of Defense Profiles Pfc. T’Anna Stanley-Lake

Every April, the Department of Defense celebrates the selfless service and duty demonstrated by military-connected children and teens. For Pfc. T'Anna Stanley-Lake, her deep sense of pride and duty to her country began early in her life.

Veterans Affairs, BMV Offering Veterans a Discount Program Initiative

The main purpose of the program is to recognize veterans for sacrificing their time to ensure that we all can live with the freedoms we have today and for the foreseeable future.

Taxi Medallion Auction for Veterans Scheduled for December on All Three Islands

Applications must be taken to the Office of Veterans Affairs for verification of eligibility as a U.S. Virgin Islands veteran on the island for which the bid is scheduled

104th Special Troop Battalion’s Holiday Meal – St. Croix

LTC Jamie Cornelius and CSM Selwyn Gumbs cordially invite the Virgin Islands National Guard to A Holiday Meal.

V.I. National Guard Thanks Those Who Attended Its 50th Anniversary Events

The fun is not over yet! Join VING for its 6K Glow Run, Walk or Bike event on St. Croix at 5 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 29.

Veterans’ Disabled License Plates Available Beginning October 16

The purpose of veterans’ license plates bearing the disabled emblem, “disabled veteran” means a person who has been designated as such by federal law, as evidenced by the presentation of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Benefit Summary Letter

VING’s Service of Worship and Celebration Begins October Events for 50th Anniversary

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) invites the community to join it in “Worship and Celebration” at the City of Refuge Worship Center on St. Croix, Oct. 1.

Virgin Islands National Guard to Host Open Bike Race on Sunday, July 30

The race will be hosted by the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) and will be held in front of their headquarters in Estate Bethlehem, St Croix.

VI National Guard Invites Community to Join It in Celebrating the 50 Years Anniversary

The VI Army National Guard will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Oct. 19. Leading up to the big day, the members of the National Guard aim to provide fun experiences for military families, retirees and the community to enjoy.

THE VI Children’s Museum Is a 2023 Blue Star Museum

The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum (VICM) will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

Federal Agencies and U.S. Army Gather in San Antonio for Hurricane Rehearsal

While hurricane seasons are unpredictable, U.S. Army North trains to maintain its proficiency and readiness to support our civilian federal agencies and Americans for the upcoming hurricane season. On May 24, more than 150 military and civilian partners joined U.S. Army North in person and virtually, for a hurricane rehearsal...

Virgin Islands Army National Guard to Celebrate 50 Years

Nearly 50 years ago, the VI Army National Guard was created through an act of Congress sponsored by Ron de Lugo, who was the territory's first delegate to Congress.

V.I. Veterans Advisory Council Meeting Set for Thursday, April 20

To facilitate veterans throughout the territory, the meeting will be conducted via the online platform Zoom, and it is open to all veterans

April Is the Month of the Military Child; ‘Purple Up for Military Kids’

This annual observance recognizes the strength, sacrifice, and immense resilience of children growing up within a military family.

Plaskett Meets with Coast Guard Commandant in Washington D.C.

Congresswoman Plaskett met with Admiral Linda Fagan, commandant of the United States Coast Guard, to discuss the Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment (BFD) at St. Croix and the broader Coast Guard presence in the Virgin Islands.

VA Is Working on Providing Additional Burial Space for Vets

“We have satisfied all requirements placed on us to receive funding for our very first VA State Cemetery, which will be on St. Croix. It’s just a matter of waiting now to reach the top of the distribution list for [federal] funding; ..."

Veterans Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for Each District

Representatives from the headquarters of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Integrated Services Network, the VA Caribbean Health Care System and the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs are collaborating to hear voices of the veterans within the USVI community.

Farrell Unanimously Elected as District VP of National Veterans Organization

“As always, I am prepared to continue serving for the benefit of our veterans. I am especially happy because it will mean more representation for veterans of the Virgin Islands on a national level."


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