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Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation Thanks V.I. Vets for Their Service

Hannah Y. Kim, ambassador of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation and former chief of staff to Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), visited St. Thomas...

ESGR Celebrates Guard and Reserve Supportive Employers and Volunteers

This year, the ESGR Committee presented 12 awards to individuals and public and private businesses who touched the lives of guardsmen or assisted in the advancement of ESGR’s mission.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award Goes to VING Captain

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award was given to Capt. Wanda I. Williams, Virgin Islands Army National Guard (VING) supervisor, during a presentation on St. Croix, June 23.

ESG&R Givens Award to V.I. Fire Service’s Clifford Joseph

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESG&R) presented the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award to the Virgin Islands Fire Service on June 23.

VI ESGR Gives National Spirit of Volunteerism Award to Zandra Petersen

This honor is the highest award given by the ESGR to a state committee volunteer. It is given for sustained and exceptional service for a period of at least five years. Every year an ESGR volunteer is named for each of its four regions, Petersen is the 2018 Roche Award recipient for the Southeast Region.

Coast Guard Promotes Biann Creque to Lieutenant Commander

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Biann Creque, a 1999 graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander (Lt. Cmdr.) at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Clarence Matthews (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Heidi Cheek)

St. Croix Native Serves on a ‘City at Sea’ Aboard Navy’s USS Makin Island

Clarence Matthews learned a lot of important lessons while growing up on St. Croix, lessons that have taken him far in his military career, both literally and figuratively.
The Virgin Islands National Guard marches

VING’s Medical Detachment to Conduct Periodic Health Assessment for Soldiers

Approximately 285 soldiers will participate in annual medical and personnel readiness during a PHA and SRP event.

VING Airman to Return From Overseas Deployment

The community is invited to join VING at 2 p.m., Friday, May 4, the Henry Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix for a ‘Welcome Home,’ gathering.

Col. Shawn Harris Is New VING Director of Joint Staff

The adjutant general for the Virgin Islands, Brig. Gen. Deborah Y. Howell, has announced the selection of her new director of joint staff at the Joint Force Headquarters.

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