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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."

Hurricane Hunters from Mississippi Return to Queen Louise Home Bearing Toys

Queen Louise Home has received support and resources from this wonderful group for over 12 years.

Taxicab Commission Schedules Medallion Auction for Veterans on Each Island

This auction is open to V.I. veterans of the U.S. Armed Services only.

V.I. National Guard Alerts Public to Controlled Burning of Documents, Dec. 5-9

The V.I. National Guard is notifying the public that if anyone happens to see or smell smoke at any of those locations, there is no need for concern.

Veterans Administration Caribbean Schedules Vaccination Booster Shots and Veterans Townhall

In collaboration with the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Administration Caribbean Healthcare System will conduct vaccination clinics and an in-person town hall for veterans residing within the Virgin Islands.

Office of Veterans Affairs to Host Veterans Appreciation Day Sail

All veterans interested in attending the sail day need to visit the St. Thomas office between 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 and noon on Nov. 30.

Veterans Day Ceremonies Nov. 11 to Honor Three Vets

On Nov. 11, the U.S. Virgin Islands will host Veterans Day ceremonies following this year’s theme, “Honor.”

Office of Veterans Affairs to Subsidize Travel for VA Medical Appointments

In the case of the Virgin Islands, there is an outpatient clinic on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix; however, the closest VA Medical Center is on Puerto Rico.

V.I. Army National Guard to Host Back to School Run on St. Thomas

The Virgin Islands Army National Guard Recruiting will host a “Back to School 2 Mile Run” on Sept. 10 at the Fort Christian parking lot on St. Thomas.

VING State Family Programs Presents Community Purple Award to La Reine Chicken Shack

The National Guard Award Program is designed to promote superior performance amongst all volunteers throughout the National Guard and recognize outstanding contributions made by statutory volunteers and organizations.

Virgin Islander Keo L. Brown Excels in the U.S. Coast Guard

Todd D. Vance, the cutter’s Commanding Officer, recognized Petty Officer Brown for his accomplishments last month when the vessel was docked in the port of Charleston, South Carolina.

First Ever Female Chief Master Sergeant in the V.I. Air National Guard’s 285th Civil Engineering Squadron

Zathlyn Rodriguez of the V.I. Air National Guard’s 285th Civil Engineering Squadron was promoted in July to Chief Master Sergeant making her the first female to ever hold the position in the squadron

Two VING Guardsmen Graduate From the Sergeants Major Academy

The Academy prepares master sergeants and sergeants majors to elevate from a tactical level of thinking to an operational and strategic perspective.


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