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Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. delivers his first State of the Territory address. (Photo by Barry Leerdam)

Governor Bryan Announces Interim Leadership at VING

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. appointed Col. Ivan R. Udell as the acting adjutant general of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) and retired Lt. Col. Elwyn Browne as chief of staff of the Office of the Adjutant General.

Virgin Islands Trailblazers Attend 2019 BEYA Awards

Virgin Islanders were recognized and well represented at the 15th Annual Stars and Stripes Military Dinner, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 8.

WW II Navy Flyer Visits USVI Midshipmen at U.S. Naval Academy

Matthew (Matty) and Gloria Yacovino drove down from their residence in New York City to Annapolis to meet with some U.S. Virgin Islands midshipmen.

ESGR Gives Medal for Exceptional Public Service to Beresford Edwards

Edwards was recognized for his years of service to the VI ESGR committee from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2018, and for his outstanding contributions as its chairman for two terms.

St. Thomas Office of Veterans Affairs Moves Back to Original Location

The VA publicly says “Thank You” to the management and staff of VITEMA. It was very accommodating and hospitable during the Veterans Affairs office’s time of need.

V.I. Participates in Federal Law Enforcement Training on Prescription Drugs, Fentanyl

Over 40 law enforcement officers from 12 different local and federal law enforcement agencies participated in the training. Instructors from the Caribbean Region DEA Tactical Diversion Squad highlighted the problems with diversion of prescription drugs and the hazards of Fentanyl abuse.

National Guard Promotes St. Thomas Native to Lieutenant Colonel

The Virgin Islands National Guard promoted St. Thomas native Maj. Sekou O. Richardson from the rank of major to lieutenant colonel in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12

USVI Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Names Stanley S. Jones New Chair

The Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has announced the selection of Stanley S. Jones, a native of St. Thomas and a resident of St. Croix, as the new ESGR chair for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

VA Notifies Patients of Incorrect Mailings of Medications, Letters

If an individual received medication(s), correspondence or items addressed to another individual from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs between Sept. 11 and Oct. 15, they are urged to immediately contact the Customer Call Center.

VA Caribbean Healthcare System and U.S.V.I. VA Expand Alternatives for Veterans

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) and the USVI Office of Veterans Affairs have announced the inclusion of AeroMD in the authorized list of air ambulance providers of the VACHS.

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