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VINGA Awards $1,000 Scholarship CHS Student

The Virgin Islands National Guard Association (VINGA) presented a $1,000 scholarship award to Trey Francis in July at Estate Bethlehem, St. Croix.

V.I. Welcomes Back 661st Military Police Detachment From Deployment

The unit spent approximately nine and a half months on a mission to support Operation Spartan Shield (Enduring Freedom). Their mission was at Camp As Sayliyah in Qatar.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason Abrahim Retires After 24 Years

He has served in numerous overseas locations including Germany (4x), Iraq (3x) and Haiti.

COVID-19 Testing for Veterans Available Aug. 31 Through Sept. 28

This 2nd round of COVID-19 testing will be conducted at the VA Clinic locations on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Testing will take place two days a week for the next four weeks beginning on Monday, Aug. 31.

VING’s 631st Engineer Utilities Repairs Local Schools During Annual Training

The unit was scheduled to attend a 21-day overseas deployment training in Hohenfels, Germany, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

VING Is Screening Travelers at Both Airports

Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) personnel are busy screening passengers at both of the territory’s airports.

Todman Becomes VING’s Second Chief Warrant Officer Five

In a small ceremony held Saturday, July 18, at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Todman was joined by Adjutant Gen. Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, his wife Julie Todman, family, friends and his former unit, the 631st Engineer Detachment.

Port Authority Implementing New Safety Measures to Combat COVID-19 Spread

Temperature checks at the airports will be performed by the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) at checkpoints on the airport operations access ramp before travelers are allowed entry into the terminal.

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Tyrone Gifft

Airman Tyrone Gifft is an aviation ordnanceman on USS Nimitz

Coast Guard Initiates New Commander of Sector San Juan

Rear Adm. Eric C. Jones, Coast Guard’s Seventh District commander, presided over the change of command ceremony, where Capt. Gregory H. Magee relieved Capt. Eric P. King as the Commander of Sector San Juan.

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