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Thursday, May 19, 2022


V.I. National Guard Welcomes Newest Aviation Officer

V.I. National Guard Capt. Elvor J. Narciss received his Army aviation wings after graduating from flight school at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama, on May 5, 2022.

Servicemembers Receive Operation Gratitude Packages for Their COVID-19 Work

Facilitated through the Virgin Islands National Guard State Family Programs Office, this initiative, which resulted in over 100 V.I. servicemembers receiving care packages, began in January 2022.

Patrick Farrell to Return as Director of Office of Veterans Affairs

Director Farrell will resume his duties at the Office of Veterans Affairs beginning Monday, Feb. 28.

Operation Gratitude, First Lady, Second Gentleman and Governors’ Spouses Support National Guard Troops

Joining Forces is a White House initiative under the leadership of the First Lady to support those who also serve: military and veteran families, caregivers and survivors.

After 4 Years, VING Servicemembers Receive Corrected Active Duty Pay for Hurricane Relief Work

Four years after the devastation of two category five hurricanes, many members of the Virgin Islands National Guard finally received corrected rate payments on Jan. 7.

SBA Offers Vets Two-Day Course on Starting a Small Business

This two-day in-person program, Boots to Business, is facilitated by subject matter experts from the Small Business Admistration and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.

Charter Flight Now Provides Roundtrips to PR for Eligible Veterans

Victorino Concepción, an Army veteran, has become the first participant of the inaugural charter flight that provides air transportation services to eligible veterans who fly to Puerto Rico for services at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System.

VINGA Recognized With 100% Membership Award at Annual Conference

Army and Air National Guard officers from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia gather to network, set their legislative agenda and hear from America’s civilian and military leaders.

VING Welcomes Home Capt. Kai Callwood

On Sept. 11, Capt. Kai Callwood, HHC 786th, returned home after a year of overseas deployment

VA Caribbean Healthcare System Welcomes Governor Bryan

Carlos R. Escobar, executive director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, welcomed Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and staff to the VA Medical Center in San Juan, P.R., to further develop an alliance with the U.S. territories.

U.S. Air Force Civil Engineers Commends VING 285th Civil Engineer Squadron

"The 285th CES teamed up with the 169th FW/CES at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., to accomplish readiness tasks and competency training.

Coast Guard Sets ‘Port Condition WHISKEY’ for Maritime Ports in PR, USVI

Environmental conditions for this tropical wave are expected to gradually become more conducive for development, and the system is expected to reach portions of the Leeward Islands late Saturday or early Sunday.

VA Caribbean Health Services Updates Its Visitation Policy

This change only applies to family visits to patients admitted in the hospital and to the visitors to veterans’ residents at the Community Living Center.

V.I. National Guard Association’s 2021 Scholarship Recipient Is McKayla Collins

(VINGA) presented a $1,000 scholarship award to McKayla Collins on July 15, at a ceremony held in a conference room named after the late David C. Canegata III.

U.S.V.I. Hosts U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Training Mission

In July, soldiers from the Alpha Company of the 249th Engineer Battalion of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers spent a week in the USVI honing their power assessment skills as part of a training mission.

Central H.S. Guidance Counselor Receives Gen. Colin L. Powell Service Award

Elliot was nominated for the award by V.I. National Guard Staff Sgt. Rayanna Rawlins because of Elliot’s tireless efforts in exposing students to alternative career paths through the military.

Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Gives Special Recognition to FHC

Frederiksted Health Care was one of 143 selected from 2,623 nominations submitted by guardsmen and reservist nationwide to be selected as a semi-finalist.

Governor Promotes Adjutant General Kodjo S. Knox-Limbacker to Major General

The rank is the equivalent of a two-star general and is a local designation. It will become a federal designation following approval by the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Navy Sends Photo of Virgin Islander in Japan

Submarine Group Seven (CSG 7) welcomes Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands native Electronics Technician 1st Class Princeabendego McDonald to Yokosuka, Japan.

VING CWO 4 Mervin Mills Honored With 2020 Visionary Voice Award

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center honored Virgin Islands National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mervin Mills with the 2020 Visionary Voice Award, April 30.




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