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Gov. Bryan Sees Firsthand VING’s Capabilities and All-Hazards Coordination

Gov. Bryan received an initial briefing, and then senior staff fielded questions from him in reference to facilities, personnel, funding and strategic goals, including federal activation and Territorial Active Duty (TAD). Soldiers and airmen shared with the governor unit capabilities at the eight-piece equipment display.

Governor Names Col. Daryl Jaschen Director of VITEMA

Col. Jaschen, who is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the U.S. Army War College, is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army and served as VING army chief of staff.

ESGR Gives Patriot Award to Frederiksted Healthcare Dentist

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) gave its Patriot Award to Frederiksted Healthcare Inc. (FHC) dentist Dr. Dale Manuel on March 5.

New V.I. Veterans State ID Now Available

Previously, veterans were only able to obtain an ID every other month due to the only ID card machine the VA had being moved between districts. Now, there is an ID card machine in each district that will be available daily.
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.

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