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Clarence Matthews (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Heidi Cheek)

St. Croix Native Serves on a ‘City at Sea’ Aboard Navy’s USS Makin Island

Clarence Matthews learned a lot of important lessons while growing up on St. Croix, lessons that have taken him far in his military career, both literally and figuratively.
The Virgin Islands National Guard marches

VING’s Medical Detachment to Conduct Periodic Health Assessment for Soldiers

Approximately 285 soldiers will participate in annual medical and personnel readiness during a PHA and SRP event.

VING Airman to Return From Overseas Deployment

The community is invited to join VING at 2 p.m., Friday, May 4, the Henry Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix for a ‘Welcome Home,’ gathering.

Col. Shawn Harris Is New VING Director of Joint Staff

The adjutant general for the Virgin Islands, Brig. Gen. Deborah Y. Howell, has announced the selection of her new director of joint staff at the Joint Force Headquarters.

Veterans Affairs Schedule Town Halls on Finding a Physician

This will also serve as a forum to provide information about the latest on health care services, the choice program, compensation and pension benefits and memorial benefits, among other topics.

VING, Veterans to Host Claims Clinic on St. Croix, March 15

The purpose of the event is to provide VA benefits, information and services that include personal assistance in claims processing and inquiries, burial and memorial benefits and VBA: compensation, pension and appeals.

Diageo USVI Signs Statement of Support for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

ESGR seeks to foster a culture where all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.

Veterans Affairs, VING to Host Veterans’ Benefits Information and Claims Clinic Event

The VA invites veterans, service members, their families and survivors to attend the event on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the LTC Lionel A. Jackson Armory on St. Croix.

VING Bids Farewell to Col. Linda Cills After 32 Years of Military Service

The adjutant general for the Virgin Islands (VING), Brig. Gen. Deborah Y. Howell, will host a retirement ceremony for her chief of staff, Colonel Linda Cills, after completing over 32 years of military service.

V.I. Guardsman Receives 4-year Minuteman Scholarship to UVI-ROTC

PV2 Donastorg entered the military on June 21, 2016. His unit is the VING HHC 786th Combat Service Support Battalion (CSSB) on St. Thomas, and his military profession is information technology specialist.

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