May 26, 2017 6:39 pm Last modified: 9:57 am

Miscellaneous

JFL Holds World Prematurity Day Purple Parade and Family Reunion

Former graduates of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center’s (JFL) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), their families, supporters and JFL staffers paraded from Wendy’s to the hospital Sunday to mark the start of Prematurity Awareness week.
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Governor Opens V.I./P.R. Friendship Village

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp welcomed one and all to the opening of the Virgin-Islands/Puerto Rico Friendship Village on Friday, Oct. 7. The village festivities continue to build on the Hispanic Heritage Month theme, “The New Generation Continuing the Tradition.”
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ESGR Committee to Thank Service Members at U.S.V.I. Airports

In celebration of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Week, which is Aug. 21-27, the Virgin Islands ESGR Committee has scheduled two ceremonies at the both airports to recognize, celebrate and thank all service members and veterans who live in or enter the territory.
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VING Unit Is Conducting Annual Training at Various Sites

Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) units are conducting annual training at various sites across the territory from July through September.
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VING Bids Farewell to Master Sgt. Blyden After 39 Years of Military Service

Brig. Gen. Deborah Y. Howell, adjutant general for VING, will host a retirement ceremony for Master Sgt. Delano L. Blyden after 39 years of military service. The event will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 17, at the Sergeant First Class Leonard B. Francis Readiness Center.
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Vigilant Guard 2017 Initial Planning Meeting Set for June 22, 23

Local, federal and military officials along with private sector representatives will convene for two days to begin the year-long planning effort for Vigilant Guard, a national-level, full-scale emergency response exercise scheduled for May 2017. The exercise will test the territorial
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Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene Farrell Named Head of 210th Regiment, Regional Training Institute

Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene Farrell assumed responsibility of the 210th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI), Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) during a ceremony held June 4 at the VING's Estate Bethlehem Military Compound on St. Croix.
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JFL Deploys Pediatric Wagons

Children who have to stay overnight at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) will now have a new way to get around the hospital. JFL deployed a fleet of four red wagons this week to different areas of the medical center that will serve pediatric patients.
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Farewell Ceremony Slated for 24 Deploying V.I. National Guardsmen

Twenty-four Virgin Islands Guardsmen will leave the territory next weekend for deployment overseas. Pre-deployment training and a farewell ceremony will occur on Jan. 16 and 17 on St. Thomas.
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