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Veterans Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for Each District

Representatives from the headquarters of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Integrated Services Network, the VA Caribbean Health Care System and the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs are collaborating to hear voices of the veterans within the USVI community.

Farrell Unanimously Elected as District VP of National Veterans Organization

“As always, I am prepared to continue serving for the benefit of our veterans. I am especially happy because it will mean more representation for veterans of the Virgin Islands on a national level."

Hurricane Hunters from Mississippi Return to Queen Louise Home Bearing Toys

Queen Louise Home has received support and resources from this wonderful group for over 12 years.

Taxicab Commission Schedules Medallion Auction for Veterans on Each Island

This auction is open to V.I. veterans of the U.S. Armed Services only.

V.I. National Guard Alerts Public to Controlled Burning of Documents, Dec. 5-9

The V.I. National Guard is notifying the public that if anyone happens to see or smell smoke at any of those locations, there is no need for concern.

Veterans Administration Caribbean Schedules Vaccination Booster Shots and Veterans Townhall

In collaboration with the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Administration Caribbean Healthcare System will conduct vaccination clinics and an in-person town hall for veterans residing within the Virgin Islands.

Veterans Day Ceremonies Nov. 11 to Honor Three Vets

On Nov. 11, the U.S. Virgin Islands will host Veterans Day ceremonies following this year’s theme, “Honor.”

Office of Veterans Affairs to Subsidize Travel for VA Medical Appointments

In the case of the Virgin Islands, there is an outpatient clinic on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix; however, the closest VA Medical Center is on Puerto Rico.

VING State Family Programs Presents Community Purple Award to La Reine Chicken Shack

The National Guard Award Program is designed to promote superior performance amongst all volunteers throughout the National Guard and recognize outstanding contributions made by statutory volunteers and organizations.

Virgin Islander Keo L. Brown Excels in the U.S. Coast Guard

Todd D. Vance, the cutter’s Commanding Officer, recognized Petty Officer Brown for his accomplishments last month when the vessel was docked in the port of Charleston, South Carolina.

First Ever Female Chief Master Sergeant in the V.I. Air National Guard’s 285th Civil Engineering Squadron

Zathlyn Rodriguez of the V.I. Air National Guard’s 285th Civil Engineering Squadron was promoted in July to Chief Master Sergeant making her the first female to ever hold the position in the squadron

Two VING Guardsmen Graduate From the Sergeants Major Academy

The Academy prepares master sergeants and sergeants majors to elevate from a tactical level of thinking to an operational and strategic perspective.

Photo Focus: At Work on the Ionian Sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Oliver Tejada of Saint Croix is currently deployed with the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

Our Community Salutes USVI Holds Recognition Ceremony for H.S. Military Enlistees

The Our Community Salutes - U.S. Virgin Islands, a non-profit corporation, was incorporated on March 22, 2022. It was founded in 2009 to recognize and honor high school seniors (and their parents/guardians) who plan to enlist in the United States Armed Forces.

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.
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