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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.

VA Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations for Veterans, Their Spouses, Widows, Caregivers

Vaccines are being given regardless of age, income or VA medical eligibility. No appointment is necessary.

St. Croix Office of Veterans Affairs to Officially Reopen

The Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) will officially reopen in the Eryle Alric Rohlsen Veterans Affairs Building in Estate Richmond.

Coast Guard, Government Agencies Conduct Oil Spill Response Exercise at Limetree Bay Refinery

The government-led functional exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program required under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

VING Supports Community With One Click COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Gateway

The VI National Guard is making it easier to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for persons who want to be vaccinated.

VIADC Distributes Taste of Home Treat Bags to 130 VING Troops in Washington D.C.

Members of the Virgin Islands National Guard were both excited to support the Presidential Inauguration and to be welcomed by Virgin Islanders on the mainland.

VA Offering Veterans Opportunity for COVID-19 Vaccination

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations to groups of veterans. St. Croix veterans will have the first opportunity on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. Coordination is currently being finalized for the St. Thomas-St. John District and will be published once completed.

Veterans Affairs Initiates New Way to Keep Vets Informed

“We project that this platform will be the missing link as it relates to our veterans being notified without missing a beat. We encourage our veterans to access this platform as soon as possible,” said Director Patrick Farrell.

Update 2: Coast Guard Monitors Final Stage of Oil Recovery Operations for 3 Abandoned Tugboats

Since oil recovery operations began Nov. 17, the National Response Corp. on St. Croix, which is the oil spill removal organization hired for the project, deployed specialized dive teams to complete assessments.

Command Sgt. Maj. Levi Maynard Retires After 35 Years

The division hosted a retirement ceremony for Maynard Nov. 17 in the headquarters. A livestream of the event is available

Governor Thanks Veterans for Their Service to Uphold Democracy and Freedom

In a statement to veterans, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said, "... I am grateful and honored for the sacrifices our veterans have made, and continue to make. "

National Guard Association Gives Meritorious Service Award to CW4 Randolph

Randolph was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) while serving as the VING Association's membership committee chair.

Watch: V.I. National Guard Army Band Performs the Virgin Islands March

The Virgin Islands National Guard 73rd Army Band presents their rendition of the Virgin Islands March on Aug. 18, 2020.

VINGA Awards $1,000 Scholarship CHS Student

The Virgin Islands National Guard Association (VINGA) presented a $1,000 scholarship award to Trey Francis in July at Estate Bethlehem, St. Croix.

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