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Charter Flight Now Provides Roundtrips to PR for Eligible Veterans

Victorino Concepción, an Army veteran, has become the first participant of the inaugural charter flight that provides air transportation services to eligible veterans who fly to Puerto Rico for services at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System.

VINGA Recognized With 100% Membership Award at Annual Conference

Army and Air National Guard officers from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia gather to network, set their legislative agenda and hear from America’s civilian and military leaders.

VING Welcomes Home Capt. Kai Callwood

On Sept. 11, Capt. Kai Callwood, HHC 786th, returned home after a year of overseas deployment

Office of Veterans Affairs Donates Computers to Local American Legion Posts

The VA wants to make sure that its veterans without a personal computer have a way to submit claims just as every other veteran in the nation.

VA Caribbean Healthcare System Welcomes Governor Bryan

Carlos R. Escobar, executive director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, welcomed Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and staff to the VA Medical Center in San Juan, P.R., to further develop an alliance with the U.S. territories.

U.S. Air Force Civil Engineers Commends VING 285th Civil Engineer Squadron

"The 285th CES teamed up with the 169th FW/CES at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., to accomplish readiness tasks and competency training.

Coast Guard Sets ‘Port Condition WHISKEY’ for Maritime Ports in PR, USVI

Environmental conditions for this tropical wave are expected to gradually become more conducive for development, and the system is expected to reach portions of the Leeward Islands late Saturday or early Sunday.

VA Caribbean Health Services Updates Its Visitation Policy

This change only applies to family visits to patients admitted in the hospital and to the visitors to veterans’ residents at the Community Living Center.

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.

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