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JFL Implements Veterans Honor Program

The executive management and staff of Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) announced the implementation of the first phase of Code Red White and Blue.

V.I Guardsmen to Receive Free Haircuts March 5 During Military Saves Week

Across the nation, military installations and service members are receiving information and advice on financial matters. Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior, while individuals assess their own saving status.

VING Bids Farewell to CSM English-Edwards After 40 Years of Military Service

Adjutant General for the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) Brigadier General (VI) Deborah Y. Howell will host a retirement ceremony for her State Command Sgt. Maj. Delores English-Edwards after 40 years of military service. The event will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13.

V.I. Graduate Returns to Share Naval Academy Experience

Virgin Islanders will learn about career opportunities in the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during Thanksgiving week across the territory. A former public school success, Midshipman Kobe A. Sutton, will share his military academy experience at forums and informal meetings with students, parents and educators.

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.

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.

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.

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 government’s ability to respond to a catastrophic event.

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.

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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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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