Rear Adm. Eric C. Jones, Coast Guard’s Seventh District commander, presided over the change of command ceremony, where Capt. Gregory H. Magee relieved Capt. Eric P. King as the Commander of Sector San Juan.
The Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs has enlisted the assistance of My Brother’s Workshop to manufacture flag cases locally for next-of-kin of deceased veterans.
Any veteran missing this opportunity in either district, who is experiencing any COVID-19-related symptoms, needs to call the VA Clinical Contact Center at 1-877-741-3400 for further instructions.
Family members are asked to visit the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs in their island district to make the necessary arrangements. As a reminder, only the lawful next-of-kin are eligible to make these arrangements with the office.
This will mark the first time that someone from a U.S. territory has been a part of the executive committee in its 74-year history.
The Virgin Islands National Guard assisted with drive-thru screenings led by the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Veterans will be able to make a request for veteran eligibility status, education tuition waivers, medical travel reimbursements, registrations as well as other benefits.
This funding is to be used to immediately meet the needs of homeless veterans or those veterans who may be facing homelessness through the loss of current housing.
Testing will take place two days a week for the next four weeks beginning on Monday, May 11.
Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve has selected two V.I. employers, Frederiksted Health Care Inc. and Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, as semifinalists for its 2020 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.