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Plans Set to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

On May 27, the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion will partner again to observe Memorial Day 2019. This collaboration will commemorate all veterans who have served the country and have since passed on and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the country.

St. Thomas Student Receives Appointment to U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Wisehart will be sworn in as a member of the Class of 2023 on July 1. The Coast Guard Academy’s Corps of Cadets represents the nation’s best and brightest students, ready to serve and lead their country.

New V.I. Veterans’ License Plates Now Available

In order to receive a license plate, the veteran must be a registered veteran within the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs. If a person is not registered with the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs, you must bring a DD214 showing proof of veteran status to the office.
Virgin Islands flag with flag of the United States of America

VING to Hold “Yellow Ribbon” Workshop Ceremony for Deploying Airmen

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) has a unit deploying overseas this summer. A pre-deployment workshop and ceremony will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at the Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix.

Governor Honors USVI Vietnam Veterans at Government House

The event, which was attended by dozens of Vietnam veterans and their families, was held in honor of National Vietnam Veterans Day, which is commemorated nationally on March 29.

Brig. Gen. Howell Retires After 35 Years of Military Service

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will conduct a retirement ceremony for its former territorial adjutant general, Brig. Gen. Deborah Howell, on Friday, March 29.

Gov. Bryan Sees Firsthand VING’s Capabilities and All-Hazards Coordination

Gov. Bryan received an initial briefing, and then senior staff fielded questions from him in reference to facilities, personnel, funding and strategic goals, including federal activation and Territorial Active Duty (TAD). Soldiers and airmen shared with the governor unit capabilities at the eight-piece equipment display.

Governor Names Col. Daryl Jaschen Director of VITEMA

Col. Jaschen, who is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the U.S. Army War College, is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army and served as VING army chief of staff.

ESGR Gives Patriot Award to Frederiksted Healthcare Dentist

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) gave its Patriot Award to Frederiksted Healthcare Inc. (FHC) dentist Dr. Dale Manuel on March 5.

New V.I. Veterans State ID Now Available

Previously, veterans were only able to obtain an ID every other month due to the only ID card machine the VA had being moved between districts. Now, there is an ID card machine in each district that will be available daily.

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