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VA Caribbean Healthcare System and U.S.V.I. VA Expand Alternatives for Veterans

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) and the USVI Office of Veterans Affairs have announced the inclusion of AeroMD in the authorized list of air ambulance providers of the VACHS.

Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation Thanks V.I. Vets for Their Service

Hannah Y. Kim, ambassador of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation and former chief of staff to Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), visited St. Thomas...

ESGR Celebrates Guard and Reserve Supportive Employers and Volunteers

This year, the ESGR Committee presented 12 awards to individuals and public and private businesses who touched the lives of guardsmen or assisted in the advancement of ESGR’s mission.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award Goes to VING Captain

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award was given to Capt. Wanda I. Williams, Virgin Islands Army National Guard (VING) supervisor, during a presentation on St. Croix, June 23.

ESGR Givens Award to V.I. Fire Service’s Clifford Joseph

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESG&R) presented the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award to the Virgin Islands Fire Service on June 23.

VI ESGR Gives National Spirit of Volunteerism Award to Zandra Petersen

This honor is the highest award given by the ESGR to a state committee volunteer. It is given for sustained and exceptional service for a period of at least five years. Every year an ESGR volunteer is named for each of its four regions, Petersen is the 2018 Roche Award recipient for the Southeast Region.

Coast Guard Promotes Biann Creque to Lieutenant Commander

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Biann Creque, a 1999 graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander (Lt. Cmdr.) at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Clarence Matthews (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Heidi Cheek)

St. Croix Native Serves on a ‘City at Sea’ Aboard Navy’s USS Makin Island

Clarence Matthews learned a lot of important lessons while growing up on St. Croix, lessons that have taken him far in his military career, both literally and figuratively.

VING Airman to Return From Overseas Deployment

The community is invited to join VING at 2 p.m., Friday, May 4, the Henry Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix for a ‘Welcome Home,’ gathering.

Col. Shawn Harris Is New VING Director of Joint Staff

The adjutant general for the Virgin Islands, Brig. Gen. Deborah Y. Howell, has announced the selection of her new director of joint staff at the Joint Force Headquarters.

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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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Well deserved! Congratulations! thanks to Mr. Irvin "Brownie" Brown for good memories.

Congratulations!!! So Well Deserved!👏👏🎉🍾👏👏 Very Best Wishes!!

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