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Coast Guard Initiates New Commander of Sector San Juan

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.

V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs Collaborates With My Brother’s Workshop

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.

Final Day of COVID-19 Test Kits Available for Veterans on June 3

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.

Burial Honors for Deceased Veterans to Resume June 5

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.

National Assoc. of State Directors of Vet Affairs Appoints Farrell to Executive Committee

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.

VING Supports Office of Veterans Affairs at COVID-19 Testing Sites

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.

V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs Launches Website

Veterans will be able to make a request for veteran eligibility status, education tuition waivers, medical travel reimbursements, registrations as well as other benefits.

COVID-19 Assistance Available Through CARES Act for Homeless Veterans

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.

Veterans Administration Begins Testing V.I. Veterans for COVID-19

Testing will take place two days a week for the next four weeks beginning on Monday, May 11.

ESGR Selects Two USVI Freedom Award Semifinalists

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.

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