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Office of Veterans Affairs to Host Veterans Appreciation Day Sail

All veterans interested in attending the sail day need to visit the St. Thomas office between 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 and noon on Nov. 30.

Veterans Day Ceremonies Nov. 11 to Honor Three Vets

On Nov. 11, the U.S. Virgin Islands will host Veterans Day ceremonies following this year’s theme, “Honor.”

Office of Veterans Affairs to Subsidize Travel for VA Medical Appointments

In the case of the Virgin Islands, there is an outpatient clinic on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix; however, the closest VA Medical Center is on Puerto Rico.

V.I. Army National Guard to Host Back to School Run on St. Thomas

The Virgin Islands Army National Guard Recruiting will host a “Back to School 2 Mile Run” on Sept. 10 at the Fort Christian parking lot on St. Thomas.

VING State Family Programs Presents Community Purple Award to La Reine Chicken Shack

The National Guard Award Program is designed to promote superior performance amongst all volunteers throughout the National Guard and recognize outstanding contributions made by statutory volunteers and organizations.

Organizers of Wounded Warriors Softball Games Cancel Scheduled October Event

Ben Mitchell of the Never Quit Foundation said all financial donations and checks that were collected for this year’s event will be held in reserve for when they host the event next year.

Virgin Islander Keo L. Brown Excels in the U.S. Coast Guard

Todd D. Vance, the cutter’s Commanding Officer, recognized Petty Officer Brown for his accomplishments last month when the vessel was docked in the port of Charleston, South Carolina.

First Ever Female Chief Master Sergeant in the V.I. Air National Guard’s 285th Civil Engineering Squadron

Zathlyn Rodriguez of the V.I. Air National Guard’s 285th Civil Engineering Squadron was promoted in July to Chief Master Sergeant making her the first female to ever hold the position in the squadron

Two VING Guardsmen Graduate From the Sergeants Major Academy

The Academy prepares master sergeants and sergeants majors to elevate from a tactical level of thinking to an operational and strategic perspective.

Photo Focus: At Work on the Ionian Sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Oliver Tejada of Saint Croix is currently deployed with the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

Our Community Salutes USVI Holds Recognition Ceremony for H.S. Military Enlistees

The Our Community Salutes - U.S. Virgin Islands, a non-profit corporation, was incorporated on March 22, 2022. It was founded in 2009 to recognize and honor high school seniors (and their parents/guardians) who plan to enlist in the United States Armed Forces.

V.I. National Guard Welcomes Newest Aviation Officer

V.I. National Guard Capt. Elvor J. Narciss received his Army aviation wings after graduating from flight school at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama, on May 5, 2022.

Servicemembers Receive Operation Gratitude Packages for Their COVID-19 Work

Facilitated through the Virgin Islands National Guard State Family Programs Office, this initiative, which resulted in over 100 V.I. servicemembers receiving care packages, began in January 2022.

Patrick Farrell to Return as Director of Office of Veterans Affairs

Director Farrell will resume his duties at the Office of Veterans Affairs beginning Monday, Feb. 28.

Operation Gratitude, First Lady, Second Gentleman and Governors’ Spouses Support National Guard Troops

Joining Forces is a White House initiative under the leadership of the First Lady to support those who also serve: military and veteran families, caregivers and survivors.

After 4 Years, VING Servicemembers Receive Corrected Active Duty Pay for Hurricane Relief Work

Four years after the devastation of two category five hurricanes, many members of the Virgin Islands National Guard finally received corrected rate payments on Jan. 7.

SBA Offers Vets Two-Day Course on Starting a Small Business

This two-day in-person program, Boots to Business, is facilitated by subject matter experts from the Small Business Admistration and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.

Charter Flight Now Provides Roundtrips to PR for Eligible Veterans

Victorino Concepción, an Army veteran, has become the first participant of the inaugural charter flight that provides air transportation services to eligible veterans who fly to Puerto Rico for services at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System.

VINGA Recognized With 100% Membership Award at Annual Conference

Army and Air National Guard officers from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia gather to network, set their legislative agenda and hear from America’s civilian and military leaders.

VING Welcomes Home Capt. Kai Callwood

On Sept. 11, Capt. Kai Callwood, HHC 786th, returned home after a year of overseas deployment
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