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ESG&R 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.

Veterans Affairs Schedule Town Halls on Finding a Physician

This will also serve as a forum to provide information about the latest on health care services, the choice program, compensation and pension benefits and memorial benefits, among other topics.

VING, Veterans to Host Claims Clinic on St. Croix, March 15

The purpose of the event is to provide VA benefits, information and services that include personal assistance in claims processing and inquiries, burial and memorial benefits and VBA: compensation, pension and appeals.

Diageo USVI Signs Statement of Support for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

ESGR seeks to foster a culture where all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.

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