Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) gave its Patriot Award to Frederiksted Healthcare Inc. (FHC) dentist Dr. Dale Manuel on March 5.
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.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. appointed Col. Ivan R. Udell as the acting adjutant general of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) and retired Lt. Col. Elwyn Browne as chief of staff of the Office of the Adjutant General.
Virgin Islanders were recognized and well represented at the 15th Annual Stars and Stripes Military Dinner, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 8.
Matthew (Matty) and Gloria Yacovino drove down from their residence in New York City to Annapolis to meet with some U.S. Virgin Islands midshipmen.
Edwards was recognized for his years of service to the VI ESGR committee from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2018, and for his outstanding contributions as its chairman for two terms.
The organizations have worked together to purchase $15,000 in toys from Kmart for 905 children living in 10 housing communities on St. Croix, and $15,000 in toys from Kmart for 889 children living in eight housing communities on St. Thomas.
The VA publicly says “Thank You” to the management and staff of VITEMA. It was very accommodating and hospitable during the Veterans Affairs office’s time of need.
Over 40 law enforcement officers from 12 different local and federal law enforcement agencies participated in the training. Instructors from the Caribbean Region DEA Tactical Diversion Squad highlighted the problems with diversion of prescription drugs and the hazards of Fentanyl abuse.
The Virgin Islands National Guard promoted St. Thomas native Maj. Sekou O. Richardson from the rank of major to lieutenant colonel in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12