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Gretchen C. F. Shappert, United States Attorney for the USVI (File photo)

V.I. Participates in Federal Law Enforcement Training on Prescription Drugs, Fentanyl

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.

National Guard Promotes St. Thomas Native to Lieutenant Colonel

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

USVI Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Names Stanley S. Jones New Chair

The Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has announced the selection of Stanley S. Jones, a native of St. Thomas and a resident of St. Croix, as the new ESGR chair for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

VA Notifies Patients of Incorrect Mailings of Medications, Letters

If an individual received medication(s), correspondence or items addressed to another individual from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs between Sept. 11 and Oct. 15, they are urged to immediately contact the Customer Call Center.

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.

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