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CHRISTIANSTED — Chief Warrant Officer 4 Atacha Randolph was given the National Guard Association of the United States Meritorious Service Award. The ceremony honoring her was held at the Lt. Col. David Canegata Conference room, Joint Forces Headquarters on Saturday. Randolph was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is urging compliance with the protocols and guidelines that have been established to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. The statement comes after the first week of the return of leisure travel to St. Thomas, St. John and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said during his weekly press conference on Monday that the pilot phase for COVID testing at the territory’s airports began over the weekend. In June, the V.I. Department of Tourism created a portal where travelers can upload negative tests prior to travel into the

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FREDERIKSTED –– The Virgin Islands National Guard welcomed home soldiers of the 661st Military Police Detachment from deployment at the Henry E. Rohlsen and Cyril E. King Airports on Sunday. The administrative unit spent approximately nine and a half months on their mission to support Operation Spartan Shield (Enduring Freedom). Their mission

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KINGSHILL — V.I. Attorney General Denise George said that formal charges have been filed against 23-year-old Aaron Henry for the rape of a 17-year-old minor. Virgin Islands Police Department officers arrested Henry on Thursday based on a bench warrant issued by the V.I. Superior Court. On August 28, 2020 the

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BETHLEHEM — Virgin Islands National Guard Capt. Maria Bruno issued the following prepared statement at 10:47 p.m. Saturday: “According to a press release by the Virgin Islands Police Department, Aaron Henry, a member of the V.I. Air National Guard was arrested on Aug. 27 and charged with two counts of rape,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands National Guard assisted with distributing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers to Families food boxes at the Lionel Roberts Stadium in St. Thomas. USDA purchased agricultural products under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands National Guard 631st Engineer Utilities Detachment conducted annual training in St. Thomas recently. The unit completed several community projects on St. Thomas during two weeks at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School and the Bertha C. Boschulte Junior High School. At the Ivanna Eudora Kean

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands National Guard assisted with drive-through screenings led by the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs held drive-through COVID-19 screenings at the Barron Spot Village Mall in St. Croix on May 18 and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the reconstruction of the Leonard B. Francis Readiness Center in St. Thomas is on schedule to meet its November 2020 deadline. After extensive damage sustained by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created projects valued

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