Tag: Virgin Islands National Guard (VING)

VING Graduates 2 Candidates From Sergeant Major Academy

EL PASO, Texas — Two Virgin Islands National Guardsmen Master Sgts. Mizelle Calixte and Louin Chung graduated from the Sergeants Major Academy in Texas, June 17, 2022. The Army’s premiere enlisted military educational institute, the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence and Sergeants Major Academy, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The SMA prepares master sergeants […]

OCS Students Recognized For Service In VING Ceremony

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands National Guard saluted all the high school seniors who were honored during the Our Community Salutes – U.S. Virgin Islands annual high school recognition ceremony held at the Sgt. First Class Leonard B. Francis Readiness Center in St. Thomas. “Let me be one of the first to thank you […]

Service Members Receive Care Packages For COVID-19 Support

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Virgin Islands National Guard serving on COVID-19 orders were among the 50 States and territories to receive Operation Gratitude care packages as part of a campaign to show appreciation to the men and women serving on COVID-19 orders for their continued steadfast commitment to the local and federal agencies. […]

High-Ranking VING Officer Charged With Drunk Driving On Melvin H. Evans Highway

KINGSHILL — A high-ranking officer in the Virgin Islands National Guard was cited for drunk driving in St. Croix on Sunday evening. David McCoy Ginn, a lieutenant colonel in the VING was arrested at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and charged with negligent driving and driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, the Virgin Islands Police Department […]

4 Years After Hurricane Maria Duty, VING Members Get ‘Corrected-Payment’ Checks

KINGSHILL — Governor Albert Bryan joined Adjutant General Kodjoe Know-Limbacker and the leadership at the Virgin Islands National Guard this week to present members of the National Guard with checks for past due pay for work in the days following the 2017 hurricanes. During the short meeting with the guard members, Governor Bryan noted that […]

VING Water Specialist On St. Thomas Charged In Brutal Beating Of Girlfriend

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Virgin Islands National Guard water purification specialist has been charged with beating his girlfriend after a dispute, authorities said Kimanie B. King, Sr., 25, of Estate Lerkenlund, was arrested at 1:01 p.m. Wednesday and charged with simple assault and battery-domestic violence and disturbance of the peace, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. […]

Second Civilian Charged With Murder In Revenge Killing Of VING Soldier In Carlton

FREDERIKSTED — Police arrested a second person in connection with the March 2 revenge killing of a National Guard mechanic ambush-style in his own Carlton home, authorities said. Sharif Matthew, 23, of Morningstar, was arrested at 1:49 p.m. Friday and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm […]

DUTY CALL WAITING: VING Soldiers Only Get Vaccinated When Forced To By DoD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – With the assistance and coordination from the Virgin Islands Department of Health, service members were able to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Community Vaccination Centers, September 11, 2021. The rise of the Delta variant, and the speed at which it transmits among individuals, have significantly increased the […]

WELCOME HOME! Friends, Family Greet VING Captain As He Returns From Service

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Capt. Kai Callwood, HHC 786th, returned home after a year of deployment on September 11, 2021.  Friends, family, loved ones and fellow service members were there to welcome home the returning service member, Capt. Callwood. “Family and comradery is big on any deployment and I appreciated everyone for being here,” Callwood said. […]

V.I. National Guard Association Announces 2021 Scholarship Award Winner

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard Association presented a $1,000 scholarship award to McKayla Collins recently. The ceremony was held in a conference room named after the late Canegata.  Joined by her family, McKayla received the award from VINGA president Mr. Beresford Edwards and Mrs. Shenneth Canegata. McKayla, daughter of Col. Jean Moving-Collins, is […]