VING State Public Affairs Office

Public Affairs Mission

Public Affairs fulfills the National Guard’s objective to keep the American public informed on its unclassified activities, which includes the need to inform families and employers. Also, public affairs aims to increase public awareness and understanding of the National Guard, its role and transformation.

Army Birthday

Media Releases

VING graduates 1100 students in territorial Coole School Program

2012-5-1-028 The Virgin Islands National Guard Counterdrug Task Force (CDTF) will host graduation ceremonies on St. Croix and St. Thomas as a culmination of its Coole School program. A total of 18 public schools and four private schools will participate to celebrate the accomplishments of the 1,100 students and 51 teachers from the year-long program. (Read more)

2012-4-30-027 VING Observes Denim Day (Sexual Assault Awareness Month)

2012-4-4-026 VING Family Program Office observes National Volunteer Week

2012-4-3-025 VING Celebrates Month of the Military Child with Easter Extravaganza

2012-5-17-029 Nations around the world hold observances for Armed Forces Day to recognize and honor their military forces and the dedication of their families who serve with them. In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. The 2012 theme is “United in Purpose - Steadfast in Service” and Armed Forces Day is Saturday May 19.

2011   2010   2012


News Briefs:

GOV, TAG and ATAG at Vet Day Parade - STX

GOV, TAG and ATAG at Vet Day Parade - STX

Photos of the Month

Maj. Gen. Renaldo Rivera, the adjutant general of the Virgin Islands, addresses a crowd of dignitaries, senators, retirees, and Soldiers at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the VING Estate Bethlehem Training Site main access control point, Sept. 28.
Virgin Islands Air National Guard Change of Command and Promotion. (click photo to view more).

210TH Regional Training Institute Opening

Contact State PA Office

State Public Affairs Officer

Tel.: (340) 712-7750
Fax: (340) 712-7796
Cell: (340) 332-5541

Mailing Address:

State Office of Public Affairs
Office of the Adjutant General
Joint Force Headquarters, Virgin Islands National Guard
4031 La Grande Princesse, Lot 1B
Christiansted, VI 00820-4353


The Horizon Magazine
(Coming in 2012)

Inside the VING Newsletter
(Monthly Training Events)

June 3, 2012

May 20, 2012

January 22, 2012

March 26, 2012

March 29, 2012

November 13, 2011

Newsletter Archives


Media Relations

Submit media queries here:
PAO Office

Media Procedures for Entry on VING Military Installations

One role of the VING Public Affairs Office is to produce news stories and releases about our Soldiers and Airmen. You may use our form to share VING accomplishments or events with the public. The Hometown News Release Form or News Story Idea Form must be submitted through the VING State Public Affairs Office before it can be sent to outside news agencies.

• Hometown News Release Form

- Event to Publicize
• PR Submission Form

Community Relations & Outreach

Community Relations: “Our Communities, Our Strength”  

The National Guard’s local, community-based nature gives its members unique interagency cooperation skills. It aims to support programs that involve direct contact with the civilian community, especially the youth and educational institutions. 

The VING’s community support (COMREL) is coordinated through varied departments and channels outside of the public affairs office. The following programs are some of the ways VING reaches out to provide positive impact on the lives of our children, families, neighbors and the wider community:

Public Affairs Speakers Bureau
73rd Army Band
Requestor Understanding
• School Outreach Request Form  
State Partnership program, Counter Drug (Coole School), Family Programs, Military Funeral Honors

Leadership – Photo BIO


Adjutant General

State PAO

VING History    

VING History Office

The Virgin Islands National Guard History Office acts as the institutional memory of its events and activities. VING-HO gathers, preserves, makes accessible, analyzes, and publishes the history of the organization in order to make the Commander and his staff more effective and successful in their mission.


Calendar of Upcoming Events


ROTC (UVI) Graduation - 12 May 12

Change of Command for 104th Troop Command - 19 May

Memorial Day Observance – 28 May

786th CSSB Retirement Ceremony– 2 June Army Birthday (237 years) – 14 June

Independence Day Observance – VING 73rd Army Band concerts in Washington, D.C. – 4-7 July



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Page Last Updated On: Tuesday June 11, 2013

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