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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to the Virgin Islands National Guard Association’s Website!

The Virgin Islands National Guard Association (VINGA) is a professional, non-profit corporation which was incorporated on June 13, 2008. Its purpose shall be to (1) promote the growth and development of the Virgin Islands National Guard, (2) foster friendship and cooperation among officers of the National Guard, and (3) provide services for its members and dependents. The association is an affiliate of the National Guard Association of the United States and the National Guard Executive Directors Association.

The VINGA is comprised of over 100 active and retired officers.  Membership in the association is open to current and retired officers who uphold the objectives, purpose and goals of the association.  Our immediate goals are to:

1. Grow the membership
2. Establish standing and special committees
3. Host an annual conference
4. Acquire office space for the association’s operations
5. Establish the association’s website

The leadership is committed to the growth and transparency of the association.  Additionally, we are committed to ensure that the association becomes relevant locally as well as nationally.  As a result, we look forward to your assistance in the recruitment of individuals to join our organization as well as your continued involvement and participation in this worthwhile endeavor/opportunity.

Look forward to working with all VINGA members !

Beresford Edwards, LTC (Ret)
President