Message from VINGA President
Welcome to the Virgin Islands National Guard Association’s website. The association is your advocate to effect change at both local and national levels. We will be your voice to address your issues and concerns to the Legislature of the Virgin Islands. As a member of the National Guard Association of the United States, you have a voice in Washington. Together we can make a difference.
I would like to thank our membership for their continued support. It is my intent to grow the membership of the association, especially at the company grade level. While your membership is important, your involvement is of paramount importance. John F. Kennedy said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Get involved and make a difference!
– LTC (Ret) Beresford F. Edwards, VINGA President
ANNUAL VINGA CONFERENCE, 2020
Our Annual Conference was held virtually on Saturday July 25th using GoToMeeting. Guest presenters included Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett and BG(Ret) Roy Robinson, NGAUS President. Other speakers were The Adjutant General BG Kodjo Knox-Limbacker and LTC (Ret) Beresford Edwards, VINGA President.
Next year’s conference has been scheduled fo 20 March 2021.
NGAUS CONFERENCE UPDATE
The NGAUS board of directors has made plans for the 142nd General Conference to be conducted virtually from Washington D.C on 28-29 August. This will enable NGAUS members nationwide to conduct important business. This is an excellent time for all members to attend the conference and hear from defense leaders.
Registration is only $18.78 (NGAUS was founded in 1878), and each registrant receives a commemorative challenge coin designed to look like a laptop and mailed to your home. Coins are in limited supply so register now!!
VINGA RECOGNIZED BY NGAUS FOR ATTAINING 100% MEMBERSHIP
We are pleased to inform the VINGA membership that NGAUS has again recognized the Virgin Islands for attaining 100% membership (for the 8th consecutive year). This achievement is based on our Life members, Annual memberships and complimentary memberships. If you have not yet submitted your application for membership, this is a great time to do so. You can join online by visiting https://www.ngaus.org/membership/individual-membership or reach out to one of the members on the Executive team.