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          


Our Annual Conference originally scheduled to be held on 21 March 2020 is now slated for Saturday July 25th from 0930 to 1200.   The meeting will be conducted virtually using GoToMeeting.

We urge our members to stay safe and to reduce your risk of infection by practicing good hygiene (frequent hand-washing & covering your nose and mouth when coughing/sneezing) and avoiding close contact with persons who have cold or flu-like symptoms.

The agenda is forthcoming.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us using the link on the menu bar or by contacting  LTC (Ret) Beresford Edwards at (340) 277-9396.



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!!

Register at https://www.ngaus.org/events/142nd-general-conference



Introduction to Military Resiliency, UVI CELL

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 1000-1100, Online via Zoom