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          


We are pleased to inform the VINGA membership that NGAUS has again recognized the Virgin Islands for attaining 100% membership (for the 9th 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.


The last VINGA conference was held on 20 March 2021.  Guest speakers included Delegate Stacey Plaskett; Mr John Goheen, NGAUS Director of Communications; Mr Patrick Farrell, Director of Veterans Affairs; and Ms Julie Rhymer from UVI CELL.  The next conference is slated for 19 March 2022 and will be in person at the Joint Force Headquarters Drill Hall.  Thanks to all who took the time to participate!