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 scheduled to be held on 21 March 2020 was postponed due to ongoing concerns with the potential spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease).

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.

We will notify the membership of a new date once it is confirmed.  If 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.



Due to concerns over the health and safety of attendees and participants, the NGAUS board of directors has accepted the host state’s recommendation to cancel the 142nd General Conference & Exhibition set for Aug. 28-31, 2020, in Boston. In its place, the association will conduct an abbreviated virtual conference from Washington, D.C. This will enable NGAUS members nationwide to conduct important business and hear from defense leaders. Complete details on refunds from the Boston conference along with plans for the digital conference are forthcoming.