Virgin Islands - 2 Armories on 2 Islands

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rigadier General
Renaldo Rivera

RR2, Box 9925
Kingshill, St. Croix, VI 00851-9769
Phone: 340-712-7711 • Fax: 340-712-7782

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Joint Force Headquarters
104th Troop Command
786th Quartermaster Battalion


Guard PhotoThe Virgin Islands Army National Guard (VIARNG) provided support and received training in FY07.

VIARNG Medical Command deployed to Ecuador to participate in a medical-readiness and training exercise, providing humanitarian support in conjunction with United States Army Southern Command’s New Horizons Exercise. Other Soldiers deployed to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic to perform humanitarian support. The 661st Military Police Company, 631st Engineer Detachment, and 652nd Engineer Detachment conducted Annual Training at Las Cruces, New Mexico, supporting Operation Jump Start.

By the close of training year 2007, the Directorate of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans-Training Branch expended over $3.6 million in federal funds, supporting programs that fell under their area of responsibility.

The Joint Force Headquarters, Medical Command, 210th Regional Training Institute, 104th Troop Command, and 631st Engineer Detachment trained on tasks relating to force protection, emergency disaster response, preparation for federal and territorial mobilization, construction projects, medical readiness, and the sustainment and improvement of Soldiers’ tactical and technical skills. The 651st Maintenance Company performed Annual Training in preparation for deployment to Iraq.

The 23rd Civil Support Team continued to train up to National Guard Bureau-prescribed training requirements to receive its final external evaluation that will validate and certify the team to respond to real-world weapon of mass destruction events.


State Financial Information


Colonel Marion Petersen
RR2, Box 9200
Kingshill, St. Croix, VI 00850-9200
Phone: 340-712-7821• Fax: 340-712-7819


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Military Pay and Allowances
Civilian Payroll
Goods and Services
Military Construction
Total Economic Impact



Economic impact multiplier of 1.617 has been applied.


Guard PhotoFY07 was both challenging and rewarding for the Virgin Islands Army National Guard as it continued its transformation efforts from a strategic reserve to an operational force and participated in critical diverse missions. During the fiscal year, the VIARNG mobilized two units to fight in the persistent conflict and provided more than 150 Soldiers to support the southwest border mission in New Mexico. Virgin Islands Army National Guard Soldiers also deployed to Ecuador, South America, and the Dominican Republic to provide humanitarian assistance. In addition to supporting the federal mission, the VIARNG continued to participate in community activities at the territorial level and to train on critically-needed skills to meet the challenges and requirements of federal and territorial missions. The VIARNG again partnered with civilian organizations to provide medical screening to the elderly in the Care Force Program, trained at diverse locations at home, and conducted counter-narcotics missions. Maintaining the strength and readiness of VIARNG units required substantial funding. The Virgin Islands closed FY07 with a 99.4% obligation rate in both the Pay and Allowance and Operations and Maintenance Appropriations.


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