Virgin Islands - 2 Armories on 2 Islands

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B
rigadier General
Renaldo Rivera

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

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MAJOR COMMANDS:
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Joint Force Headquarters
104th Troop Command
786th Quartermaster Battalion

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Guard PhotoDuring FY08, the Virgin Islands Army National Guard (VIARNG) provided support and received training on the U.S. mainland in several locations and at numerous sites in the territory. In the Caribbean and South America, VIARNG Soldiers deployed to Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname in support of the Beyond the Horizon exercise with Combatant Commander United States Army Southern Command. At the close of FY08, the Directorate of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans-Training Branch expended over $4.5 million in federal funds.

The Joint Force Headquarters-Virgin Islands, the 210th Regional Training Institute, and the 104th Troop Command all trained at home station on tasks relating to force protection, emergency disaster response, preparation for federal and territorial mobilization, and the sustainment and improvement of tactical and technical skills.

The 23rd Civil Support Team continued to train up to National Guard Bureau-prescribed training requirements, receiving its external evaluation which validated and certified the team to respond to real-world weapon of mass destruction events.

The 652nd and 631st Engineer Companies, along with some members of the Joint Force Headquarters Detachment (HHD), supported Operation Jump Start. The engineers constructed roads and built border patrol facilities, while the HHD members stood border watch along the newly-constructed fence between Arizona and Mexico.

The Medical Command performed medical checks for the civilian population in Tobago, while the 620th and 640th Quartermaster detachments conducted water purification operations with reverse osmosis water purification units in Trinidad and Suriname.

The VIARNG stands ready to support its nation, territory, and community.

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State Financial Information

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Colonel Marion Petersen
USPFO
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

$
$
$
$
$

   25,957,638
   14,497,566
   15,387,095
            0
   55,842,299

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Economic impact multiplier of 1.597 has been applied.

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Guard PhotoIn FY08, the Virgin Islands Army National Guard continued transformation efforts to become an operational force. Soldiers deployed to Iraq and continental U.S.-based assignments in support of the persistent conflict, and also continued to participate in community activities at the state level and to train to meet the challenges and requirements of federal and territorial missions. The Virgin Islands Army National Guard partnered with organizations to provide medical screening to the elderly in the CareForce Program, and it deployed Soldiers to Tobago, Trinidad, and Suriname to provide humanitarian assistance. Virgin Islands expended funds to maintain the strength and readiness of the VIARNG units, closing FY08 with an overall 98% obligation rate in both the Pay and Allowance and Operations and Maintenance Appropriations.

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For more information about the Virgin Islands Army National Guard go to: http://www.vi.ngb.army.mil/