329th Regional Support Group

Constituted July 18, 1917 in the Virginia National Guard as Headquarters, 54th Field Artillery Brigade, and assigned to the 29th Division, the unit was converted and reorganized September 1, 2008, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 329th Regional Support Group. The RSG consists of the 276th Engineer Battalion, the 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 1030th Transportation Battalion.
 
Today, the unit deploys to provide contingency and expeditionary base operations support, with responsibilities for managing facilities, providing administrative and logistical support of Soldier services, and ensuring the security of personnel and facilities on a base camp. The RSG provides mission command of assigned units during homeland security, homeland defense, and civil support missions within the United States, to include managing the reception, staging, onward movement, and integration of supporting forces.
 
Despite restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 329th RSG successfully adjusted to a “new normal” and accomplished several major objectives throughout 2020.
 
For months in late 2019, the 329th RSG diligently planned and prepared to participate in DEFENDER-Europe 20, a joint, multi-national, U.S. Army Europe-led, U.S. European Command exercise designed to test the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy a large combat-credible force to Europe and integrate with partners and allies. While DEFENDER-Europe 20 was cancelled due to the global pandemic the planning and training involved proved invaluable to the operations the 329th would support in 2020.
 
In early 2020, the 1033rd Engineer Support Company provided much needed assistance to flood ravaged areas of southwest Virginia.
 
In the spring, the 329th HHC and its subordinate battalions mobilized over 270 Soldiers to provide significant support to the Commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Missions included N95 mask fit training, support to COVID-19 testing sites, logistics support for shipments of personal protective equipment around the Commonwealth, support to local food banks and personnel to conduct the command and control for three Virginia Guard COVID response Task Forces.
 
In the fall of 2020, the 276th Engineer Battalion and 1032nd Transportation Company began their state-side deployments to support domestic federal operations. Prior to mobilizing for their federal mission, the 276th, with the help of their subordinate companies, provided civil disturbance support to Virginia agencies as violent protests spread across the Commonwealth in the spring and summer of 2020.
 
As the 329th enters 2021, current and future operations show no signs of slowing. The RSG continues to provide requested support to civil disturbances and COVID-19 efforts while simultaneously planning for upcoming federal mobilizations.
 

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329th RSG News

Leaders of the Virginia National Guard's Virginia Beach-based 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group furl their unit guidon at a deployment ceremony April 19, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Families, friends, fellow Soldiers, state elected leaders and senior VNG leaders bid farewell to the Soldiers of the 576th, who will deploy to the Central Command area of operations. It will be the first overseas mobilization for the 576th, which was stood up in 2017 and which provides facilities engineering support in the areas of carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing and road maintenance and repair. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne).
576th Engineer Utilities Detachment begins federal mission
April 20, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group marked the official start of their federal active-duty mission at a deployment ceremony April 19, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Lt. Col. Joseph M. Fleishman takescommand of the Virginia National Guard’s Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, from Lt. Col. Demetrius D. Parrott in a change of command ceremony April 10, 2022, at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.
Fleishman assumes command of 276th Engineer Battalion
April 13, 2022
Lt. Col. Joseph M. Fleishman took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, from Lt. Col. Demetrius D. Parrott in a change of command ceremony April 10, 2022, at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group and the Chesterfield-based Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment receive the Virginia Governor’s National Service Medal during a ceremony Feb. 12, 2022, in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Retired Maj. Gen. Craig Crenshaw, the Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, and Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, presented the medals during the redeployment ceremony. The Soldiers were mobilized in 2021 on federal active duty to provide support to the Department of Defense-approved mission assisting Customs and Border Protection on the Southwest Border. (U.S. National Guard photo by Mike Vrabel)
VNG Soldiers awarded Va. Governor’s National Service Medal
Feb. 23, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to multiple units recently received the Virginia Governor’s National Service Medal in recognition of their service during a federal active duty mobilization in 2021. 

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group train on their engineer skills during two-week premobilization annual training Feb. 8, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 576th provides facilities engineering support in the areas of carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing and road maintenance and repair. The unit, which was stood up in 2017, is preparing for its first overseas mobilization, to the Central Command area of operations, later this spring. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)
576th Engineer Utilities Detachment prepares for overseas mission
Feb. 22, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group trained on their engineer skills, as well as their individual and detachment-level Soldier skills, Feb. 3-19, 2022, in preparation for their upcoming overseas federal mobilization this spring.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group clear trees along a power line route to help with electricity restoration efforts Jan. 8, 2022, in Louisa County, Virginia. After confirmation the power lines on the route were not active, Soldiers used chain saws to clear trees so Rappahannock Electric Cooperative crews could rehang the lines to help restore power in the area. Read more about VNG winter weather response operations at at https://go.usa.gov/xtY3H.
VNG assists with statewide response for series of winter storms
Jan. 26, 2022
The Virginia National Guard staged personnel and equipment for three different winter storms over a two-week period in January 2022 as part of the statewide emergency response.

329th RSG Organization

Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group
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Virginia Beach-based 1940th Contingency Contract Team, 329th Regional Support Group

Virginia Beach-based 1945th Contingency Contract Team, 329th Regional Support Group

Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group
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  • Manassas-based 229th Military Police Company 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
  • Virginia Beach-based 1173rd Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
  • Blackstone-based 3647th Maintenance Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
    • Fort Pickett-based 157th Engineer Platoon

Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group
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  • Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion
  • Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion
    • Martinsville-based Detachment 1, 1710th Transportation Company
  • Rocky Mount-based 229th Chemical Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion

Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group
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  • Petersburg-based Forward Support Company, 276th Engineer Battalion
  • Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion
  • West Point-based 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion
  • Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion
    • Gate City-based Detachment 1, 1033rd Engineer Company
  • Virginia Beach-based 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment, 276th Engineer Battalion