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.
The Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group Headquarters returned to Virginia in June 2022 after supporting Operation Inherent Resolve at multiple locations from Oct. 7, 2021, to June 6, 2022. The 329th’s mission was to provide mission command and base life support to four geographically dispersed locations in the OIR area of operation: Al Asad Air Base, Erbil Air Base and Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Iraq and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
Collectively, the 329th RSG's missions included commanding assigned or attached units, supporting units and personnel as directed, providing contract requirements definition and oversight, determining base camp support requirements, supporting a 24/7 base defense operations center and overseeing base camp management and operations. Read more about the 329th’s mobilization at https://ngpa.us/20417.
The Virginia Beach-based 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, is currently mobilized overseas, marking the official start of their federal active-duty mission at a ceremony April 19, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
It’s the first overseas mobilization for the 576th, which stood up in 2017. After several weeks of training in Texas, the 576th deployed to the Central Command region in support of Operation Spartan Shield. A unique, multicomponent operation which maintains a strategic military and humanitarian posture throughout Southwest Asia and the Middle East, the objectives of Operation Spartan Shield are to strengthen defense relationships and partner nation capacity.
The Soldiers of the 576th are supporting a variety of Task Forces and facilities throughout the region by providing engineering support in the form of carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing and road maintenance and repair. Read more about their mission at https://go.usa.gov/xuKpR.
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