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

Pfc. Cristian Contreras-Olaya
Soccer, cuisine & holidays central to Colombian heritage for 88M PFC
Oct. 1, 2022
Pfc. Cristian Contreras-Olaya moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, when he was just 4-years-old. Born in Colombia, he said his mother, a single parent at the time of their move, wanted to provide a better life for him and his sister. Today, Contreras serves in the Virginia Army National Guard as an 88M Motor Transport Operator in the Virginia Beach-based 1173rd Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers prepare for possible severe weather response operations Sept. 30, 2022, in Powhatan, Virginia. Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group are prepared to provide high mobility transport and debris reduction capabilities. The VNG has 50 Soldiers and Airmen staged and ready in the Roanoke, Richmond and Virginia Beach areas. A member of the Virginia Defense Force assisted with administrative processing for troops coming on duty.
Virginia National Guard staged and ready for possible severe weather response operations
Sept. 30, 2022
The Virginia National Guard has staged approximately 60 Soldiers and Airmen at key locations in the Abingdon, Roanoke, Richmond and Virginia Beach areas for possible severe weather response operations related to Hurricane Ian Sept. 30, 2022,  and they are prepared to provide high mobility transportation and debris reduction assistance if needed.

Spc. Rosa Willett 

(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lisa M. Sadler)
VNG Soldier reflects on Hispanic heritage and mother's motivation
Sept. 29, 2022
Spc. Rosa Willett joined the Virginia Army National Guard in 2019 as an 88M Motor Transport Operator. Originally from Cancun, Mexico, Willett moved to Newport News, Virginia, when she was little, and now serves in the Virginia Beach-based 1173rd Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group and assists with recruiting in her local area.

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Virginia National Guard installation, brigade and battalion command selections announced
Sept. 28, 2022
The Adjutant General of Virginia announced officers who have been selected for command in the Virginia National Guard at the instillation, brigade and battalion level.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Support Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group conduct road repairs and maintenance during their annual training Aug. 13, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Using various vehicles, the engineers dropped, graded and smoothed new road surface material, which will help improve durability and safety on the repaired roads.
276th Engineers support Fort Pickett during AT
Sept. 7, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group supported Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center with road and facility maintenance during their annual training August 4-20, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

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