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

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Company deliver water to residents impacted by flooding Sept. 3, 2021, in Buchanan County, Virginia.
VNG Soldiers complete flood assistance mission in Buchanan County
Sept. 10, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers completed their mission assisting local and state emergency services organizations with flooding response Sept. 8, 2021, in Buchanan County, Virginia.

The Virginia National Guard's Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group Headquarters marks the start of their federal active duty mobilization with a departure ceremony Sept. 4, 2021, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Col. Todd Pegg and Command Sgt. Jerome Shelton, the 329th RSG command team, furled their organizational colors during the ceremony signifying the official start of the mobilization, and they will unfurl the colors when they arrive in the Middle East and officially take responsibility for their mission serving as the base operating support-integrator for multiple installations. The Troutville-based 29th Infantry Division Band provided music for the ceremony, and members of the Virginia Defense Force volunteered their time to provide traffic management for attendees. Watch the full video of the ceremony on YouTube at https://ngpa.us/15706. Read more about the 329th's mission at https://go.usa.gov/xMrZM. (U.S. National Guard photo by Cotton Puryear)
Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group begins federal duty, will deploy to Middle East
Sept. 7, 2021
The Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group Headquarters marked the start of its federal active-duty mobilization with a departure ceremony Sept. 4, 2021, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

More than 50 Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group support the Arkansas National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during a training rotation July 10 - Aug. 3, 2021, at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana.
180th Engineer Co. returns from JRTC rotation
Aug. 25, 2021
More than 50 Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group are back home in Virginia after supporting the Arkansas National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during a training rotation July 10 - Aug. 3, 2021, at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana. 

Virginia National Guard Soldiers participate in Level 1 Funeral Honors training June 23, 2021, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Va. Led by the Virginia National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program, the course prepares Soldiers to conduct professional military funeral honors in accordance with service tradition. Begun in January 2007, the Virginia National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program is composed of six teams located throughout the state which provide funeral details, not just to National Guard Soldiers but to veterans of the active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. They have performed more than 28,000 funeral services throughout the Commonwealth and average more than 200 services each month. (U.S. National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lisa M. Sadler)
Virginia Guard Soldiers train on basics of Military Funeral Honors
July 28, 2021
Nine Virginia National Guard Soldiers completed Level 1 Funeral Honors training June 20-27, 2021, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Led by the Virginia National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program, the course prepares Soldiers to conduct professional military funeral honors in accordance with service tradition.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Pickett-based Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site load a bulldozer onto a trailer for transport July 9, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The bulldozer is part of the heavy equipment the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group is taking for use during a training rotation July 10 - Aug. 3, 2021, at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana. The 180th will be supporting the Arkansas-based 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during the JRTC rotation.
180th Engineers head to Louisiana for JRTC rotation
July 14, 2021
More than 50 Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group are supporting the Arkansas National Guard during a training rotation July 10 - Aug. 3, 2021, at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana. 

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