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 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.

Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Mission Support Group, 192nd Wing use chain saws to help reduce debris and clear roads of fallen trees Jan. 7, 2022, in Stafford County, Virginia. The Airmen cleared about 25 trees to open a road that had been blocked since Tuesday.
VNG troops help open roads, clear trees along power line routes
Jan. 11, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen helped open roads in Stafford County Jan. 7, 2022, and cleared trees along power line routes in Louisa County Jan. 8 after heavy snow downed trees causing road blockage and power outages.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam host a reception for Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families Dec. 11, 2021, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. The reception recognized the families of those personnel who are currently mobilized as well as Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year. Acting Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Kathleen Jabs, Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. James W. Ring, the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, also visited with Soldiers, Airmen and their families during the event.
Governor, First Lady host families of deployed VNG Soldiers, Airmen
Jan. 3, 2022
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam hosted a reception for Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families Dec. 11, 2021, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia.

Col. Todd Pegg and 1st Sgt. David Elliott, command team of the Virginia National Guard's 329th Regional Support Group, furl their organization colors during a transitioned base command authority ceremony Nov. 23, 2021, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. Pegg will now command the 329th RSG from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, where he will oversee their Base Operating Support - Integrator missions at Al Asad, Erbil and Baghdad, Iraq in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve.
329th Regional Support Group Headquarters moves from Iraq to Kuwait
Dec. 1, 2021
Col. Todd Pegg, commander of the Virginia National Guard's 329th Regional Support Group, transitioned base command authority to Lt. Col. Nathan Adkins, commander of 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Nov. 23, 2021, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

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.

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