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.

Since 2017, the Army has required the 329th RSG to have four Focus Ready Units fully prepared to deploy at a moment’s notice to support global contingency operations. Since assignment as a FRU, these units maintain an exceptionally high operational tempo and hyper-focused state of readiness to meet the Army’s strategic needs.

In the fall of 2019, the 329th RSG relinquished mission command of the Fort Stewart Mobilization Support Force to the Georgia National Guard’s 201st RSG. The MSF is comprised of twenty Army National Guard and Army Reserve Units from eleven states. This contingency mission provides the capabilities to respond to a rapid influx of mobilized units should the need emerge.

In 2019, the 329th supported the Commonwealth in multiple ways. During Hurricane Dorian, the brigade mobilized local Tidewater and Eastern Shore soldiers who stood ready to support localities and first responders during and after the hurricane. Following a request for Virginia’s assistance, the 1173rd Transportation Company sent soldiers to North Carolina to help in their hurricane response efforts. Since 2017, the 229th Military Police Company’s Quick Reaction Force  has supported the Virginia State Police in Charlottesville, VA in response to anticipated civil disturbances. In 2019 the 276th Engineer Battalion became responsible for providing Virginia’s National Guard Response Force , the follow-on element to QRF designed to sustain longer-term law enforcement support. Additionally, the 276th accepted responsibility to provide the search and extraction capability to the Virginia Guard’s CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package.

Other significant unit accomplishments in calendar year 2019 include the deployment of the 1945th Contingency Contracting Team to the CENTCOM region and the return of the 529th CSSB from their CENTCOM deployment. Several 329th units directly supported external entities to include the 237th Sapper Company being an attached enabler to 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division during their JRTC rotation at Fort Polk, LA. The 1173rd Transportation Company also supported the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during their XCTC rotation at Fork Pickett, Virginia. The 1032nd Transportation Battalion supported Army Materiel Command by transporting various munitions from Oklahoma to Kentucky. The 1032nd Transportation Battalion also supported the Canadian military by transporting Canadian training equipment from Canada to Folk Pickett, VA. Additionally, the 237th Sapper Company and 229th Military Police Company participated in a 10-day test of next-generation Night Vision Goggles at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

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329th RSG News

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group conduct a familiarization live fire with the M320A1 grenade launcher Dec. 11, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The live fire was part of a weeklong new equipment fielding and training for modern small arms, including the M320, which is replacing the M203, and the M17 pistol, which is replacing the M9. Unlike the M203, which must be attached to a rifle, the M320A1 can also be fired as a stand alone weapon.
VNG units upgrade small arms arsenal during NET/NEF
Jan. 12, 2021
FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from across the commonwealth trained on and fielded new small arms and weapons components at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett’s New Equipment Training / New Equipment Fielding facility Dec. 7 - 11, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. 

Sgt. Michael Walker and Spc. Luke Shallenberger take top honors in the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group Best Warrior Competition held Dec. 10-11, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The Soldiers were graded in six events including a written test, Army Warrior Tasks, land navigation, a 6-mile road march, a 3-gun shooting range and a formal interview. Walker, assigned to the 329th Headquarters and Headquarters Company, was named the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year while Shallenberger, assigned to the West Point-based 237th Engineer Company, was named the Soldier of the Year. They will go on to represent the 329th RSG in the state-level Best Warrior Competition in 2021.
329th RSG conducts Best Warrior Competition
Dec. 16, 2020
FORT PICKETT, Va. – Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group competed for top honors in the RSG’s Best Warrior Competition Dec. 10-11, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Over the two days, Soldiers squared off in six events designed to test and challenge them mentally and physically. 

Spc. Silvia Cavalier is curently assigned to the Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company and is scheduled to attend the U.S. Army’s Basic Leader Course next spring. A Virginia-native, Cavalier joined the active duty Army when she was 22 before transitioning into the National Guard in 2019 in order to continue her military service while being able to be more present for her young son.
National Guard Soldier discusses pride of service
Sept. 14, 2020
Every Virginia National Guard Soldier plays a part in ensuring mission success and for Spc. Silvia Cavalier, an 88M Motor Transport Operator, recognizing her impact and the impact of her unit was easy.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group help unload and receive 48 new 40-foot flatbed trailers August 18, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jeff Clements)
1710th receives 48 new flatbed trailers at Fort Pickett
Aug. 28, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, helped unload and receive 48 brand new flatbed trailers August 18, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. With the help of a crane and a team of specialized civilian contractors from Tank Automotive Command in Warren, Michigan, the Soldiers assisted in the unstacking and movement of 48 new M872A4 40-foot, 34-ton flatbed semitrailers.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group compete with the M4 pistol during a competition Aug. 19, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.
VNG Soldiers compete in pistol marksmanship match
Aug. 27, 2020
Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group and the Fort Pickett-based VNG Marksmanship Training Unit combined efforts to host the Excellence in Competition Pistol match Aug. 19, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. A total of 80 service members participated in the event in the hopes of earning the Bronze Excellence in Competition Pistol badge, awarded to the top 10% of shooters.

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