329th Regional Support Group Archive

  • CAMP DAWSON, W.Va. – More than 50 Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, traveled to Camp Dawson, near Kingwood, West Virginia, for the Search and Extraction Basic Course, held July 28 – Aug. 4, 2017. During the seven-day course, Soldiers trained on breaching and breaking, lifting and hauling, ropes, confined space […]

    CERFP Soldiers train on search & extraction in West Virginia

    CAMP DAWSON, W.Va. – More than 50 Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, traveled to Camp Dawson, near Kingwood, West Virginia, for the Search and Extraction Basic Course, held July 28 – Aug. 4, 2017. During the seven-day course, Soldiers trained on breaching and breaking, lifting and hauling, ropes, confined space […]

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  • NORFOLK, Va. — Three Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 1173rd Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group spent their two weeks of annual training July 8-21, 2017, working at the Navy Operated Air Mobility Command Air Terminal in Norfolk, Virginia, where they gained real-world experience on cargo operations in a joint environment. […]

    Va. Guard transporters gain real world experience on cargo operations

    NORFOLK, Va. — Three Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 1173rd Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group spent their two weeks of annual training July 8-21, 2017, working at the Navy Operated Air Mobility Command Air Terminal in Norfolk, Virginia, where they gained real-world experience on cargo operations in a joint environment. […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group used their two weeks of annual training from July 8-22, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia, to improve range roads, train on mission essential tasks in a field environment and better prepare the battalion staff in the military decision making process. “We […]

    276th Engineers balance project work, field training during annual training

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group used their two weeks of annual training from July 8-22, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia, to improve range roads, train on mission essential tasks in a field environment and better prepare the battalion staff in the military decision making process. “We […]

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  • FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 1173rd Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group conducted training on rail load and seaport operations with active duty U.S. Army personnel during their drill weekend June 9-11, 2017, at Fort Eustis, Virginia. “The opportunity to partner with active duty transporters at Fort […]

    Virginia Guard transporters train on rail and water operations

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 1173rd Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group conducted training on rail load and seaport operations with active duty U.S. Army personnel during their drill weekend June 9-11, 2017, at Fort Eustis, Virginia. “The opportunity to partner with active duty transporters at Fort […]

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  • ONANCOCK, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted an activation and assumption of command ceremony for the 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment June 3, 2017, at the readiness center in Onancock, Virginia. The new engineer unit will be staffed with skilled positions including electricians, plumbers, construction equipment operators and carpenters, so there will be opportunities for people in the area to […]

    Virginia National Guard activates new engineer unit in Onancock

    ONANCOCK, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted an activation and assumption of command ceremony for the 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment June 3, 2017, at the readiness center in Onancock, Virginia. The new engineer unit will be staffed with skilled positions including electricians, plumbers, construction equipment operators and carpenters, so there will be opportunities for people in the area to […]

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  • GATE CITY, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group operated a trailer transfer point May 16, 2017, in Gate City as part of their two weeks of annual training. The TTP is part of a transportation mission that provides the Soldiers with real-world training and saves the Army money […]

    1030th Soldiers operate trailer transfer point in Gate City during annual training

    GATE CITY, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group operated a trailer transfer point May 16, 2017, in Gate City as part of their two weeks of annual training. The TTP is part of a transportation mission that provides the Soldiers with real-world training and saves the Army money […]

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  • MANASSAS, Va. — Former commanders of the Virginia National Guard’s 266th Military Police Company helped retire the unit guidon during a ceremony consolidating the 266th with the 229th Military Police Company May 6, 2007, Manassas, Virginia. The ceremony also marked the change of command from Capt. Steven Gallo to Capt. Matthew Negard and the transfer of the 229th MP Company […]

    Ceremony marks consolidation of two MP companies

    MANASSAS, Va. — Former commanders of the Virginia National Guard’s 266th Military Police Company helped retire the unit guidon during a ceremony consolidating the 266th with the 229th Military Police Company May 6, 2007, Manassas, Virginia. The ceremony also marked the change of command from Capt. Steven Gallo to Capt. Matthew Negard and the transfer of the 229th MP Company […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High Yield Explosive Response Force Package, known as the CERFP, received validation from external evaluators April 26, 2017, at the Virginia Beach Fire Training Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The evaluation validated the team of approximately 200 Soldiers and Airmen as fully training on 20 of 24 tasks. […]

    Special response force validated after external evaluation

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High Yield Explosive Response Force Package, known as the CERFP, received validation from external evaluators April 26, 2017, at the Virginia Beach Fire Training Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The evaluation validated the team of approximately 200 Soldiers and Airmen as fully training on 20 of 24 tasks. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard special response force capable of providing support to first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident will undergo an external evaluation in the Virginia Beach area, and they will conduct their final preparations April 24, 2017. The evaluation tests the unit’s abilities to respond to a simulated emergency situation […]

    Special Va. National Guard response force to undergo external evaluation

    SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard special response force capable of providing support to first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident will undergo an external evaluation in the Virginia Beach area, and they will conduct their final preparations April 24, 2017. The evaluation tests the unit’s abilities to respond to a simulated emergency situation […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 29, 2017, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: Maj. Dennis M. Rohler will succeed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Lutz as the commander […]

    Va. Army Guard 2017 battalion command selections announced

    SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 29, 2017, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: Maj. Dennis M. Rohler will succeed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Lutz as the commander […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged nearly 200 personnel to be ready for duty at key locations across Northern Virginia to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to possible heavy snow March 14, 2017. When snow totals amounted to far less than forecasted, Soldiers were able to stand down, and the Virginia Guard returned to routine operations later in the day. […]

    Va. National Guard staged for possible snow response operations across Northern Virginia

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged nearly 200 personnel to be ready for duty at key locations across Northern Virginia to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to possible heavy snow March 14, 2017. When snow totals amounted to far less than forecasted, Soldiers were able to stand down, and the Virginia Guard returned to routine operations later in the day. […]

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  • Issue #2 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at http://go.usa.gov/x9AgA. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email ngva.pao@mail.mil. In this issue: Va. Guard displays capabilities, commended by state leaders Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force displayed some of the Guard’s warfighting and […]

    Issue #2 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter

    Issue #2 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at http://go.usa.gov/x9AgA. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email ngva.pao@mail.mil. In this issue: Va. Guard displays capabilities, commended by state leaders Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force displayed some of the Guard’s warfighting and […]

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  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, conducted a collective training exercise Jan. 21, 2017, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, to prepare for an external evaluation to be held later this year. The force is made up of Soldiers […]

    Exercise prepares special response force for upcoming evaluation

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, conducted a collective training exercise Jan. 21, 2017, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, to prepare for an external evaluation to be held later this year. The force is made up of Soldiers […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Nearly 200 members of the Virginia National Guard were on duty and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to heavy snow Jan. 7-9, 2017, throughout the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers were staged and ready the morning of Jan. 7 with less than 12 hours notification, and their assistance included recovering a fire truck in […]

    Virginia National Guard assists with winter storm response in Hampton Roads

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Nearly 200 members of the Virginia National Guard were on duty and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to heavy snow Jan. 7-9, 2017, throughout the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers were staged and ready the morning of Jan. 7 with less than 12 hours notification, and their assistance included recovering a fire truck in […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe ceremonially presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen representing units that served on federal active duty in the Middle East and Cuba conducting combat operations and security support. The presentation took place after the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11, 2016, at the Virginia War Memorial in […]

    Governor recognizes Va. Guard’s federal service on Veterans Day

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe ceremonially presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen representing units that served on federal active duty in the Middle East and Cuba conducting combat operations and security support. The presentation took place after the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11, 2016, at the Virginia War Memorial in […]

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  • HAMPTON, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based Delta Platoon, 229th Military Police Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group Nov. 6, 2016, in Hampton, Virginia. The platoon of approximately 30 Soldiers served on federal active […]

    Sec. Moran presents Governor’s Medal to MPs

    HAMPTON, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based Delta Platoon, 229th Military Police Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group Nov. 6, 2016, in Hampton, Virginia. The platoon of approximately 30 Soldiers served on federal active […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 160 Virginia National Guard Soldiers served on state active duty to assist with the multi-agency state response to Hurricane Matthew Oct. 9-10, 2016, in the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers driving Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks provided high water transportation and were also organized into teams with chain saws to help clear debris and open […]

    Va. Guard supports state response to Hurricane Matthew

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 160 Virginia National Guard Soldiers served on state active duty to assist with the multi-agency state response to Hurricane Matthew Oct. 9-10, 2016, in the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers driving Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks provided high water transportation and were also organized into teams with chain saws to help clear debris and open […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – A team of Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Manassas-based 266th Military Police Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group took first place honors in the National Guard mixed division at the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 8, 2016, in Washington, D.C. with an overall time of 5:04:43. “This was the first year we had a full […]

    Va. Guard team takes first place in Army Ten Miler mixed division category

    SANDSTON, Va. – A team of Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Manassas-based 266th Military Police Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group took first place honors in the National Guard mixed division at the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 8, 2016, in Washington, D.C. with an overall time of 5:04:43. “This was the first year we had a full […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Brig. Gen. Walter Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, and Command Sergeant Maj. Cheyenne Johnson, Virginia Army National Guard State Command Sergeant Major, presented certificates to Virginia Army Guard units for outstanding performance in the regional Army Award for Maintenance Excellence Program Sept. 17, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The top units will […]

    Virginia Army Guard units recognized for maintenance excellence

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Brig. Gen. Walter Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, and Command Sergeant Maj. Cheyenne Johnson, Virginia Army National Guard State Command Sergeant Major, presented certificates to Virginia Army Guard units for outstanding performance in the regional Army Award for Maintenance Excellence Program Sept. 17, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The top units will […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va.– Instructors from the Fort Leavenworth-based Army Training Network provided command teams in the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group with instruction Sept. 12-14, 2016, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on new training management requirements the U. S. Army will roll out in 2017. “This training specifically targeted the commanders and first sergeants who make up our […]

    329th RSG command teams learn about new Army training management system

    SANDSTON, Va.– Instructors from the Fort Leavenworth-based Army Training Network provided command teams in the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group with instruction Sept. 12-14, 2016, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on new training management requirements the U. S. Army will roll out in 2017. “This training specifically targeted the commanders and first sergeants who make up our […]

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