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  • RICHMOND, Va. – For more than 30 years, the Department of Defense has recognized the month of the military child in April to underscore the important role military children play in the armed forces community. This month, everyone is encouraged to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. The Virginia […]

    VNG youth opportunities in honor of Month of the Military Child

    RICHMOND, Va. – For more than 30 years, the Department of Defense has recognized the month of the military child in April to underscore the important role military children play in the armed forces community. This month, everyone is encouraged to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. The Virginia […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – Command Sgt. Maj. Dempsey O. Whitt was selected to serve as the new 329th Regional Support Group command sergeant major, according to an announcement made Jan. 1, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Whitt succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. E. Tim Miller, who retired Dec. 7, 2018, after 30 years of service […]

    Whitt selected as new 329th RSG command sergeant major

    RICHMOND, Va. – Command Sgt. Maj. Dempsey O. Whitt was selected to serve as the new 329th Regional Support Group command sergeant major, according to an announcement made Jan. 1, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Whitt succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. E. Tim Miller, who retired Dec. 7, 2018, after 30 years of service […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — “Serve my country!” stated Pvt. E. Tim Miller when asked by a senior officer in 1988 why he enlisted in the Army National Guard. Although such a phrase sounds cliché today, 30 years later, now-Command Sgt. Maj. E. Tim Miller emphasized how Soldiers need to examine why they serve, and ultimately, it should be to simply, […]

    Miller retires after 30 years of service

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — “Serve my country!” stated Pvt. E. Tim Miller when asked by a senior officer in 1988 why he enlisted in the Army National Guard. Although such a phrase sounds cliché today, 30 years later, now-Command Sgt. Maj. E. Tim Miller emphasized how Soldiers need to examine why they serve, and ultimately, it should be to simply, […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group conducted reception and mission command exercises Nov. 25 – Dec. 9, 2018, at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The 329th RSG was selected as one of the few military organizations assigned to be a Mission Support Force. MSFs have a unique and critical role to […]

    329th RSG conducts training to rapidly mobilize Soldiers

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group conducted reception and mission command exercises Nov. 25 – Dec. 9, 2018, at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The 329th RSG was selected as one of the few military organizations assigned to be a Mission Support Force. MSFs have a unique and critical role to […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Col. Doyle Gillis, Jr. commander of the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group and Command Sgt. Maj. E. Tim Miller, command sergeant major of the 329th RSG conduct a ceremony on Nov. 3, 2018 at Fort Pickett, Virginia, to mark their transition to wearing the former patch of the 54th Field Artillery Brigade as their official […]

    329th RSG conducts ceremony for transition to 54th FA Brigade patch

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Col. Doyle Gillis, Jr. commander of the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group and Command Sgt. Maj. E. Tim Miller, command sergeant major of the 329th RSG conduct a ceremony on Nov. 3, 2018 at Fort Pickett, Virginia, to mark their transition to wearing the former patch of the 54th Field Artillery Brigade as their official […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Col. Doyle Gillis, Jr., took command of the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group from Col. K. Weedon Gallagher in a change of command ceremony Sept. 9, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, the Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General- Army, presided over the exchange of unit colors that represented the transfer […]

    Gillis takes command of 329th Regional Support Group

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Col. Doyle Gillis, Jr., took command of the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group from Col. K. Weedon Gallagher in a change of command ceremony Sept. 9, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, the Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General- Army, presided over the exchange of unit colors that represented the transfer […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group conducted annual training from July 14-28, 2018 at Fort Pickett, Virginia. “This has been a fantastic opportunity for all the members of the 1030th, whether commanders or staff or section members, to get out into a field environment and train […]

    1030th Soldiers sharpen their fieldcraft during annual training

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group conducted annual training from July 14-28, 2018 at Fort Pickett, Virginia. “This has been a fantastic opportunity for all the members of the 1030th, whether commanders or staff or section members, to get out into a field environment and train […]

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  • U.S. Army Garrison, Carlisle Barracks, Pa. — Lt. Col. Matthew D. Way, commander of the Virginia Beach-based 1940th and 1945th Contingency Contract Teams, 329th Regional Support Group, graduated in the top third of his class from the U.S. Army War College June 8, 2018. The USAWC educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level and produces graduates who […]

    329th officer graduates from 2018 resident Army War College class

    U.S. Army Garrison, Carlisle Barracks, Pa. — Lt. Col. Matthew D. Way, commander of the Virginia Beach-based 1940th and 1945th Contingency Contract Teams, 329th Regional Support Group, graduated in the top third of his class from the U.S. Army War College June 8, 2018. The USAWC educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level and produces graduates who […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Maj. Demetrius Parrott took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group from Lt. Col. Christopher S. Dunn in a change of command ceremony June 9, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Col. Weedon Gallagher, the 329th RSG commander, presided over the exchange of unit colors that represented the transfer of […]

    Parrott assumes command of 276th Engineers at Fort Pickett ceremony

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Maj. Demetrius Parrott took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group from Lt. Col. Christopher S. Dunn in a change of command ceremony June 9, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Col. Weedon Gallagher, the 329th RSG commander, presided over the exchange of unit colors that represented the transfer of […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, conducted a Command Post Exercise May 5-18, 2018, during annual training at Camp Dodge, Iowa. “We operated from a more expeditionary command post, the operational tempo was much higher and the complexity of the issues and problems to […]

    Command Post Exercise provides 529th CSSB Soldiers with valuable training

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, conducted a Command Post Exercise May 5-18, 2018, during annual training at Camp Dodge, Iowa. “We operated from a more expeditionary command post, the operational tempo was much higher and the complexity of the issues and problems to […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Virginia – Spc. Johnathan T. Koke used the experience he gained during the 2016 Virginia National Guard Best Warrior Competition to better prepare for the 2018 event. Koke is a member of the Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group and finished as the runner-up for this year’s Best Warrior Competition, a three-day event […]

    Training. Weight lifting. Ruck marching. How one Virginia National Guard soldier overcomes challenges, becomes runner-up in Best Warrior Competition

    FORT PICKETT, Virginia – Spc. Johnathan T. Koke used the experience he gained during the 2016 Virginia National Guard Best Warrior Competition to better prepare for the 2018 event. Koke is a member of the Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group and finished as the runner-up for this year’s Best Warrior Competition, a three-day event […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Ten Virginia Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 1945th Contingency Contracting Team, 329th Regional Support Group conducted a multi-component operational contract support culminating training event May 1-11, 2018, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. “This exercise has offered a training environment which mimics a deployment scenario,” said Maj. Nate Seymour, team lead for the 1945th CCT. “Beyond […]

    Contracting Teams conduct training exercise at Fort Belvoir

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Ten Virginia Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 1945th Contingency Contracting Team, 329th Regional Support Group conducted a multi-component operational contract support culminating training event May 1-11, 2018, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. “This exercise has offered a training environment which mimics a deployment scenario,” said Maj. Nate Seymour, team lead for the 1945th CCT. “Beyond […]

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  • FORT HOOD, Texas — “Superb.” That was Sgt. Ashley Camper’s response when prompted to explain the quality of training she is receiving during her mobilization training at Fort Hood, Texas. Camper is one of 26 Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Chesterfield-based Detachment 2, Company C, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment who are deploying for nine months as part […]

    MEDEVAC Soldiers prepare for Kosovo deployment

    FORT HOOD, Texas — “Superb.” That was Sgt. Ashley Camper’s response when prompted to explain the quality of training she is receiving during her mobilization training at Fort Hood, Texas. Camper is one of 26 Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Chesterfield-based Detachment 2, Company C, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment who are deploying for nine months as part […]

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  • EMPORIA, Va. – A memorial to D-Day Soldiers located in front of the Virginia National Guard’s readiness center in Emporia received improvements Nov. 11, 2017, as part of an Eagle Scout service project. Approximately 16 Scouts and volunteers gathered on Veteran’s Day to improve the memorial at readiness center that serves as the home station the 1710th Transportation Company, 1030th […]

    Memorial to D-Day Soldiers in Emporia improved by Eagle Scout project

    EMPORIA, Va. – A memorial to D-Day Soldiers located in front of the Virginia National Guard’s readiness center in Emporia received improvements Nov. 11, 2017, as part of an Eagle Scout service project. Approximately 16 Scouts and volunteers gathered on Veteran’s Day to improve the memorial at readiness center that serves as the home station the 1710th Transportation Company, 1030th […]

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  • GATE CITY, Va. – Lt. Col. Todd Pegg took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group from Lt. Col. Steve Williams in a change of command ceremony held Oct. 14, 2017, at the Gate City Armory. Col. Weedon Gallagher, the 329th Regional Support Group commander, presided over the exchange of unit colors […]

    Gate City-based transportation battalion welcomes new commander

    GATE CITY, Va. – Lt. Col. Todd Pegg took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group from Lt. Col. Steve Williams in a change of command ceremony held Oct. 14, 2017, at the Gate City Armory. Col. Weedon Gallagher, the 329th Regional Support Group commander, presided over the exchange of unit colors […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, conducted a Command Post Exercise – Function, or CPX-F, Aug. 4-9, 2017, during annual training at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The exercise assessed the unit’s ability to plan sustainment support in a simulated forward-deployed expeditionary environment. […]

    Command post exercise tests 529th CSSB’s readiness

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, conducted a Command Post Exercise – Function, or CPX-F, Aug. 4-9, 2017, during annual training at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The exercise assessed the unit’s ability to plan sustainment support in a simulated forward-deployed expeditionary environment. […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided an overview of the emergency response planning process and static displays of Guard capabilities for the Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee meeting Aug. 8, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The working group meeting provided an opportunity to exchange information regarding responsibilities in emergency management with more […]

    Va. Guard briefs Hampton Roads emergency managers on response capabilities

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided an overview of the emergency response planning process and static displays of Guard capabilities for the Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee meeting Aug. 8, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The working group meeting provided an opportunity to exchange information regarding responsibilities in emergency management with more […]

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  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team conducted a multi-day training exercise to simulate a response to hazardous materials incident June 22-28, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Observer controller/trainers from U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East/West were on hand to assist with the creation of a realistic scenario […]

    34th CST conducts FTX in Texas, trains on air load plans

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team conducted a multi-day training exercise to simulate a response to hazardous materials incident June 22-28, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Observer controller/trainers from U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East/West were on hand to assist with the creation of a realistic scenario […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Three members of the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense and two members of the Embassy of Tajikistan to the United States of America visited Virginia and Washington, D.C. July 15-18, 2016, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. During their trip, they met with members of the Virginia National Guard, the National Guard Bureau, the State […]

    Tajikistan senior leaders visit Virginia, Washington, D. C.

    SANDSTON, Va. – Three members of the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense and two members of the Embassy of Tajikistan to the United States of America visited Virginia and Washington, D.C. July 15-18, 2016, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. During their trip, they met with members of the Virginia National Guard, the National Guard Bureau, the State […]

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  • DANVILE, Va. — Local elected officials, friends, relatives, and members of the Danville community were invited to an open house held by the 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Nov. 1, 2014, in Danville, Va. Visitors had a chance to learn more about the battalion’s capabilities through static equipment displays as well as take part in activities […]

    429th BSB holds open house in Danville

    DANVILE, Va. — Local elected officials, friends, relatives, and members of the Danville community were invited to an open house held by the 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Nov. 1, 2014, in Danville, Va. Visitors had a chance to learn more about the battalion’s capabilities through static equipment displays as well as take part in activities […]

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