329th Regional Support Group Archive

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 20 leaders from the Virginia Army National Guard accepted the challenge offered by Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Smith, the Virginia Army National Guard’s state command sergeant major, to take the new Army Combat Fitness Test April 6, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The ACFT will become the U.S. Army’s official physical fitness test of […]

    VNG leaders tackle ACFT challenge

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 20 leaders from the Virginia Army National Guard accepted the challenge offered by Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Smith, the Virginia Army National Guard’s state command sergeant major, to take the new Army Combat Fitness Test April 6, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The ACFT will become the U.S. Army’s official physical fitness test of […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Last summer, on one of the final days of annual training for the 1710th Transportation Company, Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Johnson collapsed on the drill floor of the readiness center in Emporia, Virginia. Three Soldiers – Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Homer, Sgt. Christina So and Sgt. Gella Johnson – administered CPR for approximately six minutes before […]

    1710th TC Soldiers recognized for life-saving actions last summer

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Last summer, on one of the final days of annual training for the 1710th Transportation Company, Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Johnson collapsed on the drill floor of the readiness center in Emporia, Virginia. Three Soldiers – Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Homer, Sgt. Christina So and Sgt. Gella Johnson – administered CPR for approximately six minutes before […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia and Washington, D.C., National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, also known as CERFP, conducted a confirmation exercise with the National Guard CBRN Response Enterprise Information Management System Feb. 28, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The system provides a suite […]

    CERFP conducts confirmation exercise with info management system

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia and Washington, D.C., National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, also known as CERFP, conducted a confirmation exercise with the National Guard CBRN Response Enterprise Information Management System Feb. 28, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The system provides a suite […]

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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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — This Valentine’s Day, Capt. Rachel Billmyer is deployed overseas with the 529th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion. Her fiancé, Capt. Joshua Morgan, is here in Virginia, working full-time as a program manager for the Virginia Department of Military Affairs while commanding the Virginia National Guard’s 237th Engineer Company. Both Billmyer and Morgan are familiar with the deployment process. […]

    Family bonds help military couple separated by deployment

    RICHMOND, Va. — This Valentine’s Day, Capt. Rachel Billmyer is deployed overseas with the 529th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion. Her fiancé, Capt. Joshua Morgan, is here in Virginia, working full-time as a program manager for the Virginia Department of Military Affairs while commanding the Virginia National Guard’s 237th Engineer Company. Both Billmyer and Morgan are familiar with the deployment process. […]

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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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  • CAMP TAJI, Iraq — Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion assumed responsibility of their assigned battlefield sustainment operations on Jan. 1, 2019, and commemorated by a transfer of authority ceremony Jan. 7. The 529th, also known as Task Force Cavalier, manages the day-to-day sustainment operations throughout Iraq, Syria and Jordan, in support of […]

    529th CSSB officially begins mission in the Middle East 

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq — Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion assumed responsibility of their assigned battlefield sustainment operations on Jan. 1, 2019, and commemorated by a transfer of authority ceremony Jan. 7. The 529th, also known as Task Force Cavalier, manages the day-to-day sustainment operations throughout Iraq, Syria and Jordan, in support of […]

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  • ARLINGTON, Va. — Two Virginia National Guard Soldiers killed Dec. 21, 2004, in a suicide bombing in Mosul, Iraq, were remembered by fellow Soldiers, family and friends with a  wreath laying Dec. 21, 2018, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Sgt. Nicholas C. Mason and Sgt. David A. Ruhren, both assigned to […]

    Unit, family, friends gather to remember fallen VNG Soldiers 14 years later

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Two Virginia National Guard Soldiers killed Dec. 21, 2004, in a suicide bombing in Mosul, Iraq, were remembered by fellow Soldiers, family and friends with a  wreath laying Dec. 21, 2018, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Sgt. Nicholas C. Mason and Sgt. David A. Ruhren, both assigned to […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam hosted a reception for Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families Dec. 16, 2018, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. The reception recognized the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of […]

    Governor, First Lady host reception for VNG Soldiers, Airmen and families

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam hosted a reception for Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families Dec. 16, 2018, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. The reception recognized the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of […]

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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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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Hundreds of friends, family members and fellow Soldiers gathered in Virginia Beach to say farewell to a group of Virginia National Guard Soldiers as they began federal active duty Nov. 25, 2018. The group of approximately 70 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group are deploying to the […]

    529th CSSB begins federal active duty with departure ceremony

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Hundreds of friends, family members and fellow Soldiers gathered in Virginia Beach to say farewell to a group of Virginia National Guard Soldiers as they began federal active duty Nov. 25, 2018. The group of approximately 70 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group are deploying to the […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Eight Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group joined the ranks of the noncommissioned officer corps during an induction ceremony Nov. 10, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. As part of the ceremony, four Soldiers presented “A Soldier’s Request,” and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Coleman, the […]

    529th CSSB welcomes new noncommissioned officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Eight Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group joined the ranks of the noncommissioned officer corps during an induction ceremony Nov. 10, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. As part of the ceremony, four Soldiers presented “A Soldier’s Request,” and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Coleman, the […]

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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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  • HAMPTON, Va. — Lt. Col. Dennis M. Rohler, commander of the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Coleman, command sergeant major of the 529th CSSB, visited with Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult to thank him for his support of the Virginia Army National Guard during a meeting as part of the 529th CSSB Employer […]

    529th CSSB Employer Appreciation Program brings unit leadership together with employers

    HAMPTON, Va. — Lt. Col. Dennis M. Rohler, commander of the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Coleman, command sergeant major of the 529th CSSB, visited with Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult to thank him for his support of the Virginia Army National Guard during a meeting as part of the 529th CSSB Employer […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Around 35,000 runners crossed the start line of the 34th Army Ten Miler Oct. 7, 2018, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The race is the third largest 10 miler in the world. Several Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen ran the race, both as teams and as individuals, and one team, Team Jamestown, placed 3rd in […]

    Virginia Soldiers, Airmen race in 34th Army Ten Miler

    RICHMOND, Va. — Around 35,000 runners crossed the start line of the 34th Army Ten Miler Oct. 7, 2018, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The race is the third largest 10 miler in the world. Several Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen ran the race, both as teams and as individuals, and one team, Team Jamestown, placed 3rd in […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Sgt. Timothy Mahanes grew up around heavy equipment so, when he decided to join the Virginia National Guard, enlisting as a 12N, a horizontal construction engineer, was a natural fit. “I love construction, I love heavy equipment, I love seeing a finished product when the project is done,” Mahanes said. He’s currently assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th […]

    Soldier Spotlight: Meet Sgt. Timothy Mahanes

    RICHMOND, Va. — Sgt. Timothy Mahanes grew up around heavy equipment so, when he decided to join the Virginia National Guard, enlisting as a 12N, a horizontal construction engineer, was a natural fit. “I love construction, I love heavy equipment, I love seeing a finished product when the project is done,” Mahanes said. He’s currently assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th […]

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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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is sending approximately 40 Soldiers and 20 light medium tactical vehicles to support the North Carolina National Guard with recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence caused widespread flooding, and they departed Sept. 15, 2018. The VNG will keep a force of Soldiers on standby and postured for possible support to the Southwest Virginia region […]

    Virginia National Guard sending support to North Carolina

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is sending approximately 40 Soldiers and 20 light medium tactical vehicles to support the North Carolina National Guard with recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence caused widespread flooding, and they departed Sept. 15, 2018. The VNG will keep a force of Soldiers on standby and postured for possible support to the Southwest Virginia region […]

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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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