National Guard’s Beach-based 529th CSSB departing for Kuwait deployment

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-20 15:52:27-04

The Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group will leave for mobilization training on Sunday in advance of a deployment to Kuwait as part of Operating Enduring Freedom.

Approximately 70 soldiers received their mobilization orders in November 2013.

They are scheduled to report to Fort Hood, Texas for 30 to 45 days of training before deploying.

Once they arrive in Kuwait, the soldiers will provide logistics support.

“We are deploying to Kuwait and we’ll be tasked with providing logistics support for a lot of units that are stationed there right now,” explained Unit Commander Maj. Michael Waterman back in November.

“Anything from life support to transportation to supplies as well as maintenance.”

This is the second deployment for the 529th since being formed in December 2006.