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Col. Peter Kaye - Commander, 50th RSG
Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene Meisenheimer - CSM, 50th RSG

Year in Review - 2015

The 50th Regional Support Group (RSG), located in Homestead, has executed another successful year. The men and women of the 50th RSG remain postured to support a wide range of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) missions including Command and Control, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Response Element (C2CRE), CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P), Wild Fire Support, Emergency Operation Center (EOC) liaison operations, and all logistical support emergency response contingencies.

Members of the 930th Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD), located in Homestead, participated in joint exercises Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 and Key Resolve 2015, employing unit members to provide liaison operations in order to synchronize and coordinate the military operations of multiple nations.

The 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), located in Jacksonville, had a busy year, participating in many training events and exercises. In March, B Company was certified as the CERF-P Decontamination (DECON) team, relieving C Company of those duties. In April, Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) and A Company deployed to Camp Atterbury, Ind., as Task Force (TF) Special Troops Battalion (STB) to participate in Operation Vibrant Response. As TF STB, the 146th provides communications support as well as command and control of Direct Reporting Units (DRUs) for Task Force 38 C2CRE-B and is required to deploy within 96 hours to respond to any CBRNE event in the continental U.S. In July, C Company sent a platoon to Fort Polk, La., to support the 34th Infantry Division at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

The 260th Military Intelligence Battalion, located in Miami, executes mission command over multiple units across the intelligence and sustainment warfighter functions. Over the past year, the 260th’s 356th and 856th Quartermaster Companies supported multiple missions in support of the Army Sustainment Command (ASC) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Fort Hood, Texas, and U.S. Military Academy, West Point. The battalion deployed linguists in support of the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Operation Beyond the Horizon in El Salvador, Obangame Express 2015 in the Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, and Ghana, and participated in the Navy Africa (NAVAF) Planning Conference in order to provide input on linguist support to a NAVAF exercise. Several Military Intelligence units were sent to Camp Williams, Utah, to participate in Operation Panther Strike 2015, and also conducted language immersion training in Costa Rica. The 13th Army Band continues its valued year-round musical support in support of military and patriotic events throughout the state of Florida.

The 927th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), located at CBJTC, has continued its proud heritage of providing world-class service and support. The 927th’s HHC traveled to Fort Polk, La., to provide exercise support and sustainment services to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment BCT during JRTC Rotation 15-04. The 144th Transportation Company participated in the Fourth Annual National Night Out alongside members of the Marianna Police Department. The 256th Area Support Medical Company participated in Golden Coyote at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., where it taught a Combat Life Saver (CLS) Course and provided real-world medical support to exercise participants. All units continued to refine their DSCA plans and coordinated with our partners at the Florida Department of Emergency Management for training at the State Logistics Response Center and Logistical Staging Areas.