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Col. Richard Elam - Commander, 50th RSG
Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene Meisenheimer - CSM, 50th RSG

Year in Review - 2017

The 50th Regional Support Group (RSG), located in Homestead, participated in annual training events around the globe. The 50th RSG completed a combined annual training event at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota in support of Golden Coyote 2017 and also participated in two state partnership missions to Guyana.

The Soldiers 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 Response (CBRN) Response Element; CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package; wildfire support; Emergency Operation Center liaison operations; and all logistical support for emergency response contingencies. During our response to Hurricane Irma, 50th RSG subordinate units conducted numerous missions in support of Florida’s Department of Emergency Management, which primarily focused on the joint manning and operation of the State Logistics Response Center and Alternate Staging Area in Orlando, and multiple Logistics Staging Areas in the Keys.

The 930th Digital Liaison Detachment, located in Homestead, participated in a Warfighter Exercise at Fort Brag, North Carolina, and two joint exercises: Key Resolve 2017 and Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2017, deploying unit members to provide liaison operations in order to synchronize and coordinate the military operations of multiple nations. Additionally, the Detachment is already working diligently to prepare for its next annual training event in Korea in support of the joint exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2018, as well as another Warfighter Exercise.

The 254th Transportation Battalion, located in West Palm Beach, continued to focus on unit transformation, real-world transportation missions, and DSCA operations during 2017. The 1218th Transportation Company participated this year in Operation Patriot Bandolier by safely driving 3,300 miles and delivering over 1.8 million pounds of ammunition from South Carolina to Oklahoma in 10 days. The 356th Quartermaster Company deployed to Camp Atterbury, Indiana and participated in the Guardian Response Exercise, receiving validation by the C2CRE Task Force.

The 260th Military Intelligence Battalion, located in Miami, functioned as the Exercise Command and Control Headquarters for over 700 participants of the largest-ever Panther Strike exercise, held at Camp Williams, Utah. The battalion also deployed Soldiers to language immersion training and participated in several CONUS-based advanced language training exercises.

The 927th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion continued its proud heritage of providing worldclass logistics and medical service and support this year. The 153rd Financial Management Services Unit (FMSU) participated in the 2017 Diamond Saber exercise, where the unit conducted comprehensive technical finance operations and gained tactical hands-on-training. Additionally, the 153rd FMSU achieved a 100 percent completion rate during an extremely rigorous Office of the Secretary of Defenselevel Financial Management certification process. The 256th Medical Company Area Support performed casualty operations training and conducted real-world medical operations in support of the battalion’s various combined training exercises.