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Col. Ricardo Roig - Commander, 50th RSG
Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Sweat - CSM, 50th RSG

Year in Review - 2019

The 50th Regional Support Group (RSG) experienced a high operational tempo in 2019. Its subordinate units participated in several training exercises focused on providing mission command, logistical support and sustainment at home during emergency management operations, as well as overseas as part of base camp management operations.

The 50th RSG also supported the state’s response to Hurricane Dorian by leading the logistical response efforts, providing Logistical Support Teams and liaisons to County Emergency Operations Centers and provided maintenance, logistics and transportation support to Florida National Guard units and other military and interagency units working in the impacted areas.

The 930th Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD), headquartered in Homestead, took part in several highlevel exercises aimed at honing its skills to operate effectively in a coalition environment. The 930th Soldiers supported U.S. and allied forces, including the Army’s III Corps and 3rd United Kingdom Army Division. Members of the 930th DLD also manned the State Logistics Readiness Center during Hurricane Dorian, providing critical support to civilian authorities by coordinating the shipment of over 1 million meals and 1 million gallons of water to the affected areas.

The 13th Army Band, headquartered in Miramar, made history in 2019 by participating in a reliefin- place mission for an active component unit in Europe, a first for a National Guard band. The 13th Army Band supported NATO units in Europe, participating in four change-of-command ceremonies, including the change of command for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, the U.S. Army Europe’s lead organization for all sustainment activities, including logistics support, transportation and human resources.

The 260th Military Intelligence Battalion, headquartered in Miami, welcomed back Soldiers returning from deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and hosted two Yellow Ribbon events for the Soldiers and their families earlier this year. In addition to their overseas operations, the 260th Alpha and Bravo companies participated in exercise Panther Strike, an annual military intelligence exercise held at Camp Williams, Utah, while the Headquarters Detachment participated in a combat training exercise held at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi.

The 927th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), headquartered at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, deployed its battalion headquarters company in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel, while other units traveled to Camp Shelby, Mississippi and the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana to participate in mobilization and combat training exercises. During these exercises, CSSB units provided support to over 4,000 Soldiers. Additionally, the 153rd Financial Management Support Unit hosted an officer from the German Army during the summer as part of the Military Reserve Exchange program.

The 254th Transportation Battalion, headquartered in West Palm Beach, conducted several logistic support missions this year, including logging over 140,000 miles transporting containerized loads and other cargo. During the summer, battalion Soldiers traveled to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to provide logistical support to over 1,200 Cadets from the incoming class of 2023.