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.