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Matt Rodriquez
· December 8, 2017
I was there from 87 to 90. I worked in the motorpool with a bunch of great guys. I started in Charlie company in the old barrack then we became Bravo and moved to the place by the Burger King. I mysel...f never lived in the barrack. I lived out in Springlake. I really miss that place sometimes and I'm glad I got to be there. No regrets. See More
Leonso Fernandez
· September 1, 2017
I was in the 50th Signal from 1987 to 1988 and truly enjoyed my time there. As soon as I had 12 jumps it was off to JM School. Awesome group of people and some lifelong friends made. Martin Soto, Eloi...se Valdez and Scott Tallman and that grouch Bill. (Better not mention the CSM by last name. He might haunt me, yet a wonderful time during then LTC Bill Jeannine's command. Overall "The50!!!" was and remains an awesome unit. People may come and go, yet them colors remain. See More
Wesley Hackensmith Jr.
· November 20, 2017
I was assigned to B Co. 50th sig bn 18th abnc from 1974-1977 one of the better units in 21yrs served.
Shawn Dannen
· May 2, 2016
In my 8 years in the Army, I had never experienced toxic leadership until I arrived to 50th SIG BN. This is the kind of unit that helped to create US Army W.T.F! Moments, a Facebook group dedicated to... illuminating the most ridiculous examples of terrible leadership and soldiers. I was assigned to 50th SIG BN, C CO from February 2011 - April 2013. It was the worst two years of my life, hands down. The leadership would regularly keep soldiers in the unit area long after normal hours with no mission or guidance. The logic seemed to be if the higher ups had to stay late, so did the soldiers. The NCO Creed and Army regulations were viewed as suggestions for the leaders unless they were trying to use them against soldiers. Abuses of power and position were the standard for the toxic leadership in this unit. On one hand, the leaders would try to process soldiers out of the Army like they were getting commission. Then, they'd completely disregard the rules on deployment, dumping at least 100 pieces of IT equipment in dumpsters and on the side of the road at the end of our deployment in 2012. Keep in mind that this is a Signal Unit, so they fully understood the potential for disaster if the data on this hardware was recovered. We had senior leadership, who should know better, participating in this. Later that year in garrison, the leadership sent soldiers to the hospital for heat exhaustion due to gross negligence. Apparently, the CDR / 1SG didn't feel that the soldiers were working fast enough in the dangerous heat. Ignoring the fact that the problem was likely that work/rest cycles weren't being followed according to regulation, they ordered the whole site to be torn down and reset. During the reset, soldiers finally succumbed to the heat. There were at least 20 leaders on site that day, from E-5 to E-7. Not one leader did the right thing and stood up to the CDR / 1SG for the soldiers. The only time the leadership in this unit seemed to be motivated to do their jobs was in the pursuit of negative actions toward soldiers. To be fair, there were a few great leaders in the unit. However, since the problems in the unit came from the top down, they could only do so much. They were overshadowed by the many terrible leaders around them. There were so many people in this unit that were an embarrassment to the their rank and to the Army that I felt compelled to review them now, three years after I got out. Just thinking about 50th again still makes me angry. I found this review section by following a link from an Army Times article praising 50th Sig BN for their recent accomplishments and painting them as the Army standard. I hope that's true. I really do. Hopefully the leadership rotated out for something much better. As for the unit that I was in from 2011-2013, I wouldn't wish that unit on my worst enemy. See More
Billy Whitehead
· August 26, 2016
Loved my battle buddies but leadership was worthless. Always felt more like a slave than a soldier. We are supposed to support and take care of each other no matter what and seemed like they were alwa...ys out to get you. Always talking about standards but their standards are shit. When my wife was pregnant I would get yelled at or frowned upon because she had a doctors appointment. Its sad. I would've made a better leader than any officer I encountered there besides my first captain I had there for a short time. See More
Michael W. Baker
· June 28, 2017
I would like to know if any of my old buddies from 1976-78 follow this page. My name is Mike Baker and was in A CO 50th signal
Robby Neal Haines
· September 21, 2017
Served with the 50TH Sig from 96-98. Loved my time there.
Al Maxwell
· December 19, 2016
I served with the 50th Signal Bn. Headquarters Co. 18th Abn.Corp. from
1963_1966 I would like to contact some old Army buddies from that era!
I was assigned to Simmons Army Airfield crewchief on L19 ...and L20
Birddog and beaver I have some pics if anybody interested.please call or e-mail
1 810 387 2920 or 1 810 304 0810 Thank You.
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Chance Brewington
· May 6, 2017
When I was there it was one of the worst units ever!! Lost 2 CSM's, 1sg and a Battalion Commander because of misconduct!!!
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We are always jumping at the opportunity to knock out some pushups for suicide awareness. The #22PushupChallenge raises awareness of the rate of Veteran suicide, which stands at 22 deaths each day. Let's lower that together. According to the Army Public Health Center, these are some helpful coping methods to try: Breathing deeply Attending church/religious activities Cooking Exercising Spending time in nature Support groups Talking to others Volunteering Writing/journaling The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (1-88-273-8255). Press "1" for the Veterans crisis line.
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On 19 January 2018, MAJ Michael J. Donahue’s spouse, Sherri, and his mother stopped by the Battalion Headquarters to pay tribute to his memorial. His wife shared memories and some stories of his time as the Battalion Executive Officer. He will always remain an Immortal.

MAJ Donahue, who was from Columbus, Ohio, enlisted in the Army in February 1996 and commissioned through Officer Candidate School in April 2000. He arrived at Fort Bragg in July 2012 and passed away in Kabul, ...Afghanistan from wounds suffered in an enemy attack in 2014.

MAJ Donahue is survived by his wife, Sherri, and their children Victoria, Seamus and Bailey.

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On Wednesday, 10 January 2018, the battalion had a farwell run for the outgoing Battalion Command Sergeant Major, CSM Barrett. In true fashion of CSM Barrett, the run included a competition at the end of the battalion run. During CSM Barrett's tenure as the CSM, physical fitness and readiness was one of his major focus areas, an area that will continue to be an important area here at 50th.

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