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Excess ARNORTH computer equipment provides educational opportunities
November 18, 2019
— In the early morning hours of Nov. 15, U.S. Army North personnel at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston quietly loaded 100 excess laptops and peripherals into a rental trailer, which departed the area headed east. Its final destination was Wilkinson County High School in Woodville, Mississippi, thanks to the Department of Defense’s Computers for Learning program. ...
Homeland Defense: our nation’s new frontline
November 15, 2019
— Once again, the Association of the United States Army delivered on their commitment to provide an informative and impactful forum on all things Army at this year’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13-16. AUSA featured presentations on the state of the Army and its future, as well as panel discussions on military and national security topics. ...
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training -- as real as it gets
November 5, 2019
— The U.S. Army North Civil Support Training Activity certified the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training of Soldiers from the 3rd Platoon, 68th Engineer Company from Fort Hood, Texas during an exercise at the San Antonio Firefighter Training Facility....
ARNORTH evaluates ANG Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team
October 28, 2019
— Evaluators from U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston observed the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 3rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team Oct. 25, checking on its ability to identify nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological contaminants, advise on response measures....
Army North heads underground to train in NYC
October 3, 2019
— The U.S. Army North Civil Support Training Activity's mission is to conduct training and evaluation of units within the Defense Department’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, or CBRN Response Enterprise, also known as CRE....
Army North to take stage, highlight mission at 2019 AUSA meeting
October 3, 2019
— Are you curious about the current state and future plans of the U.S. Army? Mark your calendar to tune into livestream panel discussions from the 2019 Association of the United States Army annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14-16. Army North Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, will join two panel discussions during the AUSA meeting...
ARNORTH NCO earns Soldier's Medal for heroism
September 25, 2019
— Maj. Gen. David P. Glaser, U.S. Army North deputy commanding general-operations, presented the Soldier’s Medal to Sgt. James Miller, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 24. The Soldier’s Medal recognizes acts of heroism during a non-combat situation....
Joint Base San Antonio honors the 'Greatest Generation'
August 23, 2019
— The Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Survivor Outreach Services Support Program, in partnership with the Fort Sam Houston Gold Star Families, hosted a ceremony recognizing World War II Veterans for their service and sacrifice at the Military and Family Readiness Center at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 20. ...
Army North welcomes new deputy commanding general
July 24, 2019
— Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, U.S. Army North Commanding General, welcomed Maj. Gen. David P. Glaser, the new U.S. Army North Deputy Commanding General-Operations, during a ceremony at the Quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 23. ...
Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson takes command of U.S. Army North
July 9, 2019
— U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) conducted a change of command ceremony at Staff Post Field on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 8....
U.S. Army North hosts 2019 Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept Drill
June 24, 2019
— With hurricane season upon us, more than 115 leaders from federal, state, U.S. territories and the military met at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 12 to discuss and coordinate active duty military support to emergency response efforts. The Rehearsal of Concept drill was organized by U.S. Army North, the Army component of U.S. Northern Command, as part of its mission to support civil authorities during disasters. ...
Army celebrates 244th birthday at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
June 18, 2019
— Cadences echoed across Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as 2,000 Soldiers celebrated the 244th Army Birthday with an Army run, early on June 13. Joining the Soldiers in a 3 1/2-mile run were Airmen from across JBSA, as well as civilians, friends and family members. At the conclusion of the run, the oldest and youngest Soldiers present, Col. William Bruce, deputy director for Dental Directorate G-3/5/7, and Spc. Dazhir Walker, a musician with the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own," joined Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and ARNORTH Command Sgt. Maj. Alberto Delgado in the cake cutting ceremony. The run is one of several events the Army units participated in to celebrate the Army's birthday June 14....
Newest member of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson makes his debut
February 21, 2019
— On a cool and wet February morning at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, the newest member of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson team prepared to make his first appearance with the Military Funeral Honors Platoon. ...
U.S. Army North preps for Army Combat Fitness Test
February 11, 2019
— U.S. Army North Soldiers at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston participated in training for the Army Combat Fitness Test, learning techniques to better prepare for the new test Jan. 28....
Gate changes at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston begin Jan. 22
January 9, 2019
— Beginning Jan. 22, major changes will occur at two gates used to access the west side of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. ...
Army North's Joint Task Force Civil Support is prepared for any CBRN disaster
December 18, 2018
— Task forces can be formed at the time of a crisis, but Joint Task Force Civil Support, in Newport News, Virginia, works 365 days a year with people on call 24/7 for the past 19 years....
543rd Engineer Detachment geospatial engineers paint a picture for border mission
December 10, 2018
— When the Department of Homeland Security requested the Department of Defense to provide a range of assistance to secure the border from Texas to California, the 543rd Engineer Detachment, U.S. Army North, began their part of the border support mission by analyzing maps and refining data to paint a picture of the operating areas for commanders and decision-makers to better visualize their areas of operations....
U.S. Army North helping coordinate Hurricane Florence relief efforts
September 19, 2018
— Soldiers continue to help evacuate residents in flood-ravaged communities along North Carolina's coastal plains days after Hurricane Florence made landfall....
ARNORTH communications building dedicated to local World War II hero
September 10, 2018
— Members of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) honored a World War II hero and former Fifth Army soldier during a building memorialization ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 7. ...
Local first responders, U.S. Army conduct interagency CBRN exercise in San Antonio
August 30, 2018
— It wasn’t a usual night for San Antonio’s Retama Park Aug. 29. Within hours, one of the race track’s parking lots made to fit hundreds of cars was transformed into a city of tents....