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ARNORTH supports FEMA in Mississippi, expands in Louisiana
August 23, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel have deployed to Jackson, Mississippi, while another 20 will deploy to Tupelo, Mississippi. ...
ARNORTH hosts interagency partners, prepares for all-hazards response operations and 2021 hurricane season
June 8, 2021
— U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) hosted more than 200 military and civilian partners, who gathered both in person and virtually, for a Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept Drill at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 3...
ARNORTH oversees military vaccination support to FEMA at four new locations
April 13, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 560 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel have and will deploy to Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota and Oklahoma to support federal vaccination efforts in partnership with the states...
ARNORTH to oversee military vaccination support to FEMA at five new locations
March 31, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 860 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel deployed to Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia, and will deploy to Indiana and Missouri, to support state-run, federally supported Community Vaccination Centers. U.S. Army North, the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S. Northern Command, will oversee the multi-service military COVID-19 response operation in support of the states and the federal vaccination pilot...
ARNORTH to oversee new military COVID-19 response in Texas, adjust support in two states
January 27, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 80 military medical personnel from across the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force, will deploy to Texas as part of a Department of Defense COVID-19 response operation. U.S. Army North, the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S Northern Command, will oversee the military COVID-19 response in support of federal efforts and the state...
ARNORTH to oversee military COVID-19 operation in Wisconsin
December 9, 2020
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 45 U.S. Army medical personnel, part of a Department of Defense COVID-19 operation, will deploy to Wisconsin this week. U.S. Army North, the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S Northern Command, will oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state. ...
ARNORTH oversees military COVID-19 operation in El Paso
November 6, 2020
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, three U.S. Air Force Medical Specialty Teams, including members of the 59th Medical Wing, were part of a Department of Defense COVID-19 operation in Texas that deployed Nov. 6 to El Paso. U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, will oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state...
Hurricane Hunters fly Delta missions from Joint Base San Antonio
October 15, 2020
— As Hurricane Delta made its way into the Gulf of Mexico Oct. 7 and headed for the Louisiana coastline, Joint Base San Antonio personnel jumped into action to support the evacuation of aircraft and personnel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi...
JBSA supports task forces deployed to San Antonio hospitals
August 14, 2020
— As service members descended upon San Antonio to provide COVID-19 support to Texas hospitals, 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron personnel were simultaneously conducting critical missions to ensure arriving health care workers were ready to relieve local hospitals and support communities across Texas...
Guard, active duty and Reserve forces help Texas hospitals
August 5, 2020
— More than 1,200 service members from the Texas National Guard and the active and reserve components of the Army, Navy and Air Force have joined forces to support Texas hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic...
U.S. Army Reserve units join U.S. Army North COVID-19 operations in Texas
July 29, 2020
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, three U.S. Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces deployed as part of the Department of Defense’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas...
Unit assists ARNORTH in preparing for hurricane season in age of COVID-19
July 20, 2020
— The 377th Theater Sustainment Command is in uncharted territory, bridging the gap between its traditional role in support of the United States Army Reserve Command and its newfound role as the lead logistics supplier for U.S. Army North, which supervises homeland defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities missions throughout North America. ...
ARNORTH to oversee military COVID-19 operations in Texas, California
July 13, 2020
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state officials, approximately 740 Department of Defense medical and support professionals from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force are assigned as part of DOD’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas and California. As part of the whole-of-America response, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Forces Land Component Command, will oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state...
DOD establishes task force to meet U.S. medical equipment needs
March 27, 2020
— The Defense Department has established a joint task force to deal with daily requests the department is receiving for medical and personal protective equipment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, and others...
Army North responds to Hurricane Dorian by staging forces, equipment
September 20, 2019
— While Homeland Defense is U.S. Army North’s number one priority, the command also provides military-unique capabilities in support of requests from a lead federal agency following destructive storms such as Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Sandy, Harvey, Maria and Florence...
Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers: the dynamic duo of fire safety
January 3, 2018
— Often taken for granted is the smoke detector, which is a common feature in American homes. Surveys conducted for National Fire Prevention Association, or NFPA, found that 97 percent of the household surveyed reported having, at minimum, one smoke alarm. Based on those surveys, that means almost five million households do not have any smoke alarms at all...
U.S. Army North commander relates lessons learned during 2017 hurricane season
December 19, 2017
— The most recent hurricane season was not unprecedented in terms of the number of storms, but it was unprecedented in terms of damage, the commander of U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston said in a recent interview...
Army supports FEMA in Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts
August 31, 2017
— In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey, many citizens along the Texas coastline are displaced and in need of basic necessities. Local, state and federal agencies are working together to support the affected areas of Southeastern Texas. One of those agencies is the Defense Coordinating Officer and Element, or DCO/E...