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U.S. Army North
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...
Senior enlisted advisor to Joint Chiefs chairman visits Army North
July 18, 2019
— Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held a Senior Noncommissioned Officer forum during his visit to U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) July 17...
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 conducts change of command July 8
June 27, 2019
— U.S. Army North will conduct a change of command ceremony at Staff Post Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston at 9 a.m. July 8. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, who has commanded U.S. Army North for the last three years, will relinquish command to Lt. Gen Laura J. Richardson. Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commanding general, U.S. Northern Command, will host the ceremony. ...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Caisson Team dedicates horse in Sergeant Major of the Army's name
June 25, 2019
— Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is home to one of only two caisson teams in the Army, which perform a valuable role conducting military funerals at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery every year. The team recently added a new member, a horse which was formally named in a ceremony June 17...
U.S. Army North evaluates North Carolina National Guard unit
June 24, 2019
— Every 18 months, the 42nd Civil Support Team is required to be validated on core tasks, such as the decontamination process, identifying threats and materials, and coordinating with civilian authorities in a realistic setting. This validation proves that the unit is ready to respond to a chemical, radiological or biological event. U.S. Army North provides training and evaluates specialized units in the National Guard to meet homeland defense and homeland security mission sets...
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 North Headquarters Support Company welcomes new commander
June 7, 2019
— The U.S. Army North Headquarters Support Company welcomed Capt. Stephanie E. Hecker, incoming commander for the U.S. Army North Headquarters Support Company, during a change of command ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston stables June 3. Hecker replaces outgoing commander Capt. Adam C. Crawford. The ceremony was officiated by Lt. Col. Timothy Hickman, U.S. Army North Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion commander...
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey visits JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
May 30, 2019
— Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey visited with members of U.S. Army North at the Fort Sam Houston Stables and the Fort Sam Houston Museum May 22. Dailey visited Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to provide remarks at the expansion launch of Misadventures in Money Management program...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston leaders host second family housing town hall
March 22, 2019
— The second Army Family Housing town hall was held at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center March 20 to address housing concerns from Soldiers and their family members living on the installation...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston leaders host family housing town hall, address resident issues
February 25, 2019
— Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston leadership held a family housing town hall at the Fort Sam Houston Community Center Feb. 21 to provide information and gain feedback as part of an ongoing Army-wide effort to resolve unsatisfactory conditions in Army family housing...
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...
ARNORTH CG Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
February 14, 2019
— U.S. Army North Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan was presented the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award at the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council Brunch Feb. 13 in San Antonio. Buchanan, who attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1973, was presented this award for exceptionally distinguished service in his military career and to the community...
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...
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...
Army North commander among leaders stressing cohesion during Hurricane Michael relief efforts
October 12, 2018
— The devastation and unpredictable damage of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year caused Army leaders to take a hard look at relief effort procedures. Hurricane response became a timely topic as Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle Oct. 10. After Maria, one objective became clear: interagency cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Defense is essential in disaster response. ...
Military aids disaster response effort in aftermath of Hurricane Florence
October 1, 2018
— After two weeks of preparing and providing relief to communities devastated by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, active-duty soldiers, led by U.S. Army North commanding general, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, are winding down rescue efforts while remaining ready to meet federal and local needs...
Army Reserve medical personnel improve readiness serving local communities
August 2, 2018
— During a time where readiness is at the forefront of every military leader’s mind, unit commanders are focused on creative ways to ensure their unit and Soldiers get the best training possible while meeting requirements at both the individual and collective levels. For some medical units, this is where the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training, or IRT, missions come in...
ARNORTH, San Antonio Army Reserve engineers, Florida medics emphasize 'innovative' for DOD Readiness Training mission
August 2, 2018
— They were ready. U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 277th Engineer Company based out of San Antonio and the 7235th Medical Support Unit based out of Orlando, Florida, had planned alongside partners with U.S. Army North, the Texas A&M Colonias program and Hidalgo county for nearly a year in preparation for their upcoming missions in the lower Texas region...
Army North welcomes new command sergeant major
June 12, 2018
— U.S. Army North said farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald E. Orosz during a change of responsibility ceremony June 8 in the Quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, welcoming U.S. Army North’s next top senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Alberto Delgado...