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Emergency preparedness liaison officers get ready for disaster response
May 22, 2017
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander, U.S. Army North, gave the opening remarks to the emergency preparedness liaison officers, or EPLOs, at the annual Joint Defense Support of Civil Authorities Preparedness Workshop held May 15-19 in San Antonio. The workshop brought EPLOs together to share ideas and better prepare for disaster response. EPLOs are military officers from each of the branches of service who are responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the Department of Defense response to requests for assistance from state, local, and tribal authorities.

Top Army recruiters recognized during Fiesta San Antonio
May 2, 2017
The area’s top Army recruiters meet the Army North commanding general April 25 at the Alamo in San Antonio. From left are Lt. Col. Kevin Bouren, San Antonio Recruiting Battalion commander; Sgt. 1st Class Marcus Henry; Staff Sgt. Billy McDonald; Staff Sgt. Jordano Hernandez; Sgt. 1st Class Edgar Olivasmonarrez; Sgt. 1st Class Armando Legaspe; Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, commanding general, U.S. Army North; Staff Sgt. Ricardo Saldana; Staff Sgt. Alvarado Moloy; Staff Sgt. Raul Nunez; Staff Sgt. Jefferson Vargas; Staff Sgt. Glenn Wendland; and Command Sgt. Maj. Juan Dozier, San Antonio Recruiting Battalion Command Sergeant Major.

Army North Task Force 51 Soldiers train at Kelly Annex
March 1, 2017
Soldiers assigned to Task Force 51, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) conduct an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise, or EDRE training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s Kelly Annex, Feb. 22-24. An EDRE is designed to exercise the movement plans of a unit to deploy to a theater of operations. All deployable units normally conduct an annual EDRE. TF-51 is Army North’s contingency command post and conducts a Defense Support of Civil Authority, or DSCA, homeland defense and theater security cooperation in order to promote the defense and security of the United States. This training better prepares TF-51 for an exercise next month in Atlanta. In that scenario, local, state, federal and Department of Defense agencies will come together to work out issues that surround hurricane disasters and relief along the eastern coastline.

JBSA Observes Black History Month
February 23, 2017
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan (left), commanding general of U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, shakes the hand of Dr. Kevin Cokley, professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, following Cokley's address to the Joint Base San Antonio Black History Month Observance, hosted by the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade Feb. 15.

Vogel Resiliency Center slated for January 2018 opening
February 1, 2017
U.S. Army North Command Force Health Protection Officer Col. James Flanagan Jr. (left) discusses the Vogel Resiliency Center project with Brooke Army Medical Center Commander Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson. The renovation of building 367 is on schedule for a January 2018 grand opening of the Vogel Resiliency Center, in conjunction with San Antonio's tricentennial celebration of the Alamo City's 300th birthday. The Vogel Resiliency Center will provide services in support of the service members, retirees, civilians and military families in ready and resilient healthy lifestyles to enable them to achieve and sustain optimal personal readiness. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, Army North Public Affairs

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness training points Soldiers toward readiness and resilience
January 26, 2017
Soldiers chart differences between how fixed and growth mindset individuals approach criticism during an Executive Resilience and Performance Course on Jan. 20 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Comprehensive Soldiers and Family Fitness Training Center.

ARNORTH, AMEDDC&S assist American Legion post in flag detail
January 25, 2017
Sgt. 1st Class Antwaun Smith (center) observes as Spc. Christopher Hanna (left) and Pvt. Brady Smith (right) fold a U.S. flag at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle Clock Tower Jan. 23. A detail of Soldiers from the Army Medical Department Center & School and the Army North Caisson Platoon volunteered to raise, lower, and fold the flags for the post. The flags will be presented as part of the post’s “Lest We Forget” program to commemorate the raid on Cabanatuan prisoner of war camp in the Philippines Jan. 30, 1945.

Army North commanding general speaks to U.S. All-American Bowl Marching Band members
January 5, 2017
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, U.S. Army North commanding general at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, spoke to high school musicians selected to play as part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Marching Band about leadership and selfless service during the band welcome dinner Jan. 2, which celebrated and recognized them for their dedication and leadership to their schools and communities. The musicians are spending the week rehearsing for the Jan. 7 game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, receiving instruction from college and high school band directors, as well as learning from Soldiers in the U.S. Army Field Band.

Commentary: Army Materiel Command recognizes JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers, organizations
January 3, 2017
Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche
U.S. Army Materiel Command
Deputy Commanding General

New Army North Reserve Engagement Cell director sets goals for Army Reserve
November 29, 2016
Brig. Gen. John B. Hashem gives a speech to members of Army North (Fifth Army) during a welcoming ceremony at the quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 7.

Former undercover detective to speak about resiliency
November 21, 2016

U.S. Army North Soldiers train for natural disaster response in Oregon
November 15, 2016
Soldiers assigned to Army North along with civilians working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and other Oregon state agencies take part in a mock press conference at the Oregon National Guard center in Clackamas, outside of Portland, Ore., Nov. 1. More than 60 people from U.S. Army North, FEMA, National Guard and state agencies converged at the center to conduct certification training.

Army, family values are building blocks to hard work and sacks
November 2, 2016
Alex Brown (left), a 6-foot-2-inch, 220-pound defensive end for the Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson High School Jaguars in San Antonio, chases down O’Connor High School Panthers quarterback Roel Sanchez Sept. 17 on his way to a quarterback sack. Alex attributes the sacrifices of his parents and having the support of his teammates support as motivation for him to succeed on and off the field.

Soldiers help fifth graders learn how to render honors, fold U.S. flag
October 25, 2016
A fifth grader at Specht Elementary School in San Antonio is coached by Staff Sgt. Darren O. Thomas (left) and  Staff Sgt. Brandon Hood (right) from the Fort Sam Houston Honors Platoon Oct. 18 on how to properly fold the U.S. flag, as well as how to render proper honors when raising and lowering the flag. The students are volunteers with the task of putting up the flag in the mornings and taking it down at the end of each school day.

Army North leads AUSA panel on homeland security
October 19, 2016
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan (left), U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) commanding general, speaks on the unity of effort in defending and securing the homeland, along with Robert Salesses (right), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for 
Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities, at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5.

Strong Bonds training event strengthens Army couples
October 6, 2016
Couples participating in the Strong Bond’s training event work together during a team building exercise at the Strong Bonds Marriage Enrichment Training event at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Marble Falls, Texas, Sept. 17-19. The event was conducted by the U.S. Army North Command Chaplain’s office.