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Changes to UCMJ: Military Justice Act of 2016 brings about training
May 17, 2018
Lt. Col. Sara Root, chief of the Army’s Military Justice Legislation Training Team, assigned to office of The Judge Advocate Genera -criminal law division, briefs commanders and first sergeants May 5-6 on the changes to the Uniformed Code of Military Justice inside the Roc Drill Facility at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. During the two-day course, attendees learned about the Military Justice Act of 2016, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2019.

U.S. Army North gets assist from Logistics Civil Augmentation Program in Puerto Rico relief efforts
March 29, 2018
Shown is a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force power project. LOGCAP provided logistics support to the downloading of ships at the Port of Ponce in Puerto Rico. This sea port served as a debarkation point for receipt, inventory and issue of electrical materials used in the reconstruction of the electrical grid.

Army North’s Task Force-51 gains new commander
January 29, 2018
Maj. Gen. John F. King (left) takes the Task Force-51 colors from Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), during a change of command ceremony at the historic quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 26. King assumes command of TF-51 from Maj. Gen. Brian C. Harris. TF-51 is Army North’s contingency command post and conducts a Defense Support of Civil Authority, homeland defense and theater security cooperation in order to promote the defense and security of the United States.

NORAD commander visits U.S. Army North
January 23, 2018
U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) hosted a town hall meeting with Gen. Lori J. Robinson (left), commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command at the quadrangle Jan. 16. The general presented challenge coins to selected members of ARNORTH for their key roles during the hurricane season.

Rare snowfall blankets JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
December 8, 2017
The U.S. Army North Quadrangle got a dusting of snow.

ARNORTH hosts author, speaker to share her inspirational story
November 29, 2017
Carlana Stone (center), seen here in attendance at the Pentagon Memorial Dedication Ceremony on Sept. 11, 2008, is scheduled to speak Army Soldiers and units on Dec. 8 as part of the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and the Army’s Ready and Resilient program. Stone lost the use of her legs in an accident when she was 16 years old and shares her story of recuperation and triumph to motivate and empower others with their own struggles.

Army North continues to assist in Puerto Rico
October 18, 2017
Members of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, Reserve and active duty, along with Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North commander; Brig. Gen. José Reyes, Dual Status commander; and Caguas Mayor Hon. William Miranda Torres, distributed food and water to residents of the neighborhood Borinquen, Oct. 14. Reyes, Buchanan and Marín handed over provisions to the people who were grateful for the help received and were seriously affected by Hurricane Maria.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston honors World War I centennial
August 28, 2017
Retired Master Sgt. Vernon Schmidt, a 91-year-old surviving member of the 90th Infantry Division’s from World War I, places a streamer on the 90th ID’s flag during the Fort Sam Houston’s World War I Centennial Ceremony honoring the 90th ID inside the historic Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The uncasing and commemoration ceremony occurred 100-years to the day that the 90th Division activated at Camp Travis, what is now Fort Sam Houston.

Army North commanding general tours U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
August 23, 2017
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North Commanding General, left, gets a brief of the research operating room by Spc. Alexander Dixon during a tour of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas as U.S. Army North Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Orosz, USAISR Deputy Commander, Col. (Dr.) Erik Weitzel, Sgt. Maj. William Poist, Anthony Pusateri, Ph.D., and Lt. Col. (Dr.) Ammon Brown look on.

Army North’s Task Force 51 provides connectivity during exercise, crisis
August 16, 2017
Matt Hopper, a telecommunications specialist with Task Force 51, U.S. Army North’s Contingency Command Post 1, changes the frequency on an auto control unit Aug. 9 inside the Sentinel vehicle at Kirkland Air Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during exercise Vigilant Guard 17-04 Aug. 3-11. The auto control unit enables operators to bridge the gap between disparate communications equipment.

Vigilant Guard: Army North TF-51 preparing for disaster relief in New Mexico
August 16, 2017
A Soldier with the 64th Civil Support Team, New Mexico Army National Guard, sets up the mass decontamination shower as part of a training scenario for the Vigilant Guard exercise Aug. 8 in Lamy, N.M. This decontamination site was part of a train derailment scenario that spilled hazardous waste injuring more than 100 role players.

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