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Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
U.S. Army North commanding general briefs Soldiers supporting Operation Faithful Patriot
October 31, 2018
— Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) commanding general, briefed newly arrived Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo., and Fort Knox, as well as Joint Forces Land Component personnel and U.S. Air Force attorneys at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 31. The Soldiers are in Texas in support of Operation Faithful Patriot, which is a Department of Defense operation in support of the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol in order to provide national security at the nation’s southern border. ...
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 Day at the Alamo
April 26, 2018
— Army Day at the Alamo took place in downtown San Antonio April 24. It is one of the celebrations of Fiesta 2018, a 10-day event honoring those who fought and won the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. ...
JBSA hosts Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Summit
April 23, 2018
— From start to finish, the second annual Joint Base San Antonio’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Summit at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston April 19 was both unfiltered and candid; it provided a deeper look at sexual misconduct in the Department of Defense and communities surrounding military installations, specifically the San Antonio area. ...
Army Emergency Relief campaign kicks off March 2
February 8, 2018
— The 2018 Army Emergency Relief, or AER, kick-off campaign take place from 2:45-4 p.m. March 2 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater, 2472 Stanley Road, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston....
Army North’s Task Force-51 gains new commander
January 29, 2018
— Maj. Gen. John F. King assumed command U.S. Army North’s Task Force-51 from Maj. Gen. Brian C. Harris during a change of command ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) at the quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 26. ...
Army, DOD continue to provide more response capacity to Puerto Rico
October 10, 2017
— The Department of Defense continues to deploy more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island's residents, said Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis Oct. 2. ...
U.S. Army North building partnership, community relations on the border through innovative readiness training
June 30, 2017
— Training is an essential part of the Department of Defense’s mission, especially when the mission builds long-lasting community relationships and helps the American populace. That’s what the Texas A&M Colonias Joint Innovative Readiness Training, or IRT, mission is geared toward – building a better America through partnership....
Army North celebrates 242nd Army birthday with City Hall ceremony
June 7, 2017
— Several Soldiers and City of San Antonio officials gathered to partake in an Army Birthday cake cutting ceremony at City Hall June 1. This ceremony marked the first event for Soldiers at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston’s celebration of the Army’s 242nd Birthday. ...
Army Emergency Relief campaign kicks off
March 2, 2017
— Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) spoke on the importance of Army Emergency Relief, or AER, during the campaign kickoff event at the Fort Sam Houston Theater March 1. ...