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The theme of this year’s Black History Month is “Civil rights in America.” This year al... Read More
As part of a U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) exercise a small team of South Dakota Nationa... Read More
Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins, commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior c... Read More
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Our Mission

  • Execute DoD’s homeland defense and civil support operations in the land domain.
  • Further develop, organize and integrate DoD CBRNE response capabilities and operations.
  • Build the capability to perform the Joint Force Land Component Command and the Army Service Component Command functions.
  • Secure land approaches to the homeland.
  • Continue to build a highly competent, disciplined workforce in a world class organization.

Army North History

U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) was conceived in 2004 as the dedicated Army Service Component Command to U.S. Northern Command, the unified command responsible for defending the U.S. homeland and coordinating defense support of civil authorities. The command achieved initial operating capability in September 2005 and full operating capability in October 2006. Army North assumed responsibility for operational control of Joint Task Force - Civil Support and Joint Task Force - North in October 2008.

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