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U.S. Army North recognizes U.S. Army Birthday with virtual celebration
June 8, 2020
— The U.S. Army’s birthday, on June 14, is an opportunity to honor our longstanding legacy of service, our values, and our fellow Soldiers and Army Civilians, including those service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. This year, the Army Birthday falls during a challenging time in American history. While COVID-19 may have upended our daily lives, we wish to maintain the Army’s traditions while practicing social distancing and keeping everyone safe. Therefore, U.S. Army North is hosting a virtual Army Birthday celebration ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 12. ...
U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) celebrates 77 years with celebration, streamer ceremony
January 10, 2020
— It was 77 years ago last Sunday when Fifth Army officially activated, Jan. 5, 1943, at Oujda, French Morocco. In 2004, with its rich, vibrant history that originated during the ongoing battles of World War II, Fifth Army became U.S. Army North.To celebrate this distinguished Army’s accomplishments over those 77 years, Soldiers, family members and...
Excess ARNORTH computer equipment provides educational opportunities
November 15, 2019
— In the early morning hours of Nov. 15, U.S. Army North personnel at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston quietly loaded 100 excess laptops and peripherals into a rental trailer, which departed the area headed east. Its final destination was Wilkinson County High School in Woodville, Mississippi, thanks to the Department of Defense’s Computers for Learning program...
Homeland Defense: Our nation’s new frontline
October 15, 2019
— Once again, the Association of the United States Army delivered on their commitment to provide an informative and impactful forum on all things Army at this year’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct 13-16. AUSA featured presentations on the state of the Army and its future, as well as panel discussions on military and national security topics...
Army North heads underground to train in NYC
October 3, 2019
— The U.S. Army North Civil Support Training Activity's mission is to conduct training and evaluation of units within the Defense Department’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, or CBRN Response Enterprise, also known as CRE...
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 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...
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. ...
JBSA joins Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts
August 30, 2017
— Several mission partners across the base have sprung together into action setting up installation support bases to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief operations across the south Texas region.The hurricane, projected by weather forecasters to dump rain on the south Texas region for several more days, has necessitated the activation of both...
ARNORTH hosts Alaskan Command
June 8, 2016
— FORT SAM HOUSTON. U.S. Army North hosted planners from Alaska from Feb. 3-5 to explore and develop options that will allow for effective response to the “Last Frontier” state in times of need.The meeting stemmed from a regional realignment of forces in the Northern Command (NORTHCOM), Pacific Command (PACOM), and Alaska areas. Alaska Command...