• FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Members of the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) leadership join their fellow Soldiers and civilians in prayer during the Army North prayer luncheon Sept. 5 in the historic Quadrangle. The luncheon, which took place the day after the unit's change of command ceremony, was designed to bring people together to share prayer, fellowship and food. "It is good we are gathering at the beginning of this command tour " to pray for our new commanding general and the success of our work, mission and people," said Col. Gary Studniewski, command chaplain, Army North. Pictured in the front row are Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes (left), Army North senior enlisted leader; Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins, commanding general of Army North and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis; Col. Keith Detwiler, chief of staff, Army North; and Maj. Gen. Charles Gailes Jr., commanding general, Task Force 51, Army North.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North PAO)

    Prayer.

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Members of the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) leadership join their fellow Soldiers and civilians in prayer during the Army North prayer luncheon Sept. 5 in the historic Quadrangle. The luncheon, which took place the day after...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Dan Franklin speaks to members of the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) community about patriotism and service Sept. 5 during the Army North prayer luncheon in the historic Quadrangle. During his talk, Franklin reminded his audience that, while service and patriotism are linked, they are not limited to those who wear a uniform. "True patriots serve," said Franklin. "There is joy in life and joy in service." He then reminded the audience that Mother Theresa, who died on Sept. 5, 1997, had dedicated her life to serving the poor in India. "After she died, she was carried through the streets of Calcutta on the same gun carriage that carried Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru because she was recognized by the Indian people, not for military service but through service to her people." Franklin is a retired Army chaplain who served at Army North twice in his career, the first time as the deputy command chaplain from 2002 to 2004 and the second as the command chaplain from 2007 to 2010.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North PAO)

    Franklin.

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Dan Franklin speaks to members of the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) community about patriotism and service Sept. 5 during the Army North prayer luncheon in the historic Quadrangle. During his talk, Franklin reminded his...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Col. Gary Studniewski, command chaplain, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) opens the unit's prayer luncheon Sept. 5 in the historic Quadrangle by reminding those assembled why they gathered together. "This event is a gift to come together and share food and prayer," he said.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North PAO)

    Fellowship.

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Col. Gary Studniewski, command chaplain, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) opens the unit's prayer luncheon Sept. 5 in the historic Quadrangle by reminding those assembled why they gathered together. "This event is a gift to come...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Staff Sgt. Carla Philpot, a chaplain assistant with U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), talks to her fellow Army North teammates during the unit's prayer luncheon Sept. 5 in the historic Quadrangle. The event provided members of the Army North community the opportunity to gather in fellowship and prayer and enjoy good food together.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North PAO)

    Food.

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Staff Sgt. Carla Philpot, a chaplain assistant with U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), talks to her fellow Army North teammates during the unit's prayer luncheon Sept. 5 in the historic Quadrangle. The event provided members of the...

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