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  • France honors World War II veterans during Fort Sam Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov 25, 2014

    The French government, along with Soldiers, veterans and civilians of Fort Sam Houston, honored 20 World War II veterans Nov. 14 for their efforts in liberating France in 1944. The ceremony was a focal point of Fort Sam Houston's "Salute to Veterans" ceremony at MacArthur Field.

  • Fort Sam Houston invites spirit of unity at Native American Indian Heritage Pow Wow

    Nov 25, 2014

    Community members of all ages take part in the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center.

  • Army North, Canadian military talk training

    Nov 25, 2014

    History was made during a momentous planning conference between representatives from the U.S. and Canadian militaries Nov. 18-20 here.

  • Army North bids farewell to respected deputy CG

    Jun 27, 2014

    The U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) team said goodbye to one of its own June 26 during a tattoo ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theater. Maj. Gen. William Roy, deputy commanding general for Army North, is leaving the team to take command of Joint Task Force-Civil Support at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • Army North welcomes new battalion command team

    Jun 26, 2014

    U.S. Army North said farewell to its battalion commander and welcomed a new battalion command team June 25 as the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion held a combined change of command and change of responsibility ceremony at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center.

  • Wounded warrior receives Purple Heart from Army Chief of Staff

    Apr 23, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Robert Drebenstedt receives a Purple Heart medal from Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, April 23 at the Warrior Family Support Center during a ceremony inside the Purple Heart Garden. Drebenstedt was injured Aug. 1, 2012, when he was struck by an unknown bulk explosive during a dismounted patrol in Afghanistan. At the time, Drebenstedt was serving with the 1433rd Engineer Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion. This is the second Purple Heart for him.

  • Arctic Warriors: U.S. Soldiers join Canadian reservists for exercise on Baffin Island

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Temperatures plummeted through the teens and single digits before blizzard conditions closed down Fort Drum, N.Y., and area schools -- a spring-like welcome home last week for two 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers returning from an exercise near the Arctic Circle.

  • 'Giant among giants,' Medal of Honor recipient Ehlers laid to rest

    Mar 10, 2014

    Walter D. Ehlers, the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Normandy campaign, was laid to rest March 8, 2014, at Riverside National Cemetery, Calif., in a ceremony attended by family, friends and admirers who came to pay their final respects to a great man.

  • OPM director discusses diversity in the federal work force

    Mar 6, 2014

    Katherine Archuleta, the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, spoke to members of the Alamo Federal Executive Board March 5 at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Club about the direction she wants to take the federal work force during her tenure.

  • Army, Nation, celebrate 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    Feb 24, 2014

    The theme of this year's Black History Month is "Civil rights in America." This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

  • CSTA trains CBRN responders at Shrine of Democracy

    Feb 13, 2014

    As part of a U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) exercise a small team of South Dakota National Guard service members assisted local emergency responders in investigating a simulated chemical and radiological incident Feb. 11 at America's Shrine of Democracy."

  • SMA Chandler: Commitment turns people into professionals

    Jan 22, 2014

    On a crisp Saturday morning in January at the massive ski lodge style building that is the home of the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, decked out in his uniform with medals across his chest and stripes running up his sleeves, sits in an arm chair.

  • Vice Chief visits Army North

    Jan 3, 2014

  • Fort Sam Houston Caisson horse named for former SMA

    Dec 18, 2013

    For the newest member of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section, 13 is his lucky number. Cole, a 9-year old Percheron Draft horse and the 13th four-legged member of the section, was formally named after the 13th Sergeant Major of the Army -- retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston during a naming ceremony Dec. 12 outside of the historic Quadrangle.

  • Museum updates design in preparation for new location

    Dec 13, 2013

    Renovations and construction continue in the east wing of the historic Quadrangle in preparation for the relocation of the Fort Sam Houston Museum to its new home, co-located with the headquarters for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army).

  • Fort Sam career counselors call on quality Soldiers

    Dec 9, 2013

    Seventeen noncommissioned officers at Fort Sam Houston are tasked with advising their commands to select Soldiers who are not only eligible to reenlist, but fit the whole Soldier concept.

  • WFSC marks 10-year anniversary at Fort Sam Houston

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Warrior and Family Support Center celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a seam-popping full house Dec. 4 at their facility, with guests from the Fort Sam and San Antonio communities as well as wounded warriors and their family members.

  • Fort Sam Houston brightens up holiday season with annual Christmas Tree Lighting

    Dec 5, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins, along with several students from the Fort Sam Houston Elementary School, officially opened the holiday season here by lighting the holiday tree Dec. 4 during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the base main flag pole.

  • Fort Sam, SA communities meet, discuss progress of school, unit partnerships

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston Army command representatives met with several Independent School District school staffs and superintendents Nov. 12 at the Sam Houston Community Center for a fall luncheon.

  • Pow Wow at Fort Sam Houston celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 27, 2013

    Members of the Fort Sam Houston and surrounding communities gathered together Nov. 16 in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month during the 14th annual "Honoring of the Veterans Pow Wow" at the Fort Sam Houston Teen and Youth Center.

  • Soldiers, Airman take first step to civilian life as Fort Sam honors retirees

    Nov 27, 2013

    Soldiers and family members thanked 10 service members for their dedicated service to the nation during the monthly Fort Sam Houston retirement ceremony Nov. 21 at the historic Quadrangle.

  • USAAB announces HS Player of Year semi-finalists

    Nov 27, 2013

    The San Antonio Rotary Club hosted some special guests to speak about the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Nov. 20 during a luncheon at the Scottish Rite Theatre and how it ties the Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio communities together as well as naming the semi-finalists for the USAAB High School Player of the Year award.

  • Army North team donates turkeys for Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters, Headquarters Battalion, U. S. Army North (Fifth Army), delivered turkeys for Thanksgiving Nov 20 to Pershing Elementary School in San Antonio for their holiday turkey give-away. Army North is partnered with Pershing Elementary through the Fort Sam Houston Adopt-A-School Program.

  • Fort Sam senior leaders share meals with wounded warriors, families

    Nov 27, 2013

    Leaders from the Warrior Transition Battalion and other commands from around Fort Sam Houston served a Thanksgiving meal to wounded warriors and their families Nov. 20 at the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Army North CG leads panel on North American security, missions at AUSA conference

    Nov 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and senior commander for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, led a discussion panel on Enhancing North American Security/Missions at Home Oct. 23 during the Association of the United States Army 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

  • Celebrities visit Wounded Warriors at WFSC

    Nov 14, 2013

    Celebrities visit with wounded warriors and their families Oct. 24 at the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Fort Sam Houston celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: Army North sergeant major serves as speaker

    Nov 14, 2013

    The annual Fort Sam Houston Hispanic Heritage Month celebration culminated in a cultural reception Oct. 28 at the pavilion behind Building 1001.

  • Fort Sam Houston honors Soldiers, families for dedicated service

    Nov 14, 2013

    Soldiers and family members thanked 10 Soldiers for their dedicated service to the nation during the monthly retirement ceremony Oct. 31 at the historic Quadrangle.

  • Fort Sam Houston commemorates Native American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 14, 2013

    U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) sponsored the kickoff event for National American Indian Heritage Month Oct. 31 at the Fort Sam Houston Post Exchange.

  • Exercise tests Army North's response capability

    Nov 14, 2013

    U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) practiced its response capabilities Oct. 28-Nov. 5 during an annual command post exercise.

  • Senior enlisted leaders join together, kick off Celebrate America's Military

    Nov 14, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes joined his fellow senior enlisted leaders from throughout the various military commands in San Antonio Nov. 1 during the Senior Enlisted Appreciation Reception at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 76, which was hosted by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and kicked off the 43rd annual Celebrate America's Military, or CAM 2013.

  • Celebrate America's Military slices into next event at golf tourney

    Nov 14, 2013

    Members of the San Antonio military community enjoyed a day on the green with their "Military City" neighbors Nov. 4 during the Celebrate America's Military "Birdies for the Brave" Golf Tournament at the TPC San Antonio golf course.

  • Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio leaders honor vets during wreath-laying ceremony, Veterans Parade

    Nov 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins, along with senior military leaders from Fort Sam Houston, join the San Antonio community Nov. 9 in honoring veterans, past and present, during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Alamo as part of San Antonio's annual Celebrate America's Military events.

  • Fort Sam, San Antonio communities thank Veterans during ceremony

    Nov 14, 2013

    Members of the San Antonio community honored veterans and family members Nov. 11 during a ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

  • Former commander presents Purple Heart to Wounded Warrior

    Oct 22, 2013

    Maj. Gen. William Roy congratulates Staff Sgt. Edward Matayka after presenting the Purple Heart Medal to him Oct. 18 during a ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Army North hosts 2nd annual St. Michael's medallion luncheon

    Oct 10, 2013

    Members of the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) family joined their chaplaincy team for the second annual Saint Michael's medallion luncheon Sept. 27 at the historic Quadrangle.

  • Combined efforts = 'FOB Todd' making trek to family

    Oct 10, 2013

    Mary and David Todd Sr. lost their only son to war Aug. 20, 2008. Five years later, they were presented a somber, yet unique reminder of their child -- a "F.O.B. Todd" sign that hung outside the Forward Operating Base where he was stationed.

  • Wounded warrior presented Purple Heart for selfless service

    Oct 10, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins presents the Purple Heart Medal to Sgt. Shawn Murphy during a presentation ceremony Oct. 3 at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Florida Panthers skate in to visit Soldiers, families at CFI, WFSC

    Sep 24, 2013

    Members of the Florida Panthers professional hockey team visited wounded warriors and their families at the Warrior and Family Support Center and the Center for the Intrepid as part of a familiarization tour Sept. 19.

  • Army North Provost Marshal conducts table top discussion on force protection

    Sep 24, 2013

    Members of the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Provost Marshal/Protection Directorate conduct a table-top discussion on force protection for Army North and their partner agencies, services and commands via video teleconference Sept. 19 in the Army North main conference room.

  • Army North deputy CG closes out illustrious career

    Sep 24, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston civilians, military members and the local community gathered together to bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen Jr. during a Sept. 17 retirement and tattoo ceremony in the historic Quadrangle.

  • Army North welcomes new commanding general, bids farewell to former leader

    Sep 10, 2013

    The Army tapped one of U.S. Army North's own to be the next to lead the command. Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins took command of Army North (Fifth Army) from Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV during a ceremony Sept. 4 in the historic Quadrangle and also assumed responsibility as the senior commander for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis.

  • Army North personnel gather for prayer, fellowship, food during Prayer Luncheon

    Sep 10, 2013

    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.

  • Wiggins promoted, assumes command of Army North

    Sep 5, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins took command of Army North (Fifth Army), Sept. 4, 2013, from Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, during a change-of-command ceremony at the historic Quadrangle on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Army North changes command

    Sep 4, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins took command of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) from Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV during a change of command ceremony held Sept. 4 in the historic Army North Quadrangle.

  • Army North puts rubber to road for Labor Day run

    Aug 29, 2013

    Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), held a run around Fort Sam Houston Aug. 29 to celebrate the Labor Day holiday.

  • Army North senior leader recognizes volunteers at WFSC

    Aug 29, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen Jr., deputy commanding general for support, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), presented certificates, personal notes of appreciation and Army North lapel pins to 10 volunteers with the Warrior and Family Support Center during two separate ceremonies Aug. 20 and 22 for their dedication.

  • SMA meets with Wounded Warriors at WFSC

    Aug 29, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited with Soldiers and their families Aug. 22 at the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Army North Soldiers, families practice fitness, safety together during PT with Kids Day

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers and families with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), stretch their legs Aug. 22 as part of the battalion's PT with Kids Day. The event, which was held at Staff Post Field across from the historic Quadrangle, was designed to bring families closer together before the school year starts. After the physical training was over, police officers with the 502nd Security Forces Squadron went over tips on how to stop bullying.

  • Fort Sam Spouses' Club brings in new members

    Aug 29, 2013

    The Spouses' Club for the Fort Sam Houston community held a membership drive luncheon Aug. 27 at the Army Community Services building to raise awareness, to bring new military spouses into the fold, and to continue to foster already established beneficial relationships across the community.

  • Hospital evacuated during CBRN incident

    Aug 11, 2013

    Soldiers from the 300th Chemical Company and the 377th Chemical Company, evacuate and decontaminate patients in a simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear incident during Vibrant Response.

  • Brothers in communications

    Aug 11, 2013

    Brothers Spc. Micaiah Glover and 1st Lt. Elijah Glover; and brothers Sgt. Brandon Corey McAlpin and Sgt. Richard Kyle McAlpin provide communication and signal support for the 31st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade, of Alabama and the 4th Military Police Brigade, of Michigan for Vibrant Response 13-2.

  • Medivac Team Gears up for Emergency Response Training

    Aug 11, 2013

    Medics, crew members and pilots from F Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, check their equipment on the helicopters to make sure they are mission-ready for their training exercise.

  • Michigan, Indiana National Guard units train in realistic environment

    Aug 11, 2013

    Soldiers from the Michigan and Indiana National Guard began their domestic response training during Vibrant Response 13-2, Aug. 10, 2013.

  • Vibrant Response: The first step

    Aug 11, 2013

    Almost all of the approximately 5,700 service members and civilians participating in Vibrant Response 13-2 share something in common, they go though the Joint Readiness Center when they arrive and when they leave.

  • Homeland Security military advisor visits Vibrant Response

    Aug 8, 2013

    Coast Guard Rear Adm. June E. Ryan, military advisor to the Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security, visited the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Exercise Vibrant Response 13-2 Joint Visitors' Bureau, at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Aug. 3, 2013, to receive an overview of the nation's largest chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disaster response drill.

  • Vibrant Response tests chemical biological radiological and nuclear units

    Aug 6, 2013

    There are only three active-duty units in the United States who have a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear-focused mission, and they must be confirmed ready to execute that mission each year. They do this at Vibrant Response.

  • Moulage makes training realistic

    Aug 5, 2013

    Mortuary affairs Soldiers from 311th Quartermaster Company, 1st Mission Support Command, help to prepare and produce precise and detailed patient casualty scenarios through their medical knowledge and trained artistic abilities Aug. 1 during the Vibrant Response 13-2 exercise.

  • Troops search for, rescue notional victims during VR13-2 exercise

    Aug 5, 2013

    Members of the 300th Chemical Company, a U.S. Army Reserve Unit from Morgantown, W.Va., assist role playing victims and check the area for contamination Aug. 2 during the Vibrant Response 13-2 exercise at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.

  • WMD experts train for Big Stage

    Aug 2, 2013

    Members of the 52nd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team from Columbus, Ohio, and the 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team from Fort Richardson, Alaska, responded to a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear incident July 30-31 at the Vibrant Response 13-2 exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.

  • Preparation key to success for Army North's TF-51

    Aug 2, 2013

    In the morning hours of July 30, notional terrorists "detonated" two five-kiloton improvised nuclear devices in a major Midwestern city. The simulated attack marked the kickoff of a large-scale catastrophic incident exercise, planned by military exercise specialists from U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), that will test more than 5,500 service members and civilians in multiple training locations spread across central and southern Indiana.

  • Indiana Welcomes Vibrant Response participants

    Jul 31, 2013

    U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), U.S. Northern Command's Joint Force Land Component Command, is working with the Indiana National Guard to receive approximately 5,000 military and civilian people from across the country who will participate in this year's Vibrant Response exercise scheduled for July 30 -- Aug. 17.

  • Army North conducts quarterly recognition ceremony, town hall

    Jul 8, 2013

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, recognized Army North Soldiers and civilian employees during the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) quarterly recognition ceremony and town hall meeting July 3 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater.

  • Army North Soldiers run, celebrate nation's independence

    Jul 3, 2013

    The Soldiers of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) conduct an early celebration of Independence Day with a morning run around post July 3.

  • Soldier presented rare double Purple Heart

    Jul 2, 2013

    Spc. Matthew Spang, combat engineer, 95th Engineer Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was presented with two Purple Heart medals, for wounds on two separate incidents, during a ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Purple Heart Courtyard July 1.

  • Fort Sam Soldiers celebrate Flag Day, Army Birthday with local residents

    Jun 24, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen Jr. addresses an audience June 14 at a Flag Day Ceremony in Alamo City.

  • Army North CSTA conducts vital training for Fort Hood response force

    Jun 24, 2013

    Members of Golf Division, Civil Support Training Activity-Central, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), were at Fort Hood and Killeen, Texas, June 10-13, 2013, to provide Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force training to three Fort Hood-based units in preparation for their annual certification requirements.

  • Fort Sam Houston shows Army resiliency with 'Thunder Run' for 238th Birthday celebration

    Jun 17, 2013

    Soldiers from every major command from Fort Sam Houston took part in a "Thunder Run" June 14 to celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday.

  • 'Fort Sam's Own' joins community for 238th Army Birthday

    Jun 17, 2013

    The 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own," play traditional patriotic songs June 14 in celebration of the Army's 238th Birthday.

  • Army Team in San Antonio celebrates 238th Army Birthday

    Jun 12, 2013

    Army service members, their civilian partners, and family members from throughout Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio, joined together for an early celebration of the Army's birthday June 1 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.

  • Army North senior enlisted leader urges NCOs to practice leadership

    Jun 10, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and senior enlisted leader for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, tells his noncommissioned officers to "practice their leadership" during a NCO professional development session May 30 at the Warfighter and Family Readiness Center.

  • Army North hosts Northern Command complex catastrophe session

    Jun 10, 2013

    Military leaders at all levels and federal partner agencies met June 5, 2013, to participate in a one-day tabletop exercise, hosted by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), in the historic Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • 'Above-normal' hurricane season arrives, requires preparation

    Jun 3, 2013

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center predicted an "above-normal" hurricane season for 2013. Military communities in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast should assess how vulnerable they are, and review their emergency plans to ensure they weather the storm safely.

  • Army North's Task Force 51 tackles homeland mission from Fort Bliss, Fort Sam Houston

    May 28, 2013

    If the United States is unlucky enough to have multiple, massive incidents simultaneously, Army North, as U.S. Northern Command's Joint Force Land Component Command, has the mission and the expertise to lead and coordinate with units from both active and reserve bases across the U.S. to provide the appropriate support to the lead federal agency at the appropriate time.

  • Army North Soldiers demonstrate physical prowess at Best Warrior Competition

    May 14, 2013

    Three U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Soldiers took an APFT May 13 as part of the Joint Base San Antonio 2013 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition held at Camp Bullis and Fort Sam Houston. The competition featured 36 Soldiers from U.S. Army North, U.S. Army South, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, U.S. Army Southern Regional Medical Command and U.S. Army Installation Management Command.

  • Honoring a past president

    Apr 30, 2013

    Combined Arms Support Command personnel paid tribute to President James Monroe, the nation's 5th president, in a traditional wreath-laying ceremony held at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va., on April 28.

  • Army North horse handlers rustle up lessons on animals, Army values

    Apr 30, 2013

    Second-graders from Sun Valley Elementary School learned about personal courage and other Army values April 25 during the students' field trip to the Army North stables.

  • Military, local communities honor veterans during All Veterans Memorial Service

    Apr 30, 2013

    The San Antonio military and San Antonio communities came together to pay their respects April 28 during the All Veterans Memorial Service in San Antonio.

  • Soldier Show, 323rd Army Band rock on during Army Day at Alamo

    Apr 30, 2013

    Members of the Soldier Show joined the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own," during Army Day at the Alamo, which is one of the unique events during Fiesta San Antonio.

  • Fort Sam, San Antonio communities enjoy Texas Cavaliers River Parade

    Apr 30, 2013

    Members of the Fort Sam Houston military community participated in the annual Texas Cavaliers River Parade April 22. The parade is one of key events during Fiesta San Antonio and dates back to 1941. It runs along the River Walk in downtown San Antonio.

  • Army team helps celebrates history of Fiesta during Pilgrimage to Alamo

    Apr 30, 2013

    Soldiers from Fort Sam Houston made a Pilgrimage to the Alamo April 22. The pilgrimage is one of the more somber events of Fiesta, an 11-day celebration across San Antonio. It features more than 100 different events focusing on the vibrant culture and rich history of the city.

  • Viva Fiesta! Army helps kick off 2013 Fiesta celebration

    Apr 30, 2013

    U.S. Army North helped kick off Fiesta! Approximately 3.5 million people are expected to attend over the course of the 11-day Fiesta extravaganza, which will include more than 100 events, said Eldridge. Wiggins is the deputy commanding general for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army); Eldridge is the president of the San Antonio Fiesta Commission; and Treanor is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most successful female beach volleyball players.

  • Fort Sam Houston joins San Antonio community for Battle of Flowers

    Apr 29, 2013

    Solders from U.S. Army North participated in the annual Battle of Flowers Parade April 26 in downtown San Antonio. The parade was one of the many events that took place during Fiesta San Antonio 2013.

  • Floats light up San Antonio during Fiesta Flambeau 'night' Parade

    Apr 29, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston Soldiers joined the San Antonio community April 27 at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade.

  • Fort Sam, San Antonio communities celebrate Fiesta at historic Quadrangle

    Apr 25, 2013

    Soldiers from Fort Sam Houston celebrated "Fiesta in the Quad" April 21. Fiesta is an 11-day celebration across San Antonio. It features more than 100 different events that focus on the vibrant culture and rich history of the city.

  • Tale of 2 kings -- Fiesta's El Rey Feo, King Antonio presented their crowns

    Apr 25, 2013

    During Fiesta San Antonio two kings are crowned, El Rey Feo LXV, known as "the people's king", and King Antonio XCI. The crownings are just one of many official Fiesta San Antonio events.

  • SMA, senior enlisted leaders from Fort Sam serve dinner to Wounded Warriors at WFSC

    Apr 18, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III serves up chicken to a wounded warrior April 16 at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Chandler joined Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, for a visit to Fort Sam Houston and its various commands.

  • Planning key to success in hurricane preparation

    Apr 16, 2013

    More than 250 representatives from approximately 20 different Department of Defense, federal, state and international organizations gathered together April 9-11 at Fort Sam Houston to rehearse for the 2013 hurricane season.

  • Hurricane 'Z' makes landfall; Max Brooks joins Army North's hurricane rehearsal

    Apr 11, 2013

    It doesn't matter if mankind is facing a zombie apocalypse, a massive hurricane or a catastrophic earthquake -- disasters of natural or unnatural origin still need to be prepared for.

  • Military Honors Platoon brings 'new' wagon to Fort Sam Museum

    Apr 10, 2013

    Horses from the Fort Sam Houston, U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, Caisson Section,pull a replica of an 1870s Four-Mule Army Escort Wagon near the historic Army North Quadrangle April 5. The wagon will go on display at the Fort Sam Houston Museum when it moves to the Quadrangle early 2014; it can also be used by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) during parades and other public events.

  • Army honors Gold Star Wives

    Apr 8, 2013

    More than 20 survivors, who lost their spouses, gathered April 5, 2013, at the Survivor Outreach Services Hall of Remembrance at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to mark the second-annual Gold Star Wives Day.

  • Fort Sam Houston leaders sign Proclamation on Sexual Assault Awareness

    Apr 5, 2013

    Military personnel from Fort Sam Houston April 3 at the Warrior and Family Services building where they gathered to witness the signing of the Commander's Proclamation on Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the base's Sexual Assault Awareness Month observance.

  • FSH Engages Community with Adopt-A-School Program

    Mar 27, 2013

    Military and education leaders from Fort Sam Houston and the surrounding community met March 19 at a School-Unit Partnership luncheon for the Fort Sam Houston Adopt-A-School Program, at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Course to discuss the success of the program and plan for the next school year.

  • WFSC Soldier presented Purple Heart Medal

    Mar 22, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen Jr., deputy commanding general for support, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), presents the Purple Heart Medal to Spc. Abdullah Savage March 18 during a ceremony in the Purple Heart Courtyard of the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Army North senior leaders discuss professional development of Soldiers

    Mar 20, 2013

    Senior noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) gathered recently at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to discuss the importance of being directly involved in the professional development of their Soldiers.

  • Fort Sam kicks off Army Emergency Relief Campaign

    Mar 18, 2013

    -- Military and civilian leaders from Fort Sam Houston join Army Emergency Relief leaders to kick off the annual AER Campaign March 12 at the Army Community Services building. The theme of this year's nationwide campaign is "Supporting Soldiers and their Families -- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," and runs through May 15.

  • Lt. Dan visits wounded warriors at WFSC

    Mar 15, 2013

    Gary Sinise, who is often known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan in the Oscar-winning film "Forrest Gump," made an unscheduled visit the Warrior and Family Support Center on March 7. Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band played a free concert Marrch 6 at Brooke Army Medical Center for wounded warriors, service members and their families.

  • Workshop helps Guard Soldiers leaving active duty hone job-hunting skills

    Mar 12, 2013

    Forty-nine New York National Guard citizen Soldiers got a leg up on the skills it takes to get a job at a three-day training workshop hosted in Buffalo, N.Y., by the New York National Guard.

  • Army North holds quarterly town hall meeting, recognition ceremony

    Mar 12, 2013

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, emphasizes the importance of the civilian workforce and offers encouragement while discussing the possible impacts of fiscal constraints during a quarterly town hall and recognition ceremony March 8 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater.

  • Epic Flood rocks competition

    Mar 11, 2013

    For the second year in a row, "Epic Flood," a rock band ensemble from the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own," rocked and rolled its way to victory as the members earned bragging rights in the large popular music ensemble category of the Army Band 2012 Mission Performance Team of the Year competition.

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