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  • 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.

  • Wrestlers 'lock down' Soldiers at WFSC

    Mar 8, 2013

    Shawn "SuperMex" Hernandez, a professional wrestler with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and Velvet Sky, a fellow TNA wrestler, visited the Warrior and Family Support Center March 5.

  • Fort Sam leaders join community in honoring heroes of the Alamo

    Mar 8, 2013

    The senior commander for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis' delivered the key note address at the Alamo March 6 during the annual memorial service at the Cenotaph in Alamo Plaza.

  • Army North helps celebrate Texas Independence

    Mar 6, 2013

    U.S. Army North helped the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Alamo Mission Chapter honor the men and women who fought and died for Texas Independence during a remembrence ceremony March 2 at the Alamo.

  • Fort Sam Houston honors retiring Soldiers for dedicated service, career-long commitment

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Fort Sam Houston community recognized six Soldiers for their dedicated service and commitment to the U.S. Army Feb. 28 during the monthly Fort Sam Houston retirement ceremony at U.S. Army North's historic Quadrangle. Air Force Brig. Gen. Theresa Carter, commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, presided over the ceremony.

  • Local JROTC cadets visit Fort Sam Houston, Army North

    Feb 27, 2013

    Cadets from the San Antonio based Sam Houston High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps visited Fort Sam Houston Feb. 22. After visting several locations around the post the cadets visited with Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen Jr., deputy commaning genreal for support, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army).

  • Military leaders refine disaster response during course for nation's newest dual-status commanders

    Feb 21, 2013

    Military leaders from a score of states traveled to U.S. Army North headquarters Feb. 12-13 for the Dual Status Commanders Orientation Course; the event served as a forum to discuss and learn about the methods, capabilities and services federal ground forces can provide a commander.

  • Army North CG swears in future soldiers at SA rodeo

    Feb 21, 2013

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, administered the Oath of Enlistment to 48 of the Army's newest Soldiers Feb. 15 during the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo at the AT&T Center. Caldwell is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and the senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis; Rhodes is his senior enlisted leader.

  • Army North DCG serves as keynote speaker during Univ. of Phoenix 2013 commencement

    Feb 21, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen Jr., deputy commanding general for support, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), was the keynote speaker Feb. 16 at the Alamodome during the 2013 University of Phoenix Commencement Ceremony.

  • National Guard senior enlisted leaders visit Army North, Fort Sam Houston

    Feb 20, 2013

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Denise Jelinski-Hall (center), senior enlisted leader, U.S. National Guard Bureau, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk Conley, U.S. Army National Guard, visited Army North to confer on disaster response missions and gain perspective on partnerships between the National Guard, Army North and U.S. Northern Command.

  • JTF-51 puts new spin on hurricane preparation

    Feb 11, 2013

    Joint Task Force-51, which serves as U.S. Army North's rapidly deployable command post, has a large stake in hurricane season; the joint task force conducted a hurricane response exercise Feb. 4-8 at Camp Bullis.

  • Fort Sam Museum moving to new home at historic Quadrangle

    Feb 11, 2013

    The Fort Sam Houston Museum is getting a new home. The museum is slated to move to the east side of the U.S. Army North's historic Quadrangle in the fall and reopen in January 2014; it is currently housed at 1210 Stanley Rd. The new museum will take up almost the entire east wing of the structure. Renovation is scheduled to begin the end of February.

  • Army North's Caisson joins Western Heritage Parade and Cattle drive

    Feb 7, 2013

    Members of the U.S. Army North's Caisson Platoon paraded down Houston Street Feb. 2 during the Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive in downtown San Antonio. The parade is the official kickoff of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, which runs Feb. 7-24 at the AT&T Center.

  • Army North, Fort Sam Houston community welcome deputy commanding general

    Feb 1, 2013

    U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) welcomed back one of its own to the Army North family during a ceremony Jan. 31 at Army North's historic Quadrangle. Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins, who previously served as Army North's deputy commanding general. April 2009 to October 2011, rejoins the command after serving as the commanding general of First Army Division West at Fort Hood; he now serves as the deputy commanding general for operations.

  • Military leaders from throughout the Americas visit Army North, discuss common issues

    Feb 1, 2013

    Military leaders from Central America visited U.S. Army North throughout the day Jan. 30 as part of the Central American Regional Leaders' Conference, hosted by U.S. Army South, in a cooperative effort to establish closer ties between militaries and to improve coordination on common issues.

  • CSTA conducts vital mission of training CBRN responders

    Jan 29, 2013

    On the front lines protecting the homeland, small specialized teams of National Guardsmen stand between the American people and a potential chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incident. To prepare for such a complex mission, they have to constantly train and be certified.

  • Army North's CSTA puts Nevada CBRN team through paces

    Jan 29, 2013

    As part of a U.S. Army North technical proficiency exercise, a small team of specialized Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assisted local Las Vegas police and firefighters in investigating a possible chemical or biological incident Jan. 24 at the Las Vegas Reserve Center.

  • Company commanders, first sergeants enhance leadership tools

    Jan 29, 2013

    Leading Soldiers can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, responsibilities in the Army, and to prepare for this vital mission, the Army provides its new commanders and first sergeants with the tools they will need to be successful. At Fort Sam Houston, new first sergeants and company commanders took advantage of the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills Jan. 14-18 as they attended the U.S. Army North, Company Commander and First Sergeant Training Course.

  • Army North hosts DHS/DOD Concept of Support workshop

    Jan 15, 2013

    More than 50 senior government and military officials from throughout the nation attended the U.S. Army North hosted Department of Homeland Security / Department of Defense 2014 Concept of Support Workshop at the Fort Sam Houston ROC drill facility Jan. 9 and 10.

  • CG presents Purple Hearts to wounded warriors

    Dec 17, 2012

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North, and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, Army North, presented Purple Hearts to Spc. Clayton Stockton and Pfc. Donnell Lewis Dec. 11 during a ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Jack Tilley, and Col. Ronny Fryar, deputy commander for Allied Health, Brooke Army Medical Center, were also on hand to recognize and honor the Purple Heart recipients.

  • Army North helps prepare future dual-status commanders

    Dec 17, 2012

    Twenty-two National Guard generals and colonels, representing 18 states and the District of Columbia, attended the U.S. Army North-sponsored dual-status commanders' orientation course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 9-13, 2012.

  • Fort Sam's Own rocks the Rite to kick off Holidays

    Dec 11, 2012

    Community members joined the San Antonio military community to start the holiday season Dec. 8 with a rocking performance by "Fort Sam's Own" 323rd Army Band at the Scottish Rite Auditorium.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff visits Fort Sam Houston

    Dec 5, 2012

    Gen. Lloyd Austin III visited Army North Dec. 3 at the historic Quadrangle. Austin is the vice chief of staff, U.S. Army. During his visit, he met with Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North, and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes and key Army North leaders. Austin told Caldwell that he was grateful for the hard work of Army North professionals during the military response to Hurricane Sandy. "You made us all proud," Austin said.

  • Senior enlisted leader 'takes the reins' at Army North

    Dec 5, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes returns "home" for service as the command sergeant major for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and as the senior enlisted leader for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. Rhodes originally joined the U.S. Army in 1975; after completing his tour of duty, he left the service and then rejoined a decade later in 1988. Little did he know then that his career in the Army would become a life-long service.

  • Army North welcomes new senior enlisted leader during change of responsibility ceremony

    Nov 29, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army North, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at the historic Quadrangle.

  • Army North bids farewell to deputy commander

    Nov 28, 2012

    Army North civilians and military members bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Walter Davis, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army North, during a Nov. 27 tattoo ceremony in the historic Quadrangle.

  • Jacoby caps off Spirit of America dinner

    Nov 13, 2012

    Gen. Charles Jacoby, commanding general, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, spoke about the role his command plays in the defense of the nation Nov. 8 during the Spirit of America Dinner in San Antonio. The dinner, hosted by the greater San Antonio chamber of commerce, is part of Celebrate Americas Military, an 11-day series of events organized by the chamber.

  • Pershing Elementary students, Army North leaders honor veterans

    Nov 13, 2012

    Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North, along with students and teachers from John J. Pershing Elementary School, joined San Antonio Independent School District leaders and local veterans in honoring those who have served or are currently serving in defense of the nation, during a Veteran's Day ceremony at the school.

  • Fort Sam, San Antonio communities honor, remember veterans past, present

    Nov 13, 2012

    Military and community members honored veterans Nov. 10 during the Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio Veteran's Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony in downtown San Antonio. Units and organizations layed wreaths on the Alamo lawn at the conclusion of the parade.

  • Army North supports disaster response efforts following Super Storm Sandy

    Nov 7, 2012

    In one of the costliest and most devastating storms to strike the United States, Super Storm Sandy pummeled the country's Eastern seaboard Oct. 29, 2012, leaving behind it a swath of destruction, widespread power outages, flooding and gas shortages in her wake. As the scope of the storm's devastation began to unfold, U.S. Army North, based in San Antonio, prepositioned coordinating elements in the most devastated areas to help support local, state and federal response efforts.

  • Army North CG meets with NJ governor, discuss state's emerging needs

    Nov 5, 2012

    Department of Defense leaders spoke with N.J. Governor Chris Christie Nov. 3 about the "whole of government" response to Hurricane Sandy at the Regional Operations and Intelligence Center at the State Police Headquarters in Trenton, N.J.

  • Missouri-based federal responders, military train for tornados

    Oct 26, 2012

    Defense Coordinating Element VII, U.S. Army North, made the most of a disaster response exercise by inviting a host of state and federal counterparts to train with them Oct. 16-18 in Topeka, Kan. Responding to the notional devastation of three massive tornadoes, the Kansas City, Mo.-based element trained with teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, two area military bases and the National Guard of four states.

  • Westphal: Roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard critical to the Army of the future

    Oct 18, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee's fall session at the Pentagon, 17 October, 2012, Washington, DC. The Committee is chaired by Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, Commanding General of the Militia of the District of Columbia National Guard, and meets quarterly to advise the Secretary of the Army on key issues regarding the roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Hunting trip = therapy for 6 wounded warriors

    Oct 18, 2012

    Six wounded warriors spent the day in the woods of central Texas hunting exotic game Oct. 11 as a therapeutic retreat. Five of the wounded warriors, from the Warrior Transition Battalion, along with a wounded warrior who serves with U.S. Army North, took advantage of an opportunity to hunt an exotic animal of their choice, and to fish for Florida Bass, on a private central Texas game ranch.

  • Local World War II paratrooper gets special birthday

    Oct 17, 2012

    Military leaders "dropped in" Oct. 15, 2012, to celebrate local World War II paratrooper and author Darrell G. Harris' 91st birthday.

  • Unique headquarters company inactivates after decade of service

    Oct 16, 2012

    From a small patio near the Fort Sam Houston horse stables, leaders, comrades, and loved ones said a fond farewell to a headquarters company that had overseen the base's Military Honors and Caisson platoons for a decade. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Army Support Activity, inactivated Oct. 2 after 10 years of service following a quiet ceremony.

  • Army North Soldiers continue time-honored tradition

    Oct 16, 2012

    A silent procession of Soldiers and horses make their way through the paths of the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Their fellow Soldiers stand at attention with their rifles at order arms, waiting. The only sound is from the muffled hooves of the horses, and the wheels of the caisson they are pulling.

  • Army North, Mexican military leaders meet in Mexico City

    Oct 16, 2012

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North, met with Mexican counterparts Oct. 11 in Mexico City. While there, Caldwell thanked Mexican Gen. Guillermo Galvan for his role improving relations and interoperability between the two militaries during his tenure as the Mexican equivalent to the Secretary of Defense. Caldwell presented a certificate to Galvan during a ceremony at Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional headquarters Oct. 11 in Mexico City. Five Mexican army medical corps officers were presented certificates for their actions Sept. 19 when they helped to save the life of a local San Antonio man during dinner at a landmark San Antonio restaurant. The visiting doctors were eating dinner at the Tower of the Americas in downtown San Antonio when a man at a nearby table collapsed onto the floor. They quickly reacted and helped to save the choking man. Galvan will be relinquishing command at the end of the year.

  • Newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services facility opens

    Oct 2, 2012

    Post leaders at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, cut the ribbon for the newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services office, Sept. 29, 2012, to officially open the facility and to honor Gold Star Mothers and families.

  • Mexican Army doctors visiting Camp Bullis save man in San Antonio

    Oct 1, 2012

    Five visiting Mexican army doctors became local heroes Sept. 19, 2012, after helping save a local San Antonian during dinner at a landmark San Antonio restaurant.

  • Army North stands down for Army-wide suicide safety stand down

    Oct 1, 2012

    More than 500 Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army North gathered Sept. 27, 2012, at Evans Auditorium at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to participate in an Army-wide suicide safety stand down to focus on the military's greatest asset - it's military and civilian team members.

  • Gold Star Mothers remember loved ones

    Sep 24, 2012

    Our nation has powerful words for when one loses a loved one, such as "widow" and "orphan." And although they are accurate, how do people refer to parents who go through the tumultuous emotions involved when they lose a child during war. For the Army, we recognize them as our Gold Star Mothers and Families.

  • New Chemical suit for Aviators

    Sep 21, 2012

    Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division become the first Army unit in the continental U.S. to receive the latest Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, Sept. 20, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The JPACE is a flame resistant, light weight, chemical and biological protective coverall that resembles a standard flight suit worn over the physical fitness uniform and consists of an inner CB lining attached to an outer shell.

  • American Legion Riders from N.M, Texas rumble on post for charity drop

    Sep 21, 2012

    American Legion Riders from New Mexico and Texas converged on Fort Sam Houston Sept. 20 to deliver more than $40,000 in goods and gift cards for Wounded Warriors at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Legion Riders collected clothing, toiletries, books and DVDs, along with gift cards to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Wal-Mart stores, for wounded service members.

  • San Antonio business leaders meet at Army North's historic Quadrangle

    Sep 14, 2012

    Members of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee met Sept 12 in U.S. Army North's historic Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston to discuss issues that affect the military community and the community at large in the San Antonio area. While in the Quadrangle, members toured Army North's "Sentinel," a mobile command, control and communications vehicle that is deployed to disaster and emergency sites. The committee seeks to improve the welfare of service members and their families who live in the greater San Antonio area.

  • Fort Sam Houston bids farewell to retired Army leader

    Sep 13, 2012

    A solemn funeral procession with Army North's military caisson Soldiers on horseback and honor guard members slowly made their way to the pavilion Sept. 10 as family, friends and loved ones began to say their goodbyes to an honored Army leader. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Johnny Johnston was interred at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Sept. 10; before retiring on Jan. 1, 1988, he served a 35-year infantry career in the Army that began as a draftee in the Korean War.

  • Fort Sam Houston honors Gold Star mothers, families

    Sep 11, 2012

    This is the first of a series of articles. The Fort Sam Houston, U.S. Army North and San Antonio communities prepare to pay their respects to the survivors of fallen warriors at the Gold Star Mother's Day and Fallen Heroes Room of Remembrance Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Sept. 29. The ceremony will be held at the Survivor Outreach Services building at 1 p.m. and will honor their strength - and their loved ones' sacrifices.

  • Army North stood ready to help take wind out of Hurricane Isaac's sails

    Sep 11, 2012

    With only weeks behind them since they wrapped up a huge national disaster exercise, service members and civilians from U.S. Army North geared up again and deployed to conduct response and recovery operations for Hurricane Isaac. Elements from U.S. Army North deployed Aug. 27 and 28 to preposition at various locations around Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida to support local, state and federal authorities in operations such as medical evacuation and treatment, logistics support, transportation, communications and many others.

  • Army North, Silver Stars slam-dunk military appreciation night

    Sep 10, 2012

    Before San Antonio Silver Stars basketball fans began streaming into the AT&T Center Sept. 7 for a game against the Indiana Fever, they checked out some of U.S. Army North's unique vehicles and visited with Soldiers from the unit who discussed civil support, homeland defense and theater security cooperation.

  • Army North CG kicks off new school year addressing teachers, staff at Cole Middle School

    Aug 22, 2012

    Teaching military children here presents unique challenges and opportunities, the post's senior military commander told administrators, teachers and support staff Aug. 21 at a district-wide meeting. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, Army North, and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, addressed Fort Sam Houston Independent School District personnel at the district's annual convocation in the Robert G. Cole Middle School Atrium.

  • One of last mounted cavalry scouts from WWII gets Cavalry medallion

    Aug 17, 2012

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV inducted retired Col. Ernest John "Jack" Davis into the Order of St. George Medallion during a ceremony Aug. 15. The Order of St. George Medallion is the top award presented to members of the Army's mounted force by the U.S. Armor Association. Davis, 88, is one of the last remaining service members who served on horseback during WWII. During the ceremony, Caldwell, along with Col. Bill Hill II, inducted Davis at the Army Retirement Community auditorium in San Antonio. Davis began his career as an infantryman in the 10th Mountain Division and served 31 years, to include serving through WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

  • Nuclear forensics task force helps identify source of terrorist attack during major exercise

    Aug 13, 2012

    It sounds like a Hollywood movie. A terrorist detonated a nuclear device in a major Midwestern city. More than 300,000 killed; hundreds of thousands more wounded or missing. Local, state and federal forces rush in to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining care.

  • Indiana Guardsmen evacuate buildings during Vibrant Response 13

    Aug 13, 2012

    Indiana National Guardsmen conducted a mandatory evacuation training mission, Aug. 7, 2012, at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., as part of their annual training requirements during Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Community leaders support Army North exercise

    Aug 9, 2012

    For some, it may appear that a major military training event could be a burden on the local communities that surround training events. Others may see the increase in traffic or the increase in noise associated with military training as burdensome. And although a small percentage of a community may not necessarily be happy when a military exercise comes near their area, such is not the case for the county and business leaders of Jennings County, Ind. The business and county leaders said they truly looked forward to the July 26 kickoff of Vibrant Response 13, which is projected to infuse an estimated $6.5 million of business into the surrounding communities.

  • Army North's defense coordinating element shifts into high gear for Vibrant Response 13

    Aug 7, 2012

    The unthinkable happened: A (simulated) 3,000 lb. radiological dispersal devise exploded Aug. 5, 2012, at a train station in a major Midwestern city. Within hours, reports indicated two additional radiological devises, as well as a possible nuclear device, also detonated within the city.

  • Vibrant Response exercise critical training for saving lives

    Aug 3, 2012

    The U.S. Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force continued to search for displaced and trapped civilians in need of decontamination and medical care, July 29, 2012, as part of Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Engineers clear rubble, train for worst-case scenario

    Aug 3, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Engineers cleared roads choked with debris and obstacles Aug. 1 to clear the way for emergency responders at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex as part of a major incident exercise.

  • Army North service members, civilians work with 'displaced civilians' to create realistic training

    Aug 1, 2012

    Personnel from U.S. Army North are creating realistic training scenarios involving "sick" and "injured" civilians for the thousands of service members in Indiana for Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Bragg Quartermaster Soldiers keep the water flowing for thirsty service members, role-players at Vib

    Aug 1, 2012

    Quartermaster Soldiers out of Fort Bragg, N.C., produced, stored, transported and distributed potable water for displaced civilians and service members here during Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Soldiers of the 127th QM Company, 352nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 77th Sustainment Brigade, worked with other Joint Task Force - Civil Support units to demonstrate their ability to support local, state and federal authorities.

  • Tennessee, Ohio Civil Support Teams kick off Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 29, 2012

    After a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation in a major Midwestern city, specialized teams of Guardsmen from Tennessee and Ohio began clearing routes and monitoring radiation, July 26, 2012, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., in advance of federal response forces.

  • Fort Polk Engineer unit aids 'survivors,' supports Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 29, 2012

    Responding to a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation, Soldiers from the 178th Engineer Company out of Fort Polk, La., conducted a rescue mission July 28, 2012, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., during Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Ohio Guardsmen, Marines clear rubble, evacuate survivors for Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 29, 2012

    Search and Extraction team members from Tarlton, Ohio, cleared away rubble, pulled survivors to safety and stabilized a building to breach and extract those trapped inside July 27 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., as part of a major incident exercise. The search and extraction team, part of the Ohio National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package, performed the critical lifesaving and life-sustaining mission a day after a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear device detonated in a major Midwestern city as part of Vibrant Response 13, an exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Military leaders put final touches on catastrophic incident exercise during calm before storm

    Jul 27, 2012

    With less than 24 hours until the notional detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear device in a major Midwestern city, military exercise specialists were putting the final touches on a national catastrophic incident exercise that will test more than 9,000 service members and civilians in 11 training locations and airfields spread across 5,000 square miles in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. Exercise control specialists from U.S. Army North made final preparations July 25 for Vibrant Response 13, a major field exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by Army North. Service members and civilians from the military and other federal agencies throughout the country are training to respond in the event of a catastrophic domestic incident.

  • Senator visits wounded warriors, families at Warrior and Family Support Center

    Jul 9, 2012

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas attended a private Purple Heart ceremony July 2, 2012, at the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston, for a Soldier wounded in Afghanistan during a dismounted patrol in June 2012.

  • Army North's deputy commanding general kicks off Houston's Independence Day celebrations

    Jul 5, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Walter Davis, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army North, welcomed the crowd of an estimated 100,000 July 4 to Houston's Freedom Over Texas at Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, one of the nation's largest land-based fireworks celebrations. Country music stars Billy Currington and Sara Evans headlined the event.

  • 'Military City, U.S.A.,' super-sizes Army birthday

    Jun 14, 2012

    More than 1,500 military and civilian community members of "Military City, U.S.A.," celebrated the 237th birthday of the United States Army with a run to the Alamo, and a Texas-sized 237-foot cake.

  • U.S. Army holds open house in celebration of its 237th birthday

    Jun 14, 2012

    A remarkable day of celebration was made more momentous with the opening of the historic Quadrangle to the San Antonio and Fort Sam Houston military and civilian communities June 14. U.S. Army commands at Fort Sam Houston held an open house for all to come and join in the celebration of the Army's 237th birthday following a first ever run to the Alamo. The run consisted of more than 1,500 troops within the various Fort Sam Houston Army commands and units.

  • Senior U.S., Mexican Army leaders hold talks in Mexico City

    Jun 12, 2012

    Twelve U.S Army lieutenant generals met with Mexican Army counterparts to discuss issues that affect both armies during a May 30, 2012, executive seminar in Mexico City.

  • Pershing Elementary students don Army gear for career day

    Jun 7, 2012

  • Senior Army North, Mexican leaders visit U.S. capital to exchange insights, ideas

    Jun 5, 2012

    Seven senior Mexican army general officers were hosted by U.S. Army North in Washington, D.C., as part of continuing efforts to build cooperation and foster closer relationships between the two militaries, May 21-25, 2012.

  • Army North hosts force protection conference for security leaders

    May 30, 2012

    Anti-terrorism officers and security professionals from major U.S. Army commands in North America met in San Antonio for a three-day conference hosted by U.S. Army North to promote better cooperation and to discuss challenges in force protection in the United States.

  • American Soldiers 're-green' at Army North

    May 30, 2012

    A small group of American Army exchange officers in Canada are doing everything from training Canadian forces to serving in tactical, operational and strategic positions in the Canadian Armed Forces supporting missions in Libya, Afghanistan, the Arctic and elsewhere. The group of 21 American Army officers and noncommissioned officers spent a week at U.S. Army North from May 14-18 to assess the military personnel exchange program and for "re-greening."

  • San Antonio community, military join together for first-ever Armed Forces Day river parade

    May 30, 2012

    More than a thousand people turned out for the inaugural "Here's to our Heroes" Armed Forces Day river parade in downtown San Antonio May 19. The parade opened at the Arneson River Theater May 19 and featured 25 river floats, representing all branches of the military, veterans, military support groups and more, in honor of Armed Forces Day.

  • Pershing Elementary thanks Army North for mentors and tutors

    May 30, 2012

  • Mexican, American militaries cooperate for hurricane response exercise

    May 15, 2012

    For the first time, American and Mexican militaries simultaneously conducted a coordinated disaster response exercise from May 2-9, 2012, in south Texas and in the Mexican states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi.

  • Army Family Action Plan Conference seeks solutions

    May 15, 2012

    Fourteen delegates, assisted by facilitation teams, discussed Army quality of life issues and heard from subject matter experts in many fields during the Army Family Action Plan conference May 9-11 in downtown San Antonio. The conference is a three-day workshop designed for open discussions and solution-seeking to issues concerning Soldiers, retirees, Department of the Army civilians and Army Families.

  • Military, civilian communities come together to enjoy Flambeau Parade festivities

    Apr 30, 2012

    Service members, civilians and community members from U.S. Army North and other units and organizations from throughout Joint Base San Antonio and the area celebrated Fiesta Flambeau April 28.

  • Military, civilian community members celebrate Battle of Flowers parade during Fiesta 2012

    Apr 30, 2012

  • Fort Sam Houston opens post for Fiesta San Antonio

    Apr 30, 2012

    Military and civilian community members spent the day April 22 celebrating Fiesta at Fort Sam Houston with carnival rides, live bands and performances, booths and unit displays, a military ceremony honoring Fiesta, an evening dinner and entertainment in the grounds of Army North's historic Quadrangle and a fireworks show.

  • West Point hosts Mission Command conference

    Apr 30, 2012

    Soon-to-be-commissioned cadets from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs from various universities across the country attended the Mission Command Conference XV held at West Point, April 23-26, 2012.

  • Fort Sam leaders, school officials share success stories

    Apr 30, 2012

    San Antonio area school principals and district officials met with volunteers from partner units on Fort Sam Houston April 18 to share their insight on how the Fort Sam Houston Adopt-a-School has made a difference in the lives of area school children.

  • Army North hosts logistics conference for disaster response planners

    Apr 30, 2012

    Local, state and federal emergency planners and logisticians met in San Antonio for a three-day conference hosted by U.S. Army North to promote mutual understanding and foster greater preparedness for disasters in the United States.

  • Military service = family tradition for Army North SGM

    Apr 30, 2012

    The concept of "Service" can mean many things for many people. For some, it may merely be an act of helpful activity -- to do something for another person -- to provide a service. For one family in particular however, service means serving the nation. And they need to look no further than their father for guidance.

  • Hurricane rehearsal gets senior leader review

    Apr 6, 2012

    Army North/Joint Force Land Component Command conducted an nteragency Hurricane rehearsal at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 3-5, 2012, to unite and evolve various organizations' plans and practices to prepare for the upcoming 2012 hurricane season.

  • Pershing Elementary 2nd-graders 'egg-static' over visit to Quadrangle

    Apr 6, 2012

    Second-graders from John J. Pershing Elementary School took a field trip April 5 to U.S. Army North's historic Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. During the field trip, students went on an egg hunt, competed for prizes, ate lunch in the grounds and then went on a tour to feed the ducks, geese, chickens and deer that roam the grounds.

  • Fort Sam Houston welcomes Liberty Barracks, presents Purple Heart during ceremony

    Apr 6, 2012

    Fort Sam Houston officially welcomed the opening of its newest Wounded Warrior barracks during a ribbon cutting ceremony here April 2.

  • Kansas unit trains to respond to multiple threats

    Apr 5, 2012

    The 73rd Civil Support Team, Weapons of Mass Destruction, visited Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 27-29, 2012, to conduct a training exercise in preparation of an annual evaluation by U.S. Army North.

  • Hurricane rehearsal gets into the nitty-gritty

    Apr 5, 2012

    On the second day of U.S. Army North's interagency hurricane response drill, emergency response leaders went step-by-step through response scenarios in a war-gaming process meant to weed-out ineffective and inefficient processes.

  • Army North CG meets with senior leaders during commander's offsite

    Mar 27, 2012

    U.S. Army North leaders from across the United States met in Marble Falls, Texas, March 19-21 to discuss the future of homeland defense, civil support and theater security cooperation.

  • Citizen Soldier, FEMA leader employs decades of emergency management experience at JTF-CS

    Mar 27, 2012

    For most in disaster response work, opportunities to experience preparedness efforts through service in multiple agencies are rare. U.S. Army Col. Bill Stevenson, Maryland National Guard, is getting that chance while working at Joint Task Force -- Civil Support.

  • JTF-North deploys Soldiers to support Border Patrol in N.M., Ariz.

    Mar 27, 2012

    Active-duty Soldiers from Fort Hood and Fort Bliss deployed in mid-February to southern New Mexico and southern Arizona to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection border security efforts.

  • Army North CG meets with community members at Association of the United States Army luncheon

    Mar 23, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The commanding general of U.S. Army North served as the guest speaker during a luncheon March 23 hosted by the local Alamo Chapter of the Association of the United States Army at Fort Sam Houston's John J. McCarthy Golf Clubhouse.

  • Army North prepares for hurricane season

    Mar 6, 2012

    U.S. Army North is gearing up for hurricane season by preparing for a large-scale hurricane exercise at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • Key leaders meet at domestic preparedness workshop to discuss providing civil support

    Feb 29, 2012

    Sharing a stage at the 2012 Domestic Preparedness Workshop, the commander of U. S. Army North's parent command, U.S. Northern Command, along with the chief of the National Guard Bureau, emphasized partnerships Feb. 22 as he discussed the importance of a whole-of-government, whole-of-community approach when providing civil support while responding to disasters.

  • Future Soldiers commit to hitching Army ride at Rodeo

    Feb 29, 2012

    Thirty-four young men and women committed to support and defend the U.S. Constitution from all enemies in front of thousands of witnesses from the San Antonio community at a sold-out AT&T Center Feb. 17.

  • Presidents' Day 2012 Holiday Message

    Feb 14, 2012

  • Virtual Hurricane simulator helps prepares Army North for future missions, exercises

    Feb 10, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Imagine a category 4 hurricane approaching the southern coast of Florida: Where will it go? What damage will it do? A program, used by U.S. Army North, will help plan, train and operate for those types of scenarios.

  • Army North showcases community support during Western Heritage Parade

    Feb 7, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, stands with Steve Bridges, chairman of the board, San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo, Alex Pena, operations director, San Antonio Stock and Rodeo Western Heritage Parade and Fred Petmecky, president, San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo Feb. 4 during the Western Heritage Parade. The parade hosted an array of participants to include clowns, longhorns, 332nd Fort Sam's Own, Army Band and the Fort Sam Houston Honors platoon.

  • Army North hosts dual-status commanders orientation

    Feb 7, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Maj. Gen. Charles Gailes, the commanding general of U.S. Army North's Task Force 51, discusses the value and the role of dual-status commanders Feb. 7 and the importance of their relationships with Army North during the Dual Status Commanders Orientation at Army North's Main Conference Room at the historic Quadrangle. Gailes hosted the briefing and provided the opening remarks. The one-day stop at Army North was part of a larger series of conferences conducted by U.S. Northern Command for commanders who serve in a combined federal-state position.

  • Accident investigators show students future value of science

    Feb 3, 2012

    Army accident investigators from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker had a point to make to 50-60 members of the science club Feb. 1 at Dauphin Junior High School in Enterprise, Ala.