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  • Warrior and Family Support Center presents Winter Wonderland

    Feb 3, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A child sleds down a snow ramp Jan. 30 at the Warrior and Family Support Center's Winter Wonderland. Wounded Warriors and their Families threw snowballs, sledded down the snow ramp, danced in the snow and feasted on tamales.

  • Soldiers honored during Purple Heart ceremony

    Feb 3, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, presents the Purple Heart to Pfc. Kevin Trimble, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, during a ceremony Jan. 31 at the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Reading the Road

    Jan 31, 2012

    Motorcycling is a lifelong learning process. Far too often riders think after a few years and a few thousand miles that they know it all. That concept can be fatal.

  • Northern Command helps Border Patrol with Southwest mission

    Jan 30, 2012

    Technology originally created for use in tracking improvised explosive device networks in Afghanistan and Iraq is finding new purpose in supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection by providing mission overwatch during border patrol missions.

  • Army North facilitates DHS/DoD future requirements conference

    Jan 30, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Army North facilitated the Department of Homeland Security/Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2013 Requirements Conference here Jan. 10-11.

  • Navy leaders sign Memo designed to help Fort Sam's Wounded Warriors get jobs

    Jan 30, 2012

    Army and Navy leaders signed a memorandum of understanding at Fort Sam Houston Jan. 18 designed to help wounded service members find jobs as they transition out of the military.

  • State and federal agencies establish continuum of response and capabilities

    Jan 25, 2012

    During the first week of January, members of state and local civilian and military emergency response agencies within Texas met with the United States Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force to develop a deeper understanding of capabilities and limits inherent to each group.

  • Army North CG dedicates tree to his father -- former Fifth Army CG

    Jan 17, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV (right), commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and Fort Sam Houston, places identification tags on a newly planted Live Oak tree in the Quadrangle Jan. 11 to dedicate the tree to his father, retired Lt. Gen. William Caldwell III, who commanded Fifth Army in San Antonio from 1978-1980.

  • Caldwell takes command of Army North, Fort Sam Houston and shares father's legacy as Fifth Army CG

    Jan 17, 2012

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV assumed command of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and Fort Sam Houston before a gathering of fellow senior leaders, state and local government officials, Family, service members and civilian partners Jan. 12 at Fort Sam Houston's historic Quadrangle.

  • Air Force captain becomes Army specialist in career change

    Jan 13, 2012

    Going from green to gold is a familiar transformation in the Army. But switching from being an officer to an enlisted man while changing service branches is far less common. Yet that's exactly what Joe Newsom did, choosing to continue serving the best way he knew how.

  • Army North Vibrant Response

    Jan 9, 2012

    In August 2011, the U.S. Army North Vibrant Response 12 Developmental Assignment, a U.S. Northern Command field training assignment, rehearsed the nation's tiered response capabilities for any chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incident.

  • Army Releases First Quarter Accident Statistics

    Jan 9, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, ALA. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently compiled accident fatality data for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011, 37 Soldiers were lost as the result of accidents: 26 off duty and 11 on duty. Overall, accidental fatalities increased 6 percent from the previous year's first quarter.

  • Year in Photos 2011

    Jan 3, 2012

    Choose the best Army image of 2011 by "liking" your favorite photo.

  • Military, civilian communities bid farewell to Army's oldest 4-star general

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, the former commanding general of U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, presents a flag to William Haines, the son of retired Gen. Ralph Haines Jr., at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Dec. 3. Soldiers from Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood joined with community members to pay their respects for Haines, who was 98 years old at the time of his death and was the oldest living 4-star general and senior retired officer. Haines served as the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from 1967 to 1968. He also served as the commanding general of 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and as the commanding general of III Corps, also at Fort Hood.

  • Army North, Pershing Elementary sign covenant

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Leaders of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North, signed a covenant Nov. 8 with school officials at John J. Pershing Elementary School, and unveiled a new sign at the school commemorating the military and community partnership.

  • Army North leads way during large-scale terrorism response exercise

    Aug 23, 2011

    The Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, focuses on the Department of Defense mission to support civil authorities after a disaster.

  • Military's new response force jumps into action during Vibrant Response

    Aug 23, 2011

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. " The military's Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force assumed the exercise mission from state response forces here Aug. 18 while rehearsing the nation's tiered response capabilities during Vibrant Response 12, a U.S. Northern Command field training exercise conducted by U.S. Army North.

  • Soldiers train to rescue distressed civilians during Army North's VR 12

    Aug 23, 2011

    MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING COMPLEX, Ind. " Soldiers from the 501st Area Support Medical Company, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., evacuate "patients" from a nursing home Aug. 19 here during Vibrant Response 12, a U.S. Northern Command field training exercise conducted by U.S. Army North.

  • Servicemembers respond to worst-case scenario during 'Vibrant Response' 12 exercise

    Aug 22, 2011

    More than 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense civilians are descending upon the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and various surrounding areas in Indiana, to execute DoD support to civil authorities in a consequence management role during the Vibrant Response 12 exercise.

  • CID seeking special-agent candidates

    Aug 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as Army CID, is actively seeking qualified Soldiers who are interested in pursuing a career as CID special agents.

  • National Guard teams evacuate casualties at Vibrant Response 12

    Aug 19, 2011

    The West Virginia CERFP rescued casualties from the collapsed garage as part of Vibrant Response 12, a U.S. Northern Command field training exercise conducted by U.S. Army North here, at Camp Atterbury and various surrounding areas in Indiana.

  • Army North breaks in new subway rescue training station at MUTC

    Aug 19, 2011

    During the Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, service members and local first responders participated in a subway rescue scenario Aug. 17, 2011, for the first time here.

  • Events last month underscore realism of domestic terrorism threat

    Aug 15, 2011

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Oslo bombing and Utoya island massacre in Norway are a stark reminder of acts of terrorism.

  • Army North hosts Mexican Army leaders to strengthen relationships

    Aug 10, 2011

    As part of an Army program that dates back more than half a century, seven senior Mexican Army officers, chosen by the Mexican equivalent of the Secretary of Defense, spent a week at U.S. Army North to continue to build cooperation and foster closer relationships between the two militaries.

  • Army North employee carries more than mission

    Aug 9, 2011

    Ennis White, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., who serves as a telecommunications officer with Army North, that is exactly what he did with his bare hands and brute strength during the USA Powerlifting Master Nationals Competition held earlier this year in Atlanta, earning him a bronze medal during the competition.

  • ’Rainbow Hurricane’ prepares troops for disaster response

    Aug 7, 2011

    New York National Guard Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters left their armories from across the state to converge at an empty field Aug. 5, 2011, in an exercise meant to mimic the Guard's hurricane response efforts.

  • Army announces civilian reductions

    Aug 4, 2011

    The Army announced today it will reduce the size of its civilian employee workforce by more than 8,700 people by Sept. 30, 2012.

  • Army North CG discusses role of Army North with key civilian, industry, government leaders during fo

    Aug 4, 2011

    Aspen Security Forum

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Army North, Fort Sam Houston

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited service members, Wounded Warriors and new recruits July 8-9 at Fort Sam Houston and U.S. Army North.

  • Newman takes Army to Victory Lane

    Jul 19, 2011

    Ryan Newman has been the driver of the U.S. Army Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing for almost three seasons on the Sprint Cup circuit. On Sunday, Newman took the Army to Victory Lane for the first time since 2004.

  • Soldier creates smart phone apps

    Jul 15, 2011

    Spc. Nicholas C. Johnson, an infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, has been working with the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications.

  • Soldiers may soon have lighter machine gun

    Jul 15, 2011

    Soldiers may soon see a reduction in the weight of the Squad Automatic Weapon and small-arms ammunition with a potential replacement for the SAW that weighs a whopping 8.3 pounds less than the current M249.

  • Reds helps Soldier’s blues

    Jul 13, 2011

    The "Thank you Foundation," and the Cincinnati Reds, honor a wounded warrior.

  • Army North’s largest exercise to train DOD’s newest response forces

    Jul 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " U.S. Army North’s largest disaster response exercise is one step closer to reality as the final Vibrant Response 12 and 12A planning conference wrapped up June 23 at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Army North honors WWII prisoner of war

    Jul 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, commanding general, U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, presents the Purple Heart Medal to retired U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ray Johnson Jr. June 2 on behalf of his father, Tech. Sgt. Ray Johnson, who died during WWII. Johnson Jr. was seven years old when his father Ray died in the Japanese prison camp Cabanatuan in 1942. Swan told attendees to the Purple Heart ceremony about Ray’s courage surviving the infamous Bataan Death March before he arrived at the camp. “If you fell behind, or fell out of the ranks or resisted in any way, you were either beaten with clubs or rifle butts, bayoneted, or shot,” Swan said. Johnson Jr. said that survivors of Cabanatuan eventually visited his family, and told him how his father died. “My father died of dysentery, malaria and starvation,” he said. Leaders at Army North and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Alamo Chapter 1836, worked to ensure Johnson received the honor he deserved. “It’s been fantastic; I’ve had a lot of help,” Johnson Jr. said. “It’s been 69 years, but we got it done.”

  • Army North Families beat the heat at post aquatic center

    Jul 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Staff Sgt. Charles Ridgeway, and his son, Joshua, listen as Lt. Col. Shannon Miller, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North, welcomes Families to a battalion Family Readiness Group event at the Fort Sam Houston Aquatic Center June 21. Ridgeway is a new arrival to Army North, and is in the Contingency Command Post 1.

  • Army North exercises capabilities during Ardent Sentry 2011 national-level exercise

    Jul 12, 2011

  • A 'Smart'er way to train

    Jul 8, 2011

    Research shows that the millennial generation can text, surf the internet, chat with friends, watch television and listen to music all while doing their school work. This has prompted the Army’s implementation of new training pilot programs that capitalize on the unique learning styles and multi-tasking ability of today’s Soldier.

  • Military Takes Top U.S. Confidence Rankings

    Jul 6, 2011

    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 -- Americans continue to express high confidence in the armed forces, with more than three-quarters of those surveyed in a recent Gallup poll reporting higher confidence in the military than in other national institutions for the 14th consecutive year.

  • IMCOM employees ride through Texas countryside for Motorcycle Safety Day

    May 17, 2011

  • FACEBOOK- U.S. Army North

    Apr 25, 2011

  • Army North You Tube Videos

    Apr 25, 2011

  • Military, civilian community members join together to honor veterans

    Apr 25, 2011

  • Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins selected to command First Army Division West at Fort Hood

    Apr 25, 2011

  • AFAP conference serves to bring Soldier, Family issues to forefront

    Apr 25, 2011

  • Shutdown could affect young troops most, Gates says

    Apr 8, 2011

    While emphasizing that servicemembers eventually will receive the pay they would earn during a government shutdown, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates acknowledged that if the government shuts down for a week starting tomorrow, their mid-month paychecks would include only the pay they earned for the first week of the month.

  • Soldiers must transfer post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits before retirement and dependent children turning

    Apr 8, 2011

    Service members interested in transferring their post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to qualifying dependent children must do so before retirement and before children reach age 26. Confusion and not paying attention to detail have caused consternation and erroneous Congressional inquiries.

  • Army North Soldiers enhance vital skill set through marksmanship training

    Feb 1, 2011

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas - During the Revolutionary War, "Baron" Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, a former Prussian officer, was brought in to teach marksmanship training to Continental Army Soldiers, and he clearly demonstrated the importance and the effectiveness of properly placing volleys of fire against enemy forces. A little more than 223 years later, Soldiers from U.S. Army North's Headquarters Support Company concentrated on modern principles of advanced rifle marksmanship during live-fire weapons training Jan. 27 at the Camp Bullis Military Training Reservation in San Antonio; the training, however, was not with muskets but rather with current weapons: the M-16A2 Rifle and the M-9 Berretta Pistol.

  • Warriors corralled for 'Cowboy Breakfast'

    Jan 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Soldiers sit back and enjoy a breakfast taco treat during the Warrior and Family Support Center's 2nd Annual Cowboy Breakfast Jan. 27 at the WFSC. The Cowboy Breakfast, with the support of its sponsors, donated 3,000 breakfast tacos for the event as a way to say thank you for the sacrifices of the Soldiers, their Family members and the caregivers.

  • D.B. Sweeney says thanks to servicemembers at Joint Base San Antonio

    Jan 27, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Actor D.B. Sweeney - who has starred and appeared in movies, mini-series and television shows such as Lonesome Dove, Memphis Belle, House, Criminal Minds and The Cutting Edge - toured Joint Base San Antonio on Jan. 26 to recognize Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen stationed there. Sweeney also visited with wounded warriors at the Center for the Intrepid, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, as well as inpatients at Brooke Army Medical Center. Following lunch with troops at the Department of Defense's largest dining facility, he observed the 232nd Medical Battalion's Combat Medic training. He ended his visit by meeting with wounded troops and their families at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Sweeney, who also toured Iraq 2008, started the organization "Letters From Hollywood" in 2010 to encourage other actors, actresses and celebrities to write letters of thanks and support to servicemembers. The letters are posted to

  • History keeps rolling with new technology

    Jan 21, 2011

    Caissons keep rolling along with help from the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Some of the oldest equipment in the Army is being updated with new hardware, thanks to state-of-the-art technology currently being fielded here. For almost 100 years, Caisson Wagons have served our military. They've carried the flag draped caskets of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson along with Army General Douglas MacArthur and countless other military heroes over the years.

  • Army Fraud Unit recovers $1.6 billion

    Jan 19, 2011

    Since 2006, MPFU has conducted investigations resulting in more than 236 indictments and 299 convictions, 266 suspensions of contractors and 126 debarments of contractors.

  • Longtime Spokesman Retires With Big Plans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As one of the longest serving public affairs officers in the Army, Bill Congo is known for his work in preparing Soldiers and civilians for the media spotlight.

  • 'I'll Be Home Soon. Just Stay Strong.'

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Nearly four years ago, Tiffany Little lost her Soldier husband. A lot has happened since then - she's given birth to their daughter Kylee, moved to Alabama to be close to her dad and other family members, learned how to live as a single mom and joined a support group known as My Soldier, My Fallen Hero, first located at Bicentennial Chapel and now a part of the Survivor Outreach Services program. Along the way, she has found ways to manage the emotions that come with the sudden loss of a beloved husband.

  • Army Extends Care For Gold Star Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a sunny, crisp winter day, Redstone Arsenal's newest three-star general reached out to families who daily live the meaning behind the Army's values of courage, selfless service and sacrifice.

  • Pieces of NASCAR Vets Day car to be auctioned for charity

    Jan 12, 2011

    Sheet metal from the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala Ryan Newman drove in the Nov. 14 NASCAR race featuring the faces of more than 500 military veterans will be auctioned online to raise money for the Fisher House Foundation and Army Emergency Relief.

  • All-American Bowl

    Jan 12, 2011

  • Welcome to high-tech Army

    Jan 8, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8 during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Army North runs for the holidays

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Lt. Col. Shannon Miller (left), commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North, leads her battalion on a three-mile holiday run around Army North's historic Quadrangle and Stanley Road in the early morning hours Dec. 17. Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins (far right), deputy commanding general, Army North, runs alongside the formation to cheer on Soldiers.

  • Army North hosts 'Contingency Dual Status Commander' conference

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III (center), commanding general, U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, discusses the mission and role of Army North in disaster response with National Guard commanders from 15 states during a Contingency Dual Status Commanders' Conference at the Quadrangle Dec. 7. The one-day stop at Army North was part of a larger five-day series of conferences at U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Army North, U.S. Air Force North and Washington, D.C., for commanders nominated for a new, combined federal-state position.

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • Soldier re-enlists in Army, proposes on same day at Alamo

    Dec 16, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- Staff Sgt. Joshua Hermann will certainly remember the Alamo for a long time to come, as two major events in his life occurred there Dec. 10.

  • Spurs lift spirits with Center for the Intrepid visit

    Dec 16, 2010

    San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili talks with wounded warriors receiving treatment and therapy at the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston Dec. 7.

  • Veterans Memorial Gets One Step Closer

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day - will now be known in Huntsville for a milestone that brings Madison County's veterans closer to a place of honor within the community.

  • 2010 Exodus Message from USACR/Safety Center Leadership

    Dec 13, 2010

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Leadership thanks Soldliers, Families and Civilians for everything they do for our nation and our Army.

  • Photo Release - Army North, Fort Sam Houston CG enlists young Americans into U.S. Army at Spurs game

    Dec 9, 2010

    San Antonio - Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, commanding general, U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, meets with young recruits and speaks with them about today's Army. He told them they were about to enter the best equipped and best trained Army in the world. Swan enlisted 32 new Soldiers into the Army during a ceremony Dec. 8 at the ATT Center in downtown San Antonio. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion San Antonio. Afterward, the new recruits and their Families were invited to stay and watch the Antonio Spurs basketball game against the Golden State Warriors.

  • USACR/Safety Center CSM asks everyone to remain focused during holidays

    Dec 6, 2010

    USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer shares holiday safety information, tips and good wishes.

  • Facebook friends travel to BAMC Fisher House to volunteer

    Nov 26, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Who knew sharing thoughts about a book with complete strangers would lead to a trip to the Brooke Army Medical Center Fisher House' That's what happened to seven women who connected through Facebook and met to volunteer at the BAMC Fisher House Nov. 1.

  • Joint exercise tests ability to handle active shooter incident

    Nov 24, 2010

    Every day we are faced with images and stories about violent crime. Victims are held hostage, shootings happen in supermarkets, schools and even on secure military installations. In an effort to improve and sustain 502nd ABW emergency management policies and procedures, a massive Active Shooter Exercise was held on post Nov. 17.

  • Joint Disaster Training Benefits New York National Guard, Civilian First Responders

    Nov 22, 2010

    POMONA, NY (11/20/2010) - React to and contain a structure fire at a suspected drug lab, or worse, a suspected terrorist attack involving chemical weapons. That was the mission of the Soldiers, Airman, and New York Guard members assigned to the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team for Weapons of Mass Destruction andthe CERFP (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package), were given at an exercise held at the Rockland County Fire Training Center here. More than 400 members of the New York Army and Air National Guard, the volunteer New York Guard (A state defense force) , and participating Rockland County-based law enforcement and emergency response took part in the Defense Support to Civil Authorities exercise.

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    Nov 8, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Soldiers and Civilians from the U.S. Army North's Army 10-miler team, in blue t-shirts, begin their long trek weaving in and around an estimated 35,000 participants during the Army's annual 10-mile run in the nation's Capital Oct. 24. The San Antonio-based team competed against other military units from around the world for the commander's cup. Army North runners did well, finishing in the top 22 percent of total runners.

  • Fort Hood shooting victims remembered during Afghanistan cross-fit competition

    Nov 6, 2010

    Cross-fit competition held in honor of the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.

  • Helping hands assist in housing project

    Nov 5, 2010

    Members of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, voluntarily deployed to a neighborhood in southwest San Antonio to support a local humanitarian assistance project. The 12 Soldiers and civilians met in the Palo Alto area in support of a Habitat for Humanity project, lending a helping hand in constructing affordable housing for a deserving family. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization working in partnership with volunteers to build simple, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, for people in need. By the end of 2009, HFHSA built houses for 628 families in need.

  • Fort Hood lessons promote better force protection

    Nov 5, 2010

    One year after a tragic shooting spree left 13 people dead and 32 more injured at Fort Hood, Texas, the military is working at every level to apply lessons learned to protect the force against an increasingly complex threat.

  • Luncheon kicks off 'Celebrate America's Military' activities

    Nov 4, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- David Robinson (center), a former NBA basketball star with the San Antonio Spurs, meets Sgt. Evan Dow (right) and Spc. Kevin Ryland, Training Support Company, 32nd Medical Brigade, during the Celebrate America's Military kick-off luncheon at the Exposition Hall on the grounds of the Freeman Coliseum Nov 1. TSC displayed the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected or MRAP ambulance in the military exhibit area. The Soldiers used the MRAP to showcase Army medical evacuation capabilities used in Iraq and Afghanistan. See page 17 for a schedule of CAM activities.

  • Spotlighting success: Overcoming barriers, disabilities

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- During National Disability Employment Awareness Month each October, the Department of Labor and other federal agencies put a spotlight on the issues job-seekers with disabilities face, and how they can be overcome. At Fort Sam Houston, a luncheon was held at the Dodd Field Chapel Oct. 28 and a pair of speakers gave very different perspectives on living and coping with disabilities.

  • ARNORTH showcases mission, capability, importance during AUSA exposition

    Nov 2, 2010

  • Brooke Army Medical Center opens new primary care clinic

    Oct 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center opened its newest addition, the Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic, during a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 21.

  • Army North, Fort Sam Houston step out for Freedom Walk 2010

    Sep 10, 2010

    Several hundred service members and community members came together Sept. 10 to walk a mile to honor the 2,993 victims killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and to support American service members, during the Freedom Walk 2010 event hosted by U.S. Army North at the historic Quadrangle here.

  • Army Dedicates Month To Suicide Prevention

    Sep 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It was the word "divorce" that sent Spc. Joseph Sanders' mind to a dark place, and the quick thinking of his battle buddy Spc. Albert Godding that brought him back from the edge.

  • Army North, Fort Sam Houston community honor 9/11 victims, service members during Freedom Walk 2010

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Servicemen and women from U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston bow their heads and reflect during a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11, and to honor service members deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world, before heading out in the pre-dawn hours Sept. 10 at the historic Quadrangle during Fort Sam Houston's inaugural Freedom Walk. Army North is the Army Service Component Command and Joint Forces Land Component Command to U.S. Northern Command. It conducts homeland defense, civil support operations and theater security cooperation activities in order to protect the American people and our way of life.

  • 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament registration ongoing

    Sep 10, 2010

    Registration is ongoing for the 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Paul R. Smith Fitness Center Oct. 1-3, 2010, and is hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and the U.S Army Combatives School.

  • Second Sikh doctor allowed to wear articles of faith; enlisted Soldier in training

    Sep 9, 2010

    Standing at attention deep in the ranks of the Soldiers in crisp ACUs and combat boots, Capt. Kamaljeet Kalsi was just like every other officer there - proud of his achievements and ready to graduate from Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 10-105.

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  • 55th CST helps decontaminate Best Buy corporate HQ during training exercise

    Sep 8, 2010

    Such was the case Aug. 25 when members of Army North's Civil Support Training Activity, out of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed to Minneapolis during a pre-evaluation training exercise in support of the 55th Civil Support Team, which was called upon by the local Richfield County police and fire department to help decontaminate a crime scene.

  • New York Army Guard Leaders Train with Civilian Emergency Managers To Prepare for Weather Disasters

    Sep 2, 2010

    Even as Hurricane Earl swept up from the Caribbean towards the east coast of the United States, leaders and staff of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters hosted an emergency response exercise here on Aug. 31. The National Guard Soldiers trained alongside public safety and emergency management officials from across the Capital District for a tabletop exercise to discuss plans and procedures to improve the National Guard's response capabilities in the region. Brigadier General Steven Wickstrom, the commander of the 42nd Infantry Division led the effort to generate dialogue and discussion between military planners and civilian authorities to improve the coordination and response of National Guard members following a disaster.

  • Study focuses on use of animal assisted therapy in Warrior Transition Battalion

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A study to measure the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy using dogs is in the final stages at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Dreams, sleep important facets of resiliency issues for health care providers

    Sep 2, 2010

    "What are dreams' Inside the Sleeping Brain," was recently shown at Brooke Army Medical Center as an opportunity for staff to learn about the science behind sleeping and dreams.

  • Army Corps, N.J. National Guard solar project empowers nation

    Sep 1, 2010

    The New York District is working with the NJ National Guard on solar power projects to save the Guard and area taxpayers considerable money.

  • Army North Soldiers meet, greet children of deployed parents during Operation Purple

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Kids serve, too. That's the message at Operation Purple, a summer camp for children whose parents are deployed or are about to deploy. At the Blue Streak Stables in Seguin, one of three camps hosting Operation Purple in Texas, U.S. Army North Soldiers from Fort Sam Houston took a day July 29 to talk about the military and to lead 55 young girls in leadership challenges and relay races.

  • ARNORTH welcomes new deputy to the CG

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Army North welcomed its new deputy to the commanding general during a ceremony in the historic Quadrangle here July 30. Guy Sands-Pingot, who is a brigadier general in the Army Reserve, was appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service - the uppermost ranks of federal civil service. He will support Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, commanding general, Army North and Fort Sam Houston, and will serve as the command's senior civilian employee.

  • Realistic training in ARNORTH exercise proves vital for ARNG units

    Jul 30, 2010

    BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - In the simulated metropolitan area of Indianapolis, a parking garage collapsed after a nuclear explosion hit the city. The report from local officials was that there were 23 civilians trapped inside the rubble, and their conditions and status were unknown. This was the scenario for the Soldiers from the 392nd Chemical Company, Arkansas Army National Guard based out of Little Rock, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue unit during Vibrant Response 10.2 field training exercise held at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center July 17. U.S. Army North's Joint Task Force - 51, headquartered in San Antonio, serves as the command and control element for the national emergency response FTX.

  • ARNORTH observer controllers manage Vibrant Response exercise

    Jul 30, 2010

    BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - In the chaotic mix of realistic training, a team of individuals donning orange vests can be seen flitting throughout the area as they jot down notes and observations; their mission is to prepare detailed observations on the steps taken while units perform life-saving measures during a mass casualty and decontamination training exercise. After the mission is complete, it is then up to the observer controllers to compile those notes and to provide the valued feedback to the units and commands conducting operations during the Vibrant Response 10.2 field training exercise July 11-21, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, which is located near Butlerville, Ind.

  • Team works 'day and night' to support efforts following 'the bomb'

    Jul 30, 2010

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - Air Force Capt. Brian Clarke, Air Force Radiation Assessment Team liaison officer, Joint Task Force - 51, U.S. Army North, assesses injuries to a "civilian" after a simulated generator exploded outside the joint task force tactical operations center July 18 as part of the Vibrant Response 10.2 field training exercise here. The FTX, which involves more than 2,700 service members and Department of Defense civilians from around the country, is a national domestic terrorism response exercise in which a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear weapon was detonated in Indianapolis. From the tactical operations center, task force members directed units through search and rescue, decontamination, mass casualty, medical evacuation, logistics convoy missions and emergency support missions in support of civil authorities.

  • Hawaii-based engineers support Border Patrol

    Jul 30, 2010

  • JTF-CS OCTs both teach, learn during nuclear disaster exercise

    Jul 30, 2010

  • Soldier Show cast entertains Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio communities at Laurie Auditorium

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Castmembers of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show smoothly glide across the the stage during the Soldier Show performance July 27 at Trinity University's Laurie Auditorium in San Antonio. The performers entertained the packed house as they belted out a wide variety of tunes and exhibited their dancing skills. Following the performance, Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins, the deputy commanding general for U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, who served as the host and guest speaker for the event, presented each of the Army Show performers with a coin for excellence.

  • Lessons learned and used during Haiti deployment

    Jul 27, 2010

    Leaning forward in the foxhole, members of the Expeditionary Contracting Command nullified potential problems during their contingency deployment in support of Operation Unified Response, the Haiti humanitarian assistance disaster relief mission. The deployment provided opportunities to use lessons learned from previous military deployment operations as well as capture new ones. The first ECC Soldier arrived in Haiti within the first 48 hours after the devastating 7.0 earthquake rocked the country.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' welcomes new leadership

    Jul 23, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division welcomes three new leaders in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Baghdad during a "Flying V Ceremony" at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 23.