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Chapter Luncheon

April 26, 2018 at Ft. Sam Golf Club


LTG Buchanan, Commander
U.S. Army North (Fifth Army)

Lieutenant General Jeff Buchanan assumed command of United States Army North (Fifth Army) on 26 August 2016. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Infantry in May 1982 after graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology. He also holds a Master of Arts in Leadership Development from the United States Military Academy. Lieutenant General Buchanan's military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses at Fort Benning, GA; the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS; and a Senior Service College Fellowship in Geneva, Switzerland.

Lieutenant General Buchanan's duty assignments include command and staff positions within the 82nd Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division, and 10th Mountain Division. He also served as a Company and Battalion Tactical Officer at the U.S. Military Academy, the Director for Operations (J3) of Joint Task Force Full Accounting, and the Senior Light Infantry Task Force Trainer at the National Training Center. Lieutenant General Buchanan served four tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. In 2003-2004 he was the Director of Operations (C3), Coalition Military Assistance Training Team. Between 2004 and 2006, he commanded the 2nd Brigade, 75th Division (TSB) and deployed a second time to Iraq to serve as an advisor to the Iraqi Special Police Commando Division. Upon his return, he served as the Director of Operations for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) at Fort Sam Houston, TX until November of 2007. From 2007 through 2009, he served as Deputy Commanding General for the 10th Mountain Division including a deployment to Iraq as the Multi-National Division-South. Following an assignment as the G-3/5/7 for the United States Army Reserve Command, he returned to Iraq for his fourth tour there as the Director of Strategic Effects (J9), U.S. Forces Iraq, from July 2010 to December 2011. Lieutenant General Buchanan served as the Deputy Commanding General, I Corps from 2012-2013, and then commanded the US Army Military District of Washington/Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region from 2013-2015. He most recently served as the Resolute Support DCOSOperations/Deputy Commander (Operations) for US Forces-Afghanistan in 2015-2016.

He and his wife Laura have three adult children (all three are married) and three grandchildren.

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Chapter Luncheon

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Army Residence Community


MOAA's Gail Joyce of the Surviving Spouse Advisory Committee

Joyce, who grew up in Abilene, Texas, married Larry Joyce in 1960 (after a whirlwind threemonth courtship), beginning a life-long adventure. Shortly after they married, Larry was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army. They moved Fort Hood, Texas - the first of more than 20 moves over the next 20 years. In that time, Larry served two tours in Vietnam.

Joyce diverse career, from which she retired in 2005, has seen her work as an administrative assistant, a military youth activities director, a Military Family Center director, realtor, a program director, a high school and college English/literature teacher, a national program director for youth tobacco Issues, and a bed and breakfast owner. In 1983, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in English (cum laude). In 1986, she earned a Master of Arts in humanities.

As volunteer, Joyce has served as volunteer chair and VIP event cochair for the Granbury Wine Walk, as auxiliary liaison and a founding member of MOAA Greater Granbury (Texas) Chapter, and as a Veterans' Council member. She also conceived and produced the 2012 Memorial Day Field of Flags, helped organize Veteran's Day ceremonies, and has spoken on behalf of local organizations about life in the military and her son and husband's service to their country.

Joyce has three children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Her youngest son, Army Sgt. James Casey Joyce, an Army Ranger, was killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, Oct. 3, 1993. He was 24 years old. Her husband, Lt. Col. Larry Joyce, USA, died at home April 30, 1999, after a hard-fought 2 1/2 year battle with leukemia.

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MOAA-AC 11th Annual Golf Tournament


JBSA Ft Sam Houston Warrior and Family Support Center
MOAA-AC ROTC & JROTC Scholarship Fund

Friday, September 28, 2018
River Crossing Golf Club, 500 River Way, Spring Branch, Tx

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