On April 10, the San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce hosted a military affairs committee meeting at their downtown location. The key note speaker was Lieutenant General Caldwell, the Commanding General of United States Army North (Fifth Army).
Chief Lawrence Trevino, Emergency Manager for the City of San Antonio, met General Caldwell during the reception and they spent much of their time talking about emergency preparedness and response. It is tradition for General Officers to hand out challenge coins for excellence but not usually to receive them. During this meeting, Chief Trevino gave General Caldwell a San Antonio Office of Emergency Management challenge coin; a symbolic gesture, solidifying an already strong relationship between the City of San Antonio and the Department of Defense.