FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Joint Task Force Civil Support members Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan Brockway, medical noncommissioned officer, and Les Bolton, health system specialist, carry equipment during a Joint Operations Center setup here April 22, 2015. The setup allowed JTF-CS members to check their operational readiness before the command’s upcoming exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Joint Task Force Civil Support members Bryson Tumbaga, emergency plans analyst, , and Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer John Riggle, Plans noncommissioned officer in charge set up equipment during a Joint Operations Center setup here April 22, 2015. The setup allowed JTF-CS members to check their operational readiness before the command’s upcoming exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support conduct a Personnel Readiness Processing evolution here April 22, 2015. The PRP allowed JTF-CS members to check their operational readiness before the command’s upcoming exercise Vibrant Response. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support pause for a photo after going on a run at Newport News Park April 17, 2015. The run was part of a professional development plan where Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS, explained the historical significance of the area during the Civil War. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support pause for a photo before going on a run at Newport News Park April 17, 2015. The run was part of a professional development plan where Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS, explained the historical significance of the area during the Civil War. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support leads members of JTF-CS during a run at Newport News Park April 17, 2015. The run was part of a professional development plan where Roy explained the historical significance of the area during the Civil War. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Army Maj. Jason P. Roth)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Air Force Maj. Joseph Timberlake, battle captain, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives the Joint Service Commendation Medal from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS, here April 20, 2015. Timberlake received the award for his outstanding service as the executive officer of JTF-CS. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Air Force Maj. Joseph Timberlake, battle captain, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives the Joint Service Commendation Medal from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS, here April 20, 2015. Timberlake received the award for his outstanding service as the executive officer of JTF-CS. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Koenig, noncommissioned officer in charge of transportation, Joint Task Force Civil Support, briefs the vehicle overview and driving portion of driver’s training to JTF-CS personnel here April 16, 2015. This portion of the training gave JTF-CS personnel instruction on the proper operation of new command vehicles before they drove one. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Koenig, noncommissioned officer in charge of transportation, Joint Task Force Civil Support, briefs the vehicle overview and driving portion of driver’s training to JTF-CS personnel here April 16, 2015. This portion of the training gave JTF-CS personnel instruction on the proper operation of new command vehicles before they drove one. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Koenig, noncommissioned officer in charge of transportation, Joint Task Force Civil Support, briefs the vehicle overview and driving portion of driver’s training to JTF-CS personnel here April 16, 2015. This portion of the training gave JTF-CS personnel instruction on the proper operation of new command vehicles before they drove one. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Liliana Machuca, deputy plans chief, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives the Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS. Machuca received the award for her superb leadership during JTF-CS’ Sudden Response and Vibrant Response exercises during fiscal 2014. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Myers, intelligence specialist, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives an Army Certificate of Appreciation from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS. Myers received the certificate from the 20th Engineer Brigade for his participation in the Joint Readiness Training center Exercise at Fort Polk, La. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Randy Hall, division chief of training, exercises and readiness, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives an Army Certificate of Appreciation from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS here April 2, 2013. Hall received the certificate from the 20th Engineer Brigade for his participation in the Joint Readiness Training center Exercise at Fort Polk, La. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Michael A. Collins, deputy to the commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, speaks with inter-agency personnel during a JTF-CS logistics workshop here March 31, 2015. Collins spoke about JTF-CS operations and how logistics plays a vital role during mission assignments. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT POLK, La. – Members of the 63rd Chemical Company notionally decontaminate each other during a simulated decontamination evolution at a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 18, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT POLK, La. -- Members of the 63rd Chemical Company prepare to notionally decontaminate a patient during a simulated decontamination evolution at a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 18, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Bill Solar, information management officer, Joint Task Force Civil Support and Jim Damazyn, antiterrorism officer, JTF-CS, move tables to load onto a storage truck here March, 27, 2015. JTF-CS personnel reset equipment utilized during a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise in Fort Polk, La. The JRTC exercise allowed JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects or response during real-world contingencies. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD Tech. Sgt. Gwendolyn Blakley)
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JLOTS Exercise

    Joint Task Force Civil Support anticipates, plans, and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. When directed, JTF-CS deploys within twenty-four hours of notification to command and control DOD forces in support of civil authority response operations in order to save lives, prevent further injury, and provide temporary critical support to enable community recovery.