FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support set up deployable rapid assembly shelters during an early entry command post deployment exercise here Sept. 10, 2014. DRASH is a portable shelter that can be set up within minutes of arriving on site with no special tools. JTF-CS is routinely tests the unit’s ability to rapidly set up equipment in the event the unit deploys to respond to a man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support set up deployable rapid assembly shelters during an early entry command post deployment exercise here Sept. 10, 2014. DRASH is a portable shelter that can be set up within minutes of arriving on site with no special tools. JTF-CS is routinely tests the unit’s ability to rapidly set up equipment in the event the unit deploys to respond to a man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support move a trailer during the setup of deployable rapid assembly shelters during an early entry command post deployment exercise here Sept. 10, 2014. DRASH is a portable shelter that can be set up within minutes of arriving on site with no special tools. JTF-CS is routinely tests the unit’s ability to rapidly set up equipment in the event the unit deploys to respond to a man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support set up deployable rapid assembly shelters during an early entry command post deployment exercise here Sept. 10, 2014. DRASH is a portable shelter that can be set up within minutes of arriving on site with no special tools. JTF-CS is routinely tests the unit’s ability to rapidly set up equipment in the event the unit deploys to respond to a man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents the Joint Service Commendation Medal to U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Elizabeth Hamilton, administration coordinator, JTF-CS, during an awards ceremony here Sept. 5, 2014. Hamilton was presented the award for her exceptionally meritorious service as the Navy service representative from September 2011 to September 2014. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents the Letter of Commendation to U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Elizabeth Hamilton, administration coordinator, JTF-CS, during an awards ceremony here Sept. 5, 2014. Hamilton was selected as the enlisted service member of the quarter for third quarter 2014. During this period, Hamilton processed 62 awards, 21 evaluations and assigned 10 sponsor welcome aboard packages. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents the Joint Service Achievement Medal to U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer John Riggle, headquarters support company leading chief petty officer, JTF-CS, during an awards ceremony here Sept. 5, 2014. Riggle was presented the award for his outstanding leadership which resulted in significant increases in the command’s ability to deploy the headquarters component. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents the Joint Service Achievement Medal to U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Franchesca Foxx, operations specialist, JTF-CS, during an awards ceremony here Sept. 5, 2014. Foxx was presented the award for her exceptionally meritorious service as an operations center specialist and management of the alert roster from November 2011 to September 2014. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Marine Col. David Olszowy, deputy commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents an the Largest Fish award to Randy Hall during an awards ceremony here Sept. 5, 2014. Hall caught the largest fish during a fishing tournament that was conducted for the command’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Marine Col. David Olszowy, deputy commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents a trophy to Randy Hall during an awards ceremony here Sept. 5, 2014. Hall and his teamamate caught the most fish during a fishing tournament that was conducted for the command’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Mark Wallace, deputy director of intelligence, Joint Task Force Civil Support, discusses information about earthquakes and their causes and effects during an all hands briefing here Sept. 5, 2014. This was the first weekly information brief that will make up the commander’s professional development information series. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents the Joint Service Achievement Medal to U.S. Army Col. Steven Schweichler, director of logistics and engineering, JTF-CS, during an awards ceremony here Sept. 2, 2014. Schweichler was presented the award for demonstrating outstanding leadership and knowledge directing logistics preparations for exercise Vibrant Response 14. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents the Joint Service Achievement Medal to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Cherilyn Lobash, director of manpower and personnel, JTF-CS, during an awards ceremony here Sept. 2, 2014. Lobash was presented the award for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the area of joint personnel reception during exercise Vibrant Response 14. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents the Joint Service Achievement Medal to U.S. Army Maj. John Burns, daily operations watch officer, JTF-CS, during an awards ceremony here Sept. 2, 2014. Burns was presented the award for demonstrating outstanding leadership, skill and knowledge ensuring JTF-CS staff had continual situational awareness of more than 50 mission assignments during exercise Vibrant Response 14. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, presents the Air Force Civilian Achievement Award to Stan Bacon, director of plans and policies, JTF-CS, during an awards ceremony here Sept. 2, 2014. Bacon was presented the award for hid dintinguished performance during the integration of the defense chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response force into the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s urban search and rescue planning during exercise Vibrant Response 14. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Al Deguzman, logistics specialist, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives the Navy Expeditionary Supply Corp Qualification breast insignia from U.S. Navy Capt. Craig Wilson, director of operations, JTF-CS, during an award ceremony here August 26, 2014. The Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Qualification Program is designed to recognize significant contributions made by Supply Corps officers while serving in operational expeditionary billets. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Al Deguzman, logistics specialist, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives the Navy Expeditionary Supply Corp Qualification letter from U.S. Navy Capt. Craig Wilson, director of operations, JTF-CS, during an award ceremony here August 26, 2014. The Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Qualification Program is designed to recognize significant contributions made by Supply Corps officers while serving in operational expeditionary billets. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Love, boatswain, U.S. Army Vessel Hobkirk (LCU 2023), 7th Sustainment Brigade (Expeditionary), ground guides a Joint Task Force Civil Support vehicle onto the landing craft during a Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) exercise here August 14, 2014. JLOTS is the process of loading and unloading equipment and vehicles on vessels without the benefit of a fixed port facility. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
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Joint Task Force Civil Support assists 7th Sustainment Brigade in a Joint Logistics Over the Shore training exercise
JTF-CS enhanced their continued partnership with the 7th Transportation Brigade by assisting them in their annual Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) training exercise here August 14. …

Fort Eustis-based homeland security joint task force conducts mission command during exercise “Vibrant Response 14”
JTF-CS participated in Vibrant Response 14, a major joint field training exercise at various locations in south-east Indiana, including the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center…

Joint Task Force Civil Support bids farewell to Mathis, welcomes Roy
Maj. Gen. Jeff W. Mathis III relinquished command of Joint Task Force Civil Support to Maj. Gen. William F. Roy during a change of command ceremony at Seay Plaza July 15.…

Joint Task Force Civil Support Marine balances CrossFit, job duties
It is Wednesday, at 11:25 a.m., at the Anderson Field House here. In a corner past the basketball players, where the music is playing, people are stretching and waiting…

Joint Task Force Civil Support helps preserve historic Nelson House
Joint Task Force Civil Support personnel volunteered their time to the local community to help maintain the grounds of the Nelson House here March 21…

Joint Task Force Civil Support leader discusses unit mission with Chesapeake response team
More than 50 local emergency response volunteers gathered at the Deer Creek Ruritan Club for their quarterly meeting here March 10. …

JTF-CS hosts federal homeland response leaders
Military leaders and emergency response representatives met here Feb. 25-27 to discuss how to enhance the ability to rapidly respond in the event of a CBRN disaster in the United States. …

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JLOTS Exercise

    Joint Task Force Civil Support anticipates, plans, and prepares for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Support of Civil Authority (CBRN-DSCA) 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.