FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- CMSgt Harold L. Hutchison, command senior enlisted leader, NORTHCOM, recognizes Information Systems Technician 1st Class Angelica Mathis, Joint Task Force Civil Support, nominee for JTF-CS Enlisted Member of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter. (Official DOD Photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Erica C. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- CMSgt Harold L. Hutchison, command senior enlisted leader, NORTHCOM, recognizes Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Casey Becker, Joint Task Force Civil Support, nominee for JTF-CS Enlisted Member of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter. (Official DOD Photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Erica C. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- CMSgt Harold L. Hutchison, command senior enlisted leader, NORTHCOM, recognizes Staff Sgt. Hector Ochoa, Joint Task Force Civil Support, nominee for JTF-CS Enlisted Member of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter. (Official DOD Photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Erica C. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- CMSgt Harold L. Hutchison, command senior enlisted leader, NORTHCOM, third from left, visited Mullan Hall for an office call with CMSgt. James L. Brown, JTF-CS senior enlisted leader. During the visit he recognized enlisted member of the quarter nominees. (Official DOD Photo by CMSgt James L. Brown)
Michael Collins, deputy to the commander of Joint Task Force Civil Support, discusses the unit's mission during a plenary speech to the CBRNe Convergence Conference in Indianapolis Nov. 7. JTF-CS is the nation's only standing joint task force for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents in the homeland (Official DOD photo by Lt. Col. Karen Roganov)
FORT BRAGG, N.C., -- Members of the Defense CBRN Response Force discuss their upcoming mission while attending a Mobile Training Team event at Ft. Bragg, NC. The Joint Task Force Civil Support Mobile Training Team event covered various topics the DCRf will encounter while on mission in 2018. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
Carolyn Holmes, an interagency planner, Noell Bolleurs, an interagency planner, and Army Lt. Col. Ryan Roberts, a CBRN planner, all members of Joint Task Force Civil Support, speak with other attendees about JTF-CS's mission while at the International Association of Emergency Manager's 65th annual conference held Nov. 13-15 in Long Beach, California. Attendees included emergency managers, disaster planners, and crisis and risk managers from around the world. (Official DOD Photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Operations Specialist 1st Class LaMart Davis, Joint Task Force civil Support and Operations Specialist 2nd Class Yavon Robinson, JTF-CS set up a DRASH tent at Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia during a communications exercise. (Official DOD Photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –- Operations Specialist 2nd Class Deon Jackson, Joint Task Force Civil Support and Lt. Col. Ronald Greenaway, medical officer, JTF-CS set up a DRASH tent at Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia during a communications exercise. (Official DOD Photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
Joint Task Force Civil Support Army Captain Joshua Krevy, Logistics Officer, and Army Major(P) Jason Engelbrecht, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear planner, explain the JTF-CS mission to visitors to their booth at the CBRNe World Convergence conference held Nov. 6-8, 2017, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bringing delegates from more than 30 countries, the CBRNe World Convergence conference has over 60 companies that display their exhibits so that they can see how to work together and stay up to date in fields such as CBRN and hazmat. (Official DOD photo by Lt. Col. Karen Roganov)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Maj. Gen. Richard Gallant, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support hand the command colors to Chief Master Sgt. James Brown, senior enlisted leader, JTF-CS during a Change of Responsibility ceremony here Oct. 27, 2017. Brown is the ninth senior enlisted leader to take responsibility of JTF-CS in its 18 year history. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Maj. Gen. Richard Gallant, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, Chief Master Sgt. James Brown, senior enlisted leader, JTF-CS and Master Chief Jeffrey Covington, senior enlisted leader, JTF-CS participate in a Change of Responsibility ceremony here Oct. 27, 2017. Brown is the ninth senior enlisted leader to take responsibility of JTF-CS in its 18 year history. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
Chief Master Sgt. James Brown, senior enlisted leader, JTF-CS speaks during a Change of Responsibility ceremony here Oct. 27, 2017. Brown is the ninth senior enlisted leader to take responsibility of JTF-CS in its 18 year history. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bruce Lawlor, a former commander with JTF-CS and Army Maj. Gen. Richard Gallant, the current commander at JTF-CS, cut the cake during an event to celebrate JTF-CS's 18th birthday. Stood up in Oct. 1999, JTF-CS was established to develop the expertise and maintain the focus on the mission of providing command and control to domestic CBRN response missions. (Official DOD Photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
IT1 Angelica Mathis, an information systems technician with JTF-CS, works in the emergency response vehicle during a communications exercise (COMMEX) at Fort Eustis, Oct. 4, 2017. A COMMEX tests the early entry command post's ability to respond during a CBRN crisis. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo MC2 Benjamin Liston)
JTF-CS team members work together to build a tent during a communications exercise (COMMEX) at Fort Eustis, Oct. 4, 2017. A COMMEX tests the early entry command post's ability to respond during a CBRN crisis. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo MC2 Benjamin Liston)
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Mobile Training Team helps DCRF prepare for 2018 operations
A 25-person Mobile Training Team (MTT) conducted an introduction to response operations conference for more than 100 Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF) commanders and their support staffs Nov. 14-17 at Ft. Bragg …

JTF-CS Deputy Commander Speaks to International Audience in Indianapolis
An international audience heard about the nation’s only standing joint task force for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents in the homeland from Michael Collins, deputy to the commander of Joint Task Force Civil Support, during a plenary speech to the CBRNe …

Responders Meet to Navigate the Emergency Management Community
Long Beach, California – Joint Task Force Civil Support connected with over 1,000 emergency managers to meet at the International Association of Emergency Manager’s 65th annual conference held Nov. 13-15 at the Long Beach Conference Center…

JTF-CS Trains at Ft. A.P. Hill
Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support’s (JTF-CS) Early Entry Command Post (EECP) traveled to Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia, for a training evolution to test the command’s ability to deploy and establish network connections in response to a catastrophic…

Alas, Babylon
Based in Newport News, Virginia, the Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), which just tuned 18 years old, is a key member of US's CBRN Response Enterprise (CRE). Its responsibilities includes preparing to conduct mass…

JTF-CS Welcomes New Senior Enlisted Leader
Joint Task Force Civil Support welcomed its new senior enlisted leader, Air Force Chief Master Sergeant James L. Brown, during a change of responsibility ceremony at Mullan Hall Oct. 27, 2017.…

JTF-CS provides support for the UN General Assembly
Seven people from Joint Task Civil Support (JTF-CS) provided chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) planning support to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 72 held in New York City from September 17-22…

Air Force Birthday
Current and prior service members of the Air Force gathered to celebrate the 70th birthday of the youngest branch of the DOD Sep. 18, 2017. Active duty, Reserve and Guard Air Force members were represented in the crowd as JTF-CS honored the day the Army Air Forces became an …

DTRA and JTF-CS partner in a proactive approach to disease
The thought of disease is avoided by many, but for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, thinking about it proactively is their business. Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support and …

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Deployment Readiness Exercise (DRE)

    JTF-CS 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 and conducts CBRN response operations in support of civil authority response operations in order to save lives, prevent further injury, and provide temporary critical support to enable community recovery