CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, speaks to troops of 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, who make up Task Force Logistics, during Vibrant Response 14 here July 26, 2014. He discussed how important this training exercise is and that it will prepare them in the event a real incident should occur. JTF-CS is also participating in Vibrant Response, the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incident. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gwendolyn Blakley)
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - Soldiers of the 11th Engineering Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga., extract injured survivors from a vehicle trapped in a crevasse during Vibrant Response 14, a training exercise held at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex July 24, 2014. JTF-CS is participating in Vibrant Response, the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incident. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official Army photo by U.S. Army Sgt. John Healy)
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Perry L. Wiggins, commander, Army North (Fifth Army) speaks with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, after a briefing about exercise Vibrant Response 14, July 25, 2014. JTF-CS is participating in Vibrant Response, the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incident. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official Army photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas Belton))
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, 60th Engineer Company, 11th Engineer Battalion in Fort Benning, Ga., carry a simulated casualty from a derailed train at Vibrant Response 14 on July 25, 2014, at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (Courtesy photo)
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bret Batchelder, commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, speaks with U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kristine Ingle, meteorologist, Joint Task Force Civil Support, while visiting the joint operations center during Vibrant Response 14 here July 25, 2015. JTF-CS is participating in Vibrant Response, the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incident. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gwendolyn Blakley)
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, speaks to a large group of distinguished visitors prior to conducting a tour of the joint operations center during Vibrant Response 14 here July 25, 2015. JTF-CS is participating in Vibrant Response, the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incident. 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)
BUTLERVILLE, Ind.—Soldiers from the 83rd Chemical Battalion conduct search and rescue operations at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during exercise Vibrant Response 14 here July 24, 2014. Joint Task Force Civil Support is also participating in Vibrant Response, which is the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident. 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)
BUTLERVILLE, Ind.—Soldiers from the 83rd Chemical Battalion conduct casualty decontamination operations at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during exercise Vibrant Response 14 here July 24, 2014. Joint Task Force Civil Support is also participating in Vibrant Response, which is the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident. 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)
BUTLERVILLE, Ind.—Soldiers from the 83rd Chemical Battalion conduct casualty decontamination operations at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during exercise Vibrant Response 14 here July 24, 2014. Joint Task Force Civil Support is also participating in Vibrant Response, which is the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident. 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)
BUTLERVILLE, Ind.— An HH- 47 Chinook with 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, known as Task Force Aviation, attached to Joint Task Force Civil Support, conducts aerial firefighting with the bambi bucket system at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during exercise Vibrant Response 14 here July 24, 2014. Vibrant Response is the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident. 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)
BUTLERVILLE, Ind.—Soldiers from the 83rd Chemical Battalion conduct medical evacuations after decontamination at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during exercise Vibrant Response 14 here July 24, 2014. Joint Task Force Civil Support is also participating in Vibrant Response, which is the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident. 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)
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. — HH-60M medevac helicopters from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, known as Task Force Aviation, attached to Joint Task Force Civil Support, conduct aerial medical evacuations at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during exercise Vibrant Response 14 here July 24, 2014. Joint Task Force Civil Support is also participating in Vibrant Response, which is the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident. 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)
PERRY, Ga. - Marines and Sailors of the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, II Marine Expeditionary Force participate in Exercise Scarlet Response at Guardian Centers here July 21, 2014. CBIRF personnel are trained to exercise command and control, agent detection and identification, search, rescue and decontamination, and emergency care for contaminated personnel. During Scarlet Response, the Marines and Sailors are testing their ability to detect radiation, locate casualties, conduct vehicle extrication, and perform decontamination of simulated casualties that have resulted from a mock nuclear explosion in a major U.S. city. Exercise Scarlet Response is being executed as part of Exercise Vibrant Response 14, a combined Command Post Exercise/Field Training Exercise directed by Commander, U.S. Northern Command. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Sgt Kuande L Hall)
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, poses with Brig. Gen. Maria R. Gervais, commandant, U.S. Army CBRN School, following office call at Vibrant Response 14 here July 23, 2014. JTF-CS personnel are participating in Vibrant Response, the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incident. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy)
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - An HH-47 Chinook with 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, known as Task Force Aviation, attached to Joint Task Force Civil Support from Fort Eustis, Va., flies to the simulated incident sight here, July 22, 2014, to support Vibrant Response 14. TF AVN and JTF-CS are participating in Vibrant Response 14, the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise will evaluate the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. Courtesy photo
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - An UH-60L Black Hawk from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Carson, Colo., known as Task Force Aviation, attached to Joint Task Force Civil Support from Fort Eustis, Va., takes off to go on mission on the airfield here, July 22, 2014, to support Vibrant Response 14. Two HH-60L Black Hawks wait for departure for simulated life-saving operations. TF AVN and JTF-CS are participating in Vibrant Response 14, the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Courtesy photo)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Joint Task Force Civil Support forward command element receive guidance from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commander, JTF-CS, during a teleconference with July 21, 2014. JTF-CS is participating in Vibrant Response 14, the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercise for specialized response forces. This multi-service, multi-agency exercise validates the ability of JTF-CS and other DOD forces to respond to multiple catastrophic events in a major metropolitan city involving a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident. 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)
PERRY, Ga. - Marines and Sailors of the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, II Marine Expeditionary Force participate in Exercise Scarlet Response at Guardian Centers July 21, 2014. CBIRF personnel are trained to exercise command and control, agent detection and identification, search, rescue and decontamination, and emergency care for contaminated personnel. During Scarlet Response, the Marines and Sailors are testing their ability to detect radiation, locate casualties, conduct vehicle extrication, and perform decontamination of simulated casualties that have resulted from a mock nuclear explosion in a major U.S. city. Exercise Scarlet Response is being executed as part of Exercise Vibrant Response 14, a combined Command Post Exercise/Field Training Exercise directed by Commander, U.S. Northern Command. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kuande L Hall)
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    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.