FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey Covington, JTF-CS incoming senior enlisted leader, stands at attention during a change of responsibility ceremony here Nov. 14, 2014. During the ceremony, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Capps, JTF-CS outgoing senior enlisted leader, relinquished responsibility and turned it over to Covington. The senior enlisted leader of a unit is charged with mentoring enlisted military members, upholding standards, enforcing discipline and giving sound advice to the commander and members of the unit. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey Covington, JTF-CS senior enlisted leader, addresses the members of the unit for the first time during a change of responsibility ceremony here Nov. 14, 2014. During the ceremony, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Capps, JTF-CS outgoing senior enlisted leader, relinquished responsibility and turned it over to Covington. The senior enlisted leader of a unit is charged with mentoring enlisted military members, upholding standards, enforcing discipline and giving sound advice to the commander and members of the unit. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band plays the national anthem during a Joint Task Force Civil Support change of responsibility ceremony here Nov. 14, 2014. During the ceremony, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Capps, JTF-CS outgoing senior enlisted leader, relinquished responsibility and turned it over to Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey Covington, incoming JTF-CS senior enlisted leader. The senior enlisted leader of a unit is charged with mentoring enlisted military members, upholding standards, enforcing discipline and giving sound advice to the commander and members of the unit. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey Covington, incoming Joint Task Force Civil Support senior enlisted leader, receives the unit colors from Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, JTF-CS commander during a change of responsibility ceremony here Nov. 14, 2014. During the ceremony, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Capps, JTF-CS outgoing senior enlisted leader, relinquished responsibility and turned it over to Covington, incoming JTF-CS senior enlisted leader. The senior enlisted leader of a unit is charged with mentoring enlisted military members, upholding standards, enforcing discipline and giving sound advice to the commander and members of the unit. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, presents the Defense Superior Service Medal to Army Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Capps, JTF-CS outgoing senior enlisted leader, during a change of responsibility ceremony here Nov. 14, 2014. During the ceremony, Capps relinquished responsibility and turned it over to Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey Covington, incoming JTF-CS senior enlisted leader. The senior enlisted leader of a unit is charged with mentoring enlisted military members, upholding standards, enforcing discipline and giving sound advice to the commander and members of the unit. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, and Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey Covington, JTF-CS senior enlisted leader, cut the cake during a change of responsibility ceremony here Nov. 14, 2014. During the ceremony, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Capps, JTF-CS outgoing senior enlisted leader, relinquished responsibility and turned it over to Covington. The senior enlisted leader of a unit is charged with mentoring enlisted military members, upholding standards, enforcing discipline and giving sound advice to the commander and members of the unit. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – The present and former Marines of Joint Task Force Civil Support stand together for a group photo prior to the 239th Marine Corps birthday celebration here Nov. 6, 2014. On Nov. 10, 1775, two battalions of Continental Marines were formed at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia as an infantry force capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Marine Col. David Olszowy, Joint Task Force Civil Support deputy commander, hands a piece of cake to Brooks Price, former Marine Lance Cpl. During the 239th Marine Corps birthday celebration here Nov. 6, 2014. It is tradition for the oldest Marine present to offer cake to the youngest Marine present. On Nov. 10, 1775, two battalions of Continental Marines were formed in at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia as an infantry force capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Col. David Olszowy, Joint Task Force Civil Support deputy commander, speaks to command personnel about the history and importance of the Marine Corps during the 239th Marine Corps birthday celebration here Nov. 6, 2014. On Nov. 10, 1775, two battalions of Continental Marines were formed in at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia as an infantry force capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support complete administrative procedures in a deployment processing line during a deployment readiness exercise here Oct. 28, 2014. These exercises test the unit’s ability to rapidly respond to a man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense support of civil authorities (CBRN) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
FORT A.P. HILL, Va. –Joint Task Force Civil Support’s convoy arrives prior to conducting a deployment processing line during a deployment readiness exercise here Oct. 28, 2014. These exercises test the unit’s ability to rapidly respond to a man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense support of civil authorities (CBRN) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support complete administrative procedures in a deployment processing line during a deployment readiness exercise here Oct. 28, 2014. These exercises test the unit’s ability to rapidly respond to a man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense support of civil authorities (CBRN) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Air Force Maj. Kevin Wells, Joint Task Force Civil Support finance officer, and his family cut the cake during a retirement ceremony here Oct. 21, 2014. Wells served in the U.S. Air Force with honor and dignity for 24 years. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense support of civil authorities (CBRN-DSCA) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Air Force Maj. Kevin Wells, Joint Task Force Civil Support finance officer, is presented a shadow box from Jim Kotrch, JTF-CS finance management deputy director, during a retirement ceremony here Oct. 21, 2014. Military shadow boxes were originally simple boxes in which sailors retiring from shipboard service carried their belongings ashore. Wells served in the Air Force with honor and dignity for 24 years. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense support of civil authorities (CBRN-DSCA) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Air Force Maj. Kevin Wells, Joint Task Force Civil Support finance officer, give remarks to the guests during a retirement ceremony here Oct. 21, 2014. Wells served in the Air Force with honor and dignity for 24 years. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense support of civil authorities (CBRN-DSCA) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, presents the Air Force Service pin to Michael Shaw, JTF-CS staff judge advocate deputy director, during an awards ceremony here Oct. 17, 2014. Shaw was awarded the pin for recognition of his 20 years of service to the United States government. 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. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, presents the Air Force Certificate of Service to Michael Shaw, JTF-CS staff judge advocate deputy director, during an awards ceremony here Oct. 17, 2014. Shaw was awarded the certificate for recognition of his 20 years of service to the United States government. 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. – Stan Bacon, Joint Task Force Civil Support deputy director of plans and operations, presents Bryson Tumbaga, JTF-CS emergency plans analyst, with a U.S. Northern Command Notable Achievement Letter here Oct. 9, 2014. Tumbaga was presented this award for his exemplary accomplishments within the plans and operations directorate from May 2014 to September 2014. Additionally, he was recognized as a key performer of the Interagency Planning Cell during the 2014 Vibrant Response exercise. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gwendolyn Blakley)
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Joint Task Force Civil Support welcomes new senior enlisted leader
Joint Task Force Civil Support welcomed its new senior enlisted leader, Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey Covington, during a change of responsibility ceremony here at Mullan Hall Nov. 14 …

Fort Eustis-based task force tests deployment readiness for CBRN response
Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) conducted a deployment readiness exercise (DRE) to test the unit’s ability to deploy on short notice to anywhere in the U.S. in response to a “no notice” chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) incident …

Joint Task Force Civil Support celebrates 15 years
Members, both past and present, gathered together here Oct. 1 to celebrate the 15th birthday of the nation’s only standing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear joint task force…

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…

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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.