Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Harold L. Hutchison (left) and Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (Right) tours the capabilities of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), June 22, 2017, Fort Eustis VA. JTF-CS anticipates plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations. Robinson is the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). 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 by Sergeant Alexander Quiles/RELEASED)
Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Gallant (left) and Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (Right) tours the capabilities of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), June 22, 2017, Fort Eustis VA. JTF-CS anticipates plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations. Robinson is the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). 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 by Sergeant Alexander Quiles/RELEASED)
Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Gallant (left) and Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (Right) tours the capabilities of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), June 22, 2017, Fort Eustis VA. JTF-CS anticipates plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations. Robinson is the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). 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 by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (Right) tours the capabilities of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), June 22, 2017, Fort Eustis VA. JTF-CS anticipates plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations. Robinson is the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). 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/RELEASED)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support stand in ranks prior to the Army Birthday Fun Run June 14, 2017. The Army is celebrating its 242nd birthday. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in the Army Birthday Fun Run June 14, 2017. The Army is celebrating its 242nd birthday. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in the Army Birthday Fun Run June 14, 2017. The Army is celebrating its 242nd birthday. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in a bass fishing tournament June 2, 2017. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Support of Civil Authority (CBRN-DSCA) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in a bass fishing tournament June 2, 2017. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Support of Civil Authority (CBRN-DSCA) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Air Force Master Sgt. Seneca Linder, joint command communications center noncommissioned officer in charge, Joint Task Force Civil Support, participates in command physical training may, 12, 2017. JTF-CS has begun a commander's PT program that brings all the branches together for group PT and cardio-based games. Each month, a different branch is in charge of the program to expose the services to varying styles of fitness. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Antonio Pressley, a planner with JTF-CS, performs physical fitness as a part of group PT May 12, 2017. JTF-CS has begun a commander's PT program that brings all the branches together for group PT and cardio-based games. Each month, a different branch is in charge of the program to expose the services to varying styles of fitness. (Official DOD photo by US Navy MC2 Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Chief Yeoman Owen Watson, flag writer, Joint Task Force Civil Support receives his end of tour award during his retirement ceremony May 18, 2017. Watson served 29 honorable years in the United States Navy. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Chief Yeoman Owen Watson, flag writer, Joint Task Force Civil Support presents flowers to his wife during his retirement ceremony May 18, 2017. Watson served 29 honorable years in the United States Navy. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Chief Yeoman Owen Watson, flag writer, Joint Task Force Civil Support speaks during his retirement ceremony May 18, 2017. Watson served 29 honorable years in the United States Navy. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Chief Master Sgt. Michael Brown celebrates his promotion with his former boss, 11th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force David J. Campanale. Chief Brown served 24 years in Air Force Public Affairs before retiring at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. (Official DOD photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Harold Hutchison, North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command (NORAD and U.S. NORTHCOM) senior enlisted leader speaks with members of Joint Task Force Civil Support during an all-enlisted call May 19, 2017. Hutchison’s visit included topics of promotions, what JTF-CS will do in future joint operations, and recognition for enlisted service members in a joint environment. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston)
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NORTHCOM Commander Visits JTF-CS
Air Force General Lori Robinson, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited Joint Task Force Civil Support for an overview tour of the nations’ only standing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear joint task force…

Let's Get Physical
The five branches of the military have different quirks and perks thatcorrespond with each. The Navy and Marines, for instance, don't salute while wearing physical training (PT) uniforms…

National Military Appreciation Month: What Does Service Mean to You?
These words should be special to Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) members as we celebrate National Military Appreciation Month. We are “Ever Vigilant and Always Ready” to support our Nation when it needs us most, but the quotes shared here speak poetically to service in general. If they affect you in the same way they affect …

NORAD-NORTHCOM senior enlisted leader visits JTF-CS
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Harold Hutchison, North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command (NORAD and U.S. NORTHCOM) senior enlisted leader, visited with Joint Task Force Civil Support members May 18 and 19…

Vibrant Response 17: What You Need to Know
Joint Task Force Civil Support recently finished exercise Vibrant Response 17 (VR17) e at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Indiana, from April 24-30, 2017…

JTF-CS Members Observe Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in Their Own Way
As we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, two Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) team members, Mr. Bryson Tumbaga and Army Col. Eric Oh, shared how their backgrounds guide their efforts in pursuit of mission…

Commentary: Military Spouse Appreciation Day
I struggle with Hallmark-created days like this one. I carry the belief that there should not be special days to appreciate those in your life. But since everyone is into naming days, I have decided that I will unofficially rename this day as Joint Task Force Civil Support Family Appreciation…

When hard work meets reality
Working at a headquarters is, more often than not, about planning. Planning for logistics of troops, the equipment they might take with them or of training they might need for the mission. Headquarter planners rarely get to see what’s happening in the field. Instead, they are glued to their computers, ready for updates, or are in meetings to coordinate with the different…

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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