FORT EUSTIS, Va--Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey A. Covington, Joint Task Force Civil Support command senior enlisted advisor, welcomes members of Defense Civil Response Force to the Mobile Training Team exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan 21, 2015. MTT is an exercise for key leaders in the DCRF 16 on JTF-CS policies and procedures. JTF-CS anticipates plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
FORT EUSTIS, Va.--Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, welcomes members of Defense Civil Response Force to the Mobile Training Team exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan 21, 2015. MTT is an exercise for key leaders in the DCRF 16 on JTF-CS policies and procedures. JTF-CS anticipates plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Army Maj. Rolando Rodriguez, planner of future operations, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives his current promotion to major from Army Col. Michael Houston, director of operations training and readiness at JTF-CS here Jan. 20, 2015. Rodriguez is a member of the Puerto Rican National Guard. JTF-CS anticipates plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Army Maj. Rolando Rodriguez, planner of future operations, Joint Task Force Civil Support, cites the oath of enlistment with Army Col. Michael Houston, director of operations training and readiness at JTF-CS here Jan. 20, 2015. Rodriguez is a member of the Puerto Rican National Guard. JTF-CS anticipates plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Aaron Miaullis, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute health physicist, discusses the operation of radiation detection equipment to Joint Task Force Civil Support and other Joint Base Langley-Eustis members during the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) Course here Jan. 7. The course is a post-graduate level instruction concerning the biomedical consequences of radiation exposure, how the effects can be reduced, and how to medically manage casualties. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Joint Task Force Civil Support and other Joint Base Langley-Eustis members attend the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) Course hosted by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute here Jan. 6. The course is a post-graduate level instruction concerning the biomedical consequences of radiation exposure, how the effects can be reduced, and how to medically manage casualties. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer John J. Riggle, Joint Task Force Civil Support Headquarters Support Company first sergeant, smiles as Navy Lt. Daniel P. Parobek, JTF-CS chief of current communications operations, discharges Riggle from active duty during a reenlistment ceremony here Dec. 19, 2014. Riggle reenlisted for two more years in the U.S. Navy. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear Defense Support of Civil Authorities (CBRN-DSCA) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer John J. Riggle, Joint Task Force Civil Support Headquarters Support Company first sergeant, recites the oath of enlistment led by the reenlisting officer Navy Lt. Daniel P. Parobek, JTF-CS chief of current communications operations, during a reenlistment ceremony here Dec. 19, 2014. Riggle reenlisted for two more years in the U.S. Navy. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear Defense Support of Civil Authorities (CBRN-DSCA) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer John J. Riggle, Joint Task Force Civil Support Headquarters Support Company first sergeant, signs his reenlistment paperwork during a reenlistment ceremony here Dec. 19, 2014. Riggle reenlisted for two more years in the U.S. Navy. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear Defense Support of Civil Authorities (CBRN-DSCA) response operations. (Official DOD photo by Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Navy Capt. Craig Wilson Joint Task Force Civil Support director of plans and policy, presents a frocking letter to Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Franchesca M. Foxx, JTF-CS operations specialist, during a frocking ceremony here Dec.23. Frocking is a military term for a non-commissioned officer selected for promotion being able to wear the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Leon Valentin, Joint Task Force Civil Support personnel specialist, gives Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Franchesca M. Foxx, JTF-CS operations specialist, her new rank during a frocking ceremony here Dec.23. Frocking is a military term for a non-commissioned officer selected for promotion being able to wear the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey A. Covington, Joint Task Force Civil Support command senior enlisted advisor, gives Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Franchesca M. Foxx, JTF-CS operations specialist, an E-6 starter kit during a frocking ceremony here Dec.23. Frocking is a military term for a non-commissioned officer selected for promotion being able to wear the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band play Christmas music to Joint Task Force Civil Support service members during their visit here Dec. 17. The TRADOC Band visited different units around Fort Eustis to spread holiday cheer. The TRADOC Band's mission is to provide music for their headquarters and fostering service member and family morale. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, presents a Letter of Commendation to Army Staff Sgt. Markeith Merritt, JTF-CS human resources noncommissioned officer, during an awards ceremony here Dec. 11, 2014. Merritt received the letter for being selected as the enlisted service member of the quarter for the fourth quarter of 2014. JTF-CS routinely recognizes members for their devotion to duty and their contribution to mission success. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN 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 a Letter of Commendation to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brent Childs, JTF-CS operations specialist, during an awards ceremony here Dec. 11, 2014. Childs received the letter for his hard work and dedication during the command post exercise Sudden Response 15. JTF-CS routinely recognizes members for their devotion to duty and their contribution to mission success. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN 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 a command coin to Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Brashares, JTF-CS information systems technician, during an awards ceremony here Dec. 11, 2014. Brashares received the coin for his hard work and dedication during the command post exercise Sudden Response 15. JTF-CS routinely recognizes members for their devotion to duty and their contribution to mission success. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN 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 a Letter of Commendation to Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy, JTF-CS public affairs noncommissioned officer in charge, during an awards ceremony here Dec. 11, 2014. Searcy received the letter for her hard work and dedication during the command post exercise Sudden Response 15. JTF-CS routinely recognizes members for their devotion to duty and their contribution to mission success. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN 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, and Army Capt. Victor Santana, JTF-CS future operations planner, cut the cake during the 378th National Guard birthday celebration here Dec. 11, 2014. The National Guard was created by the members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 to defend the earliest American community. Originally a militia group made up of all able-bodied colonists over the age of 16, the National Guard in its current form wasn’t created until 1916. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
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    Joint Task Force Civil Support anticipates, plans, and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear 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.