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)
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)
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)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Bryson Tumbaga, an interagency analyst at Joint Task Force Civil Support, looks over plans while on assignment for an exercise. Tumbaga, who is of Asian-Pacific descent, believes that diversity is important. "I grew up in a diverse family with marriages to those who are black, Korean, white….so we are all mixed and interact with a lot of ideas." (Official DoD photo by Tammy Cario)
Michael Collins, deputy to the commander for the Joint Task Force Civil Support, briefs various local government and military officials from the National Guard and US Army North April 27, 2017 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. During the discussion Collins describes the various entities and capabilities of the JTF-CS. (Official DOD Photo by US Army Sgt. Marcus A. Floyd)
Michael Collins, deputy to the commander for the Joint Task Force Civil Support, gives distinguished guests, including local mayors and military officials from the National Guard and US Army North, a tour April 27, 2017 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. During the tour, Collins discussed the capabilities of the JTF-CS as they relate to Vibrant Response 17, a weeklong command post exercise that tests and validates the capabilities of the federal response to a catastrophic event. (Official DOD Photo by US Army Sgt. Marcus A. Floyd)
Maj. Gen. Richard Gallant, commander of the Joint Task Force Civil Support, meets with Maj. Gen. David Wilmot, a deputy surgeon general with the Army National Guard, and Brig. Gen. William King, commanding general of the CBRNE Command, April 27, 2017 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The visit took place during Vibrant Response, a weeklong command post exercise that tests and validates the capabilities of the federal response to a catastrophic event. (Official DOD Photo by US Army Sgt. Marcus A. Floyd)
CAMP ATTERBURY, IN - An the emergency response vehicle (ERV) stands by for the JTF-CS Commander's use, while a helicopter lands nearby Apr. 27 at Atterbury-Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana. The ERV is part of JTF-CS's initial communication capabilities and provides power for satellite communications and network equipment, allowing the commander to respond and work securely from any location. The hood of the vehicle is open to allow for air flow. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Seneca Linder)
Joint Task Force Civil Support's Joint Operations Center collects data for the notional response events happening quickly during Exercise Vibrant Response 17 held April 24 - 30 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. VR 17 is a weeklong command post exercise that tests and validates the capabilities of the federal response to a catastrophic event. (Official DOD photo by US Army Sgt. Marcus A. Floyd)
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, VA - An Early Entry Command Post (EECP) vehicle, assigned to Joint Task Force Civil Support, is loaded onto a C-17 Globe master for its trip to Camp Atterbury, Indiana for the exercise Vibrant Response 17, April 24, 2017. The EECP is the first echelon of personnel from JTF-CS to arrive in the affected area, and prepare for the remainder of the command and DCRF forces to arrive and begin operations to save lives and mitigate human suffering. Vibrant Response is the annual validation exercise for JTF-CS, and test the unit’s ability to rapidly deploy and command and control Defense CBRN Response Forces. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
U.S. Marine Major Joseph Buffamante tests the deployed network in the joint operations center during a deployment readiness exercise March 29, 2017 at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Joint Task Force Civil Support tested its ability to rapidly deploy, set up and operate a forward command post. 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 Tammy Cario, PAO)
Mr. Tony Kelly and Petty Officer First Class Jean Isidore unload equipment during a deployment readiness exercise March 29, 2017 at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Joint Task Force Civil Support tested its ability to rapidly deploy, set up and operate a forward command post. 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 Tammy Cario)
The Joint Logistics Operations Center personnel discuss various equipment and procedures during a deployment readiness exercise March 29, 2017 at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Joint Task Force Civil Support tested its ability to rapidly deploy, set up and operate a forward command post. 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 Marine Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman)
FORT EUSTIS, Va - Spc. Matthew Grant, a combat engineer with the 22nd Engineer Clearance Company, trains for certification in urban search and rescue in Ocala, Florida with Florida State Fire College. This certification is in preparation for the 22nd to assume the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force (DCRF) mission with Joint Task Civil Force Support June 1. (Photos courtesy the 22nd Engineer Clearance Company)
FORT EUSTIS, Va - Soldiers in the 22nd Engineer Clearance Company train for certification in urban search and rescue in Ocala, Florida with Florida State Fire College. This certification is in preparation for the 22nd to assume the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force (DCRF) mission with Joint Task Force Civil Support June 1. (Photos courtesy the 22nd Engineer Clearance Company)
Erin Morgan, human resource program advisor with Joint Task Force Civil Support, accepts the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Annual Category One Civilian of the Year award for 2016 from General Lori Robinson, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and USNORTHCOM and Chief Master Sgt. Harold Hutchison, NORAD and US NORTHCOM's Command Senior Enlisted Leader. Morgan won the award against 11 other organizations who submitted nomination packages. (Official DOD photo by NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs)
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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…

Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)
An the emergency response vehicle (ERV) stands by for the JTF-CS Commander's use, while a helicopter lands nearby Apr. 27 at Atterury-Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana. The ERV is part of JTF-CS's initial communication capabilities and provides power for satellite communications and network equipment, allowing the commander to respond and work securely from any location. The …

Exercise Vibrant Response - 'Demonstrating our capabilities as a task force'
April 27 marks the third day of Exercise Vibrant Response 17 for Joint Task Force Civil Support held at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. VR 17 is a weeklong command post exercise that tests and validates the capabilities of the federal response to a catastrophic event…

More Than 300 Joint Task Force Members Head to Indiana for Training
More than 320 members of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) are on their way to participate in joint training exercises Vibrant Response 17 (VR 17 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and Guardian Response 17 (GR 17) at Muscatatuk …

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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