FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Navy Master Chief Jeffrey Covington, senior enlisted leader, Joint Task force Civil Support, listens to a deployment readiness exercise (DRE) brief here August 24, 2015. The DRE is conducted to improve the readiness of ground and air movement during a real-world response. 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. – Members of Joint Task force Civil Support move through a deployment processing line here August 24, 2015. The processing line was part of a deployment readiness exercise (DRE) conducted to improve the readiness of ground and air movement during a real-world response. 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)
LANGLEY AFB – Randy Hall, exercise planner, Joint Task Force Civil Support speaks with a member of the 633rd Air Base Wing joint inspector here August 24, 2015. The inspection was part of a deployment readiness exercise (DRE) conducted to improve the readiness of ground and air movement during a real-world response. 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)
LANGLEY AFB – Air Force 1st Lt. Kevin Mendelsohn, logistics readiness officer, 633rd Air Base Wing speaks with joint inspectors of the 633rd Air Base Wing during a joint inspection here August 24, 2015. . The inspection was part of a deployment readiness exercise (DRE) conducted to improve the readiness of ground and air movement during a real-world response. 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)
LANGLEY AFB – Joint inspectors assigned to the 633rd Air Base Wing speak to each other during a joint inspection here August 24, 2015. The inspection was part of a deployment readiness exercise (DRE) conducted to improve the readiness of ground and air movement during a real-world response. 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. -- Air Force LT. Col. William Burks, future operations branch chief, Joint Task Force Civil Support gives opening remarks to a commander's tabletop exercise (TTX) here August 20, 2015. The TTX was held to brief members of the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force (DCRF) 16 and DCRF 17 on the JTF-CS mission. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support, Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force (DCRF) 16 and DCRF 17attend a commander's tabletop exercise (TTX) here August 20, 2015. The TTX was held to brief members of DCRF 16 and DCRF 17 on the JTF-CS mission. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support pauses for a photo with Army Brig. Gen. Renwick Payne the Adjutant General of the District of Columbia National Guard here, August 12, 2015. Payne visited JTF-CS to learn about its overall mission and capabilities. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support speaks with Army Brig. Gen. Renwick Payne the Adjutant General of the District of Columbia National Guard and staff here, August 12, 2015. Payne visited JTF-CS to learn about its overall mission and capabilities. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. John Burns, joint interagency operator, Joint Task Force Civil Support explains the capabilities of a mobile command post to Army Brig. Gen. Renwick Payne the Adjutant General of the District of Columbia National Guard, here August 12, 2015. Payne visited JTF-CS to learn about its overall mission and capabilities. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Members of Joint Task force Civil Support and the District of Columbia National Guard attend a brief here, August 12, 2015. The brief was part of a visit for Brig. Gen. Renwick Payne the Adjutant General of the District of Columbia 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 Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –- Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brent Childs, operation specialist, Joint Task Force Civil Support receives a letter of commendation from Michael Collins, deputy to the commander, JTF-CS here August 7, 2015. Childs received the letter for being nominated at JTF-CS’ Service member of the Quarter. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –- Navy Cmdr. Dan Lewis, command engineer, Joint Task Force Civil Support receives the Defense Meritorious Service medal from Michael Collins, deputy to the commander, JTF-CS here August 7, 2015. Lewis received the award for his service as the command civil engineer and instrumental leadership during 12 exercises throughout his tour at JTF-CS. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va -- Dianne Galloway, contract manager, Joint Task force Civil Support receives a certificate of service from Marine Col. Chris Dixon, chief of staff, JTF-CS here July 31, 2015. Galloway received the award in recognition of 10 years of service to the United States Government. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va -- Navy Lt. Daniel Parobek, current operations communications chief, Joint Task force Civil Support receives the Joint Service Commendation Medal from Marine Col. Chris Dixon, chief of staff, JTF-CS here July 31, 2015.Parobek received the award for playing a vital role during various national level exercises by leading the deployment and set up of a tactical network supporting over 200 personnel in multiple locations. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Liston)
LANGLEY AFB, Va. – Air Force Tech. Sgt. Billy Brewer, loadmaster, 315th Airlift Wing guides an Early Entry Command Post vehicle assigned to Joint Task Force Civil Support into a C-17 Globemaster III during a deployment readiness exercise at Langley air Force Base July 23, 2015. The no-notice exercise allowed JTF-CS to coordinate with multiple units in an effort to test the ability to deploy. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
LANGLEY AFB, Va. – An Early Entry Command Post vehicle assigned to Joint Task Force Civil Support loads into a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing during a deployment readiness exercise at Langley Air Force Base July 23, 2015. The no-notice exercise allowed JTF-CS to coordinate with multiple units in an effort to test the ability to deploy. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
LANGLEY AFB, Va. – An Early Entry Command Post vehicle assigned to Joint Task Force Civil Support loads into a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing during a deployment readiness exercise at Langley Air Force Base July 23, 2015. The no-notice exercise allowed JTF-CS to coordinate with multiple units in an effort to test the ability to deploy. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
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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