FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Jim Damazyn, antiterrorism officer, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives a commander’s coin from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS, here May 21, 2015. Damazyn received the coin for his outstanding work during JTF-CS’s exercise VIBRANT RESPONSE 15. 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 Lt. Col. Scott Grammer, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear planner, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives a letter of appreciation from Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Covington, command senior enlisted leader, JTF-CS, here May 21, 2015. Grammer received the letter for his outstanding work during JTF-CS’s exercise VIBRANT RESPONSE 15. 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 Capt. Jamil Wynn, logistics operations officer Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives the Joint Service Commendation Medal from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS here May 21, 2015. Wynn received the award for his logistic expertise in the redeploying of more than 6,000 personnel and almost 20,000 short tons of equipment. 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 1st Lt. Melanie McDonald, headquarters support company commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives the Joint Service Commendation Medal from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS here May 21, 2015. McDonald received the award on account of her leadership abilities throughout numerous projects, and filling numerous vacant positions throughout the headquarters support company 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 T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Myers, intelligence specialist, Joint Task Force Civil Support, receives the Joint Service Commendation Medal from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, JTF-CS here May 21, 2015. Myers received the award for creating more than 200 operations and intelligence briefings leading to the certification and training to more than 3,000 personnel. 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)
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- Retired Army Maj. Gen. Walter Wojdakowski, member of Operation Group Sierra and the Mission Command Training Program, receives a plaque from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support. The plaque represented JTF-CS’ appreciation for Wojdakowski’s dedication to their mission. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth B. Miller)
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – Army Col. Dale Farrand, member of Operation Group Sierra, receives a plaque from Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support. The plaque represented JTF-CS’ appreciation for Farrand’s dedication to the JTF-CS mission. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth B. Miller)
U.S. Army Maj. John Burns, battle captain, Joint Task Force Civil Support, briefs members of the joint operations center, during EXERCISE VIBRANT RESPONSE 15 at Camp Atterbury Ind., May 2, 2015. VR 15 is a command post exercise that tests the capabilities of the federal response to meet the expectations of the Nation. It provides realistic training to prepare CBRN response units to integrate with civilian partners and respond to natural or manmade catastrophic CBRN events. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Brian Knowles, current operations division chief, Joint Task Force Civil Support, briefs members of the joint operations center, during EXERCISE VIBRANT RESPONSE 15 at Camp Atterbury Ind., May 2, 2015. VR 15 is a command post exercise that tests the capabilities of the federal response to meet the expectations of the nation. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. It provides realistic training to prepare CBRN response units to integrate with civilian partners and respond to natural or manmade catastrophic CBRN events. (Official DOD photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)
James Hopkins, left, operations mission assignment manager, and Lashara Simmons, operations mission planner, Joint Task Force Civil Support, set up their computers for EXERCISE VIBRANT RESPONSE 15 at Camp Atterbury Ind., May 2, 2015. VR 15 is a command post exercise that tests the capabilities of the federal response to meet the expectations of the Nation. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. It provides realistic training to prepare CBRN response units to integrate with civilian partners and respond to natural or manmade catastrophic CBRN events. (Official DOD photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)
Christopher Sabo, common operating picture manager, Joint Task Force Civil Support, sets up his computer for EXERCISE VIBRANT RESPONSE 15 at Camp Atterbury Ind., May 2, 2015. VR 15 is a command post exercise that tests the capabilities of the federal response to meet the expectations of the nation. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. It provides realistic training to prepare CBRN response units to integrate with civilian partners and respond to natural or manmade catastrophic CBRN events. (Official DOD photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)
Members from Joint Task Force Civil Support, Fort Eustis, Va., test communication connections May 2, 2015 in support of EXERCISE VIBRANT RESPONSE 15, a 616-member Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Force command post exercise, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The exercise tests the capabilities of the federal response to meet the expectations of the nation. It provides realistic training to prepare CBRN response units to integrate with civilian partners and respond to natural or manmade catastrophic CBRN events. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel)
Members from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., including Brigade Commander, Col. Matthew R. Lewis, arrived from Fort Riley in six UH-60 Black Hawks May 2 to support EXERCISE VIBRANT RESPONSE 15, a 616-member Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Force command post exercise, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The exercise tests the capabilities of the federal response to meet the expectations of the nation. It provides realistic training to prepare CBRN response units to integrate with civilian partners and respond to natural or manmade catastrophic CBRN events. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel)
Members from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., including Brigade Commander, Col. Matthew R. Lewis, arrived from Fort Riley in six UH-60 Black Hawks May 2 to support EXERCISE VIBRANT RESPONSE 15, a 616-member Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Force command post exercise, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The exercise tests the capabilities of the federal response to meet the expectations of the nation. It provides realistic training to prepare CBRN response units to integrate with civilian partners and respond to natural or manmade catastrophic CBRN events. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel)
Members from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., including Brigade Commander, Col. Matthew R. Lewis, arrived from Fort Riley in six UH-60 Black Hawks May 2 to support EXERCISE VIBRANT RESPONSE 15, a 616-member Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Force command post exercise, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The exercise tests the capabilities of the federal response to meet the expectations of the nation. It provides realistic training to prepare CBRN response units to integrate with civilian partners and respond to natural or manmade catastrophic CBRN events. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel)
CHARLESTON, W.V. — Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Schnell, information technician, Joint Task Force Civil Support, checks the communications gear in the emergency response vehicle here, May 1, 2015. He is a part of the 616-member Defense Chemical , Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Force participating in EXERICSE VIBRANT RESPONSE 15 at Camp Atterbury, Ind. VR 15 is a command post exercise that tests the capabilities of the federal response to meet the expectations of the Nation. It provides realistic training to prepare CBRN response units to integrate with civilian partners and respond to natural or manmade catastrophic CBRN events. 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. – Joint Task Force Civil Support members Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan Brockway, medical noncommissioned officer, and Les Bolton, health system specialist, carry equipment during a Joint Operations Center setup here April 22, 2015. The setup allowed JTF-CS members to check their operational readiness before the command’s upcoming exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind. 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. –Joint Task Force Civil Support members Bryson Tumbaga, emergency plans analyst, , and Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer John Riggle, Plans noncommissioned officer in charge set up equipment during a Joint Operations Center setup here April 22, 2015. The setup allowed JTF-CS members to check their operational readiness before the command’s upcoming exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind. 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)
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JLOTS Exercise

    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