FORT EUSTIS, Va. –- Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in an Army birthday celebration run at Fort Eustis June 14, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –- Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in an Army birthday celebration run at Fort Eustis June 14, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in an Army birthday celebration run at Fort Eustis June 14, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in an Army birthday celebration run at Fort Eustis June 14, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Navy Lt. Tracy Culbert, Chief of Current IT Operations with JTF-CS, runs cable in support of Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., May 6, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Mr. Michael Collins, deputy commander of JTF-CS, and Marine Col. Christopher Dixon, Chief of Staff at JTF-CS, conduct interviews with exercise reporters during Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., May 5, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Mr. Michael Collins, deputy commander of JTF-CS, and Marine Col. Christopher Dixon, Chief of Staff at JTF-CS, conduct interviews with exercise reporters during Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., May 5, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Army Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins, commanding general of United States Army North, speaks with Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, commanding general of JTF-CS during Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., May 6, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Army Sgt. Marcus Floyd)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Curtis Wright, satellite telecomm engineer with JTF-CS shows Army Capt. Jessica Walker, Joint Task Force Civil Support Detachment Officer In Charge with NORAD NorthCom Army Reserve Element, how to initialize the dish to acquire the satellite in support of Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 30, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Ken Willey, a satellite communication engineer with JTF-CS, is setting up network cables in support of Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 30, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Scott Reid, a network technician with JTF-CS, sets up access points for network cables in support of Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 30, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Thom Couch, facilities manager with JTF-CS, makes adjustments to a generator in support of Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 30, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Maj. Gen. William Roy, commanding general of JTF-CS, conducts interviews with exercise reporters during Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., May 4, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- Maj. Gen. William Roy, commanding general of JTF-CS, conducts interviews with exercise reporters during Exercise Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind., May 4, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Service members pose for a group photo following an educational run around the Civil War battle of Lee’s mill during an educational run by members of Joint Task Force-Civil Support April 15, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Marine Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman/Released)
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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