NORFOLK NAVAL BASE, Va. -- The Joint Enabling Capabilities Command hosted a Mission Readiness Exercise at Norfolk Naval Base Sept. 19, 2016. The exercise brought together three different planning teams to work through the command and control, authority and logistics of a notional scenario to provide the mission partners multiple courses of action with well-thought out avenues to utilize if a real-world response were required. (Official DOD photo by Vince Little)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –- Joint Task Force Civil Support personnel celebrated the 69th birthday of the United States Air Force. The Air Force emerged from the Army's shadow post WWII when President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 while aboard Air Force One, charting a stronger future for our country as a world superpower. 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. –- JTFCS hosted Vista Proximity, a tabletop exercise created by USNORTHCOM that brings together national, regional and local partners to work through and discuss the combined large-scale response for a biological incident within the continental US. The exercise, held Sep. 7-8, was an opportunity to develop communication and create a bridge for smooth planning between agencies that will partner together in the event of a public health emergency. (Official DOD photo by Tamara Cario)
FORT EUSTIS -- Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, commander, Army North visited Joint Task Force Civil Support Sept. 8, 2016. 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)
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - A Soldier with the 172nd Hazard Response Company from Fort Riley, Kansas examines a simulated injury Aug. 25, 2016 at Fort Hood, Texas during Exercise Sudden Response 16. The weeklong exercise was a key training event for the 172nd HR Co. and various other units within Joint Task Force Civil Support, a rapidly deployable force of more than 5,000 service members from across the country who are specially trained and equipped to provide life-saving assistance in the event of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disasters in the U.S. During the exercise, the Soldiers had to decontaminate and medically treat 200 civilian role players who acted as survivors of a nuclear attack. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Soldiers with the 172nd Hazard Response Company from Fort Riley, Kansas, run a decontamination site Aug. 25, 2016 at Fort Hood, Texas during Exercise Sudden Response 16. The weeklong exercise was a key training event for the 172nd HR Co. and various other units within Joint Task Force Civil Support, a rapidly deployable force of more than 5,000 service members from across the country who are specially trained and equipped to provide life-saving assistance in the event of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disasters in the U.S. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Soldiers with the 172nd Hazard Response Company from Fort Riley, Kansas carry a patient to a decontamination site Aug. 25, 2016 at Fort Hood, Texas during Exercise Sudden Response 16. The weeklong exercise was a key training event for the 172nd HR Co. and various other units within Joint Task Force Civil Support, a rapidly deployable force of more than 5,000 service members from across the country who are specially trained and equipped to provide life-saving assistance in the event of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disasters in the U.S. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Soldiers with the 172nd Hazard Response Company from Fort Riley, Kansas prepare for a decontamination training exercise August 25, 2016 at Fort Hood, Texas during Sudden Response 16, a weeklong training event for various units within Joint Task Force Civil Support, a rapidly deployable force of more than 5,000 service members from across the country who are specially trained and equipped to provide life-saving assistance in the event of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disasters in the U.S. The training exercise included 200 civilian role players who acted as injured survivors of a nuclear blast. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Soldiers with the 172nd Hazard Response Company from Fort Riley, Kansas, run a decontamination site Aug. 25, 2016 at Fort Hood, Texas during Exercise Sudden Response 16. The weeklong exercise was a key training event for the 172nd HR Co. and various other units within Joint Task Force Civil Support, a rapidly deployable force of more than 5,000 service members from across the country who are specially trained and equipped to provide life-saving assistance in the event of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disasters in the U.S. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 13th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd)
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Soldiers with the 172nd Hazard Response Company from Fort Riley, Kansas, run a decontamination site Aug. 25, 2016 at Fort Hood, Texas during Exercise Sudden Response 16. The weeklong exercise was a key training event for the 172nd HR Co. and various other units within Joint Task Force Civil Support, a rapidly deployable force of more than 5,000 service members from across the country who are specially trained and equipped to provide life-saving assistance in the event of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disasters in the U.S. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support operate inside the Tactical Command Post during SUDDEN RESPONSE 16-2 Aug. 24, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plansand prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T.Liston)
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support set up the Tactical Command Post during SUDDEN RESPONSE 16-2 Aug. 24, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear responseoperations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T.Liston)
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Casey Becker, surgeon general staff, Joint Task Force Civil Support helps set up the Tactical Command Post during SUDDEN RESPONSE 16-2 Aug. 24, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical,biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photoby Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Virginia--U.S. Navy Logistics Specialist 1st Class S. Laquita Brooks accepts the Military Citizen of the Year Award for the Navy for the Virginia Peninsula in Newport News, Virginia August 18, 2016. (Official DOD photo by Tamara Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Virginia--The Defense CBRN Response Force units commanders gather together for several days of briefing at JTF-CS to improve strategies and strengthen communications in support of the mission. 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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Joint Enabling Capabilities Command Mission Readiness Exercise
The Joint Enabling Capabilities Command hosted a Mission Readiness Exercise at Norfolk Naval Base Sept. 19, 2016. The exercise brought together three different planning teams to work through the command and control, authority and logistics of a notional scenario to provide the mission partners multiple courses of action with well-thought out avenues to utilize if a real-world response were required. …

New Army North commander makes first stop JTF-CS
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, newly in command of U.S. Army North, used one of his earliest get-acquainted opportunities to visit Joint Task Force Civil Support recently and share his thoughts about the way forward and to receive the unit’s Semi-Annual Training Brief (SATB) …

Joint task force trains to save lives during disaster exercise
Service members with Joint Task Force Civil Support honed their disaster response skills during realistic decontamination training Aug. 25, as part of Exercise Sudden Response 16 at Fort Hood, Texas. …

JTF-CS Sailor Receives Military Citizen of the Year Award
U.S. Navy Logistics Specialist 1st Class S. Laquita Brooks was awarded the Military Citizen of the Year for the Navy for the Virginia Peninsula in Newport News, Virginia August 18, 2016…

Joint Task Force Civil Support Welcomes New Commanding General
Joint Task Force Civil Support welcomed its new commanding general, Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Gallant, during a change of command ceremony at Seay Plaza, on Fort Eustis, July 29…

CBRN Response: Joint Task Force hosts DCRFs commanders
More than 80 commanders and staff members representing several units from across the United States gathered Feb. 9-11, 2016 to discuss and synchronize their role as responders following a complex catastrophe…

Moment’s notice: JTF-CS deploys for readiness exercise
Members of Joint Task Force-Civil Support setup a screen for the operations center at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia Oct. 7, 2015. The unit conducted a deployment readiness exercise, Oct. 6-8, 2015, to test the unit’s ability to quickly deploy and set up a fully functional operations center in the event of a crisis. …

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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