FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- A Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) convoy departs for Camp Dawson, West Virginia, to begin no-notice Deployment Readiness Exercise (DRE) designed to test the unit's ability to respond to a catastrophic incident. The multi-day event simulated a response to a nuclear detonation in downtown Pittsburgh. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Chief Damage Controlman Benjamin Allen, CBRN analyst, Joint Task force Civil Support grills during the JTF-CS Family Day picnic, July 21, 2017. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
FORT EUSTIS, Va, -- Operations Specialist 1st Class LaMArt Davis and his child drive a go-kart during the JTF-CS Family Day Picnic, July 21, 2017. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Air Force Master Sgt. Seneca Linder, (right) J-6 RF Section Chief here, participates in a training event titled The Motivationally Intelligent Leader led by Dr. Michael Brown on June 30. (Official DOD photo by Photo by Lt Col Roganov)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Mr. David Feser, Senior Policy and Doctrine Analyst, Plans and Policy Directorate, relays to the room of attendees at the training what he observed with the interaction in one of the three break-out groups. (Official DOD photo by Photo by Lt Col Roganov)
Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Harold L. Hutchison (left) and Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (Right) tours the capabilities of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), June 22, 2017, Fort Eustis VA. JTF-CS anticipates plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations. Robinson is the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo by Sergeant Alexander Quiles/RELEASED)
Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Gallant (left) and Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (Right) tours the capabilities of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), June 22, 2017, Fort Eustis VA. JTF-CS anticipates plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations. Robinson is the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo by Sergeant Alexander Quiles/RELEASED)
Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Gallant (left) and Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (Right) tours the capabilities of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), June 22, 2017, Fort Eustis VA. JTF-CS anticipates plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations. Robinson is the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (Right) tours the capabilities of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), June 22, 2017, Fort Eustis VA. JTF-CS anticipates plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations. Robinson is the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support stand in ranks prior to the Army Birthday Fun Run June 14, 2017. The Army is celebrating its 242nd birthday. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in the Army Birthday Fun Run June 14, 2017. The Army is celebrating its 242nd birthday. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in the Army Birthday Fun Run June 14, 2017. The Army is celebrating its 242nd birthday. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in a bass fishing tournament June 2, 2017. 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 Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in a bass fishing tournament June 2, 2017. 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 Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Air Force Master Sgt. Seneca Linder, joint command communications center noncommissioned officer in charge, Joint Task Force Civil Support, participates in command physical training may, 12, 2017. JTF-CS has begun a commander's PT program that brings all the branches together for group PT and cardio-based games. Each month, a different branch is in charge of the program to expose the services to varying styles of fitness. (Official DOD photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Antonio Pressley, a planner with JTF-CS, performs physical fitness as a part of group PT May 12, 2017. JTF-CS has begun a commander's PT program that brings all the branches together for group PT and cardio-based games. Each month, a different branch is in charge of the program to expose the services to varying styles of fitness. (Official DOD photo by US Navy MC2 Benjamin Liston)
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JTF-CS Conducts No-Notice Deployment Exercise to West Virginia
Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) traveled to Camp Dawson, West Virginia, in a no-notice Deployment Readiness Exercise (DRE) designed to test its ability to respond to a catastrophic incident…

JTF-CS hosts Family Day Picnic
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NORTHCOM Commander Visits JTF-CS
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NORAD-NORTHCOM senior enlisted leader visits JTF-CS
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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