U.S. Marine Major Joseph Buffamante tests the deployed network in the joint operations center during a deployment readiness exercise March 29, 2017 at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Joint Task Force Civil Support tested its ability to rapidly deploy, set up and operate a forward command post. 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 Tammy Cario, PAO)
Mr. Tony Kelly and Petty Officer First Class Jean Isidore unload equipment during a deployment readiness exercise March 29, 2017 at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Joint Task Force Civil Support tested its ability to rapidly deploy, set up and operate a forward command post. 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 Tammy Cario)
The Joint Logistics Operations Center personnel discuss various equipment and procedures during a deployment readiness exercise March 29, 2017 at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Joint Task Force Civil Support tested its ability to rapidly deploy, set up and operate a forward command post. 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 Marine Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman)
FORT EUSTIS, Va - Spc. Matthew Grant, a combat engineer with the 22nd Engineer Clearance Company, trains for certification in urban search and rescue in Ocala, Florida with Florida State Fire College. This certification is in preparation for the 22nd to assume the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force (DCRF) mission with Joint Task Civil Force Support June 1. (Photos courtesy the 22nd Engineer Clearance Company)
FORT EUSTIS, Va - Soldiers in the 22nd Engineer Clearance Company train for certification in urban search and rescue in Ocala, Florida with Florida State Fire College. This certification is in preparation for the 22nd to assume the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force (DCRF) mission with Joint Task Force Civil Support June 1. (Photos courtesy the 22nd Engineer Clearance Company)
Erin Morgan, human resource program advisor with Joint Task Force Civil Support, accepts the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Annual Category One Civilian of the Year award for 2016 from General Lori Robinson, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and USNORTHCOM and Chief Master Sgt. Harold Hutchison, NORAD and US NORTHCOM's Command Senior Enlisted Leader. Morgan won the award against 11 other organizations who submitted nomination packages. (Official DOD photo by NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Tito Hernandez, FEMA's team leader for Region 2 East, speaks during the DCRF Commander's Workshop held May 7-9 at the Jacobs conference Center, Ft. Eustis. The workshop was a three-day event to bring JTF-CS staff and DCRF members together to collaborate and plan for their upcoming mission. (Official DOD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Army Maj. Lance Westbrook, future operations chief, Joint Task Force Civil Support, speaks to members of the Defense CBRN Response Force during a commander's workshop at Ft. Eustis, March 8, 2017. The workshop was a three-day event that helped JTF-CS staff and DCRF members collaborate and plan for their upcoming mission. (Official DOD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support and members of the Defense CBRN Response Force converse during a commander's workshop at Ft. Eustis, March 8, 2017. The workshop was a three-day event that helped JTF-CS staff and DCRF members collaborate and plan for their upcoming mission. (Official DOD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Army Maj. Lance Westbrook, future operations chief, Joint Task Force Civil Support, speaks to members of the Defense CBRN Response Force during a commander's workshop at Ft. Eustis, March 8, 2017. The workshop was a three-day event that helped JTF-CS staff and DCRF members collaborate and plan for their upcoming mission. (Official DOD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
Tammy Cario is a public affairs specialist with Joint Task Civil Support. Bayonet Focus was her first experience behind the scenes as a Request for Information Manager with the unit. (Official DOD photo by by JTF-CS Public Affairs Staff)
Hans Lageschulte is the exercise program manager with Joint Task Force Civil Support. “I'm responsible for scenario products,” Hans said. With 10 years’ experience at JTF-CS, he knows what JTF-CS needs and how to bring those things to the forefront in an exercise. (Official DOD photo by by JTF-CS Public Affairs Staff)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Neykia Declouet, a mortuary affairs specialist with Joint Task Force Civil Support, poses for a publicity photo shortly after receiving her OCB Pro Card. She recently earned the Organization of Competitive Bodies (OCB) Pro Card, earning the title professional bodybuilder and competitor. Declouet competed three times and received her status as a professional after her fourth competition. “If I’ve gained anything outside of the physical realm of this journey, I’ve gained a level of internal peace and confidence that shows in both my personal life and my work life at JTF-CS,” said Declouet. (Photo by Kelly Marderosian)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) meets to discuss the day's events at Exercise Vigilant Crossroads, Jan. 12, 2016 at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Vigilant Crossroads is an exercise to train the incoming brigades for their new mission as the Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF). Dubbed the white cell, 15 members of JTF-CS help to oversee the specific scenarios given to the exercise players. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Bryson Tumbaga, interagency analyst, Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), discusses plans for the day's events at Exercise Vigilant Crossroads, Jan. 12, 2016 at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Vigilant Crossroads is an exercise to train the incoming brigades for their new mission as the Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF). Dubbed the white cell, 15 members of JTF-CS help to oversee the specific scenarios given to the exercise players. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Joint Task Force Civil Support members share a lighter moment while exchanging viewpoints and stories during a training session titled Language in the Workplace, held Dec. 16, 2016. The training, a commander's priority, was designed to uphold a work environment where each individual has infinite dignity and worth. (Official DOD Photo by Petty Officer Vincent Smith)
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Deployment Readiness Exercise
The Joint Logistics Operations Center personnel discuss various equipment and procedures during a deployment readiness exercise March 29, 2017 at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Joint Task Force Civil Support tested its ability to rapidly deploy, set up and operate a forward command post. JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and prepares for Chemical, Biological, Radiological …

Engineer Company certifies in search and rescue to take on new mission
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Day 3: Partnering for with FEMA for Preparedness
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Day 2: Rehearsal of Concept Drill
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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