FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band play Christmas music to Joint Task Force Civil Support service members during their visit here Dec. 17. The TRADOC Band visited different units around Fort Eustis to spread holiday cheer. The TRADOC Band's mission is to provide music for their headquarters and fostering service member and family morale. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Miller)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, presents a Letter of Commendation to Army Staff Sgt. Markeith Merritt, JTF-CS human resources noncommissioned officer, during an awards ceremony here Dec. 11, 2014. Merritt received the letter for being selected as the enlisted service member of the quarter for the fourth quarter of 2014. JTF-CS routinely recognizes members for their devotion to duty and their contribution to mission success. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, presents a Letter of Commendation to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brent Childs, JTF-CS operations specialist, during an awards ceremony here Dec. 11, 2014. Childs received the letter for his hard work and dedication during the command post exercise Sudden Response 15. JTF-CS routinely recognizes members for their devotion to duty and their contribution to mission success. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, presents a command coin to Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Brashares, JTF-CS information systems technician, during an awards ceremony here Dec. 11, 2014. Brashares received the coin for his hard work and dedication during the command post exercise Sudden Response 15. JTF-CS routinely recognizes members for their devotion to duty and their contribution to mission success. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, presents a Letter of Commendation to Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Helen Searcy, JTF-CS public affairs noncommissioned officer in charge, during an awards ceremony here Dec. 11, 2014. Searcy received the letter for her hard work and dedication during the command post exercise Sudden Response 15. JTF-CS routinely recognizes members for their devotion to duty and their contribution to mission success. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William Roy, Joint Task Force Civil Support commander, and Army Capt. Victor Santana, JTF-CS future operations planner, cut the cake during the 378th National Guard birthday celebration here Dec. 11, 2014. The National Guard was created by the members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 to defend the earliest American community. Originally a militia group made up of all able-bodied colonists over the age of 16, the National Guard in its current form wasn’t created until 1916. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Exercise participants join forces during the night shift for the 24 operations command post exercise Sudden Response 15 here Dec.6, 2014. SR-15 tests Joint Task Force Civil Support's procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sergeant Gwendolyn Blakley)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Army Staff Sgt. Luz Salazar, and Army Specialist Aaron Sheets, both from 100th Engineer Company, review a map of a simulated hazard area in Houston during the night shift for the command post exercise Sudden Response 15 here Dec.6, 2014. SR-15 tests Joint Task Force Civil Support's procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sergeant Gwendolyn Blakley)
FORT EUSTIS, Va., - Jerold Hoessly, Army First Lt. Jazmine Torence, and Zac Klecha, provide simulator support during the night shift for the command post exercise Sudden Response 15 here Dec.6, 2014. SR-15 tests Joint Task Force Civil Support's procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sergeant Gwendolyn Blakley)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Col. Michael Houston (right), Joint Task Force Civil support operations director, briefs the joint operations center during a command post exercise Sudden Response shift change brief here Dec. 7. “I believe the JTF-CS is capable of effectively providing mission command to two significant near-simultaneous chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear events within the United States,” said Houston. “Our Task Force is highly flexible and adaptable, and capable of providing mission command of Department of Defense forces in support of civil authority with very little notice.” Sudden Response 15 tests JTF-CS’ procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Army Lt. Col. Jennifer Howe, Joint Task Force Civil Support protection cell officer in charge, discusses security measures for command post exercise Sudden Response 15 during a force protection working group meeting here Dec. 7. Sudden Response 15 tests JTF-CS’ procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales)
FORT EUSTIS, Va.-- Members of the joint planning group collaborate together during the command post exercise Sudden Response 15 here Dec. 6, 2014, to develop Joint Task Force Civil Support’s rescue and recovery efforts in Houston, after a simulated nuclear device detonated two days earlier. Sudden Response 15 tests JTF-CS’ procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales)
FORT EUSTIS, Va.-- Army 2nd Lt. Seth Heeter, a plans officer with the 1st Medical Brigade, prepares a presentation for the commander of Task Force Medical during Sudden Response 15 exercise here Dec.5, 2014. Joint Force Civil Support is the headquarters element for TF Med, who assigns medical assets to the simulated nuclear explosion that notionally occurred at Houston Dec. 4. SR 15 tests JTF-CS’ procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by Army Sgt. Kevin Kim)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Marine Corps Col. David Olszowy, Joint Task Force Civil Support deputy commander, checks the file management system of the aerial port of debarkation team during the command post exercise Sudden Response 15 here Dec. 5. Sudden Response 15 tests JTF-CS’ procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Marine Corps Col. David Olszowy, Joint Task Force Civil Support deputy commander, inspects the cargo net system of JTF-CS vehicles during the command post exercise Sudden Response 15 here Dec. 5. Sudden Response 15 tests JTF-CS’ procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Exercise participants join forces during the kickoff of Exercise Sudden Response here Dec. 4 2014. Sudden Response 15 tests Joint Task Force Civil Support's procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/Released)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James Martinez, current operations specialist at Joint Task Force Civil Support, and Army Sgt. Diego Smith, administrative specialist, JTF-CS, assemble a screen to be used during Exercise Sudden Response here Dec. 4 2014. Sudden Response 15 tests Joint Task Force Civil Support's procedures and collaborative efforts in response to the initial phases of a simulated man-made or natural disaster. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological and nuclear defense support to civil authorities response operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/Released)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Navy Capt. Craig Wilson Joint Task Force Civil Support director of plans and policy, presents a frocking letter to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Rodriguez, JTF-CS security specialist, during a frocking ceremony here Dec. 3. Frocking is a military term for a non-commissioned officer selected for promotion being able to wear the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Dietrick)
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    Joint Task Force Civil Support anticipates, plans, and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response operations. When directed, JTF-CS deploys within twenty-four hours of notification to command and control DOD forces in support of civil authority response operations in order to save lives, prevent further injury, and provide temporary critical support to enable community recovery.