FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support speaks with Paul D. Patrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, Readiness, Training and Mobilization here March 27, 2015. Patrick attended a briefing which offered discussion on the topics of mobilization involving reserve component authorities, mobilization exercises and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training. 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. – Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support pauses before continuing a tour with Paul D. Patrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, Readiness, Training and Mobilization here March 27, 2015. Patrick attended a briefing which offered discussion on the topics of mobilization involving reserve component authorities, mobilization exercises and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training. 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. – Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, describes the lay out of the emergency response vehicles while touring the mobility center with Paul D. Patrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, Readiness, Training and Mobilization here March 27, 2015. Patrick’s visit was for an overall understanding of JTF-CS operations. Patrick attended a briefing which offered discussion on the topics of mobilization involving reserve component authorities, mobilization exercises and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training. JTF-CS anticipates plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD Tech. Sgt. Gwendolyn Blakley)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support describes the JTF-CS operations dashboard to Paul D. Patrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, Readiness, Training and Mobilization here March 27, 2015. Patrick’s visit was for an overall understanding of JTF-CS operations. Patrick attended a briefing which offered discussion on the topics of mobilization involving reserve component authorities, mobilization exercises and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training. JTF-CS anticipates plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD Tech. Sgt. Gwendolyn Blakley)
FORT POLK, La. -- Members of the 63rd Chemical company prepare to transfer a patient during a simulated decontamination evolution at a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 18, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- Members of the 63rd Chemical Company prepare to notionally decontaminate a patient during a simulated decontamination evolution at a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 18, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- A member of the 63rd Chemical Company prepares to notionally decontaminate a patient during a simulated decontamination evolution at a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 18, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- Army Spc. Ellen Queen, combat medic, 602nd Area Support Medical Company, takes a patient's temperature during a simulated decontamination evolution at a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 18, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, speaks with Army Maj. Jason Buursma, operations officer , 20th Engineering Brigade during a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 17, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- Members of the 20th Engineering Brigade work inside a Joint Operations Center during a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 17, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- A convoy consisting of members from the 92nd Task Force arrive at the Hazardous Material control zone during a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 17, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- A Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck assigned to the 92nd Task Force arrives at the Hazardous Material control zone during a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 17, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects of response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support work in the Joint Operations Center during a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 14, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects or response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- Marine Staff Sgt. Matthew Brookshire, Joint Operations Center, noncommissioned officer in charge, Joint Task Force Civil Support reviews the exercise schedule in the JOC during a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 14, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects or response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- Army Lt. Col. Michael Bonura, incident analysis and protection chief, Joint Task Force Civil Support, looks at the common operating picture in the Joint Operations Center during a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 14, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects or response during real-world contingencies. 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 POLK, La. -- Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, speaks with Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 18th Airborne Corps, during a mission brief for a Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here March 15, 2015. The JRTC exercise allows JTF-CS members to evaluate various aspects or response during real-world contingencies. 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. –-- Navy Chief Petty Officer, David Yee, intelligence noncommissioned officer in charge, Joint Task Force Civil Support, shakes hand with Navy Capt. Craig Wilson, director of plans and policy, JTF-CS, during a reenlistment ceremony here March 9, 2015. Yee reenlisted at JTF-CS for his final two years of service. 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. –-- Navy Chief Petty Officer David Yee, intelligence noncommissioned officer in charge, Joint Task Force Civil Support, cites the oath of enlistment with Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer John Riggle, planning noncommissioned officer in charge, JTF-CS here March 9, 2015. Yee reenlisted at JTF-CS for his final two years of service. 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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JLOTS Exercise

    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.