FORT EUSTIS, Va. —- Navy Cmdr. Brian S. Knowles, director of current operations at Joint Task Force Civil Support, shows his kids how to hold the putt during a game of mini golf at the command’s annual family day picnic here June 26, 2015. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth B. Miller)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. —- Joint Task Force Civil Support member’s children race around go-kart track at the command’s annual family day picnic here June 26, 2015. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Lt. Col. Beth B. Miller)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. —- Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kenya R. Fallin, logistics specialist at Joint Task Force Civil Support, pauses from enjoying her meal with her kids at the command’s annual family day picnic here June 26, 2015. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Gunnery Sgt. Helen M. Searcy)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. —- Army Maj. John Burns, current operations battle captain, Joint Task Force Civil Support, pauses for a photo with Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander of JTF-CS, before enjoying his plate of food at the command’s annual family day picnic here June 26, 2015. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Gunnery Sgt. Helen M. Searcy)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –- Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support presents the Defense Meritorious Service Medal to Army Lt. Col. Israel Romero, chief, future operations, JTF-CS, here June 19, 2015. Romero received the award for demonstrating exceptional leadership, extreme professionalism, knowledge and resourcefulness while leading the future operations working group. 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 presents a commander’s coin to Army Maj. Lindsey Hodgkins, deputy commander, 34th Civil Support Team, here June 19, 2015.Hodgkins received the coin for demonstrating exceptional knowledge and understanding of the 34th CST mission and training JTF-CS personnel. 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 Staff Sgt. Natasha Stephens, survey team chief, 34th Civil Support Team, trains Joint Task Force Civil Support personnel here June 19, 2015. Stephens explained various personal protective equipment measures used during the 34 CST 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)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –- Joint Task Force Civil Support personnel listen to Army Staff Sgt. Natasha Stephens, survey team chief, 34th Civil Support Team, here June 19, 2015 . Stephens explained various personal protective equipment measures used during the 34 CST 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)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. –- Army Staff Sgt. Natasha Stephens, survey team chief, 34th Civil Support Team, trains Joint Task Force Civil Support personnel here June 19, 2015. Stephens explained various personal protective equipment measures used during the 34 CST 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)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Army Maj. Gen. William F. Roy, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, pauses for a photo with mebers of the 34th Civil Support Team here June 19, 2015. The 34th CST's visit was part of professional development training for JTF-CS personnel. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Army Maj. Jason P. Roth)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Army Lt. Col. Scott Grammer, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear response officer, Joint Task Force Civil Support, prepares a passenger van for a joint inspection evolution here June 12, 2015. The inspection analyzes JTF-CS’ mobile capabilities and features prior to an exercise or real-world event. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN 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 presents a certificate of service to David Terry, deputy director of logistics, JTF-CS here June 12, 2015. Terry received the certificate as recognition for 10 years of service to the government of the United States of America. 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 presents the Joint Civilian Service Achievement award to Michael Giles, medical logistics officer, JTF-CS here June 12, 2015. Giles received the award in recognition of his efforts to establish the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force’s Class VIII requirement. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN 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 presents a letter of appreciation to Army Lt. Col. Thelonious Mclean-Burrell, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear response officer, JTF-CS here June 12, 2015. Mclean-Burrell received the letter for his exceptional performance during JTF-CS’ exercise VIBRANT RESPONSE 15. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN 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 presents the Joint Service Commendation Medal to Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Johnson, superintendent of readiness, JTF-CS here June 12, 2015. Johnson received the award for his service as the readiness noncommissioned officer from June 2012 to May 2015 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 presents the Defense Meritorious Service Medal to Navy Cmdr. Daniel Bense, secretary of the joint staff, JTF-CS here June 12, 2015. Bense received the award for developing and solidifying JTF-CS’ strategic engagement with U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Army North. 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 presents the Defense Meritorious Service Medal to Army Lt. Col. Randy Cote, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear response planner, JTF-CS here June 12, 2015. Cote Received the award for establishing the interagency planning cell and synchronizing planning efforts with Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, along with Region 3 civilian emergency response leadership. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN 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 presents the Defense Superior Service Medal to Army Col. Steven Scweichler, director of logistics and engineering, JTF-CS here June 12, 2015. Schweichler received the award for vastly improving the deployment capability of the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force. JTF-CS anticipates, plans and prepares for CBRN response operations. (Official DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston)
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JLOTS Exercise

    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