FORT EUSTIS, Va - A group of 13 Joint Task Force Civil Support CBRN planners gathered with a visiting subject matter expert to learn the latest in biological technology and its threats during a discussion here Dec. 2 (Official DOD Photo by Marine Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman)
FORT EUSTIS, Va - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support were on hand Nov. 14-18, 2016 to observe the Vigilant Guard 17 exercise held at various locations throughout Nevada and California. VG-17 is designed to train responders in all facets of emergency management, including the unknown. (Official DOD photo by JTF-CS Staff)
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – MG Richard Gallant discusses results of the Nov 15-17 MTT Conference with Army Command Sgt Maj Mateo Alba, left, and Army COL Teresa Duquette-Frame, both of 62nd Medical Brigade (Task Force Medical). Gallant sent a 30-person Joint Task Force Mobile Training Team (MTT) to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to conduct an introduction to response operations conference for more than 100 Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF) commanders and their support staffs. (Official DOD photo by Dr. Michael Brown)
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - A Defense Coordinating Element (DCE) panel shares information on how the responding forces would support civil authorities during an incident during the three-day Mobile Training Team (MTT) Conference Feb. 17 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Panel members are, from left, Deputy Chief Ronald Mondragon, Seattle Fire Department; Army 2nd Lt Dustin McCormick, Medical Operations Officer, 10th Civil Support Team Weapons of Mass Destruction; Chris Utzinger, Response Section Manager, Washington Military Department of Emergency Management Division; Marybeth O'Leary, team lead for FEMA Region 10 Interagency Management Assistant Team; Daniel Frazee, FEMA Emergency Services Branch Director; David Boughton, DSCA Operations/Plans Officer, Defense Coordinating Element; and Army Col Duke Davis, Defense Coordinating Officer, Region 10. (Official DOD photo by Dr. Michael Brown)
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Army Major Matthew Camel, JTF-CS CBRN planner, briefs Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) operations and employment details to more than 100 commanders and support staff members as part of the Joint Task Force Mobile Training Team (MTT) meeting Nov. 15 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (Official DOD Photo by Dr. Michael Brown)
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Army Major Matthew Camel, JTF-CS CBRN planner, briefs Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) operations and employment details to more than 100 commanders and support staff members as part of the Joint Task Force Mobile Training Team (MTT) meeting Nov. 15 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (Official DOD Photo by Dr. Michael Brown)
Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Russell, a loadmaster with the 315th Airlift Wing, directs the driver into the Boeing C-17 Globermaster III at Joint Base Langley-Eustis Nov. 2, 2016. Loading the vehicles on to the C-17 is part of a deployment readiness exercise held by Joint Task Force Civil Support. If practice makes perfect, then JTF-CS is ready to be called up with the right force, right response, and right expertise. (Official DOD photo by Ms. Tammy Cario)
The inside of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is filled to capacity from Joint Task Force Civil Support vehicles at Joint Base Langley-Eustis while conducting a deployment readiness exercise Nov. 2, 2016. If practice makes perfect, then JTF-CS is ready to be called up with the right force, right response, and right expertise. (Official DOD photo by Ms. Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in a chili cook-off here Oct. 27, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by Air Force Maj. Jennifer Fyffe)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in a chili cook-off here Oct. 27, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by JTF-CS Public Affairs Staff)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Members of Joint Task Force Civil Support participate in a chili cook-off here Oct. 27, 2016. JTF-CS anticipates plans and prepares for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations. (Official DOD photo by JTF-CS Public Affairs Staff)
FORT EUSTIS Va. -- Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) conducted a Deployment Readiness Exercise (DRE) here October 24, 2016. The DRE gave JTF-CS the opportunity to improve deployment and processing procedures (Official DOD photo by Mr. Bill Solar)
FORT EUSTIS Va. -- Several family members of Joint Task Force Civil Support personnel train to lead a Key Spouses Group October 13, 2016. According to the US Air Force Services website, the Key Spouse program is an official unit and family program designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of community. (Official DOD photo by JTF-CS Public Affairs Staff)
FORT EUSTIS Va. - Members of JTF-CS cut the Navy birthday cake at a ceremony held October 14, 2016. JTF-CS celebrated the Navy's 241st birthday with a ceremony that included cake cutting by the oldest and youngest Sailors and the traditional bell ringing ceremony. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS Va. - Navy members of JTF-CS gather together to celebrate the Navy's birthday. JTF-CS celebrated the Navy's 241st birthday with a ceremony that included cake cutting by the oldest and youngest Sailors and the traditional bell ringing ceremony. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
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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