Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bruce Lawlor, a former commander with JTF-CS and Army Maj. Gen. Richard Gallant, the current commander at JTF-CS, cut the cake during an event to celebrate JTF-CS's 18th birthday. Stood up in Oct. 1999, JTF-CS was established to develop the expertise and maintain the focus on the mission of providing command and control to domestic CBRN response missions. (Official DOD Photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
IT1 Angelica Mathis, an information systems technician with JTF-CS, works in the emergency response vehicle during a communications exercise (COMMEX) at Fort Eustis, Oct. 4, 2017. A COMMEX tests the early entry command post's ability to respond during a CBRN crisis. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo MC2 Benjamin Liston)
JTF-CS team members work together to build a tent during a communications exercise (COMMEX) at Fort Eustis, Oct. 4, 2017. A COMMEX tests the early entry command post's ability to respond during a CBRN crisis. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo MC2 Benjamin Liston)
JTF-CS anticipates, plans and integrates CBRN operations. They provide command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
Current and prior service members of the Air Force gathered to celebrate the 70th birthday of the youngest branch of the DOD Sep. 18, 2017. Active duty, Reserve and Guard Air Force members were represented in the crowd as JTF-CS honored the day the Army Air Forces became an independent branch known as the U.S. Air Force. The theme this year is Breaking Barriers, a point underscored with the remembrance of many firsts, such as 24 year old Capt. Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in 1947 or Maj. Gen. Jeanne M. Holm becoming the first female general officer in the Air Force in 1971. For more on Air Force heroes breaking barriers, visit http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/.
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - A JTF-CS member leads discussions during a table top exercise with members from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. From left to right are: MD Jerry Mothershead, an emergency medicine physician advisor; PhD Terence Hill, a senior microbiologist, Mr. Brooks Price from the JTF-CS CBRN equipment technician, Army Lt Col Michael Bonura, a CBRN subject matter expert and Mr. Dennis Yatras a systems engineer. (Official DOD photo by Lt. Col. Karen Roganov)
FORT EUSTIS, VA. - Dave Feser, future plans and effects chief, Joint Task Force Civil Support, speaks during the JTF-CS Mission Planning Conference Aug. 22, 2017. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo MC2 Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, VA. - Maj. Gen. Richard J. Gallant, commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, speaks during a mission planning conference Aug. 24, 2017. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo MC2 Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, VA. - Army Lt. Col. Indira Donegan, commander, 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion and one of our great contractors, Ken Barber, communication specialist, Joint Task Force Civil Support, converse during a mission planning conference Aug. 24, 2017. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo MC2 Benjamin Liston)
Members of the Defense CBRN Response Force attend a mission planning conference at Joint Task Force Civil Support at Fort Eustis, Va. The purpose of the conference is to promote discussion on the unity of response within the CBRN response enterprise. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo MC2 Benjamin Liston)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- A Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) convoy departs for Camp Dawson, West Virginia, to begin no-notice Deployment Readiness Exercise (DRE) designed to test the unit's ability to respond to a catastrophic incident. The multi-day event simulated a response to a nuclear detonation in downtown Pittsburgh. (Official DOD photo by Tammy Cario)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Chief Damage Controlman Benjamin Allen, CBRN analyst, Joint Task force Civil Support grills during the JTF-CS Family Day picnic, July 21, 2017. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
FORT EUSTIS, Va, -- Operations Specialist 1st Class LaMArt Davis and his child drive a go-kart during the JTF-CS Family Day Picnic, July 21, 2017. JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo by MC2 Benjamin Liston/RELEASED)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Air Force Master Sgt. Seneca Linder, (right) J-6 RF Section Chief here, participates in a training event titled The Motivationally Intelligent Leader led by Dr. Michael Brown on June 30. (Official DOD photo by Photo by Lt Col Roganov)
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Mr. David Feser, Senior Policy and Doctrine Analyst, Plans and Policy Directorate, relays to the room of attendees at the training what he observed with the interaction in one of the three break-out groups. (Official DOD photo by Photo by Lt Col Roganov)
Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Harold L. Hutchison (left) and Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson (Right) tours the capabilities of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), June 22, 2017, Fort Eustis VA. JTF-CS anticipates plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations. Robinson is the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. (Official DOD Photo by Sergeant Alexander Quiles/RELEASED)
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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