Welcome to Joint Task Force Civil Support
If you are part of a Reserve Component with assignment orders to JTF-CS,
please click here for more information:
Joint Task Force Civil Support, located at Fort Eustis, is at the heart of Hampton
Roads and offers something for everyone. Hampton Roads (a 400 year old term given to
the area's central waterways) is now a metropolitan area comprised of seven cities with a
total population of more than 1 million people. Fort Eustis lies about 70 miles south of
Richmond; to the north are Washington, D.C. (165 miles), Baltimore (190 miles) and New York
City (310 miles). Fort Eustis was originally designed to in colonial times as Mulberry
Island. On March 7,1918, the Army bought Mulberry Island and the surrounding acreage for
$538,000 in response to World War I. Camp Abraham Eustis was established as a coast
artillery replacement center for Fort Monroe and a balloon observation school. It was named
for Brevet Brigadier General Abraham Eustis, the first commanding officer of Fort Monroe.
It became Fort Eustis and a permanent military installation in 1923. In 1946, Fort Eustis
became home to the newly-formed Transportation School which moved here from New Orleans.
Training in rail, marine, amphibious operations and other modes of transportation was
consolidated at Fort Eustis.
The information provided here will hopefully make your transition to Hampton Roads as smooth as
We recommend that you begin your in-processing planning by first contacting the JTF-CS
personnel section at 757-501-7605/7604. They can familiarize you with our in-processing
requirements and answer most of your questions.
If you are looking for some information about Fort Eustis, visit the Fort Eustis website
and click on the About Fort Eustis (hyperlink to here:
http://www.eustis.army.mil/sites/about/history.asp) button. The
Newcomers button is also a source of good-to-know information. All the military services
are well-represented in the Hampton Roads area and have excellent websites to help
familiarize newly arriving personnel.
Each of the sites in the right column of this page contain information regarding:
- Family Support
- Medical Services/TRICARE
Phone and DSN Instructions: JTF-CS' DSN prefix is 501; the area code is 757.
For directions to Fort Eustis, click here.