May 23 Fort Eustis-based task force plans for, tests response to worst case scenario homeland disaster
When disasters occur, life can become chaotic, even tragic. As communities recover, local, state and federal responders are often called to
help save lives and enable recovery
May 10 Israeli Defense Force visits JTF-CS, reinforces partnership
Leaders from the Israeli Defense Force Homefront Command visited Joint Task Force Civil Support May 7, to learn how the unit oversees military responders in the U.S. if ordered
to respond to a catastrophic CBRN incident.
Apr 29 MEDIA ADVISORY: Joint Task Force Civil Support to Participate in Joint Readiness Exercise “Sudden Response”
Joint Task Force Civil Support will test the ability to deploy and redeploy from a Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear incident during a command post exercise May 20 – 24
Apr 19 JTF-CS conducts deployment readiness exercise, tests contingency command post
Joint Task Force Civil Support conducted a deployment readiness exercise April 15-19, 2013, to test the unit’s ability to deploy on short notice to anywhere in the U.S.
Mar 19 General: domestic “complex catastrophe” response contingent on training across federal, state, local agencies
The federal government’s ability to effectively respond to a catastrophic disaster in the U.S. has progressed “light years” since 2005’s federal response to Hurricane
Katrina, according to a Hampton Roads-based homeland response expert.
Mar 11 JTF-CS hosts 100-plus federal, state homeland response leaders at “complex catastrophe” exercise
More than 100 military leaders and emergency response representatives from across the U.S. met March 5-7 here
Mar 7 DTRA: Social behavior modeling system can help response planning before catastrophe strikes
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency introduced a social behavior modeling system that may make Joint Task Force Civil Support’s response to a natural or man-made disaster
Feb 12 Joint Task Force Civil Support tests deployment readiness ahead of Presidential State of the Union
Joint Task Force Civil Support conducted a deployment readiness exercise (DRE) Feb. 11 to ensure the unit’s preparedness to support
the Presidential State of the Union