More Commander's TTX Photos||FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Jim Kish, director for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Technological Hazards Division, discussed federal
response plans to domestic catastrophic events during a Joint Task Force Civil Support-led tabletop domestic response exercise at Fort Eustis, Va., March 5, 2013. The three-day
exercise is intended to allow federal and state military and other federal response organizations to “share knowledge and insight” and “enhance coordination” across agencies, including
JTF-CS, the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force and the CBRN Response Enterprise. The Fort Eustis-based JTF-CS provides command and control for
Department of Defense chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response forces.
More Burns Night Out Photos||FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Joint Task Force Civil Support staff members
enjoy themselves at the Burns Supper Dining Out event at the Fort Eustis Club on Jan. 25, 2013. A Burns supper
is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scottish poems.
More Hurricane Sandy Photos||JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST,
N.J. – From left, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeff Mathis, deputy commander of Joint Forces
Land Component Command Coordination Element, is briefed by U.S. Air Force Col. Jon
Proehl, Nevada Air National Guard, while U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dowd, director of
logistics operations for the Defense Logistics Agency is briefed by U.S. Navy Capt.
William Bulis, deputy commander of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The generals
were about to fly from McGuire to Lakehurst to tour and visit to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer staging area at Lakehurst Nov. 2,
More 2011 March VR 11.1 Photos||U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 99th
Medical Group stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., carries a patient to a
UH-60 Black Hawk during Exercise Vibrant Response taking place at Camp Atterbury,
Ind., Mar. 17, 2011. Vibrant Response 11.1 is a training event for the chemical,
biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosives (CBRNE) consequence
management response force (CCMRF). The exercise focuses on Department of Defense
(DOD) support of civil authorities in a consequence management role. The CCMRF
is part of DOD's scalable response capability to assist civilian responders in
saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating great property damage in
response to a catastrophic CBRNE incident.
More 2011 February JOCEX Photos||Navy Lt. Cmdr. Manuel R. Refugia,
Jr., a logistics operations officer for Joint Task Force Civil Support, works in the
tactical command post during a command-wide Joint Operations Center exercise at Fort
Monroe, Va., Feb. 23-24, 2011. Refugia, Jr. Is a 45-year-old native of Manila,
Philippines. The monthly two-day exercises are designed to help the unit prepare to
respond more quickly to Chemical, Biological, Nuclear Radiological and high-yield
Explosive attacks on U.S. soil.
More 2011 January Rock Drill Photos||Leaders from U.S. Northern Command, the
Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army North, Joint Task Force Civil Support
and supporting task forces conducted a Rehearsal of Concept Drill, testing the
response to a 10 kiloton nuclear weapon detonation, Jan. 27 at Fort Monroe, Va. The
ROC drill was designed to improve the methods of communication and understanding of
how the various elements of a JTF-CS response to a catastrophic attack on U.S. soil
will work together.
More 2011 Cdrs Conference Photos||U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Garry C. Dean,
commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region - 1st Air
Force (Air Forces Northern) is greeted by U.S. Air Force Col. Dawn M. Brotherton,
director, Manpower and Personnel, Joint Task Force Civil Support, during Dean's visit
to JTF-CS Jan. 24, 2011.
More 2010 Photos||
Members of the 28th Public Affairs Detachment,
Ft Lewis, Wa., and Joint Task Force Civil Support, Ft. Monroe, Va, work to get a satellite
signal on the Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System. They set up the DVIDS for
training purposes during the Sudden Response 2010 exercise that took place at the Hampton
Coliseum in Hampton, Va. in March. The DVIDS enables media organizations to receive immediate,
first-hand information from commanders and subject matter experts directly involved with
fast-breaking events in the field. Pictured from left to right are Pfc. Melonie Foster-Mays,
public affairs specialist, 28th PAD; Curtis Wright, telecommunications engineer, JTF-CS; Petty
Officer Steven Weber, public affairs specialist, JTFCS; and Sgt. D.A. Dickinson, public affairs
specialist, 28th PAD.
More 2009 Photos
Marines from the Chemical Biological Incident
Response Force, Indian Head, Md., work to rescue a civilians after a simulated nuclear
explosion at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., during Exercise Vibrant Response 10.1,
Nov. 8, 2009. Vibrant Response is a field training exercise in which Department of Defense
forces assist federal, state, local, and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further
injury, and providing temporary critical support to enable community recovery after a CBRNE
More 2008 Photos
Members of 3rd Battalion 69th Armored Regiment
of 1st Brigade Combat Team practice search and rescue operations in a gas chamber during a
mission readiness exercise at Ft. Stewart, Ga. Sep. 16, 2008.
More 2007 Photos
Lt. Cmdr. Monty Hasenbank, an inter-agency
liaison officer from Joint Task Force Civil Support, backs up a command and control vehicle
(C2V) into a C-130 airlift Sept. 6, 2007, during a JTF-CS Command Assessment Element exercise
at Langley Air Force Base. Upon notification of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear
or high-yield explosive incident, the CAE will go to the area of emergency and make an initial
assessment of what DoD assets may be needed to assist the local first responders.