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March 8, 2019

Security & Border and CST & CBRNE: Full-Spectrum Comms Go Live

Security & Border spoke recently with Mr. Jeff Theall, Branch Chief of the Information Technology Services Division, Joint Task ForceCivil Support USNORTHCOM , regarding the deployment of the Mobile User Objective Service (MUOS) next-generation tactical satellite-based capability designed to give field commanders immediate comms when, where, and in

Feb. 7, 2019

MG Hall Editorial Published in CBRNE Central Online Magazine

As commander of Joint Task Force Civil Support, I lead a unique disaster response force, which is much like a national insurance policy. JTF-CS has a highly-skilled, dedicated group of professionals who stand watch 24 hours a day, prepared to respond to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) incident. I hope we never have to go and

Jan. 27, 2019

CBRN responders participate in Exercise Sudden Response

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear crisis responders hope disaster never strikes, but if it does, they are prepared to respond. More than 140 JTF-CS service members and Department of Defense civilians are participating in Exercise Sudden Response 2019 (SR-19), a JTF-CS-led annual command post exercise at the Crown Expo Center near Fort

Jan. 10, 2019

Senior enlisted leaders from Army Futures Command and JTF-CS talk the future

When two headquarters are located nearby, synergy is bound to happen.Army Command Sgt. Maj. Paul E. Biggs, the senior enlisted leader for the Futures and Concepts Center of Army Futures Command, based at Ft. Eustis, visited Joint Task Force Civil Support Jan. 7, 2019.“It is hard to fully appreciate the level of preparedness that must be continually

Dec. 21, 2018

JTF-CS demonstrates rapid deployment force capability

Preparing for movement to a location for emergency events requires practice and planned structure, according to JTF-CS planners. U.S. military members and DoD civilians of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) demonstrated the ability to conduct a rapid mobility loadout of crisis response vehicles in a Chinook CH-47F helicopter at Felker Army

Dec. 14, 2018

DCRF action officers train for joint operations center success

A trained DCRF is a ready DCRF might be an appropriate bumper sticker.Almost 40 members of the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force (DCRF) gathered here to train as action officers within the joint operations center (JOC), Dec. 11-13.Their common goal is defense support of civil authorities for a domestic