Archive: 2018

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

Dec. 13, 2018

Joint Task Force Civil Support is prepared for any CBRN Disaster

Task forces can be formed at the time of a crisis, but a unit in Newport News, Va., Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), works 365 days a year with people on call 24/7 for the past 19 years.“We literally never turn the lights off,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William A. “Bill” Hall, JTF-CS commander. “We’re the nation’s only standing Chemical,

Dec. 12, 2018

First Lady Melania Trump visits Joint Base Langley-Eustis

First Lady Melania Trump visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis Soldiers and Airmen today to thank the service members for their sacrifices.“I have said these words before but they are worth repeating. We know that we are the free because you are brave. And I speak on behalf of my husband when I say we are forever grateful for your service.”She also

Dec. 12, 2018

JTF-CS focuses on catastrophic scenario at Mission Planning Conference 2018

Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) hosted their semi-annual Mission Planning Conference (MPC) that featured a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill at Fort Eustis, Va. Dec 3 through 4, 2018, with 58 attendees from 26 organizations and units across the United States and Canada. The conference’s ROC Drill concentrated on catastrophic scenarios

Dec. 12, 2018

Responders Plan for US NORTHCOM’s Largest Annual CBRN Exercise

About 150 active joint, Reserve and National Guard members and DoD civilians from units representing the DoD Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Enterprise (CRE) met for a planning meeting at Camp Atterbury Ind. (CAIN), Dec. 4-6, 2018 to prepare for Exercise Vibrant Response 2019 (VR-19). “We are putting more rigor and complexity