Archive: 2018

June 25, 2018

Logistics Directorate Compares the Past with the Present

Members of the Logistics Directorate compared the historical past with the present, analyzing large-scale logistics operations that took place from March 29 to April 9, 1865, during the Civil War with the complexities of current-day logistical requirements, during a staff ride to City Point Port June 20. The staff ride focused on the "Appomattox

June 21, 2018

NORAD and USNORTHCOM host CBRN exercise

More than 95 personnel from the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear community gathered here to advance the enterprise during the Vista Crossing Tabletop Exercise and International CBRN Summit here June 12-13.“We continue the drumbeat of preparedness and readiness,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Peggy Combs, chief of staff for North American

June 11, 2018

JTF-CS conducts air load training at Fort Lee

Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) members practiced loading and unloading command vehicles onto a modified Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during a two-day air load training exercise at Fort Lee, Va. in late May.“This exercise is a great opportunity for JTF-CS members to learn what it’s like to drive vehicles on and off of a C-17,” says Army Col.

June 6, 2018

Guard, Federal and Interagency Civilian Partners exercise to improve Disaster Response

More than 50 people from the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise (CRE) gathered at JTF-CS headquarters for a table-top exercise to rehearse scenarios for responding to complex catastrophic disasters in the United States and its territories, May 15-16.“We’re here to see what’s possible, what the key decision

May 31, 2018

Congressional Staffers Visit JTF-CS

Congressional staffers got a look at response operations during a visit to Joint Task Force Civil Support May 30. Members of Senator Mark Warner’s (D-VA) staff, Caroline Wadhams, senior advisor on national security and VA affairs, and Zach Lewis, Defense legislative coordinator, received briefings on command operations in the unit’s air beam tent.

May 21, 2018

Command Members Sharpen Skills in Indiana Exercise

Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) recently completed its annual command post exercise Vibrant Response 2018 (VR 18) at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, April 19 to 26. It involved a notional nuclear detonation, which is one of America’s National Planning Scenarios. “We met key goals with getting lighter, faster and more capable in responding to a