Archive: 2019

April 12, 2019

DCRF task forces attend mission planning conference, Exercise Vibrant Response 2019 preparation

About 200 service members representing 60 military units across the nation attended a mission planning conference at Fort Eustis, Va., April 9-11. The main focus of the conference was to prepare for an upcoming major disaster-response training exercise and the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force mission (DCRF).“My

April 5, 2019

Army National Guardsman retires after nearly 40 years of service

For some members of the U.S. Armed Forces, 20 years marks the end of a successful military career and a well-deserved retirement. For retired Army Master Sgt. Andrew Vickers, the end of his 20 years is just the beginning.On April 5th, 2019, Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) recognized and celebrated Vickers’ retirement and his many

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