FORT EUSTIS, Va. –
Joint Task Force Civil Support recognized the importance of the military family during a picnic for members and their families July 21, 2017.
“This is a great way to spend time with our families and recognize their service and support to this nation as well,” said Maj. Gen. Richard J. Gallant, commander, JTF-CS. “Spouses, children, extended family members and others close to us provide that support structure so we can best focus on the mission.”
Military members have long acknowledged their loved ones sacrifices during frequent moves, deployments, mission stress, injury and loss.
Taking a pause from joint exercise planning and interagency outreach, the task force enjoyed lighter moments at the picnic.
Task force member danced to music, raced in go-carts and participated in various outdoor games, including an egg relay and water balloon toss.
The members also mingled with each other as they enjoyed the festivities over a barbeque lunch made possible by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Committee.
“My thanks goes out to all the people who helped make this day a success and a special thank you to our MWR committee and our Key Spouse Group who made sure things went smoothly,” said Gallant. “And a hearty thank you to our family members.”
JTF-CS provides command and control for designated Department of Defense specialized response forces to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery.