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News | Dec. 18, 2017

JTF-CS Overloads on Training

By MC2 Benjamin Liston Joint Task Force Civil SUpport

More than 40 members of Joint Task Force Civil Support trained and tested communication, power and interoperability systems at Felker Army Airfield at Ft Eustis, Va. December 12-15, 2017.
The training involved setting up and testing power and communication capabilities of the command’s Joint Operations Center during a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incident.
“Testing our power consumption and distribution is vital to our operations,” said Capt. John Peters, JTF-CS battle captain. “if we go into an area and we don’t know our power limitations, it creates a hindrance on the mission.”
The four-day exercise brought members together to figure out friction points and push mission capabilities.
“We have new communication systems we are implementing for our mission,” said Master Sgt. Seneca Linder, cyber transport technician, JTF-CS. “We want to push this new system to its full capability to ensure there are no faults during a mission or exercise.”
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.