FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Joint Task Force Civil Support members and other responders tasked with crisis response in the homeland are operating in Exercise Sudden Response (SR) 18 At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, this week.
More than 250 people are participating at JBLM January 23 to 30 to demonstrate capabilities in response to a simulated nuclear detonation in Seattle. The command post exercise tests response to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) catastrophic event. JTF-CS conducts command and control of the 5,200 member Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF). The DCRF is a scalable response force ready to deploy within 24 hours to support local, state, tribal and federal agencies in the event of a large-scale CBRN incident. It’s comprised of units from across the country and, unlike other military units that prepare for operations overseas, the DCRF is focused solely on the homeland.
Additional information about JTF-CS and the capabilities of the DCRF can be found here: http://www.jtfcs.northcom.mil/.