FEMA supports Joint Task Force Civlil Support exercise

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Brig. Gen. Jonathan T. Treacy (left) listens as Bill Stevenson briefs audience in conference room setting.
Fort Eustis, Va., Feb. 2, 2012 -- Bill Stevenson, operations chief for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Incident Management Assistance Team - White, briefs Maj. Gen. Jonathan T. Treacy, commander, and more than 100 leaders from Joint Task Force Civil Support and the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Force during JTF-CS's commander's table top exercise, Feb. 1-2, 2012, at Fort Eustis, Va. JTF-CS hosted a variety of federal and state response agencies as part of a collaborative effort to further "operational partnerships" that collectively streamlines and unifies response processes and roles in the event of a domestic catastrophic chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disaster. Attendees include the National Guard, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and various defense coordinating officers - all part of a "community of response partners." JTF-CS is the only standing chemical, biological, radiation, and nuclear joint task force in the U.S. If called upon to support state-level emergency response operations, such as responding to a nuclear detonation or catastrophic chemical spill, JTF-CS provides command and control of 5,200 federal military forces throughout the U.S. that make up the Defense CBRN Response Force. Following the briefing Mr. Stevenson participated in the TTX lending insight on the Federal response. - Location: Fort Eustis, VA
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