JFHQ-NCR plans, partners, maintains situational awareness, and as directed, employs forces as a Joint Task Force conducting homeland defense and civil support operations to defend and secure the National Capital Region.

In a contingency situation the JHFQ-NCR will become a Joint Force Headquarters and coordinate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard forces in support of the lead Federal agency in charge of handling the event. As an example, a JTF was formed in April 2012 in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, and was charged with coordinating all military ceremonial support and providing civil support operations for the inaugural period.

JFHQ-NCR is a part of U.S. Northern Command and engages its federal, state and local partners constantly to ensure a smooth response if it is ever necessary. Situationally aware 24 hours a day, seven days a week, JFHQ-NCR monitors security requirements and coordinates with the military services, the Department of Homeland Security and local first responders in identifying capabilities the military can provide in case of an emergency or National Special Security Event.

For more information, see www.mdw.army.mil.