The Joint Task Force (JTF) is a coalition of police officers, firefighters, civil volunteers, army national guardsmen and other civil and military services formed in the aftermath of the Dollar Flu outbreak on Black Friday in New York City. These men and women were the first lines of defense against the ensuing pandemic.
What remains of the JTF is led by NYPD Captain Roy Benitez in New York City and Manny Ortega in Washington, D.C. and by working in tandem with CERA, the group was initially chartered with the purpose of curbing the spread of the virus, efficiently distributing aid supplies, and maintaining law and order.; however, the organization's control quickly disintegrated as the disease continued to spread and panic took hold in both cities.
Since then, the JTF has been considerably weakened and decentralized due to the incessant threat of several hostile factions, having been relegated to a small handful of safe houses and bases throughout the cities.
Intelligence Brief Edit
The JTF was formed by order of President Waller; it consists of local, state, and federal emergency services and military agencies including the NYPD, FDNY, and the National Guard. Later, when the virus was discovered to have spread to Washington, D.C., they formed a similar JTF under full military control. Understaffed and overworked with meager resources, they have been stretched thin to say the least. As ensuing unrest decimated their ranks, the JTF lost control, leaving the cities to turn into lawless death-traps for all its citizens.
Unable to effectively coordinate and manage the response, the JTF now puts their hope in the members of the Division to lead the way. As such, all Division agents are strongly encouraged to assist the JTF, wherever possible, whether it's protecting supply drops or aiding civilians in need. Troops are scattered around New York and are ready to assist Division agents or be assisted by them. Most men and women are tasked to protect the Base of Operations and any remaining secure locations like Camp Hudson while few of them are in charge of gathering information and reconnaissance and sending this data to SHD. The JTF also man various checkpoints throughout the city and sends out patrols whenever possible in order to increase stability and security all around New York City.
By the time of the events of Tom Clancy's The Division 2, the JTF units stationed in Washington, D.C. have all but collapsed. A large-scale mutiny led by Antwon Ridgeway saw the creation of a hostile splinter faction known as the True Sons. The majority of JTF volunteers who remained loyal to the U.S. government were evacuated elsewhere under Presidential orders, with only a skeleton crew staying behind to keep The White House operational, either as guards around the perimeter or as support and technical crews in the interior. Most of their original functions have been taken over by the Civilian Militia of the D.C. Settlements, a National Guard Signalist, Manny Ortega leads what remains of the JTF and coordinates with The Division to help the agents out in the ongoing quest to restore government control of the city.
The JTF work with The Division and the allied Civilian Militia to combat the growing threat of the True Sons, the Hyenas, and the Outcasts. After those factions are successfully dismantled, Washington is suddenly attacked by an invading force of private military contractors and mercenaries, the Black Tusk.
Events prior to Tom Clancy's The Division Edit
Initially, New York City served as the ground zero for the Dollar Flu outbreak. Not understanding how devastating the virus was initially, JTF leadership badly butchered the governmental response to the outbreak. The situation eventually escalated out of control, and for the first time in American history, one of their cities was placed under lockdown. To make matters worse, prisoners at Rikers Island were able to escape and make it onto the mainland, further amplifying the violence already spreading through the city. From then on, chaos spread further as JTF forces, already stretched thin, were unable to deal with the newly-escaped prisoners and the virus. President Waller, under the counseling of his cabinet, activated the first wave of Division agents to provide reinforcements to the struggling JTF forces.
Now reinforced by Division agents, the JTF were able to restore some semblance of control over the city, segregating infected individuals into areas that would eventually be known as Dark Zones. In addition, the JTF leadership was able to broker a deal with the LMB, who would assist them in securing New York. This alliance would eventually collapse in a matter of weeks as both sides disagreed with each other's methods.
Further unrest and a lack of a solution to the virus would undo all the progress that JTF forces had desperately tried to maintain. Eventually, a lack of morale and a lack of manpower proved fatal to JTF forces as their leadership ordered that they abandon the Dark Zones to its fate. First Wave Division agents who were caught off-guard by the JTF's sudden withdrawal begun going rogue, believing that their government had abandoned them. In their haste to abandon the Dark Zones, the JTF left behind many valuable assets, such as weapons and equipment. Now scattered and in disarray, the remaining JTF forces abandoned much of the city and pulled back the majority of their forces into safe areas.
In Washington, D.C., another outbreak occurred and a similar JTF was formed under military control. However, the situation proved to be even worse than the one in New York, leading to the declaration of martial law as the JTF struggled to place infected civilians into designated quarantine zones. Eventually, things would reach a boiling point as civilians begun rioting. To make matters worse, Antwon Ridgeway, a colonel in the JTF, begun executing and starving infected citizens, believing that they were as good as dead. The JTF leadership soon caught wind of his actions and jailed him; however, staunch loyalists from his unit broke him out and mutinied against the JTF. The JTF in Washington, D.C., deciding that the capital was a lost cause, retreated to other areas of the country while leaving a skeleton crew to defend and maintain the White House. For all intents and purposes, the JTF had collapsed, leaving the remaining civilian population without an organized force for protection and security.
Events of Tom Clancy's The Division Edit
Outgunned and outnumbered, the JTF were unable to maintain order in the city. Eventually, the Second Wave of Division agents was activated and had begun to restore order in Brooklyn, wiping out Rioters and regaining control of the island. Meanwhile, the sole commander of the New York JTF forces, Roy Benitez, had departed the Base of Operations to try and secure the Lincoln Tunnel Checkpoint, as Rioters were trying to blow up the floodgate in order to escape Manhattan. If they succeeded, the Lincoln Tunnel would be flooded and the JTF would lose a major supply line.
As Division agents were departing Brooklyn for Manhattan, an LMB SAM (surface-to-air missile) wiped out a majority of Second Wave Division agents, as well as their leader, Louis Chang. With only two agents barely surviving the horrific attack, the JTF deployed a rescue team to fly them to Camp Hudson, Manhattan for medical treatment.
Beginning operations there, the Division agents soon rescued the JTF forces at the struggling Base of Operations against Rioters and took de facto command of the JTF forces in the absence of Captain Benitez. Within days, the Division quickly mobilized and rescued Jessica Kandel, Captain Benitez and Paul Rhodes. Their rescue and subsequent arrival to the Base of Operations proved to be a major boost in morale as they begun coordinating JTF forces to retake the city.
In a matter of weeks, both the Division and JTF retook much of the city block-by-block and eliminated the leadership of each faction, crippling them and effectively turning the tide of the JTF's previously failing fortunes. Faye Lau even mentions that civilians felt much safer to come out due to the consistent JTF patrols and their presence assuring them of their safety.
Eventually, after crippling major LMB operations, they finally began preparing an assault against their headquarters at the U.N. Building. The JTF played a secondary yet vital role in preventing the LMB reinforcements from attacking the infiltrating Division agents, eventually winning the battle after a lengthy fight.
As each of the factions begun destabilizing, the JTF took advantage of the opportunity to redeploy into previously abandoned districts, including investigating missing persons reports that were put on the back- burner due to the JTF's previously underwhelming strength.
However, the JTF intelligence received reports of LMB forces gathering in one of their underground bases and deployed several squads to investigate the reports, but not before losing contact with them and deploying Division agents in their stead. After their success, however, the remaining factions united in a last-ditch attempt to wipe out the JTF and Division agents, only to fail miserably and eventually disband.
Events of Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Edit
Washington, D.C. Edit
Sometime between spring and early summer, the bulk of the D.C. JTF force evacuated the city. The skeleton crew left behind in Washington were unable to carry out further operations beyond guarding and maintaining the White House due to a lack of manpower, and as a result, the responsibility of defending the city was left to the Civilian Militia. Although the JTF assisted the civilian settlements in any way possible, the extent of their help was limited. Eventually, a covert attack was launched by the Black Tusk onto the SHD Network, leaving Division operations crippled nationwide. In response, Division agents began converging on the nation's capital, hoping to find out what happened to the SHD Network and restore it.
One notable agent arrived in D.C. after the civilian settlement where they were stationed at was attacked by Black Tusk forces just as the network went down. As they arrived, Hyena forces launched an attack on The White House. The agent then assisted the outnumbered JTF forces in repelling them successfully. Linking up with the Division coordinator, Manny Ortega, "The Sheriff" began visiting the different settlements, rallying the civilian militia to assist the beaten JTF forces. Having rescued Eleanor Sawyer, Theatre leader Odessa Sawyer's daughter, "The Sheriff" earned the Theater settlement's goodwill, agreeing to help them in their fight against the other factions. Unfortunately, days later, the White House received a mayday request from the Castle Settlement, and Division agent Kelso was sent to assess the situation. Contact with her was soon lost after she arrived, where "The Sheriff" was then sent to find out what happened. Upon arrival, it is soon found out that the entire Castle settlement was wiped out, hit by a chemical attack by True Son forces. Angered, Agent Kelso ordered "The Sheriff" to hunt down those responsible. In addition, JTF forces discovered that the Hyenas were holding President Ellis hostage, and with the efforts of "The Sheriff", they were able to evacuate him back to the White House.
Eventually, "The Sheriff" began hunting down each faction's different leaders, storming the Union District Arena to hunt down much of the Hyena Council and battling through the Roosevelt Island stronghold of the Outcasts only to just barely fail to capture their leader, Emeline Shaw. "The Sheriff's" hard work had paid off, morale had returned within members of the JTF and their allies, gaining enough manpower and support to launch a joint operation with Division agents and the Civilian Militia against the True Sons stronghold in the U.S. Capitol Building to recover the anti-virals. With General Ridgeway killed, much of the remaining True Sons surrendered or fled in scattered groups, no longer able to organize effectively as they once could previously.
With victory guaranteed, JTF and other allied forces began celebrating yet, concurrently and unbeknownst to them, Black Tusk forces began storming the nation's capitol, effectively reversing much of the JTF and Division's progress in the previous weeks. Caught off-guard, the JTF and Civilian Militia occupying the different strongholds were wiped out, with the settlements put under lockdown by the Black Tusk. In addition, President Ellis had disappeared during the chaos along with the anti-virals, with the JTF continuing to operate under the assumption that he had been kidnapped. However, in reality, he was working with the Black Tusk all along, having coordinated with BTSU leader Bardon Schaeffer to take over the capital.
The JTF did not collapse as BTSU higher-ups had hoped and still continued their stubborn resistance and attempts to regain control of the anti-virals. The JTF continued to operate under the auspices of Division command, where Manny Ortega began rapidly coordinating whatever assets he could spare to assist two of the remaining field agents left standing: Agent Kelso and "The Sheriff". Placing much of their faith in "The Sheriff", the JTF knew that they would not let them down and continued working around the clock, providing assistance when needed.
Their faith eventually paid off as "The Sheriff" rapidly crippled BTSU operations, inflicting such casualties that BTSU higher-ups were completely caught off-guard, proving unable to replenish their forces in time. Re-energized by "The Sheriff's" efforts, the JTF launched an all-out assault against the BTSU stronghold at Tidal Basin, using support teams and helicopters to secure the anti-virals and ward off and Black Tusk reinforcements. As they observed "The Sheriff" approaching the landing craft, a JTF helicopter was sent to assist them but was shot down just as it arrived, crashing into the rotors. Out of options and getting desperate, BTSU operator "Wyvern" decided to launch a missile attack on the White House, directly defying the explicit orders of BTSU leader Bardon Schaeffaer. However, "The Sheriff" was able to eliminate "Wyvern" and halt the missile strike in the nick of time and recover the stolen anti-virals.
While much of the Black Tusk elite members were eliminated, the BTSU still had a technological edge over the JTF, however, with much of their manpower depleted, the JTF and the allied forces at least had a fighting chance against them. The vast majority of the BTSU were recalled from the capital, deciding to re-focus much of their remaining forces elsewhere, but occasionally sent an invasion force to try and recapture the Tidal Basin stronghold.
Despite the major defeat of BTSU forces, the JTF received an unexpected alert from The Pentagon, where they found out Black Tusk forces were planning to extract equipment that could potentially mass-produce the anti-virals. Unwilling to allow such vital equipment to fall in enemy hands, the JTF sent "The Sheriff" to the site, who promptly began wiping out Black Tusk forces at the site, recovering the equipment in the process.
Some weeks after their victory, Aaron Keener resurfaced, this time at Coney Island and was mysteriously in an apparent alliance with BTSU forces. This discovery alarmed Division higher ups and "The Sheriff" was sent to eliminate Keener and rescue virologist Vitaly Tchernenko, who had gone missing since Keener kidnapped him from the Russian Consulate. As "The Sheriff" ravaged much of the BTSU forces, they successfully extracted the Russian virologist, having dealt with both BTSU field commander Dolores Jones and partially aided with the unexpected arrival of the Cleaners, operating under the direction of Keener's rogue agent cell. Yet Keener had slipped out of their grasps once more, leaving Division agents frustrated at their failure.
Another few weeks passed by when JTF and Division command received a distress call from their branches in New York City, deploying "The Sheriff" and Agent Kelso to assist them.
Warlords of New York Edit
New York City Edit
With much of the violence winding down, the JTF lowered their guard, sending less patrols to patrol the streets of the city. This would prove to be a fatal mistake when the other factions, like the Rikers, exploited their vulnerability. Heather Lau, acting Division commander Faye Lau's sister, was amongst those killed during one of such attacks by Rikers. In addition, Aaron Keener, having escaped from the Division's clutches, recruited different rogue agents who would begin manipulating the crippled factions by providing them with equipment to effectively combat the JTF forces.
These resurgent attacks by the once-crippled factions proved to have a devastating effect on the morale in the JTF. Having lost faith in the JTF's ability to protect them, many civilians and former personnel, including Paul Rhodes, eventually began leaving to form their own settlements and rejected assistance from the Division, believing that they only served to ensure even more chaos. Keener eventually launched a coordinated attack against the JTF and Division at their base of operations at City Hall, and they soon lost their foothold in Lower Manhattan to both Rikers and the Cleaners, both now led by Rogue Agents.
Presumably a few months before the events of Warlords of New York, both the JTF and Division seemed to be in a much stronger spot than their Washington counterparts, achieving a somewhat stable peace in New York. However, when Aaron Keener re-entered the city, things begun to spiral downhill. With his recruitment of four fellow Rogue Agents, the city's fragile peace began to relapse as old threats resurged. The Cleaners, now rallied and organized under Vivian Conley, begun sniffing out JTF operations that involved treating the sick, as well as being generally hostile to any JTF patrols. The Rikers also begun making a rebound under James Dragov, who stockpiled weapons and supplies for his growing 'family.' Rogue Agent Javier Kajika especially had bloodlust for the JTF, working in conjunction with the Cleaners and Keener to actively hunt down JTF officials and patrols who he believed were responsible for leaving him for dead. As the JTF begun to collapse in Lower Manhattan, Keener finally delivered the final blow with his new bioweapon: the Eclipse virus. Keener, in par with his coalition of Rogue Agents, attacked the JTF and Division base of operations at City Hall, effectively destroying the installation. However, Keener did not stop there. Keener also showcased the Eclipse virus at the JTF base at Castle Clinton, leaving only one survivor, Dan Abbat. The JTF shelter in the Two Bridges area was also torched by the Cleaners, most likely under the belief that the JTF were treating the sick. As of now, the JTF presence in Lower Manhattan has been severely diminished with the arrival of the rogue agents, with surviving personnel either joining the Peacekeepers or are operating at installations in other parts of the city.
New York City Edit
- Roy Benitez - Commander of the JTF's forces in New York City.
- Jessica Kandel - Head doctor and virologist in New York City.
- Paul Rhodes - Former lead technician and engineer in New York City.
Washington, D.C. Edit
- Manny Ortega - Division Coordinator and leader of the surviving JTF in Washington, D.C.
- Antwon Ridgeway - Former Colonel of the JTF in D.C.; later mutineer and founder of the True Sons.
The Division/Midtown Manhattan, New York City Edit
JTF members fill the role with allies. They can be seen stationed at checkpoints, guarding certain areas, patrolling the streets, and will be used in certain Missions and Encounters. However, it is unwise for players to rely on any JTF that assists them in combat even against low level Rioters. High level enemies, or even large enough numbers of enemies, can chew through squads of JTF if not dealt with. They infrequently engage targets, but their attacks are usually inaccurate and deal very little damage. However, they can kill low level rioters if there are 2-3 of them.
They also lack unit archetypes such as engineer, heavy weapons, and sniper thus reducing the JTF's ability to counter most enemy types in-game.
They should not be underestimated, however. Despite their low damage output, they are fairly durable and can suppress and distract enemies, which can prove invaluable to the player even in most dire circumstances.
Abandoned JTF vehicles ranging from police cars to armored transports can be spotted throughout the city. More often than not, the corpses of dead JTF personnel are a very common sight. Whether it be death from entanglements with the Rioters, brutally murdered by Rikers, or executed by Last Man Battalion firing squads.
After finishing a quest or encounter, the location will permanently become a JTF checkpoint, and 2-4 troopers will occupy the area and occasionally engage passing enemies.
Lower Manhattan, New York/Warlords of New York Edit
The JTF, as an independent organization, does not play a significant role in The Division 2's Warlords of New York. Units in Lower Manhattan have either collapsed with the loss of City Hall or have joined the Peacekeepers, a civilian and JTF militia. JTF members can be found patrolling the streets of Lower Manhattan in par with civilians, and can also be seen at their settlement, Haven. Although it is hinted the JTF has other installations in other parts of the city, the JTF is no longer properly operating in Lower Manhattan. However, the JTF do play larger roles in a couple of missions:
- Javier Kajika Manhunt: Quarantined Skyscraper - While investigating a Peacekeeper distress beacon, the agent discovers the bodies of a few dead JTF members along with a few burnt-out police cars.
- Javier Kajika Manhunt: Hugh Carey Tunnel - The agent is sent to investigate a missing JTF patrol last seen investigating tremors at the Hugh Carey Tunnel. It is soon revealed through an ECHO that three of the four JTF soldiers in the patrol were burned alive by the Cleaners, with the only surviving member of the patrol, John Bronson, being captured and taken to Pathway Park under Kajika's orders. Bronson is soon executed by Kajika at the beginning of his final mission.
- Side Mission: Castle Clinton - The agent is asked to investigate billowing red smoke at the JTF base in Castle Clinton. Upon arrival, it is revealed that the base has been overrun with Cleaners. After taking out the Cleaners guarding the entrance of the base, the player proceeds inside the base, where they then assist Dan Abbat, a surviving JTF soldier from the base. After Dan reveals the smoke came from a CERA supply crate in the courtyard, the agent investigates further, taking out more Cleaners. After the area is secured, ISAC is able to gather enough data from the base's security systems to put together an ECHO as to how the smoke materialized in the base. In the ECHO, it is soon revealed that the JTF soldiers stationed in the base unknowingly opened up the crate, believing it was a CERA supply cache, only to then be exposed to the horrific effects of Keener's bioweapon. After the majority of JTF soldiers are killed by the bioweapon, the Cleaners are then sent in to clean up any survivors and secure the area.
- Vivian Conley Manhunt: JTF Shelter - The agent is sent in response to an attack on a JTF shelter in the Two Bridges district. It is soon revealed that all of the JTF and civilians in the shelter have been killed at the hands of Vivian Conley and her Cleaners, presumably for treating the sick.
Washington, D.C. Edit
In Tom Clancy's The Division 2, the JTF units stationed in Washington, D.C. have all but collapsed, with personnel either evacuating or joining the True Sons. Now, JTF personnel just act as NPC's guarding and working at The White House. They are not seen anywhere else in the open world, as their patrol and assist duties and been replaced by Civilian Militia. The JTF members that staff the White House appear to be a combination of national guardsmen (green shirts), as well as members of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (white shirts with the MPD logo on the breast). The bodies of JTF members can also be found throughout the city, like outside the White House's eastern checkpoint and at the Cinderblock control point, with many others being scattered throughout miscellaneous parts of the city.
JTF personnel use DCPD police cars, armored Humvees, army transportation trucks, UH-60 Black Hawks and UH-72 Lakota helicopters as transportation.
Though during some missions the JTF does play a larger role than usual:
- The most prevalent role the JTF play in Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is the pickup and extraction of agents and objects (anti-virals, Fusion Bioreactor) via helicopter in main missions, strongholds and Dark Zone extractions. JTF pilots usually fly UH-72 U.S. Army Lakota helicopters.
- Camp White Oak: JTF forces attempt to secure a helipad to ensure that President Ellis does not avoid Division capture; at the end, they fail and their attacking forces are wiped out by the Black Tusk.
- In the invaded version of the mission, the agent is sent back to Camp White Oak after a JTF forensics team is attacked by a Black Tusk contingent force (as well as candidates for Bardon Schaeffer's Black Tusk unit) attempting to destroy valuable intel. As the agent progresses through the mission, both JTF and Black Tusk comms indicate an increasingly hectic situation for the JTF, with the Black Tusk ultimately overrunning the JTF force. In the end, the agent arrives too late to save any members of the JTF.
- Kenley College: A JTF convoy carrying important equipment was attacked and destroyed by Outcasts. Jack Arnold, a JTF engineer with the supply convoy heading to D.C., was taken as prisoner by the Outcasts to help them set up their IEDs after they ambush the convoy and overwhelm JTF forces. Arnold is later rescued and protected by Division agents.
- Tidal Basin: A JTF support team lead by an unnamed JTF engineer, assisted by other JTF soldiers and defended by Division agents, helps open up the inner gate of the stronghold, allowing agents to head in and secure the Broad-Spectrum Antiviral samples from the Black Tusk. JTF forces also move in to secure the antivirals once the Black Tusk forces are neutralized by Division agents. The brave JTF pilot of Thunderbird One also played a heroic role in securing the remaining antivirals, with the pilot purposefully crashing into the rotors of the Black Tusk's hovercraft. This crippled the boat's motor capabilities, prompting Milla "Wyvern" Radek to stand her ground and fight The Division instead of evacuating by foot.
- Coney Island: JTF drone operator Cindy McAllister was deployed to assist the agent in securing Vitaly Tchernenko by updating the agent on the current situation of the park. Later on in the mission, after ISAC hacks into a Black Tusk mortar system, McAllister uses the Black Tusk mortars to help clear a path for the agent. McAllister also helped the agent in intercepting and eliminating Dolores Jones while dealing with Cleaners and Black Tusk.
- Mexican Embassy (Classified Assignment): The JTF was doing a supply run at the Mexican Embassy when the Outcasts shot down their Chinook helicopter. The agent must secure the embassy, reach the downed helo, and rescue JTF pilot John Yazzie.
JTF Types Edit
New York City Edit
In N.Y.C., one could tell if someone is part of the JTF by looking out for their green vests and headwear.
- NYPD Police Officer - Armed with MP5 sub machine guns, M870 shotguns and PF45 handguns. Usually with blue police garb.
- National Guardsman - Armed with M4 assault rifles, Super 90 shotguns and M9 handguns. Always sporting Army ACUs.
- JTF Pilot - JTF pilots are only seen on certain missions and in Dark Zone extractions. JTF pilots have been seen to fly dark green UH-72 Lakota helicopters brandishing the "U.S. Army" logo, as well as news helicopters. JTF pilots sport a dark green pilot helmet with a white stripe running down the middle and supposedly wear army ACUs with a signature JTF green vest.
- Biohazard/Hazmat JTF - Hazmat JTF can be found in contaminated zones, Dark Zones and decontamination zones, like the decontamination checkpoint at the entrance of Camp Hudson and in the isolation ward of the Base of Operations. The hazmat JTF do not play a significant part in the game whatsoever, usually just working in the background of safe zones. Dead hazmat JTF are a common sight in the Dark Zone and contaminated zones, usually slumped over ambulances or lying dead in the middle of infected zones. Hazmat JTF can be easily identified with their full-yellow hazmat suits and a signature green JTF vest topping the suit off.
Washington, D.C. Edit
In D.C., one can tell if someone is a JTF member by looking at the back of their T-shirts, which will have 'JTF' printed on them.
- Sentry Guards - Armed with various rifles and assault rifles, these personnel are stationed at most entrances, checkpoints and guard towers around the White House. Their appearances vary, wearing a mix of white T-shirts with the DCPD and JTF logo, olive green T-shirts with the JTF logo, camouflage green cargo pants or dark blue cargo pants (both with holsters).
- Maintenance/Support Crew - These personnel make up the bulk of the D.C. JTF Force, working and operating in the interior of The White House. Their tasks consist of maintaining the SHD servers in the basement, routinely radioing Settlements to check on their situations, gathering intel on the current state of the city and taking stock on supplies. Maintenance personnel also perform other minor chores in The White House, such as cleaning or maintaining equipment. Maintenance and support crews wear a mix of white T-shirts with the DCPD and JTF logo, olive green T-shirts with the JTF logo, camouflage green cargo pants or dark blue cargo pants (both with holsters).
- JTF Pilot - JTF pilots in Washington play larger roles than in the first game, making appearances in a number of missions, strongholds and in Dark Zone extractions. JTF pilots fly dark green UH-72 Lakota helicopters with the same "U.S. Army" logo, with Washington pilots still sporting the same dark green pilot helmet.
- Hazmat JTF - Dead hazmat JTF can be found in certain missions, such as the True Sons National Bond Armory and in the DARPA Labs in the Pentagon. These dead hazmat JTF sport a near-identical design to their New York counterparts, with the same yellow hazmat suit and a green JTF vest.
“ Holy crap how'd you do that?!- After a battle has finished ”
“ Hate this PMC bullshit!- JTF engaging with LMB units ”
“ LMB? Shit, they're tough!- JTF engaging combat with LMB forces ”
“ I didn't sign on to fight mercs!- JTF engaging with LMB soldiers ”
“ Cleaners! Don't let them get too close!- A JTF squad member warning other members in the same squad ”
“ They're picking the bones of the city!- JTF squad sees a few dead JTF comrades ”
“ Take down the looters!- JTF engaging with Rioters ”
“ You're in my prayers.- Happy to see the agent ”
“ Greg is hit!- JTF member falls and is wounded ”
“ Cleaners, stay back!- In a fight with Cleaners ”
“ Glad you had our backs.- After a fight has finished ”
“ Honored to fight by you.- After fighting alongside the agent ”
“ Hell of a fight!- When the battle has ended ”
“ Good luck to you.- To the agent ”
“ Cleaners!- JTF soldier spotting Cleaners ”
- One can tell what a JTF soldier's original affiliation came from by looking at their uniform. They all share the same green helmets and vests, but police wear blue uniforms underneath, while national guardsmen wear army uniforms.
- Some members of the JTF in uniform may be civilians recruited after the collapse, however. This is evidenced by the fact that some JTF Officers, such as Anthony Zappa and JB Keller, wear uniforms but claim to have had professions other than police or guardsmen.
- According to the ECHOs, the JTF also includes U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel in their ranks.
- If the player purchases the JTF Outfit Bundle from the Premium Vendor, they will get the National Guardsman design (albeit the helmet and vest part of the jacket is a lighter shade of green).
- If an agent discharges their firearm near a JTF patrol or soldier, they will flinch, look at the player and call them out on it.
- Similarly, they will call out an agent if they're caught aiming their weapon at them.
- In The Division 2, if an agent walks up to or is standing in front of a JTF soldier guarding the White House, they will sideline their weapon and salute the agent.
- In The Division 2 and Warlords of New York, the JTF have multiple designs. In ECHOs found throughout Washington, D.C., JTF soldiers are seen wearing the same uniform as the National Guard JTF during The Division. In Warlords of New York, however, the JTF have a few different designs. In the cutscene that plays when the agent plays back the surveillance footage from City Hall, both the National Guard and police variants from The Division are seen guarding the entrance to the BoO. At the beginning of Javier Kajika's final mission, Kajika is seen executing the final member of a JTF patrol, John Bronson. Upon further inspection of Bronson's body, he was wearing beige camouflage fatigues and a camouflage cap, as well as a beige tactical vest covering a green JTF vest. In other ECHOs seen throughout Lower Manhattan, like the Hugh Carey Tunnel ECHO, the Castle Clinton ECHO and the Pathway ECHO. In all three of these ECHOs, JTF soldiers are seen wearing some semblance of combat uniform, different from the casual fatigues of the usual JTF personnel.
- The JTF also recruited those who had previous military and police experience. They also expanded their forces to include security guards for federal museums and monuments, army recruiters, and so forth.