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  • WADS Canadian Detachment members awarded CAF Special Service Medals

    Two members of the Western Air Defense Sector Canadian Detachment were awarded Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Special Service Medals (SSM) with NATO bar during the WADS annual awards ceremony Dec. 1, 2018 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
  • WADS security forces member received rare Louis H. Fischer Award

    The Western Air Defense Sector’s newest security forces member was awarded the prestigious Louis H. Fischer Award during his graduation ceremony from the U.S. Air Force Security Forces Academy Apprentice Course Aug. 7, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lakeland, Texas.
  • Two WADS Airmen win silver at regional powerlifting competition

    Two WADS Airmen assigned to the 225th Support Squadron won silver medals at the Northwest Regional USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Competition in July and are headed to Nationals next week.
  • Two WADS ultra-runners complete 174 miles during POW/MIA Remembrance Run

    Running one marathon in a day isn’t enough for two Western Air Defense Sector members. 1st Lt. Krosby Keller and Bruce Robie challenged their athletic limits by jointly running the equivalent of more than six marathons during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord 24-Hour POW/MIA Remembrance Run Sept. 18-19, 2018.
  • WA ANG competes at National Guard Marksmanship Championship

    It’s like a scene out of an old spaghetti western movie. Standing on a line, hand hovering over a holster and twitching with anticipation. A voice comes over a loud speaker, “watch and shoot.” You inhale a deep breath and slowly exhale and count down from five to one before firing.
  • WADS air battle manager graduates Air Defense Artillery Fire Control Officers course

    A Western Air Defense Sector air battle manager had an opportunity to expand his Joint Force interoperability knowledge and skills with 11 other Army officers when he attended the Air Defense Artillery Fire Control Officers (ADAFCO), Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico, in July 2018.
  • WADS member places 1st at bodybuilding competition

    Age is just a number for a former Western Air Defense Sector Chief Master Sergeant who now works as federal employee with the WADS in military personnel. Richard Gonzales is showing members of the WADS that at the age of 57, you can still maintain an extremely high level of physical fitness. Combining a tailored fitness routine with a proper diet allowed Gonzales to achieve his fitness goals by competing in multiple bodybuilding competitions over the last six months.
  • NORAD commander thanks WADS for actions after plane stolen near Seattle

    The NORAD and USNORTHCOM commander arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 23 to personally thank the men and women of the Western Air Defense Sector for their quick actions when a Horizon Bombardier Q400 commercial plane was stolen from SeaTac International Airport Aug. 10.
  • NORAD intercepts stolen aircraft from SEATAC

    Federal Aviation Administration reported a stolen Bombardier Q400 aircraft from Horizon Airlines from Seattle-Tacoma airport and requested DoD assistance.
  • Lewis assumes command of WADS

    Col. Gregory R. Lewis became the new commander of the Western Air Defense Sector during an assumption of command ceremony at the Washington Army National Guard Readiness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord July 31, 2018.
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WADS welcomes Canadian Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett as the new Canadian Detachment Commander. www.wads.ang.af.mil/news/article-display/article/1574457/wads-welcomes-new-canadian-detachment-commander/
A new full-time AGR job opening at the Western Air Defense Sector is C2 Battle Management Operations Craftsman (E-7). Closes July 5th. Please visit www.wads.ang.af.mil/Jobs for more information.
WADS hosted 60 civilian employers during last week’s ESGR Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Bosslift. Employers flew an air refueling mission with the 141st Air Refueling Wing KC-135s, toured WADS and the 262nd Cyberspace Operations Squadron.
Thank you ESGR Washington for giving the Western Air Defense Sector an opportunity to show employers how the WADS guards America's skies 24/7/365.
WOW! What a cool opportunity for our very own Col. (Ret.) Chaplain Carl Steele! Way to represent! https://t.co/5XDFTTSZMM
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Col Kevin McMahan and Lt. Col. Tawny Dotson spoke today at @CloverParkTech Veterans Day event. Lt. Col. Dotson is t… https://t.co/7dw1tf8fC4
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