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  • WADS team runs 491 miles during 24-Hour POW/MIA Run

    Over 50 members of the Western Air Defense Sector ran a combined total of 491 miles during the 24-Hour POW/MIA Remembrance Run at the McChord Field track Sept. 19-20, 2019. WADS placed first in the team division with the 1-94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, finishing second with 288.5 miles and the 627th Security Forces Squadron finishing third with 241.5 miles.
  • WADS ABMs participate in Exercise Rainier War

    The Western Air Defense Sector participated in Exercise Rainier War June 26, 2019. Rainier War is semiannual large formation exercise, hosted by the 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations.
  • Robie places 10th at the Great Wall of China marathon

    What marathon competition has 20,518 countable steps, 7,600 feet in elevation gain and constant exposure under the hot sun? It would be the Conquer the Wall Marathon held May 11, 2019, on the Great Wall of China. Bruce Robie, the 225th Air Defense Squadron Joint National Air Space Defense Planning Group/National Airspace Defense program manager, took on the challenge to “Conquer the Wall” and placed 10th overall.
  • WA ANG marksmanship team competes at Winston P. Wilson Championship

    The Washington Air National Guard sent eight marksmen from the Western Air Defense Sector, 194th Wing and 141st Air Refueling Wing to the Winston P. Wilson Championship in Little Rock, Ark., April 7-10, 2019.
  • Bosselmann assumes command of the 225th Support Squadron

    Col. Brett Bosselman became the new commander of the 225th Support Squadron during a change of command ceremony at the Pierce County Readiness Center on Camp Murray, Wash., April 10, 2019.
  • Bergren assumes command of the 225th Air Defense Squadron

    Lt. Col. Brian Bergren assumed command of the 225th Air Defense Squadron during a change of command ceremony at the Pierce County Readiness Center on Camp Murray, April 10, 2019.
  • Humphrey assumes command of the 225th Air Defense Group

    Col. Scott C. Humphrey became the new commander of the 225th Air Defense Group during an assumption of command ceremony at the Pierce County Readiness Center on Camp Murray, April 10, 2019.
  • Ultra-Running Podcast with WADS air battle manager

    1st Lt. Krosby Keller, 225th Air Defense Squadron air battle manager is an avid ultra runner. Most people think of long distance running in terms of marathon or 26.2 miles. Ultra running goes even further -- 50, 100 even 200 miles! Listen to the Washington National Guard Raven Conversations podcast for an indepth interview about Keller's experiences running 100 mile races.
  • Canadian Air Defense Sector Members Complete Training at WADS

    The Western Air Defense Sector hosted 11 air battle managers of the Royal Canadian Air Force for a five week period this fall in order to complete their qualification training. The air battle managers were deployed from 3 Wing and 22 Wing of the RCAF.
  • Confined space exercise at WADS power plant

    The Western Air Defense Sector conducted an arc flash injury exercise inside the WADS power plant Nov. 13, 2018. The exercise was designed to help the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fire Department become accustom to working safely around the WADS unique power plant equipment and practice confined space rescue procedures.
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Lieutenant-General Christopher Coates, Deputy Commander NORAD, spoke at the Colorado Springs Rotary Club today about how the threats facing Canada and the United States have changed over the last 60 years and that our focus is defending the homelands. #WeHaveTheWatch #GuardingAmericasSkies (Starts at 6m:30s or -37m:14s)
If you missed the live ceremony yesterday of Col. Scott Humphrey assuming command of the 225th Air Defense Group, Lt. Col. Brian Bergren taking command of the 225th Air Defense Squadron and Col. Brett Bosselmann taking command of the 225th Support Squadron, you can view the pictures at https://www.flickr.com/gp/kimberlyburkepa/3oVYL4
Four members of the Western Air Defense Sector have been participating in the 48th annual Winston P. Wilson rifle and pistol championship at the National Guard Marksmanship and Training Center at Camp JT Robinson, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Follow the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center at https://www.facebook.com/NGMTC to keep up with results. From Left to Right: TSgt Eric Poe, MSgt Shay Brockman, TSgt Cameron Riedl and SSgt Shane Key.
Welcome to the 225th Air Defense Group Assumption of Command Ceremony where Col. Scott Humphrey assumes command. The 225th Air Defense Squadron will change command from Col. Brett Bosselmann to Lt. Col. Brian Bergren. The 225th Support Squadron will change command from Col. Paige Abbott to Col. Brett Bosselmann. Washington National Guard | America's AOC | Washington National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader | Joint Base Lewis-McChord | Eastern Air Defense Sector | Commander, Washington Air National Guard |
The Western Air Defense Sector will be going live at 1 pm today for the 225th Air Defense Group Assumption of Command and the 225th Air Defense Squadron and 225th Support Squadron Change of Commands.
Congratulations CMSgt Doyle on your induction.
The April edition of the Washington National Guard Youth events and activities.
The Western Air Defense Sector is proud to work side by side with our RCAF Detachment of Air Battle Managers guarding America's skies 24/7 and we wish them a happy 95th birthday.
RT @waEMD: We're one week away from our deadline for our @washakeout video contest for Washington state teens with cash prizes from @Cascad
RT @USNationalGuard: Photo of the Day: Casket bearers carry the remains of World War II Soldier Cpl. Joseph Akers to his final resting plac…
Gurchetan Singh wanted to serve his country, he also wanted to stay true to his faith as a practicing Sikh. After 1… https://t.co/WO2QYSjZ4u
RT @BethelSD: Come see a Black Hawk helicopter up close and personal and talk with members of the @WANationalGuard at ABC Day. This year's…
RT @KeithKOMO4: DEPLOYING TO JORDAN: 400 WA National Guard soldiers heading to the Middle East. They say they’re ready if fighting breaks o…
RT @KeithKOMO4: DEPLOYING TO JORDAN: 400 WA National Guard soldiers heading to the Middle East. They say they’re ready if fighting breaks o…
RT @KeithKOMO4: WA National Guard soldiers heading to the Middle East. https://t.co/q6ZMO29VsJ
RT @KeithKOMO4: DEPLOYING TO JORDAN: 400 WA National Guard soldiers heading to the Middle East. They say they’re ready if fighting breaks o…
RT @WAANGCC: Our boss lifts this week were an amazing opportunity for employers to get a close look at how WA Air Guardsmen serve our state…
Troopers from the 1-303d CAV Regt. Are preparing for tomorrow’s deployment ceremony. #WAGuard https://t.co/NZfVsVBxbG
RT @KMReevesWA: Amazing experience w/@WANationalGuard, gaining better understanding how our #citizenservicemembers bring day-job experience…
While our Air Guard is busy with #WALEG during an @WA_ESGR Boss Lift our Counterdrug program is teach tactical medi… https://t.co/6W9i4bkTym
RT @KMReevesWA: It’s a full-time job for the #WesternAirDefense team & our @WANationalGuard #citizenservicemembers! They are “Guard”ing th…
@RepLeavitt @hanszeiger @RepReevesWA @stokesbary Some great Legislative members there!
RT @RepLeavitt: Great to be with these legislative folks as we are briefed on the varied activities of the Guard from cyberops to Western A…
RT @RepLeavitt: Here at Camp Murray for BossLift day. Thank you to General Jeffries and the Guard for the overview to employers who hire ou…
RT @WAMilAffairs: At @WANationalGuard this am hearing briefing on domestic support provided by WA #citizenservicemembers. Amazing scope cov…
RT @KMReevesWA: At @WANationalGuard this am for briefing on critical missions in #wamilitary! Thousands of #citizenservicemembers in WA su…
RT @WA_ESGR: Getting ready for day 1 of a 2 day #Bosslift with the 141st ARW and the @WANationalGuard! @ESGR #knowyourmil #GuardStrong #Air