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  • WADS Sends Command and Control SMEs to Cope Tiger 2024

    As part of the State Partnership Program with Thailand, the Washington Air National Guard’s Western Air Defense Sector sent a delegation of four Command and Control (C2) subject matter experts to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, March 18-28, to participate in the annual Cope Tiger exercise

  • WADS Air Battle Manager Newest U.S. Navy TOPGUN Graduate

    An air battle manager from the Western Air Defense Sector graduated from the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), held at the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) on Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, April 19, 2024.

  • WADS DPH Designed and Successfully Implemented Unique Resilience Program

    The demands of military service can take a toll on the mental health of service members and their families. Mental health disorders comprise a large percentage of the hospitalizations of military members, and prevention and early intervention strategies are critical for successfully supporting

  • WADS Partners with the FAA for Joint Technical Inspections in Arizona

    The National Airspace System (NAS) Defense Program is a joint DOD and Federal Aviation Administration system program for the air defense of the continental United States. It consists of long and short-range surveillance radars and radios primarily operated and maintained by the FAA with the

  • WADS New Agile Operations Center Operational

    The Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the opening of its new Agile Operations Center on Jan. 26 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the adjutant general for Washington; Liz Larter, deputy chief of staff and district director for Rep. Marilyn Strickland, and WADS leadership

  • WADS Lends Expertise to ARC WEBTAC 2023 Security Forces Working Group

    For the past two decades, the Air Reserve Component Weapons and Tactics Conference (ARC WEPTAC) has stood as a beacon of collaboration and strategic planning for the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command. Since its inception in 1999, the conference has been an annual gathering held each

  • WADS Celebrates 25th Air Division’s 75th Anniversary

    As the United States Air Force 25th Air Division marks its 75th anniversary since its creation, it's an opportune moment to reflect on the pivotal milestones and historic events that have defined the 25th Air Division's distinguished legacy. Throughout the years, the 25th Air Division has been at

  • WADS Mission Training Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    The Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the opening of its new Mission Training Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, October 5, 2023, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region deputy commander, Royal Canadian Air Force