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  • 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.
  • WADS organizes large air intercept exercise

    Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air defense enterprise completed a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise here July 26.
  • WADS Welcomes New Canadian Detachment Commander

    The Canadian Detachment at the Western Air Defense Sector officially changed command Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett assumed command from Lt. Col. Matthew Wappler, who finished a three-year tour of duty as the Canadian Detachment commanding officer. Fawcett’s responsibilities will include leading the 15-member Canadian Detachment and serving as part of the WADS staff. Wappler is transferring to 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the senior staff officer for Aerospace Capabilities and Readiness.
  • Washington Air National Guard hosts ESGR Bosslift

    Experiencing a midair refueling of fighter aircraft during a training mission with the Washington Air National Guard’s 141st Air Refueling Wing was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 60 civilian employers taking part in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Bosslift program June 6-7, 2018.
  • AMALGAM EAGLE 18 exercise planners visit WADS

    AMALGAM EAGLE 18 exercise planners from the U.S. and Mexico toured the Western Air Defense Sector May 22, 2018. AMALGAM EAGLE 18 is a NORAD/U.S. Northern Command tactical exercise which is designed to enhance mutual warning and information sharing procedures in support of a cooperative response to illicit flights that cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • WADS provides air defense for Super Bowl 52

    While the New England Patriots were taking on the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis Sunday, the Western Air Defense Sector was guarding the airspace around U.S. Bank Stadium.
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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.
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