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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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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
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 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.
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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.
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