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  • WADS able to scramble jets faster after lean improvement process

    When an unidentified aircraft comes up on the screens at the Western Air Defense Sector, it took 18 distinct steps and a whole host of people to decide whether to scramble jets and determine if the aircraft posed a threat.
  • WADS Airman supports Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

    A Washington Air National Guardsman assigned to the Western Air Defense Sector deployed in his civilian job capacity using his military training expertise to support Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico during the first two weeks of October.
  • U.S. wins WADS Softball Challenge Cup 25-10

    The Canadian Detachment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord had a very successful first inning of the JBLM Can-Am Challenge Cup softball game Oct. 6 at Baker Field on McChord Field. After five runs scored, Keith Spilley suggested loudly from Canada’s dugout that the game be called due to weather.
  • WADS provides air defense expertise to Guatemalan Air Force

    Three members of the Western Air Defense Sector’s 225th Air Defense Squadron travelled to Guatemala in August to provide air defense expertise to the Guatemalan Air Force.
  • Boone named American Red Cross Hometown Hero

    Aaron Boone, a finance specialist for the Western Air Defense Sector, was recognized as an American Red Cross Hometown Hero Sept. 28 by the American Red Cross Association Northwest Region for his donation of blood platelets 26 times over a 15-month period.
  • WADS remotely saves over 800 Hurricane Harvey victims

    The Western Air Defense Sector on Joint Base Lewis-McChord diligently worked with dozens of agencies and first responders in direct support of search and rescue operations in the Houston area following the wake of destruction left by Hurricane Harvey since Aug 30.
  • 23rd Annual Canada vs U.S.A. Hockey Challenge

    The Canadian Detachment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has never lost the hockey portion of the Can-Am Challenge Cup series with McChord Fields’ Western Air Defense Sector.
  • WADS awarded 2nd Canadian Air Division Commander's Commendation

    During the Western Air Defense Sector Canadian Detachment’s annual Mess Dinner marking the 93rd anniversary of the formation of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) April 7, the 2nd Canadian Air Division/Air Force Doctrine and Training Division commander recognized WADS with the 2nd CAD Commander’s Unit Commendation citation.
  • Director of Air National Guard visits WADS

    Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Director of the Air National Guard recognized three members of the Western Air Defense Sector for outstanding performance Feb. 14.
  • WADS wins four Washington Air National Guard awards

    Four members of the Western Air Defense Sector won in their respective categories during the 8th annual Washington Air National Guard awards banquet held at the Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, Wash., on Jan. 28.
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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.
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