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  • Crane hoists WADS F-15 static display to permanent pedestal

    A large crane carefully hoisted a McDonnel Douglas F-15A Eagle onto its display pedestal at the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) Air Park June 14. The unit received approval from the National Museum of the Air Force to acquire the F-15 from the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (as known as the "Boneyard") located at Davis-Monthan AFB,
  • WADS wins First Air Force Command and Control Unit of the Year, three members win individual awards

    The Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) has been recognized by Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region – First Air Force (CONR-1AF) as the Command and Control Unit of the Year. In addition, three Washington Air National Guardsmen assigned to the WADS have been recognized as outstanding performers.
  • WADS wins USO Northwest All American Oh-Pin bowling tournament

    The Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) bowling team won the second annual USO Northwest All American Oh-Pin bowling tournament on May 24, 2016, at the Bass Pro Shop in Tacoma, Wash. The WADS team, representing the Washington National Guard, was made up of David Bauld, Elisa Layton, Michael Doing, and Chris Worden.
  • AF Men’s Health Month promotes better health, better care

    According to the National Institutes of Health, compared to women, men are more likely to smoke, drink, make unhealthy choices and delay regular checkups and medical care. While mental health issues are more common in women, men are much less likely to seek care.Many of the major health risks faced by men can be prevented or treated with early
  • WADS hosts Vietnam veterans - Angry Skipper Association

    The Western Air Defense Sector hosted a group of Vietnam aviators on May 20. The Angry Skippers Association is a group of Vietnam veterans who served with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). They include pilots, crew chiefs and maintainers who come together annually for a reunion. During their
  • Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force visits WADS

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody, center, visited the Western Air Defense Sector May 4. Cody received a first hand tour of the WADS operations floor and learned how members of the unit identify, detect and defend against airborne threats over the western portion of the continental U.S. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Kimberly D.
  • WADS members give 31 units of blood to ASBBC

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Guardsmen from the 225th Air Defense Group, Western Air Defense Sector (WADS), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, answered the Armed Services Blood Bank Center Pacific Northwest (ASBBC) call for blood donations April 30.
  • AMC commander visits the Western Air Defense Sector

    General Carlton D. Everhart II, right, Air Mobility Command commander, receives an update on the Western Air Defense Sector’s capabilities from Col. Gregor J. Leist, middle, WADS commander, during a tour of the unit’s operations floor April 6 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. WADS guards America’s skies 24/7 through the use of over 200 dedicated and
  • Secretary of the Air Force Visits WADS

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited the Western Air Defense Sector and 262nd Network Warfare Squadron as part of her tour of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The Secretary had the chance to learn about the 24/7 critical mission of WADS.
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Air Force

    (This is the first AFMS article for the Mental Health Awareness Month series.)Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness
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WADS welcomes Canadian Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett as the 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 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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