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  • WADS keeps airspace secure during Super Bowl LI

    While a large portion of the world tuned in Sunday for Super Bowl LI to watch the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons, the Western Air Defense Sector was busy guarding the skies over NGR Stadium in Houston, Texas, as part of NORAD’s Operation Noble Eagle air defense mission.
  • Operation Ham Grenade

    The 2016 Operation Ham Grenade began early this morning when 30 members from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Air Force Association (AFA), and Pierce Military and Business Alliance delivered 20 complimentary holiday hams to Western Air Defense Sector junior servicemembers as a way to show their appreciation and support.
  • WADS logs 259 miles during POW/MIA Run

    Members of the Western Air Defense Sector ran in the 24-Hour POW/MIA Remembrance Run at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 14 to 15.
  • WADS dedicates F-15A Eagle

    The Western Air Defense Sector hosted a formal dedication ceremony Sept. 13 at the WADS Air Park for a McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle, S/N 76-116.
  • WADS U.S. vs Canada Softball Challenge Cup

    Twice a year the Washington Air National Guard’s Western Air Defense Sector holds a sports day where American and Canadian service members assigned to the unit can engage in a friendly battle for superiority on the hockey ice and on the softball fields.
  • 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
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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 https://www.flickr.com/gp/kimberlyburkepa/3oVYL4
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 https://www.facebook.com/NGMTC 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.
The April edition of the Washington National Guard Youth events and activities.
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.
RT @ArngEd: Forever GI BILL (post 9/11 also called colmery act) Updates to HOUSING ALLOWANCE section 107& 501 #GIBILL #WAARNG @wanationalgu
How do you get a @WANationalGuard Stryker to Langley for the @RagnarRelay Northwest Passage? Take a @wsferries of c… https://t.co/qrveJ2Kq3k
While at the U.S. Army War College, Lt. Col. Adam was awarded the Army Commendation Medal in front of his peers for… https://t.co/ho31R0G3PN
Last month, Lt. Col. David Adam, a flight surgeon with @WANationalGuard was in the right place to answer the call a… https://t.co/qkfDIhCecy
RT @KeithKOMO4: EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS is the state ready for the big one? State Emergency Mgmt Dir Robert Ezelle interview. #KOMONews htt…
RT @USNationalGuard: Delivering babies is not what Senior Airman Travis Cunningham, of the @WANationalGuard, usually does at work, but one…
RT @waEMD: If we had an #earthquake today, would you be prepared? Do you have emergency supplies? Do you know how to protect yourself from…
RT @DVIDSHub: 194th Guardsman @WANationalGuard makes a #SpecialDelivery on #Washington roadside! Check out the incredible story here: https…
While on duty as a member of the @wastatepatrol SrATravis Cunningham had to deliver above the call of duty for one… https://t.co/ZM4xRoxHnM
The @WANationalGuard Raven Conversations podcast is now on @iHeartRadio, joining @Spotify, @Itunes and @GooglePlayhttps://t.co/RySRhRniBj
RT @waEMD: @Geoff_EM If you like Podcasts, our geologic hazards supervisor sat down a couple months back with the @WANationalGuard https://…
RT @Marc_Poblete: Congratulations to SFC (#Retired) Daniel Reis, for an honorable 20-year service within the @WANationalGuard @USArmy!👍🏻🇺🇸G…
RT @USNationalGuard: For eight years, Panther Strike has set the standard for military intelligence training for the @USArmy; that's why @W
Last week the @WANationalGuard meet with the Coastal counties of Washington state to discuss Tsunami preparedness a… https://t.co/cFj3auPXjg
Earlier this month the @WANationalGuard took part in the @wasummercon , thanks to everyone that stopped by to learn… https://t.co/XX72PYlQi9
RT @USNationalGuard: The @WANationalGuard isn't waiting around to make sure they're ready to fight wildfires. Go Guard! https://t.co/QGw2w…
RT @drewmikkelsenk5: The @WANationalGuard isn’t waiting around to get trained to fight wildfires. https://t.co/5YvJ2eNs0P
RT @RepLeavitt: I am so impressed with the hard work and 16 hour days these men and women are doing to ramp up and be skilled and ready whe…
Earlier today, leaders from the @WANationalGuard joined @RepLeavitt as they toured the @waDNR_fire training area ne… https://t.co/9POnOhALJV