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  • WADS Canadian Detachment celebrates the 92nd anniversary of the RCAF

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The 92nd Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was celebrated by the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) Canadian Detachment’s annual RCAF Mess Dinner at the American Lake Conference Center April 15.
  • National Public Health Week is April 4 - 10

    The first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings communities together to recognize the contributions of public health workers and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. The theme for this year is “Healthiest Nation 2030.” The Offutt AFB Public Health Flight has joined the nation in this
  • Legislation passes to provide Guardsmen with hunting licenses

    On March 31, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1351, giving several types of recreational hunting licenses at no cost to members of the Washington National Guard, who are residents, as a benefit for being part of the Guard.The legislation, introduced in January 2015 by the National Guard Association of Washington and spearheaded by Rep. Brian Blake
  • Major Trent Bramham retires after 27 years of military service

    Lt. Col. Daniel Wrazien presents Major Trent Bramham with the U.S. flag flown over the State Capitol Building in Olympia in honor of his retirement. He has held various positions during his career to include KC-135 aircraft pneudraulic system specialist, C-141 flight engineer, and an air battle manager at WADS. In his spare time, he earned his
  • Western Air Defense Sector holds Annual Top Scope Competition

    The Western Air Defense Sector’s (WADS) annual Top Scope competition was held Feb. 16-18, testing operations crew members in their ability to detect, identify, and defend against air breathing threats in difficult simulated scenarios. Three teams of five members competed in the local competition with individual top performers advancing to the NORAD
  • March is Nutrition Awareness Month: Healthy eating advances AF readiness and mission success

    Think twice before biting in. Are you making a smart food choice?  Healthy eating coupled with active living, is the foundation for healthy living, which is critical to maintaining a ready and deployable force. Optimal nutrition keeps Airmen performance ready –mentally and physically prepared for mission success. It enables faster recovery from
  • Hockey: Nail-biting game for Guardsmen at the 22nd annual Canuck USA Hockey Classic

    Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard's Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) and the Canadian Detachment of WADS came together Feb. 19 for the 22nd Annual Canuck USA Hockey Classic at the Sprinker Rink in Spanaway, Washington. The Western Air Defense Sector, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is responsible for continuously monitoring the
  • Col. Paige Abbott takes command of 225th Support Squadron

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Col. Paige Abbott formally took command of the Washington Air National Guard's 225th Support Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony Jan. 29 at the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) at McChord Field. Col. William Krueger, 225th Air Defense Group (ADG) commander, officiated over the ceremony.In her first
  • Lt. Col. Brett Bosselmann takes command of 225th Air Defense Squadron

    Members of the 225th Air Defense Squadron (ADS) welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony Jan. 29 at the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) at McChord Field.  Lt. Col. Brett Bosselmann took command of the 225th ADS from Col. Paige Abbott, who assumed command of the 225th Support Squadron. Col. William Krueger, 225th Air
  • New Canadian detachment commanding officer joins Western Air Defense Sector

    The Canadian Detachment from the Western Air Defense Sector shows how binational cooperation can work. But, as with nearly all military units, every three years, it is time for a new position — often in a different place.In a ceremony Wednesday at the WADS headquarters on McChord Field, Lt. Col. M.G. Roberts handed over the position of commander
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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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