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  • 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
  • 225th Air Defense Group activated at WADS

    The first Air Defense Group in Washington Air National Guard history was activated Saturday afternoon during a three-part ceremony at the French Theater on Fort Lewis.The 225th Air Defense Group was activated by Brig. Gen. John S. Tuohy, Washington state assistant adjutant general - Air. With the new designation, existing WADS leaders were formally
  • Guardsmen closing the gap in the 21st WADS CANAM Hockey Classic

    Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard's Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) and the Canadian detachment of WADS came together Friday for the 21st Annual CanAm Hockey Classic at the Sprinker Rink.Spanaway, WA - The Western Air Defense Sector, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is responsible for continuously monitoring the skies of the
  • Canadian Detachment helps support U.S. Air Defense

    As part of NORAD's commitment to providing aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America, many Canadian military members find themselves assigned to or training with the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington.According to Canadian Capt. Kevin Long, 51st Aerospace Control and Warning Operational
  • CONR responds to disturbance aboard Hawaiian Airlines flight

    Two Air Force fighter jets based in Portland, Ore., scrambled Wednesday afternoon when a commercial airliner reported having a disruptive passenger aboard.The F-15 Eagles, piloted by Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, immediately jumped into action after receiving notification from the Western Air Defense Sector,
  • 505th Command and Control Wing radar expert rings in New Year with lifesaving action

    For one lucky pilot, just making it to 2009 was the highlight of his New Year's Day, thanks to the quick-thinking expertise of a radar expert from the 505th Command and Control Wing's 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron.Paul Christensen, a 23-year old pilot of a Taylor Craft-21 single-engine aircraft, left Moscow-Pullman, Wash. bound for Slate Creek,
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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