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  • Air defense exercise to test NORTHCOM response

    Months of planning and preparations are being tested as Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors participate in Exercise Amalgam Dart '09, a major U.S. Northern Command air defense exercise here June 18 through 20.The exercise is one of several North American Aerospace Defense Command and USNORTHCOM exercises under the Ardent Sentry '09 exercise series.More
  • Air Guard chief selected as NORTHCOM advisor

    An Air National Guard command chief master sergeant has been selected as a command senior enlisted advisor for a combatant command. It is the first time an Air Guardsman has been selected for that position.Chief Master Sgt. W. Allen Usry, the current Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force (AFNORTH) command chief, will take over as North
  • WADS, FAA, Navy pilots aid airmen "in the blind"

    Roland Manarin pulled his Epic LT turboprop from the runway at Fairbanks International, climbing smoothly into what he hoped would be a memorable southerly sortie around Mount McKinley, and then on to Ketchikan, Alaska.His co-pilot Harlon Hain, an Epic Aircraft instructor pilot, planned to take full advantage of the balmy August skies by helping
  • WADS dedicates historic aircraft

    The Western Air Defense Sector hosted a formal dedication ceremony here May 21 for a historic F-16 static display.The aircraft, F-16A S/N 82-0929, was one of the three F-16s scrambled against hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, 2001. The aircraft and its pilot on that day - Lt. Col. Brad Derrig, commander of the 119th Operations Group, North Dakota Air
  • WADS contributes to lifesaving event

    The Western Air Defense Sector, a unit of the Washington Air National Guard, played a vital role in saving lives on Oct. 26 as wild fires blazed in Southern California. While on a night mission under WADS' tactical control, a P-3 Orion anti-submarine aircraft from the Navy's Patrol Squadron VP 46, Whidbey Island, Wash., spotted a home in an
  • WADS blazes in to help

    For the first time in its history, the Western Air Defense Sector, a unit of the Washington Air National Guard, recently supported U.S. Northern Command's Defense Support to Civil Authority mission by helping to fight California wildfires.While still focusing on their normal daily duties of "Guarding America's Skies," the folks at WADS took on the
  • New "Warrior Airman" exhibit opens at USAF Museum

    The Airman's Creed promises that members of today's Air Force will be the nation's, "Sword and shield, its sentry defender and avenger." That sentiment was duly reinforced Jan.12 when the National Museum of the United States Air Force opened its "Warrior Airmen" exhibit. The newest addition to the museum honors how today's fight-focused Air Force
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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