Western Air Defense Sector ops center opens
Representative Adam Smith (left) and Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Lowenberg preside at the opening of the Western Air Defense Sector's state-of-the-art operations center Nov. 20. The ceremony culminated an 18-month effort, with WADS now a significant, technically advanced deterrent against asymmetrical threats over a significant portion of America's airspace. Congressman Smith represents Washington State's 9th District; General Lowenberg is Washington State's adjutant general. (U.S. Air Force photo/Randy Rubattino)

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