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  • WADS Wraps Up Enduring Partners 2024 Exercise

    Airmen from the Royal Thai Air Force and the Washington Air National Guard’s 225th Air Defense Squadron participated in a subject matter expert exchange during the Enduring Partners 2024 exercise that was simultaneously held at the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and

  • WADS Sends Command and Control SMEs to Cope Tiger 2024

    As part of the State Partnership Program with Thailand, the Washington Air National Guard’s Western Air Defense Sector sent a delegation of four Command and Control (C2) subject matter experts to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, March 18-28, to participate in the annual Cope Tiger exercise

  • WADS Air Battle Manager Newest U.S. Navy TOPGUN Graduate

    An air battle manager from the Western Air Defense Sector graduated from the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), held at the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) on Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, April 19, 2024.

  • Seattle ARTCC visits WADS

    The Federal Aviation Administration and the Western Air Defense Sector have a long-standing interagency working relationship to support Operation Noble Eagle (ONE). The control of the North American airspace is a primary mission for NORAD under ONE which focuses on threats that may originate within

  • WADS Airman named ANG winner of 2021 Vaught Visionary Leadership Award

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown released his strategic approach entitled “Accelerate Change or Lose” in August 2020. One of his key factors that will allow the service to accelerate that change is empowered Airmen can solve any problem, a people-first approach.

  • WADS Airmen support Food Lifeline COVID Response Center

    The Washington National Guard has over 250 Army and Air National Guardsmen assisting the Food Lifeline COVID Response Center in Seattle by processing, packing, and distributing food and goods to more than 300 food banks across 17 counties in Washington state