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  • Canadian Air Defense Sector Members Complete Training at WADS

    The Western Air Defense Sector hosted 11 air battle managers of the Royal Canadian Air Force for a five week period this fall in order to complete their qualification training. The air battle managers were deployed from 3 Wing and 22 Wing of the RCAF.
  • Confined space exercise at WADS power plant

    The Western Air Defense Sector conducted an arc flash injury exercise inside the WADS power plant Nov. 13, 2018. The exercise was designed to help the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fire Department become accustom to working safely around the WADS unique power plant equipment and practice confined space rescue procedures.
  • WADS annual award winners announced

    The winners of the 2018 Western Air Defense Sector annual awards were announced during a ceremony Dec. 1, 2018. The nominees for each award category were the winners of their respective unit annual awards. The WADS is made up of the 225th Air Defense Group, 225th Air Defense Squadron and 225th Support Squadron.
  • NORAD commander thanks WADS for actions after plane stolen near Seattle

    The NORAD and USNORTHCOM commander arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 23 to personally thank the men and women of the Western Air Defense Sector for their quick actions when a Horizon Bombardier Q400 commercial plane was stolen from SeaTac International Airport Aug. 10.
  • Lewis assumes command of WADS

    Col. Gregory R. Lewis became the new commander of the Western Air Defense Sector during an assumption of command ceremony at the Washington Army National Guard Readiness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord July 31, 2018.
  • WADS Welcomes New Canadian Detachment Commander

    The Canadian Detachment at the Western Air Defense Sector officially changed command Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett assumed command from Lt. Col. Matthew Wappler, who finished a three-year tour of duty as the Canadian Detachment commanding officer. Fawcett’s responsibilities will include leading the 15-member Canadian Detachment and serving as part of the WADS staff. Wappler is transferring to 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the senior staff officer for Aerospace Capabilities and Readiness.
  • Washington Air National Guard hosts ESGR Bosslift

    Experiencing a midair refueling of fighter aircraft during a training mission with the Washington Air National Guard’s 141st Air Refueling Wing was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 60 civilian employers taking part in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Bosslift program June 6-7, 2018.
  • 23rd Annual Canada vs U.S.A. Hockey Challenge

    The Canadian Detachment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has never lost the hockey portion of the Can-Am Challenge Cup series with McChord Fields’ Western Air Defense Sector.
  • Director of Air National Guard visits WADS

    Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Director of the Air National Guard recognized three members of the Western Air Defense Sector for outstanding performance Feb. 14.
  • WADS keeps airspace secure during Super Bowl LI

    While a large portion of the world tuned in Sunday for Super Bowl LI to watch the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons, the Western Air Defense Sector was busy guarding the skies over NGR Stadium in Houston, Texas, as part of NORAD’s Operation Noble Eagle air defense mission.
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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.
Now they have grabbed a Blackhawk https://t.co/jmeGTk6R8l
#StarWars Bounty Hunters have taken over one of our vehicles. We need a #Jedi , #BobaFett #wasummercon @wasummercon https://t.co/8KSoeJ00B0
The #WAGuard is out @wasummercon today and tomorrow, come check out the cool military gear on display! https://t.co/oYYKH80SR9
@NationalGuard @USArmy That is your @WANationalGuard jumping past Mt. Rainier!!! #WAGuard
Set up is happening now at the @wasummercon for the #WAGuard - Strykers, Helicopters, Flight Simulators, Zombie Dec… https://t.co/M4TRrl8Ctu
She is doing AMAZING work in Malaysia for the @WANationalGuard and @USNationalGuard #SPP https://t.co/59RrK9VXii
@RaleySandra @Mrs_Etulain We are so happy you enjoy the experience. Couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for a flight! #WashingtonSummers
Thank you gentlemen #DDay75thAnniversary #DDay75years #DDay https://t.co/GS5qz86qcf
RT @DeptofDefense: How did the U.S. and its allies manage to get thousands of paratroopers to drop in the right place on D-Day? Watch tod…
RT @DeptofDefense: The @USAREURBand and Chorus pay tribute to the lives lost during Operation Tiger. Operation Tiger, also known as Exercis…
RT @WA_ESGR: Congratulations to @bradejung of @Russell_Invest on being awarded an @ESGR Patriot Award. Jung was nominated by a former emplo…
RT @WAANGCC: The WA ANG has 60 seats reserved for employers of our outstanding Airmen.  The Bosslift allows employers to experience first-h…
RT @WA_ESGR: Save the Date: Military Hiring Event, June 03, 2019, T-Mobile Park, Seattle. This event is free and is open to active duty se…
RT @theterbush: Continuing #VolcanoPreparednessMonth, I spoke with @WANationalGuard on the Raven Conversations #Podcast. Listen in for some…