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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.
  • Blue Episode 26: United in Defense

    Operation Noble Eagle has become an enduring mission in the years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, protecting the United States and Canada from airborne aggression. The North American Aerospace Defense Command is bi-national, bringing U.S. and Canadian forces together to provide aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning for the defense of North America.
  • 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.
  • NORAD intercepts stolen aircraft from SEATAC

    Federal Aviation Administration reported a stolen Bombardier Q400 aircraft from Horizon Airlines from Seattle-Tacoma airport and requested DoD assistance.
  • WADS organizes large air intercept exercise

    Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air defense enterprise completed a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise here July 26.
  • 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.
  • WADS wins First Air Force Command and Control Unit of the Year, three members win individual awards

    The Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) has been recognized by Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region – First Air Force (CONR-1AF) as the Command and Control Unit of the Year. In addition, three Washington Air National Guardsmen assigned to the WADS have been recognized as outstanding performers.
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WADS welcomes Canadian Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett as the new Canadian Detachment Commander. www.wads.ang.af.mil/news/article-display/article/1574457/wads-welcomes-new-canadian-detachment-commander/
A new full-time AGR job opening at the Western Air Defense Sector is C2 Battle Management Operations Craftsman (E-7). Closes July 5th. Please visit www.wads.ang.af.mil/Jobs for more information.
WADS hosted 60 civilian employers during last week’s ESGR Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Bosslift. Employers flew an air refueling mission with the 141st Air Refueling Wing KC-135s, toured WADS and the 262nd Cyberspace Operations Squadron.
Thank you ESGR Washington for giving the Western Air Defense Sector an opportunity to show employers how the WADS guards America's skies 24/7/365.
“The exercise serves a key role in Washington National Guard’s partnership with the Royal Thai Air Force and Royal… https://t.co/IjM8z2ILx4
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The Snohomish based 176th Engineers traveled back to Thailand for the first time since 2015 to build a school for k… https://t.co/GKwZ7eCEpj
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RT @WAANGCC: 10 years making a difference in the lives of thousands of Washington youth! We are so fortunate to have a program like the @Wa
“Being able to provide a usable product to Federal, State, Local, and Tribal communities is valuable,”
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"From 2001 to 2013 we only saw a few activations for wildfires, now it is every year," said Maj. Gen. Bret Daughert… https://t.co/3ADJSGofpQ
It’s becoming a summer tradition for @WANationalGuard, and not the good kind. Since 2014, more than 4,500 Guardsmen… https://t.co/4CabKdUnLc
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