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  • WADS Supports Exercise Falcon Hawk 24

    The Western Air Defense Sector’s 225th Air Defense Squadron deployed two Battle Management Teams (BMT) to support exercise Falcon Hawk 24 to Louisiana and Mississippi, May 30, 2024.

  • WADS Partners with the FAA for Joint Technical Inspections in Arizona

    The National Airspace System (NAS) Defense Program is a joint DOD and Federal Aviation Administration system program for the air defense of the continental United States. It consists of long and short-range surveillance radars and radios primarily operated and maintained by the FAA with the

  • WADS New Agile Operations Center Operational

    The Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the opening of its new Agile Operations Center on Jan. 26 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the adjutant general for Washington; Liz Larter, deputy chief of staff and district director for Rep. Marilyn Strickland, and WADS leadership

  • Campbell New WADS Canadian Detachment Commander

    The Canadian Detachment at the Western Air Defense Sector officially changed command Aug. 4, 2022.Royal Canadian Air Force Col. Jody Hanson relinquished command to RCAF Lt. Col. Dale Campbell. Campbell’s responsibilities will include leading the 15-member Canadian Detachment and serving as the

  • WADS welcomes Hanson as New Canadian Detachment Commander

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Canadian Detachment at the Western Air Defense Sector officially changed command July 8. Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. Col. Jody Hanson assumed command from RCAF Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett, who finished a three-year tour of duty as the Canadian Detachment

  • 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