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  • WADS team runs 491 miles during 24-Hour POW/MIA Run

    Over 50 members of the Western Air Defense Sector ran a combined total of 491 miles during the 24-Hour POW/MIA Remembrance Run at the McChord Field track Sept. 19-20, 2019. WADS placed first in the team division with the 1-94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, finishing second with 288.5 miles and the 627th Security Forces Squadron finishing third with 241.5 miles.
  • WADS ABMs participate in Exercise Rainier War

    The Western Air Defense Sector participated in Exercise Rainier War June 26, 2019. Rainier War is semiannual large formation exercise, hosted by the 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations.
  • Bergren assumes command of the 225th Air Defense Squadron

    Lt. Col. Brian Bergren assumed command of the 225th Air Defense Squadron during a change of command ceremony at the Pierce County Readiness Center on Camp Murray, April 10, 2019.
  • Ultra-Running Podcast with WADS air battle manager

    1st Lt. Krosby Keller, 225th Air Defense Squadron air battle manager is an avid ultra runner. Most people think of long distance running in terms of marathon or 26.2 miles. Ultra running goes even further -- 50, 100 even 200 miles! Listen to the Washington National Guard Raven Conversations podcast for an indepth interview about Keller's experiences running 100 mile races.
  • 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.
  • Two WADS Airmen win silver at regional powerlifting competition

    Two WADS Airmen assigned to the 225th Support Squadron won silver medals at the Northwest Regional USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Competition in July and are headed to Nationals next week.
  • Two WADS ultra-runners complete 174 miles during POW/MIA Remembrance Run

    Running one marathon in a day isn’t enough for two Western Air Defense Sector members. 1st Lt. Krosby Keller and Bruce Robie challenged their athletic limits by jointly running the equivalent of more than six marathons during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord 24-Hour POW/MIA Remembrance Run Sept. 18-19, 2018.
  • 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.
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