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  • Air Defense Goes Agile In The Homeland

    For the past month, Airmen from the Western Air Defense Sector's 225th Air Defense Squadron have been innovating mobile tactical command and control planning and exercises to inch closer to a vision of agile combat employment (ACE) to protect the homeland.On Apr. 25, 2023, WADS continued testing of

  • 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

  • Boltjes Assumes Command of WADS

    Col. Travis T. Boltjes became the new commander of the Western Air Defense Sector during a virtual change of command ceremony Jan. 4, 2023, in the WADS conference room located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • WADS welcomes 2022-2024 Honorary Commander

    JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wa. -- The Western Air Defense Sector welcomed its 2022-2024 honorary commander, Ashley Krebs, during an assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 29, 2022. Krebs is the marketing director for the Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse in

  • 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