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  • 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.
  • WADS Canadian Detachment members awarded CAF Special Service Medals

    Two members of the Western Air Defense Sector Canadian Detachment were awarded Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Special Service Medals (SSM) with NATO bar during the WADS annual awards ceremony Dec. 1, 2018 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
  • 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.
  • WADS air battle manager graduates Air Defense Artillery Fire Control Officers course

    A Western Air Defense Sector air battle manager had an opportunity to expand his Joint Force interoperability knowledge and skills with 11 other Army officers when he attended the Air Defense Artillery Fire Control Officers (ADAFCO), Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico, in July 2018.
  • WADS member places 1st at bodybuilding competition

    Age is just a number for a former Western Air Defense Sector Chief Master Sergeant who now works as federal employee with the WADS in military personnel. Richard Gonzales is showing members of the WADS that at the age of 57, you can still maintain an extremely high level of physical fitness. Combining a tailored fitness routine with a proper diet allowed Gonzales to achieve his fitness goals by competing in multiple bodybuilding competitions over the last six months.
  • 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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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.
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This photo of Spc. Derek Price from the 176th Engineer Company was one of about a hundred photos selected Army-wide… https://t.co/GTng8gKgNs
The @JBLM_PAO Fire Department teamed up withthe @WANationalGuard Western Air Defense Sector to conduct training - https://t.co/bhXQxJM8XS
The @WANationalGuard and Malaysian Armed Forces are preparing for two exercises this upcoming spring as part of the… https://t.co/CJNbEVYcf6
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RT @RepDerekKilmer: Thinking about everyone in Port Orchard affected by the reported tornado. Please listen to first responders and avoid d…
RT @NWSSeattle: Based on radar imagery & video evidence, a tornado touched down south of Port Orchard this afternoon shortly before 2 PM. W…
RT @ScottSKOMO: TORNADO IN PORT ORCHARD -- pics are insane for Washington. KOMO Live aerial video in link: https://t.co/ucQkIKxY6G https://…
RT @Mynorthwest: Approximately five to seven homes were damaged by a tornado in south Kitsap County just before 2 p.m. https://t.co/k59fYx…
RT @komonews: We're streaming our continuing coverage of the possible tornado in Port Orchard, WA here: https://t.co/2fJP2PSby0
RT @NWSSeattle: Additional showers moving into Port Orchard area over the next hour. Some showers, with an isolated t-storm possible, elsew…
RT @komonews: BREAKING: Air 4 is in Port Orchard where a tornado touched down this afternoon. WATCH: https://t.co/AT61GaqHuo https://t.co…
Recently members of the @WANationalGuard traveled to Malaysia for the Bersama Warrior and Keris final planning con… https://t.co/Jb9TOZxG1E