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  • WADS Wraps Up Enduring Partners 2024 Exercise

    Airmen from the Royal Thai Air Force and the Washington Air National Guard’s 225th Air Defense Squadron participated in a subject matter expert exchange during the Enduring Partners 2024 exercise that was simultaneously held at the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and

  • Washington National Guardsman Reconnects with Palauan Roots

    Air Force Maj. Marvin Yamada Jr. was born on Guam, a 30-mile-long island in the Western Pacific Ocean — a place, it is said, where America’s day begins — to two native Palauans. Today, he serves in the Washington National Guard as a mission crew commander in the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint

  • WADS Sends Command and Control SMEs to Cope Tiger 2024

    As part of the State Partnership Program with Thailand, the Washington Air National Guard’s Western Air Defense Sector sent a delegation of four Command and Control (C2) subject matter experts to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, March 18-28, to participate in the annual Cope Tiger exercise

  • WADS Air Battle Manager Newest U.S. Navy TOPGUN Graduate

    An air battle manager from the Western Air Defense Sector graduated from the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), held at the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) on Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, April 19, 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

  • WADS Lends Expertise to ARC WEBTAC 2023 Security Forces Working Group

    For the past two decades, the Air Reserve Component Weapons and Tactics Conference (ARC WEPTAC) has stood as a beacon of collaboration and strategic planning for the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command. Since its inception in 1999, the conference has been an annual gathering held each

  • WADS Celebrates 25th Air Division’s 75th Anniversary

    As the United States Air Force 25th Air Division marks its 75th anniversary since its creation, it's an opportune moment to reflect on the pivotal milestones and historic events that have defined the 25th Air Division's distinguished legacy. Throughout the years, the 25th Air Division has been at