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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 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

  • 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 Mission Training Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    The Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the opening of its new Mission Training Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, October 5, 2023, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region deputy commander, Royal Canadian Air Force

  • 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

  • Artificial Intelligence-Based Battle Management Training Rolled Out

    The Western Air Defense Sector rolled out a cutting edge video game like training system, Aug. 26-27, 2021, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The system, called Battle Management Training NEXT (BMTN), provides command and control battle management operators sustained, high quality, low cost