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  • 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.
  • WA ANG marksmanship team competes at Winston P. Wilson Championship

    The Washington Air National Guard sent eight marksmen from the Western Air Defense Sector, 194th Wing and 141st Air Refueling Wing to the Winston P. Wilson Championship in Little Rock, Ark., April 7-10, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Humphrey assumes command of the 225th Air Defense Group

    Col. Scott C. Humphrey became the new commander of the 225th Air Defense Group during an assumption 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • WADS air battle manager graduates Navy TOPGUN

    An Air National Guardsman was the second ever to graduate from the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), Dec 15, 2017 at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada.
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Lieutenant-General Christopher Coates, Deputy Commander NORAD, spoke at the Colorado Springs Rotary Club today about how the threats facing Canada and the United States have changed over the last 60 years and that our focus is defending the homelands. #WeHaveTheWatch #GuardingAmericasSkies (Starts at 6m:30s or -37m:14s)
If you missed the live ceremony yesterday of Col. Scott Humphrey assuming command of the 225th Air Defense Group, Lt. Col. Brian Bergren taking command of the 225th Air Defense Squadron and Col. Brett Bosselmann taking command of the 225th Support Squadron, you can view the pictures at https://www.flickr.com/gp/kimberlyburkepa/3oVYL4
Four members of the Western Air Defense Sector have been participating in the 48th annual Winston P. Wilson rifle and pistol championship at the National Guard Marksmanship and Training Center at Camp JT Robinson, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Follow the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center at https://www.facebook.com/NGMTC to keep up with results. From Left to Right: TSgt Eric Poe, MSgt Shay Brockman, TSgt Cameron Riedl and SSgt Shane Key.
Welcome to the 225th Air Defense Group Assumption of Command Ceremony where Col. Scott Humphrey assumes command. The 225th Air Defense Squadron will change command from Col. Brett Bosselmann to Lt. Col. Brian Bergren. The 225th Support Squadron will change command from Col. Paige Abbott to Col. Brett Bosselmann. Washington National Guard | America's AOC | Washington National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader | Joint Base Lewis-McChord | Eastern Air Defense Sector | Commander, Washington Air National Guard |
The Western Air Defense Sector will be going live at 1 pm today for the 225th Air Defense Group Assumption of Command and the 225th Air Defense Squadron and 225th Support Squadron Change of Commands.
Congratulations CMSgt Doyle on your induction.
The April edition of the Washington National Guard Youth events and activities.
The Western Air Defense Sector is proud to work side by side with our RCAF Detachment of Air Battle Managers guarding America's skies 24/7 and we wish them a happy 95th birthday.
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RT @WAANGCC: Here's an inside look at our Airmen's wildland firefighter certification training. #ReadyforOurState https://t.co/GmNGSxx095
Officer Candidates from the 205th Regional Training Institute get to relax on morale flights at the end of Squad an… https://t.co/WrMBiU1LQ7
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U.S. Army National Guard Officer Candidates activate the 205th Regiment OCS Phase 3 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Ju… https://t.co/WI52oan4qj
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In accordance w/ @JBLM_PAO security policies, the Camp Murray South Gate, connecting Camp Murray / JBLM will close… https://t.co/Rb8zqJXBB9
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