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  • Bosselmann assumes command of the 225th Support Squadron

    Col. Brett Bosselman became the new commander of the 225th Support Squadron during a change of command ceremony at the Pierce County Readiness Center on Camp Murray, Wash., 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.
  • 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.
  • WADS Welcomes New Canadian Detachment Commander

    The Canadian Detachment at the Western Air Defense Sector officially changed command Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett assumed command from Lt. Col. Matthew Wappler, who finished a three-year tour of duty as the Canadian Detachment commanding officer. Fawcett’s responsibilities will include leading the 15-member Canadian Detachment and serving as part of the WADS staff. Wappler is transferring to 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the senior staff officer for Aerospace Capabilities and Readiness.
  • WADS Canadian Detachment honor veterans at Tahoma National Cemetery

    The Canadian Detachment of the Western Air Defense Sector participated in the 20th Veterans Day program at the Tahoma National Cemetery Nov. 11 in Kent, Wash.
  • U.S. wins WADS Softball Challenge Cup 25-10

    The Canadian Detachment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord had a very successful first inning of the JBLM Can-Am Challenge Cup softball game Oct. 6 at Baker Field on McChord Field. After five runs scored, Keith Spilley suggested loudly from Canada’s dugout that the game be called due to weather.
  • 23rd Annual Canada vs U.S.A. Hockey Challenge

    The Canadian Detachment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has never lost the hockey portion of the Can-Am Challenge Cup series with McChord Fields’ Western Air Defense Sector.
  • WADS U.S. vs Canada Softball Challenge Cup

    Twice a year the Washington Air National Guard’s Western Air Defense Sector holds a sports day where American and Canadian service members assigned to the unit can engage in a friendly battle for superiority on the hockey ice and on the softball fields.
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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.
Now they have grabbed a Blackhawk https://t.co/jmeGTk6R8l
#StarWars Bounty Hunters have taken over one of our vehicles. We need a #Jedi , #BobaFett #wasummercon @wasummercon https://t.co/8KSoeJ00B0
The #WAGuard is out @wasummercon today and tomorrow, come check out the cool military gear on display! https://t.co/oYYKH80SR9
@NationalGuard @USArmy That is your @WANationalGuard jumping past Mt. Rainier!!! #WAGuard
Set up is happening now at the @wasummercon for the #WAGuard - Strykers, Helicopters, Flight Simulators, Zombie Dec… https://t.co/M4TRrl8Ctu
She is doing AMAZING work in Malaysia for the @WANationalGuard and @USNationalGuard #SPP https://t.co/59RrK9VXii
@RaleySandra @Mrs_Etulain We are so happy you enjoy the experience. Couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for a flight! #WashingtonSummers
Thank you gentlemen #DDay75thAnniversary #DDay75years #DDay https://t.co/GS5qz86qcf
RT @DeptofDefense: How did the U.S. and its allies manage to get thousands of paratroopers to drop in the right place on D-Day? Watch tod…
RT @DeptofDefense: The @USAREURBand and Chorus pay tribute to the lives lost during Operation Tiger. Operation Tiger, also known as Exercis…
RT @WA_ESGR: Congratulations to @bradejung of @Russell_Invest on being awarded an @ESGR Patriot Award. Jung was nominated by a former emplo…
RT @WAANGCC: The WA ANG has 60 seats reserved for employers of our outstanding Airmen.  The Bosslift allows employers to experience first-h…
RT @WA_ESGR: Save the Date: Military Hiring Event, June 03, 2019, T-Mobile Park, Seattle. This event is free and is open to active duty se…
RT @theterbush: Continuing #VolcanoPreparednessMonth, I spoke with @WANationalGuard on the Raven Conversations #Podcast. Listen in for some…