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  • 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.
  • WA ANG competes at National Guard Marksmanship Championship

    It’s like a scene out of an old spaghetti western movie. Standing on a line, hand hovering over a holster and twitching with anticipation. A voice comes over a loud speaker, “watch and shoot.” You inhale a deep breath and slowly exhale and count down from five to one before firing.
  • Washington Air National Guard hosts ESGR Bosslift

    Experiencing a midair refueling of fighter aircraft during a training mission with the Washington Air National Guard’s 141st Air Refueling Wing was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 60 civilian employers taking part in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Bosslift program June 6-7, 2018.
  • 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.
  • WADS provides air defense expertise to Guatemalan Air Force

    Three members of the Western Air Defense Sector’s 225th Air Defense Squadron travelled to Guatemala in August to provide air defense expertise to the Guatemalan Air Force.
  • 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 awarded 2nd Canadian Air Division Commander's Commendation

    During the Western Air Defense Sector Canadian Detachment’s annual Mess Dinner marking the 93rd anniversary of the formation of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) April 7, the 2nd Canadian Air Division/Air Force Doctrine and Training Division commander recognized WADS with the 2nd CAD Commander’s Unit Commendation citation.
  • Director of Air National Guard visits WADS

    Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Director of the Air National Guard recognized three members of the Western Air Defense Sector for outstanding performance Feb. 14.
  • WADS wins four Washington Air National Guard awards

    Four members of the Western Air Defense Sector won in their respective categories during the 8th annual Washington Air National Guard awards banquet held at the Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, Wash., on Jan. 28.
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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
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 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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