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Priority legislation approved by Legislature, governor

05.05.15 — Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed two pieces of legislation allowing Guards members to stay overnight in Armories and.... Read More »

225th Air Defense Group activated at WADS

05.04.15 — Historic day for Washington Air National Guard as Western Air Defense Sector is re-designated. Read More »

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Washington National Guard original song: On Guard We Stand
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Washington National Guard original song: On Guard We Stand

"On Guard We Stand" tells the story of the National Guard and the hardships we have endured during the past decade of war as well as responding to natural disasters.

Families support cadets at Washington Youth Academy
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Families support cadets at Washington Youth Academy

Family Day with the Youth Academy cadets was a rousing success for everyone.

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