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10.19.16 — For the third year in a row, the Great Washington ShakeOut has achieved more than 1 million participants, although it's.... Read More »

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Guard practices landing on naval ship

Guard practices landing on naval ship

During a catastrophic natural disaster, Washington National Guard would be responsible for bringing people and supplies from naval ships to the shore, helping to provide relief to affected communities. But landing on a ship is much trickier than a regular landing on the ground. That's why we practice.

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