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A look at the Mt. St. Helens eruption 35 years later

05.15.15 — The Washington National Guard headed into the volcanic ash of Mt. St. Helens aiming to save lives.. Read More »

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 »

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How the National Guard responded to Mt. St. Helens eruption
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How the National Guard responded to Mt. St. Helens eruption

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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