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Redlegs train on new M777 Howitzer at Joint Base Lewis McChord

04.14.17 — New Equipment Training for the Field Artillery Regiment introduces new howitzer to the Washington Guard. Read More »

Legislators, governor honor Guard during 'Guard Day' at Legislature

04.07.17 — Guard honored for serving 'the country as guardians of American interests at home and abroad' Read More »

New Readiness Center showcases Guard history and future

03.30.17 — Nearly 200 guests took part in the historic ribbon cutting on March 29, 2017, marking the official opening of the Pierce County Readiness Center, which gives the units of the 96th Troop Command a new home. Read More »

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Redlegs train on new M777 Howitzer at Joint Base Lewis McChord

New Equipment Training for the Field Artillery Regiment introduces new howitzer to the Washington Guard. Read More »

National Guard

The Washington National Guard is made up of more than 8,000 citizen soldiers and airmen who are dedicated to our mission of safeguarding lives, property and the economy of Washington State. First organized in 1855, the Washington National Guard has a long history of serving our communities.

Our men and women are Washington residents who are invested in their communities and care deeply for the people we serve. We are your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family members. We come from different towns, professions and backgrounds but come together for a common goal to serve those who need our help – across our state, nation and world.

At the call of the Governor, the Washington National Guard will mobilize and deploy during times of state emergency to augment local jurisdictions and responders in their efforts to protect lives and property. The Washington National Guard is also subject to the call of the United States President to serve as part of the total U.S. Military.

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Washington National Guard conducts Deck Landing Qualifications
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Washington National Guard conducts Deck Landing Qualifications

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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Cascadia Rising Decontamination Work
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Cascadia Rising Decontamination Work

Members of the Washington National Guard work with medical personnel from Grays Harbor Community Hospital set up their decontamination equipment as part of Cascadia Rising.

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