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Legislation would give several hunting licenses to Guardsmen

01.28.15 — Legislators are considering a bill that would give several types of recreational hunting licenses at no cost to members of the Washington National Guard, who are residents, as a benefit for being part of the Guard. Read More »

Push to help Guardsmen stay overnight in Armories

01.27.15 — Legislators are looking to tweak a law dating back to 1895 that could allow members of the Washington National Guard to be able to bunk overnight at armories and readiness centers across the state so they don't have to find another place to stay to complete their drill weekends and training. Read More »

Seahawks flag flown in Kuwait to be donated to WA National Guard Museum

01.26.15 — Hope is to have Seahawks players sign it before an unveiling ceremony at the museum. Read More »

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Guard members answer the call to help build disability ramp in Bremerton

National Guard members turned a 16-hour project to finish a disability ramp to help an ailing Bremerton boy into a... 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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Combatives tourney hosted at Camp Murray
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Combatives tourney hosted at Camp Murray

The Washington National Guard conducted the 5th Annual Combatives Tournament on Jan. 10-11, 2015 at Camp Murray.

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Helping protect the 12th Man at Seahawks games
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Helping protect the 12th Man at Seahawks games

The 10th Civil Support Team works with the Seattle Police Department to help detect hazardous chemicals during every home game of the Seattle Seahawks.

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