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Airmen practice earthquake communications

07.23.15 — After a huge earthquake, the Air National Guard would step in and help connect eastern and western Washington again Read More »

Preparedness, training key in riding out the Big One

07.14.15 — Preparedness will be key in surviving the next big earthquake to hit the Pacific Northwest. That means families need to have at least three days' worth of supplies and an emergency "go" kit ready and, for those living on the coast, have an understanding of evacuation routes and the warning signs behind tsunamis – including how NOAA Weather Radio works and the coastal sirens. Read More »

National Guard rescues family missing since Thursday

07.10.15 — Three isolated teenaged hikers had been missing since Thursday afternoon in the area of Rimrock Lake near Yakima. A blackhawk helicopter operated by the Washington National Guard saved the trio. Read More »

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National Guard rescues family missing since Thursday

Three isolated teenaged hikers had been missing since Thursday afternoon in the area of Rimrock Lake near Yakima. 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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Guard trains with bomb technicians on Grays Harbor
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Guard trains with bomb technicians on Grays Harbor

Each year, military and civilian bomb technicians come to the Satsop Business Park in Grays Harbor County to train together during Raven's Challenge. The multi-day event aims to foster a partnership and camaraderie between the participating agencies.

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