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Dedicated commander leads highly specialized unit to great heights

10.24.14 — For the past year, the Washington National Guard's (WANG) Homeland Response Force (HRF) Region X has had a dedicated commander driving them to great heights. Read More »

Great Washington ShakeOut hits 1 Million goal

10.15.14 — Camp Murray, Wash. – More than 1 million Washingtonians have now signed up to participate in the Great Washington ShakeOut statewide earthquake drill, making the exercise the largest in state history. Read More »

Army National Guardsman transforms himself

10.02.14 — In February Spc. Joshua Medford found himself at a crossroads. He's spent the last 16 years doing what he loves to do. Medford went on two deployments to Iraq with his unit, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2-146th Field Artillery Regiment, as well as helping the citizens of Washington on state active duty during heavy flooding in 2007. He cared for his fellow Soldiers. He did his job and he did it well. Read More »

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Dedicated commander leads highly specialized unit to great heights

For the past year, the Washington National Guard's (WANG) Homeland Response Force (HRF) Region X has had a dedicated... 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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Dec 20, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Video Spotlight

video WNG Evergreen Minute - Dec. 12, 2014

WNG Evergreen Minute - Dec. 12, 2014

Members of Special Operations Detachment Pacific (SODPAC) participated in an airborne jump with members of the 1st Special Forces Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Dec. 9th, 2014. Major Dan Raymond gives us a glimpse of what it takes to run a drop zone.

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video WNG Evergreen Minute - Oct. 9 2014

WNG Evergreen Minute - Oct. 9 2014

Students and staff gathered in the commons of Liberty High School in Renton, Wash. on Wednesday to see the Washington National Guard and the Seattle Seahawks honor one of their English teachers as the Seattle Seahawks High School Coach of the Week.