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ESGR Boss Lift shows employers the "Guard Life"

03.12.15 — Guardsmen don't serve alone and that's why the 66th Theater Aviation Command showed appreciation to their employer with a special Boss Lift. Read More »

Washington Military Dept. donates 1,417 pounds to local food bank

03.06.15 — A couple dozen Washington National Guard members spent about an hour on March 6 delivering 1,417 pounds of food to the food bank at Tillicum Read More »

Guardsmen closing the gap in the 21st WADS CANAM Hockey Classic

02.26.15 — Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard's Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) and the Canadian detachment of WADS came together Friday for the 21st Annual CanAm Hockey Classic at the Sprinker Rink. Read More »

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ESGR Boss Lift shows employers the "Guard Life"

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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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Remembering Oso, one year later
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Remembering Oso, one year later

More than 800 Washington Guardsmen, including many with search and extraction training and experience, worked alongside local first responders and residents during the search and recovery operation at the Highway 530 landslide.

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National Guard competes to be the best
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National Guard competes to be the best

16 soldiers from around the state gathered at Camp Murray to compete in the 2015 Best Warrior competition. The soldiers were put to the test both physically and mentally through three grueling days. The winner for the enlisted competitors was Spc. Joshua Beal, HHC 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion and the winner of the NCOs was Sgt. Matthew Croft, B Troop, 1-303rd Cav.

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National Guard members rehearse sling load operations
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National Guard members rehearse sling load operations

The Washington National Guard's 116th Air Support Operations Squadron and 66th Theater Aviation Command conducted sling load operations training in support of Exercise Evergreen Tremor, Feb. 18  at Grey Army Air Field, JBLM.

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