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Military Department donates to Tillicum food bank

02.15.17 — Donated: 1,000 pounds of food and cash to buy another 800 pounds Read More »

First SPP exchange of 2017 provides chance to build partnership

02.09.17 — Officers from the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team work with Royal Thai Army 9th Division to build relationship and prepare for future exchanges. Read More »

The Guard during World War II: Medal of Honor Recipient

01.24.17 — A medical aid Washington National Guardsman made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II, but not before pulling to safety many of his fellow soldiers and saving the lives of dozens of others. Read More »

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Army National Guardsman transforms himself

In February Spc. Joshua Medford found himself at a crossroads. He's spent the last 16 years doing what he loves to do.... Read More »

Welcome to the Washington State Guard

The Washington State Guard is an all-volunteer unit organized under the Military Department of the State of Washington. Its members come from all walks of life. They normally serve without remuneration and meet monthly, or more often as needed, within organized units stationed at strategic locations throughout the State.

The mission of the Washington State Guard is to provide organized units that are equipped and trained in the protection of life or property and the preservation of peace, order and public safety under competent orders of State authorities.

The Washington State Guard serves at the direction of the state’s Adjutant General. It is always ready to provide trained personnel to support civil government authority, provide for the protection and preservation of life or property during natural or manmade disasters or civil emergencies, and rapidly and effectively respond to search, rescue, or recovery operations. Additionally, the members of the Washington State Guard effectively execute State Homeland Defense missions and participate as active members and contributing citizens of our local communities.