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Washington National Guard serves up a legacy of food

03.23.17 — Food Service Expo brought together high schools, restaurant industry and the Guard Read More »

Deputy uses skills learned in the Guard to further career

03.15.17 — Deputy Sergio Sanchez takes his lessons as a combat medic to the field with him every day as a Pierce County Sheriff Read More »

2017 Best Warrior brings out best in competitor

03.09.17 — A hard fought competition at the state before regional Best Warrior in May. 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.