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Redlegs train on new M777 Howitzer at Joint Base Lewis McChord

04.14.17 — New Equipment Training for the Field Artillery Regiment introduces new howitzer to the Washington Guard. Read More »

Legislators, governor honor Guard during 'Guard Day' at Legislature

04.07.17 — Guard honored for serving 'the country as guardians of American interests at home and abroad' Read More »

New Readiness Center showcases Guard history and future

03.30.17 — Nearly 200 guests took part in the historic ribbon cutting on March 29, 2017, marking the official opening of the Pierce County Readiness Center, which gives the units of the 96th Troop Command a new home. 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.