How to Contact the Washington Military Department

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To reach an employee of the Washington Military Department, please call: (253) 512-8000

TTY Accessibility Number (For deaf & hard of hearing and for persons with speech impairments only): 711 or 1-800-833-6388 (Washington Relay Service)

Our main phone number is answered by an automated attendant system which provides menu choices to route your call to the appropriate office. Our offices are closed on state and federal holidays. A few offices are open Monday to Friday, but most offices are open Tuesday to Friday.

Information and contacts for EMD staff available at this link.

Information, address and contacts for Youth Academy staff available at this link.

For a map and directions to Camp Murray as well as gate identification requirements, visit here.

Media Requests:

Members of the media wishing to speak with someone about the Washington Military Department, please call the department’s Communications Director Karina Shagren at (253) 512-8222 or by email to

Community Events Support / Speaker Requests:

Want the Washington National Guard to be a part of your event? Download form here and return to Joseph Siemandel, at or call 253-512-8989. 

DUE TO VOLUME, we are requiring requests to be submitted no less than 90 days prior to event.

Please use the following form to request a Washington Emergency Management Division representative at an outreach event, presentation, booth, fair or other activity.

Note that due to COVID-19 restrictions as well as Guard & state emergency activations, your request may not be granted. 

Federal Air Guard retirees

Please contact us by using  

Employment Verification:

Please direct requests for employment verification to the appropriate contact information below:

For Washington National Guard federal technicians or active guard reserve, call 1-800-367-5690 and provide code #01365.

  • For traditional members of the WA Army National Guard, call (253) 512-8989.
  • For traditional members of the WA Air National Guard, call (253) 512-3354.

For Washington Military Department state employees only,

Employment/wage verifications, please scan/email requests to the following:
MIL DL Finance Payroll

Social security numbers and account numbers should NOT be included and please do not send a fax request.

Fax Information

Fax: (253) 512-8497

Please include a fax cover sheet on all faxes.


Building 1
1 Militia Drive
Camp Murray, WA
Attn: < insert title or name of intended recipient >

Requesting Records:

To request records under the Washington State Public Records Act (PRA), please call (253) 512-8110 or visit

To request records under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), please call (253) 512-8262 or visit /national-guard/freedom-of-information-act.

To request WA National Guard service and discharge records under the Privacy Act, please contact the appropriate component below:

  • WA Army National Guard (Discharge date 2004 to present) – Access U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Login with your CAC or user name and password (If you do not have either you will need to register for a username and password at the bottom of the page).
  • WA Air National Guard – contact Air Reserves Personnel Center at 1 (800) 525-0102, or the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration at 1 (866) 272-6272. Some service and discharge records prior to 2004 may also be requested from Washington Secretary of State Archives Branch listed above.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should direct record and service verification requests to the J9 Warrior Transition Unit, Building 3, Camp Murray, WA 98430, fax: (253) 512-7543, phone: (253) 512-8722.

Download the WA Military Department App

Download the Military Department Mobile Application (Search for "Washington Military Department" in your App Store or click the buttons below)

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