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100 Facts in 100 Days - 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team

06.22.17 — Every week we bring you new facts on the 81st Brigade Combat Team as we celebrate 100 years of service! Read More »

Preparedness Exercise in Port Angeles builds on Cascadia Rising

06.15.17 — A drill weekend exercise continues to strengthen bonds between National Guard and Clallam County Read More »

Washington Expands State Partnership Program with Malaysia

05.30.17 — Malaysia joins the Kingdom of Thailand as official SPP partners with Washington state. Read More »

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Washington Expands State Partnership Program with Malaysia

Malaysia joins the Kingdom of Thailand as official SPP partners with Washington state. Read More »

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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Washington National Guard conducts Deck Landing Qualifications
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Washington National Guard conducts Deck Landing Qualifications

During a catastrophic natural disaster, Washington National Guard would be responsible for bringing people and supplies from naval ships to the shore, helping to provide relief to affected communities. But landing on a ship is much trickier than a regular landing on the ground. That's why we practice.

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Cascadia Rising Decontamination Work
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Cascadia Rising Decontamination Work

Members of the Washington National Guard work with medical personnel from Grays Harbor Community Hospital set up their decontamination equipment as part of Cascadia Rising.

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