Washington Guard members attack Sheep Creek Fire
08.08.18 — Washington National Guardsmen have been hard at work at the Sheep Creek Fire Read More »
Nearly 150 Washington National Guardsmen activated to fight wildfires
08.03.18 — Special RC-26 aircraft has been deployed to help uncover wildfires before they grow larger Read More »
Washington guardsman completes journey to citizenship
07.20.18 — Standing in a room filled with family, friends and colleagues, 64 people raised their right hands and swore an allegiance to the United States of America to become naturalized citizens at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Seattle, Wash., Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Among those was Pfc. Aquiles R. Morales Centeno, a member of the Washington National Guard. Read More »
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.