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Washington National Guard Military Intelligence units recognized for...

04.16.19 — As many Military Intelligence professionals will tell you, learning a new language isn't easy. Even more difficult is staying proficient to maintain your military occupation specialty. Read More »

Guardsmen honored for support to first responders during snow storm

03.28.19 — Members of the Washington National Guard were honored by leadership at Eastside Fire & Rescue for their work during the massive snow storm that buried East King County and many other areas of the state in February. Read More »

The Washington National Guard strengthens bond with Malaysia in Bersama...

03.20.19 — Members of the Washington National Guard recently traveled to Malaysia to participate in two major U.S. Indo-Pacom exercises with their Malaysian counterparts. Read More »

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State Guard members receive DAART training

During major disasters, the Washington Emergency Management Division is working directly with the counties, cities and... 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.

Washington State Guard Newsletter

Oct. 2018