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Washington National Guard hosts first Alumni Day since 2001

09.13.18 — This past weekend, retired Guardsmen from across the state came to Camp Murray, sharing stories and memories of years past during the first Washington National Guard Alumni Day in more than two decades. Read More »

Washington Army National Guard soldiers take part in the 2018 Best Warrior...

09.12.18 — Guardsmen from across the state pushed themselves to their physical and mental breaking points during the four-day Best Warrior competition. Read More »

156th Information Operations Team prepares for deployment to Middle East

09.09.18 — The information operations functional area focuses on information-related capabilities and coordinates them to best complement the war-fight efforts on the ground. Day to day operations for the team will consist of providing information operations guidance and strategies to assist the combatant commanders. 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.

Washington State Guard Newsletter

Sept. 2018