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Looking at successes of Cascadia Rising and preparing for our next big...

06.07.18 — Two years ago, our state helped field a giant earthquake exercise. The next one is set for 2022. Read More »

JTAC's train in close air support

05.31.18 — The mission of a JTAC is to integrate into Army units and be there to control close air support assets when needed. JTACs talk to the pilots overhead and lead them to enemy forces on the ground, bringing overwhelming firepower to the battle. Read More »

Washington National Guardsman awarded Howard O Scott Citizen-Soldier of...

05.30.18 — Lt. Col. Mike Ake serves Tacoma and Pierce County in multiple professions 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

April 2018