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WADS able to scramble jets faster after lean improvement process

10.26.17 — Vigorous process improvement effort narrows 18 distinct steps down to three steps Read More »

First Responders, Working Together

10.24.17 — The Washington National Guard, Summit Pacific Medical Center and Grays Harbor County took part in an exercise focused on incident response, decontamination capabilities and medical treatment in the event of a major disaster. Read More »

Washington National Guard Captain makes history

10.20.17 — Capt. Samantha Domingue, A Troop, 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment became the first ever cavalry-qualified female take command of a troop in the Army. 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

August 2017