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Washington Guard Team Takes Honors at Biathlon Championship
February 29, 2024
The Washington National Guard men's Patrol Team climbs an incline during the 50th anniversary Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center Feb. 21, 2024. The Utah National Guard hosted the national biathlon competition consisting of cross-country skiing and competitive shooting events that tested the warriors’ endurance and marksmanship.

Washington, Oregon National Guard Soldiers Test New Weapons
January 24, 2024
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Davis, a section sergeant with Bravo Company, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Oregon National Guard, fires the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System during a new weapons fielding training event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 17, 2024. The live-fire exercise gives Soldiers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with new weapon systems being introduced to the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team and 96th Troop Command.

Washington Guard, Thais Share Air Search and Rescue Tips
January 10, 2024
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chris Cuddington and Sgt. Richard Diaz, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation, Washington National Guard, talk with Royal Thai Army Aviation members about aircraft hydraulics during a subject matter expert exchange in December 2023 in Lopburi, Kingdom of Thailand. The Washington National Guard and Thailand are partners in the State Partnership Program.

Junior Washington Guard Members Take Lead in Training
January 8, 2024
Washington National Guard Soldiers with Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, react to contact during squad training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 7, 2024. By practicing excellence in the basics, Infantrymen are ready for any mission, local or abroad.

At-risk Teens Begin New Path as ChalleNGe Academy Graduates
January 4, 2024
Maj. Gen. Michael Garshak, the adjutant general of Idaho and commander of the Idaho National Guard, congratulates one of 120 high school students who graduated from the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy Dec. 16, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. The Department of Defense program provides second chances to at-risk teens.

Washington Guard, Tribal Emergency Managers Test Joint Response
November 16, 2023
Multiple agencies take part in a group discussion during the Evergreen Spill Tabletop Exercise in Airway Heights, Wash., Nov. 8, 2023. This exercise tested the response of the Washington National Guard, Tribal emergency managers and state and federal agencies to a hypothetical hazardous waste spill on the Colville Indian Reservation.

Western Air Defense Sector Gets New Training Facility
October 17, 2023
The Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region deputy commander, Royal Canadian Air Force Maj. Gen. Sean Boyle, center-right, and the Washington Air National Guard commander, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh center-left, cut the ribbon on the Western Air Defense Sector’s new Mission Training Center with WADS leadership Oct. 5, 2023, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The $2 million state-of-the-art facility provides high-end simulation capabilities for Airmen who manage and operate Command and Control Battle Management Systems in defense of the U.S. homeland under Operation NOBLE EAGLE.

Washington Guard Joins Exercise with Partners in Malaysia
October 11, 2023
Lt. Col. Khadidja Harrell, a flight surgeon with the 194th Medical Group, poses for a photo with her Malaysian counterpart during the Indo-Pacific Military Health Exchange Sept. 26-29, 2023, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The multilateral military event focused on global health interoperability.

Air Guard Director, Command Chief Visit Enduring Partners 2023
September 22, 2023
Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, director, Air National Guard, views the refueling of U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles and Royal Thai Air Force F-16 Vipers from the boom pod alongside Senior Airman Eric Porter, 116th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, near Korat Air Base, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, for Enduring Partners 2023, Sept. 19, 2023. The general and his staff visited to see the State Partnership Program engagement between the Kingdom of Thailand, the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard.

Washington, Oregon, Airmen Visit School During Enduring Partners
September 18, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard Commander, and Royal Thai Air Force Group Captain Nat Kamintra, exercise director, serve lunch to children at Nong Phluang Yai primary school in Korat, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, September 13, 2023. This community outreach partnership was a core part of the Enduring Partners 2023 exercise between the Kingdom of Thailand, the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard. The school visit gave a chance to connect U.S. military, Royal Thai military and the community of Korat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael L. Brown)

Washington National Guard, Royal Thai Army Share Experience
September 7, 2023
1st Sgt. Rich Little, Joint Operations Center Supervisor, Joint Force Headquarters - Washington briefs LTG Nirandorn Srikacha, Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Affairs, Royal Thai Army

Washington Guard Aviation Crews Help Fight Wildfire
July 26, 2023
Washington National Guard Sgt. Nathan Smart a member of B Company, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation, checks the water bucket level during wildfire air operations training  June 6, 2021, at Joint-Base Lewis McChord, Washington.

Washington Guardsmen Put Information Operations to the Test
July 11, 2023
U. S. Soldiers with 56th Theater Information Operation Group, Washington Army National Guard, receive a safety brief at Joint Base Lewis-Mccord July 8, 2023.

Washington Guard Infantry Unit Completes Annual Training
July 6, 2023
Washington National Guard Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, take part in a command post exercise at the Yakima Training Center June 13, 2023.

Alaska National Guard Rapidly Deploys for Exercise ORCA 23
June 28, 2023
Members of the Mississippi National Guard's 47th Weapons of Mass Destruction - Civil Support Team process through a decontamination line June 14, 2023, in Wasilla, Alaska, as part of ORCA 2023. The exercise increased interoperability among a range of agencies, including the Alaska National Guard’s 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team, 12 National Guard units, eight local and state agencies, three federal organizations, and community partners.

Fort Indiantown Gap Hosts Warfighter Exercise
June 14, 2023
Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division conduct a command post movement commonly referred to as a jump June 9, 2023, during a Warfighter exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. This movement allows Soldiers to practice their mobility skills to ensure that the command post can be moved rapidly from one location to another.

Washington National Guardsman Makes All-Army Soccer Team
June 9, 2023
Cpl. Matthew Solis, a pharmacy technician with the 156th Information Operations Battalion, 56th Theater Information Operations Group, Washington National Guard, playing soccer with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Football Club.

Malaysia, U.S. Strengthen Ties at Bersama Warrior Exercise
June 6, 2023
Malaysian and U.S. Armed Forces service members complete a mission analysis during the staff exercise of Bersama Warrior 23 at the Joint Warfighting Center on Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters Base, Kuantan, Padang, Malaysia, June 5, 2023. The annual Bersama Warrior exercise is sponsored by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and hosted by the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Washington Guard Prepares for Hanuman Guardian 23
May 24, 2023
Vehicles from 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, Washington National Guard, sit in the loading bay of a cargo ship as it is being loaded for travel to the Kingdom of Thailand prior to Hanuman Guardian 23 on May 23, 2023, at the Port of Tacoma, Wash.

Washington, Montana National Guard Train for Air Mobility
May 17, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers and Airmen with the Washington National Guard’s 10th Homeland Response Force train alongside the 92nd Logistic Readiness Squadron on rapid-deployment air-load operations at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash., May 10-11, 2023. As part of the National Guard’s domestic response capabilities, the HRF and CERFP (CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package) must be able to quickly mobilize and deploy by ground or air and self-sustain for five days.