Home : News

Western Air Defense Sector Wraps Up Enduring Partners Exercise
June 11, 2024
Royal Thai Air Force Gp. Capt. Piriyathrone Suwanruji presents Col. Antony Braun, 225th Air Defense Group commander, and Master Sgt. Matthew Brosius, 225th Air Defense Squadron NCOIC Plans & Operations, with a memento to commemorate Enduring Partners 2024 at the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 3, 2024. EP24 is an engagement to improve readiness and combined and joint interoperability between the RTAF and WAANG.

New Western Air Defense Sector Center Opens
February 1, 2024
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, center left, the adjutant general for Washington, and Liz Larter, center right, deputy chief of staff and district director for Rep. Marilyn Strickland, cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Western Air Defense Sector Agile Operations Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 26, 2024.

WADS Airmen Share Knowledge with Royal Thai Air Force Partners
April 5, 2023
The Airmen of the Western Air Defense Sector conducted a command and control battle management operations exchange with the Royal Thai Air Force in the Kingdom of Thailand in March 2023. The Washington National Guard and Thailand have been partners in the State Partnership Program for 21 years.

Western Air Defense Sector helps shape ABMS
September 21, 2020
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, adjutant general, Washington National Guard, second from left, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, commander, Washington Air National Guard, second from right, observe software demonstrations during an Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) onramp event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 2-3, 2020.

WADS Airman sews 150 masks for Alabama hospital workers
May 19, 2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rachel Yandon, a radio frequency transmission systems apprentice assigned to the 225th Support Squadron, Washington Air National Guard, wears a face mask like the ones she donated to mission essential personnel of the Western Air Defense Sector May 7, 2020.  Yandon also sewed and donated 150 masks to an Alabama hospital.