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Army Guard Recognizes Top Recruiting, Retention Soldiers
March 28, 2024
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Williams, right, Washington Army National Guard, receives the Recruiting and Retention Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award from Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, director of the Army National Guard, at the Director’s Strength Maintenance Awards Conference in Houston March 14, 2024. The conference enabled recruiting and retention Soldiers to network, exchange best practices, and honor the Army National Guard’s best recruiters.

Cobra Gold 24 Brings Washington Guardsman Back to Roots
March 5, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Sotheara Chum, readiness and operations noncommissioned officer with the Special Operations Detachment - Pacific, 56th Theater Information Operations Group, Washington Army National Guard, at Exercise Cobra Gold 2024, March 4, 2024. Cobra Gold is the largest joint exercise in mainland Asia and is a concrete example of the strong alliance and strategic relationship between Thailand and the United States.

Washington Army Guard to get new Firefighting Unit
September 28, 2023
Washington National Guard members train to prepare for wildfire season at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Interagency Wildland Fire Training Academy near Roy, Wash., April 30, 2023. The training included familiarization with hand tools, line construction and tactics, and fire shelter deployment and entrapment avoidance.

Army Warrant Officers Continue Legacy of Technical Expertise
July 7, 2023
Warrant Officer Catherine Trujillo, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot with C Company, 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, Washington Army National Guard, sits in the pilot’s seat of a Black Hawk at the Army Aviation Sustainment Facility at Joint Base McChord-Lewis Washington. Warrant officers like Trujillo serve as tactical and technical experts in a variety of fields throughout the Army and Army National Guard. The warrant officer corps turns 105 on July 9, 2023.

Royal Thai Army Commander Visits Washington Guard Leaders
May 31, 2023
Gen. Narongpan Jittkaewtae, commander in chief, Royal Thai Army, and Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the adjutant general, share a laugh at the Washington National Guard Museum at Camp Murray, Wash., on May 25, 2023. During the visit to Camp Murray, Jittkaewtae and his staff got a better understanding of the Washington National Guard’s force structure, training and abilities.

Washington Guardsman Chases Dream of Becoming Police Officer
May 10, 2023
Washington Army National Guard Officer Candidate Lin Lin, in his Bellevue Police Department uniform after graduating from Basic Law Enforcement Academy in April 2023.

Washington National Guard Aircrew Rescues Injured Hiker
October 21, 2022
Spc. Nicholas Ehrenheim, a Black Hawk crew member with1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation, Washington Army National Guard, points down to an opening in a heavily wooded area near Leavenworth, Wash., Oct. 15, 2022. The Guard aircrew rescued a hiker who sustained a chest injury.

Washington Guard Member Makes History at Sapper Leader Course
July 25, 2022
Spc. Lillyanne Clarke and 1st Lt. JP Sumayang, 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Washington National Guard, hold the Sapper Tab after completing the Sapper Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, July 1, 2022.

Washington Guard Aircrew Honored for Actions in Afghanistan
July 15, 2022
Five Washington National Guard crew members pose in front of their CH-47 Chinook helicopter, damaged in Afghanistan Nov. 20, 2020. All five were awarded the U.S. Army Aviation Broken Wing Award  in a ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility #1 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 18, 2022.

Washington National Guard vocalist realizes dream at MLB game
October 28, 2021
Sgt. Tricia Scheer, a vocalist with the 133rd Army National Guard Band, Washington Army National Guard, sings the national anthem before the Seattle Mariners play the Arizona Diamondbacks at T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Wash., Sept. 10, 2021.

Aussie native is Washington National Guard flight paramedic
January 8, 2021
Sgt. Abraham Boxx, a critical care flight paramedic with the 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, Washington Army National Guard, rides in a UH-60 Black Hawk during a medical evacuation drill at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Jan. 2, 2021. Boxx moved to the U.S. from Australia to become certified as a flight paramedic in 2016 and later joined the Washington Army National Guard.