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  • Michigan, Latvia strengthen partnership in virtual workshop

    LANSING, Mich. – U.S. military public affairs professionals from Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington joined with counterparts from the Republic of Latvia to sharpen their skills as media content creators during a virtual military storytelling workshop March 15-19.More than 40 people participated in the event, designed to build on a series
  • In historic year, Washington National Guard answers the call

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – To describe 2020 as unprecedented would be an understatement."This past year has been a trying year," said Washington National Guard Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the adjutant general. "We not only continue to support the COVID mission, we were called up for two of the worst civil unrest rounds in our state's history, we saw
  • Washington National Guard supports 4 vaccination sites

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine climbs, more than 150 Washington National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are helping the state ensure Washingtonians receive their first dose.“We are supporting the Department of Health (DOH) with medics to administer the vaccination, along with other Soldiers and Airmen to help with the logistics
  • Teamwork leads to historic mobilization of Washington Guard

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – Dozens of Washington National Guard Airmen and Soldiers listened to words of encouragement from their state and military leadership in the passenger terminal at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 17.They were about to embark on a historic mission to Washington, D.C., to support federal and D.C. agencies for the 59th presidential
  • Western Air Defense Sector helps shape ABMS

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A small Washington Air National Guard unit has become a key player for Air Force acquisitions in the evolution of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).Members of the Western Air Defense Sector participated in the second ABMS “onramp” event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 2-3. The event was a test of a few
  • US, Malaysia conduct virtual Airman-to-Airman talks

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Pacific Air Forces and Washington Air National Guard Airmen met with their Royal Malaysian air force counterparts in virtual Airman-to-Airman talks (A2AT) Sept. 14.The videoconference session was the third iteration of A2AT between the two nations. Pacific Air Forces first began the A2AT program in 2012 and
  • Washington Guard helps Louisiana respond to Hurricane Laura

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – The Washington Air National Guard's 194th Intelligence Squadron is helping respond to Hurricane Laura, analyzing unclassified satellite imagery and other open-source information in support of Louisiana. Using its Unclassified Processing Assessment and Dissemination (UPAD) system, the Camp Murray squadron provides damage
  • Air and Army Guardsmen help hikers injured in rockslide

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – A Washington National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew rescued three people injured following a rockslide Aug. 2 in hilly terrain just south of Mount Rainier. It was a rare domestic helicopter rescue for the Guard, which happened to have Soldiers on duty during a drill weekend when other rescue helicopters were unavailable.One
  • Washington Guard partners with Quinault Indian Nation

    TAHOLAH, Wash. – While adjusting the volume on her walkie-talkie to compensate for a facial mask and the constant drizzle, 2nd Lt. Megan E. Zurliene pauses for a reply over the channel from one of her troops. Patiently waiting, she paces around the operations center at the Quinault Indian Nation Reservation. When the Soldier finally responds, she
  • Guard assists state health officials in COVID-19 mapping

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard members are helping state and local health agencies conduct voluntary COVID-19 mapping to track and reduce the spread of the virus.“We are not focused on tracking the individual,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Panush, officer in charge of the Washington National Guard team working on mapping efforts. “We’re

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