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  • Washington, Oregon, Airmen Visit School During Enduring Partners

    KORAT, Thailand –The Washington and Oregon Air National Guard and the Royal Thai Air Force visited Nong Phluang Yai primary school during Enduring Partners Sept. 13.The military personnel brought soccer balls, volleyballs, toys, and educational materials to distribute to the children at the school.

  • Alaska National Guard Rapidly Deploys for Exercise ORCA 23

    NOME, Alaska – About 530 miles northwest of Anchorage, two survey team members from the Alaska National Guard’s 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team monitor handheld detectors scanning for radiation and nerve, blister and blood agents as they prepare to enter a notional biological

  • Malaysia, U.S. Strengthen Ties at Bersama Warrior Exercise

    KUANTAN, Malaysia - The ninth annual Bersama Warrior exercise began June 6 with an opening ceremony led by Malaysian Armed Forces leaders and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Johan Deutscher, director of the Joint Staff for the Washington National Guard.Bersama Warrior is an annual joint, bilateral

  • Washington, Montana National Guard Train for Air Mobility

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Soldiers and Airmen with the Washington National Guard Region 10 Homeland Response Force and CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package trained alongside the 92nd Logistic Readiness Squadron on rapid deployment air-load operations at Fairchild Air Force Base May 10-11.During the two-day

  • Washington Guard, Thailand Reinforce Partnership Bond

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - For more than 20 years, the Washington National Guard has watched its partnership with the Kingdom of Thailand grow and mature through countless conversations, exchanges and training opportunities.“These things don’t just happen; they take time,” said Lt. Col. Keith Kosik,

  • Alaska National Guard Conducts Earthquake, Tsunami Exercise

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - The 168th Wing and the Alaska National Guard Joint Force Headquarters conducted an earthquake continuity of operations (COOP) exercise, moving the joint operations center from Anchorage to Fairbanks May 1-5. The exercise scenario required members to respond to a

  • Air Guard Leaders Visit Fallen Malaysian Officer’s Family

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - While visiting Camp Murray in November 2021, Royal Malaysian Air Force Col. Hasnol Hisham Abu Hassan died after a medical emergency. His sudden death shocked his friends and family, especially his wife, who jumped on a plane and flew to a foreign place to lay her husband to

  • WADS Airmen Share Knowledge with Royal Thai Air Force Partners

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - As the Washington National Guard’s State Partnership Program continues to evolve in its 21st year with the Kingdom of Thailand, the Airmen of the Western Air Defense Sector conducted a command and control battle management operations exchange in March.“During our most recent

  • Washington National Guard Shares Domestic Response Expertise

    RAYONG, Thailand - Members of the Washington National Guard and the Royal Thai Armed Forces participated in multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training in Rayong Province Feb. 24 to March 3. The training was part of the 42nd iteration of exercise Cobra Gold, a Thai-U.S.

  • Washington National Guard, Thailand Conduct Wildland Firefighting Exchange

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - The Washington National Guard and service members from the Kingdom of Thailand shared best practices for fighting wildfires during a State Partnership Program exchange in March.Since 2003, the Washington National Guard and Thailand have engaged in many informational exchanges,