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  • WADS New Agile Operations Center Operational

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA -- The Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the opening of its new Agile Operations Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony, January 26, 2024, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.The Adjutant General for Washington, Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty and Congresswoman Marilyn

  • WADS Celebrates 25th Air Division’s 75th Anniversary

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA -- As the United States Air Force 25th Air Division marks its 75th anniversary since its creation, it's an opportune moment to reflect on the pivotal milestones and historic events that have defined the 25th Air Division's distinguished legacy. Throughout the years, the

  • WADS Lends Expertise to ARC WEBTAC 2023 Security Forces Working Group

    TUCSON, AZ -- For the past two decades, the Air Reserve Component Weapons and Tactics Conference (ARC WEPTAC) has stood as a beacon of collaboration and strategic planning for the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command. Since its inception in 1999, the conference has been an annual

  • 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

  • Artificial Intelligence-Based Battle Management Training Rolled Out

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Western Air Defense Sector rolled out a cutting edge video game like training system, Aug. 26-27, 2021, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The system, called Battle Management Training NEXT (BMTN), provides command and control battle management operators

  • WADS Airman named ANG winner of 2021 Vaught Visionary Leadership Award

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown released his strategic approach entitled “Accelerate Change or Lose” in August 2020.  One of his key factors that will allow the service to accelerate that change is empowered Airmen can solve any problem, a

  • 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

  • WADS Airman sews 150 masks for Alabama hospital workers

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A Washington Air National Guard member from the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) sewed 150 protective cloth masks and sent them to a hospital in Alabama.Staff Sgt. Rachel Yandon, a radio frequency transmission systems apprentice working in the 225th Support

  • WADS Airmen support Food Lifeline COVID Response Center

    The Washington National Guard has over 250 Army and Air National Guardsmen assisting the Food Lifeline COVID Response Center in Seattle by processing, packing, and distributing food and goods to more than 300 food banks across 17 counties in Washington state