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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

  • Western Air Defense Sector Gets New Training Facility

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the opening of its new Mission Training Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 5.The Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region deputy commander, Royal Canadian Air Force Maj. Gen. Sean Boyle, and the

  • Western Air Defense Sector Conducts Exercise at Oregon Beach

    SUNSET BEACH, Ore. - For the past month, Airmen from the Western Air Defense Sector’s 225th Air Defense Squadron have been innovating mobile tactical command and control planning and exercises to inch closer to a vision of agile combat employment to protect the homeland.On Apr. 25, they continued

  • 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 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