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  • Washington Air Guard, Malaysia Sign Sister Squadron Pact

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard commander, and Brig. Gen. Azman bin Jantan, the deputy assistant chief of staff operations and strategy of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, signed a sister squadron agreement Feb. 22,

  • Air National Guard Unit Trains for any Situation

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – When U.S. Army Special Forces enter dangerous situations, they often aren’t alone.“Our job as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) or Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) is to integrate with the Army. Wherever they go, we go – whether by tank, armor, or jumping out of a

  • 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

  • Washington and Oregon Guard Train with Royal Thai Air Force

    KORAT ROYAL THAI AIR BASE, Thailand – Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard’s 141st Air Refueling Wing and the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing participated in the first Enduring Partners engagement with the Royal Thai Air Force Sept. 11-21.Enduring Partners 2023 was a National

  • Oregon, Washington Guard and Thailand Train Together

    KORAT ROYAL THAI AIR BASE, Thailand - The first Enduring Partners Engagement commenced Sept. 11 with an opening ceremony officiated by Royal Thai Air Force Group Capt. Nat Kamintra, Enduring Partners Exercise director, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard

  • Air Guard, Thai Counterparts Plan Air Refueling Engagement

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - Leaders from the Royal Thai Air Force and Washington Air National Guard wrapped up the final planning conference on what could be a historic engagement in the Kingdom of Thailand later this year.“There are a lot of eyes on this exercise that we are planning,” said Brig. Gen.

  • Guard Recruiters Optimistic Amid Private Sector Competition

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Defense Department faces one of the most challenging recruiting environments in history, Col. Anthony Pasquale, chief of the Air National Guard recruiting and retention division, told reporters June 21.Pasquale expressed optimism but expects the Air National Guard to fall 3,000

  • 194th Wing Conducts Phoenix Dawn Readiness Exercise

    CAMP MURRAY, WASH. - Washington Air National Guard Airmen from the 194th Wing participated in a multi-day, base-wide readiness exercise to evaluate their ability to generate, employ and sustain combat forces.The Phoenix Dawn 23 exercise was a worst-case scenario against pacing threats in a