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Our volcanoes are still a threat and we know it

10.30.18 — New USGS Report lists four of our volcanoes as a "very high" threat. Read More »

Washington National Guard breaks ground in Tumwater on new readiness center

10.26.18 — Since 2011, the Washington National Guard has been busy modernizing aging armories and building new regional readiness.... Read More »

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Youth Academy helps Spokane family
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Youth Academy helps Spokane family

KREM2 interviews the Opps, who had two siblings go through the Washington Youth Academy.

Tactical Air Controllers train in close air support
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Tactical Air Controllers train in close air support

Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Washington National Guard's 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, 194th Wing, traveled to the Utah Test and Training Range to sharpen their skills of controlling fighter jets in close air support.

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The Washington Military Department's mission is to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on people, property, environment and the economy of Washington state by providing trained and ready forces for state and federal missions. The department also provides structured alternative education opportunities for at-risk youth.

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