How to Contact the Washington Military Department
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To reach an employee of the Washington Military Department, please call: (253) 512-8000
TTY Accessibility Number (253) 512-7298 (For deaf & hard of hearing and for persons with speech impairments only)
Our main phone number is answered by an automated attendant system which provides menu choices to route your call to the appropriate office. Our offices are closed on state and federal holidays. A few offices are open Monday to Friday, but most offices are open Tuesday to Friday.
You can also search our directories for individual phone numbers: Phone Directory by Department (PDF)
Information and contacts for EMD staff also available at this link.
Information, address and contacts for Youth Academy staff also available at this link.
Fax: (253) 512-8497
Please include a fax cover sheet on all faxes.
1 Militia Drive
Camp Murray, WA
Attn: < insert title or name of intended recipient >
Members of the media wishing to speak with someone about the Washington Military Department, please call the department’s Communications Director Karina Shagren at (253) 512-8222 or by email to Karina.Shagren@mil.wa.gov.
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Please direct requests for employment verification to the appropriate contact information below:
- For Washington Military Department state employees, call (253) 512-7942 or fax an authorization to release information to (253) 512-7808.
- For Washington National Guard federal technicians or active guard reserve, call 1-800-367-5690 and provide code #01365.
- For traditional members of the WA Army National Guard, call (253) 512-8442.
- For traditional members of the WA Air National Guard, call (253) 512-3354.
To request WA National Guard service and discharge records under the Privacy Act, please contact the appropriate component below:
WA Army National Guard - (Discharge date 2004 to present) – Access U.S. Army Human Resources Command at https://www.hrcapps.army.mil/portal/. Login with your CAC or user name and password (If you do not have either you will need to register for a username and password at the bottom of the page).Discharge date 2004 and prior) – Request records from State Archives by sending a completed, signed Standard Form 180 (Request Pertaining to Military Records) to EABranchArchives@sos.wa.gov or (509) 235-7505 (fax). Washington Secretary of State Archives Branch can be reached by phone at (509) 235-7508.
- WA Air National Guard - Contact Air Reserve Personnel center at 1-800-525-0102, or the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration at 1-8666-272-6272. Some service and discharge records prior to 2004 may also be requested from Washington Secretary of State Archives Branch listed above.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should direct record and service verification requests to the J9 Warrior Transition Unit, Building 3, Camp Murray, WA 98430, fax: (253) 512-7543, phone: (253) 512-8722.
To request Washington National Guard records under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), please call (253) 512-8262 or visit /national-guard/freedom-of-information-act.
To request Washington Military Department records under the Washington State Public Records Act (PRA), please call (253) 512-8110 or visit http://mil.wa.gov/about-us/public-record-disclosure