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Guard, EMD prepares with community partners for flood season

01.08.19 — Pre-coordination and synchronizing is key to finding success in high stress situations Read More »

10th CST conducts training exercise with local Fire Departments

11.29.18 — The phone rings, an emergency situation is taking place and first responders need the help of the Washington National Guard's 10th Civil Support Team. Guardsmen grab their gear, identify the vehicles they need and head to the scene. 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 centers to better support the growing demands of the organization. Read More »

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Army National Guardsman transforms himself

In February Spc. Joshua Medford found himself at a crossroads. He's spent the last 16 years doing what he loves to do.... Read More »

Welcome to the Washington State Guard

The Washington State Guard is an all-volunteer unit organized under the Military Department of the State of Washington. Its members come from all walks of life. They normally serve without remuneration and meet monthly, or more often as needed, within organized units stationed at strategic locations throughout the State.

The mission of the Washington State Guard is to provide organized units that are equipped and trained in the protection of life or property and the preservation of peace, order and public safety under competent orders of State authorities.

The Washington State Guard serves at the direction of the state’s Adjutant General. It is always ready to provide trained personnel to support civil government authority, provide for the protection and preservation of life or property during natural or manmade disasters or civil emergencies, and rapidly and effectively respond to search, rescue, or recovery operations. Additionally, the members of the Washington State Guard effectively execute State Homeland Defense missions and participate as active members and contributing citizens of our local communities.

Washington State Guard Newsletter

Oct. 2018