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Trio of Guardsmen earn doctorate degrees

05.01.19 — A trio of bandmates in the Washington Army National Guard's 133rd Army Band can add "doctor" to their repertoire. Read More »

Guard, EMD team up on Malaysian trip to talk Oso landslide lessons

04.25.19 — Trip part of the National Guard State Partnership Program Read More »

Military Department honored with DOD Environmental Award

04.23.19 — Cultural resources management award for historic Camp Murray structures, armories Read More »

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State Guard members receive DAART training

During major disasters, the Washington Emergency Management Division is working directly with the counties, cities and... 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