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Washington National Guard members build COVID-19 test kits

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Washington National Guard members build COVID-19 test kits

COVID-19 testing was one of the pillars of Gov. Jay Inslee's recovery plan for Washington state. Ensuring that test kits are readily available has been a team effort of the Department of Health, AmeriCorps and a dozen members of the Washington National Guard. "Working with the Department of Health and AmeriCorps

Chinook Helicopter unit set to deploy to Middle East

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Chinook Helicopter unit set to deploy to Middle East

(Photo: CH-47 Chinook helicopters during Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation deployment ceremony at the Washington Army National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 6. Bravo Company is set to deploy to the Middle East for the third time in 10 years.) While more than

Showcasing disaster capabilities

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Showcasing disaster capabilities

(Photo: Washington National Guard’s 10th Civil Support Team’s Communications truck parked near the State Capitol in Olympia as part of a display with AT&T FirstNet Jan. 22. The display showcased network and communications equipment that would be utilized during and following a disaster.) Following a disaster, the ability to communicate is

Getting ahead of the problem

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Getting ahead of the problem

(Photo: Col. Gerald Dezsofi, commander, 56th Theater Information Operations Group and senior intelligence officer for the state, addresses the crowd during the first Intelligence Enterprise summit at McChord Club, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.) Traditionally, military intelligence professionals work alone or on small teams and rarely know what is happening in other units.

Capt. Hans Zeiger receives Howard O. Scott Award

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Capt. Hans Zeiger receives Howard O. Scott Award

Public service runs through Capt. Hans Zeiger's blood. He is a member of the State Senate and a scoutmaster, and at the same time, helps many nonprofit veterans' organizations in the Puyallup area. His service to community earned him the 2019 Howard O. Scott Award from the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. "Capt.

Washington National Guard and WA DNR preparing together for fire season

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Washington National Guard and WA DNR preparing together for fire season

Spring time in Washington state means the end of the long gray days, no more snow and potentially less rain in the forecast. It is also when the Washington National Guard and Washington Department of Natural resources team up to proactively prepare for the upcoming summer wildfire season. "We have made

176th Engineers build school

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176th Engineers build school

What had been in the pipeline for more than a decade took just days for the Washington National Guard to build. "Not only did the soldiers build a school, they also got to teach English to the Thai children who went to the school where the new building was being constructed,"

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