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While the New England Patriots were taking on the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Feb. 4, the Western Air Defense Sector was guarding the airspace around U.S. Bank Stadium. The Super Bowl is considered a National Special Security Event which brings together dozens of federal, state, county

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WADS provides air defense expertise to Guatemalan Air Force

Three members of the Western Air Defense Sector's 225th Air Defense Squadron travelled to Guatemala in August to provide air defense expertise to the Guatemalan Air Force. The Arkansas Air National Guard is partnered with Guatemala as part of the State Partnership Program (SPP).  SPP is a Department of Defense joint

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Boone named American Red Cross Hometown Hero

Aaron Boone, a finance specialist for the Western Air Defense Sector, was recognized as an American Red Cross Hometown Hero Sept. 28 by the American Red Cross Association Northwest Region for his donation of blood platelets 26 times over a 15-month period. Each year, the American Red Cross Association holds a

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Director of Air National Guard visits WADS

Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, recognized three members of the Western Air Defense Sector for outstanding performance during a visit to two Washington Air National Guard units Feb. 14.   Rice recognized Capt. Peter Hickman, 225th Air Defense Squadron, for recently being named a U.S.

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U.S. WADS defeats Canada

Twice a year the Washington Air National Guard's Western Air Defense Sector holds a sports day where American and Canadian servicemembers assigned to the unit can engage in a friendly battle for superiority on the hockey ice and on the softball fields. In February, the Canadian Detachment narrowly won the annual

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Guardsmen are best of the best

The Western Air Defense Sector has been recognized by Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region - First Air Force (CONR-1AF) as the Command and Control Unit of the Year. In addition, three Washington Air National Guardsmen assigned to the WADS have been recognized as outstanding performers. "These winners competed

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WADS Canadian Detachment celebrates the 92nd anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force

The 92nd Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was celebrated by the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) Canadian Detachment's annual RCAF Mess Dinner at the American Lake Conference Center April 15.  The Canadian Detachment has been working side by side with the U.S. in building 852 at McChord

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