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  • Washington Air Guard cyber unit has deep roots in combat communications

    The Washington Air National Guard’s 143rd Cyberspace Operations Squadron dates back to 1948, though its mission has changed considerably from when it was formed as the 143rd Air Control and Warning Squadron. The unit builds on a “rich heritage” in combat communications, according to Lt. Col. Jason

  • Pries to lead 252nd Cyber Operations Group

    Col. Robert Siau handed over command of the 252nd Cyberspace Operations Group to newly-promoted Col. Thomas Pries during a ceremony at the Pierce County Readiness Center on January 9. Pries previously commanded the 262nd Cyberspace Operations Squadron, and Siau is moving on to serve as vice

  • Airman Leadership councils bolster professional excellence, esprit-de-corps

    Like most households around the country, the kitchen table is where everyday concerns often get sorted out. Bills get paid, vacation ideas are hatched, and tough issues get discussed. It seems only natural that on Sunday mornings during drill weekends, the 194th Wing’s Top 3 council hosts its

  • 194th Security Forces Flight is Washington Air Guard flight of the year

    The 194th Security Forces Flight has been busy over the past year and a half. The unit has been involved with extensive domestic and international mobilizations and took part in career field innovation work. The unit was recognized as Washington Air National Guard flight of the year during a

  • Washington Guard, partner countries test cybersecurity

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – In a matter of minutes, cybercriminals strike an electrical grid outside Bangkok and critical infrastructure in Japan and Korea. It’s a likely scenario being tested and trained for during this year’s cybersecurity exercise at Cobra Gold 2021. “For the exercise, we are trying to

  • Washington Air Guardsmen mobilized quickly for inauguration mission

    When members of the Washington Air National Guard’s 194th Wing were activated to support the inauguration of President Joe Biden in January, most faced a short turnaround time. Their mission was to take part in the nationwide Guard effort to provide security and other support to civilian agencies

  • Air Guard continues food bank support in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Wash.—Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard’s 194th Wing are taking part in an ongoing food bank support mission throughout Washington State during the COVID-19 emergency, including service at multiple locations in Lakewood. Airmen are working with Army Guard soldiers to process,

  • Washington Guard helps Louisiana respond to Hurricane Laura

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash.--The Washington Air National Guard's 194th Intelligence Squadron is taking part in the response to Hurricane Laura, providing analysis of unclassified satellite imagery and other open source information in support of the State of Louisiana. Using its Unclassified Processing

  • Student flight mobilization a first for Washington Air National Guard

    Six newly-enlisted members of the Washington Air National Guard are serving in a domestic operations support role for the first time in state history, taking part in work at food banks alongside soldiers and airmen during the COVID-19 emergency. The enlistees are members of the 194th Wing’s student