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“This (Bayonet Focus 18-03) allows us an ability to see ourselves and enhances our ability to make key decisions,” said Col. Shaughnessy Hodge, the 81st SBCT commander.

via 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division

The National Guard is unique, one day you are patrolling the streets of Bellevue, delivering the mail in Tacoma or working on sprinkler systems in Bremerton. The next day you are training on weapon systems on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

KING 5 joined us for an inside look at annual training with the 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry.

“I’ve been very fortunate that the National Guard has given me the opportunity to fly and do missions and become an [Active Guard and Reserve] soldier, I never expected to stay in this long.”

It’s Tuesday, Just “Hanging It” with my friends!

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Join us on September 8th for the Washington National Guard's Alumni Day on Camp Murray!

Alumni Day is our chance to provide a quality event for our Army and Air National Guard alumni. This event will provide you with opportunities to visit Camp Murray, reconnect with friends and learn what is happening in your Washington National Guard.

Alumni Day should be an enjoyable day, and a chance for us to provide you with any assistance necessary. We hope to see you on September 8th for a great event!

Make sure to RSVP for this fantastic event!

All this ☀️ has us putting on our 🕶️. Enjoy the weekend everyone! And stay hydrated! 💦

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“Our airmen give 100% and are proud of their end result; a product that they have completed from start to finish.”

Great job 141st Air Refueling Wing!

Attention Washington National Guardsmen and Seattle Seahawks fans.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner will be at the Exchange on Wednesday, July 18th from 1100-1200!

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Changes to the Army National Guard's Tuition Assistance program are set to go into effect Aug. 5.

Malware Alert!

Soldiers from the Washington National Guard help educate tomorrow's cyber-security experts.

Guardsmen going above and beyond in their community

1st Lt. Luis Torres, 96th Troop Command, was recently honored as the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist of the year for Washington state and the International Association of Workforce Professionals Service to Veterans award for his work with Washington Employment Security Department at their annual Veterans Education Summit in Chelan, Wash.

Torres, provides employment services to veterans and manages cases for everyone that has significant barriers such as homelessness, low income, service connected disabilities, wounded warriors, etc.

Luis takes time to assist with job referrals, job placement, resume creation or revision, interview assistance and workshops.

Luis also partners within the community to help with those in need. He works with local service officer for VA benefits access, local voucher support, housing support.

Help us in congratulating 1st Lt. Luis Torres on a job well done!

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"I love being a part of the guard, and I feel a sense of pride in being able to serve both my country and state."

Meet Master Sgt Jennifer Lundberg, 141st Comptroller Flight.

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Remember that crazy new PT test we tested last year? It's set to become the new record PT test in late 2020.

HOOYAH!
It's so inspiring and encouraging to see the success of the Thai NavySEAL. As long-standing partners in the State Partnership Program, we wish them continued success!

“If you’ve got a military-grade adversary, “it makes sense to bring in military-grade assets.”

Today we celebrate 100 year of service for our quiet professionals, the U.S. Army Warrant Officer.

Join us in thanking some of your favorite warrant officers by tagging them in this post!

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Recently Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group took part in a deployment ceremony at the Information Operations Readiness Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The Washington Army National Guard's Alpha Company, 1-19th Special Forces Group are some of the most elite citizen-soldiers in the Washington National Guard. These silent professionals are always on a real-world mission or training for one. Their missions are conducted worldwide and are sometimes classified. The training, dedication and professionalism of these citizen soldiers is second to none.

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"This is our first time performing at the event. It is a tremendous honor to be invited. We have the privilege of serving as the ambassadors of the Washington Army National Guard and it is always a privilege to work with our colleagues from British Columbia to share music and foster international relationships."

Find out more about The 133d Army National Guard Band's upcoming trip to Canada.

Today feels like a The 133d Army National Guard Band kinda day!

The Brass Patriots traveled from Gig Harbor to the Lilac City to perform at the Spokane Indians baseball game last night!

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Earlier this week The 133d Army National Guard Band jumped on stage at the Waterfront to participate in the Gig Harbor's Summer Sounds at Skansie.

Young and old the Army Guard musicians got the crowd moving!

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Pvt. Gracie Hilinski, Medical Section, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team receives a thank you gift from Ayoub Soulami, the father of the a little girl’s life that she had saved, June 30, 2018, at the National Guard Armory, Olympia, Wash. Hilinski saved the girl by administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation when her medical team made happened upon the emergency during a routine fuel stop, on April 6, 2018. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alec Dionne)

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Catch up with the 176th Engineer Company, stationed in Snohomish, as they wrap up an exciting annual training that included vertical construction projects, building a road and fire fighting!

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“You saved my daughter’s life, I will never forget that,” -- Ayoub Soulami.

Guardsmen that saved little girl's life in April, receive awards, recognition from family.

See story of their heroic actions - https://www.dvidshub.net/news/272824/washington-national-guardsmen-save-little-girls-life

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