Washington National Guard
The Washington National Guard is made up of more than 8,000 citizen soldiers and airmen who are dedicated to our mission of safeguarding lives, property and the economy of Washington State. First organized in 1855, the Washington National Guard has a long history of serving our communities.
Our men and women are Washington residents who are invested in their communities and care deeply for the people we serve. We are your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family members. We come from different towns, professions and backgrounds but come together for a common goal to serve those who need our help – across our state, nation and world.
At the call of the Governor, the Washington National Guard will mobilize and deploy during times of state emergency to augment local jurisdictions and responders in their efforts to protect lives and property. The Washington National Guard is also subject to the call of the United States President to serve as part of the total U.S. Military.
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Army National Guard
More than 6,000 citizen-soldiers make up the ranks of the Washington Army National Guard. They faithfully safeguard lives and property here at home, while serving our nation in locations around the world.
The Washington Army National Guard is comprised of five Major Subordinate Commands: the 56th Theater Information Operations Group, the 81st Brigade Combat Team, the 96th Troop Command, the 96th Aviation Troop Command and the 205th Training Regiment. Soldiers with the Washington Army National Guard live in every community across Washington State – from Spokane to Seattle, Anacortes to Walla Walla – and have been an integral part of Washington state communities for generations.
- 56th Theater Information Operations Group
- 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team
- 96th Aviation Troop Command
- 96th Troop Command
- 205th Leadership Regiment
Air National Guard
Since the early 1900s, the men and women of the Washington Air National Guard have served our state and nation nobly. Today, more than 2,000 citizen-airmen across the state support the Washington Air National Guard and lead a variety of missions – from refueling military jets, to enhancing cyber security, to providing much needed assistance during state emergencies.
Comprised of two wings – the 141st Air Refueling Wing in Spokane and the 194th Wing on Camp Murray – as well as the Western Air Defense Sector at Joint Base Lewis McChord, the Washington Air National Guard offers our state and nation cutting edge capabilities to increase our security.