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141st Airman shines as translator during Clear Sky 2018
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Need a lift? SFC Adolph Pinlac snapped this photo of a Chinook from Bravo Co. 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation giving a lift to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the National Guard's flight facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Washington Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Anderson works on his machine during the exercise portion of Cyber Shield 19 held at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 14, 2019. Cyber Shield 19 began with a week of classroom preparation and will culminate in exercise week, a scenario-based cyber role-playing event.
Help us congratulate our newest Warrant Officers! WO1 Alexander Branan - Aviation Maintenance Technician WO1 Jared Dutcher - Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer WO1 Garison Lang - Human Intelligence Collection Technician WO1 Brandi Ockenfels - Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer WO1 Michael White - Human Intelligence Collection Technician WO1 Branan was recognized for his hard work, earning a spot on the Commandant's List. Great work everyone!
This past weekend, LTC Kristin Derda, commander of the Washington Army National Guard Recruiting & Retention Battalion, represented the organization at the 2019 Seattle Mariners Salute to Armed Forces Game at T-Mobile Park.
Connie Ozmer, wife of Lt. Col. Tim Ozmer will represent Washington state for the next two years as a part of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.
The 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment was out at Yakima Training Center last week going through familiarization drills and Stryker Gunnery in order to prepare for Bayonet Focus this summer.
On Wednesday, the Washington State Senate Democrats and Washington State Senate Republican Caucus passed House Bill 1137, Concerning National Guard pay in state active service for wildland fire response duty. With this vote, the bill will move to Governor Jay Inslee for signature and passed into law. Thanks to Representative Mari Leavitt for her hard work on this bill and we are very excited to be present for the bill signing!
Jumpstart Financial Literacy month and check out the newest episode of Raven Conversations! In this episode we talk to Dana Twight, one of the Personal Financial Counselors available to Guardsmen. iTunes: Spotify:
“Your local people are doing it. You have everything from young students to teachers, to anyone you can think of, out in the civilian world,” Joey Castilleja said. “One weekend a month, they look like a soldier.”
"One key to success was creating new maintenance and treatment plans, or MTPs, to streamline operations and proactively resolve historic building renovation and maintenance concerns," said Dr. Rowena Valencia-Gica, WAARNG EPM. "These documents help safeguard cultural resources when modernizing WAARNG structures, essentially balancing preservation with mission."
“Throughout the past few years, 341st and the state command language program manager have invested many hours in developing a robust and relevant language Program, so this award is a reflection of the state CLPM and 341st dedication and efforts,” said LTC Teresa Wenner, commander of the 341st Military Intelligence Battalion, Linguist. 56th Theater Information Operations Group
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Way to go Command Sergeant Major!
Col. Johan Deutscher, commander of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, located Fairchild Air Force Base, took his final flight with the wing this past week. Col. Deutscher will be moving to Joint Force Headquarters after his change of command this weekend. As part of the final flight, Col. Deutscher got sprayed with water, a tradition that dates back to World War II, celebrating an aviators final flight with a unit.
Our team with the Washington Air National Guard Recruiting office in Spokane has been busy doing the #Trashtag Challenge and cleaning up their community. KREM 2 News followed them around as they made a difference!


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"Welcome to the home page of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard. Our unit is located on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, approximately seven miles from Spokane. Our mission is flying KC - 135 air refueling aircraft in support of world-wide aerial refueling. Our 900-member unit is rich in aerial history.

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