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  • 560th Band Returns From Deployment

    On July 11, after a one month deployment overseas, WingSpan, an elite 10 member rock band ensemble which is a part of the Air National Guard Band of the Northwest, returned. The purpose of military band deployments is to improve the morale of United States and coalition troops through engaging and interactive musical performances. The Band
  • Major General Lowenberg serves as Grand Marshall for Lilac Festival

    The city of Spokane's patriotic red, white and blue turns a light shade of purple during the third week of May while the Lilac Festival and all the patriotic events highlighting Armed Forces Day occur. The Spokane Lilac Festival honors all military members and has hosted the largest Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in the nation for over 70 years.
  • Guard member honored as Senior Enlisted Reservist of the Year

    The Armed Services Committee of Greater Spokane Incorporated held its 53rd Armed Forces Persons of the Year Luncheon on April 14, 2009. A soldier, a sailor, an airman and a Marine were named armed forces persons of the year by the local business group. Senior Master Sgt. Stephan Coulston, member of the Security Forces Squadron of the Washington Air
  • ESGR holds first Joint Forces Appreciation Breakfast in Spokane

    On April 24, a conference room located in downtown Spokane was filled with over fifty civilian employers who had been nominated by their part-time military employees to be recognized for their strong support of the military while they were called to duty. This was the first ever local Joint Forces Appreciation Breakfast and included representation
  • Support for reintegration comes through Yellow Ribbon Program

    With the rapid pace of deployments, the National Guard has recognized the needs of service members to reintegrate into their civilian lives effectively and efficiently. The purpose of the Yellow Ribbon Program fills just that need. The program is a federally mandated program designed to serve members of the Washington National Guard, their families
  • Bergquist named 2008 Air Force Male Athlete of the Year

    Tech. Sergeant Michael Bergquist, Washington Air National Guard member, has not only crossed first over 19 finish lines throughout the year but has also set 11 new course records in triathlons, duathlons, and road races ranging from two miles up to the marathon. These accomplishments earned Bergquist the title of Air Force Male Athlete of the Year
  • Wings train as a team

    A simulated environment of in-coming missiles, mortar attacks, sniper fire, suicide bombers and a few car bombings enveloped the atmosphere for more than 500 airmen from Fairchild AFB that deployed in January to Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan in support of the Inspector General Exercise, Thunderbolt 09-03. Airmen from the 92nd
  • 141 ARW - Career Assistance Online

    Now, enlisted career development information is all just a click away through the AF Portal. The USAF Force Development office designed this technology tool for the entire enlisted corps. My Enlisted Development Plan, or MyEDP, is the Air Force cradle-to-grave enlisted developmental tool. Airmen can use the features to increase their knowledge on
  • 141 ARW - What a Snow Job

    141st volunteers recently answered the community's call to service. Snowfall is usually not big news for Spokane, Washington, but this year the snow created a state of emergency. The last week in January the snow began to fall and before snowplows could clear the roads the next storm came through. After three major storms hit the area within a