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UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Guardsmen training in Yakima preparing for 2021 deployment to Poland

The rugged scrubland between Yakima and Ellensburg looks nothing like Poland, but that’s not the point. What matters is that the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the Washington Army …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Spokane Valley native National Guardsman, mom graduates from EWU 18 years after starting college

Ashley Cardinal signed up for the Army National Guard before her senior year of high school at West Valley High School in 2001. A career in the military and raising …


Federal budget cuts limit National Guard live-fire drills

YAKIMA – A rifle squad of Washington Army National Guardsmen sprints to take cover along a plywood wall. Spc. Chaz Grady, of Spokane, provides cover with his M4 carbine, looking …


Honoring those who protect nation, serve community

The Spokane community Wednesday recognized two soldiers and two airmen as Armed Forces Persons of the Year for service to their country and their community. The awards were announced at …


Washington National Guard may be called up

OLYMPIA — The Washington Army National Guard’s 81st Combat Brigade may be called up for another overseas tour of duty.


National Guard training builds skills, confidence, sense of family

Many people complain about shoveling the driveway, scraping icy windshields, about snowy roads not being plowed quickly enough, or battling berms while driving down the street. For soldiers with Alpha …


Soldiers learn winter survival at Mount Spokane

For soldiers with A Company of the 341st Military Intelligence Battalion of the Washington Army National Guard, learning to survive winter is just another day on the job.


Soldiers say goodbye, again

Sgt. Travis Fletcher’s thoughts Tuesday were less about being sent to one of the world’s most dangerous places and more about his wife, his daughter and how much he loves …