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March 29, 2014 at 1:27 PM

National Guard units work alongside volunteers

Master Sgt. Thomas Siegel serves in a Washington Air National Guard unit based out of Spokane that specializes in search-and-rescue missions. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan under his belt, but has spent the past few days much closer to home: in the muck of the Oso-area mudslide. Siegel is leading a recovery team making its way through the debris…

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March 28, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Colorado National Guard troops to help with mudslide recovery

The Associated Press Colorado is sending National Guard members to help in the response to the mudslide in Snohomish County. Gov. John Hickenlooper tweeted Friday that Colorado was sending 16 Guard members to the state, along with “our thoughts and prayers.” National Guard spokesman Lt. Skye Robinson confirmed the move but didn’t immediately have details about how the…

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February 24, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Possible overseas stint canceled for 3,000 in N. Guard

Some 3,000 soldiers with the Washington National Guard are no longer on alert for a possible overseas deployment that was expected to take place in 2013. The leaders of the 81st Brigade Combat team recently learned that the unit’s alert had been canceled, and that troops are not being considered for a deployment, according to Capt….

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