WHEREAS, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our nation using commercial aircraft as weapons of mass destruction have underscored the need for immediate improvements in airport security;

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has announced new federal directives to enhance aviation and airport security and safety measures;

WHEREAS, to ensure that every airport has a strong security presence, the President has asked the Governors of all 50 states to mobilize and deploy the National Guard, at federal expense, to augment existing security staff at all commercial airports nationwide;

WHEREAS, the Federal Aviation Administration will provide comprehensive training to National Guard personnel in airport security techniques;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Gary Locke, Governor of the State of Washington, at the request of the President of the United States and under RCW 38.08, 38.52, and 43.06, do hereby order into active state service the Washington National Guard, or such part thereof as may be necessary in the opinion of the Adjutant General, to perform such duties as directed by competent authority. Additionally, the Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management Division, is instructed to help coordinate all event-related assistance to the affected areas.

  IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the State of Washington to be Affixed at Olympia this 27th day of September A.D., Two thousand one.


Governor of Washington

Secretary of State