The Washington National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon honors Washington National Guard members who carry out honorable service in the event of an emergency or other crisis as determined by the Governor.
The Washington National Guard is made up of the Washington Army National Guard and the Washington Air National Guard. The Army component numbers approximately 6,200 and is based in Camp Murray; it traces its roots back to territorial militia activity in 1853. The Air component, at around 2,100 members, is based in Tacoma and originated in 1917 with the formation of the 116th Aero Squadron, which supported World War I efforts.
The ribbon is yellow and features two thin vertical green stripes toward each edge.