Current YTC News

Moving to Yakima Valley can cause setbacks for soldiers at training center.
November 28, 2015

By Donald W. Meyers of the Yakima Herald. When Alesha Adams’ husband, an Army sergeant, got his orders to transfer from Fort Polk, La., to the Yakima Training Center in February, they decided to wait until they got here to look for housing. Read the full story at the Yakima Herald's Website. To submit housing for consideration, call the Armed Forces Community Service at 509-577-3114.



Military vehicles driving to training area The Yakima Training Center: Our quiet neighbors
October 27, 2015

By Kate Prengaman of the Yakima Herald. Apart from an occasional military convoy slowing traffic on Interstate 82 and the echo of explosives across the Valley, thousands of soldiers preparing for combat at the Army’s Yakima Training Center make for surprisingly quiet neighbors. Read the full story at the Yakima Herald Website



MG Furuta presents award to CSM White Major General Furuta of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces presented awards to YTC Directorates for their help with the Rising Thunder 2015 training.
September 25, 2015

Major General Furuta of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces presented awards to YTC Directorates for their help with the Rising Thunder 2015 training. The Awards read: "From the Soldiers of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force in appreciation for your support to Rising Thunder 2015." Go to our Facebook page to see all the pictures.



Congressman Reichert witnesses a training exercise involving both American and Japanese Soldiers. Congressman Reichert witnesses a training exercise involving both American and Japanese Soldiers.
September 24, 2015

The Yakima Training Center hosted District 8 Rep. Dave Reichert Sept. 21 to show the Congressman the types of operations the facility runs and what issues it is facing in the coming days. Reichert was able to witness the Rising Thunder exercise with both American and Japanese Soldiers. The partnership is part of Pacific Pathways a concept that joins multinational partners to conduct a three-part series of military exercises intended to increase Army readiness through additional training and strengthened partner-force relationships. During this particular exercise both American and Japanese Soldiers worked together to complete the objective. Read the full story written by Veronica Sandate Craker at the Northwest Gaurdian.



 Featured Links

Yakima Training Center is now on Facebook Ready Army AKO Army CYS Registration MWR Air Force Portal

Local Weather:

Local Weather Report

Snoqualmie Pass Traffic Cam:

I-90 Summit Traffic Camera I-90 Summit

Manastash Ridge
Traffic Cam:

Manastash Ridge Traffic Camera I-82 Summit between Ellensburg and Yakima

---------------------------
Access the WSDOT Website for full pass reports.


iSalute LinkiSalute Link


Winter Road Conditions Report

Call 509.577.3600 for the YTC winter road conditions report.