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Yakima Training Center's new commanding officer LT Col Mathews Yakima Training Center welcomes it's new Commander Lieutenant Colonel Mathews.
June 30, 2016

Yakima Training Center welcomes it's new Commander Lieutenant Colonel Mathews. On July 30, 2016 YTC held a change of command ceremony to welcome it's new commander and said a fond farewell to it's outgoing Commander Lieutenant Colonel Evers. Also see the story at the Yakima Herald and pictures of the ceremony at the Yakima Herald's website.

Yakima Training Center Juvenile Fishing Pond opens for 2016.
April 18, 2016

Yakima Training Center public Juvenile Fishing Pond is open to all youth 15 years and under. The Washington State Fishing Regulations for juvenile ponds apply at the Training Center except our limit is 3 fish. No Recreation Card is required. All users must register at the main gate and display a day pass in their vehicle window. Washington State Fisheries Department stocks the pond. Fishing opens April 24, 2016-end of September. Fish must be taken home for cleaning. No catch and release.

A collage of pictures from the 2016 YTC Easter Egg Hunt The Yakima Training Center's 2016 Easter Egg Hunt
March 27, 2016

A fun morning of socialization, viewing a tank, getting a face paint, balloon art, learning golf and then hunting for the Golden Egg. Thanks to the Corporate Sponsor “Domino’s Pizza” for most of the eggs and the gift baskets for the Golden Egg. Thanks to MATES, EOD, Boy Scouts, First Tee Golf, Bettencourtsfor live stock, volunteer face painters, CDC for coloring sheets and our balloon art. Over 170 kids hunted with close to 400 people watching and enjoying the sunshine. Happy Easter.

New command sergeant major taking charge at Yakima Training Center.
March 8, 2016

By the Yakima Herald. A new command sergeant major is taking over at the Yakima Training Center. Jonathan White will relinquish responsibility to Ramon Dang during a ceremony this morning at the military training base that is part of the Army’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord, south of Tacoma. White, who took the post in March 2014, will retire from the Army with 29 years of service. Dang, who has been in the Army for 27 years, most recently served as the provisional rear command sergeant major for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Polk, La. Read the full story at the Yakima Herald's Website.

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