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2015 Yakima Training Center's Juvenile Fishing Pond 2015 Yakima Training Center's Juvenile Fishing Pond
July 6, 2015

The pond is full of fish! Bring your kids 15 years and younger to catch the fish. The FISH PLANT went as planned and youth fishing pond is open.  

Flag day in Tieton: Saluting all those who serve under these colors Flag day in Tieton: Saluting all those who serve under these colors
June 14, 2015

TIETON ó The Highland community gathered for its 10th annual Flag Day ceremonies Sunday in Tieton. The event honored the men and women of the communities of Naches Heights, Cowiche and Tieton who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. Keynote speaker was Lt. Col. Jason A. Evers, garrison commander of the Armyís Yakima Training Center. State Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, also addressed the crowd. Read the full story and see all the pictures At the Yakima Herald Website

Rescue unit responds to hikerís call Rescue unit responds to hikerís call
June 4, 2015

A 43-year-old woman, suffering from altitude sickness, found her way to the nearest hospital via a U.S. Army Air Ambulance Detachment helicopter. The Yakima Training Center-based unit hoisted the patient from the steep 5,500 foot elevation Saturday evening and flew her to a local hospital.

Story by Alexandra Kocik of the Northwest Guardian


John Wayne Trail Reopening Ribbon John Wayne Trail Reopens on Yakima Training Center
May 2, 2015

SUMMARY: The 22 mile stretch of John Wayne Pioneer Trail on the northern expansion of Yakima Training Center was reopened for recreational use. Yearly 300 horses, 200 hikers, 90 mountain bikers and 22 wagons pulled by horses use this popular trail. The trail is part of the Iron Horse State Park Trail that is 300 miles running from the ocean across 2/3 of Washington to Teko Idaho. It was established along the old Milwaukee Railroad line.

The quick efforts of YTC public works department repaired the burned trestles with 420 manhours in nine months. The 3 heavy equipment operators were honored and thanked.

On hand for the ribbon cutting were Washington State Parks Commissioner Steve Milner, Regional Manager Scott Griffith, Area Manager Jason Both, Nikki Fields the Trail Planner along with members of the Back Country Horsemen, Ellensburg Equestrians, Chinook Cycling and John Wayne Wagon and Riders representatives along with Directors of Yakima Training Center.

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