If you will be making the move to Camp Yakima Training Center Army Base soon, you will need to start PCS planning in advance. Understandably, this can be a stressful time in your family’s life, and you may want to focus on other aspects of the move instead of trying to figure out your financing options without professional help.

In this guide, we share with you more about what to expect from a PCS to Camp Yakima Training Center Army Base.

Location and Basic Information

The Camp Yakima Training Center Army Base, known as YTC for short, is a subsidiary of JBLM, which is located in South Central Washington. The YTC Is so named because of its location north of the City of Yakima. To its other directions, you can find the Columbia River and the city of Ellensburg.


What was initially part of the YTC started out as a temporary camp during World War II, where it was known as the Yakima Anti-Aircraft Artillery Range. From there, it became a permanent training area for the military and in 1951, a decision was made to expand the grounds. This new plot of land became the Yakima Firing Center, and the present-day YTC as we know it encompasses both plots.


There are many options for renting and homeownership around YTC. Besides finding a suitable property to accommodate your family’s needs, you will need a clear idea of how you are going to finance it. For most military buyers, this will involve the VA home loan. However, you may find that you need help with determining your eligibility as well as confirming your remaining entitlement.

Amenities and Services

A Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center (Family & MWR) can be found at YTC. These services are accessible to active duty service members, veterans, and their spouses. From cafes to a fitness center, you will find amenities to meet every aspect of your lifestyle here. Military families can also benefit from child and youth services, allowing children to grow up as part of a big community.

Other amenities that can be found on-site include RV and vehicle storage lot, an archery range, a fishing pond, and more.

Things to Do

As with the other military bases in Washington, there are many things to do in and around YTC. The base is intersected by John Wayne Pioneer Trail, where you can find a number of hiking paths. This former railroad trail spans a large area of Washington, and part of it is now managed under the Iron Horse State Park. Here, you can also engage in outdoor activities that include fishing and hunting.

Simplify PCS Planning West Coast Veterans

PCS planning is a large part of your anticipated move to Camp Yakima Training Center Army Base. You can make the process as stress-free as possible when you engage our services at West Coast Veterans. We will start by reviewing your financial documents and from there, we will take the next step to confirm your entitlement before advising on the next step forward, whether that’s to buy, refinance or switch to another loan program.

Since 2001, we've been assisting active-duty service members and veterans all over the state of Washington and in Puget Sound. Feel free to read all about us at www.PCStoJBLM.com.

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