Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

 

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s official website. MCAS Iwakuni is the only Marine Corps installation on mainland Japan.
2015 Annual Typhoon Awareness

MCAS Iwakuni's typhoon season will officially begin June 1 and end November 30. The Station residents should read the below brief before the typhoon season.

2015 Annual Typhoon Awareness (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg.
Prowlers roll into MCAS Iwakuni's hot pits for first time
Marines with Station Fuels Division refuel a Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) EA-6B Prowler aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 22, 2015. The aircraft have refueled on the air station before, but were unable to utilize the hot pits due to their size. The Prowlers, stationed aboard MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., are in Iwakuni in support of the Unit Deployment Program.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg.
Japanese kindergarten class celebrates last day at IronWorks pool
Students from Kawashimo Yochien in Iwakuni City, celebrate their last day at the IronWorks pool aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 21, 2015. Coming to the station pool is an honor unique to the senior kindergarten class and is a 30-year tradition.
Photo by Sgt. Antonio J. Rubio.
Iwakuni city assembly members visit MCAS Futenma
Lt. Col. James Hurd, executive officer for Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, gives a command brief to Chugoku Shikoku Defense Bureau officials, Okinawa Defense Bureau officials, Iwakuni City assembly members and Ginowan City Council members during a visit to the station to conduct a study tour, July 16, 2015. The purpose was to help deepen the distinguished guests’ understanding on national security here, and the mission of MCAS Futenma in support of III Marine Expeditionary Force’s aviation warfighting capabilities.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
MCCS supports Marines in Exercise Dragon Fire 2015
Marine Corps Community Services aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, sent Sgt. Jesse Conner, an MCCS Marine aboard MCAS Iwakuni, and their Tactical Field Exchange to Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji to support Exercise Dragon Fire 2015, from July 10 to Aug. 7. Combat Logistics Company 36 requested MCCS’s support for the exercise to build morale while in the field as well as giving the MCCS Marine the opportunity to get out and train to his training and readiness standards.
Photo by Cpl. Jessica Quezada.
New MCIPAC CG visits MCAS Iwakuni station residents
Brig. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, speaks to officers and staff non-commissioned officers during his first visit to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 15, 2015. Malavet discussed with station service members and key staff the strategic importance of the station, the role service members play here and how their actions effect the larger mission of the Marine Corps.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
CLC-36 Marines grow together during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015
Lance Cpl. Brandon Robinson, a patrolman with the Provost Marshall’s Office aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, performs a speed reload during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015, July 14, 2015, at Camp Fuji, Japan. Combat Logistics Company 36 conducts this annual exercise to test the Marine’s combat readiness as it is part of the Marine Corps foundation in the battlefield.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
MCAS Iwakuni bids farewell to Lt. Col. Carreiro
Lt. Col. Michael J. Carreiro, executive officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, addressed family, friends, and service members during his retirement ceremony aboard MCAS Iwakuni, July 9, 2015. In closing remarks, Carreiro extended his gratitude to several people who influenced and taught him how to be an exceptional leader and overall Marine.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg.
Firecracker 5K ignites patriotism among military members, families aboard MCAS Iwakuni
Participants take off running at the Firecracker 5K Fun Run at Penny Lake Field aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 2,2015. Station residents came together to share their American spirit during a friendly competition in celebration of Independence Day.
Photo by Cpl. Luis Ramirez.
Navy hospital corpsmen celebrate their 117th birthday aboard station
Navy hospital corpsmen celebrated their 117th birthday at the Club Iwakuni Ballroom aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, during the 117th Hospital Corpsman Ball June 13, 2015. On June 17, 1898, Congress approved a bill witch created the naval rates of hospital apprentice, hospital apprentice first class and hospital steward after seeing the need for a group of trained medical professionals in the field of battle, officially bringing the hospital corpsman to life. Service members gathered for the event to celebrate and pay tribute to the sacrifices corpsmen have made over the years.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
Marines conduct water purification training aboard MCAS Iwakuni
Pfc. Kyle Lang, left, Lance Cpl. Steve Silva, middle, and Lance Cpl. Brenda Mora, right, electricians with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, fix a Light Weight Purification System during their Readiness Training Program at the Iwakuni Harbor aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 11, 2015. The mission of this the training was to purify 6,000 gallons of water. The three-day long training began with the moving of the equipment to the harbor, then executing the mission and ended with the tearing down of their setup and reviewing their work. The training also aided in giving Marines the opportunity to gain more understanding with the use of the equipment and building camaraderie.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
MCAS Iwakuni honors retiring Japanese contractors
Station residents and retirees gathered inside Club Iwakuni aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, for a retirement ceremony June 25, 2014. At the ceremony, only 15 retirees attended to receive certificates of appreciation, but in total the ceremony honored 39 retirees coming from a variety of departments within the station. This ceremony is held annually to honor all of the Japanese contractors retiring within the year and to show the station’s appreciation for their faithful service.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
Iwakuni City mayor shows appreciation towards air station service members
Sgt. Carlos Notarianni, left, the representative for VMGR-152, Lance Cpl. Adam Gordy, middle, the representative for H&HS, and Yoshihiko Fukuda, right, mayor of Iwakuni City, pose for a picture after their meeting at city hall June 3, 2015. The representatives went to city hall to report to the mayor after receiving awards from the Japan Good Deeds Association during their 65th Spring Commendation Ceremony in May. H&HS and VMGR-152 received the awards for assisting the local community whose homes were affected by a mudslide in August 2014.
Check out the Official MCAS Iwakuni page to view photos of the units and residents aboard station.
MCAS Iwakuni Flickr Page
Check out the Official MCAS Iwakuni page to view photos of the units and residents aboard station.
Iwakuni News Stories

Station adopts updated tropical cyclone conditions of readiness

By | July 27, 2015

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, began using new tropical cyclone conditions of readiness MORE

Prowlers roll into MCAS Iwakuni’s hot pits for first time

By | July 22, 2015

An EA-6B Prowler from Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 taxied into the hot refueling MORE

Green outs ensure station power usage stays below peak demands

By | July 21, 2015

During summer months, electrical power usage surges at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. In MORE

Japanese kindergarten class celebrates last day at IronWorks pool

By | July 21, 2015

Rain or shine, students from Kawashimo Yochien in Iwakuni City enjoyed their last day of swimming at MORE

MCCS supports Marines in Exercise Dragon Fire 2015

By | July 20, 2015

Out in the field where Marines may lack showers, laundry mats or even mess halls, Marine Corps MORE
Environment
The lead testing on priority areas aboard MCAS Iwakuni is completed. Click the below button to see the result.

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PCS with Pet
Bringing pets to MCAS Iwakuni Japan is highly discouraged. Housing here is very limited both on and off-base. Dogs are not permitted in much of the on-base housing. Many landlords off-base will not rent to families with pets. Check with local airlines regarding their policies if you decide to bring pets. Travel with pets to and from Iwakuni may require special arrangements and expensive fees.
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Sexual Assault Prevention

To make a confidential report, call the 24/7 sexual assault hotline:080-5865-3566 (From CONUS, call 011-81-80-5865-3566). Victim Advocacy Program: 253-4526 or 090-9978-1033.

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