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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 the mainland of Japan.
Iwakuni News Stories

Tips for summer PCS with success

By Cpl. Brian A. Stevens | April 22, 2014

Many Marines with families are slated to permanently change station in the upcoming summer months. Moving to and from an overseas duty station, such as Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, can be stressful and unfamiliar to even senior service members.  According to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandy Alvarez, director of the station Installation MORE
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Kintai Marathon builds American, Japanese ties through common sport

Kintai Marathon builds American, Japanese ties through common sport

By Cpl. Benjamin Pryer | April 13, 2014

Station residents and Japanese runners laced up their running shoes and competed in the 2014 Kintai Marathon aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 13. The marathon is one of the few events which allows Japanese citizens aboard station and provides a great opportunity for MCAS Iwakuni personnel to show support of their host nation. MORE
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Werewolves bring thunder to Gwangju Air Base

Werewolves bring thunder to Gwangju Air Base

By Lance Cpl. Luis Ramirez | April 11, 2014

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, participating in the Unit Deployment Program aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, arrived aboard Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 11, 2014, to support Exercise Max Thunder 14-1. As part of MT14-1, VMFA-122, stationed out of Beaufort, S.C., is providing eight F/A-18 hornet MORE
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MCAS Iwakuni service members participate in uniform pageant for M. C. Perry

MCAS Iwakuni service members participate in uniform pageant for M. C. Perry

By Cpl. Benjamin Pryer | April 07, 2014

Service members aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, volunteered their time to participate in a uniform parade at the Matthew C. Perry High School gymnasium April 3, 2014.  The uniform parade took place in support of Month of the Military Child; recognizing the children of parents in the U.S. military.  Cpl. Shane B. Shah, a uniform MORE
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Denim Day Marine Corps way

By Cpl. Brian A. Stevens | April 04, 2014

Service members aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, dressed in an unusual uniform to conduct work April 4, 2014. Service members wore jeans in support of Denim Day, a day to raise awareness about sexual assault.  According to http://denimdayusa.org/history/about, Denim Day is based off a story about an 18-year old girl in Italy. The MORE
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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.

Please click the image to go to "DOD Safe Helpline" webpage.