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.
Photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg.
M.C. Perry students experience traditional Japanese school
Yutaka Tsuda,a mathematics teacher at Takamori Midori Junior High School in Kuga, Japan, explains a math problem to Ashley Atkins, a seventh-grader from Matthew C. Perry Junior High School, during a cultural exchange at Midori Junior High Feb. 2, 2016. M.C. Perry students integrated into various classes at Midori Junior High to experience the traditional Japanese classroom environment. Cultural events are a great opportunity for students to learn about a new culture and use their language skills.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson.
Local farmers present mikans to M.C. Perry
From left to right, Jenny Reese, assistant principal at Matthew C. Perry Elementary School, Jessica Blackston and Kenji Brunson, students at M.C. Perry Elementary School and Arturo Rivera, principal at M.C. Perry Elementary School receive a box of mikans from Motoi Yoshimura, right, leading board director and union president at the Yamaguchi Oshima Agricultural Cooperative Association during the 6th Annual Mikan Presentation at M.C. Perry at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 1, 2016. Mikans are orange citrus fruits that resemble tangerines and are a symbol of Japan’s agricultural export business. The event provided students and staff the opportunity to strengthen their bond with Iwakuni residents.
Photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg.
Ambassador Kennedy makes first visit to MCAS Iwkauni
Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, U.S. ambassador to Japan, speaks to Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 28, 2016. This is Ambassador Kennedy’s first official visit to MCAS Iwakuni. While at the squadron’s hangar, Kennedy viewed a KC-130J Super Hercules, gaining an understanding on the multiple capabilities of the aircraft in the Pacific theater. This visit also helped the ambassador better understand MCAS Iwakuni’s community and witness the ongoing transformation of the air station through the multitude of construction projects.
Photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg.
VMGR-152 Marines receive on-the-job training
Sgt. Chris McClellan, KC-130J Super Hercules crew master with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, demonstrates proper use and engagement of the Van Zelm ratchet during familiarization training Jan. 26, 2016. Using an air drop kit, open discussion and hands-on learning, McClellan taught the class to a handful of crew masters and Marines in training.
Photo by Cpl. Nathan Wicks.
Baby expo delivers information, supplies for new parents
Liz Garcia, New Parent Support Program home visitor, provides new parents with information on the program and how to care for their child at the 4th Annual Baby Expo at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 23, 2016. Families found information like this and more at the expo to guide them into parenthood.
A station resident observes R2-D2 at the Sakura Theater during a promotion for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 17, 2016. R2-D2 and a stormtrooper also visited the Crossroads Mall and Marine Corps Exchange Jan. 15. The promotion provided station residents the opportunity to interact and take group photos with both characters.
A long time ago on an air station far, far away...
A station resident observes R2-D2 at the Sakura Theater during a promotion for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 17, 2016. R2-D2 and a stormtrooper also visited the Crossroads Mall and Marine Corps Exchange Jan. 15. The promotion provided station residents the opportunity to interact and take group photos with both characters.
Photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg.
Library open house displays improvements
Malachi Park, library open house participant, plays an educational game at one of the station libraries computers for kids Jan. 16, 2016 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The library temporarily closed its doors for improvements that included new paint, carpet, books and shelves. New learning tools include a 3-D printer that helps bring creations to life, a smart board, GoPro and TV in the family conference room.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson.
Annual run honors Martin Luther King Jr.
Station residents run toward the finish line during the 8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. 2.5k run or walk at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. The Youth and Teen Center started this event in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to provide residents another opportunity to be active within the community. The YTC provides station residents with various opportunities to participate and volunteer for events.
Photo by Cpl. Jessica Quezada.
Fighting Bengals soar Pacific skies with Japanese pilots
A maintainer with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 224 salutes the pilots inside an F/A-18D Hornet before taking off at Chitose Air Base in Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 14, 2016. VMFA (AW)-224, homebased at MCAS Beaufort, S.C., is temporarily based in Iwakuni on a unit deployment program and deployed to Northern Japan to participate in the Chitose Aviation Training Relocation Exercise Jan. 12-22. During the exercise, the squadron conducted dissimilar air combat training with and against the Japan Air Self-Defense Force to further support combined interoperability and Pacific theater security cooperation.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson.
Marine Helicopter Squadron One seeks to recruit new Marines
Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 attend a Marine Helicopter One recruiting brief at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 14, 2016. The brief afforded HMX-1 Marines the opportunity to provide information and answer questions about the career opportunities available to pilots, crew chiefs, aircraft maintainers and many other Marines at HMX-1.
Photo by Cpl. Jessica Quezada.
Chitose exercise enhances U.S.-Japan interoperability
Lance Cpl. Dylan Ahearn, a fixed-wing aviation safety equipment mechanic with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 224, carries a toolbox at Chitose Air Base apron in Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 13, 2016. VMFA (AW)-224, homebased at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., is temporarily based in Iwakuni on a unit deployment program and deployed to Northern Japan to participate in the Chitose Aviation Training Relocation Exercise Jan. 12-22. During the exercise, the squadron conducted dissimilar air combat training with and against the Japan Air Self-Defense Force to further support combined interoperability and Pacific theater security cooperation.
Photo by Cpl. Nathan Wicks.
3 Doors Down rocks MCAS Iwakuni
Chris Henderson, lead and rhythm guitarist of 3 Doors Downs, signs autographs for a Marine of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 during their visit to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 14, 2016. Members of the band said they do these tours in order to give back to the men and women who have already given so much.
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

M.C. Perry students experience traditional Japanese school

February 02, 2016

Matthew C. Perry Junior High school’s seventh-grade class from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, MORE

Local farmers present mikans to M.C. Perry

February 01, 2016

Matthew C. Perry Elementary School hosted the 6th Annual Mikan Presentation at the school’s MORE

Ambassador Kennedy makes first visit to MCAS Iwakuni

January 28, 2016

Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, U.S. ambassador to Japan, made her first official visit to MORE

VMGR-152 Marines receive on-the-job training

January 26, 2016

Marines from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, MORE

Baby expo delivers information, supplies for new parents

January 23, 2016

New and expecting parents at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, gathered at Club Iwakuni for MORE
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Environment
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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 support line:080-5865-3566 (From CONUS, call 011-81-80-5865-3566).

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SAPR Office : 253-6556(LINK).