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.
Station volunteers teach English at local Japanese school
Lance Cpl. Christopher Kopack, left, and Lance Cpl. Efrain MoralesHernandez, correctional specialists with the Provost Marshal’s Office aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, read a book to students at Midoro Hoikuen School in Iwakuni City, during a community relations visit, July 30, 2015. Kopack and MoralesHernandez are assigned to Headquarters and Headquarter Squadron, MCAS Iwakuni. Volunteers played games and sang songs to help the children learn English.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
Service members enhance land navigation skills
Marines with Combat Logistics Company 36 navigate through training grounds during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 27. Using only a map, protractor and compass, service members navigated in an unfamiliar, highly vegetated terrain with limited time to complete their mission. Exercise Dragon Fire is conducted annually allowing service members to strengthen their combat readiness, a vital asset to the Marine Corps’ mission.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
Service members refine convoy, recovery operation skills during DF15
Cpl. Gerardo Becerra, a motor transport operator with Combat Logistics Company 36, attaches an abandoned vehicle to an AMK-36 wrecker during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 24. Convoy and recovery operations are one of the many activities Marines and Sailors practiced during the exercise. CLC-36 conducts this exercise annually to refresh the minds of the service members of all the tactical skill sets that leaned about in boot camp and Marine combat training. This training environment simulated a combat zone in order to further develop the service members’ combat mindset to prepare them for the mental and physical stress of a combat zone.
Photo by Cpl. Jessica Quezada
Station residents learn to cook Oriental dishes
Karelia Graham, a resident of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni mixes diced garlic and ground pork to make Shumai during a Japanese cooking class at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni, July 24, 2015. The station’s cultural adaptation program coordinates the class three times a year, and it is one of many ways to indulge in local cuisine. Participants learned how to make Oriental dishes such as Chinese pork dumpling, seaweed soup and fried rice.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
Corpsmen called to action during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Daniel Valerio, left, Hospital Corpsman Mc Joe Evans Bautista, center, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Trevor A. Tisby, right, stationed with Combat Logistics Company 36 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, place Sgt. Kendrick Moore, a motor transport operator with CLC-36, onto the stretcher during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 20, 2015. Moore simulated an unexpected injury during this training scenario that allowed the corpsmen to respond as if there was a real emergency. Dragon Fire reinforces Marines’ and Sailors’ combat mindset to prepare them for the mental and physical stresses of a combat zone.
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.
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 volunteers teach English at local Japanese school

By | July 30, 2015

Service members aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, volunteered to teach English to MORE

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

Service members enhance land navigation skills

By | July 27, 2015

Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Company 36 refreshed their land navigation skills during MORE

Service members refine convoy, recovery operation skills during DF15

By | July 24, 2015

Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Company 36 reviewed and conducted convoy operations during MORE

Station residents learn to cook Oriental dishes

By | July 24, 2015

The cultural adaption program aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni coordinated a Japanese cooking MORE
Environment
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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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