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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.
Tropical Cyclone Awareness Brief
Please read the Annual Typhoon Awareness Brief to prepare for typhoon season, from June 1st to November 30th. The brief includes situational awareness of typhoon season and a broad terminology and definitions of the Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR).
Annual_typhoon_awareness_English.pdf
Iwakuni News Stories
Iwakuni Harbor maintains operational readiness; clear waters, no spills

Iwakuni Harbor maintains operational readiness; clear waters, no spills

By Cpl. Antonio J. Rubio | September 29, 2014

Sailors began chipping away pesky barnacles and other sea debris off the various vessels at the Iwakuni Harbor, Sept. 29, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.  To increase the U.S. – Japan alliance, these sailors maintain their boats to ensure a timely and efficient response in case any fuel leaks into the harbor.  “If there’s an MORE
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Marine Thrift Shop hosts Customer Appreciation Day

Marine Thrift Shop hosts Customer Appreciation Day

By Cpl. Antonio J. Rubio | September 27, 2014

Station residents attended the Marine Thrift Store’s Customer Appreciation Day, Sept. 27, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Attractions included free food, raffle prizes, a live DJ, face painting, a bounce house and more as a way for the thrift store to thank the community.  The Marine Thrift Shop is a nonprofit organization and MORE
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Samurai undefeated during first varsity season

Samurai undefeated during first varsity season

By Lance Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning | September 27, 2014

The Matthew C. Perry High School football team is undefeated after winning their first home game against the Sotuku High School Fighting Ducks, Sept. 27, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The Samurai are 3-0 during the first varsity season for M. C. Perry football in 11 years. The sport came back to the school in 2012 after an MORE
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Werewolves depart Alaska, wrap up Distant Frontier, UDP with MAG-12

Werewolves depart Alaska, wrap up Distant Frontier, UDP with MAG-12

By Staff Sgt. Justin Pack | September 12, 2014

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 completed Exercise Distant Frontier, Sept. 12 2014, when their F/A-18C Hornets lifted off one final time from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, nicknamed the “Werewolves,” conducted unit level training and flew with Air Force squadrons to enhance interoperability between services MORE
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VMFA-122 Marine comes home during Distant Frontier

VMFA-122 Marine comes home during Distant Frontier

By Staff Sgt. Justin Pack | September 11, 2014

For most members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, coming to Alaska is a unique and exciting adventure they have never experienced before. It is home to the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley, as well as being the only state within the Arctic Circle, both of which are within a day trip of Eielson Air Force Base. Alaska has more than MORE
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School Water Sampling Information
MCAS Iwakuni water-quality sampling information can be found in the letters contained within the links below. Please select the link that pertains to your student's school.
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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.