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 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.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
NMCRS hosts award ceremony for ADFD representatives aboard MCAS Iwakuni
Col. Robert B. Boucher, commanding officer of MCAS Iwakuni, presents a $50,275 check to Deanna O’neal, director of the NMCRS Iwakuni, during an award ceremony inside of Talbots for unit representatives of the Active Duty Fund Drive, May 29, 2015. Donations made to the ADFD go right back into the pockets of Marines and sailors in cases of emergencies. The ADFD runs annually, March through April, by request of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Chief of Naval Operations and in the last four years the total amount of money donated increased every year.
Courtesy photo.
Volunteer Appreciation Day at M.C. Perry School
The Matthew C. Perry schools aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon, May 29, 2015. The school faculty put together the event in order to show their thanks to service members and residents who have volunteered their time for events during the school year.
Photo by Cpl. Luis Ramirez.
Sgt. Maj. Massi bids farewell to MCAS Iwakuni
Sgt. Maj. Keith Massi relinquished control of his post as the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, sergeant major during his relief ceremony May 22, 2015. Massi served as the station sergeant major from the summer of 2013 until the spring of 2015 and will now travel to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he will serve as the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s new sergeant major.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
MCAS Iwakuni service members recognized for assistance after mudslide
Representatives from South Korea and Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, take the stage to receive their awards from the Japan Good Deeds Association during their 65th Spring Commendation Ceremony at the Meiji Jingu Gathering Hall in Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2015. The Good Deeds Association is an organization that recognizes people or groups for they’re good conduct in support of the Japanese community. The association recognized service members with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 152 aboard MCAS Iwakuni for their assistance with the Iwakuni City Volunteer Council in August 2014, after a mudslide caused by heavy rain.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
Jane Wayne Day makes spouses into recruits
Marine Aircraft Group 12 and Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron hosted the 2015 Jane Wayne Day, May 16, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Jane Wayne Day provides spouses and family members of Marines and sailors with the opportunity to get a taste of Marine Corps training and experience a day in the life of a Marine.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
Nurses aboard MCAS Iwakuni celebrate Nurse’s Week
Nurses from Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Clinic, Iwakuni Clinical Care, JA Hiroshima General Hospital and Medical Hospital Iwakuni Byoin pose for a picture during a Nurse’s Week dinner social at the Club Iwakuni Ballroom aboard MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 11, 2015. Branch Health Clinic celebrated Nurse’s Week for the first time, May 6-13, aboard station. Throughout the week, nurses from BHC came together for a series of events to celebrate a week that recognizes the importance and hard work that they do.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.
Sailor aboard MCAS Iwakuni saves life of Road Race participant
Navy Lt. Nathan Hemerly, a family medicine doctor at the Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Clinic, and Akehiko Date, chairmen at the General Incorporated Association Iwakuni City Sports Association, pose for a picture after Date presented Hemerly with a certificate of appreciation at the City Hall in Iwakuni City, Japan, May 12, 2015. After participating in the 9th annual Kintaikyo Road Race in Iwakuni City, Hemerly performed CPR, with the help of a local Japanese nurse, on another run participant who fell and became unconscious during the race. “I was just doing what I thought was the right thing to do, I wasn’t looking for any attention,” said Hemerly.
Photo by Cpl. Jessica Quezada.
MCAS Iwakuni residents experience Tea Harvesting
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, residents pick green tea leaves during a Cultural Adaption Program tea harvesting event in Iwakuni City, May 7, 2015. During the visit to Hirose-Iwakuni High School, students, guests and even elders from a local nursing home picked 37 pounds of green tea leaves that will be fanned, steamed cooled, pressed, rolled and dried for everyone’s enjoyment.
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

MCAS Iwakuni honors retiring Japanese contractors

By | June 26, 2015

Station residents and retirees gathered inside Club Iwakuni aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, MORE

Japan makes revision to Road Traffic Laws for bicycle riders

By | June 22, 2015

The rules of the roads for riding bicycles off base in Japan are something any Marine Corps Air MORE

Marines conduct water purification training aboard MCAS Iwakuni

By | June 10, 2015

Electricians, electrician mechanics and water technicians with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 MORE

Iwakuni City mayor shows appreciation towards air station service members

By | June 03, 2015

Representatives from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Marine Aerial Transport Refueler MORE

NMCRS hosts award ceremony for ADFD representatives aboard MCAS Iwakuni

By | May 29, 2015

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, hosted an award 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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