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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
VMGR-152 familiarization flight; Japan gets closer look from above

VMGR-152 familiarization flight; Japan gets closer look from above

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

A large part of the U.S. – Japan alliance is the Defense Policy Review Initiative agreements. The DPRI redefines roles, missions and capabilities of alliance forces and outlines key realignment and transformation initiatives, including enhancing interoperability and communication between the two countries’ respective commands, broadening MORE
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Comedians host meet and greet aboard station

Comedians host meet and greet aboard station

By Lance Cpl. Luis Ramirez | August 26, 2014

As part of Kenny Hill’s All Star Comedy Slam, entertainers Tommy Davidson and Miss Gayle hosted a meet and greet for service members inside the Marine Corps Exchange aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 26, 2014. Both entertainers wanted to meet service members before touring of the air station and conducting a comedy show scheduled MORE
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VMGR-152 ordnancemen aim for pilots during threat reaction training

VMGR-152 ordnancemen aim for pilots during threat reaction training

By Lance Cpl. D. A. Walters | August 26, 2014

Pop flares. Brake right, brake left. KC-130J Super Hercules pilots with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 152 practiced surface-to-air missile evasion maneuvers during a threat reaction evolution aboard a training island outside of Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 26, 2014.  VMGR-152 ordnancemen fired GTR-18 rockets, or better known as “Smokey SAMs,” at the MORE
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‘Werewolves’ arrive in Alaska, await training with Air Force

‘Werewolves’ arrive in Alaska, await training with Air Force

By Staff Sgt. Justin Pack | August 25, 2014

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 arrived in Alaska to take part in unit level training aboard Eielson Air Force Base, August 25, 2014. Alaska is the final stop for VMFA-122 before heading home to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.  For the past six months, VMFA-122, nicknamed the “Werewolves,” travelled throughout the Pacific region, MORE
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Werewolves say ‘Aloha ʻOe’ to Hawaii

Werewolves say 'Aloha ʻOe' to Hawaii

By Staff Sgt. Justin Pack | August 23, 2014

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 completed training at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, August 23, 2014. For the past two months, the squadron participated in both Exercise Rim of the Pacific and unit level training.  Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, nicknamed the “Werewolves,” is currently attached to Marine Aircraft Group 12, stationed aboard 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.