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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
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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Service members volunteer for river cleanup

Service members volunteer for river cleanup

By Lance Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning | September 05, 2014

Approximately 15 service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, participated in a river cleanup, sponsored by the Single Marine Program, in Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Sept. 5, 2014. “The SMP, and I personally, do a lot of community relations events, such as orphanage visits and cleanups,” said Oana Ivanoff, Marine Lounge manager with MORE
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VMFA-122 Ordnance Marines keep Hornets armed in any weather

VMFA-122 Ordnance Marines keep Hornets armed in any weather

By Staff Sgt. Justin Pack | September 03, 2014

With temperatures near freezing and a strong wind blowing in from the mountains, ordnance Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 worked to get their F/A-18C Hornets ready for unit level training, named Distant Frontier, Sept. 3, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.  The Marines loaded MK-76 practice bombs for the squadron’s bombing MORE
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MWSS-171 arrives on Tinian for Valiant Shield 2014

MWSS-171 arrives on Tinian for Valiant Shield 2014

By Lance Cpl. David Walters | August 31, 2014

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 arrived Aug. 22 and 31 on Tinian for Exercise Valiant Shield 2014, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 15. Valiant Shield is a biennial exercise which focuses on training that enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the 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.