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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 mainland Japan.
2016 Typhoon Season Information
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.

Annual Typhoon Awareness (PDF, 2.6 MB)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Trevor Serenelli, ordnance Marine assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, shouts directions while guiding a bomb onto an aircraft during Southern Frontier at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 26, 2016. VMFA-122 delivered munitions while providing close air support to ground combat units at Bradshaw Range Complex during the training. Southern Frontier is a three week unit level training evolution helping the flying squadron gain qualifications and experience in low altitude, air ground, high explosive ordnance delivery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
VMFA-122 supports ground units during Southern Frontier
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Trevor Serenelli, ordnance Marine assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, shouts directions while guiding a bomb onto an aircraft during Southern Frontier at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 26, 2016. VMFA-122 delivered munitions while providing close air support to ground combat units at Bradshaw Range Complex during the training. Southern Frontier is a three week unit level training evolution helping the flying squadron gain qualifications and experience in low altitude, air ground, high explosive ordnance delivery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. David Dunsworth, an F/A-18C Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, prepares to taxi out of a hangar during Southern Frontier at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 24, 2016. VMFA-122 executed close air support missions for ground combat units conducting exercises at Bradshaw Range Complex. Southern Frontier is a three week unit level training evolution helping the flying squadron gain qualifications and experience in low, air ground, high explosive ordnance delivery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
Southern Frontier
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. David Dunsworth, an F/A-18C Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, prepares to taxi out of a hangar during Southern Frontier at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 24, 2016. VMFA-122 executed close air support missions for ground combat units conducting exercises at Bradshaw Range Complex. Southern Frontier is a three week unit level training evolution helping the flying squadron gain qualifications and experience in low, air ground, high explosive ordnance delivery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
A Hiroshima Prefectural Police Headquarters officer searches for hidden explosives during joint training with the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s Provost Marshal’s Office K-9 unit and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kure Repair and Supply Facility Petroleum Terminal unit military working dog handlers at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 24, 2016. U.S. and Japanese handlers escorted their K-9’s to locate explosives hidden throughout the stations old furniture store. Handlers and their dogs later conducted evacuation training at the Penny Lake baseball field where they simulated reacting to a bomb threat. The area was set up as if residents had already evacuated the area and left their personal belongings behind. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Marines, Japanese conduct joint K-9 training
A Hiroshima Prefectural Police Headquarters officer searches for hidden explosives during joint training with the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s Provost Marshal’s Office K-9 unit and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kure Repair and Supply Facility Petroleum Terminal unit military working dog handlers at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 24, 2016. U.S. and Japanese handlers escorted their K-9’s to locate explosives hidden throughout the stations old furniture store. Handlers and their dogs later conducted evacuation training at the Penny Lake baseball field where they simulated reacting to a bomb threat. The area was set up as if residents had already evacuated the area and left their personal belongings behind. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Volunteers with the Marine Memorial Chapel dodge water balloons during a water fight at Midoro Hoikuen in Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 23, 2016. Local Japanese preschoolers enjoyed a day of fun filled activities as part of a community relations preschool visit between Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and the local community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
Air station volunteers bond with local Japanese children
Volunteers with the Marine Memorial Chapel dodge water balloons during a water fight at Midoro Hoikuen in Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 23, 2016. Local Japanese preschoolers enjoyed a day of fun filled activities as part of a community relations preschool visit between Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and the local community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
Boxes of 2.75-inch high explosive rockets wait to be assembled during Southern Frontier at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 24, 2016. Southern Frontier afforded Iwakuni Marines the opportunity to train with high explosive weapon body groups typically not used in Japan, while expanding technical and tactical proficiency in their craft. Munitions built during this training are in support of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, who also gain experience and qualifications in low altitude, air-ground, high explosive ordnance delivery at the unit level. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
MALS-12 Marines support VMFA-122, build munitions during Southern
Boxes of 2.75-inch high explosive rockets wait to be assembled during Southern Frontier at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 24, 2016. Southern Frontier afforded Iwakuni Marines the opportunity to train with high explosive weapon body groups typically not used in Japan, while expanding technical and tactical proficiency in their craft. Munitions built during this training are in support of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, who also gain experience and qualifications in low altitude, air-ground, high explosive ordnance delivery at the unit level. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
An F/A- 18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, takes off at Royal Ausatralian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, during Exercise Southern Frontier, July, 26, 2016. Southern Frontier will help the squadron gain experience and qualifications in low altitude, air ground, high explosive ordnance delivery at the unit level. VMFA-122  is homebased at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., and forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, for a six month deployment with the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
VMFA-122 completes Pitch Black qualified, ready
An F/A- 18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, takes off at Royal Ausatralian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, during Exercise Southern Frontier, July, 26, 2016. Southern Frontier will help the squadron gain experience and qualifications in low altitude, air ground, high explosive ordnance delivery at the unit level. VMFA-122 is homebased at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., and forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, for a six month deployment with the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
A child prays before getting released to eat during Vacation Bible School at the Marine Memorial Chapel on Marine Corp Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 17, 2016. VBS consisted of group discussions, feeding the children and volunteers, praying and rotation stations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
Chapel hosts Vacation Bible School
A child prays before getting released to eat during Vacation Bible School at the Marine Memorial Chapel on Marine Corp Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 17, 2016. VBS consisted of group discussions, feeding the children and volunteers, praying and rotation stations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
A Japanese athlete from Otake shoots a basketball during a tournament held for station residents and Japanese nationals at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016. Forty-four athletes from Iwakuni, Hirata, Ohno, Otake and Mainland Sports Association-Iwakuni took to the courts to compete against each other in a series of basketball games. The association assists young athletes in building character by using basketball to promote academic interest, athletic skills and aims to support and empower athletes using experienced coaches to help develop character, teamwork and leadership traits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Station residents, Japanese compete in youth basketball tournament
A Japanese athlete from Otake shoots a basketball during a tournament held for station residents and Japanese nationals at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016. Forty-four athletes from Iwakuni, Hirata, Ohno, Otake and Mainland Sports Association-Iwakuni took to the courts to compete against each other in a series of basketball games. The association assists young athletes in building character by using basketball to promote academic interest, athletic skills and aims to support and empower athletes using experienced coaches to help develop character, teamwork and leadership traits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122 U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Case, flight surgeon, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Juan Garcia, hospital corpsman, are hoisted into a Sikorsky S76A++ Search and Rescue helicopter while conducting SAR training during Exercise Pitch Black 2016 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 16, 2016.  The SAR team trains with local and international forces during exercises like Pitch Black to ensure all medical personnel that can respond to an aircraft emergency are capable of carrying out the same procedures. The biennial, multinational exercise involves approximately 10 allied nations and prepares these forces for possible real-world scenarios. The bilateral effort amongst Exercise Pitch Black 2016 furthermore showcases the strength amongst various militaries and solidifies the relationship across the Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
VMFA-122 medical team trains with Australian SAR crew
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122 U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Case, flight surgeon, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Juan Garcia, hospital corpsman, are hoisted into a Sikorsky S76A++ Search and Rescue helicopter while conducting SAR training during Exercise Pitch Black 2016 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 16, 2016. The SAR team trains with local and international forces during exercises like Pitch Black to ensure all medical personnel that can respond to an aircraft emergency are capable of carrying out the same procedures. The biennial, multinational exercise involves approximately 10 allied nations and prepares these forces for possible real-world scenarios. The bilateral effort amongst Exercise Pitch Black 2016 furthermore showcases the strength amongst various militaries and solidifies the relationship across the Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
A crowd gathers to walk through a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 during Exercise Pitch Black 2016 Open Day at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, Aug. 13, 2016. For over 70 years, VMGR-152, also known as the “Sumos,” has successfully carried out support missions by providing aerial refueling and assault support during expeditionary, joint and combined operations like Exercise Pitch Black 2016. The biennial, multinational exercise involves approximately 10 allied nations and prepares these forces for possible real-world scenarios. The bilateral effort amongst Exercise Pitch Black 2016 furthermore showcases the strength amongst various militaries and solidifies the relationship across the Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
Pitch Black sheds light on capabilities to local community
A crowd gathers to walk through a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 during Exercise Pitch Black 2016 Open Day at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, Aug. 13, 2016. For over 70 years, VMGR-152, also known as the “Sumos,” has successfully carried out support missions by providing aerial refueling and assault support during expeditionary, joint and combined operations like Exercise Pitch Black 2016. The biennial, multinational exercise involves approximately 10 allied nations and prepares these forces for possible real-world scenarios. The bilateral effort amongst Exercise Pitch Black 2016 furthermore showcases the strength amongst various militaries and solidifies the relationship across the Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, with Carrier Air Wing 5, taxis into hot refueling pits at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 17, 2016. While passing through the air station for aircraft-based training, maintainers inspected and refueled the Hawkeyes before their retrograde back to Naval Air Facility Atusgi. The all-weather, carrier-based, tactical battle management airborne early warning command and control aircraft became operational in 1973 and underwent several upgrades. Variants of this aircraft are also flown by the Egyptian Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Taiwan Air Force, and the French Navy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Donato Maffin)
VAW-115 visits MCAS Iwakuni
A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, with Carrier Air Wing 5, taxis into hot refueling pits at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 17, 2016. While passing through the air station for aircraft-based training, maintainers inspected and refueled the Hawkeyes before their retrograde back to Naval Air Facility Atusgi. The all-weather, carrier-based, tactical battle management airborne early warning command and control aircraft became operational in 1973 and underwent several upgrades. Variants of this aircraft are also flown by the Egyptian Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Taiwan Air Force, and the French Navy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Donato Maffin)
U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Marcus Major, chemical biological radiological nuclear defense officer for Marine Aircraft Group 12, prepares to honor the Shiroyama Hime Shrine during the Bon-Odori Yukata-Experience festival in the Yokoyama area of Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 13, 2016. Major was invited by the locals to join the honoring of the Shiroyama Hime shrine and said it was an honor to have been part of the ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
Friendships formed through festival
U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Marcus Major, chemical biological radiological nuclear defense officer for Marine Aircraft Group 12, prepares to honor the Shiroyama Hime Shrine during the Bon-Odori Yukata-Experience festival in the Yokoyama area of Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 13, 2016. Major was invited by the locals to join the honoring of the Shiroyama Hime shrine and said it was an honor to have been part of the ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
Marine Corps Community Services hosts a grand opening ceremony of the Torii Pines plaza on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 12, 2016. The new plaza holds several different shops such as a bike shop, barber shop, tailor, gift shop and hotel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
New town center opens to residents
Marine Corps Community Services hosts a grand opening ceremony of the Torii Pines plaza on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 12, 2016. The new plaza holds several different shops such as a bike shop, barber shop, tailor, gift shop and hotel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jabari Reneau, commanding officer of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA)-242, commences the passing of the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. James L. Shadle at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 12, 2016. A relief and appointment ceremony was held to welcome the incoming and see off the outbound sergeants major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
Bats welcome new sergeant major
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jabari Reneau, commanding officer of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA)-242, commences the passing of the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. James L. Shadle at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 12, 2016. A relief and appointment ceremony was held to welcome the incoming and see off the outbound sergeants major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Company 36 don their M50 Joint Service General Purpose Masks during chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 10, 2016. Marines, already in mission oriented protective posture gear, were evaluated on their ability to effectively detect, report, respond and operate in a simulated CBRN environment. When given the signal “gas, gas, gas,” Marines scrambled to don their M50 Joint Service General Purpose Masks before returning to work as if everything was normal. Conducting this training helps Marines refresh their tactical skill sets specific to CBRN response, maintain situational readiness and ensures the safety of personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson)
US Marines train for garrison and operational environments
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Company 36 don their M50 Joint Service General Purpose Masks during chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 10, 2016. Marines, already in mission oriented protective posture gear, were evaluated on their ability to effectively detect, report, respond and operate in a simulated CBRN environment. When given the signal “gas, gas, gas,” Marines scrambled to don their M50 Joint Service General Purpose Masks before returning to work as if everything was normal. Conducting this training helps Marines refresh their tactical skill sets specific to CBRN response, maintain situational readiness and ensures the safety of personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson)
U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Melissa Heisterberg, left, deputy director of public affairs, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Michael Eckert, quality control chief of motor transport company, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, pose after winning the preliminary High Intensity Tactical Training Athlete Competition at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 17, 2016. Heisterberg and Eckert are the top contenders from the air station to attend the Second Annual HITT Ultimate Athlete Championship from Aug. 15-18, 2016, at MCAS Miramar, California. They will battle against nearly three dozen other U.S. Marines in one of the most difficult fitness competitions in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessica Quezada)
HITT competitors head out for Corps-wide championship
U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Melissa Heisterberg, left, deputy director of public affairs, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Michael Eckert, quality control chief of motor transport company, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, pose after winning the preliminary High Intensity Tactical Training Athlete Competition at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 17, 2016. Heisterberg and Eckert are the top contenders from the air station to attend the Second Annual HITT Ultimate Athlete Championship from Aug. 15-18, 2016, at MCAS Miramar, California. They will battle against nearly three dozen other U.S. Marines in one of the most difficult fitness competitions in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessica Quezada)
An F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122 conducts an aerial refueling with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 during Exercise Pitch Black 2016 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 9, 2016. VMGR-152 provides aerial refueling and assault support during expeditionary and joint or combined operations like Pitch Black. This exercise is a biennial, three week, multinational, large-force training exercise hosted by RAAF Tindal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
Sumos provide aerial refueling during Exercise Pitch Black 2016
An F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122 conducts an aerial refueling with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 during Exercise Pitch Black 2016 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 9, 2016. VMGR-152 provides aerial refueling and assault support during expeditionary and joint or combined operations like Pitch Black. This exercise is a biennial, three week, multinational, large-force training exercise hosted by RAAF Tindal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
U.S. Navy Sailors with the station’s Facility Response Team assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, work together to guide a containment boom around a simulated oil spill site during FRT training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 3, 2016. This annual certification teaches students how to execute sensitive area protection strategies outlined in their FRT plan, understand and apply regulations involving oil spills, and contain and recover oil on water. This training is site-specific, utilized in domestic and overseas locations, and certifies each individual as a First Responder Operation Level. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessica Quezada)
Facility Response Team tests their oil spill response
U.S. Navy Sailors with the station’s Facility Response Team assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, work together to guide a containment boom around a simulated oil spill site during FRT training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 3, 2016. This annual certification teaches students how to execute sensitive area protection strategies outlined in their FRT plan, understand and apply regulations involving oil spills, and contain and recover oil on water. This training is site-specific, utilized in domestic and overseas locations, and certifies each individual as a First Responder Operation Level. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessica Quezada)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Norkus, a port crew leader with Aircraft Recovery assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, confirms the mobile Expeditionary Hover Position Indicator is level at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 9, 2016. The aircraft recovery Marines worked to set up the mobile EHPI to provide pilots from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 542 an opportunity to recertify in boat-deck landings before departing for other future operations in the Pacific. Home based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N. C., VMA-542 is forward deployed as part of the unit deployment program at MCAS Iwakuni and is strengthening their aviation operational skills with the station’s units while abroad. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Donato Maffin)
Mobile EHPI, aircraft recovery Marines rise to help with Harrier pilots recertification
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Norkus, a port crew leader with Aircraft Recovery assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, confirms the mobile Expeditionary Hover Position Indicator is level at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 9, 2016. The aircraft recovery Marines worked to set up the mobile EHPI to provide pilots from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 542 an opportunity to recertify in boat-deck landings before departing for other future operations in the Pacific. Home based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N. C., VMA-542 is forward deployed as part of the unit deployment program at MCAS Iwakuni and is strengthening their aviation operational skills with the station’s units while abroad. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Donato Maffin)
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Alexander Goodno, Marine exchange pilot with the Royal Australian Air Force No. 75 Squadron, poses next to an F/A-18 Hornet during Exercise Pitch Black 16 at RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 5, 2016. Goodno has been stationed with No. 75 Squadron for two and a half years with the Marine Corps Foreign Personnel Exchange Program. This program enhances worldwide security cooperation by continuing long-term presence and association among military counterparts. Goodno serves as a liaison officer to the participating U.S. units, explaining foreign jargon and procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
Marine exchange pilot offers unique view into exchange program
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Alexander Goodno, Marine exchange pilot with the Royal Australian Air Force No. 75 Squadron, poses next to an F/A-18 Hornet during Exercise Pitch Black 16 at RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, Aug. 5, 2016. Goodno has been stationed with No. 75 Squadron for two and a half years with the Marine Corps Foreign Personnel Exchange Program. This program enhances worldwide security cooperation by continuing long-term presence and association among military counterparts. Goodno serves as a liaison officer to the participating U.S. units, explaining foreign jargon and procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg)
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Iwakuni News Stories
VMFA-122 supports ground units during Southern Frontier By Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg | August 27, 2016
Marines, Japanese conduct joint K-9 training By Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson | August 26, 2016
Air station volunteers bond with local Japanese children By Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego | August 25, 2016
MALS-12 Marines support VMFA-122, build munitions during Southern Frontier By Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg | August 24, 2016
VMFA-122 completes Pitch Black qualified, ready By Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg | August 22, 2016
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.
Sexual Assault Prevention

To make a confidential report, call the 24/7 sexual assault support line:080-5865-3566 (From CONUS, call 011-81-80-5865-3566). Click here to go to "DOD Safe Helpline" webpage. Click here for MCCS Iwakuni's Counseling Services. SAPR Office : 253-6556(LINK).

Town Hall Meeting, Feb. 11, 2016

Please click the below button to see the summary of the town hall meeting on Feb. 11, 2016.

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