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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 maintenance Marines show diligence in continuous mission support

VMGR-152 maintenance Marines show diligence in continuous mission support

By Lance Cpl. D. A. Walters | August 19, 2014

Powerline maintenance on KC-130J Super Hercules is one of many aspects used in preserving the four-engine, turboprop, military transport aircraft. Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 is the only squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, whose aircraft utilizes a propeller, which requires maintenance different than the other MORE
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Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 prepares for Exercise Forager Fury III

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 prepares for Exercise Forager Fury III

By Lance Cpl. Luis Ramirez | August 15, 2014

Service members with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 began preparations  for Exercise Forager Fury III, Aug. 15, 2014, at the harbor aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. With Forager Fury III slated to commence in September, MWSS-171 is preparing the equipment they intend to use for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat flight training, MORE
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MCX offers second job to active duty service members aboard MCAS Iwakuni

By Lance Cpl. D. A. Walters | August 15, 2014

Some people need to stay busy; some just need extra cash. That’s why Marine Corps Community Services offers jobs to active duty Marines any time of the year. Currently, approximately eight active duty Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, have second jobs working for the Marine Corps Exchange under a “flex” position, according to MORE
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Marines volunteer for typhoon cleanup

Marines volunteer for typhoon cleanup

By Lance Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning | August 14, 2014

Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, spent a day knee-deep in dirt and debris assisting the Iwakuni City Volunteer Council, August 14, 2014, to clean up around houses in Sunayamacho, Iwakuni that were affected by mudslides caused by Typhoon Halong. Typhoon Halong peaked as a Category 5 Super Typhoon, causing landslides, mudslides MORE
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Dental Assisting Training Program offers career opportunity aboard station

Dental Assisting Training Program offers career opportunity aboard station

By Lance Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning | August 13, 2014

Employment for dental assistants is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, much faster than the average for all occupations, making it a great career prospect. The American Red Cross, in coordination with 11th Dental Company Detachment, based out of the Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Clinic 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.