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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.
News Brief : News Section
April 1 - July 1

Japanese Language Class Spring Semester 2014
April 1 - July 1, 7 - 9 p.m. on every Tuesday, at the training room, Iwakuni Shimin Kaikan (Civic Hall). Map is availabel at PAO. To take the class, sign up in advance at Public Affairs Office to obtain a numbered ticket. Only 40 seats are available, first comes first served basis. 1,000 yen per term is charged for enrollment. Once enrolled, students are expected to attend as many of the lessons as possible.
For more information, contact Ms. Kawamoto at 253-5551, Public Affairs Office.

Band of Warriors PTSD Support Group
Every last Wednesday of each montsh, 6 p.m. at the Station's Chapel Library. For more inforamtion, contact the Chaplain Lee at 253-3371.

OTHER INFORMATION
American Force Network

Birthday Break
The birthday break is an ongoing promotion held every Friday at 9:15 a.m. on Power 1575 radio. The promotion is open to anyone with a birthday. Just visit www.mccsiwakuni.com/birthdaycake, fill out the form and let Power 1575 and Marine Corps Community Services take care of the rest. Every Friday, birthdays from the previous week will be announced and on the last Friday of every month there will be a random birthday cake giveaway for one birthday in the upcoming month.

American Red Cross

Dental Assisting Training Program
The American Red Cross is offering a Dental Assisting Training Program. To receive your certificate you will receive 40 hours of didactic course and 500 hours of supervised clinical experience and chair side instruction. The program must also be completed within six months of the start day. For more information or requirements, call 253-4525 or email iwakuni@usa.redcross.org

Branch Health Clinic

New Family Practice Provider
To offer its beneficiaries more access to routine and acute care, Branch Health Clinic Iwakuni is adding a provider to the family practice clinic. This will increase the number of available appointments available to BHC Iwakuni beneficiaries on a daily basis. Because more routine and acute appointments will be available in family practice, the Urgent Care Clinic will no longer see patients for these types of care. The Urgent Care Clinic will be reserved for urgent and emergent cases only. An advice line is available 24 hours a day. Please call 253-5571 if you have questions.

Chapel

Gospel Choir
The Gospel Choir is looking for participants. Practices occur every Friday night from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. for more information please contact Billie Scott at 080-3272-5902 or email BillieJ316@gmail.com.

Marriage Enrichment Small Group
A marriage enrichment small group is scheduled to be held 6:30 p.m. in Building 936C every Monday. For more information, call Chaplain Bruce West at 253-3371 or e-mail bruce.b.west@usmc.mil.

Fellowship Breakfast
Come join us for Christian fellowship, group discussion, and breakfast every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. at the northside mess hall. For more information, call 253-3371.

New Religious Services
A new men’s ministry is scheduled to be held 7 a.m. every Saturday at the chapel. For information on the new study, Gospel in life, call 253-3371.

Childcare Childcare
If you have an unborn baby and will need childcare, put your name on the waiting list as soon as possible. If you do not sign up for the waiting list you are at potential risk of not having childcare. For more information, call at 253-4141.
Club Beyond

Iwakuni Teens
Join us for Club Beyond every Tuesday night. Enjoy games, music, food and fun plus a short Bible lesson. Club is held in Yujo Hall, between the chapel and thrift shop, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Club Beyond, where friends, fun and faith connect. For more information, call the chapel at 253-3371 or 080-4177-2060.

Community Support

Lending Locker Program
The lending locker program is available to provide small home appliances and utensils for incoming and outgoing command sponsored members for up to 60 days inbound and 30 days outbound. A copy of PCS orders are required to check-out items and the program is by appointment only. The lending locker is located in Building 411 Room 101. For more information, call 253-6161.

Combined Federal Campaign

Unit Reporting Numbers
When filling out envelopes for Combined Federal Campaign donations, the unit reporting number required corresponds to a person's unit. Unit reporting numbers for the station include:
1480006-Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Health Clinic
1480008-Department of Defense Dependents School Matthew C. Perry Elementary School
1480009-DoDDS M.C. Perry High School
1480021-Defense Commissary Agency Iwakuni
1480031-Marine Corps Community Services Food & Hospitality
1480032-MCCS Services
1480033-MCCS Retail
1480034-MCCS Semper Fit
1480035-MCCS Marine & Family Services
1480036-MCCS Support
1480037-MCCS Miscellaneous/Executive Office/Internal Co.
1480038-H&HS Provost Marshal's Office
1480039-H&HS Logistics
1480040-H&HS Operations
1480041-H&HS Facilities
1480042-H&HS Administration
1480100-Iwakuni Friends

Eagle Scouts Station Eagle Scouts
If any Eagle Scouts aboard station wish to provide support or participate in raising new scouts to Eagle, contact the troop at Iwakuni.BSA.Troop77@gmail.com
Enlisted Spouses Club Stripes and Rockers
The Stripes and Rockers Enlisted Spouses Club is welcoming all enlisted spouses aboard station. Goals of the club include serving the community in a positive manner and working toward fund raisers that afford the opportunity to provide scholarships to Matthew C. Perry graduates and enlisted spouses with a desire to further their education. Meetings are currently taking place in community rooms. Meetings are scheduled for the last Wednesday of every month. For more information, join the Facebook page, “Stripes & Rockers Enlisted Spouses Club,” or email stripesandrockers@hotmail.com.
Girl Scouts Volunteer needed
The Iwakuni Girl Scouts is looking for fun-loving, devoted women and men who want to make a positive impact on the lives of young girls. If you are interested in becoming a leader, coleader, board member or parent volunteer, e-mail: iwakunigs@gmail.com.
Golf Pro Shop Golf In Iwakuni
Golf here in Iwakuni has not died; the Iwakuni Golf Pro Shop is selling vouchers and transportation to the Iwakuni Country Club, a golf course out in town. It takes only a few minutes to get out to the country club by bus and the entire trip will only cost approximately $35. For more information, call the Golf Pro Shop at 253-3402.
Housing Community Rooms
Community room inspections are required in order to rent a community room. Patrons reserving community rooms risk losing their reservation by missing their inspection appointment. To schedule a community room or get more information, call Housing at 253-3341.

Family Housing Grills
All barbecue grills will be placed a minimum of five to 10 feet away from any structures or trees. The only exception is for those living in a Mid Rise, who have permissions to use small 16 oz. gas bottles and no open flames on the balcony. If damage to the structure is caused by the resident, the resident will be held accountable to reimburse the government for repairs.
Library New Language Learning
System Available Station library has now added Transparent Language Online to their resources. This program is available to all library patrons within the Marine Corps community to include, active duty, dependents and retirees, for free via web-browser. The program offers more than 80 language opportunites. To register for a Transparent Online Account, visit the library located on the third floor of Bdlg. 411. Once registered, users may access the Transparent Language Online program from any internet connected computer. Accounts remain active throughout the life of the contract with Transparent Language Online. For more information or to register, visit the station library.
Mothers of Preschoolers

Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS, Mother of Preschoolers, is a encouraging group for pregnant mothers and moms of children ages 0-6. Now holding summer playdates, visit www.facebook.com/Iwakunimops for times and locations, or email iwakunimops@yahoo.com.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)

Quick Assist Loans
The Iwakuni Navy Marine Corps Relief Society is providing Quick Assist Loans to prevent active duty service members from falling prey to predatory lenders. These loans are designed to assist with short-term living expenses up to $300, interest free and must be repaid within 10 months. For more information call the Iwakuni NMCRS at 253-5311 or stop by the Marine Memorial Chapel, Room 148.

Partial Transition from CIF to IIF

Partial Transition from CIF to IIF
The Consolidated Storage Program has transitioned from the consolidated issue facility model. All field protective mask issues and returns will take place at the CIFs or IIFs. Each customer will have a single issue record including any field protective masks and all infantry combat equipment issued through CIFs or IIFs. For more information, call 623-2626 or 623-2625.

Provost Marshal's Office

Station Vandalism
The Criminal Investigations Division is looking for information concerning vandalism as a result of graffiti at various locations aboard the air station. If you have any infomation, call 253-3333.

Crime Stoppers
To report a crime, call 253-3333. Callers can leave a detailed message without having to speak to a live person.

Lost and Found
Please contact the Provost Marshal’s Office Lost and Found if you have lost various items around the air station. Examples of items may include cell phones, keys, digital cameras, bicycle helmets, etc. To recover lost items or for more information, call 253-4929 or e-mail jeffrey.anderson@usmc.mil.

PMO ComRel Office
The Provost Marshal's Office Community Relations OFfice has new hours of operation for fingerprinting, flight-line access,passport reentry stamps, and the lost and found. New office hours are 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Emergency Phone Numbers Reminder

  • Anti-terrorism force protection hotline:253-ATFP(2837)
  • Life limb or loss of vision threatening emergencies while on the air station: 119 or 911. From a cell phone or for bilingual capability: 082-721-7700.
  • For security issues, contact the Provost Marshal’s Office : 253-3303. To report without talking to a person, Crime Stoppers: 253-3333.
  • Sexual Assualt: To make a confidential report of sexual assault or harrasment, contact the victim advocate at 253-4526 during working hours. For after hours, weekends and holidays, call 090-9978-1033 or 080-3427-0835. You can also call the installation SARC at 253-6556 or 080-5865-3566.

Pass and Registration
The Pass and Registration Office, Building 608, will close Thursday afternoons for administrative processing.

Iwakuni Roadrunners Iwakuni Roadrunners
All servicemembers and civilians are welcome. Runs are Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Meeting place is in front of Crossroads Mall. Time and length of runs vary. All abilities are welcome. For more information, visit “Iwakuni Roadrunners” Facebook page.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Sexual Assualt
To make a confidential report of sexual assault or harrasment, contact the victim advocate at 253-4526 during working hours. For after hours, weekends and holidays, call 090-9978-1033 or 080-3427-0835. You can also call the installation SARC at 253-6556 or 080-5865-3566.
Strike Zone Women’s Bowling League
The Strike Zone is looking to form a women’s bowling league. It will take place Thursday nights 7-10 p.m. The teams will consist of three members. For more information call 253-3495.
Substance Abuse Counseling Substance Abuse Prevention
If you or anyone you know is struggling with substance abuse or are interested in more information on services provided, please contact the Substance Abuse Counseling Center at, 253-4526 or visit Building 411, Room 219.
Thrift Store

Thrift Store Changes
The Marine Thrift Store has new management and new hours. Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Open to active duty military in uniform Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Thrift Store Funds
The Thrift Store gives funds generated from donations they receive back to the community. If your organization is hosting a community event, or wondering how they will fund their next community relations project, your Thrift Store may be able to help. For more details, contact Sharon Rostkowski at 253-4711.

Volunteer Positions
Volunteer positions available. Applicants should be outgoing, willing to have fun and highly motivated. We are also looking for a board member treasurer with book keeping experience. Board members and store volunteers must attend all store meetings. All positions are noncompensated positions. For more information call at 253-4711 or e-mail: thrift_store@yahoo.com.

TriCare TriCare Coverage Change
A new TriCare program offers coverage for young adults under 26, uniformed services dependents under 26, unmarried, and not eligible for their own employer-sponsored health care coverage may be qualified to purchase TYA, which offers TRICARE standard coverage for monthly premiums of $186. A premium-based TRICARE Prime benefit will be available later this year. For more information, visit http://www.tricare.mil/mediacenter/news.aspx?fid=706
VRAP VRAP
The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program provides eligible veterans, those 35 to 60 year old, with education benefits for up to 12 months of training. For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/VOW or call 888-442-4551.
Weight loss support group Weight loss support group
Weight loss support group meetings are held on Mondays at 5 p.m. outside of Building 657. Service members, family and civilians are welcome. For more information, call 090-9147-0409 or e-mail verasavage@gmail.com.
Youth & Teen Center

Youth and Teens Lego Robotics Club
Club starts Saturdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Open to youth ages 10 to 15. Build and program “ROBOTS” that obey your every command! Create thousands of robotic inventions. Interactive Servo Motors make your robot walk and move. For more information contact the Youth & Teen Center at 253-5549.