Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

 

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.
MCAS Iwakuni News
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American, Japanese students learn together April 25, 2016 — Students from Noda Gakuen High School in Yamaguchi City visited Matthew C. Perry High School at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, as part of an interscholastic exchange April 21, 2016.The visit provided approximately 39 Japanese students the opportunity to travel to an American school and experience their culture firsthand.“This benefits MORE
Ospreys conclude earthquake airlift support April 24, 2016 — Two MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) conducted their last flights in support of the earthquake relief in Kyushu, Japan, April 23, 2016.U.S. Forces Japan announced the end of direct U.S. airlift support to the Government of Japan’s earthquake relief efforts April 24.In the aftermath of several devastating MORE
Service members visit school, interact with children April 23, 2016 — Service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni visited children at Josho Hoikuen School in Iwakuni City, Japan, as part of a community relations event hosted by the Marine Memorial Chapel April 19, 2016.Visiting the school provided service members the chance to teach children how to speak and count in English, fostering the friendship MORE
Rice pounding, so mochi fun April 20, 2016 — Residents from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni participated in Mochitsuki – rice pounding – with Japanese civilians and volunteers at Tenno Elementary School in Tenno, Japan, April 16, 2016.Commonly eaten during the Japanese New Year and festivals, mochi is made when glutinous rice is soaked, steamed and pounded with a wooden mallet and mortar, MORE
49th Kintai Marathon lead to friendships April 19, 2016 — Station residents and Japanese participants stretched and began preparing themselves for the mental and physical challenges ahead before competing in the 49th Kintai Marathon on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan April 17, 2016. MORE
Young basketball players hit the courts with MBA April 18, 2016 — Approximately 40 military and Japanese children from various installations across the Pacific region participated in the 2016 Mainland Basketball Association Spring Basketball Camp at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 11-14, 2016.Student athletes between the ages of 12 and 18 attended the camp seeking to improve their knowledge of MORE
VMM-265 provides operational airlift support for the Japanese government relief efforts April 18, 2016 — For the first time in history, two MV-22B Ospreys deployed in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in Japan April 18, 2016. MORE
VMM-265 arrives at MCAS Iwakuni April 18, 2016 — MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 17, 2016. MORE
Youth of the Year named at MCAS Iwakuni April 15, 2016 — Teens from various Boys and Girls Clubs across Asia gathered at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, for the 2016 Asia Keystone Conference and selection of the 2016 Asia Military State Youth of the Year, April 12-15, 2016. The 2016 Asia Conference hosted by the Keystone Club and the Boys and Girls Club of America, allowed teenagers to interact MORE
MCAS Iwakuni residents celebrate military children April 13, 2016 — Residents of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, and Japanese nationals from Atago Kodomo-Kai, Mount Atago, participated in the 13th annual Month of the Military Child festival at MCAS Iwakuni April 9, 2016.The month of April honors and recognizes military children for the struggles they overcome such as frequent moves, school changes and MORE

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