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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.
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VMFA(AW)-533 powerliners keep planes flying during KMEP 14-13 October 13, 2014 — Powerline mechanics with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, also known as the “Hawks,” maintain flight schedules and conduct maintenance and inspections on their F/A-18 Hornets during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, to increase the Marine Aircraft Group 12’s combat MORE
VMFA(AW)-533 goes sky high, KMEP-14-13 begins October 13, 2014 — Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, also known as the “Hawks,” launched their first aircraft during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The program’s goals is to increase the combat readiness of Marine Aircraft Group 12, improve its operating skills as a Marine Air-Ground Task MORE
VMFA(AW)-533 arrives in Osan for KMEP 14-13 October 09, 2014 — Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, also known as the “Hawks,” arrived on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, to participate in the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 9, 2014. The program’s goals is to increase the combat readiness of Marine Aircraft Group 12, improve its operating skills as a Marine Air-Ground Task Force and MORE
MALS-12 ordnance preps for KMEP 14-13 October 06, 2014 — Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 prepared ordnance, Oct. 6, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Korea, to be used during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13. KMEP 14-13 is a joint, combined exercise that will focus on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise. The squadron’s MORE
M. C. Perry Elementary recognized as National Blue Ribbon School September 30, 2014 — Matthew C. Perry Elementary School aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, was recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, Sept. 30.The Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes approximately 300 schools each year based on high academic performance or making significant improvement in closing academic MORE
Iwakuni Harbor maintains operational readiness; clear waters, no spills September 29, 2014 — Sailors began chipping away pesky barnacles and other sea debris off the various vessels at the Iwakuni Harbor, Sept. 29, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. To increase the U.S. – Japan alliance, these sailors maintain their boats to ensure a timely and efficient response in case any fuel leaks into the harbor. “If there’s an oil MORE
Samurai undefeated during first varsity season September 27, 2014 — The Matthew C. Perry High School football team is undefeated after winning their first home game against the Sotuku High School Fighting Ducks, Sept. 27, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.The Samurai are 3-0 during the first varsity season for M. C. Perry football in 11 years. The sport came back to the school in 2012 after an MORE
Marine Thrift Shop hosts Customer Appreciation Day September 27, 2014 — Station residents attended the Marine Thrift Store’s Customer Appreciation Day, Sept. 27, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Attractions included free food, raffle prizes, a live DJ, face painting, a bounce house and more as a way for the thrift store to thank the community. The Marine Thrift Shop is a nonprofit organization and MORE
MCAS Iwakuni residents raise understanding during Suicide Awareness 5K run/walk September 27, 2014 — Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, residents gathered at Penny Lake fields to participate in the 3rd annual Suicide Awareness 5K run/walk, Sept. 27, 2014. The event, hosted by the Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Health Clinic, Marine Memorial Chapel and Behavioral Health, served to bring awareness to suicide stigmas, said Lt. Latoya MORE
Werewolves depart Alaska, wrap up Distant Frontier, UDP with MAG-12 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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