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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-122 Marine comes home during Distant Frontier September 11, 2014 — For most members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, coming to Alaska is a unique and exciting adventure they have never experienced before. It is home to the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley, as well as being the only state within the Arctic Circle, both of which are within a day trip of Eielson Air Force Base. Alaska has more than MORE
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VMFA-122 Marine comes home during Distant Frontier
Service members volunteer for river cleanup September 05, 2014 — Approximately 15 service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, participated in a river cleanup, sponsored by the Single Marine Program, in Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Sept. 5, 2014. “The SMP, and I personally, do a lot of community relations events, such as orphanage visits and cleanups,” said Oana Ivanoff, Marine Lounge manager with MORE
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Service members volunteer for river cleanup
VMFA-122 Ordnance Marines keep Hornets armed in any weather September 03, 2014 — With temperatures near freezing and a strong wind blowing in from the mountains, ordnance Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 worked to get their F/A-18C Hornets ready for unit level training, named Distant Frontier, Sept. 3, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.  The Marines loaded MK-76 practice bombs for the squadron’s bombing MORE
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VMFA-122 Ordnance Marines keep Hornets armed in any weather
MWSS-171 arrives on Tinian for Valiant Shield 2014 August 31, 2014 — Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 arrived Aug. 22 and 31 on Tinian for Exercise Valiant Shield 2014, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 15. Valiant Shield is a biennial exercise which focuses on training that enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the MORE
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MWSS-171 arrives on Tinian for Valiant Shield 2014
VMGR-152 familiarization flight; Japan gets closer look from above August 28, 2014 — A large part of the U.S. – Japan alliance is the Defense Policy Review Initiative agreements. The DPRI redefines roles, missions and capabilities of alliance forces and outlines key realignment and transformation initiatives, including enhancing interoperability and communication between the two countries’ respective commands, broadening MORE
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VMGR-152 familiarization flight; Japan gets closer look from above
Comedians host meet and greet aboard station August 26, 2014 — As part of Kenny Hill’s All Star Comedy Slam, entertainers Tommy Davidson and Miss Gayle hosted a meet and greet for service members inside the Marine Corps Exchange aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 26, 2014. Both entertainers wanted to meet service members before touring of the air station and conducting a comedy show scheduled MORE
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Comedians host meet and greet aboard station
VMGR-152 ordnancemen aim for pilots during threat reaction training August 26, 2014 — Pop flares. Brake right, brake left. KC-130J Super Hercules pilots with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 152 practiced surface-to-air missile evasion maneuvers during a threat reaction evolution aboard a training island outside of Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 26, 2014.  VMGR-152 ordnancemen fired GTR-18 rockets, or better known as “Smokey SAMs,” at the MORE
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VMGR-152 ordnancemen aim for pilots during threat reaction training
‘Werewolves’ arrive in Alaska, await training with Air Force August 25, 2014 — Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 arrived in Alaska to take part in unit level training aboard Eielson Air Force Base, August 25, 2014. Alaska is the final stop for VMFA-122 before heading home to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.  For the past six months, VMFA-122, nicknamed the “Werewolves,” travelled throughout the Pacific region, MORE
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‘Werewolves’ arrive in Alaska, await training with Air Force
Werewolves say 'Aloha ʻOe' to Hawaii August 23, 2014 — Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 completed training at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, August 23, 2014. For the past two months, the squadron participated in both Exercise Rim of the Pacific and unit level training.  Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, nicknamed the “Werewolves,” is currently attached to Marine Aircraft Group 12, stationed aboard MORE
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Werewolves say ‘Aloha ʻOe’ to Hawaii
VMGR-152 maintenance Marines show diligence in continuous mission support 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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VMGR-152 maintenance Marines show diligence in continuous mission support

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