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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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Tips for summer PCS with success April 22, 2014 — Many Marines with families are slated to permanently change station in the upcoming summer months. Moving to and from an overseas duty station, such as Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, can be stressful and unfamiliar to even senior service members.  According to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandy Alvarez, director of the station Installation MORE
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Kintai Marathon builds American, Japanese ties through common sport April 13, 2014 — Station residents and Japanese runners laced up their running shoes and competed in the 2014 Kintai Marathon aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 13. The marathon is one of the few events which allows Japanese citizens aboard station and provides a great opportunity for MCAS Iwakuni personnel to show support of their host nation. MORE
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Kintai Marathon builds American, Japanese ties through common sport
Werewolves bring thunder to Gwangju Air Base April 11, 2014 — Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, participating in the Unit Deployment Program aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, arrived aboard Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 11, 2014, to support Exercise Max Thunder 14-1. As part of MT14-1, VMFA-122, stationed out of Beaufort, S.C., is providing eight F/A-18 hornet MORE
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Werewolves bring thunder to Gwangju Air Base
MCAS Iwakuni service members participate in uniform pageant for M. C. Perry April 07, 2014 — Service members aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, volunteered their time to participate in a uniform parade at the Matthew C. Perry High School gymnasium April 3, 2014.  The uniform parade took place in support of Month of the Military Child; recognizing the children of parents in the U.S. military.  Cpl. Shane B. Shah, a uniform MORE
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MCAS Iwakuni service members participate in uniform pageant for M. C. Perry
Denim Day Marine Corps way April 04, 2014 — Service members aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, dressed in an unusual uniform to conduct work April 4, 2014. Service members wore jeans in support of Denim Day, a day to raise awareness about sexual assault.  According to http://denimdayusa.org/history/about, Denim Day is based off a story about an 18-year old girl in Italy. The MORE
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Mass casualty evacuation drill unites first responders with common goal April 02, 2014 — The sound of sirens blared through the air as emergency response vehicles from Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Clinic, the Provost Marshal’s Office and the station Fire Department rush to the scene of a mass casualty evacuation drill on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 2, 2014. The scenario replicated a MORE
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Mass casualty evacuation drill unites first responders with common goal
121 years of service, Chief Petty Officers celebrate rank April 01, 2014 — Chief petty officers aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, gathered at the Southside Mess Hall April 1, 2014, to celebrate the 121st birthday of their rank. Congress first established the rank of chief petty officer April 1, 1893. “Today is a very special day for us chief petty officers,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Gilbert Ermitano, MORE
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121 years of service, Chief Petty Officers celebrate rank
MAG-12, MALS-12 ribbon cutting ceremony marks construction milestone for MCAS Iwakuni March 27, 2014 — Service members, station residents and distinguished visitors gathered on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, for a ribbon cutting ceremony March 27, 2014, to celebrate the grand opening of new hangars and facilities for Marine Aircraft Group 12 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12. The facilities are part of the MORE
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MAG-12, MALS-12 ribbon cutting ceremony marks construction milestone for MCAS Iwakuni
Women’s Leadership Symposium inspires younger generation March 21, 2014 — Service members and station residents gathered inside the Club Iwakuni ballroom aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to celebrate women of character, courage and commitment during the 2014 Women’s Leadership Symposium March 21. The symposium was held in honor of Women’s History Month; a month dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary MORE
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Women’s Leadership Symposium inspires younger generation
Marines brace for mace in face during OC training March 20, 2014 — Marines with the Fleet Assistance Program participated in the Oleoresin Capsicum training at Penny Lake Field aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 20, 2014, as part of their preparation to augment the Provost Marshal’s Office as military policemen.  The FAPs consisting of Marines from several units aboard station, received a level MORE
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Marines brace for mace in face during OC training

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