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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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Postal Marines battle busy holiday season December 16, 2014 — Station residents scramble to the post office during the in hopes of sending their gifts before the holidays arrive. Marines with the Mainside Post Office aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, are Santa Claus’ biggest helpers and rein the flooded mailroom during their busiest months of the year.Each day during the holiday season, the post MORE
ARFF hosts Tsuta Children’s Home aboard station December 13, 2014 — Aircraft Rescue Firefighters with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron hosted a holiday party for the Tsuta Children’s Home inside the ARFF compound, Dec. 13, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.The party is part of a continued relationship between ARFF and the Tsuta Children’s Home organizations. “We host this event annually to MORE
M. C. Perry hosts first basketball games of the season December 12, 2014 — The highly anticipated home opener for Matthew C. Perry High School basketball took place Dec. 12, 2014, at the high school gymnasium aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.Both the boys and girls teams played two games, each against the Zama American High School Trojans, who travelled from Camp Zama, outside of Tokyo. The Samurai, who MORE
Station residents share American traditions with Japanese children December 09, 2014 — Volunteers from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, brought holiday joy to the children of Josho Hoikuen during a community relations preschool visit, Dec. 9, 2014.Marines, sailors and civilians traveled to Josho Hoikuen to hand out candy and sing for the children to strengthen the bond between the U.S. and Japan.“About 11 years ago, the MORE
Globetrotters cross over Generals at MCAS Iwakuni December 07, 2014 — The Harlem Globetrotters put on a show against the Washington Generals, with the help of Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 7, 2014.The Harlem Globetrotters is an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater and comedy.“My parents were in the military,” said Crash MORE
VMM-265 lands aboard MCAS Iwakuni, begins preparation for support of Exercise Forest Light December 06, 2014 — Three MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 landed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 6, 2014, to refuel and begin planning for support of Exercise Forest Light in Kumamoto Prefecture. Forest Light is a routine, semiannual training exercise that enhances the readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground MORE
Outstanding Marine wins Bulk Fuel Specialist of the Year December 03, 2014 — Of all the bulk fuel specialists in the Marine Corps, one went above and beyond the others and was rewarded for his hard work.Cpl Tyler P. Saffore, a bulk fuel specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, received the Bulk Fuel Specialist of the Year award, Dec. 3, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.After winning such a MORE
Service members spellbound during hypnotist show December 01, 2014 — Marine Corps Community Services hosted Chuck Milligan, a comedy hypnotist, inside the Club Iwakuni ballroom aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2014.Milligan traveled to MCAS Iwakuni to perform his popular hypnotism show for the 10th consecutive year; hosting two shows, one for the station youth and the other for MORE
MCAS Iwakuni conducts Exercise Keen Sword November 17, 2014 — Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducted Exercise Keen Sword 15 aboard the installation from Nov. 17 – 19, 2014.Exercise Keen Sword 15 is a bilateral base security operations and field training exercise. It also involves local bilateral and protect drills with the 13th Brigade of the Japan Ground Self Defense-Force.Similar to the annual MORE
VMFA-115, VMFA(AW)-533 soar to Kunsan Air Base November 14, 2014 — Service members with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, currently part of the Unit Deployment Program with Marine Aircraft Group 12, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, arrived at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 13, 2014, in support of Exercise Max Thunder 14-2.As part of MORE

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