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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-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
Warriors outlast Samurai 60-50 in championship game November 08, 2014 — When the dust settled at the end of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Far East Division II Championship game at the Matthew C. Perry High School football field aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 8, 2014, the crowd just finished watching the highest scoring Far East title game. The Daegu Warriors, from Camp Walker, South MORE
MAG-12 runs 239 miles for Marine Corps birthday November 07, 2014 — Service members with Marine Aircraft Group 12 celebrated the 239th Marine Corps birthday by running 239 miles, Nov. 1-7, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.The commanding officer and sergeant major of MAG-12 said they set up this event to remember the history of the Marine Corps.“I think celebrating the Marine Corps birthday every MORE
Matthew C. Perry hosts 2014 Far East Cheer Championships November 07, 2014 — The National Cheerleading Association and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools hosted the 2014 Far East Cheer Camp and cheer championship at Matthew C. Perry High School aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 3-7, 2014.The weeklong event presented students of the 12 participating schools an opportunity to learn from MORE
U.S., Japan conducts CBRN training November 06, 2014 — For the first time, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 102nd Central Nuclear Biological Chemical Weapon Defense Unit, Marine Aircraft Group 12 and the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Fire Station collaborated to conduct interoperability training while executing Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Hazardous Material Emergency Response MORE
H&HS swims 239 km for Marine Corps birthday November 03, 2014 — Service members with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron swam 239 kilometers (149 miles), Nov. 3, 2014, at the indoor pool inside IronWorks Gym aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to celebrate the 239th Marine Corps Birthday.H&HS service members swam 2,390 accumulative laps in one day as a reminder of how the Marine Corps began.“The MORE
Japanese guests attend flight security conference aboard MCAS Iwakuni November 01, 2014 — Approximately 60 Japanese aviators, from all corners of the country, arrived aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to attend a flight security conference, Nov. 1, 2014. The conference allowed for a unique gathering of Japanese civilians and U.S. military members for the common benefit of aviation safety, according to Maj. Edward Bahret, MORE
Be smart, think before you post October 28, 2014 — “In late September, Islamic State sympathizers harassed an Air Force member who had posted pictures online from a flight over Iraq during a recent bombing campaign,” according to Fox News.The article continued, saying not only was the military member targeted, but his family was as well.The Department of Defense makes it clear that social media MORE
VMFA(AW)-533 completes KMEP 14-13 October 25, 2014 — Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 completed the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 25 2014, aboard Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.The program increased combat readiness of Marine Aircraft Group 12, improved its operating skills as a Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhanced joint and combined integration with the U.S. Air MORE
MWSS-171 keeps “Hawks” flying high during KMEP 14-13 October 20, 2014 — Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 provides fuel and ground support as reinforcement for Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, also known as the “Hawks,” during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 20, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The program’s goals are to increase the combat readiness of Marine Aircraft Group 12, MORE

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