Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

 

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 mainland Japan.
MCAS Iwakuni News
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Station adopts updated tropical cyclone conditions of readiness July 27, 2015 — Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, began using new tropical cyclone conditions of readiness station-wide Wednesday.According to Chief Warrant Officer Dante Rakestraw, Weathers Services Branch officer in charge, U.S. Pacific Command updated and employed new TCCOR categories in 2014, and U.S. Forces Japan adopted the same guidelines to ensure MORE
Service members refine convoy, recovery operation skills during DF15 July 24, 2015 — Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Company 36 reviewed and conducted convoy operations during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 24-25.Service members began this two-day training event with basic classes on how to conduct convoy and recovery operations. They then geared up and departed to the MORE
Station residents learn to cook Oriental dishes July 24, 2015 — The cultural adaption program aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni coordinated a Japanese cooking class where station residents could practice their culinary skills at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni, Japan, July 24, 2015.This type of  class is held three times a year and is one of many ways to indulge in the local cuisine. In this specific class, MORE
Prowlers roll into MCAS Iwakuni’s hot pits for first time July 22, 2015 — An EA-6B Prowler from Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 taxied into the hot refueling pits aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 22, 2015, for the first time in history.The Prowlers, stationed aboard MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., are in Iwakuni in support of the unit deployment program until August. The aircraft have refueled MORE
Green outs ensure station power usage stays below peak demands July 21, 2015 — During summer months, electrical power usage surges at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. In an effort to reduce the high consumption, “green outs” are issued station- wide.Green outs are the voluntary effort by station residents to reduce electricity usage during peak-demand hours of the day, which usually fall between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 MORE
Japanese kindergarten class celebrates last day at IronWorks pool July 21, 2015 — Rain or shine, students from Kawashimo Yochien in Iwakuni City enjoyed their last day of swimming at the IronWorks indoor pool aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 21, 2015.The Japanese senior kindergarten class visited the station pool six times this July as part of an annual tradition. When weather permits, the Japanese children MORE
MCCS supports Marines in Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 July 20, 2015 — Out in the field where Marines may lack showers, laundry mats or even mess halls, Marine Corps Community Services’ Tactical Field Exchange comes through, bringing happiness like a glass of cold water in the summer.Combat Logistics Company 36, stationed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, requested support from MCCS while participating MORE
Corpsmen called to action during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 July 20, 2015 — An unanticipated training exercise put Combat Logistics Company 36 corpsmen’s training to the test during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 20, 2015.To begin training day 12, Staff Sgt. Anthony M. Phaire, operations chief for CLC-36, surprised CLC-36 corpsmen with a real-life injury scenario to test MORE
Iwakuni city assembly members visit MCAS Futenma July 16, 2015 — A total of 24 Iwakuni City assembly members, Chugoku Shikoku Defense Bureau officials, Okinawa Defense Bureau officials and Ginowan City Council members visited Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, to conduct a study tour, July 16, 2015.The tour began with a command brief by Lt. Col. James Hurd, MORE
Typhoon readiness advice helps station residents prepare July 15, 2015 — As typhoon season begins to roll through, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, will remain in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness IV status from June 1 to Nov. 30. This means, while station units and organizations are standing by and ready to respond in the event of a typhoon, so should community residents. Service members and their MORE

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