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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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VMGR-152 familiarization flight; Japan gets closer look from above August 27, 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
Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 prepares for Exercise Forager Fury III August 15, 2014 — Service members with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 began preparations  for Exercise Forager Fury III, Aug. 15, 2014, at the harbor aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. With Forager Fury III slated to commence in September, MWSS-171 is preparing the equipment they intend to use for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat flight training, MORE
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Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 prepares for Exercise Forager Fury III
MCX offers second job to active duty service members aboard MCAS Iwakuni August 15, 2014 — Some people need to stay busy; some just need extra cash. That’s why Marine Corps Community Services offers jobs to active duty Marines any time of the year. Currently, approximately eight active duty Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, have second jobs working for the Marine Corps Exchange under a “flex” position, according to MORE
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Marines volunteer for typhoon cleanup August 14, 2014 — Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, spent a day knee-deep in dirt and debris assisting the Iwakuni City Volunteer Council, August 14, 2014, to clean up around houses in Sunayamacho, Iwakuni that were affected by mudslides caused by Typhoon Halong. Typhoon Halong peaked as a Category 5 Super Typhoon, causing landslides, mudslides MORE
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Marines volunteer for typhoon cleanup
Dental Assisting Training Program offers career opportunity aboard station August 13, 2014 — Employment for dental assistants is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, much faster than the average for all occupations, making it a great career prospect. The American Red Cross, in coordination with 11th Dental Company Detachment, based out of the Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Clinic MORE
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Dental Assisting Training Program offers career opportunity aboard station

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