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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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Japanese, American school comparison January 23, 2015 — Staff and children from the School Age Care center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, visited Nishiki Seiryu Elementary School in Iwakuni City, to compare Japanese and American schools, Jan. 23, 2015.A parent of a student at Nishiki Seiryu was the SAC’s tour guide for the day. The children and staff from SAC visited each classroom and MORE
A deeper look into social media awareness January 21, 2015 — To some, social media seems like an innocent outlet to tell others about their daily life, keep up with loved ones and to express views on global matters; but not everyone reading status updates or personal information has the best of intentions. Opportunists and terrorist organizations, to include the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, known as MORE
B4 They Made You Laugh III January 16, 2015 — Comedians visited Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, as part of the B4 They Made You Laugh III Martin Luther King Weekend tour hosted by Armed Forces Entertainment, Jan. 16, 2015.Visiting comedians included Gary Owens, Rodney Perry and Daniel Dugar.Both Owens and Perry said they enjoy giving back to service members what they received during MORE
M. C. Perry basketball tournament against Tabuse Agricultural Technical High School January 15, 2015 — The stadium roared with excitement as the basketball players of Matthew C. Perry High School faced off against the teams of Tabuse Agricultural Technical High School on Jan. 18, 2015, at the high school gymnasium aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.Both the girls and boys played against Tabuse Noukou, who traveled from Tabuse Town, MORE
MCIPAC Commanders’ Conference brings leaders together January 14, 2015 — Maj. Gen. Charles Hudson, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, gathered installation commanders, senior enlisted advisors and principle staff aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, for the quarterly MCIPAC Camp Commanders’ Conference, Jan. 12-15, 2015. In this week’s conference, commanders and staff throughout the MORE
Convoy training prepares riflemen for future operations January 14, 2015 — Riflemen with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, conducted convoy operations training, Jan. 14, 2015, at Penny Lake Fields aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.The training is part of combined arms training focused on improving unit cohesion and combat readiness.As part of the training, Marines learned basic skills on dismounting MORE
MCAS Iwakuni service members visit preschool teach children English January 13, 2015 — Service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, visited Josho Hoikuen in Iwakuni City during a community relations preschool event hosted by the Marine Memorial Chapel, Jan. 13, 2015.The volunteers went to the preschool to teach the children English, according to Yamada Noriko, an administrative specialist with the chapel.  “I believe MORE
Local residents, station youth build bonds during mikan presentation January 13, 2015 — Matthew C. Perry Elementary School hosted members of the local Iwakuni agricultural and societal cooperative associations during a mikan presentation at the school gymnasium, Jan. 13, 2015 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.The purpose of the event was to strengthen the bond between Iwakuni City residents and the M.C. Perry students. MORE
Military working dogs benefit military police January 12, 2015 — Military police with the Provost Marshal’s Office executed military working dog basic training and building searches, Jan. 12, 2015, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.The training helps the dogs become more familiar with working alongside their handler, according to Cpl. Nickolaus Hess, a military working dog handler with PMO.“All the MORE
Marines teach English to Japanese preschoolers January 9, 2015 — Marines with the Combat Logistics Company 36 aboard Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan, visited Kinnan Hoikuen in Iwakuni city, to teach basic English, interact with the Japanese children, and play popular American games during a community relations event, Jan. 9, 2015.Throughout the morning, Marines separated into three classrooms full of MORE

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