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.
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Marines with Combat Logistics Company 36 navigate through training grounds during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 27. Using only a map, protractor and compass, service members navigated in an unfamiliar, highly vegetated terrain with limited time to complete their mission. Exercise Dragon Fire is conducted annually allowing service members to strengthen their combat readiness, a vital asset to the Marine Corps’ mission.
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Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Dowling, a motor transport mechanic with Combat Logistics Company 36, shoots an azimuth reading with his compass during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 27. Marines and Sailors refreshed their land navigation skills during the exercise along with many other skill sets. CLC-36 conducts this exercise annually to further develop their service members’ combat mindset to prepare them for the mental and physical stress of a combat zone.
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Sgt. Jesse Conner, a Marine Corps Community Services Marine aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, navigates through the training grounds at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015, July 27. This exercise is used to refresh service members’ minds on a variety of skill sets that most have not used since their initial combat training. Being combat ready is essential to the Marine Corps’ mission; this exercise aids in enhancing the service members’ combat mindset to prepare them for the mental and physical stress of a combat zone.
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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents plate their finished Shumai and traditional fried rice during a Japanese cooking class at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni, Japan, July 24, 2015. Shumai is traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates and is one of three Oriental dishes prepared during the class. The station’s cultural adaptation program coordinates the class three times a year, and it is one of many ways to indulge in local cuisine.
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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents prepare Shumai, a type of Chinese pork dumpling, during a Japanese cooking class at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni, Japan, July 24, 2015. Shumai is traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates and is one of three Oriental dishes prepared during the class. The station’s cultural adaptation program coordinates the class three times a year, and it is one of many ways to indulge in local cuisine.
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Sachiko Tamura, a member of Eating Habits Improvement Promotion, cooks Shumai and Wakame soup during a Japanese cooking class at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni, Japan, July 24, 2015. Tamura acted as the culinary chef for Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents participating in the class. The station’s cultural adaptation program coordinates the class three times a year, and it is one of many ways to indulge in local cuisine. Participants also prepared traditional fried rice, which is an essential part of some Japanese meals.
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Deborah Shores, left, and Janice Geronimo, right, both residents of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, decorate Shumai with peas during a Japanese cooking class at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni, Japan, July 24, 2015. The station’s cultural adaptation program coordinates the class three times a year, and it is one of many ways to indulge in local cuisine. Chinese pork dumplings were one of several Oriental dishes made during the cooking class.
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Karelia Graham, a resident of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni mixes diced garlic and ground pork to make Shumai during a Japanese cooking class at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni, July 24, 2015. The station’s cultural adaptation program coordinates the class three times a year, and it is one of many ways to indulge in local cuisine. Participants learned how to make Oriental dishes such as Chinese pork dumpling, seaweed soup and fried rice.
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A spouse dices an onion for Shumai, a type of Chinese pork dumpling, during a Japanese cooking class at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni, Japan, July 24, 2015. The cultural adaption program aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni coordinated the even. Shumai is traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.
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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents prepare ingredients to make traditional fried rice during a Japanese cooking class at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni, Japan, July 24, 2015. The station’s cultural adaptation program coordinates the class three times a year, and it is one of many ways to indulge in local cuisine. Rice is a main part of Japanese meals and is included in almost every dish.
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Mikie Watanabe, cultural adaption specialist, right, and Sachiko Tamura, left, a member of Eating Habits Improvement Promotion, begin to instruct a Japanese cooking class at Fukushi Kaikan in Iwakuni City, Japan, July 24, 2015. The station’s cultural adaptation program coordinates the class three times a year, and it is one of many ways to indulge in local cuisine. In this specific class, guests learned to make handmade Shumai, Wakame soup and traditional fried rice.
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Sgt. Paul D. Johnis, a ground radio repairman with Combat Logistics Company 36, posts security in the gunner’s seat of an AMK-27 medium tactical vehicle during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 24. During the convoy and recovery operation portion of this exercise, Marines and Sailors learned to post 360 degree security, foot patrolling and the immediate action for responding to enemy fire. Allowing service members to practice real life scenarios aided in combat mindset development to prepare them for the mental and physical stress of a combat zone. CLC-36 conducts this exercise annually to make their service members a little more combat ready by recapping the basic skills they learn in boot camp or Marine combat training.
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Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Company 36 load onto an AMK-27 medium tactical vehicle during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 24. During the exercise, service members practiced convoy operations in a simulated combat zone with enemy fire and hidden improvised explosive devices. Putting them in this simulated combat environment helped develop their combat mindset to prepare them for the mental and physical stress of a combat zone. CLC-36 conducts this exercise annually to further enhance the skills service members learn at boot camp and Marine combat training, making them more combat ready.
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Cpl. Gerardo Becerra, a motor transport operator with Combat Logistics Company 36, attaches an abandoned vehicle to an AMK-36 wrecker during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 24. Convoy and recovery operations are one of the many activities Marines and Sailors practiced during the exercise. CLC-36 conducts this exercise annually to refresh the minds of the service members of all the tactical skill sets that leaned about in boot camp and Marine combat training. This training environment simulated a combat zone in order to further develop the service members’ combat mindset to prepare them for the mental and physical stress of a combat zone.
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Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Daniel Valerio, left, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Trevor A. Tisby, center, and Hospital Corpsman Mc Joe Evans Bautista, right, stationed with Combat Logistics Company 36 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, place Sgt. Kendrick Moore, a motor transport operator with CLC-36, onto a safety vehicle during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 20, 2015. Dragon Fire allows Marines and Sailors to engage their combat mindset to prepare for the mental and physical stresses of a combat zone. Moore simulated an unexpected injury during this training scenario that allowed the corpsmen to respond as if there was a real emergency.
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Hospital Corpsman Mc Joe Evans Bautista, left, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Trevor A. Tisby, right, stationed with Combat Logistics Company 36 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, carry Sgt. Kendrick Moore, a motor transport operator with CLC-36, to a safety vehicle during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 20, 2015. Dragon Fire enables Marines and Sailors to engage their combat mindset to prepare for the mental and physical stresses of a combat zone. Moore simulated an unexpected injury during this training scenario that allowed the corpsmen to respond as if there was a real emergency.
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