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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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Yoshihide Suga, the chief cabinet secretary of Japan, toured the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 hangars with Col. Robert Boucher, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, during a visit aboard station, Sept. 18, 2014. In addition to his duties as the chief member of the cabinet, Suga also serves as the Minister in Charge of Impact Mitigation on Okinawa.
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Service members and station residents from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, participated in a community relations preschool visit to Ekimae Hoikuen in Iwakuni City, hosted by the Marine Memorial Chapel, Sept. 16, 2014. Approximately 20 volunteers spent the morning teaching English and playing games with the students.
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Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces personnel hosted its annual open house festival aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 14, 2014. Approximately 10,000 people showed up for the event, which included static displays, live performances and aerial demonstrations by JMSDF aircraft.
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Service members with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 load on to a plane, Sept. 13, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The plane departed for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S. C., where VMFA-122 is stationed. The Marines and sailors of VMFA-122 completed a six-month deployment throughout the Pacific, where they participated in many joint service exercises and unit level training.
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A Marine with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 conducts pre-flight inspection and turning on an F/A-18 Hornet during Exercise Distant Frontier, Sept. 11, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Alaska was the last stop for VMFA-122 during their six-month unit deployment program with Marine Aircraft Group 12, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
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Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 load an external fuel tank on to an F/A-18 Hornet in preparation for the squadron's last training flight during Exercise Distant Frontier, Sept. 11, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Alaska was the last stop for VMFA-122 during their six-month unit deployment program with Marine Aircraft Group 12, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
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An F/A-18 Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 takes off for the squadron's last training flight during Exercise Distant Frontier, Sept. 11, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Alaska was the last stop for VMFA-122 during their six-month unit deployment program with Marine Aircraft Group 12, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
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Three F/A-18 Hornets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 taxi to the runway for the squadron's last training flight during Exercise Distant Frontier, Sept. 11, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Alaska was the last stop for VMFA-122 during their six-month unit deployment program with Marine Aircraft Group 12, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
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Sgt. Steven Johnson (middle with goggles), a quality assurance representative with Marine Fighter Attacks Squadron 122 and Fairbanks, Alaska native, talks to Marines about pre-flight turning of the squadron's F/A-18C Hornets, Sept. 11, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 is conducting unit level training in Alaska as part of Exercise Distant Frontier.
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Sgt. Steven Johnson (wearing woodland gortex jacket), a quality assurance representative with Marine Fighter Attacks Squadron 122 and Fairbanks, Alaska native, assists a maintenance Marine with pre-flight turning of one of the squadron's F/A-18C Hornets, Sept. 11, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 is conducting unit level training in Alaska as part of Exercise Distant Frontier.
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Sgt. Steven Johnson, a quality assurance representative with Marine Fighter Attacks Squadron 122 and Fairbanks, Alaska native, observes the squadron's F/A-18C Hornets and Marines going over pre-flight turning, Sept. 11, 2014, aboard Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 is conducting unit level training in Alaska as part of Exercise Distant Frontier.
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Pfc. Brandon Messina, a volunteer from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, carries a bag of trash past a “no littering” sign during a river cleanup, sponsored by the Single Marine Program, in Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Sept. 5, 2014. This was the first cleanup the SMP conducted in Hiroshima recently.
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Service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, collect trash during a river cleanup, sponsored by the Single Marine Program, in Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Sept. 5, 2014. Approximately 15 service members volunteered to travel to Hiroshima and spend their day cleaning up around the river.
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Local Japanese residents come out to show gratitude to service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, who participated in a river cleanup, sponsored by the Single Marine Program, in Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Sept. 5, 2014. The volunteers collected more than 145 bags of trash throughout the day.
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Service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, move an old refrigerator during a river cleanup, sponsored by the Single Marine Program, in Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Sept. 5, 2014. The volunteers collected more than 145 bags of trash throughout the day.
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An F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 3, 2014. The Hornet was loaded with ordnance for a bombing mission as part of the squadron’s unit level training, named Distant Frontier.
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