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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 mainland Japan.
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond J. Suiter, leading petty officer for the Marine Memorial Chapel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, works at his desk inside the chapel, Feb. 12, 2015. Suiter earned the title of Marine Corps Installations Pacific Junior Sailor of the Year for 2014. Suiter recieved a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his accomplishment.
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Midoro Hoikuen students play kickball with volunteers from the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, during a community relations preschool event in Iwakuni City, Feb. 19, 2015. Coordinated by the Marine Memorial Chapel aboard station, volunteers spent the morning dancing, singing, learning and playing with the Japanese children.
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Volunteers from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, teach the English alphabet to Midoro Hoikuen students during a community relations preschool event in Iwakuni City, Feb. 19, 2015. Coordinated by the Marine Memorial Chapel aboard station, volunteers spent the morning dancing, singing, learning and playing with the Japanese children. The chapel coordinates multiple COMREL events each month to give MCAS Iwakuni personnel a chance to be part of the growing relationship between the station and community.
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A volunteer plays “Rock, paper, scissors” with Midoro Hoikuen students during a community relations preschool event in Iwakuni City, Feb. 19, 2015. Coordinated by the Marine Memorial Chapel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, volunteers spent the morning dancing, singing, learning and playing with the Japanese children. This persistent interaction between volunteers and the Japanese community continues to solidify the U.S.-Japan relationship.
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Matthew C. Perry High School’s basketball team poses for a picture after the Far East Basketball Tournament, Feb. 18, 2015, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The players of the M.C. Perry team received medals for taking second place.
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Len Jon Cadavos and Jarrell P. Davis, captains of the Matthew C. Perry High School’s basketball team, receive All Far East awards after the Far East Basketball Tournament, Feb. 18, 2015, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Coaches selected the two best players from their team to receive the All Far East award.
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Maj. Donald Hall, future operations officer the Marine Aircraft Group 12, and his daughter listen to a reading of “Cupig’s Scuffle” inside the Matthew C. Perry Elementary School gymnasium during M.C. Perry’s Family Literature Night, Feb. 12, 2015. The purpose of literature night is to bring families aboard the air station together by sparking an interest in reading by utilizing interactive stations.
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Lance Cpl. Mark Adams, a combat photographer with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, helps an attendee of Matthew C. Perry Elementary School’s Family Literature Night, sign-up for a raffle inside the school gymnasium, Feb. 12, 2015. The purpose of literature night is to bring families together by sparking an interest in reading by utilizing interactive stations.
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Army Col. John Hurley, left, the commanding officer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan District, and Col. Robert Boucher, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, pose in front of a restored bench inside Building One, aboard station, Feb. 4, 2015. The bench was presented to Boucher as part of a transfer of property ceremony with the intent to strengthen the bond between the two agencies.
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Children from Shunan International Children’s Club perform the classical Japanese dance, Nihon-Buyo, during Matthew C. Perry Elementary School’s Japanese Cultural Exchange aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 11, 2015. The 5th annual performance included traditional martial arts, a classical Japanese dance and musical performances. This ongoing cultural exchange illustrates the greater part of the U.S.-Japan relationship and solidifies ties with our host nation.
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Dressed in their karate-gi, a Japanese karate training uniform, the Shunan International Children’s Club demonstrates a sequence of traditional martial arts techniques during Matthew C. Perry Elementary School’s Japanese Cultural Exchange aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 11, 2015. The 5th annual exchange included traditional martial arts, a classical Japanese dance and musical performances.
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The Shinnanyo High School Brass Band performs the “Star-Spangled Banner” for the staff and students of Matthew C. Perry Elementary School aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 11, 2015. M. C. Perry hosted their 5th annual Japanese Cultural Exchange Program at the school’s gymnasium, which included traditional martial arts, a classical Japanese dance and musical performances.
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Service members teach Japanese students English at Josho Hoikuen in Iwakuni City, Japan, during a community relations preschool event conducted by the Marine Memorial Chapel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 10, 2015. Whenever Americans visit the students flip their name tag over so that the English translation is showing.
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Volunteers interact with the students at Josho Hoikuen in Iwakuni City, Japan, during a community relations preschool event conducted by the Marine Memorial Chapel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 10, 2015. The volunteers used hands-on activities helped the children learn while building a bond with them.
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Kenshawn McClurkin, a food service specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, reads an English picture book to Japanese students at Josho Hoikuen in Iwakuni City, Japan, during a community relations preschool event conducted by the Marine Memorial Chapel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 10, 2015. McClurkin and other volunteers visited the school to build a friendship with the students while teaching English.
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In order to meet Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, training requirements, the Environmental Compliance Course is held biweekly for personnel who may come into contact with, or have a potential to be exposed, to hazardous waste. This site-specific training is one of many courses personnel must take and is imperative in keeping the environment safe for the station and Japanese community. For more information, please contact the Environmental Division at 235-3388.
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