Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan
MCAS Iwakuni is a mission-ready air station, capable of providing continuous base-operating support for tenant organizations and follow-on U.S. and allied forces during training, combat or contingency (HA/DR) operations throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
Photo By: Cpl. Aaron Henson
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - Local Japanese media interview U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Robert Vuolo, left, the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni operations officer, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Lt. Col. Kotaro Hyodo, commander of the 2nd Air Defense Missile Group, during Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) deployment training at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 29, 2017. PAC-3 protects ground forces and critical assets at all echelons from advanced aircraft to cruise missiles and tactical-ballistic missiles. This training displays the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance, and demonstrates the JASDF’s ability to rapidly deploy multiple defense assets to U.S. military installations across Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
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