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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan


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.
Active Shield tests mission readiness between American, Japanese forces
171018-M-ON849-0024.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Stephen Campbell

Oct 19, 2017
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan (Oct. 18, 2017) - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Travis Whited, left, and Cpl. William Nuche, military policemen with the Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO), respond to a simulated chemical exposure drill as part of exercise Active Shield at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 18, 2017. Active shield is an annual exercise that tests the abilities of U.S. and Japanese forces to work alongside each other to protect and defend the air station and other U.S. assets in the region. PMO’s duty during the incident was to cordon the area and to make sure only essential personnel enter and exit the area of operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Stephen Campbell)


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