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. Donato Maffin
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - U.S. Marines and Master Labor Contractors with the Logistics Department Fuels Division observe the Aircraft Direct Fueling System (ADFS) during the first hot refuel utilizing the new system at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 19, 2017. The ADFS allows the aircraft to rotate crew, take on cargo or Marines and keep its engines running while accepting fuel. This training marked the first refueling evolution at the new hot refueling pit designed to distribute fuel to Type-4 aircraft such as the KC-130J Hercules, MV-22 Osprey and MH-60 helicopter. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donato Maffin)
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