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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.
Sumos conduct aerial refueling training with Thunderbolts, Green Knights
171026-M-NE059-0074.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera

Oct 27, 2017
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Chance Trombetti, a KC-130J Hercules pilot and aircraft commander with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 based out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, pilots a KC-130J Hercules during a nighttime aerial refueling training operation, Oct. 26, 2017. The training consisted of refueling the air station’s F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 and F/A-18C Hornets with VMFA-251 based out of MCAS Iwakuni. This training was conducted at night to improve operational readiness and enhance pilot proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera)


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