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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.
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MCAS Iwakuni welcomes the first jet squadrons from Carrier Air Wing Five
171128-M-NE059-0062.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera

Nov 28, 2017
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - An F/A-18E Super Hornet with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 lands at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 28, 2017. VFA-195 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni as part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5’s relocation from Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan. The relocation of CVW-5 from NAF Atsugi to MCAS Iwakuni fulfills the final Defense Policy Review Initiative objective. The relocation is in accordance with the United States’ strategic vision for the rebalance in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and does much to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan security alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera)


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