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. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera
MARINE AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - U.S. Navy Lt. Nathan Goodall, an EA-18G Growler pilot with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, greets his family at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 4-5, 2017. Friends and family waited for their service member to fly in and welcome them home to the air station. The relocation of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 from Naval Air Facility 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 Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera)
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