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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s official website. MCAS Iwakuni is the only Marine Corps installation on the mainland of Japan.
VMFA(AW)-224 arrives at MCAS Iwakuni
February 12, 2014
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan --

Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 arrived here Feb. 11 from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., as part of the Unit Deployment Program.

Lt. Col. Raymond P. Ayres III commands the "Bengals," which consists of approximately 200 Marines and approximately 10 F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.

The Bengals replaced Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112, the Cowboys, which returned to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Ft. Worth, Texas.


Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Public Affairs Office
Misumi-cho, Iwakuni City
Yamaguchi Pref., Japan
PSC 561 BOX 1868

Phone: 0827-79-5551 FAX:0827-79-5554
iwakuni.pao digat usmc-digdot-mil