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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.
Media Advisory
March 06, 2014

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni will conduct a low, one-time, single-pass, "Missing Man" formation flight as part of a Marine memorial service scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, Mar. 7, on MCAS Iwakuni.

A tradition adopted from the British in 1938, missing-man formation flights such as this, where one aircraft pitches skyward, opening up the "missing man" space in the formation and representing the fallen aviator's departure to the heavens, is also a symbol of the loss to family and fellow service members. We mournfully ask for the community's support and understanding at this difficult time.

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

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