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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.
Temporary Runway Closure at MCAS Iwakuni
August 07, 2014
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan --

At approximately 6:15 p.m., Aug. 7, an F/A-18 Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115) landed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. During the landing, the aircraft blew a tire and was temporarily immobilized on the runway.

As a safety precaution, the runway was temporarily closed to ensure the proper removal of the aircraft.

VMFA-115 is here as part of the Unit Deployment Program stationed out of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.


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