Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

 

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 mainland Japan.
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning.
Healthcare symposium highlights career opportunities for enlisted Marines
Ashley Bell, a volunteer dental assistant with the American Red Cross, assists Lt. Phillip Jenkins, a dental officer with 11th Dental Company Detachment, while performing a teeth cleaning inside the Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Clinic aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, August 13, 2014. The American Red Cross, in coordination with 11th Dental Company Detachment, offers Status of Forces Agreement civilians the opportunity to participate in the Dental Assisting Training Program aboard station. The program allows personnel to gain 500 hours toward becoming a certified dental assistant.
MV-22 Osprey squadron, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 17-18, 2016, in support of the Government of Japan's relief efforts following the devastating earthquakes near Kumamoto. The long-standing alliance between Japan and the U.S allows U.S military forces in Japan to provide rapid, integrated support top the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and civil relief efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg/Released)
Ospreys conclude earthquake airlift support
MV-22 Osprey squadron, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 17-18, 2016, in support of the Government of Japan's relief efforts following the devastating earthquakes near Kumamoto. The long-standing alliance between Japan and the U.S allows U.S military forces in Japan to provide rapid, integrated support top the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and civil relief efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg/Released)
Photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson.
American, Japanese students learn together
Students from Noda Gakuen High School in Yamaguchi City and Matthew C. Perry High School at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, participate in a drama class at MCAS Iwakuni April 21, 2016. Events like these help secure the two nations’ relationship with positive activities that educate students about each other’s culture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson/Released)
Photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson.
Service members visit school, interact with children
Seaman Thong Ho, shipping and receiving clerk with the distribution and management office on from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, interacts with children at Josho Hoikuen School in Iwakuni City, Japan, April 19, 2016. Visiting the school provided service members the chance to teach children how to speak and count in English, fostering the friendship between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson/Released)
Photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson.
Rice pounding, so mochi fun
Ayano Nakamura, left, and Cindy Herrera, a Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni resident, play Acchi-Muite-Hoi, which is a game using rock-paper-scissors, during a Mochitsuki – rice pounding – event at Tenno Elementary School in Tenno, Japan, April 16, 2016. Commonly eaten during the Japanese New Year and festivals, mochi is made when glutinous rice is soaked, steamed and pounded with a wooden mallet and mortar, forming a sticky, stretchy texture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson/Released)
Photo by Cpl. Nathan D. Wicks.
49th Kintai Marathon leads to friendships
Station residents and Japanese participants begin a half marathon during the 49th Kintai Marathon on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan April 17, 2016. With more than 500 athletes, the marathon is one of the few events that invites Japanese citizens on the air station and provides a great opportunity for MCAS Iwakuni personnel to show support of their host nation through running, said Mai Tajima, SemperFit recreation specialist. The full marathon first place for the men was Yoshihisa Nagashita, 34, completing at 2 hours, 40 minutes, 21 seconds, and for the women was Hitomi Matsubara, 45, completing at 3:27:25. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan D. Wicks /Released)
Photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson.
Young basketball players hit the courts with MBA
Chandler Pigge, a seventh-grader at Matthew C. Perry High School, shoots the basketball as Amin Mice, a ninth-grader at M.C. Perry High School, attempts to block during the 2016 Mainland Basketball Association Spring Basketball Camp at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 13, 2016. Student athletes between the ages of 12 and 18 attended the camp seeking to improve their knowledge of skills and basketball such as shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defending. Point Guard College attended the camp to teach competitors to play smart basketball and become good leaders during practice, games and everyday life. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson/Released)
Photos by Cpl. Nathan Wicks.
VMM-265 provides operational airlift support for the Japanese government relief efforts
Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, assists the Government of Japan in supporting those affected by recent earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, April 18, 2016. VMM-265 picked up supplies from Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Camp Takayubaru and delivered them to Hakusui Sports Park in the Kumamoto Prefecture. The long-standing relationship between Japan and the U.S. allows U.S. military forces in Japan to provide rapid, integrated support to the Japan Self-Defense Forces and civil relief efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Nathan Wicks/Released)
Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo.
VMM-265 arrives at MCAS Iwakuni
Japanese media interview an MV-22B Osprey pilot from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, in support of the Government of Japan’s relief efforts following yesterday’s devastating earthquake near Kumamoto April 17, 2016. The long-standing relationship between Japan and the U.S. allows U.S. military forces in Japan to provide rapid, integrated support to the Japan Self-Defense Forces and civil relief efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo/Released)
Maya Pugh, a teen from Yokosuka Naval Base, receives the 2016 Asia Military Youth of the Year Award  during the 2016 Asia Keystone Conference at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 13, 2016. Teens from across the pacific region gathered to find out the winner of the 2016 Asia Military Youth of the Year Award. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Wicks/Released)
Youth of the Year named at MCAS Iwakuni
Maya Pugh, a teen from Yokosuka Naval Base, receives the 2016 Asia Military Youth of the Year Award during the 2016 Asia Keystone Conference at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 13, 2016. Teens from across the pacific region gathered to find out the winner of the 2016 Asia Military Youth of the Year Award. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Wicks/Released)
Photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson.
MCAS Iwakuni residents celebrate military children
Adam Boardman, a third grader at Matthew C. Perry Elementary School, poses for a photo with Eugene Clark, Youth and Teen Center director, after winning a bike in a raffle during the 13th annual Month of the Military Child festival at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 9, 2016. The month of April honors and recognizes military children for the struggles they overcome such as frequent moves, school changes and separation from active duty parents. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson/Released)
Photo by Sgt. Antonio J. Rubio.
Secretary of state visits MCAS Iwakuni
John F. Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, shakes hands with Col. Robert V. Boucher, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, while visiting MCAS Iwakuni, April 10, 2016. Kerry arrived at MCAS Iwakuni to attend the 2016 G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Hiroshima. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Antonio J. Rubio/Released)
Check out the Official MCAS Iwakuni page to view photos of the units and residents aboard station.
MCAS Iwakuni Flickr Page
Check out the Official MCAS Iwakuni page to view photos of the units and residents aboard station.
Iwakuni News Stories
Healthcare symposium highlights career opportunities for enlisted Marines

By Sgt. jessica Quezada | May 1, 2016

Naval medical professionals of the Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Clinic and the U.S. Naval MORE
American, Japanese students learn together

By Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson | April 25, 2016

Students from Noda Gakuen High School in Yamaguchi City visited Matthew C. Perry High School at MORE
Ospreys conclude earthquake airlift support

By Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg | April 24, 2016

Two MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) conducted their last MORE
Service members visit school, interact with children

By Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson | April 23, 2016

Service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni visited children at Josho Hoikuen School in MORE
Rice pounding, so mochi fun

By Lance Cpl. Aaorn Henson | April 20, 2016

Residents from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni participated in Mochitsuki – rice pounding – with MORE
Town Hall Meeting, Feb. 11, 2016

Please click the below button to see the summary of the town hall meeting on Feb. 11, 2016.

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Bringing pets to MCAS Iwakuni Japan is highly discouraged. Housing here is very limited both on and off-base. Dogs are not permitted in much of the on-base housing. Many landlords off-base will not rent to families with pets. Check with local airlines regarding their policies if you decide to bring pets. Travel with pets to and from Iwakuni may require special arrangements and expensive fees.
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Sexual Assault Prevention

Safe Help Line ImageTo make a confidential report, call the 24/7 sexual assault support line:080-5865-3566 (From CONUS, call 011-81-80-5865-3566).

Please click the image to go to "DOD Safe Helpline" webpage.

Please click here for MCCS Iwakuni's Counseling Services.

SAPR Office : 253-6556(LINK).