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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.
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Americans dance with Japanese locals to honor ancestors
170814-M-FN622-0085.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez

Aug 15, 2017
IWAKUNI CITY, Japan - Lina Wasson and her daughters Kayla Wasson and Hailey Wasson, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents, pose for a photo wearing summertime kimonos during the Bon-Odori festival at Kinjuen nursing home in Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 14, 2017, as part of a Cultural Adaptation trip. The Obon holiday is a Japanese Buddhist custom where people honor the spirits of their ancestors. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance called the Bon-Odori. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez)


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