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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.
VMFA-121 helps prepare JASDF for F-35A
170913-M-ON849-0021.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Carlos Jimenez

Sep 13, 2017
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 lead a group of Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) personnel during an educational tour and class centered on the F-35B Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 13, 2017. Several classes were conducted for JASDF personnel regarding maintenance, serviceability, operability and more. Afterwards, they briefly toured VMFA-121’s facility, taking a peek into a few shop departments and visiting the hangar to see, touch and study the aircraft up close. This is the first time VMFA-121 has conducted an exchange like this. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Jimenez)


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