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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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Awareness for Fire Prevention Week flares across MCAS Iwakuni
171012-M-OQ666-0076.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Mason Roy

Oct 20, 2017
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - Girl Scouts gather around Sparky the dog during Fire Prevention Week at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 12, 2017. Fire Prevention Week raises awareness in communities on how they can prevent, combat and aid where a fire can or is currently taking place in a real-world scenario. Fire Prevention Day was established Oct. 8, 1920, by President Woodrow Wilson to commemorate The Great Chicago Fire in 1871, which claimed 300 lives and left 100,000 homeless. It later became known as Fire Prevention Week in 1922 and has been proclaimed by the president every year since 1925, making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)


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