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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.
Media Advisory - Media Opportunity for FD 2017

April 27, 2017


The 41st annual JMSDF/MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day, which is scheduled to be on May 5, is fast approaching. The MCAS Iwakuni Public Affairs Office will be hosting a media opportunity for legitimate and accredited media representatives who wish to visit and cover this culturally enriching bilateral event.

The public affairs office will meet pre-registered and approved media representatives at 5:45 a.m. at the Old Monzen Gate. All media representatives should be prepared to present a valid photo I.D. AND media credentials. The deadline for registration is 8:00 a.m., Monday, May 1. Please confirm your registration by submitting a signed MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day Media Ground Rules sheet, followed by a phone call to confirm receipt. A signed Media Ground Rules sheet must be submitted for each person attending or wishing to attend, whether arriving at the Old Monzen Gate at 5:45 a.m. for the pre-airshow media opportunity or later in the day. Only those media representatives who have completed pre-registration, been approved by the MCAS Iwakuni Public Affairs Office and have submitted the signed Media Ground Rules sheet and all other required information below, by the registration deadline, will receive media credentials and be granted access to the media tent and show-front media maneuver area.

If you only wish to join Friendship Day later in the day, please still check in at the media tent, as referenced in the attachment. Doing so will open opportunities to you. Pre-registered and approved media personnel will be issued a media badge, provided the most updated event information and coverage opportunities, and access to the show-front media area. For accountability purposes, please de-register at the media tent and turn in your badge prior to departing the air station. The MCAS Iwakuni Public Affairs Office reserves the right to deny media-specific access/offerings to non-media personnel.

Media interested in Friendship Day pre-show access and media tent privileges should sign up by sending an email to the MCAS Iwakuni Public Affairs Office (iwakuni.pao@usmc.mil) not later than 8:00 a.m., Monday, May 1. Please include your full name, media agency, cell phone number, current address, date of birth and signed Media Ground Rules sheet. Interested media who have not attended a media event at MCAS Iwakuni within the past six months must submit source documentation providing proof of legitimate media employment and credentials. A follow-up phone call to 0827-79-5551 is required in order to confirm our receipt of your email submission.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to working with you at this year’s JMSDF/MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day!

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan Public Affairs Office
Misumi-machi, Iwakuni City Yamaguchi Pref., Japan PSC 561 BOX 1868

Phone: 0827-79-5551 Fax: 0827-79-5554