Operations Division
Provost Marshal's Office, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Operations Division

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 16:00

DSN: 253-5041/3516

Services provide    

  • Security Services

  • Gate Operations

Japanese Security Guard (JSG)

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 16:00

DSN: 253-4941/4849

Services provide

  • Security Services

  • Gate Operations

  • Visitor Pass (Contractors for only one day access)

Accident Investigations

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday,  8:00-16:00

DSN: 253-5418

Services provide

  • Traffic Accidents

  • Traffic Violation Report

Customs and Immigration/Animal Control

Hours of Operation 

Monday - Friday,  7:30 - 16:00

DSN: 253-3300

SOFA passport stamps

Monday and Friday, 08:00 - 12:00  Bldg608 1F

DSN: 253-6106

Services provide

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  • SOFA status personnel who arrived via Armed Forces Identification (AFID) card and military orders require a passport stamp to travel abroad from Japan while using their personal passport. Naval Forces Japan Exit-Reentry Permit Stamps are administered at the Military Customs Office, Bldg 727 (Air Terminal).

  • The Naval Forces Japan Exit-Reentry Permit Stamp is valid for one year. Personnel stationed locally may renew an expired stamp at the Military Customs Office.

  • Military Customs cannot stamp Japanese passports regardless of status. Individuals possessing Japanese passports must see Japanese Immigration for any updates or renewal.

  • All SOFA status personnel transferring to MCAS Iwakuni via the Patriot Express may have an entry stamp put in their passport regardless of travel status.

Per MCASO 5500.4F

  • Importing or possessing handguns is prohibited.

  • U.S. forces personnel who comply with Japanese law may purchase and register shotguns, air or gas operated rifles, and sporting rifles used for hunting, skeet, or trap shoot.

  • Storage and handling of firearms and dangerous instruments are prohibited in all BEQs/BOQs.

  • Paintball guns cannot be stored in BEQs/BOQs; however, they may be stored in station armory.

  • Authorization for storage in family quarters must be granted for approved shotguns, spear guns, and replica firearms whether or not they are capable of firing any type of projectile.

  • If weapons are to be transported off-base you must register them with PMO and the Japanese police.

  • A combination of both shotguns and rifles may be purchased and shipped from Japan to the U.S. by active duty military personnel. However, anyone desiring to exceed the maximum of 3 must obtain an import permit from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

  • Swords [except with military uniform and nonfunctional (unsharpened blade) or swords sold for decorative purposes], stilettos, sabers, ice picks, daggers, machetes, spears, bow and arrows or other similar instruments are prohibited. Knives with blades longer than two and three eighths (2-3/8) inches or 6 centimeters are prohibited.

  • Any SOFA personnel requiring to ship any type of privately owned firearms back to the United States may come to the Customs Office to fill out the proper paperwork. Instructions will be given regarding deregistration, storage and shipment of personal firearms.

Per MCASO 5500.4F

  • Household utensils are exempt when utilized in the quarters.

  • No vegetation of any kind may enter into the country of Japan.

  • No fruits, vegetables, seeds, plants, or parts of plants.

  • No unfinished wood products are permitted due to the possibility of insect infestation.

  • Not more than 4 liters of any alcoholic beverages, of which 3 liters must be bottled in the United States and of U.S. manufacture, may be imported free of duty. The individual making the claim must be 21 years of age or over.

  • Only over the counter or prescription drugs may enter the country of Japan. Any medication not in original medical bottle with the individual’s name and expiration date will be confiscated.

  • Any medications that have been mixed into one bottle or are stored in a plastic baggy will be confiscated.

  • This applies to both carry-on baggage and checked baggage.

Military Working Dogs (Bldg. #1050)

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday,  7:30 - 11:00, 13:00-16:00

DSN: 253-6211    
◆  Provide K-9 demonstrations    

  • Military Working Dog (MWD) teams are available to provide demonstrations or to assist commands with health and comfort inspections.  To request support, call 253-6211 and provide the below form.



Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday,  7:30 - 16:00

DSN: 253-3387/3394

The MCAS Iwakuni Brig is a DoD Level I Brig, and is accredited by the American Corrections Association (ACA).  This facility provides unlimited pre-trial confinement for all DoD personnel, and confinement for up to 30 days for post-trial prisoners. 

Tours are not authorized at any time unless approved by the Brig Officer. 

Correctional Custody Unit (CCU): The Regional Correctional Custody Unit is located in the MCIPAC Brig Okinawa (Camp Hansen) at 623-4948.


  • Weekends and holidays from 1230 - 1430 

  • Extended visits may be approved on a case-by-case basis   (requests should be submited at least one working day prior to a visit).

  • Inmate mailing address 

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◎​Visitor Rules and Regulations

  • All visitors shall be in appropriate civilian attire.

  • Foreign nationals must have a DOD sponsor present during visits.  

  • All visitors are required to leave their I.D. card with the Duty Brig Supervisor (DBS) until the visit is secured.

  • No visitors under the age of 18 are permitted without a parent or guardian present.


  • Married visitors are required to be accompanied by their, or the inmate's, spouse.

  • The following items are examples of contraband and are not permitted into the facility: