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Location and History

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni is located in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is situated on the southern tip of Honshu Island, overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. The air station was established in 1945 following World War II and has been a key military installation for the United States Marine Corps ever since.

Facilities and Operations

MCAS Iwakuni is a major military hub, housing various units including:

  • 1st Marine Aircraft Wing: Responsible for providing air support to Marine forces in the Pacific region.
  • Marine Air Control Group 18: Provides air traffic control and airspace management for the air station and surrounding areas.
  • Marine Wing Support Squadron 171: Offers logistical support to the air station and its units.

The air station boasts a 8,000-foot runway and numerous facilities for aircraft maintenance, operations, and training. It also houses a hospital, schools, and other amenities for military personnel and their families.

Importance and Impact

MCAS Iwakuni plays a crucial role in maintaining regional security and stability. It serves as a forward operating base for the United States military, enabling rapid deployment of forces in the event of a crisis. The air station also fosters close cooperation between the United States and Japan, contributing to the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Environmental Concerns

The operation of MCAS Iwakuni has raised some environmental concerns. Noise pollution from aircraft operations has been a source of complaints from nearby residents. Additionally, the presence of hazardous materials on the base has sparked concerns about potential environmental contamination. The United States and Japan are working together to address these issues and minimize the environmental impact of the air station.

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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (HM2) Michelle Gibbons gives ultrasound treatment to a Marine with shoulder problems. Gibbons, a physical therapist, treats 16 to 40 patients each day

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (HM2) Michelle Gibbons gives ultrasound tr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. Steve Williams Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

The 3rd Marine Amphibious Force Band from Okinawa, Japan, marches during the 25th annual Iwakuni festival

The 3rd Marine Amphibious Force Band from Okinawa, Japan, marches duri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Chuck Demar Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

SGT M.A. Grindley helps to prepare this Douglas C-117 aircraft, No. 833, for its retirement flight by drilling a hole in the section to replace a cover

SGT M.A. Grindley helps to prepare this Douglas C-117 aircraft, No. 83...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL L.G. Gyorfi Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

The engine of a C-117 aircraft is separated from the wing prior to shipment for use elsewhere. The C-117 is being retired from active duty

The engine of a C-117 aircraft is separated from the wing prior to shi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL L. G. Gyorfi Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

An exterior view of the officers club

An exterior view of the officers club

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT D.C. Deans Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

An aerial view, looking inland from the seawall, of the new bachelor enlisted quarters

An aerial view, looking inland from the seawall, of the new bachelor e...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: Romine Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

Sergeant (SGT) Mark P. Mitchell, 2955th Combat Logistics Support Squadron, cuts a steel bar to provide lateral support for a C-141B Starlifter aircraft.  The aircraft, which was damaged when it slid off the runway after landing on the airfield, is being moved to another parking position for eventual repair

Sergeant (SGT) Mark P. Mitchell, 2955th Combat Logistics Support Squad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Theodore J. Koniares Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

Members of the 2955th Combat Logistics Support Squadron disconnect and remove the No. 1 and 2 engines and pylons from a C-141B Starlifter aircraft in preparation for moving the plane to a new parking position for eventual repair.  The aircraft was damaged when it slid off the runway after landing on the airfield

Members of the 2955th Combat Logistics Support Squadron disconnect and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Theodore J. Koniares Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

Colonel (COL) J.B. Hammond, commanding officer, Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, presents Sergeant (SGT) Houk with his first assignment as air station color sergeant

Colonel (COL) J.B. Hammond, commanding officer, Marine Corps Air Stati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Iwakuni State: Yamaguchi Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL M.E. Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service... More

General Alfred M. Gray, commandant of the Marine Corps, stands on the stage of the Sukura theatre as he addresses a gathering of the air station's Marines during his visit

General Alfred M. Gray, commandant of the Marine Corps, stands on the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL M.E. Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

Personnel from the 2955th Combat Logistics Support Squadron, the 63rd Field Maintenance Squadron and the 63rd Avionics Maintenance Squadron inspect the engines of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starlifter aircraft prior to start up. The Starlifter, which was badly damaged during a landing mishap in January 1987, is undergoing the final stages of repair before its eventual return to the United States

Personnel from the 2955th Combat Logistics Support Squadron, the 63rd ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Theodore J. Koniares Release Status: Released to Public C... More

Maintenance personnel of the 944th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron replace an F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft's brake assembly during COPE NORTH 89-2, a quarterly, joint Japanese Air Self Defense Force and US Air Force exercise

Maintenance personnel of the 944th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE NORTH 89-2 Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Theodore J. Koniares ... More

Smoke clears following the start up of the No. 1 engine of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starlifter aircraft. Originally, the Starlifter, was badly damaged during a landing mishap in January 1987 and is currently in the final stages of repair before its eventual return to the United States

Smoke clears following the start up of the No. 1 engine of a 63rd Mili...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Theodore J. Koniares Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

A TA-18 tow tractor tows a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starlifter aircraft to a parking area. The Starlifter, which was badly damaged during a landing mishap in January 1987, is undergoing the final stages of repair before its eventual return to the United States

A TA-18 tow tractor tows a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starlifte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Theodore J. Koniares Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

SGT A.C. Hull and CPL T. A. L. Baker of Communications Platoon, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 (MWSS-171), work on a field telephone in the platoon's repair shop

SGT A.C. Hull and CPL T. A. L. Baker of Communications Platoon, Marine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL M.A. Maynard Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

PFC Pedro White packs a seat pan for a plane's ejection seat in the life raft/seat pan shop

PFC Pedro White packs a seat pan for a plane's ejection seat in the li...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Rick Ecker Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

During water survival training at the station pool, a Marine from Combat Service Support Detachment-36 (CSSD-36) floats on his back in deep water during swimming qualification. He is wearing helmet with chin strap, flak jacket, H-harness, and the all purpose, light weight, individual carrying equipment (ALICE) pack. He grips the sling of the M16A2 rifle with his teeth so that both hands are free to tread water

During water survival training at the station pool, a Marine from Comb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL L.K. Weld Iii Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

Straight on medium shot of US Marines from the 5th Force Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan, as they lower a Mark V Zodiac raft into the cold water that the reconnaissance unit will be swimming in for their cold water training exercise in Iwakuni, Japan

Straight on medium shot of US Marines from the 5th Force Reconnaissanc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: 5TH FORCE RECON COLD WATER TRAINING Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL R... More

Left side profile medium shot of US Marines from the 5th Force Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan, in a Mark V Zodiac raft as they practice steering the craft during the cold water training exercises at Iwakuni, Japan

Left side profile medium shot of US Marines from the 5th Force Reconna...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: 5TH FORCE RECON COLD WATER TRAINING Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL R... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Chris P. Hatcher, of Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, (MWSS-171), Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, joins a truck convoy of Logistics Vehicle Systems (LVS), during a Mobility Exercise (MOBEX)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Chris P. Hatcher, of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Major Command Shown: MWSS-171 Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Alicia J. Brito, USMC Rele... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 (MWSS-171), prepare to load equipment on vehicles during a Mobility Exercise, (MOBEX), at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to Marine Wing Support Squad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Fabrianna M. Fiori, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Roberto Torres, left and Lance Corporal (LCPL) Kellen Chumley, top, try to use as many of the new moves they have learned while participating in a Gray Belt course

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Roberto Torres, left and Lance C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Major Command Shown: H & HS Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Alicia J. Brito, USMC Releas... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Roberto Torres, left and Lance Corporal (LCPL) Josh Roman, try to use as many of the new moves they have learned while participating in a Gray Belt course

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Roberto Torres, left and Lance C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Major Command Shown: H & HS Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Alicia J. Brito, USMC Releas... More

A young Japanese child rests in the shade of a pizza box, during Friendship Day at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan. Friendship Day is an annual event held at to celebrate the friendship between the Japanese and American people

A young Japanese child rests in the shade of a pizza box, during Frien...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL John P. Mcgarity, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

A band prepares for its performance during Friendship Day, as part of the entertainment provided for an annual event held at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, to celebrate the friendship between Japanese and Americans. Some of the events include an air show, static displays, live bands and a variety of food booths, including Japanese and American food

A band prepares for its performance during Friendship Day, as part of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Alicia J. Brito, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

The AiRock propeller plane performs an aerial demonstration during the Friendship Day Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan. Friendship Day is an annual event held at to celebrate the friendship between the Japanese and American people

The AiRock propeller plane performs an aerial demonstration during the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL John P. Mcgarity, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Dave Darrah, left, Japanese Self Defense Armed Forces (JSDAF), Major General (MGEN) Matuoka Sadayosi, and COL Stephen Pomeroy, right, cut the ribbon at the main gate for the opening ceremonies of Friendship Day at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, during the annual event celebrating the friendship between Japan and America

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Dave Darrah, left, Japanese Self ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Alicia J. Brito, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) David Darrah (right), Commanding Officer (CO), Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, greets Japanese military and civilian officials who are attending the annual Cherry Blossom Festival held on MCAS Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) David Darrah (right), Commanding ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Anthony J. Adamson, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) James C. Stewart (foreground), In-coming Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS) receives congratulations from Out-going Commander, USMC LTC Philip H. King, during the Squadron's Change of Command Ceremony, held aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) James C. Stewart (fore...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Amber Castro, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

Picking up pieces; a year's work done, more to go

Picking up pieces; a year's work done, more to go

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni volunteers mop and squeegee the Minato Shogakko (Elementary School) gym floor here March 5. The gym acted as a shelter for locals in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami ... More

A participant pedals along the 28-kilometer bike course

A participant pedals along the 28-kilometer bike course

A participant pedals along the 28-kilometer bike course during the Japanese and American Goodwill Modified Triathlon aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 22, 2013. The gates of MCAS Iwakuni wer... More

Tyson Moore, Samurai wide receiver and defensive back,

Tyson Moore, Samurai wide receiver and defensive back,

Tyson Moore, Samurai wide receiver and defensive back, intercepts the ball during Matthew C. Perry High School’s first home game, Sept. 27, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The Samurai are ... More

A Special Olympics athlete competes in a soccer game

A Special Olympics athlete competes in a soccer game

A Special Olympics athlete competes in a soccer game during the Special Olympics Hiroshima at Penny Lake Field at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 4, 2015. Special Olympic activities such as basket... More

Station Volunteers look for trash at Futashika Umezu

Station Volunteers look for trash at Futashika Umezu

Station Volunteers look for trash at Futashika Umezu Falls, in Futashika, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Oct. 16, 2015. The Single Marine Program at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, provides residents vol... More

Sgt. Susana Ramirez, a food service specialist with

Sgt. Susana Ramirez, a food service specialist with

Sgt. Susana Ramirez, a food service specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, and her daughter Aaliyah, collect debris at Katazoe Beach on Oshima Island, Japan, during the Oshima Beach Cleanup Dec. 12, ... More

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Sailors and U.S. Navy Sailors load supplies aboard an MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Sailors and U.S. Navy Sailors load s...

KYUSHU, Japan (Apr. 19, 2016) Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Sailors and U.S. Navy Sailors load supplies aboard an MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expedition... More

Japanese locals view static displays of F/A-18C/D,

Japanese locals view static displays of F/A-18C/D,

Japanese locals view static displays of F/A-18C/D, AV-8, MV-22, and KC-130J from the U.S. Marine Corps’ III Marine Expeditionary Force, KC-135, E-3, UH-1, F/A-18E, EA-18G, and furthermore, A-10 and F-16 from U.... More

Families line up for ice cream while attending the

Families line up for ice cream while attending the

Families line up for ice cream while attending the Fire and Ice ice cream social at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 20, 2016. The Exceptional Family Member Program hosted the event in collaboratio... More

Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion 1st Air Defense Artillery

Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion 1st Air Defense Artillery

Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment and 339 Battery, 8th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group pose for a photo in front of a U.S. Patriot radar Nov. 6, 2016, at Marine Corps Air Station Iwa... More

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS)

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS)

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, execute airfield damage and repair training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 19, 2017. The ADR training required Marines to utilize th... More

Service members assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), 2nd Air Defense Missile Group, set up the  AN/MPQ-65 radar during Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) deployment training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

Service members assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), ...

IWAKUNI, Japan (Aug. 29, 2017) Service members assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), 2nd Air Defense Missile Group, set up the AN/MPQ-65 radar during Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) deplo... More

Utilities and Energy Management personnel pose for

Utilities and Energy Management personnel pose for

Utilities and Energy Management personnel pose for their annual office photo at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 2, 2016. The team helped MCAS Iwakuni reach gold-installation status for the Secreta... More

U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 fall

U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 fall

U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 fall into formation before beginning a motivational run at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 9, 2017. All available squadrons and personnel within M... More

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard F. Fuerst, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard F. Fuerst, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard F. Fuerst, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, gives a window tour of the air station from the air traffic control tower to Ambassador William Hagerty, ... More

U.S. Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval

U.S. Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval

U.S. Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, boards an MV-22B Osprey during his visit to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 16, 2017. Richardson visited the air station to meet with ... More

The Robert M. Casey Naval Family Branch Clinic opened a new facility at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 30, 2018.

The Robert M. Casey Naval Family Branch Clinic opened a new facility a...

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, JAPAN (May. 30, 2018) The Robert M. Casey Naval Family Branch Clinic opened a new facility at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 30, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by... More

Akeel Austin recognized as 2018 MCIPAC NCO of the Year

Akeel Austin recognized as 2018 MCIPAC NCO of the Year

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Akeel Austin’s command board photo at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Feb. 18, 2019, before earning the 2018 Marine Corps Installations Pacific Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year ... More

Distinguished visitors, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Distinguished visitors, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Distinguished visitors, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni leadership and Iwakuni City leadership participate in a signing agreement ceremony at Kizuna Stadium in Iwakuni City, Japan, April 4, 2019. The ceremony ... More

Kikuko Shinjo, a survivor of the atomic bombing in

Kikuko Shinjo, a survivor of the atomic bombing in

Kikuko Shinjo, a survivor of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima during World War II, answers questions for Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents at the Peace Park in Hiroshima, Japan, April 26, 2019. Shinjo w... More

U.S. Navy Lt. Andrew Forester, a chaplain with Marine

U.S. Navy Lt. Andrew Forester, a chaplain with Marine

U.S. Navy Lt. Andrew Forester, a chaplain with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 (VMFA(AW)-242) , gives the invocation during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan... More

A U.S. Marine with 3d Marine Reconnaissance Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with 3d Marine Reconnaissance Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with 3d Marine Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3d Marine Division, coordinates simulated close air support, during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, ... More

Sgt. Maj. Michael Pritchard salutes during the national

Sgt. Maj. Michael Pritchard salutes during the national

Sgt. Maj. Michael Pritchard salutes during the national anthem as he relinquishes his responsibilities as Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 sergeant major during a relief and appointment ceremony h... More

Tony Woods performs his routine during the Armed Forces

Tony Woods performs his routine during the Armed Forces

Tony Woods performs his routine during the Armed Forces Entertainment Celebrity Comedy Tour show, “Trippin’ with the Troops,” in the Club Iwakuni ballroom at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 29, 201... More

Students taking the American Red Cross’ Wilderness

Students taking the American Red Cross’ Wilderness

Students taking the American Red Cross’ Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course practice the proper way to transport an injured person outside of IronWorks Gym aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Mar... More

Alexis Flick, a cadette in the Marine Corps Air Station

Alexis Flick, a cadette in the Marine Corps Air Station

Alexis Flick, a cadette in the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Girl Scouts, plants a Maple Fern Tree with fellow cadettes aboard MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 14, 2014. Other than planting the tree, the cadettes id... More

Tommy Davidson and Miss Gayle, entertainers with Kenny

Tommy Davidson and Miss Gayle, entertainers with Kenny

Tommy Davidson and Miss Gayle, entertainers with Kenny Hill’s All Star Comedy Slam pose with Gunnery Sgt. Denver Inopiquez and his sons inside the Marine Corps Exchange aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, ... More

A volunteer from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,

A volunteer from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,

A volunteer from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, poses with a child during a visit to a children’s home in Houfu, Japan, Dec. 23, 2014. The Marine Thrift Store hosted the visit after collecting toys du... More

Maribell Martinez, left, a station resident, sends

Maribell Martinez, left, a station resident, sends

Maribell Martinez, left, a station resident, sends packages at Row Home 9148 A, one of the various mobile post office locations being manned by Lance Cpl. Natalie Mullin, middle, and Lance Cpl. Sara Garciamedin... More

Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, 29th United States

Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, 29th United States

Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, 29th United States ambassador to Japan, speaks to Marines of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 during her visit to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan... More

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, refuel and prepare MV-22B Ospreys prior to take off at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japa... More

AV-8B aircraft with VMA-214 practice arial demonstation

AV-8B aircraft with VMA-214 practice arial demonstation

AV-8B aircraft with VMA-214 practice arial demonstation routines at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 4, 2016. The aircraft are scheduled to appear in the MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day 2016 Air Show. (... More

Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron,

Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron,

Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron, stationed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, arrived at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 23, 2016, in support of Exercise Kodiak ... More

Juliana Park, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Philip N. Park’s

Juliana Park, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Philip N. Park’s

Juliana Park, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Philip N. Park’s wife, pins her husband, the Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 head chaplain, with the Fleet Marine Force pin at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 21,... More

U.S. Marine Corps Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS)

U.S. Marine Corps Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS)

U.S. Marine Corps Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 conducted exercise Tanuki Wrath on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 22, 2017. MWSS-171 conducted the exercise to help train Marines to set... More

Tourists feed carrots to a group of rabbits as they

Tourists feed carrots to a group of rabbits as they

Tourists feed carrots to a group of rabbits as they stand in front of a former power plant at Okunoshima, or “Rabbit Island,” Japan, March 25, 2017. The island is home to hundreds of wild rabbits that visitors ... More

Japanese local nationals and Marines with Headquarters

Japanese local nationals and Marines with Headquarters

Japanese local nationals and Marines with Headquarters and Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division take a group photo during the 41st Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Kevin A. Campbell, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Kevin A. Campbell, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Kevin A. Campbell, commanding officer of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, left, addresses U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Melissa Heisterberg, deputy director of the public affairs o... More

Ambassador William Hagerty, U.S. ambassador to Japan,

Ambassador William Hagerty, U.S. ambassador to Japan,

Ambassador William Hagerty, U.S. ambassador to Japan, waves to local Japanese and American visitors at Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 30, 2017. Ambassador Hagerty toured Kizuna Stadium during his first official Mar... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Harris, executive officer

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Harris, executive officer

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Harris, executive officer for Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, presents awards to students with Iwakuni Elementary School for academic excellence, during a second quarter... More

Spectators watch an event during the 42nd Japan Maritime

Spectators watch an event during the 42nd Japan Maritime

Spectators watch an event during the 42nd Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 5, 2018.Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has held a single-day a... More

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Headquarters and Headquarters

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Headquarters and Headquarters

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron participate in a 10km conditioning hike at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 11, 2018. The purpose of the hike was to maintain rea... More

Yukie Wada, an editorial desktop publishing specialist

Yukie Wada, an editorial desktop publishing specialist

Yukie Wada, an editorial desktop publishing specialist with Communication Strategy and Operations at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, poses for a photograph at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, June 6, 2018. The Kintai mag... More

Yoshihiko Fukuda, left, the mayor of Iwakuni City,

Yoshihiko Fukuda, left, the mayor of Iwakuni City,

Yoshihiko Fukuda, left, the mayor of Iwakuni City, and U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard Fuerst, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, participate in the 10th Joint Leadership Walk in Iwakuni Cit... More

U.S. Navy Construction Electrician 2nd Class Amber

U.S. Navy Construction Electrician 2nd Class Amber

U.S. Navy Construction Electrician 2nd Class Amber Davis, with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Detachment Iwakuni, attaches a string to a building block while constructing a trash enclosure at Marine Cor... More

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Mark Palmer, commanding officer

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Mark Palmer, commanding officer

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Mark Palmer, commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 12, speaks to junior recruits during junior recruit day at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 18, 2019. The event host... More

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard Fuerst, the commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard Fuerst, the commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard Fuerst, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, meets with members of the National Diet of Japan during a tour of MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, June 27, 2019. The Diet ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Edward D. Banta, right,

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Edward D. Banta, right,

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Edward D. Banta, right, the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), and Col. Richard F. Fuerst, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jason Kaufmann, Headquarters

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jason Kaufmann, Headquarters

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jason Kaufmann, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron commanding officer, and Sgt. Andrew Walch shake hands after a squadron physical training event at Marine Corps Air Station Iwaku... More

A UH-60 'Blackhawk' piloted by Chief Warrant Officer

A UH-60 'Blackhawk' piloted by Chief Warrant Officer

A UH-60 'Blackhawk' piloted by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Zachary Rubino and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan Becker, U.S. Army Aviation Battalion, Japan, perform deck landing training onto the Japan Maritime Self-Def... More

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3 Orion Aircraft

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3 Orion Aircraft

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3 Orion Aircraft is towed on the flight line during Exercise Keen Sword 2021 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 2, 2020. Keen Sword is a series of joint/bilat... More

An MV-22B Osprey carries Ministry of Foreign Affairs

An MV-22B Osprey carries Ministry of Foreign Affairs

An MV-22B Osprey carries Ministry of Foreign Affairs guests, media and Japanese officials during orientation flights aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Sept. 27, 2012. The MV-22B Osprey aircraft combines t... More

A crane lifts a Logistics Vehicle System Replacement

A crane lifts a Logistics Vehicle System Replacement

A crane lifts a Logistics Vehicle System Replacement Cargo Vehicle (LVSR) into the air to load onto a cargo ship bound for Tinian for Exercise Forager Fury II, at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, ha... More

Matthew C. Perry High School Lady Samurai soccer team

Matthew C. Perry High School Lady Samurai soccer team

Matthew C. Perry High School Lady Samurai soccer team memberrs and E. K. King High School Lady Cobras team members compete in a soccer game that took place at Penny Lake Field aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iw... More

Students from Higashi Junior High School perform at

Students from Higashi Junior High School perform at

Students from Higashi Junior High School perform at the holiday concert hosted by the Marine Memorial Chapel, Dec. 15, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The students from Higashi Junior High... More

A reconnaissance, surveillance and decontamination

A reconnaissance, surveillance and decontamination

A reconnaissance, surveillance and decontamination Marine dons mission-oriented protective posture four gear during a simulated chemical attack at the Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 motor transportation at Ma... More

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA)-314, forward

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA)-314, forward

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA)-314, forward deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force participated in Operation Kibagata during... More

Police Lt. Muneyuki Hirao, a police dog trainer at

Police Lt. Muneyuki Hirao, a police dog trainer at

Police Lt. Muneyuki Hirao, a police dog trainer at Hiroshima Prefectural Police Headquarters, and his K-9 search for explosives during joint training with Marines from the Provost Marshal’s Office at Marine Cor... More

160418-M-LH556-049 IWAKUNI JAPAN (April 18, 2016) -

160418-M-LH556-049 IWAKUNI JAPAN (April 18, 2016) -

160418-M-LH556-049 IWAKUNI JAPAN (April 18, 2016) - Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni conduct operations with MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marin... More

Guests crowd the gates at Marine Corps Air Station

Guests crowd the gates at Marine Corps Air Station

Guests crowd the gates at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan in anticipation of the Friendship Day 2016 air show, May 5, 2016. Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has conducted a single-day air show and open house sp... More

Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) arrives at Marine

Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) arrives at Marine

Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 27, 2016. Obama visited MCAS Iwakuni and spoke with service members and their families after the Ise-Shima Group of... More

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert V. Boucher, left, Marine

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert V. Boucher, left, Marine

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert V. Boucher, left, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni commanding officer, listens to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Rear Adm. Naoki Sonoda, commander of Fleet Air Wing 31, statione... More

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert V.  Boucher, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert V. Boucher, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert V. Boucher, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and the Honorable Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni, lead a crowd of people and local Japanese media down the s... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Samnang Chang, left, and U.S.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Samnang Chang, left, and U.S.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Samnang Chang, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daquille Barzey-Ferguson, Marine security guards with the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, prepare ... More

Whiskey Papa writes in the sky during the 41st Japan

Whiskey Papa writes in the sky during the 41st Japan

Whiskey Papa writes in the sky during the 41st Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 5, 2017. Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has held a single... More

The Matthew C. Perry’s Lady Samurai soccer team poses

The Matthew C. Perry’s Lady Samurai soccer team poses

The Matthew C. Perry’s Lady Samurai soccer team poses for a photo after winning the 2017 Girls Division II Far East Soccer Tournament at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 18, 2017. International and ... More

A participant in the 30th annual Marine Corps Air Station

A participant in the 30th annual Marine Corps Air Station

A participant in the 30th annual Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Triathlon hosted by Marine Corps Community Services Iwakuni, races during the 23-kilometer bicycle portion of the event at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, ... More

U.S. Navy Capt. Michael S. Wosje, commanding officer

U.S. Navy Capt. Michael S. Wosje, commanding officer

U.S. Navy Capt. Michael S. Wosje, commanding officer of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, receives a rose after landing at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 28, 2017. Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, VFA-... More

Lauren Pagenkopf, a Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Lauren Pagenkopf, a Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Lauren Pagenkopf, a Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni resident, places dishes in a cupboard in her new home at the Atago Hills Housing Facility at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 6, 2017. At... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Harris, executive officer

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Harris, executive officer

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Harris, executive officer for Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, poses for a photo with students of Iwakuni Elementary School during a second quarter awards ceremony here, ... More

A Japanese canine takes a break from training at Marine

A Japanese canine takes a break from training at Marine

A Japanese canine takes a break from training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 12, 2018. The training brought Japanese K-9 handlers from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kure Repair Supply... More

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