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US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Robert Thomas (center) sits with Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Sailors stationed at Camp Otsu, Japan, as they ride a bus for their return trip home, following the groups visit at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Robert Thomas (center) si...

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

Semper Fit teaches service members more efficient physical training

Semper Fit teaches service members more efficient physical training

Sgt. Seth A. Hershberger, a Semper Fit Combat Fitness course participant, tosses a medicine ball back and forth to Cpl. Aaron L. Trussler as part of a coordination drill during the Semper Fit Combat Fitness cou... More

Japanese off-base residents have cameras at the ready

Japanese off-base residents have cameras at the ready

Japanese off-base residents have cameras at the ready as Shinmeiwa US-1As, also called Flying Boats, perform a flight demonstration during the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Iwakuni Air Base Festival here... More

Seaman Aaron Chrostowski (left) and Petty Officer Third

Seaman Aaron Chrostowski (left) and Petty Officer Third

Seaman Aaron Chrostowski (left) and Petty Officer Third Class Andrew Barr, Robert M. Casey Branch Health Clinic corpsmen, stand solemnly behind an empty chair during the Corpsman Ball in the Club Iwakuni Ballro... More

Sailors and Marines interact with local children at

Sailors and Marines interact with local children at

Sailors and Marines interact with local children at Kuroiso Hoikuen, a local kindergarten, during a community relations activity, June 28, 2012 .The community relations activities are designed to foster a posit... More

The legend of Yasuke - A drawing of a man wearing a viking helmet

The legend of Yasuke - A drawing of a man wearing a viking helmet

An artist's illustration of Yasuke, an African slave who traveled with Italian Jesuit missionaries when they arrived in Japan in 1579. Legend has it Yasuke caused such a commotion upon his arrival people came i... More

Single Marine Program cleanup event participants take

Single Marine Program cleanup event participants take

Single Marine Program cleanup event participants take photos and pick up trash while walking through one of the trails at Futashika Umezu Falls and park, May 17, 2013. Volunteers split into several groups in or... More

Marines listen as Warrant Officer Gregory Hill, Headquarters

Marines listen as Warrant Officer Gregory Hill, Headquarters

Marines listen as Warrant Officer Gregory Hill, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron Marine Corps Exchange officer, explains a class on large medal mounting in the Marine Lounge aboard Marine Corps Air Statio... More

MWSS-171 supports Marines during Exercise Max Thunder

MWSS-171 supports Marines during Exercise Max Thunder

1st Lt. Daniele Selli, camp commandant for Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, instructs Marines where to lay a pannel at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 30, 2013. Marines borrowed equipment from the Air Force... More

An MV-22B Osprey supports reconnaissance fast-rope

An MV-22B Osprey supports reconnaissance fast-rope

An MV-22B Osprey supports reconnaissance fast-rope exercises in Hat Yao, Kingdom of Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 Feb. 18. CG 14 is a multinational training exercise developed to strengthen security ... More

Brig. Gen. Paul J. Kennedy, right, addresses an audience

Brig. Gen. Paul J. Kennedy, right, addresses an audience

Brig. Gen. Paul J. Kennedy, right, addresses an audience through a translator July 15 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma during Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152’s take off ceremony. The ceremony c... More

Dr. Suzanne Landrum, the Matthew C. Perry Elementary

Dr. Suzanne Landrum, the Matthew C. Perry Elementary

Dr. Suzanne Landrum, the Matthew C. Perry Elementary School principal, welcomes students to the first day of school and addresses them on this year’s expectations, August 25, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Stati... More

Members of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines

Members of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines

Members of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines provide security during convoy operations training, Jan. 14, 2015, at Penny Lake Fields aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The training is part ... More

Pfc. David Sujballi, postal clerk with Headquarters

Pfc. David Sujballi, postal clerk with Headquarters

Pfc. David Sujballi, postal clerk with Headquarters and Headquarter Squadron, participates in a Marine Corps birthday relay run to commemorate the Marine Corps’ 240th birthday at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakun... More

From left to right, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon

From left to right, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon

From left to right, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation, Maj. Gen. Mark Wise, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) commanding general, are greeted by Col. Richard Fuerst, commanding o... More

U.S. Marines, Sailors and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense

U.S. Marines, Sailors and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense

U.S. Marines, Sailors and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel conducted a mass casualty exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 1, 2017. The exercise assessed the air station’s ini... 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, gives a speech during the 8th Annual Installation Volunteer Ceremony at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, April 26, 2017. The... More

A participant in the 4th Annual Active-Duty Fund Drive

A participant in the 4th Annual Active-Duty Fund Drive

A participant in the 4th Annual Active-Duty Fund Drive in support of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Golf Tournament drives a ball at the Iwakuni Country Club in Iwakuni City, Japan, April 28, 2017. The to... More

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Garrett Agel, left,

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Garrett Agel, left,

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Garrett Agel, left, a corpsman with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Barry Bethea, right, an A... More

An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning and attack aircraft assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 returns to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning and attack aircraft assigned to...

IWAKUNI, Japan (Aug. 09, 2017) An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning and attack aircraft assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 returns to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. VAW-12... More

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Glenn M. Walters, assistant

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Glenn M. Walters, assistant

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Glenn M. Walters, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, tours the air traffic control tower during a Pacific Command site visit at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 7, 201... 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 the start of MAG-12’s motivational run at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 9, 2017. All available squadrons and personnel... More

U.S. Navy Lt. Chris Pagenkopf, an F/A-18E Super Hornet

U.S. Navy Lt. Chris Pagenkopf, an F/A-18E Super Hornet

U.S. Navy Lt. Chris Pagenkopf, an F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, unlocks the door to his new home at the Atago Hills Housing Facility at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwaku... More

U.S. Marines, Sailors, Iwakuni City Fire and Japanese

U.S. Marines, Sailors, Iwakuni City Fire and Japanese

U.S. Marines, Sailors, Iwakuni City Fire and Japanese emergency personnel establish a simulated emergency operations center during an annual first-responder mass casualty drill at Atago Hills in Iwakuni City, J... More

Iwakuni City residents and Marine Corps Air Station

Iwakuni City residents and Marine Corps Air Station

Iwakuni City residents and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni residents participate in a basketball tournament in Iwakuni City, Japan, Aug. 19, 2018. The Intramural Sports Program with Marine Corps Communi... More

Col. Robert V. Boucher, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Robert V. Boucher, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Robert V. Boucher, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, bowls during the kickoff of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s active duty fund drive at the Strike Zone Bowling Center here F... More

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Christopher M. West reads

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Christopher M. West reads

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Christopher M. West reads from a citation at an award ceremony for Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bradley J. Goode at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 23, 2012. Goode was awarded t... More

An MV-22 Osprey aircraft with Marine Medium Helicopter

An MV-22 Osprey aircraft with Marine Medium Helicopter

An MV-22 Osprey aircraft with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 is unloaded from the cargo ship Green Ridge at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni harbor here July 23, 2012. This marks the first MV-22 Ospr... More

Pfc. Jordan T. Navarro, a 5th ANGLICO, 3rd Brigade,

Pfc. Jordan T. Navarro, a 5th ANGLICO, 3rd Brigade,

Pfc. Jordan T. Navarro, a 5th ANGLICO, 3rd Brigade, Supporting Arms Liaison Team Fox joint fires observer, uses the Vector 21B to view a target here July 23 as part of joint training with Marine Fighter Attack ... More

An F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron

An F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron

An F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 completes an aerial refuel from an Air Force KC-10 Extender over the Pacific Ocean, August 23, 2014. The Hornet flew from Hawaii to Eielson Air Force Ba... More

Lance Cpl. Zachary Swisher, ordnanceman with Marine

Lance Cpl. Zachary Swisher, ordnanceman with Marine

Lance Cpl. Zachary Swisher, ordnanceman with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 152, inspects a GTR-18 missile, better known as a "Smokey SAM," during a threat reaction evolution on an island outside of Okinawa, J... More

Cpl. Tyler L. Saffore, a bulk fuel specialist with

Cpl. Tyler L. Saffore, a bulk fuel specialist with

Cpl. Tyler L. Saffore, a bulk fuel specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, receives the Bulk Fuel Specialist of the Year award from Lt. Col. James Whiteker, MWSS-171 commanding officer, Dec. 3, 2014, ... More

Cpl. Ruben Salinas, left, a resident Marine Air Ground

Cpl. Ruben Salinas, left, a resident Marine Air Ground

Cpl. Ruben Salinas, left, a resident Marine Air Ground Task Force planner for Marine Aircraft Group 12 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Cpl. Matthew Ahn, right, a chemical, biological, radiological a... More

A service member from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,

A service member from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,

A service member from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, play with students at Josho Hoikuen in Iwakuni City during a community relations preschool event hosted by the Marine Memorial Chapel, Jan. 13, 201... More

Wrestlers from Matthew C. Perry High School and the

Wrestlers from Matthew C. Perry High School and the

Wrestlers from Matthew C. Perry High School and the Tabuse Agricultural and Technical School face-off during a tournament, Jan. 31, 2015, inside IronWorks Gym aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. In ... More

Volunteers interact with the students at Josho Hoikuen

Volunteers interact with the students at Josho Hoikuen

Volunteers interact with the students at Josho Hoikuen in Iwakuni City, Japan, during a community relations preschool event conducted by the Marine Memorial Chapel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan... More

Sgt. Maj. Darnell Richardson, Marine Aviation Logistics

Sgt. Maj. Darnell Richardson, Marine Aviation Logistics

Sgt. Maj. Darnell Richardson, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 sergeant major, leads kids around in a conga line during the Mini-Marine Corps Ball in the Club Iwakuni ballroom at Marine Corps Air Station I... More

Mihiro Yamamoto, a member of the Calligraphy Club at

Mihiro Yamamoto, a member of the Calligraphy Club at

Mihiro Yamamoto, a member of the Calligraphy Club at Kannon High School, Hiroshima, Japan, teaches a home-schooler from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni how to write calligraphy during a calligraphy event at th... More

Japanese locals make their way toward the Kumano Brush

Japanese locals make their way toward the Kumano Brush

Japanese locals make their way toward the Kumano Brush festival in Kumano, Japan, Sept. 22, 2016. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents traveled to Kumano with the Cultural Adaptation Program to experience... More

An athlete participates in a game of tennis during

An athlete participates in a game of tennis during

An athlete participates in a game of tennis during the Special Olympics Nippon Hiroshima at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 2, 2016. Activities held at the Special Olympics included basketball, fu... More

U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF)

U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF)

U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members conduct training during exercise Active Shield at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 8, 2016. Marines and JGSDF members conducted trai... More

An SA-330 Puma helicopter from the Lewis and Clark-class

An SA-330 Puma helicopter from the Lewis and Clark-class

An SA-330 Puma helicopter from the Lewis and Clark-class USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) delivers supplies to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, during a vertical replenishment at MCAS Iwakuni, May ... More

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 conducts

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 conducts

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 conducts flight operations during exercise Distant Frontier on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 17, 2017. Distant Frontier is a unit-level training iteratio... More

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni residents shoot

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni residents shoot

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni residents shoot Nerf guns during a carnival toy drive hosted by the Marine Thrift Store at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, July 22, 2017. Organizers held the event to gather toys fo... More

A UC-12W Huron takes off from Marine Corps Air Station

A UC-12W Huron takes off from Marine Corps Air Station

A UC-12W Huron takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 26, 2017. The routine training flight helped U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Roos, originally a food service specialist with Headquarters... 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 set up elements of a forward-operating base (FOB) during exercise Kamoshika Wrath 18-1 at Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Maneuver Area, Haramura Hig... More

Service members and their daughters attend the Boots

Service members and their daughters attend the Boots

Service members and their daughters attend the Boots ‘n Belles Daddy-Daughter Dance at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 13, 2018. Fathers and daughters danced, took photos, played games and won raf... More

U.S. Navy Lt. Stephen Sears, a flight surgeon with

U.S. Navy Lt. Stephen Sears, a flight surgeon with

U.S. Navy Lt. Stephen Sears, a flight surgeon with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, donates blood for a joint blood drive at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 6, 2018. The blood drive is a b... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Angela Cardone, right,

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Angela Cardone, right,

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Angela Cardone, right, a military working dog handler, and Lance Cpl. Brady Benjamin, a military police officer, both with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, conduct training a... More

U.S. Marines and Japanese locals rehearse their roles

U.S. Marines and Japanese locals rehearse their roles

U.S. Marines and Japanese locals rehearse their roles for the annual Kuragake Festival in Kuga, Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 18, 2018. Iwakuni City held the 29th annual Kuragake Castle Festival and Samurai Parade ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Richard Rusnok, left, outgoing

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Richard Rusnok, left, outgoing

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Richard Rusnok, left, outgoing commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, Col. Mark Palmer, middle, commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 12, and Lt. Col. ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Richard Limone, a combat videographer

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Richard Limone, a combat videographer

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Richard Limone, a combat videographer with Marine Aircraft Group 12, sprints during a High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) preliminary event at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan,... More

Local Japanese athletes participate in a race during

Local Japanese athletes participate in a race during

Local Japanese athletes participate in a race during the 2019 Special Olympics at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 13, 2019. The Special Olympics was held in order to provide Marines and Japanese f... More

Seiji Shoya, Club Iwakuni supervisor, performs a taste

Seiji Shoya, Club Iwakuni supervisor, performs a taste

Seiji Shoya, Club Iwakuni supervisor, performs a taste test at Club Iwakuni at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 27, 2013. Shoya has been working at Club Iwakuni for 32 years and is capable of doing... More

A Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 F/A-18C Hornet

A Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 F/A-18C Hornet

A Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 F/A-18C Hornet takes off from Marine Corps Base Hawaii, August 21, 2014. This was the last training flight for the squadron, nicknamed the “Werewolves,” during their unit le... More

Lt. Col. James Whiteker, Marine Wing Support Squadron

Lt. Col. James Whiteker, Marine Wing Support Squadron

Lt. Col. James Whiteker, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 commanding officer, expresses his appreciation for Cpl. Tyler L. Saffore, a bulk fuel specialist with MWSS-171, after presenting him with the Bulk Fuel ... More

Air Force One lands at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,

Air Force One lands at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,

Air Force One lands at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 27, 2016. President Barack Obama visited MCAS Iwakuni and spoke with service members and their families after the Ise-Shima Group of Seven Sum... More

The old Air Traffic Control tower sits dormant as the

The old Air Traffic Control tower sits dormant as the

The old Air Traffic Control tower sits dormant as the new Air Traffic Control tower is utilized on Marine Air Corps Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 6, 2016. The old Air Traffic Control tower is scheduled to be dem... More

Five U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes with Carrier

Five U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes with Carrier

Five U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron fly in a “V” formation prior to landing at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 2, 2017. VAW-125 arrived at MCAS Iwaku... More

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. David Hall, an F/A-18D pilot

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. David Hall, an F/A-18D pilot

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. David Hall, an F/A-18D pilot with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242, explains how an F/A-18 flight simulator works to local Japanese media during a media event at Mar... More

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, discover a potential improvised explosive device while on a security patrol during exercis... More

Service members with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force

Service members with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force

Service members with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) 2nd Air Defense Missile Group, set up the MIM-104 Patriot missile system during Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) deployment training at Marine ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Angela Cardone, right,

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Angela Cardone, right,

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Angela Cardone, right, a military working dog handler, and Lance Cpl. Brady Benjamin, a military police officer, both with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, conduct training a... More

Members from the Yamaguchi and Iwakuni Japanese-American

Members from the Yamaguchi and Iwakuni Japanese-American

Members from the Yamaguchi and Iwakuni Japanese-American Societies participate in a dedication ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 19, 2018. The Yamaguchi Japan-America Society donated the... More

A Japanese local throws a bowling ball at the Strike

A Japanese local throws a bowling ball at the Strike

A Japanese local throws a bowling ball at the Strike Zone bowling alley on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 7, 2019. Marine Corps Community Services, Single Marine Program, invited Japanese nationa... More

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

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

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard Fuerst, left, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, and Sgt. Maj. Joseph Gregory, sergeant major of MCAS Iwakuni, stand at attention during a retirement c... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle Buffington, military working

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle Buffington, military working

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle Buffington, military working dog handlers, from marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni conducts aggression training aboard MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, March 4, 2020. Regularly scheduled tr... More

U.S. Marines with Marine Air Traffic Control Detachment

U.S. Marines with Marine Air Traffic Control Detachment

U.S. Marines with Marine Air Traffic Control Detachment B (MATCD-B), Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS) 4, set up an antenna during a training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Oct... More

Sgt. Travis W. Patton, a meteorology oceanography analyst

Sgt. Travis W. Patton, a meteorology oceanography analyst

Sgt. Travis W. Patton, a meteorology oceanography analyst forecaster, receives final directions from Staff Sgt. Michael E. Fitch, a meteorology oceanography analyst forecaster, before releasing a weather balloo... More

Jazmin Johnson, 6, Matthew C. Perry elementary

Jazmin Johnson, 6, Matthew C. Perry elementary

Jazmin Johnson, 6, Matthew C. Perry elementary kindergartener, poses for a photo during the first Mini Marine Corps ball at the club Iwakuni ballroom here Oct. 27. Approximately 140 mini warriors, ages 5 – 12, ... More

Two MV-22B Ospreys taxi down the runway at Wing One

Two MV-22B Ospreys taxi down the runway at Wing One

Two MV-22B Ospreys taxi down the runway at Wing One Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 8 in preparation for exercise Cobra Gold 2013. CG13 is designed to advance regional se... More

U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Christopher S. Owens, left, shakes

U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Christopher S. Owens, left, shakes

U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Christopher S. Owens, left, shakes hands with Royal Thai Air Force Group Capt. Narong Intachat Feb. 10 during a visit to Wing One Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of ... More

Chris Thomas and Kathy Vargas, Sweat With Your Sweetheart

Chris Thomas and Kathy Vargas, Sweat With Your Sweetheart

Chris Thomas and Kathy Vargas, Sweat With Your Sweetheart participants, stretch during the yoga portion of the Sweat With Your Sweetheart workout at the IronWorks Gym here, Feb. 13, 2013. Aerobics instructors f... More

Members of the Endangered Species Motorcycle Club pose

Members of the Endangered Species Motorcycle Club pose

Members of the Endangered Species Motorcycle Club pose by the gift box during the third-annual Toy Drive and Motorcycle Rally at the Marine Thrift shop Nov. 22, 2015, at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.... More

The American Red Cross Society and Japanese Red Cross

The American Red Cross Society and Japanese Red Cross

The American Red Cross Society and Japanese Red Cross Society held a blood drive at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 7, 2017. The drive ended with a total of 59 donors, 18 more than the previous d... More

U.S. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311

U.S. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311

U.S. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 prepare for the AV-8B Harriers to take off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 26, 2017. Max Thunder serves as an oppor... More

A boy rests in his mother’s embrace while ducking below

A boy rests in his mother’s embrace while ducking below

A boy rests in his mother’s embrace while ducking below a decoration at the Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 haunted house fundraising event at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 30, 2017. The... More

The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Glenn

The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Glenn

The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Glenn M. Walters speaks with Marines stationed on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni with Air Traffic Control, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Japa... More

U.S. Army MH-60 Black Hawks with the 160th Special

U.S. Army MH-60 Black Hawks with the 160th Special

U.S. Army MH-60 Black Hawks with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) arrive to conduct night air-to-air refueling with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 during unit-level tr... More

Peter Tan, former president of the Filipino-American

Peter Tan, former president of the Filipino-American

Peter Tan, former president of the Filipino-American Association (Fil-Am) of Iwakuni, gives a speech at the 21st Annual Pistahan at Pasko sa Nayon at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 9, 2017. Over ... More

U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets with Strike Fighter

U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets with Strike Fighter

U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 arrive at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, March 28, 2018. VFA-102 and VFA-27 relocated from Naval Air Facility Atsugi (NAFA... More

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

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

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard F. Fuerst, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, right, awards Arthur Navarro, the fuels inventory manager with Station Fuels, a challenge coin at MCAS Iwaku... More

Japanese guests view various U.S. and Japanese static

Japanese guests view various U.S. and Japanese static

Japanese guests view various U.S. and Japanese static display aircraft during the 42nd Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 5, 2018. Si... More

Vendors display fish during a wholesale market in Iwakuni

Vendors display fish during a wholesale market in Iwakuni

Vendors display fish during a wholesale market in Iwakuni City, Japan, May 19, 2018. Station residents visited the market in order to learn what was available to buy and to advertise it to MCAS residents. (U.S.... More

Local Japanese athletes participate in a bicycle race

Local Japanese athletes participate in a bicycle race

Local Japanese athletes participate in a bicycle race during the 2018 Special Olympics at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 14, 2018. The Special Olympics was held in order to provide an oppo... More

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni and local Japanese

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni and local Japanese

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni and local Japanese residents attend a cooking class during the 8th Annual Culture Day at Tsuzu Elementary School in Tsuzu Town, Japan, Dec. 1, 2018. Families and service... More

Mikie Watanabe, a cultural adaptation specialist with

Mikie Watanabe, a cultural adaptation specialist with

Mikie Watanabe, a cultural adaptation specialist with the Cultural Adaptation Program, at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, poses for a photo at the Peace Park in Hiroshima, Japan, April 26, 2019. Watanabe coor... More

Miwa Harada, left, an interpreter with Iwakuni Police

Miwa Harada, left, an interpreter with Iwakuni Police

Miwa Harada, left, an interpreter with Iwakuni Police Department (IPD), translates for Shinichiro Kaneshige, chief of traffic section with IPD, during a Status of Forces Agreement driving course at the Iwakuni ... More

Cpl. Nathan Zimmerman looks out the rear of an MV-22B

Cpl. Nathan Zimmerman looks out the rear of an MV-22B

Cpl. Nathan Zimmerman looks out the rear of an MV-22B Osprey while he is flown to a live fire exercise on ranges in Nam Phong, Kingdom of Thailand during exercise Cobra Gold 2014, Feb. 11. CG 14 is a multinatio... More

Thai children explore the inside of an MV-22B that

Thai children explore the inside of an MV-22B that

Thai children explore the inside of an MV-22B that is part of the static display for a community relations event aboard Wing One Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 20 during... More

Marine Corps Community Services hosted the 2014 Summer

Marine Corps Community Services hosted the 2014 Summer

Marine Corps Community Services hosted the 2014 Summer Music Festival at Penny Lake fields aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 6. Attractions ranged from free food, live performances, a kid’s ... More

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's 102nd Central

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's 102nd Central

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's 102nd Central Nuclear Biological Chemical Weapon Defense Unit, Marine Aircraft Group 12, and the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Fire Station collaborated to conduct inter... More

US Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron

US Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron

US Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit load cargo aboard MV-22 Ospreys at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 18, 2016 ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Russell A. Sanborn, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Russell A. Sanborn, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Russell A. Sanborn, commanding general of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), answers questions from Japanese media during the welcoming ceremony of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA)... More

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Russell A. Sanborn, left,

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Russell A. Sanborn, left,

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Russell A. Sanborn, left, the commanding general of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, places a Legion of Merit medal on U.S. Marine Corps Col. Daniel Shipley,... More

Ethan Cecil, a tight end and defensive end with the

Ethan Cecil, a tight end and defensive end with the

Ethan Cecil, a tight end and defensive end with the with the Matthew C. Perry “Samurai” football team, runs the ball against the Kinnick High School “Red Devils” during a football game at Marine Corps Air Stati... 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, speaks to U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 30, 2017. Ambassador Hager... More

Students from Matthew C. Perry Elementary and Iwakuni

Students from Matthew C. Perry Elementary and Iwakuni

Students from Matthew C. Perry Elementary and Iwakuni Elementary present guests with thank-you gifts during a mikan presentation Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 19, 2018. Local farmers presented t... More

A student at Tsuzu Elementary School squeezes frosting

A student at Tsuzu Elementary School squeezes frosting

A student at Tsuzu Elementary School squeezes frosting on to a cupcake during the 13th Community Cultural Exchange at Iwakuni City, Japan, May 26, 2018. The Cultural Adaptation Program hosted the community cult... More

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 flies during a level III flight demonstration for the 43rd Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine Corps Air Sta... More

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