Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Hit the road: Historic meeting of East, West in Japan

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The exotic look created by traditional Japanese homes shadowed by gothic-style cathedrals and a Dutch Trading Post with stone port...

Hey! Get off base and check out these events!

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Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated August...
Guests bustle around Kidzania (Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez)

Iwakuni kids experience life in the working world

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KOBE – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents visited the Kidzania theme park in Kobe July 26 as part of a Youth and Teen...

Orville Burrell, better known as “Shaggy,” a musical artist and Marine Corps veteran, dances on stage while performing a live concert at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 26, 2017. Shaggy sang a variety of his hit songs including “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me” and “Oh Carolina.” The concert was part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour that included three military installations across Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin Fisher)

Shaggy performs at MCAS Iwakuni

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Singer and Marine Corps veteran, Orville Burrell, better known as “Shaggy,” performed...

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Marines pose for a photo during their celebration of their accomplishment as the 2016 ARFF Unit of the Year and the 2016 United States Marine Corps Small Fire Department of the Year at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 1, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera)

ARFF recognized for best fire department

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron...

Sgt. Katie M. Yetter

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U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121’s seat shop, work on removing a canopy from an F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 4, 2017. The squadron’s seat shop Marines are responsible for egress systems and environmental controls and oxygen systems within the F-35B Lightning II. Ensuring proper operating systems within their area of operation keeps aircraft in the air and has the potential of saving pilots’ lives. (Photo by Cpl. Joseph Abrego)

VMFA-121’s seat shop embodies attention to detail

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Turning wrenches, checking operating systems, safety inspections and ensuring a last...

Lance Cpl. Jason Roos

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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jason Roos, a fixed-wing transport aircraft specialist, reads the naval aircrew creed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 26, 2017. Roos was originally a food service specialist with H&HS and volunteered to become a TA without any knowledge of aviation. After certifying, the Naval Aircrew Insignia was pinned onto his combat utilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera)

Marine spreads his wings

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Under the roaring of UC-12W Huron engines, were soft clicks of calculator buttons and...

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