Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

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 June 24...

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Daniel Shipley, left, former Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 commanding officer, and U.S. Marine Corps Col. Mark Palmer, right, MAG-12 commanding officer, pay their respects to colors during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 23, 2017. After two years of dedicated service to MAG-12, Shipley was relieved of his duties by Palmer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)

MAG-12 changes command

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- U.S. Marines, sailors and guests witnessed the passing of the colors from U.S. Marine...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego

VMGR-152 conducts hot refuel test

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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Flores, a crew master with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152, connects a fuel line...

A Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II hovers before a vertical landing at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 13, 2017. (JACOB FARBO/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

‘Pivot’ to Asia will remain a priority for US military, experts say

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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military is pushing ahead with a rebalance of military forces to the Pacific first signaled by...

Sgt. Paul McMahon

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Questions, concerns discussed in town hall meeting

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI -- Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents attended the commanding officer’s town hall at the...

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents and local Japanese volunteers participate in a Cultural Adaptation Program rice-planting event in Iwakuni City, Japan, June 10, 2017. The event is held annually in June, after the rice seeds that were sown during April and May are grown and ready to be planted. Station residents have been participating in the event for more than 10 years. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez)

Station residents plant rice with Japanese locals

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IWAKUNI CITY, Japan -- Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s Cultural Adaptation Program visited Tenno Elementary School to plant rice...

U.S. Marines use foam rollers to help stretch their muscles during a Fitness Road Show at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 14, 2017. Instructors with Force Fitness Division from Quantico, Va. visited MCAS Iwakuni as part of the road show to critique force-fitness instructors’ coaching and course and to answer any questions the teachers and students had. Force Fitness Instruction is a course intended to help Marines improve their fitness. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera)

Healthy minds make healthy Marines

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Instructors with the Force Fitness Division from Quantico, Virginia visited Marine Corps...

Garrett Macias

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