Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Lance Cpl. Dean O. Barrett, from San Diego, Calif., attaches hoses to a tactical water purification system’s fuel pump Nov. 6, 2013, around a beach area on Tinian to provide Marines a potable water source during exercise Forager Fury II. Barrett is a water support technician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Antonio Rubio)

Marines establish self-sustaining water purification system

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS -- Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 assembled and operated a tactical water...

Bob Bullion, a free agent English conversationalist speaker, Vietnam veteran and retired gunnery sergeant, speaks during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony that took place in front of the Commissary aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 8, 2013. Several Vietnam War veterans were present during the event, and participated in cake cutting after the ceremony. (Photo by Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

50th anniversary of Vietnam War remembered during Veteran’s Day ceremony

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, commonly known as Nov. 11, 1918, marks...

U.S. Marine Corps, JMSDF, improve interoperability during training preparation

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- “We are so sad that the exercise got cancelled, but it was still good training,” said...

Importance of Marines' appearance

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IWAKUNI, Japan - From parachute pants and jumpsuits to skinny jeans and high-top shoes, fashion and style continues to change...

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, scare haunted house visitors as they pass through a hallway, Oct. 31, 2013. Thirty Marines and one spouse volunteered Halloween night to frighten their fellow Marines and Japanese guests. (Photo by Lance Cpl. D. A. Walters)

MWSS-171 puts the “boo” back in Halloween

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan --
With female voices in the background singing creepy lullabies, the repeated screams...

Lt. Col. Mike Carriero, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni S-1 and manpower director, cuts the cake after a retirement ceremony for local national employees at the Landing Zone inside Club Iwakuni, June 26, 2013. Eight local national employees received certificates for their commitment to service during the ceremony. (Photo by Pfc. D. A. Walters)

Local national employees retire with years of dedicated service to station

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- A retirement ceremony took place for eight local national employees inside the Landing...

Children from the Yahata Gakuen Children’s Home swim with Marines and sailors from Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 during a community relations event at the WaterWorks outdoor pool, June 30, 2013. The children whirled and splashed about in the pool with servicemembers to cool off from the activities that were played in the hot, humid weather earlier in the day. (Photo by Pfc. David A. Walters)

Children laugh, play, splash with Marines, sailors

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Children and staff from the Yahata Gakuen Children’s Home visited the air station to play, eat and swim with Marines and sailors...

Three arched bridges stand in front of the Rakan-ji Gohyakurakan, a shrine etched into the side of a mountain, located nearby the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, June 29, 2013. The shrine contains five hundred stone statues that where crafted in the 18th century. (Photos by Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

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In 1526, Kamiya Jutei, a Japanese merchant, discovered the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine....

Marines' Iwakuni station gets new commanding officer

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SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni got a new commanding officer Friday as Col. Robert Boucher took over...

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