Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Luke Peet and James Ward, both Heat the Streets duathletes, run across the finish line in front of the IronWorks Gym here, Dec. 2, 2012. Ninety Japanese and 32 station personnel participated in this year's duathlon. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

Station, Japanese residents Heat Streets during duathlon


Station residents and Japanese competed together in the 2012 Heat the Streets Duathlon here Dec. 2, 2012.

Takuya Miki won...

Peter Alfis, Murder Mystery Dinner actor playing the baseball player, reads clues about other murder suspects to the audience during the Murder Mystery Dinner held at the Single Marine Program Hornet’s Nest here Nov. 20, 2012. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Amy E. Douglas)

From Marine to murder suspect, an insider’s opinion of acting in murder mysteries


Murder Mystery Dinners are interactive guessing games in which the audience participates in solving a murder.

Until I was 16...

Col. James C. Stewart, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni commanding officer, watches as Naoyuki Fukuuchi, Osaka Regional Civil Aviation Bureau director general, signs a document during the Local Implementation Agreement Signature Ceremony, which took place inside a conference room inside Building One here, Nov. 27, 2012. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

Civil aviation returns to Iwakuni after 48 years


(OCAB), the Fukuoka District Meteorological Observatory (FDMO), the Chugoku Shikoku Defense Bureau (CSDB) and Marine Corps Air...

Petty Officer 1st Class Moise Willis stands proudly by the American Flag posted outside of USS Enterprise at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1986. This was Willis' second assignment in his enlisted career. He was attached to Strike Fighter Squadron 213 as an aviation medicine technician. (Photo by courtesy photo)

34 years of naval service


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Some servicemembers choose to take the officer’s route during their enlisted careers....

Moise Willis


Off-base drinking ban imposed for Okinawa service members


CAMP LESTER, Okinawa — Servicemembers on Okinawa have been banned from drinking alcohol anywhere off base and will be subject to...

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, volunteers stand in formation during the Kuragake Castle Festival in Kuga, Iwakuni City, Nov. 18, 2012. The festival began at the Kuga train station and paraded through the streets of town and ended at the town square. The parade ended with a reenactment of the final meeting for the Samurai before a famous 16th century battle. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Todd F. Michalek)

Samurai for a day, memories for a lifetime


One reason Marines may come to Japan is to experience culture and explore its vast history. For some, they do this by visiting...

Buddhist monks perform part of a ritual for the Hiwatari Shinji, or firewalking ceremony, which took place inside the Daisho-in, a historical Japanese temple, on Miyajima Nov. 15, 2012. After the haze clears, the monks then pass out sticks of wood with prayers written by those attending inscribed on them. Handfuls of prayer sticks are thrown into the blaze, releasing the wishes of the pilgrims and granting good luck. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

Fire-walking ceremony lights up Miyajima Daisho-in


A pyre burns in the center of the temple courtyard. Its flames seem to gleam and dance with life as its smoking tendrils grasp...

Family and friends watch the tree lighting during the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Cherry Blossom Triangle, located next to the Commissary, here Nov. 24, 2012. (Photo by Jong Park)

Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony brightens MCAS Iwakuni


Each year, the station hosts a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Cherry Blossom Triangle, located next to the commissary. This year...


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