MCAS Iwakuni hosts capabilities demonstration

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien Wright
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien Wright

MCAS Iwakuni hosts capabilities demonstration

by Cpl. Darien Wright
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

U.S. Marines and Sailors, along with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force members pose for a group photo following a brief for a capabilities demonstration at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 27, 2023. The demonstration included a U.S. Marine Corps UC-12W Huron assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters, MCAS Iwakuni; two F-35B Lightning IIs and a KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW); three U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets, an F/A-18F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, E-2 Hawkeye, and C-2 Greyhound assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Five; and one JMSDF US-2, EP-3, OP-3C, UP-3D, U-36A, and MCH-101 assigned to Fleet Air Wing 31, showcasing a high level of readiness and combined capability in support of the U.S. - Japan Alliance and a free and open Indo-Pacific. MCAS Iwakuni is uniquely qualified to enable the Joint Force, either by providing use of the station's collocated harbor and airfield, serving as a staging point for non-organic aircraft operations, or any number of other operational activities.




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