Iwakuni, home to the U.S. Marine Corps base, is a small castle city with a population of 130,000. The city is known for scenic Kintaikyo Bridge and majestic Iwakuni Castle located on the top of a mountain. World Heritage sites, Hiroshima and Miyajima are only within an-hour drive from the base, as well.
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Edward York II, an expeditionary firefighter and rescue specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, is presented with a letter of appreciation from the Iwakuni Regional Firefighting Organization in Iwakuni City, Japan, July 9, 2020.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Lance Lewis, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni and Marines and sailors from Marine Corps Station Iwakuni attended the 63rd Iwakuni Matsuri Festival in Iwakuni City, Japan, Oct. 20, 2019.