PDS MCAS Iwakuni
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Unit Information Page™
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- Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 (MWSS-171)
- Marine Aircraft Group 12 (MAG 12)
- Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 (MALS-12)
- Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 (VMFA(AW)-242)
PDS MCAS Iwakuni: Welcome
MCAS Iwakuni is a mission-ready air station, capable of providing continuous base-operating support for tenant organizations and follow-on U.S. and allied forces during training, combat or contingency (HA/DR) operations throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, is situated approximately 600 miles southwest of Tokyo. It is located in the Nishiki River delta at Iwakuni City, where it lies at the eastern end of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the southern end of the main island of Japan. The city is backed by the mountains and fronted by the Seto Inland Sea, and its northern part adjoins Otake City in Hiroshima Prefecture. Running from east to west, the Nishiki River is vital to the over 150,000 residents and the large number of factories in the city.
MCAS Iwakuni is home to approximately half of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing that is headquartered on Okinawa, elements of the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, Fleet Air Wing 31 of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, and other units of JMSDF. At present the station has about 15,000 personnel, including Japanese national employees.
Information taken from https://www.mcasiwakuni.marines.mil/About/ on 6/4/2018.
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