Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

USMC F/A-18 Pilot who Ejected Off the Coast of Japan last December was Alive for 10 Hours

USMC F/A-18 Pilot who Ejected Off the Coast of Japan last December was Alive for 10 Hours

Capt. Jahmar Resilard, 28, was wearing a Garmin Fenix 3 smartwatch and it showed that his heart was beating until… Read More

4 years ago

Bird strike causes more than $2 million in damages to USMC F-35B

Initial assessments indicated the bird strike caused the F-35B more than $2 million in damages, making it a Class A… Read More

5 years ago

VMA-311 AV-8B HARRIERs DEPARTURE FROM MCAS IWAKUNI MARKS THE END OF AN ERA FOR MARINE CORPS AVIATION

VMA-311 AV-8B Harriers departure from MCAS Iwakuni represents the end of an era for Marine Corps aviation On May 31,… Read More

7 years ago

VMFA-121 CONDUCTS FIRST EVER AVIATION DELIVERED GROUND REFUELING WITH THE F-35

The ADGR offers to VMFA-121 F-35s the ability to refuel by C-130 aircraft in austere locations when other resources aren’t… Read More

7 years ago

USMC F-35Bs HAVE PERFORMED SIMULATED BOMBING RUNS IN SOUTH KOREA

Iwakuni's F-35Bs would be among the first assets to be deployed to Korea in case of a contingency on the… Read More

7 years ago

USMC AH-1Zs AND UH-1Ys IN JAPAN SET NEW DISTANCE RECORD WITH NEW AUXILIARY FUEL TANKS

Thanks to the fuel tanks, that resemble torpedoes and are attached below both sides of the chopper bays, the helicopters demonstrated a… Read More

7 years ago

KADENA’S KC-135 STRATOTANKERS REFUEL USMC F-35Bs FOR THE FIRST TIME

Stratotankers have provided the core aerial refueling capability for the USAF for nearly 60 years and have empowered fighter aircraft… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. NAVY E-2D ADVANCED HAWKEYE AIRBORNE COMMAND AND CONTROL AIRCRAFT HAVE ARRIVED IN JAPAN

The E-2D is the most advanced Airborne Command and Control platform that the U.S. has in its inventory U.S. Navy… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. MARINE CORPS F-35B LIGHTNING II STEALTH FIGHTERS HAVE ARRIVED IN JAPAN

VMFA-121 F-35B Lighting II aircraft will replace the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II aircraft currently based at the air… Read More

7 years ago

F-35Bs FROM USMC VMFA-121 ARE THE FIRST EVER U.S. LIGHTNING IIs TO RELOCATE TO JAPAN

USMC VMFA-121 F-35Bs relocate to Japan Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, an F-35B squadron with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing,… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. NAVY DEPLOYS E-2D ADVANCED HAWKEYE AEW&C AIRCRAFT IN JAPAN AMID GROWING TENSIONS WITH CHINA

US Navy deploys E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to Japan The U.S. Navy has decided to relocate Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125… Read More

7 years ago

HAVE USMC AV-8B HARRIER JUMP JETS DEPLOYED TO CHITOSE AIR BASE FOR THE LAST TIME?

The last time USMC AV-8B Harrier jump jets visit Chitose Air Base? As reported by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego in… Read More

7 years ago