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25

Jun

2014

Retirement ceremony aboard MCAS Iwakuni honors IHA, MLC employees

Cpl. Benjamin Pryer, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Station residents and guests gathered at the Landing Zone inside Club Iwakuni aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 25, 2014, for a retirement ceremony recognizing the contributions of 33 Indirect Hire Agreement and Master Labor Contract Japanese employees. Col. Robert Boucher, MCAS Iwakuni commanding officer and guest speaker for




22

Apr

2014

Tips for summer PCS with success

Cpl. Brian A. Stevens, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Many Marines with families are slated to permanently change station in the upcoming summer months. Moving to and from an overseas duty station, such as Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, can be stressful and unfamiliar to even senior service members.  According to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandy Alvarez, director of the station Installation




21

Mar

2014

Women’s Leadership Symposium inspires younger generation

Lance Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Service members and station residents gathered inside the Club Iwakuni ballroom aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to celebrate women of character, courage and commitment during the 2014 Women’s Leadership Symposium March 21. The symposium was held in honor of Women’s History Month; a month dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary




16

Mar

2014

Station residents learn wilderness first aid

Lance Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Japan is riddled with mountains to hike, rivers to raft and places to explore for those with an adventurous itch for the outdoors, but with that itch comes responsibility. Outdoor recreation aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, hosted the American Red Cross’ Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course inside IronWorks Gym, March 15-16, for




03

Mar

2014

Dr. Seuss celebrated at M. C. Perry

Lance Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, once said, “The more that you read, the more that you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss is the author and illustrator of more than 40 children’s books, and schools across the Department of Defense Education Activity celebrated his birthday with Read Across DoDEA




23

Feb

2014

MCAS Iwakuni hosts swim competition for fun, relations

Lance Cpl. D. A. Walters, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Contestants leap forward at the sound of a horn. Immediately after, a large splash vibrates through the air and cheers from friends, parents and coaches is the only sound heard. A swim meet between the Iwakuni Tsunami Swim Club and the Fitness Ocean swim team of Iwakuni took place at IronWorks Gym aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan,




22

Feb

2014

Spouses make sushi, build camaraderie

Lance Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

The Marauders Spouse Club hosted a sushi making class for station residents, Feb. 22, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Keijiro Akiyama, owner of Akiyama Sushi, along with other Japanese volunteers, donated their time to teach spouses how to make Norimaki. Norimaki is a type of sushi consisting of rice, seafood and other foods




20

Feb

2014

U.S., Thai aircraft together in static display during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014

Cpl. James R. Smith, NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Kingdom of Thailand

Royal Thai Air Force members and U.S. service members welcomed Thai students and local media outlets for a community relations event aboard Wing One Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 20 during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014.  CG 14 is a joint, multinational exercise conducted annually in the Kingdom of Thailand aimed




19

Feb

2014

Bats' maintainers keep Hornets buzzing

Cpl. James R. Smith, NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Kingdom of Thailand

FA-18D Hornets continue to fly through the skies as Marines with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, constantly maintain aircraft aboard Wing One Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014.  CG 14




16

Feb

2014

Counter WMD training unites U.S., Thai Forces during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014

Cpl. James Smith, NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand

Service members from 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force united with Royal Thai Air Force and Royal Thai Navy during counter weapons of mass destruction training aboard Wing One Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 16 during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014. CG 14 is a joint, multinational exercise





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