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5. MC / MCAS Iwakuni-Japan

Last modified: 31 Mar 2021, submitted by: Captain Scarlet
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Country: United States    Region: Overseas

Locale: Japan

Latitude: 18° 27' 50" N     Longitude: -68° 56' 0" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

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Joint US Forces Japan http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Seal_of_United_States_Forces_Japan.png
Combined Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force and US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni http://www.marines.mil/unit/mcasiwakuni/Pages/default.aspx which currently is home to appx 5,000 US Marines (incl family members). The base is detailed for Marine pilot training and air patrols.


Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force
- Fleet Air WIng 31
-- Air Recon Sq 81 (EP-3, OP-3C)
-- Air Training Support Sq 91 (UP-3D, U-36A)
-- Maintenance and Supply Sq 31
-- Drone Maintenance Sq
-- Mine Countermeasures Helicopter Sq 111 (MCH-101)
-- Air Station Iwakuni base ops

USMC
- Iwakuni staff support
- Marine Aircraft Grp (MAG) 12 contains the rotary and fixed wing aircraft assets and conducts anti-air warfare and offensive air support ops supporting Fleet Marine Forces with 4 squadrons: VMFA(AW)-242 with F/A-18D Hornet; VMFA-121 the only deployed Marine F-35B Lightning II squadron; VMGR-152 with KC-130J Super Hercules and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 (MALS-12) providing log support, guidance and direction.
-- Marine Wing Suppt Sq 171 (MWSS-171) provides essential Aviation Ground Support to the Station
-- Hq and Headquarters Sq (H&HS) provides admin suppt and conducts training in general military skills for the Station
-- Combat Logistics Company 36 (CLC-36) Provides logistic support to MWSS-171 and MAG 12.
- Marine Corps Security Force Regiment / Fleet Antiterror Security Team (FAST) Pacific company

USN
- Carrier Air Wing 5 with 7 sqadrons: AEW Sq 125 Tiger Tails (E-2D Hawkeye); Electronic Attack Sq 141 Shadowhawks (Boeing EA-18G Growler); Strike Sq 115 Eagles (F/A-18E Super Hornet); Strike Sq 27 Royal Maces (F/A-18E Super Hornet); Strike Sq 102 Diamondbacks (F/A-18F Super Hornet); Strike Sq 195 Dambusters (F/A-18E Super Hornet); Fleet Logistics Support Sq 30 Detachment 5 Providers (C-2A Greyhound)
Branch Health Clinic Iwakuni
Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment Iwakuni

USAF
- 374th Airlift Wing 374th Communications Sq providing comms support


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Jerry Miller, mill1034@aol.com | 24. June 2017 06:13

Elecronics Field Engineer

I was stationed at NavRadSta Isabela from 1972 to 1974. I have been by the site a few times and on my last visit I see the barracks and the club have been torn down and there is now a USAF posted on the generator building. I was looking for some pictures and info on the site. In the message above I remember Mr Booth when RCA took it over from us in 1974.

John Booth, expat4evr1@gmail.com | 05. April 2017 00:42

EIC

I WOULD LIKE ANY INFO OR PICS OF THE SITE AT ISABELA DURING 1965 - 1975.

My fathjer was USN and stationed there in the 1960's then in 1974 he was hired back for RCA or Colins? He was ETCM Russell Booth.

Thank You.


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