MCAS Iwakuni

Location
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni is located in the Nishiki river delta in the city of Yamaguchi Japan.  MCAS Iwakuni is located 300 miles West of Osaka and 30 miles from Hiroshima.The base operator’s phone number is 011-81-827-21-4171 or 011-81-827-79-1110.

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Mission

To provide support to U.S. and Allied interests safely, effectively, and efficiently through a unified effort. Major commands on the installation are Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, CLC-36, 11th Dental Company Detachment, Branch Medical Clinic, MAG-12, MALS-12, VMFA-AW 242 and MWSS 171.

History

Naval Air Station, Iwakuni was commissioned July 8, 1940. When World War II started, the air station was used as a training and defense base. After the end of World War II, various military forces from the United States, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand occupied the base, and it was designated a Royal Australian Air Force Base in 1948. The U.S. Air Force took command of the station April 1, 1952. The U.S. Navy took over the station on October 1, 1954. NAS Iwakuni was greatly enlarged in July 1956 when the First Marine Aircraft Wing moved its headquarters here from Korea. The station, which is approximately 1400 acres, was officially designated as USMC Air Station Iwakuni in 1962. Its mission includes support of operations, maintenance and supply of tenant units and ships calling here. Tenant units stationed here include units of the 1st MAW and 3rd FSSG, headquartered on Okinawa, as well as Fleet Air Wing 31 and other units of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). At present, the station has about 10,000 personnel, including Japanese national employees.

Population Served

MCAS Iwakuni population consists of Marine, Navy and a few Army and Air Force military personnel, DoD civilians, Contract workers, their families, and Japanese MLC and IHC employees, along with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces. Served-4,747; Active Duty Officers-243; Active Duty Enlisted-2,425; Family Members-1,854; Retirees-78; Civilian Employees-225; Japanese Employees-4,911.

Base Transportation

The installation does have a free base shuttle service that runs every 30 minutes.  The hours for the service is Monday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday and Holidays 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. If you need to contact the Base Shuttle Bus Office dial 253-3944.

Sponsorship

All overseas accompanied personnel and unaccompanied E6 and above will be assigned a sponsor.  All other personnel will be assigned a sponsor upon request. Inbound personnel will be assigned a sponsor through the respective Unit Sponsor Coordinator. Accompanied service members must have their area clearance done before the unit Sponsor Coordinator assigns a sponsor.

If you are arriving on a commercial flight through Narita, Osaka or Hiroshima airports, please inform your sponsor so that he/she can arrange transportation from the airport to the base.

Temporary Quarters

Service members E-5 and below arriving under unaccompanied PCS orders, temporary lodging will be arranged for you at the Joint Reception Center located in building 203 until you have attended the required briefs. E-6 and above under unaccompanied PCS orders, you or your sponsor should make arrangements with Bachelor Housing for your permanent room. All service members and DoD civilians under accompanied PCS orders will check into the Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) at Monzen Lodge, Building 444.  You or your sponsor should contact TLF to make reservations as soon as possible.

Relocation Assistance

The Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) is a mission essential program that supports Marines and their families during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move. It reduces the stress related to frequent relocations, which is an inherent part of the mobile military lifestyle. RAP services are structured to make the relocation process as smooth as possible.

During your transition to MCAS, Iwakuni, The Relocation Assistance Office can help you with Welcome Aboard Package Request, Sponsorship requests, Information and Referral, Lending Locker Services, Cultural Adaptation tours and classes, Welcome Aboard Indoctrination, Sponsorship Training and PCS move workshop.

Critical Installation Information

It is advisable that you purchase approximately 30,000 yen (about .76 yen to the dollar) per person before you travel to Iwakuni. This is to cover unforeseen or emergency costs during your travel.

Contact Information

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ)/Bachelor Officer Quarters (BOQ)
Zip 740 – 0025
MCAS Iwakuni, Misumi-cho, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Building # 606, Kintai Inn
Japan 96310-0029

Kintai Inn, Building 606
PSC 561 Box 1867
FPO, AP 96310-0029

Phone 011-81-827-79-3181/5409
Phone (DSN) 315-253-3181/5409
Fax 011-81-827-79-6655
Fax (DSN) 315-253-6655

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
TRICARE
Building 111
PSC 561 Box 1877
FPO, AP, Japan 96310-0029

Branch Medical Clinic Building
PSC 561 Box 1977
FPO, AP 96310

Phone 011-81-827-79-3126
Phone (DSN) 315-253-3126
Fax 011-81-82-779-6730

Chapels
Religious Services
Building 1100
PSC 561 Box 1879
FPO, AP, Japan 96310

Marine Memorial Chapel, Building 1100
FPO, AP 96310-0029

Phone 011-81-827-79-3371
Phone (DSN) 315-253-3371

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Station Judge Advocate (SJA)
Building 608
PSC 561 Box 1895
FPO, AP, Japan 96310

Building 608
PSC 561 Box 211
FPO, AP 96310

Phone 011-81-827-79-5591
Phone (DSN) 315-253-5591
Fax 011-81-827-79-5275
Fax (DSN) 315-253-5275

Civilian Personnel Office
Career Resource Management Center
5th Avenue
Building 411, Room 201
PSC 561 Box 1863
FPO, AP, Japan 96310-0029

PSC 561 Box 1863
Building 411, Room 201
FPO, AP 96310-0009

Phone 011-81-827-79-5762
Phone (DSN) 315-253-5762
Fax 011-81-827-79-4149
Fax (DSN) 315-253-4149

EFMP – Enrollment
EFMP / Enrollment
Building 411, Room 108
PSC 561 Box 1863
FPO, AP, 96310-0029

Marine Corps Community Services
Marine & Family Services/EFMP
PSC 561 Box 1863
FPO, AP 96310-0029

Phone 011-81-827-79-5601
Phone (DSN) 315-253-5601
Fax 011-81-827-79-6219
Fax (DSN) 315-253-6219

Intervention Services (EDIS)
Educational Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)
Building 555
PSC 561 Box 1877
FPO, AP, Japan 96310-0029

PSC 561, Box 1877
Branch Health Clinic
Attn: EDIS
FPO, AP 96350-1600

Phone 011-81-46-816-4562
Phone (DSN) 315-243-4562

Emergency Relief Services
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Building 1100, Rm 148
PSC 561 Box 870
FPO, AP, Japan 96310-0870

Chapel Buidling 1100
PSC 561 Box 121
FPO, AP 96310

Phone 011-81-827-79-5311
Phone (DSN) 315-253-5311
Fax 011-81-827-79-4099
Fax (DSN) 315-253-4099

Family Advocacy Program
Family Advocacy/Behavioral Health
5th Avenue
Building 411, Room 219
PSC 561 Box 1863
FPO, AP, Japan 96310-0029

Building 411
PSC 561 Box 1863
FPO, AP 96310-0029

Phone 011-81-827-79-5963
Phone (DSN) 315-253-5963
Fax 011-81-827-79-6626
Fax (DSN) 315-253-6626

Legal Services/JAG
Station Judge Advocate (SJA)
Building 608
PSC 561 Box 1895
FPO, AP, Japan 96310

Building 608
PSC 561 Box 211
FPO, AP 96310

Phone 011-81-827-79-5591
Phone (DSN) 315-253-5591
Fax 011-81-827-79-5275
Fax (DSN) 315-253-5275

Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Assistance Program
5th Avenue
Building 411, Room 101
PSC 561 Box 1863
MCAS Iwakuni, Japan 96310-0029

Building 411, Room 101
PSC 561 Box 1863
FPO, AP 96310-0009

Phone 011-81-827-79-3311
Phone (DSN) 315-253-3311
Fax 011-81-827-79-4149
Fax (DSN) 315-253-4149

Temporary Lodging/Billeting
Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF)
Building 444
PSC 561 Box 1866
FPO, AP, Japan 96310

PSC 561 Box 1867
FPO, AP 96310

Phone 011-81-827-79-3221
Phone (DSN) 315-253-3221
Fax 011-81-827-79-4861
Fax (DSN) 315-253-4861

Victim Advocate Services
Family Advocacy/Behavioral Health
5th Avenue
Building 411, Room 219
PSC 561 Box 1863
FPO, AP, Japan 96310-0029

Building 411
PSC 561 Box 1863
FPO, AP 96310-0029

Phone 011-81-827-79-5963
Phone (DSN) 315-253-5963
Fax 011-81-827-79-6626
Fax (DSN) 315-253-6626

Welcome/Visitors Center
Joint Reception Center (JRC)
Building 335
Japan 96310-0029

Building 335
PSC 561 Box 1862
FPO, AP 96310-0029

Phone 011-81-827-79-3365
Phone (DSN) 315-253-3365

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC & WIC-O)
WIC Overseas
Building 411, Room 219
PSC 561 Box 1863
FPO, AP, Japan 96310-0029

Building 411, Room 227
PSC 561 Box 860
FPO, AP 96310

Phone 011-81-827-79-4928
Phone (DSN) 315-253-4928
Fax 011-81-827-79-5963
Fax (DSN) 315-253-5963