Apr 17, 2013
Stars and Stripes
DOD budget woes force Iwakuni to cancel annual Friendship Day celebration
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni's popular open-base event known as Friendship Day has been canceled this year due to sequestration.
Small Aircraft Pull Their Weight For USMC
Like "Rudy" Ruettiger of the 1975 Notre Dame football team, the Marine Corps UC-12W aircraft is respected among large tactical aircraft in current theaters of war, despite its smaller-than-average stature.
The Japan Times
Another 12 Ospreys headed to Japan in July, bound for Futenma
Hybrid transport: Three Osprey MV-22 transport aircraft depart U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture on March 8. Japan and the United States are arranging to ship a second batch of 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft in July, likely to a Marine Corps base in the Chugoku region before their deployment in Okinawa, sources close to ... (more)