VMFA-121 At Misawa Air Base

06/13/2018
Marine Aircraft Group 12 forces deployed several F-35B Lightning ll's for a regularly scheduled aviation training relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 9, 2018.  [maxgallery id="117631"] ATR's are designed to increase operational readiness and bilateral interoperability for both U.S. and Japanese forces.  AOMORI, JAPAN 05.22.2018 Photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia…

VMFA-121 Works Standard Ordinance Evolution

06/12/2018
Marines from the ordnance section of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, load inert explosives into an F-35B Lightning II as part of a regularly scheduled aircraft training relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2018.  [maxgallery id="117647"] ATR's are designed to…

F-35s at Friendship Day

05/09/2018
Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 perform a flight demonstration.  This aerial demonstration was conducted during the annual  Friendship Day air show at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan on May 5, 2018. The flight marked the first time an F-35B Lightning II  conducted an aerial demonstration in the Pacific region. IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 05.05.2018…

MCAS Iwakuni Hosts Friendship Day, 2018

05/08/2018
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, hosts the 42nd Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day, at MCAS Iwakuni May 5, 2018.  Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has held a single-day air show designed to foster positive relationships and offer an exciting experience that displays the communal support between…

Exercise Active Shield: US and Japanese Forces Train to Protect Iwakuni  

12/12/2017
12/12/2017: Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers jumped into action to keep the air station safe during exercise Active Shield. Marine Cpl. Emily Kirk trailed the group to see how they keep the air station safe. IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 10.25.2017 Video by Cpl. Emily Kirk American Forces Network Iwakuni, Japan

F-35B at Iwakuni

12/05/2017
F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 depart Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 20, 2017. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 10.20.2017 Video by Staff Sgt. William Faffler Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni  

ADF Training Exercise with Philippine Marine Corps

11/28/2017
11/28/2017: The recent visit to the Philippines, by two ships of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group has significantly reinforced the strong defence relationship between Australia and the Philippines. The Task Group later sailed to Subic Bay for a four day visit, where both ships received over several hundred visitors eager to…

Remaining VMFA-121 F-35Bs Arrive in Japan

11/21/2017
11/21/17: U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 lands at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 15, 2017. The remaining aircraft represent the last installment of F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to VMFA-121. The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which…