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While Japanese nationals can visit MCAS Iwakuni during the popular, annual Friendship Day air show — one of the largest in the Pacific — most of installation is off limits. The recent tour provided local families are rare look at the base.



Marine Corps veteran suits up for 7,000-mile hike across the country

Cross-country is a chance to spread the word of veterans' organizations across the country while also raising awareness about mental health, veteran suicide prevention and post-traumatic stress disorder.


All-minimum scores won’t cut it for new Marine fitness tests

Marines will need to start preparing for more challenging fitness tests after the Corps announced changes to its physical fitness and combat fitness tests beginning this month.

Charges dismissed against Okinawa-based Marine accused of sexual assault

Sgt. Morgan Bergdahl was scheduled to appear for the start of court-martial proceedings on four counts of sexual assault and four of abusive sexual contact. A dismissal without prejudice means the charges against Bergdahl could be refiled later.


Officials identify Marine killed in possible hit-and-run in San Diego's Midway District

The man who was killed in a possible hit-and-run crash in San Diego on Saturday was identified as a Marine who had enlisted only months ago, officials said Monday.


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