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Archive: May, 2018

Yamaguchi Track Association hosts US-Japan friendship softball tournament - U.S. service members and Japanese residents shake hands during a U.S.-Japan friendship softball tournament in Iwakuni City, Japan, May 20, 2018. The tournament was hosted by the Yamaguchi Track Association to strengthen the relationship between Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents and Japanese residents. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg)

Iwakuni volunteers visit Josho Hoikuen preschool - U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Francisco Casanova, an aviation operations specialist with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242, sits with students from Josho Hoikuen preschool in Iwakuni City, Japan, May 15, 2018. Volunteers taught basic English, sang and played games with children. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg)

Japanese civilian creates site with potential to save millions of dollars - U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Justin Ito, left, the officer in charge of the Pacific area of regard Site Activation Task Force stationed at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, speaks about Katsuji Tahara, an information technology specialist with the communication and information systems department for Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, April 11, 2018. Tahara was presented with a letter of appreciation for his creation of a SharePoint site that stores information from audits that are performed on contracts for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Lance Cpl. Andrew Jones) (Portions of this image were obscured for security reasons)

42th annual Friendship Day continues making history on air station - Brig. Gen. Paul J. Rock Jr., Marine Corps Installations Pacific Commanding Officer, left, Col. Richard F, Fuerst, Marine Corps Air Station Commanding Officer, center, and Rear Admiral Yoshikazu Morita, Commander of Fleet Air Wing 31, pose for a photograph during the 42nd Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, 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 the U.S. and Japan. The air show also encompassed various U.S. and Japanese static display aircraft, aerial performances, food and entertainment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas)