MCAS Iwakuni, VMFA (AW)-242, F/A-18D


MCAS Iwakuni, VMFA (AW)-242, F/A-18D poster art.

This vintage style military aviation travel poster “MCAS Iwakuni, VMFA (AW)-242, F/A-18D” is dedicated to all the hard working men and women who serve or have served with Marine All- Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 and those who fly, maintain and support the F/A-18D Hornet.

Marine All- Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 (VMFA(AW)-242) is a United States Marine Corps squadron flying F/A-18D Hornets. The squadron, known as the “Bats”, is based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 12 (MAG-12) and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW).  Their mission is to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Commander by providing supporting arms coordination, conducting reconnaissance, and destroying surface targets and enemy aircraft day or night under all weather conditions during expeditionary, joint, or combined operations.  

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni or MCAS Iwakuni is a United States Marine Corps air station located in the Nishiki river delta, 1.3 NM (2.4 km; 1.5 mi) southeast of the Iwakuni Station in the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan.


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