Video: MAG/MALS-12 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Video by Staff Sgt. Charles Poag
Distinguished visitors and station residents participate in the Marine Aircraft Group 12, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 ribbon cutting ceremony for the new MAG/MALS-12 compound aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 27, 2014. The ceremony was held to recognize the formal opening of the new compound, which includes new buildings, hangars and canopies to increase the operational readiness of Marines stationed at Iwakuni and those who visit on the Unit Deployment Program. The new compound was constructed on the north side of the base to place it further away from the local Iwaknui area, helping to reduce noise produced into the community. Guest speakers included Maj. Gen. Juan G. Ayala, commander of Marine Corps Installations Command, Brig. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, commanding general of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Col. Robert V. Boucher, commanding officer of MCAS Iwakuni and Col. Hunter H. Hobson, commanding officer of MAG-12. Available in high definition.