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U.S. military to begin transfer of 30 attack aircraft to Iwakuani from Atsugi AB

  • November 27, 2017
  • , TV Asahi
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TV Asahi reported online that the U.S. military will begin today the transfer of a total of 30 carrier-borne airplanes from Atsugi AB to MCAS Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture. According to the network, the planes include the FA-18 Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler. The network said the defense bureau in the Chugoku/Shikoku region informed Yamaguchi Prefecture and Iwakuni City on Sunday, saying that the transfer is part of the measures to reduce noise pollution near Atsugi. Iwakuni Mayor Fukuda was quoted as saying: “We will endeavor to assess the noise and operations more than ever.”

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