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Second tranche of carrier-borne airplane transfer to Iwakuni completed

Monday’s Tokyo Shimbun wrote that the Defense Ministry has informed the Iwakuni municipal government that the relocation of some 30 carrier-borne aircraft, including FA-18s, from NAF Atsugi to MCAS Iwakuni was completed on Dec. 1. The daily said the latest transfer, which began on Nov. 28, was the second of its kind, noting that a total of 61 U.S. military planes will have been moved to the Marine base from Atsugi by next May.   

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