Last update : Mar.22, 2017
MAG-12 / MCAS Iwakuni
Unit Deployment Program
FA-18 Hornet from VMFA(AW), VMFA, and VFA
Relieves March and September
(Mar.1992-Present)

 DeploymentSquadronAircraftRemarks
 Mar.1992-Sep.1992VMFA(AW)-121VK FA-18Darrived Mar. 17
transferred all FA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-242
 Sep.1992-Mar.1993VMFA(AW)-242DT FA-18Dreceived all FA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-121
departed Mar.
 Mar.1993-Sep.1993VMFA(AW)-225CE FA-18Darrived Mar. 3
transferred all FA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-121
 Sep.1993-Mar.1994VMFA(AW)-121VK FA-18Dreceived all FA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-225
departed Mar. 7
 Mar.1994-Sep.1994VMFA(AW)-242DT FA-18Darrived Mar. 5
transferred all FA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-225
 Sep.1994-Mar.1995VMFA(AW)-225CE FA-18Dreceived All FA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-242
departed Mar. 11
 Mar.1995-Sep.1995VMFA(AW)-121VK FA-18Darrived Mar. 8
transferred all FA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-242
 Sep.1995-Mar.1996VMFA(AW)-242DT FA-18Dreceived all FA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-121
departed Mar.
 Mar.1996-Sep.1996VMFA(AW)-225CE FA-18Darrived Mar.
transferred all FA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-121
 Sep.1996-Mar.1997VMFA(AW)-121VK FA-18Dreceived all FA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-225
departed Mar.
 Mar.1997-Sep.1997VMFA(AW)-242DT FA-18Darrived Mar.
departed Sep.
 Sep.1997-Mar.1998VMFA(AW)-225CE FA-18Darrived Sep.
transferred all FA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-121
 Mar.1998-Sep.1998VMFA(AW)-121VK FA-18Dreceived all FA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-225
departed Sep.
 Sep.1998-Mar.1999VMFA(AW)-533BM FA-18Darrived Sep.
departed Mar.
 Mar.1999-Sep.1999VMFA(AW)-242DT FA-18Darrived Mar.
departed Sep.
 Sep.1999-Mar.2000VMFA-232WT FA-18Carrived Sep. 16
departed Mar. 16-17
 Mar.2000-Sep.2000VMFA(AW)-225CE FA-18Darrived Mar. 14
transferred all FA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-121
 Sep.2000-Mar.2001VMFA(AW)-121VK FA-18Dreceived all FA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-225
departed Mar. 10
 Mar.2001-Sep.2001VMFA(AW)-242DT FA-18Darrived Mar. 7-9
departed Sep. 29
 Sep.2001-Mar.2002VMFA-232WT FA-18CSep. 14, arrived to Iwakuni.
Sep. 18, 19 and 22,
re-deployed to the Mid-East.
Jan. 31 and Feb. 1,
re-deployed to Iwakuni.
departed Mar. 11
 Mar.2002-Sep.2002VMFA(AW)-225CE
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
arrived Mar. 13 and 16
departed Sep. 12
 Sep.2002-Sep.2003VMFA(AW)-242DT
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
6xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 11
other 6xFA-18Ds arrival dates is not clear.

departed Sep. 14
 Sep.2003-Mar.2004VMFA(AW)-332EA
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
8xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 12
2xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 14
2xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 24
departed Mar. 16
 Mar.2004-Sep.2004VMFA(AW)-225CE
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
10xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 14
the arrival date of 2xFA-18Ds is not clear.
12xFA-18Ds departed Sep. 10
 Sep.2004-Mar.2005VFA-97
--
FA-18Creceived all FA-18Cs from VMFA-212
departed Mar. 10 and 12
 Mar.2005-Sep.2005VMFA(AW)-121VK
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
12xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 8 and 11
8xFA-18Ds departed Sep. 14 and 15
transferred 4xFA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-225
 Sep.2005-Mar.2006VMFA(AW)-225CE
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
8xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 11 and 13
received 4xFA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-121
9xFA-18Ds departed Mar. 17
3xFA-18Ds departed Mar. 18
 Mar.2006-Sep.2006VFA-97
--

FA-18C6xFA-18Cs arrived Mar. 13
4xFA-18Cs arrived Mar. 16
2xFA-18Cs arrived Mar. 17
10xFA-18Cs departed Sep. 20
2xFA-18Cs departed Sep. 24
 Sep.2006-Mar.2007VMFA-122DC FA-18C(N)8xFA-18C(N)s arrived 18 Sep. 2006
3xFA-18C(N)s arrived 27 Sep. 2006
1xFA-18C(N) arrived 18 Oct. 2006
8xFA-18Cs departed 12 Mar. 2007
2xFA-18Cs departed 13 Mar. 2007
2xFA-18Cs departed 25 Mar. 2007
 Mar.2007-Sep.2007VMFA(AW)-224WK
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
6xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 9
4xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 12
2xFA-18Ds arrived Apr. 2
12xFA-18Ds departed Sep. 13
 Sep.2007-Mar.2008VMFA-312DR FA-18A+ 6xFA-18A+s arrived Sep. 10
2xFA-18A+s arrived Sep. 11
4xFA-18A+s arrived Sep. 16
12xFA-18A+s departed Mar. 13
 Mar.2008-Sep.2008VMFA(AW)-533ED
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
2xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 19
5xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 20
5xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 21
10xFA-18Ds departed Sep. 16
2xFA-18Ds departed Oct. 16
 Sep.2008-Mar.2009VMFA(AW)-121VK
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
6xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 13
6xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 14
10xFA-18Ds departed Mar. 17
transferred 2xFA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-225
 Mar.2009-Sep.2009VMFA(AW)-225CE
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
10xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 15
received 2xFA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-121
10xFA-18Ds departed Sep. 20
2xFA-18Ds departed Oct. 1
 Sep.2009-Mar.2010VMFA-115VE
FA-18A+
FA-18A++
12xFA-18As arrived Sep. 17
12xFA-18As departed Mar. 16
 Mar.2010-Sep.2010VMFA(AW)-121VK
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
10xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 13
2xFA-18Ds arrived Apr. 3
10xFA-18Ds departed Sep. 13
transferred 2xFA-18Ds to VMFA(AW)-225
 Sep.2010-Mar.2011VMFA(AW)-225CE
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
10xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 25
received 2xFA-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-121
12xFA-18Ds departed Mar. 11
 Mar.2011-Sep.2011VMFA-314VW
FA-18A++
10xFA-18A++s arrived Mar. 9
2xFA-18A++s arrived Mar. 11
5xFA-18A++s departed Aug.
3xFA-18A++s departed Sep. 5
4xFA-18A++s departed Sep. 6
 Sep.2011-Mar.2012VMFA-115VE
FA-18A++
6xFA-18A++s arrived Sep. 4
4xFA-18A++s arrived Sep. 5
1xFA-18A++ arrived Oct. 30
1xFA-18A++ arrived Mar. 10
9xFA-18A++s departed Mar. 19
2xFA-18A++s departed Mar. 22
1xFA-18A++ departed Apr. 12
 Mar.2012-Sep.2012VMFA-232WT
FA-18C(N)
12xFA-18C(N)s arrived Mar. 17
12xFA-18C(N)s departed Sep. 28
 Sep.2012-Oct.2012Not deployed
 Oct.2012-Mar.2013VMFA(AW)-224WK
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
10xFA-18Ds arrived Oct. 29
1xFA-18D arrived Oct. 30
1xFA-18D arrived Nov. 9
11xFA-18Ds departed Mar. 26
transferred an FA-18D to VMFA(AW)-533
 Mar.2013-Sep.2013VMFA(AW)-533ED
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
7xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 24
4xFA-18Ds arrived Apr. 13
received an FA-18D from VMFA(AW)-224
received an FA-18D from VMFA(AW)-242
13xFA-18Ds departed Sep. 17
 Sep.2013-Mar.2014VMFA-232WT FA-18C(N) 10xFA-18C(N)s arrived Sep. 16
2xFA-18C(N)s arrived Sep. 21
received an FA-18C(N) from VMFA(AW)-242
9xFA-18C(N)s departed Mar. 11
4xFA-18C(N)s departed Mar. 13
 Mar.2014-Jun.2014VMFA-122DC FA-18C(N) 6xFA-18C(N)s arrived Mar. 8
4xFA-18C(N)s arrived Mar. 10
2xFA-18C(N)s arrived Mar. 22
3xFA-18C(N)s departed May 30
3xFA-18C(N)s departed Jun. 5
6xFA-18C(N)s departed Jun. 13
 Jun.2014-Oct.2014Not deployed
 Oct.2014-Mar.2015VMFA(AW)-533ED
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
4xFA-18Ds arrived Oct. 9
3xFA-18Ds arrived Oct. 10
3xFA-18Ds arrived Oct. 16
10xFA-18Ds departed Mar. 12
 Mar.2015-Sep.2015VMFA(AW)-225CE
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
5xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 11
3xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 14
2xFA-18Ds arrived Mar. 20
 Sep.2015-Oct.2015Not deployed
 Oct.2015-Feb.2016VMFA(AW)-224WK
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
5xFA-18Ds arrived Oct. 6
2xFA-18Ds arrived Oct. 7
2xFA-18Ds arrived Oct. 29
1xFA-18D arrived Nov. 6
5xFA-18Ds departed Feb. 17
3xFA-18Ds departed Feb. 19
2xFA-18Ds departed Mar. 15
 Feb.2016-Mar.2016Not deployed
 Mar.2016-Jul.2016VMFA-122DC FA-18C(N) 8xFA-18C(N)s arrived Mar. 16
2xFA-18C(N)s arrived Mar. 25
5xFA-18C(N)s departed Jul. 20
5xFA-18C(N)s departed Jul. 21
 Jul.2016-Sep.2016Not deployed
Sep.2016-Mar.2017VMFA(AW)-225CE
FA-18D
and
FA-18D
(ATARS)
5xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 14
4xFA-18Ds arrived Sep. 17
2xFA-18Ds arrived Oct. 6
Mar.2017-VMFA-232WT   FA-18C(N) 6xFA-18C(N) arrived Mar. 15
2xFA-18C(N) arrived Mar. 16

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