Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 (VMFA(AW)-242)

Air Wings: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

Unit Information

Marine Aircraft Group 12 conducts anti-air warfare and offensive air support operations in support of Fleet Marine Forces from advanced base, expeditionary airfields or aircraft carriers and conducts such air operations as may be directed.

MCAS Iwakuni Japan

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Family Readiness Information

The primary source of unit/battalion information for spouses AND parents is the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) and Unit Hotline. The DRC will work with FR Assistants, FR Advisors and FR Volunteers along with the senior command members to make up the new Family Readiness Command Team.

Note: The DRC was formerly known as FRO and in some instances, the USMC Family Readiness Page has not been updated to reflect DRC rather than FRO.

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Gary Bernhard; E-mail:

DSN: 315-253-5856; Cell: 080-2701-7741

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Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 (VMFA(AW)-242) Mailing Addresses

Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242
Marine Aircraft Group 12
UNIT 37310
FPO AP 96603-7310

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Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 (VMFA(AW)-242) Postal Facility

If you need assistance finding a mailing address for a Marine, please contact the postal facility of the last known state-side duty station. The postal facility will not give out mailing addresses to non-family members. Family members need to be prepared to provide identifying information for their Marine. The following is contact information for the postal facility that handles VMFA(AW)-242 mail:

Postal Facility Location
Iwakuni, Japan
Postal Phone Number(s)
none found

Information on VMFA(AW)-242 last updated 9/28/2018 2:46:18 PM GMT.

Attention Unit DRC and/or Senior Command Elements of the VMFA(AW)-242:
To request changes to the VMFA(AW)-242 Unit Information Page™, please contact the Marine Parents office at 573-449-2003 or via email Office staff will make the changes immediately.

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