Space Available Flights
Once a servicemember receives orders to/thorugh MCAS Iwakuni Japan, they must contact their S-1 or IPAC to coordinate area clearances, port call requests, pet and dependent travel requirements and be briefed on eligibility for traveling to Iwakuni. Then S-1 or IPAC will then submit a port call for the servicemember to the Distribution Management Office (DMO) for requested booking on the Patriot Express. It is very important that the servicemember contacts their S-1 or IPAC as soon as possible for accompanied pet travel to Iwakuni, Japan. There are only 10 pet spaces per flight and only 1 Patriot Express flight per week to/from Seattle WA. Servicemembers traveling Space R to Iwakuni, Okinawa, and Yokota are authorized to utilize those limited first-come-first-serve pet spaces.
Members must provide proper documentation to fly on the Patriot Express. Proper documentation includes a complete set of orders with all required endorsements from the DMO. Military and DOD travelers must possess government issued ID cards which includes dependents 10 year-old or older, travel orders, passports, and visas. The responsibility to obtain and maintain the required documentation lies solely with the traveler.