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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Idris Turray, left, Sergeant Major of Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 242, and Lt. Col. Andrew Kelemen, commanding officer of VMFA(AW)-242, retire the colors at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 16, 2020.
201016-M-JO217-1080.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Tyler Harmon

MCAS Iwakuni, Japan - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Idris Turray, left, Sergeant Major of Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 242, and Lt. Col. Andrew Kelemen, commanding officer of VMFA(AW)-242, retire the colors at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 16, 2020. Kelemen, outgoing commanding officer of VMFA(AW)-242, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Michael Wyrsch during the re-designation and change of command of VMFA(AW)-242 to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242. VMFA-242’s transition to the F-35B Lightning II brings advanced avionics capabilities to joint, allied, and partner forces in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance and a free and open Indo-Pacific.


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