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One-on-One Resume Assistance

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Multicultural Program

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Classes & Workshops

All workshops & classes are free. For more information and to sign up for any of the workshops listed below, please contact A&FRC at 226-4735.

Employment & Finance

March 6
1–2 p.m.
High School Resume Writing Workshop

Are you in high school and considering applying for scholarships, colleges or employment? Even if you have never held a paying job, there is still plenty of information you can include on your resume. High school students can highlight educational achievements, after-school activities and volunteer work to make their resume stand out to hiring managers. This workshop will go through a step-by-step approach to building a civilian resume.

March 20
9–11 a.m.
Non-federal (Civilian) Resume Workshop

Writing a resume can be intimidating but don’t let that keep you from finding the job you want. Let our resume experts teach you about the different types of civilian resumes and how to build one based on your own experience, education and skills. If you are interested in applying for corporate, Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) and/or contract positions, this is the workshop for you! Attendees of this workshop will learn a systematic approach to building a targeted civilian resume.

Family & Readiness

March 5 | 8:30 a.m.
March 19
| 3 p.m.
April 9
| 8:30 a.m.
April 23
| 3 p.m.
Smooth Move

PCSing is easy, said no one ever! Let the Airman & Family Readiness Center help you transition out of Misawa Air Base and into your next duty station. Mandatory for O-4/E-6 and below, optional for O-5/E-7 and above. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend!

March 12
June 19
Sept. 11
Dec. 18
9 a.m.–Noon
Bundles for Babies

Bundles for Babies is designed to teach soon-to be and new parents basic parenting skills, as well as essential financial skills to help them budget for their new baby, from birth to college. This class is a great opportunity to connect with other expectant parents on base. Bundles for Babies is open to all ranks and services and is not limited to a first pregnancy. 

March 20
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Home Buying Seminar

Are you thinking of buying a house at your next base? Bring your lunch and learn the tips and tricks to purchasing a new home. We will be covering a range of topics, including:

  • How to prepare for homeownership
  • Tips to increase your financial knowledge
  • What VA loan and other home loans are offered to service members and dependents

Multicultural Programs

Feb. 26
6–7:30 p.m.
Social Language Exchange

Gain confidence in the Japanese language through a variety of activities with JASDF volunteers. Learn Japanese phrases and about Japanese culture, prefectures and more! We bring people together from different cultural backgrounds in a fun, social environment to encourage Japanese and American relations.

Feb. 28
10–11:30 a.m.
Japan Q & A

This workshop is a casual gathering for anyone who has concerns or questions about living in Japan. We will share information and each other’s experiences of being in Japan while drinking Japanese green tea together. Children are allowed and walk-ins are welcome!

Every Wednesday
Noon–12:45 p.m.
Survival Japanese

Learn to speak like the Japanese! A Japanese instructor will teach you basic grammar and language. The phrases learned in this class are polite and formal. Children are allowed.

Key Spouse Training

March 7
July 22
Oct. 14
Dec. 4
10:30–11:30 a.m.
Key Spouse Mentor Training

These trainings are specifically designed to provide each appointed Key Spouse or Key Spouse Mentor with the tools, information and resources necessary to serve effectively as a unit representative at Misawa Air Base.

May 1 & 2
Aug. 8 & 9
Nov. 13 & 14
4–7 p.m.
Key Spouse Initial Two-Day Training

These trainings are specifically designed to provide each appointed Key Spouse or Key Spouse Mentor with the tools, information and resources necessary to serve effectively as a unit representative at Misawa Air Base.

June 5
Sept. 23
Dec. 2
10:30–11:30 a.m.
Key Spouse Refresher Training

These trainings are specifically designed to provide each appointed Key Spouse or Key Spouse Mentor with the tools, information and resources necessary to serve effectively as a unit representative at Misawa Air Base. Refresher Training only applies to Key Spouses who have served in the role at a previous base and need Misawa specific training.

Family Services

Air Force Aid Society

Provides emergency financial assistance to eligible military members for basic needs such as: basic living expenses, emergency leave, or unexpected vehicle repairs. Community enhancement programs sponsored by the agency include:

  • Give Parent’s a Break
  • Child Care for PCS
  • Bundles for Babies
  • Car Care Because We Care
Give Parent's a Break

Give Parent’s a Break is a no-cost program for Air Force families experiencing stresses from PCS, deployment, a newborn child and family difficulties. Participation certificates are required Commanders, First Sergeants, Chaplains, Health Care Providers and Family Advocacy personnel for A&FRC.

Please call one of the facilities below to register. Children must be registered and meet all CDC criteria.

  • Child Development Center at 226-4666 / 0176-77-4666
  • Cheli School Age Care at 226-4470 / 0176-77-4470

Personal & Family Readiness

Provides proper planning, education, and training to alleviate some of the family stressors associated with deployments, evacuations, and peacetime/wartime emergencies. Programs include:

  • Pre-deployment / re-integration & reunion briefings
  • Deployed family events
Casualty/Survivor Benefits Program

The Air Force provides casualty assistance to family members and other designated beneficiaries of deceased members. Assistance includes counseling on rights, benefits, and entitlements, completing claim applications for monetary benefits and privileges, and helping to resolve any problems or concerns the next of kin may encounter.

Bundles for Babies

This class is designed to help parents of ALL SERVICES prepare for their new arrival. Misawa organizations will discuss the support resources available to expecting and new parents. Families will receive the means and information needed to financially plan for their new bundle of joy, strengthen their relationships and enhance their parenting skills. Baby shower games, snacks and prizes make this informal class fun and educational. All families will receive a FREE gift.

    Military & Family Life Counselor

    Provides short term, situational, and problem solving counseling services to service members and their families to augment existing military support services. All consultants are Masters or PhD level, licensed Clinical Counselors who work with families, individuals, couples, and children to provide non-medical problem identification counseling services.

    Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

    EFMP is designed to assist Air Force families with relocation when a special medical and/or education requirement exists, to ensure families are able to receive required resources and healthcare coordination on base or in the community and to assign members, based on manpower requirements, to locations where a family member’s special needs may be met.

    What EFMP Does:

    • Identify family members requiring special or medical or education services
    • Formally determines availability of medical and educational services through either MTF or civilian TRICARE networks
    • Provides resource information for families on their new base along with information and referrals
    • Does not affect promotions or prevent members from being reassigned
    • Enrollment is MANDATORY if a family member has special needs

    MFLC Program

    We provide non-medical, short-term, situational problem solving counseling to Service Members and their families to help you understand the impact of stress, deployments, family reunions following deployments and the stresses of military life. All consultations are not reported and are 100% confidential.

    Services include counseling for:

    • Anger Management
    • Communication
    • Relationships
    • Productivity
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Parenting
    • Decision-Making Skills
    • Stress
    • Separation
    • Sadness, Grief and Loss

    Military & Family Life Counselor

    Gary Dittrich
    Building 656


    Sponsoring a Newcomer?

    If you are assigned as a sponsor you are required to complete the eSponsorship Application & Training (eSAT).


    Looking to provide information to your newcomer about Misawa? View the Installation Guidebook at the link below.

    Right Start

    STEP 1

    Driver's Training

    Tuesdays  /  8–11 a.m.
    Bldg. 653

    Bring your valid stateside driver’s license. Pass the test and you’ll leave with your 4EJ driver’s license. The POC for Driver’s Training is 35 SFS Pass & Registration, 226-3995.

    STEP 2

    Briefing Day

    Wednesdays  /  7:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Mokuteki Ballroom

    Bring your inprocessing paperwork from your last duty station, travel receipts, passports, paper, pen and your spouse too! Learn about base resources and services and complete your inprocessing, including your travel voucher. The POC for Right Start Briefing Day is the A&FRC, 226-4735.

    STEP 3

    Cultural City Tour

    Fridays  /  7:15 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
    Meet at the Mokuteki Ballroom

    See what the local area has to offer and start planning your future adventures. Wear civilian clothes and bring your ID card and at least ¥1,000 per person. The bus departs from the Mokuteki Ballroom. Family members are welcome to attend.


    Torii BLDG. 656
    Monday–Friday  |  8 a.m.–4 p.m.
    CLOSED first Thursday of the month from 1–4 p.m.
    CLOSED weekends and federal holidays


    226-4735  DSN
    0176-77-4735  CELL