Voter Assistance

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so – from anywhere in the world.

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Welcome to Misawa

Personal & Family Readiness


Resource Center & Loan locker


Employment Assistance Resources


One-on-One Resume Assistance

Personal Financial Management

Transition & Relocation Assistance

Exceptional Family Member Program


Mobilization & Deployment Readiness

Multicultural Program

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.

Family & Readiness

Every Wednesday
7:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Right Start

Calling all newcomers! Get briefed on everything you need to know about in-processing and community resources available at Misawa Air Base. Family members are highly encouraged to attend.

Feb. 27
9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.
12:30–2 p.m.
5–6:30 p.m.
Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation Open House

Are you interested in gaining hands-on knowledge and skills on how to prepare for an emergency evacuation? Join us at one of our NEO Open House sessions to become more familiar with the evacuation process for you and/or your family members. Individuals will be transported by bus to the Evacuation Control Center (Misawa Club) to receive step-by-step guidance on what to expect. This is the perfect opportunity for members to ask questions about what they will potentially experience during a real world evacuation. Transportation will be provided from the meeting location/pick-up point to the Evacuation Control Center (Misawa Club) and back. Advance registration is required. Please contact A&FRC at 226-4735 to sign up.

Feb. 27
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of Air Force life. This workshop is designed for military spouses new to the Air Force or new to Misawa Air Base. Attendees will learn about vital resources and information that will assist with military life and meet fellow spouses and key spouses. Attendees will visit the Logistics Readiness Squadron, have a FREE lunch at the Grissom Dining Facility and receive a Heartlink Coin. Heartlink is open to anyone with SOFA status. Advance registration is recommended.

March 9
5–6 p.m.
How Can I Know if My Child is Learning?

Part of the Exceptional Family Member Program Empowering Partnerships Series, this workshop explores meaningful measures of learning. Parents will examine ideas about learning and what measurements provide the best evidence of learning.

March 12
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 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 14
8:30 a.m.–Noon
Bi-lateral Sports Event

The Airman & Family Readiness Center and Exceptional Family Member Program will join Misawa City and the Misawa City Sports Promotion Committee for the 2nd Annual Misawa International Sports Festival. Ages six and older are invited to try a variety of sporting activities. Please bring indoor shoes. Advance registration is recommended at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

March 23
3–4:30 p.m.
EFMP Orientation

The three components of the Exceptional Family Member Program (Medical, Assignments and Family Support) invite you to attend this EFMP Base-Level Orientation. This seminar will reduce confusion and stress about participating in EFMP. We will explain the EFMP process and show you how to navigate the program. You will discover resources and partnerships you might not have known were there for you. Although this orientation is primarily for newly Q-coded members and families who recently enrolled in EFMP, we welcome all community members to attend. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. If you have questions, we have answers.

Multicultural Programs

Every Friday
7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Cultural City Tour

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.

Every Wednesday
3–4 p.m.
AFN Radio “Shumi Says”

Tune in to AFN 1575 to learn about Japanese phrases, upcoming events and more!

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

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.

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
Personal Financial Counselor

If you want to know more about how to make the most of your hard-earned money, visit with the Personal Financial Counselor at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

Mr. Joel Kooyman (AFC) can enhance your financial knowledge and build your wealth management skills. Whether you are just starting out, about to retire, or somewhere in between, Mr. Kooyman can address topics that will help you create a more secure financial future.

Call the A&FRC to make an appointment or contact Mr. Kooyman directly at or 080-9331-4231.

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.

    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

    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. MFLC providers are mandated reporters of child abuse, domestic abuse and other duty-to-warn situations. Services are otherwise confidential and private.

    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

    Camille Green
    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 (USFJ Form 4EJ)

    Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
    Building 653, Room 219

    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.

    FInance inprocessing

    Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
    Building 656, Room 1130

    Bring two copies of orders, plus all receipts. Please contact 226-2274 for more information.

    STEP 2

    Right Start Briefing

    Wednesdays no later than 7:15 a.m.
    Mokuteki Ballroom

    Dress in uniform, bring one copy of orders, P.O. Box #, duty phone or cell phone number. The POC for Right Start Briefing Day is the A&FRC, 226-4735.

    Inprocessing & Information fair

    Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
    Mokuteki Ballroom

    Dress in uniform, bring one copy of orders, P.O. Box #, duty phone or cell phone number.

    STEP 3

    Cultural City Tour

    Fridays at 7:30 a.m.
    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 for lunch and souvenirs. 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 federal holidays, PACAF Family Days and every Thursday at 2 p.m. for training.


    226-4735  DSN
    0176-77-4735  CELL