Voter Assistance

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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.

Employment and Finances

May 19–June 9
Class 1, CMST 100
Presentation Graphics
June 30–July 21
Class 2, CMST 100F
Database Applications
Aug. 18–Sept. 8
Class 3, CMST 100
Spreadsheet Applications
AFAS Spouse Employment Training Program Class MEetings

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is very excited to announce the 2020 Spouse Employment Training Program. The Air Force Aid Society has awarded Misawa Air Base a $7,110.00 grant for military spouses of active duty Air Force members. The goal of the Spouse Employment Training Program is to help spouses gain additional skills to help them secure employment.

Family & Readiness

June 11
June 25
Cooking with Kids

Tune in to the A&FRC’s Facebook page on Thursday, June 11 and June 25 for Cooking with Kids with Edgren’s own, Chef McDonald. Each episode, Chef will create and teach an easy and delicious recipe that your whole family can enjoy making together.

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Virtual Smooth Move

Instructions for accessing the Virtual Smooth Move briefing:

1. The Virtual Smooth Move briefi ng is available online at any time. Please visit: You will need your CAC card to access the link.

2. Review the informational brochure and the “VIRTUAL Smooth Move” slides and relevant documents from multiple organizations involved with PCS.

3. Once you have completed this requirement, sign and date the Virtual Smooth Move Acknowledgement Form (located and can be downloaded from the same link as the slides) indicating that you have completed the above tasks and email it to You will be cleared from vMPF upon completion of this requirement and receipt of the acknowledgement form.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 226-4735 or email

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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.

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Learn the basics of Air Force life and meet fellow spouses! This workshop is designed for military spouses new to the Air Force or new to Misawa Air Base. You will learn about vital resources and receive information that will assist with Air Force living. Attendees get a FREE lunch and will also receive a Heartlink coin. Advance registration is required at the A&FRC.

Multicultural Programs

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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.

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

Exceptional Family Member Orientation

Are you recently enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)?Your Misawa EFMP Team – Assignments, Medical, and Family Support, want to make sure you are well informed. We usually off er an EFMP Base-Level Orientation (EFMP 101) quarterly, but we don’t want you to miss out while in-person briefi ngs are on hold. Follow A&FRC on Facebook @misawa.afrc to see videos on the topics of Assignments, Medical and Family Support.

For any questions, please contact the respective Misawa EFMP Team Member: EFMP – Assignments – TSgt Andrew Johnson II 226-4682/7488
EFMP – Medical – Ms. Dania Guerrero 226-6356
EFMP – Family Support – Mr. Michael Welch 226-4735

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