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Employment Assistance Resources

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One-on-One Resume Assistance

Personal Financial Management

Transition & Relocation Assistance

Exceptional Family Member Program

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Mobilization & Deployment Readiness

Multicultural Program

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International Certified

Personal Trainer Course

Informational Sessions:

Friday, April 19 | 11–11:30 a.m.
A&FRC Classroom
The Airman and Family Readiness Center is excited to present this Air Force Society sponsored Spouse Employment Training Program. This program provides Air Force spouses with employment skills that will enhance their immediate employment opportunities. We will provide information, criteria and requirements about the certification process at these sessions.

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

Check back soon for more employment and finance workshops!

Family & Readiness

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!

May 24
Aug. 23
Nov. 22
9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Heartlink

This Air Force Aid Society sponsored event is for spouses who are new to the Air Force or Misawa Air Base. Key Spouses are also welcome to attend. Heartlink aims to help inform and adjust spouses to the military lifestyle while having fun and making friends. Bring a friend and you will receive an extra raffle ticket for a chance to win some awesome prizes. FREE child care is available for those who register at least one week prior to the class. Call the A&FRC to reserve your seat.

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. 

Multicultural Programs

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.

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!

April 30
May 21
6–7:30 P.M.
Social Language Exchange with JASDF

Join this workshop to gain confidence in the Japanese language and culture through a variety of activities with JASDF volunteers. You will be able to learn Japanese phrases, culture, prefectures and more! We aim to bring people together from different cultural backgrounds in a fun, social environment to encourage Japanese and American relations. 

May 7
8:30 A.M.–2 P.M.
Tabe-yo! Tour

Join us for our upgraded Grocery Shopping in Japan workshop. For our first Tabe-Yo! Tour, we will be visiting a Japanese graocery store, as well as visiting the KNK Factory to learn about how the famous Tohoku Yakiniku Sauce is made. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Please bring yen for any purchases. 
In partnership with the Outdoor Recreation Center. 

May 14
10 A.M.–11:30 P.M.
Japanese Cooking Demo 

We will teach you how to make a tradional Japanese Tonkatsu & Chicken Katsu Bowl using fresh, healthy and seasonal ingredients. Afterward, we will sample the completed dish and answer any remaining questions. Sign-ups will begin on Wednesday, May 1. 

May 29
6–7:30 P.M.
Japan Q&A

Don’t miss this special event! For this session, we will be hosting Senchado Higashiaberyu (Aomori Branch) for a Japanese Tea Ceremony presentation. After the demonstration, participants will be able to ask any questions. 

Key Spouse Training

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.

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.

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. 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

    Gary Dittrich
    226-2147
    Building 656

    Newcomers

    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.

    A&FRC

    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

    Phone

    226-4735  DSN
    0176-77-4735  CELL

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