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.

Get everything you need to vote at FVAP.gov

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One-on-One Resume Assistance

Personal Financial Management

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Mobilization & Deployment Readiness

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

June 19
1–3 P.M.
Resume Writing 101

Are you preparing to apply for a job or actively seeking employment? If so, join us for this workshop to learn how to create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. The focus for this session will be on federal resume formatting, as well as navigating USAjobs.gov. Call to reserve your spot today!

Lunch & Learn 

July 17
11:30 a.m.–12:30 P.M.
Thrift Savings Plan

Invest in yourself, invest in your future! Learn about TSP, the Blended Retirement System, how matching works, choosing investments, Life Cycle Funds and TSP Loans.

July 31
11:30 a.m.–12:30 P.M.
Blended Retirement System

Learn more about BRS. Learn about contribution information, investing information, lump sum information, lump sum option, continuation pay and understanding your BRS option. 

Family & Readiness

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. 

June 26
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 cover a range of topics including:

  • How to prepare for home ownership
  • Tips to increase your financial knowledge
  • What VA Loan and other home loans are offered to service members and dependents
June 20
10–11 a.m.
Thrift Savings Plan

Invest in yourself and invest in your future! Learn how to navigate your Thrift Savings Plan, how matching works, choosing investments and your Life Cycle Funds. This workshop is open to all active duty military and DoD civilians.

July 17
6–7:30 p.m.
Yukuta Fitting Lesson

Learn how to wear a traditional Japanese summer kimono called yukata. After the fitting session, you will be ready to wear it for fun or enter in the Yukuta Fashion Show during Misawa’s Tanabata Festival. Bring your own yukuta, or wear one of ours!

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!

June 19
8:30 a.m.–2 P.M.
Japan Navigation: Yukata Edition

Put on your walking shoes for the Yukata Edition of our Japan Navigation workshop. In this session, learn how travel locally by using transportation to the plaza and market. Then visit two local kimono shops on our way back to Misawa Air Base. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about transportation, as well as the traditions of the Japanese Yukata. Please bring yen for transportation costs, lunch and any other purchases you would like to make.

June 25
6–8:30 P.M.
Social Language Exchange

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

July 10
6–8:30 P.M.
Social Language Exchange & Japanese Cooking Demo

This month our Social Language Exchange and Japanese Cooking Demo will be a combined event. Join us for this dual-workshop and enjoy Hachinohe senbei-jiru (rice cracker soup) while viewing a live presentation about festival history, courtesy of our guest speaker from Hachinohe.

July 16
8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tabe-Yo! Tofu Factory & Grocery Shopping

Join us for our upgraded version of Grocery Shopping in Japan. Learn how to navigate the grocery store and sign up for a point card, also visit a local food factory to learn about Japanese culture. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring yen for any purchases.
In partnership with the Outdoor Recreation Center

July 23–24
5–7 p.m.
Survival Japanese

Learn the basics and need-to-know Japanese phrases with a Japanese speaking instructor.
*Must attend both classes.
Day One: Japanese language introduction with pronunciation practice and numbers
Day Two: Survival Japanese phrases and conversational practice with JASDF.

Key Spouse Training

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.

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  /  9 a.m.
    Bldg. 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  /  10 a.m.
    Bldg. 653, Room 111

    Bring two copies of orders, plus all reciepts.

    STEP 2

    Right Start Briefing

    Wednesdays  /  NLT 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  /  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  /  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.

    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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