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
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
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
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.
Session 1 9:30–11 a.m.
Session 2 12:30–2 p.m.
Session 3 5–6:30 p.m.
NonCombatant Evacuation (NEO) 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. Advance registration is required. For more information or to sign up call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 226-4735.
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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: https://bit.ly/2THSCfs/. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Lunch Time Japanese
Join us during lunch time to learn the important “this-that-those” and “where-who-what” with the new intercultural coordinator. These will help you communicate with the locals on daily activities.
A&FRC Main Classroom
Join us to practice basic survival Japanese and learn how to communicate at stores, work and while traveling. We will also learn how to read and recognize a few basic Kanji you will see in town.
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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.
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 PFC.Misawa.USAF@Zeiders.com or 080-9331-4231.
All are mandatory for all separating/retiring service members.
Initial Individualized Counseling
must be completed prior to attending the Pre-Separation Briefing and no later than 365 days prior to date of separation or retirement. This first step assesses service member goals and needs, and assigns a tier level (I-III) based on individual preparedness for the transition Pre-Separation Briefing.
Retirees can participate as soon as 24 months prior to retirement and separatees 12 months prior to separation. Members must attend the Pre-Separation Briefing prior to attending TAP GPS. Spouses and/or significant others are welcome and encouraged to attend.
TAP GPS Five-Day Workshop
is a five-day program which includes counseling on completing a post-separation spend plan, Military Occupational Code Crosswalk, Department of Labor Employment Workshop and Veteran’s Affairs briefing. Spouses and/or significant others are welcome and encouraged to attend on a space-available basis.
will validate and verify their preparedness to be successful following the completion of their military service by producing documentation to meet all of the required Career Readiness Standards. Capstone appointments are accomplished 150 to 90 days prior to date of separation.
assists military personnel, their family members and all other voting-age citizens with access to the installation voter assistance office and to register by absentee ballot.
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 & Work 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
- Heartlink–Spouse Orientation strengthens military families and enhances mission readiness by increasing spouse awareness of the Air Force mission, traditions, protocol, as well as available resources and services.
- Key Spouse Training provides training for volunteers represented in squadrons across the base that provide vital support to all unit families.
help all military and DoD members prepare for relocation. We assist in planning moves, in providing information about the new location, and with unique situations and concerns that may occur.
Smooth Move is an outbound briefing to assist military members transitioning out of Misawa. This briefing is mandatory for O–3/E–4 and below and optional for O–4/E–5 and above.
Sponsorship Training provides information to newly assigned sponsors about their training duties and responsibilities.
Newcomers–Right Start is the newcomers’ in-processing briefing and information for new military and civilian personnel. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend.
delivers individual assessment, assistance with resume and job searches for military members, families and DoD civilian members.
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
- Conflict Resolution
- Decision-Making Skills
- Sadness, Grief and Loss
Military & Family Life Counselor
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.
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.
Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Building 656, Room 1130
Bring two copies of orders, plus all receipts. Please contact 226-2274 for more information.
Right Start Briefing
Wednesdays no later than 7:15 a.m.
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.
Dress in uniform, bring one copy of orders, P.O. Box #, duty phone or cell phone number.
Cultural City Tour
Fridays at 7:30 a.m.
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.
HOURS CURRENTLY DIFFER, PLEASE SEE https://35fss.com/ FOR HOURS.