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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
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
Noncombatant Evacuation Operations 101 will familiarize all U.S. Citizens (non-military) on our evacuation control center and preparation. There will be a discussion about evacuation notification, explaining the NEO folder and answering any questions. Participants are encouraged to bring their NEO folder.
9:30 a.m.–11 a.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.
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.
7:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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.
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.
AFN Radio “Shumi Says”
Tune in to AFN 1575 to learn about Japanese phrases, upcoming events and more!
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
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.