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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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 & Finance workshops!

 

Family & Readiness

Feb. 20
9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Heartlink

Have you recently moved to Misawa Air Base or is Air Force life a new experience for you? Join us for a day filled with fun, food and new friendships. All participants will receive a commander’s coin and lunch will be provided. Register by Wednesday, Feb. 13 to receive FREE childcare during the class. 

March 12
June 11
Sept. 10
Dec. 10
9 a.m.–Noon
Bundles for Babies

Raise your financial cost awareness with your new bundle of joy. Learn stress management techniques and car seat safety. Participants will receive a free bundle from AFAS.

Multicultural Programs

Jan. 22
10–11:30 a.m.
Japanese Cooking Demo

We will demonstrate and teach you how to make a Japanese dish using fresh, healthy and seasonal ingredients. Afterwards, we will sample the finished dish and answer any questions. Sign ups will begin on the first of the month.

Jan. 29
Feb. 26
6–7:30 p.m.
Social Language Exchange

Gain confidence in the Japanese language through a variety of activities with JASDF volunteers. Learn Japanese phrases and about Japanese culture, prefectures and more! We bring people together from different cultural backgrounds in a fun, social environment to encourage Japanese and American relations.

 
Jan. 31
Feb. 28
10–11:30 a.m.
Japan Q & A

This workshop is a casual gathering for anyone who has concerns or questions about living in Japan. We will share information and each other’s experiences of being in Japan while drinking Japanese green tea together. Children are allowed and walk-ins are welcome!

Feb. 5
8:30–11:30 a.m.
Grocery Shopping in Japan

Learn how to navigate Japanese grocery stores and learn the proper shopping etiquette. Explore with Japanese volunteers that can provide advice and answer any questions. Registrants will depart from the A&FRC office at 8:30 a.m. Please bring yen for any purchases.

Feb. 12
10–11:30 a.m.
Japanese Cooking Demo

This cooking demonstration will teach you how to make traditional Japanese gyoza using fresh, healthy and seasonal ingredients. Afterward, we will sample the finished dish and answer any questions. Sign-ups for this demonstration will open on Friday, Feb. 1.

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.

Key Spouse Training

Feb. 6
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.

March 7
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.

May 1 & 2
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
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
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.

Aug. 8 & 9
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
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.

Oct. 14
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.

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.

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.

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. All consultations are not reported and are 100% confidential.

    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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