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United States Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center
Bldg. 220, Douglas Boulevard
Okinawa City Japan 96368-5134
As a gateway to the resources you need, the Military and Family Support Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center is one part of the overall Family Readiness System, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. It should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services are a key resource for you and your family. They include:
FVAP.gov ensures Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens have the tools and resources to register to vote and request an absentee ballot, regardless of their state of residence. The Voting Assistance Guide (VAG) is a reference guide for everything you need to know about absentee voting in all 50 States, territories and the District of Columbia.
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) The Voting Assistance Guide is available at: www.fvap.gov/vao/vag. Select your state to find your local election office’s contact information.
Voting forms are available at: www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms.
Military and Family Support Centers are part of the network of agencies, programs, services and partnerships which supports the overall well-being of military families. Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation to connect with key programs, services and support systems. Programs and services may vary across services and installations.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs, such as the Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Advocacy Program and the New Parent Support Program. These services vary by location. Find your specific center by visiting MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and searching by installation or postal code.
Moving to Japan can offer you a great opportunity to learn about the local culture, history and traditions. With a greater understanding of how to adapt to life in Japan, you may discover new and exciting ways to make your life richer and your tour. The Kadena Airman and Family Readiness Center offers a variety of cultural classes such as Japanese language classes, Washi paper craft, local grocery shopping tour, Okinanwan instrument class, Kimono wearing all for FREE. In addition, the Kadena A&FRC also offers monthly Japanese Spouses Workshop where Japanese Spouses can learn about different American customs and practices and also learn about the military way of life. Please stop by the A&FRC, Bldg. 220 or call 315-634-3366 for more information or to register for one of these classes.
Exceptional Family Member Program
Exceptional Family Member Program identifies service members with special medical or education needs and helps them receive the services they need. For referral assistance, please call DSN 315-634-3366 and ask for the EFMP Coordinator.
Casualty & Survivor Benefits Plan
Casualty & SBP program’s primary goals are to give prompt, accurate reporting, dignified and humane notification, and efficient, thorough and compassionate assistance to the next of kin. Please call DSN 315-634-3366 to speak to our Casualty Assistance and SBP Representative.