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Department of the Air Force
Aomori-ken Japan 033-0012
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The 35th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Misawa Air Base, Japan -- the northernmost U.S. air base in Japan. The only combined, joint service installation in the Western Pacific. Misawa Air Base is located on the shores of Lake Ogawara in Misawa City, within the Aomori Prefecture.
The wing's mission is to "Protect US interests in the Pacific and Defend Japan; deter adversaries through our presence, readiness, and ability to project combat air power."
Mission - Family - Warrior
Liberty Policy for all U.S. Military Forces Located and Operating in Japan
This policy is applicable to all military personnel located and operating in Japan who are subject to CDRUSPACOM Authority, including reserve personnel (when serving in a reserve capacity), National Guard personnel (when in a Title 10 status), and personnel in a TDY/TAD deployed, leave, or pass status. This policy shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded, pending further assessment of the operational environment in Japan.
Mandatory for all U. S. Military Forces Located and Operating in Japan:
Mandatory for ALL E1 - E5:
During the months of November - March, Misawa can get up to 200 inches of snow or more. If traveling during these months, ensure that you pack clothing that is appropriate for cold weather.
CurrencyJapan uses ¥ Yen for currency. Please note that the yen rate fluctuates.
Passports and Visas
Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families.
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