Misawa AFR&C Spouse Connection (November Issue)
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  • 1. N O VEMBE R LY READINE MI SS FA N& CE NT E AIRMA RS E SpouSe ConneCtion TH Re sour ce For The Total Force AirmAn & FAmily reAdineSS Center Japan Inside this Issue: 1 ............... Experience Japan 2 ................ November Events Experience 3 ................... Family Advocay 4 ............... Friendship Groups November 5 ........Force Support Squadron 6 ............. American Red Cross SURVIVAL JAPANESE KOMAKI ONSEN RESORT TOUR 7 .......................... PLAYpass Wednesdays, 2, 9, 16, 23 November (4 sessions) Friday, 18 November, 10 a.m. - Noon (Children are allowed) 9 - 10 a.m. or 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. A&FRC Front Desk and Carpool to the Resort 8 ........... WIC Overseas Misawa Misawa Inn Conference Room (Small children are not allowed) Visit a beautiful indoor & outdoor hot bath, Japanese garden, Learn basic Japanese in a series of four sessions throughout the picturesque lake, Nebuta festival exhibition & more. People 9 .........................Educationmonth. This is a great way to learn enough to navigate on your own come from all over Japan to visit this famous resort. or interact with the local population! KOTO MUSIC BEYOND SURVIVAL JAPANESE Tuesdays, 1, 15, 22 November (3 sessions) Mondays, 14, 21, 28 November (3 sessions) 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Small children are not allowed) 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Meet at A&FRC front desk and drive your own car to the music A&FRC Classroom Torii Building (Children are not allowed) studio. Don’t miss this chance to learn KOTO, a traditional Japanese Three sessions of Japanese language class. stringed instrument for free. Completion of Survival Japanese is required to take this course. Men and women over 12 years old are welcome. INTERACTIVE JAPANESE CASUAL TEA CEREMONY Wednesday, 2 November Tuesday, 22 November, 1- 3 p.m. 10 a.m. - Noon (Children are allowed) Misawa International Center A&FRC Classroom (Children are allowed) Enjoy a casual tea party on the table. Search for Misawa Enjoy learning Japanese culture and language from local Learn how to make and drink tea in accordance Japanese through fun activities. It’s a great opportunity to make with set rules of etiquette. Airman & Family new friends for you and your children. OBI DECORATION MAKING Tuesday, 15 November, 10 a.m. - Noon Readiness Center PAPER CRAFT Tuesday, 15 November 6 - 7:30 p.m. (Children are allowed) A&FRC classroom Torii Building (Children are not allowed) Have fun with leaning how to tie obi (belt for kimono) for the decora- and “like” us on tion of your home! Please bring your own obi and sewing set. A&FRC Classroom (Torii Building) Rekindle your creative abilities. OUTSIDE THE GATE TOUR - Facebook.Learn how to make Japanese paper dolls. Great for the entire family! GLASSBLOWING STUDIO Monday, 7 November, 9:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. JAPANESE COOKING - TONJIRU A&FRC Front Desk and Carpool to the Studio (PORK SOUP) (Children are not allowed) Monday, 28 November, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Make your own drinking glass in Hachinohe. or Please bring ¥3,000 for the class and some yen for your lunch. Tuesday, 29 November, 6 - 8 p.m. A&FRC Kitchen (Children are not allowed) Learn from local professionals how to make tonjiru. Attendees willactually participate in the food preparation and cooking process (cut- ting, cleaning, etc. alongside the instructors). GROCERY SHOPPING IN JAPAN Tuesday, 8 November 10 - 11:30 a.m. (Children are allowed) A&FRC Front Desk and Carpool to the Store Having trouble reading the label? Go shopping on a guided tour at a local grocery store in Misawa City. Learn to pick out and buy all kinds of new grocery items! Airman & Family Readiness Center Torii Building All classes require advance sign-up. Call or visit the A&FRC in the Torii Building, Bldg. 656. 226-4735 226-4735 35fss.afrc@misawa.af.mil 1
  • 2. N O VEMBE R LY READINE MI SS FA N& CE NT EAIRMA RS E SpouSe ConneCtion TH Re sour ce For The Total Force AirmAn & FAmily reAdineSS Center Sunday Monday November Events Tuesday 1 Koto Music Wednesday 2 TAP Workshop Thursday 3 TAP Workshop 11 Friday 4 TAP Benefits Brief Saturday 5 Oirase Brewery Tour 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 8 a.m. - Noon 5 - 10 p.m. TAP Workshop Pre-Deployment Reintegration 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 9 - 11 a.m. Reintegration 9 - 11 a.m. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 30/60 day Financial Planning: Career/ Family Reintegration Reintegration Saving & Investing Employment Clinic Appreciation Night 9 - 11 a.m. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 10 - 11:30 a.m. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 2 - 5 p.m. 5 Love Languages of Pre-Deployment 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Teens 6 - 8 p.m. Reintegration 9 - 11 a.m. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 30/60 Day Koto Music Pre-Deployment Smooth Move Group Deployed Family Reintegration 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Pre-Separation Pictures Tour 5 Love Languages of E-4 & Below Managing Stress 10 - 11:30 a.m. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Teens Financial Refresher Oirase Brewery Tour 6 - 8 p.m. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. During the Holidays 5 - 10 p.m. Surviving the Holidays Children’s Cooking 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Give Parents a Break Financially Class Night 10 - 11:30 a.m. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Reintegration Deadline to sign-up for Give Reintegration 9 - 11 a.m. Parents a Break Night 9 - 11 a.m. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 First Duty Station PFMP Koto Music Pre-Deployment Reintegration 8 a.m. - Noon 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 9 - 11 a.m. Bundles for Babies Reintegration 9 a.m. - Noon 9 - 11 a.m. 30/60 Day Reintegration 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 27 28 29 30 eSponsorhip Reintegration Pre-Deployment 9 - 11 a.m. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Application & Training (eSAT) 1 - 2:30 p.m. 30/60 day Reintegration 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 226-4735 2
  • 3. N O VEMBE R LY READINE MI SS FA N& CE NT E AIRMA RS E SpouSe ConneCtion TH Re sour ce For The Total Force FAmily AdvoCACy Wee Play OB Orientation November Classes & Groups (Family Advocacy) (MNU) Tuesdays • 3 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, 16 November Weasels’ Den 226-6643 226-2123 Latchkey Class Baby Care Basics (Family Advocacy) (Family Advocacy) Thursday, 17 November • 3 - 4 p.m. Thursday, 17 November • 12:30 - 4 p.m. Bldg 96 Bldg 96 226-2123 226-2123 Stress Management Breastfeeding Class (Family Advocacy) (WIC) Monday, 21 November • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, 18 November • 1 - 3 p.m. Bldg 96 Bldg 96 226-2123 226-5592 Basic Training For Dads Parenting Class (123 Magic) (Family Advocacy) (A&FRC & FAP) Thursday, 10 November • 6 - 7:30 p.m.Tuesday, 22 & 29 November • Noon - 1:30 p.m. Bldg 96 Torii Bldg 226-2123 or 3605 226-4735 Stress Management During Anger Management (Family Advocacy) the Holidays Wednesdays • 10 - 11 a.m. (A&FRC & FAP) Bldg 96 Thursday, 17 November • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 226-2123 226-4735 or 2123 Childbirth Class (MNU) Friday, 18 November 226-6643 3
  • 4. N O VEMBE R LY READINE MI SS FA N& CE NT E AIRMA RS E SpouSe ConneCtion TH Re sour ce For The Total Force AirmAn & FAmily reAdineSS Center FRIENDSHIP GROUPS MISAWA INTERNATIONAL POC: A&FRC 226-4735 or MIA 0176-51-1349 ASSOCIATION (MIA)MIA hosts various programs of cultural and personal exchanges MISAWA INTERNATIONAL CLUBthroughout the year. MIA holds the Language Exchange Group This club has been the driving force in promoting internationalevery Wednesday from 1900 to 2100 at the Misawa International events in Misawa, following the present trend of society: “TheCenter for FREE. If you want to make new friends or want to Internationalization of Local Cities” since its establishment. Theylearn about Japan, this is the perfect club. Please bring a plan and carry out various programs of cultural and personaldictionary and some writing materials if you want to learn exchanges throughout the year. The club respects the cooperationJapanese. of the American community in Misawa, because it is the key to POC:MIA success for further development and expansion of their activities. Web Site: http://mia.misawasi.com/ It was established in 1987 and is the main sponsor of Japan Day Phone: 0176-51-1349 E-mail: info-mia@misawasi.com and American Day. POC: MISAWA INTERNATIONAL CLUB Web Site: http://misawajp.com/INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP GROUP Phone & Fax: 0176-51-1600It’s co-hosted by MIA and the A&FRC. It will be held on the firstWednesday of every month. Local Japanese will introduceJapanese traditional events and culture to the attendees. Enjoy JAPANESE/AMERICANsocializing with local Japanese in a cozy atmosphere. Children FRIENDSHIP CLUBare welcome. This club was organized in 1980 with the purpose for Americans and Japanese to learn each other’s language, culture and way of life through exchange activities. Presently the club has about 50 American and Japanese members. Club members, their families and friends go on ski trips, visit the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, hike, enjoy fireworks at Lake Towada, help Japan Day and American Day events, participate in the Misawa Festival and conduct volunteer services, such as visiting old folks’ homes and facilities for handicapped children, as well as assisting with the Red Feather Charity program. The club holds “Japanese and English Speaking Circle” every Friday. POC: Mr. Hisashi Yoshida 4
  • 5. N O VEMBE R LY READINE MI SS FA N& CE NT EAIRMA RS E SpouSe ConneCtion TH Re sour ce For The Total Force ForCe Support SquAdron Tuesday, 15 November 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Misawa Civic Center • FREE Tickets available 1 November at the Misawa Club Cashiers’ Cage. ons for official ac cepting reservati The Grid is now this versatile n ctions! Reserve and unofficial fu ies, Commanders Calls, day part facility for birth and more! holiday functio ns, baby showers enter for kute ki Community C Contact the Mo -4128. rese rvations at 226
  • 6. N O VEMBE R LY READINE MI SS FA N& CE NT EAIRMA RS E SpouSe ConneCtion TH Re sour ce For The Total Force AmeriCAn red CroSSNovember Classes & Events CPR/AED/First Aid Saturday, 5 November 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ages 16+ Babysitter’s Training Saturday, 19 November 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages 11 to 15 Call 226-3016 for more information and to register. Check us out on Facebook! Search for Misawa American Red Cross and “Like” us. 6
  • 7. N O VEMBE R LY READINE MI SS FA N& CE NT E AIRMA RS E SpouSe ConneCtion TH Re sour ce For The Total Force AirmAn & FAmily reAdineSS Center Learn to PLAY - Save hundreds with discounts in recreational and life skill classes, such as dance, music, karate, scuba, fitness and more! Enjoy Recreational Activities - Super discounts on recreational programs and events at your Bowling Center, Outdoor Recreation Center, Arts & Crafts Center and more! Take Day Trips - Check out Great Rewards and Discounts to Support the great day trips at your Our Deployed Families and Single Airmen, ITT or Outdoor Recreation Centers! Sailors and Soldiers. Get in the Swim - ReceiveWere you or your sponsor deployed or TDY for 30 days swim lesson discounts, and or more on or after 1 December 2010?* learn how to stay safe in the *In support of an active operation. water while having fun! Bring a copy of the orders to the Airman & Family Readiness Center to register. 226-4735 Contact the A&FRC at 226-4735 to learn more. Search for “Misawa Airman & Family Readiness Center” on Facebook and “Like” us! 7
  • 8. N O VEMBE R LY READINE MI SS FA N& CE NT E AIRMA RS E SpouSe ConneCtion TH Re sour ce For The Total Force WiC overSeAS miSAWA Breastfeeding Class WIC Overseas is a nutrition education and supplemental food program that helps Friday, 18 November · 1 - 3 p.m mothers and young children eat wellAre you interested in breastfeeding? The Misawa and stay healthy. WIC Overseas office provides a monthlybreastfeeding class. The class is open to anyone WIC Overseas is for women who are pregnant, and is not limited to WIC Overseas participants. breastfeeding or postpartum. WIC Overseas is also for children up to 5 years old.Call 226-5592 for more information and to register. Call 226-5592 to see if you are eligible. 226-5592 8
  • 9. N O VEMBE R LY READINE MI SS FA N& CE NT EAIRMA RS E SpouSe ConneCtion TH Re sour ce For The Total Force eduCAtion Are You Working Towards Your Degree? Your Co-Workers Are… Don’t FALL Behind! Master of science in international relations • Only 12 classes! Finish in as little as • Onsite, online & independent study 15 months! classes available! • Transfer up to 4 classes for SOS & • START ANYWHERE…FINISH ACSC! ANYWHERE! • Start class immediately…No waiting • Over 60 Troy locations worldwide! to clear admissions! • Troy is accredited by the Southern • Onsite classes meet for only 2 Association of Colleges & Schools weekends out of the term! (SACS). • Get tuition assistance for a 2nd Master’s degree! 226-3748, misawa@troy.edu, www.troy.edu or visit the local office located in Bldg. 653, Rm. 227. 9