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Welcome to Naval Air Facility Misawa

Misawa Air Base, Japan, is located near the northern tip of Honshu, the largest of the islands that comprise Japan. The air base is home to U.S. military, Japan Air Self-Defense Forces (JASDF), and civilian airline activities. Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa is an associate command, hosted by the U.S. Air Force 35th Fighter Wing (FW). NAF Misawa is tasked with providing aviation and ground logistic support and services to all permanent and transient USN and USMC forces in Northern Japan. NAF Misawa hosts 13 permanently assigned associate and tenant commands. Additionally, Patrol Squadrons (VPs) deploy to Misawa for six-month tours.

Installation Information

The Navy presence at Misawa is nearly 20 percent of the total population of Misawa Air Base, with more than 160 personnel assigned to the NAF and more than 700 personnel in tenant commands receiving direct support from the NAF. Navy personnel at Misawa are involved in a diverse range of activities, including airfield operations, aircraft maintenance, supply and logistics, fuel operations, ordnance operations, and intelligence.

NAF Misawa embraces a “one team, one fight” mentality in every aspect of our operations. We are an integral part of the Misawa Air Base Community, constantly seeking opportunities to increase mutual understanding and better coordinate with our 35th FW and JASDF counterparts, through training, exercises, and cultural exchanges. By reinforcing positive relationships across the base and consistently laying the foundation for future partnerships, NAF Misawa sets the tone for the remarkable goodwill that ties the Navy, Air Force, and JASDF together in Northern Japan. This goodwill reaches out into the local community, where Misawa City’s appreciation for the base is reflected in their stated objectives of “co-existence and co-prosperity.” NAF Misawa continues to build this unique overseas relationship between a surrounding city, who values the economic and social contributions of the air base, and base personnel, who consider themselves members of the local community.

Focusing on both customer service and the Shore Installation Management Core Business Model, NAF Misawa is committed to increasing the quality of our operations. A small command, we constantly reevaluate the critical efficiency triangle of performance, customer satisfaction, and cost. The guiding principle is keeping the warfighter and their family “mission ready” by providing the best services possible with the resources available and always finding a way to say, “Yes we can.”


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