Misawa Air Base

Misawa Air Base APO
AP, JP 96319


(三沢飛行場 Misawa Hikōjō) (IATA: MSJ, ICAO: RJSM) is an air base of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) and the United States Air Force located in Misawa, Aomori, in the northern part of the island of Honshū of Japan. It is located 3 NM (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) northeast of Misawa railway station, 3 mi (4.8 km) west of the Pacific Ocean, 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Towada, 18 mi (29 km) northwest of Hachinohe, and 425 mi (684 km) north of Tokyo. It is a Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) facility with the 35th Fighter Wing (35 FW, about 48 F-16 aircraft split among the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons) as its host wing.
Misawa is the only combined, joint service installation in the western Pacific. It houses three U.S. military services (Air Force, Navy and Army, as well as the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. The base is home to 5,200 US military personnel, as well as 350 US civilian employees and 900 Japanese national employees.
The Misawa Passive Radio Frequency space surveillance site was used for tracking satellites using the signals they transmit. It also provided coverage of geosynchronous satellites using the Deep Space Tracking System (DSTS) but was dismantled around 2002. The Misawa Security Operations Center (MSOC), located in the northwestern part of the Air Base, is believed to be one of the largest ECHELON ground stations.

Quick Reference

Airman and Family Readiness Center
Bldg 656,
Misawa AB, JPN


American Red Cross

American Red Cross-Misawa AB
Misawa AB, JPN

Commissary-Misawa AB
Bldg 323, Hirahata,
Misawa AB, JPN


Defense Finance and Accounting Service
(888) 332-7411

Delta Dental TRICARE Retiree
Dental Program
(888) 838-8737

Bldg 325,
Misawa AB, JPN


Housing Office
Unit 5022,
Misawa AB, JPN


Medical Clinic
Bldg 99,
Misawa AB, JPN


Misawa Inn
Bldg 670,
Misawa AB, JPN


Misawa AB, JPN

USAA PCS/Deployment Guides
(800) 531-8722

Base Surroundings

Misawa Aviation and Science Museum
Kitayama-158 Misawa,
Aomori Prefecture 033-0022, Japan
+81 176-50-7777

Komakionsen Shibusawa Park
Japan, 〒033-8688
Aomori Prefecture, Misawa, 古牧温泉
+81 176-51-2121

Nakayoshi Park
2 Chome-1-1 Chuocho, Misawa,
Aomori Prefecture 033-0001, Japan

Medical Care

Medical Clinic
(DSN): 315-226-6111

35th Medical Group
Building #99
APO, AP, Japan 96319

The 35th Medical Group (35 MDG) is a 23-bed inpatient Military Treatment Facility (MTF) providing primary and specialty care to approximately 7,000 beneficiaries at the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.
We serve 2,600 Active Duty Air Force, 300 Navy, 30 Army, around 800 civilians and their dependents. Inpatient services are provided by our Multi-Service (MSU) and Maternal-Newborn/Labor and Delivery (MNU/L&D) units. Primary care services includes Family Health, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Flight and Navy Medicine clinics. Specialty Care includes General Surgery, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, OB-Gyn/Women’s Health, Mental Health, and Family Advocacy. Our Dental Clinic provides general, pediatric and preventive services.
Medical needs exceeding MTF capability are either referred to a Japanese treatment facility or aero medically evacuated to other MTFs where medical care is available.

The Misawa Air Base Hospital (35th Medical Group) is located at the Main Base, Bldg 99. It is right across the Commissary, Sollars Elementary School and the Child Development Center.
The Dental Clinic is on the first floor of the hospital right by the main entrance. The Mental Health Clinic is a separate building (Bldg 96), across the main parking lot (with the Misawa Inn right across the corner).
General Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except on Thursdays for training (open at 9 a.m.); includes Outpatient/Specialty Clinics, Dental, Radiology/Labs, and Pharmacy; Wednesday by appointment only (please call 226-6356 to schedule)
Immunizations: Monday through Friday, 0730. – 1600
Family Member Relocation Clearances/EFMP-Medical: Monday through Friday, 0800. – 1530

Closed: Federal Holidays and PACAF Family Days/down days; however, the Urgent Care Clinic (UCC), Labor, and Delivery and Multi-Service Units are open 24/7/365.

APO Address:
Unit 5024 (Bldg 99),
Misawa AB, APO, AP 96319

Japanese Address:
Unit 5024 (Bldg 99),
Misawa Air Base

1-Chome, Hirahata, Misawa-shi, Aomori-ken, Japan 033

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

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