Welcome to Misawa AB and we hope that your tour will be enjoyable and rewarding. We are eager to deliver and set up all the furniture you will need for your time here. The furniture and appliances at this location have been specifically chosen to fit comfortably in each type of housing unit found on and off base.
Planning Your Move to Misawa AB with Furniture
Misawa AB authorizes full weight entitlements for all accompanied military and DoD personnel. Unaccompanied members in the grades of E5 and above, including DoD personnel, are authorized full weight entitlements. Unaccompanied Members in grades E1 - E4 with less than 3 Years of Service have restricted weight allowance of 10% of their Full JTR Weight Allowance and are required to reside in a fully furnished dormitory room. Knowing your weight entitlement is very important. With this entitlement, government furniture support is on a loaner basis only for 90 days in/out or until arrival of your household goods. Loaner furniture consists of living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture.
Contractors and technical representative personnel are NOT authorized FMS support. Please get with your company to make arrangements for appliances/furnishings support.
Temporary government storage facilities are NOT available at Misawa AB. Members with full weight entitlements must bring their essential household goods; i.e. living room set (couch, chair, coffee table, end table, lamps), dining room sets (table and chairs), and bedroom sets (bed, dresser or chest, night stand, lamps) while storing non-essential furnishing items in Non Temporary Storage (NTS) stateside.
Basic support items authorized and provided for the duration of a member's tour include a stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer and adapters/transformers for both on-base and off-base (local economy) housing.
Inbound personnel should be cautioned against shipping everything they own. Government and local economy housing are generally smaller compared to those in the United States. Personnel will not be able to keep furnishings (excluding basic support items listed above) for the duration of their tour. Furnishing entitlements are based on your orders and Air Force Instructions specify FMS is not authorized to provide furnishings to support visitors or house guests.
Military and DoD civilians are NOT authorized shipment of personally owned major appliances; refrigerators, ranges, washers and dryers. These appliances are provided for the duration of a member's tour if the sponsor is receiving Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or authorized to live in Military Family Housing.
- Full Bed (1 per person)
- Single Bed (per child or additional dependent)
- Chest Drawer (1 per person)
- Night Table
- Dining Table
- Dining Chairs
- Coffee Table
- End Table
Duration of Tour Items:
- Dryer Electric (1 each)
- Washer Electric (1 each)
- Refrigerator/Freezer Electric (1 each)
- Electric or Gas Range (1 each)
ITEMS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SHIPMENT INCLUDE: Large German trunks, Jacuzzi, upright/deep freezers, waterbed, large antique furniture, curio style grandfather clock, oversized china cabinets, oversized wall units or wall to wall entertainment centers, oversized sectional sofa and oversized desks. Outdoor or patio furniture should not be shipped if Tower housing is preferred.
Government Furniture Delivery
The FMS and Transportation Management Office (TMO) work together to coordinate the delivery and pickup of each member's government and personal household goods. Members are authorized a one-time delivery and pickup of government furnishings. Members can also pickup or turn in extra items as long as authorization is not exceeded. Members must be present at the scheduled date and time of delivery or pickup. Customers who miss appointments without prior approval will be rescheduled at the convenience of the FMS. Please note that requests for Non-Temporary Storage after you arrive in Misawa and are assigned a home must be made within 30 days of being assigned a home through TMO.
Appointments will be scheduled at the earliest date possible. For additional information please contact the base FMS at 011-81-176-77-3565 or DSN (315) 226-3565.