NAF Atsugi has been home to sailors and their families for nearly 60 years and is the only permanently forward-deployed and co-located air wing, Carrier Air Wing Five, for over 28 years. As the only naval installation supporting an entire air wing, Atsugi supports more than 40 award-winning tenant commands, which not only guarantee mission accomplishment but ensure the success of our numerous community and youth programs through teamwork and volunteering.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) exists to enhance the lives of sailors, their families and other eligible patrons. At Atsugi, support and leisure opportunities include sightseeing trips around Japan, outdoor recreation, fitness, dining, sports, movies, bowling, golfing and more. Our MWR staff work hard to ensure personnel stationed here enjoy their time in Japan!

To read more about MWR programs, visit the Navy MWR website.

Who can use MWR services?

Active duty military personnel (U.S. and JMSDF), their families and guests, reservists, retired military personnel, DoD civilian employees and their family members, and DoD contracted employees or their representatives affiliated with NAF Atsugi, may all take advantage of MWR services and facilities.

How can I find out about MWR events?

In addition to the home page calendars on this site, MWR sends out and prints several newsletters, ranging from a weekly movie schedule and monthly tours list to a general weekly overview of activities happening around base. Sign up via the home page, or keep an eye out around base.

There are two monthly magazines (MWR Events and Liberty) that you can receive electronically or pick up printed versions. MWR Events features information for everyone and can be found at the Tours & Travel office and NEX Food Court, and the Liberty version is aimed at Atsugi’s junior sailors and can be found at the Liberty Center in Building 77.

And you can always stay connected via our NAF Atsugi MWR Facebook page.

How do I reserve MWR facilities for private parties or events?

Facilities available for rent and their phone numbers include:

  • Atsugi Catering Office | 0467-63-3616
  • Atsugi Lanes Bowling Center | 0467-63-3790
  • Cinema 77 | 0467-63-4538
  • Golf Course Restaurant | 0467-63-3772

I'm stationed at Atsugi and want to get out and see Japan. How can I do that?

  • If you’re interested in going on one of our monthly ITT tours or speaking with a travel agent, give the tours and travel office a call at 0467-63-3786.
  • If you’re a junior sailor interested in going on a Liberty trip, call the Community Recreation Center at 0467-63-3782 to learn about specials just for you. If you’re interested in going hiking or renting outdoor gear (bikes, skis, snowboards, tents, grills, party supplies, etc.), contact Outdoor Recreation Gear Rental at 0467-63-6205.

I'm a band or entertainer who would like to perform at NAF Atsugi. How do I go about being considered?

Please contact MWR’s Community Recreation Office by calling 264-4652 or 0467-63-4652 from a Japanese cell phone. (If calling from the U.S., dial +81-467-63-4652.)

I heard MWR has a marketing department that does printing. Can you print fliers, posters and/or signs for me, or feature my organization's event on a marquee?

The priority of the marketing office is to publicize MWR-sponsored events and functions. However, designed and printed materials - such as fliers, posters, banners and other projects - can be done for private organizations and individuals for a freelance fee. There's also a two-week turnaround time to be aware of. The outdoor, electronic marquee outside Cinema 77 is available for paid advertising to NAF Atsugi private organizations.

So feel free to give us a call or drop by the marketing office at 0467-63-3574 or in building 978 (where Tours and Outdoor Rec are located) for more information and to discuss details, services and quotes.

Where can I go to exchange or withdraw dollars and yen?

NAF Atsugi has physical locations of Community Bank and Navy Federal Credit Union where you can exchange cash or use other banking services. (Both banks are located off Oriskany Street in the same plaza as the NEX Depot.)

Each branch also has at least one ATM located around base. Community Bank ATMs dispense both yen and dollars, but Navy Federal ATMs only dispense dollars.

Most Japanese ATMs don’t accept foreign cards. But ATMs at Japanese 7-Elevens and post offices are usually exceptions - and you should be able to use a Visa or MasterCard at any 7-Eleven or post office in Japan to withdraw yen. There’s a 7-Eleven on base as well, off Halsey Street across from the NEX Mini Mart (in the same building as the Japanese food court).