Education & Training
The Education & Training section prepares Airmen and their Families to meet academic and career challenges for today and tomorrow. The Air Force uses this program for recruitment and retention as well as readiness.
The Education and Training Section supports long-range Air Force goals for maintaining a high-quality force by providing educational opportunities to enhance professional and personal development of our Airmen. We provide Air Force Tuition Assistance for degree completion ranging from the CCAF Associate degree to graduate degrees. We have 4 academic institutions on base to provide to a variety of degree programs for our personnel. We administer testing services for Airmen enrolled in the non-resident Professional Military Education programs , Career Development Courses, Promotion Testing, non-linguist language testing (DLPT, DLAB), specialized testing (AFOQT, AFCT, etc), and CLEP/DSST tests offered through our on-base DANTES National Test Center. The Education and Training Section also provides academic and vocational counseling, information on funding education (GI Bill and other sources) for military personnel, family members, DOD civilians, retirees, and other beneficiaries.
Military Tuition Assistance & AF COOL
The Department of the Air Force restored military tuition assistance to $4,500 per fiscal year and Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online preparatory course funding for fiscal year 2021.
For military tuition assistance, Airmen and Space Professionals are eligible for up to $4,500 per fiscal year and a maximum of $250 per semester hour or quarter hour equivalent to cover tuition and allowable fees. For AF COOL, funding for preparatory courses, also known as boot camps, is restored. AF COOL funding limits remain at $4,500 per life-time.
As a result of the reinstatement, both programs will resume the same benefits as before.
For more information, consult Air Force Instruction 36-2670, “Total Force Development."
Call the Offutt Education & Training Center at 402-294-5716 or email email@example.com (and provide a contact number) so that we may assist you.
Military Tuition Assistance - Kuder Journey Assessments
New Air Force regulations require a Kuder Journey assessment prior to receiving Military Tuition Assistance. The assessment is also required before changing an education goal. You can find the Kuder Journey assessments at: dantes.kuder.com It's FREE for military. Once you have completed the Career Interests Assessment contact the Offutt Education & Training office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Defense Language Proficiancy Test (DLPT)
If you are a military member and in need of your Defense Language Proficiancy Test (DLPT) and/or Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) scores reported to CCAF for credit, you will need to complete DLIFLC FORM 420 and request the transcript to be sent to CCAF; please see Base Education Office for the form or further assistance.
Virtual Force Development Center
The virtual Force Development Center was designed with all Airmen in mind (active duty, reserve, guard, and civilian.) Airmen are encouraged to take time and visit the virtual center to review the free resources available to them and take the extra step towards self-development.
The one-stop site links to numerous professional development resources. The center has consolidated various self-developmental services and information to link members directly to foundational learning, professional education, and many other resources. Airmen also have access to a collection of self-paced courses, books, videos, case studies, learning tracks, executive book summaries and live events that can be accessed from your personal device.