Education & Training
The Education & Training section is a customer-focused team of subject-matter experts that prepare 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 counselling, information on funding education (GI Bill and other sources) for military personnel, family members, DOD civilians, retirees, and other beneficiaries.
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.
Air Force JAG Corps
Defend your country in the courtroom. Apply for the Air Force JAG Corps. As a member of this elite group of law professionals, you’ll provide a full range of legal services to the U.S. Air Force and it's Airmen. Continue your education in a number of legal specialties and gain experience working around the globe upholding justice for the people who defend it. The application window is 1 Nov 2020 to 10 Jan 2021. Apply online at www.airforce.com/JAG
Reference AFMAN 36-2032 and AFI 51-101 for requirements for application.
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: email@example.com
AF COOL Changes for 2020
Air Force is making some policy changes to the AF COOL program to continue to provide opportunities while ensuring long-term funding. The AF COOL program is a pathway for enlisted Airmen to earn industry recognized professional certifications & licenses. All related licensing fees, exam charges, and study preparation costs are covered by the program. Changes include:
-Money will be recouped if Airmen fail to provide proof of completion of the AF-funded credential within 120 days.
-Credentials are being added for an awarded academic degree, and one unrelated to the Primary AFSC. For this credential category, Airmen must reimburse the Air Force for all failed courses and exams.
-Starting 25 Dec 2020, Airmen who are within 180 days of separation/retirement and have an approved request, must self-fund their credential cost and will be reimbursed by AF COOL after proof of completion is provided.
-Preparatory courses & study materials will no longer be funded.
-The cost of books is limited to $500 per credential goal.
Call the Offutt Education & Training Center at 402-294-5716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (and provide a contact number) so that we may assist you.