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, ACT, SAT, 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.
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.
Visit the site today.
Hoopla is a digital media service that allows users to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on their computers, tablets, phones, or TV. Users can register for Hoopla on the AF Portal Library & Resources page, once registered, users can borrow up to five titles per month, with no holds or waiting for availability. Titles can either be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later via the hoopla app. Please note that Hoopla does not support Internet Explorer at this time. If you have any questions at all, please contact the AF Library team: AFSVA.SVPL.firstname.lastname@example.org
AF COOL credentials – 19 June 2018
Due to Airmen’s high demand for AF COOL credentials we have exceeded the capacity to fund any more credentials under our current contract and have been forced to temporarily suspend the program until a new contract is in place. We have already petitioned for and received additional money and are diligently working to get the new contract awarded which we expect to have awarded by mid-August 2018. Please anticipate we will begin accepting new AF COOL requests for your Airmen on/about 1 September 2018. Note, during this temporary suspension any funding requests previously approved by the AF COOL Central Processing Office will still be honored. Airmen that have any questions concerning their funding request, please contact the AF COOL office at email@example.com, DSN: 749-5115 or Commercial: 334-649-5115.
Thank you for your support during this temporary delay of the AF COOL program.