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Temporary Suspension of Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online (AF COOL) Program

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 September 1, 2018.  Note, during this temporary suspension, any funding requests previously approved by the AF COOL Central Processing Office will still be honored.  If your Airmen have any questions concerning their funding request, please have them contact the AF COOL office at ccaf.cool@us.af.mil, DSN: 749-5115 or Commercial: 334-649-5115. 

Thank you for your support during this temporary delay of the AF COOL program. 

Change in Hours of Operation

In an effort to better serve our customers and ensure staff are trained/prepared to provide the best service, we n owclose at Noon the third Thursday of each month.

Our hours of operation are as follows:

Mon-Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Third Thursday of each month 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

AIR FORCE AUTOMATED EDUCATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AFAEMS) MOVE TO THE CLOUD

The Air Force Automated Education Management System (AFAEMS) Move to the Cloud is now scheduled for June 8-12.

During this time, AFAEMS, AI Portal and AFVEC applications will not be available. All Airmen submitting TA requests and Supervisors with TA requests pending approval should plan accordingly.

Remember, MilTA Funding Requests can be submitted 45 days prior to term start date but no less than seven days prior to the course start date. Please make a note of this planned down time so your TA can be submitted/Supervisor approved within appropriate time-frames.

CCAF GRADUATION – June 13 Event

Please join us in recognizing the Spring 2018 CCAF Graduates, June 13, 2018, at 1230 at The Club at Peterson AFB.

NEW COURSES

The Education Center is excited to offer these courses. Click here for the class list and descriptions.

For more information and to sign up, call 719-556-4996 or email us at 21fss.fsde@us.af.mil.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Do you have the feeling you are in the wrong career field but are unsure what new careers to explore?  Are you just starting out and are overwhelmed by career options? Do you want in on the secret to improved job satisfaction?  In this 90-minute session we explore personality type and how it relates to career choice and career satisfaction.  Job satisfaction depends on matching your career and work environment to your preferred personality traits.  During this session we will take a short personality assessment, explore the results, and investigate resources which will help you discover career fields based on your assessment results.

For more information or to sign up for this session, contact the Peterson Education Center at 719-556-4996 or email 21fss.fsde@us.af.mil.

TGPS – also known as Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success): Accessing Higher Education Track

The Accessing Higher Education track is for those transitioning members pursuing higher education. It assists Service members in identifying the education requirements that support their personal goals. This track focuses on topics such as how to achieve academic success, how to research and compare institutions, and how to finance higher education. After completing the Accessing Higher Education Track, Service members will be prepared to complete an application to an accredited institution, schedule a session with a counselor from an academic institution, or meet individually with education counselors, as needed.

Funding Your Education

This briefing is for you if you are a student using Tuition Assistance and haven’t yet explored other funding opportunities to limit out of pocket costs or if you have a dependent going off to college soon.

We will have a special briefer from the TRIO program offering an in-depth briefing on all things educational funding related such as, Federal Financial Aid, Scholarships, and grants.  This will be followed by a briefing to help you understand the details of your GI Bill benefits so you can make the most of that benefit. 

High School to Higher Education

This course is designed for high school students (and their parents) who are college bound.  We begin by offering an assessment to help students match their choice of college major and career goals to personality type in order to achieve greater satisfaction.  We then offer information on the college search and application process from cradle to grave.  A detailed Financial Aid Briefing exploring FAFSA, scholarships, and grants will be given.  At the conclusion of the session, a GI Bill briefing will be offered for those who have transferred VA education benefits to dependents.  

For more information about any of these courses and to sign up, call 719-556-4996 or email us at 21fss.fsde@us.af.mil.

The Education Center is here to meet the educational and students-teacher-at-computers-200pxlsvocational needs of active duty personnel and their adult family members. For more information, call 719-556-4996.

  • College and Career Counseling
  • Tuition Assistance for Active Duty Military and Department of Defense Civilian Employees
  • CCAF Counseling
  • Testing Services
  • GI Bill Benefit Information
  • Commissioning Program Guidance

EDUCATION CENTER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Closed on 21st Space Wing family days and federal holidays.

TESTING SCHEDULE

Monday – DLPT/DLAB/ECI @ 8:30 a.m.
Monday – PME @ 1 p.m.

Tuesday – DLPT/DLAB/ECI @ 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday – PME @ 1 p.m.

Wednesday – CDC @ 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday – FAA @ 1 p.m.

Thursday – PME @ 8:30 a.m.
Thursday – PME @ 1 p.m.

Friday – PME @ 8:30 a.m.

Testing: Email 21FSS.FSDE.TEST
UTA Testing:  Email 302 FSS/DPMT

SNCO and NCO Distance Learning Course

FAA TESTING

Our Education Center is fully certified as an FAA testing site. Airman Knowledge Testing Services are offered every Wednesday at 1 p.m. If you are interested in testing, send your request to 21FSS.FSDE.TEST.

Click here for Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill Briefings – 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Learn more abut the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Topics covered include eligibility criteria for the bill, the transfer to dependents option, payment amounts, comparison to the Montgomery GI Bill, and more.
  • Initial Tuition Assistance (TA) Briefing – 2 p.m. every Tuesday. Required for all first-time TA users. Additionally, any personnel who have not pursued their education in the last year are now required by AFI 36-2649 to have a follow-up counseling. This briefing fulfills the requirement.
  • Transition Goals Planning Success (T-GPS) Achieving Higher Education Track – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday & Thursday, March 21 – 22, 2018. Separating or retiring from the military and thinking about going back to school? This two-day program guides you through the variety of decisions involved such as choosing a degree program and college institution, funding considerations, and the admissions process. To sign up, send an email to 21fss.fsde@us.af.mil.
  • Enlisted Commissioning Program Briefing – If you are interested in becoming an officer, this is a great starting point to gain a high-level overview of the major programs for enlisted personnel to commission. From 2-3 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018. Please reserve a spot via the Team Pete Professional Development Center SharePoint site.

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