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Education and Training

The Air Force Voluntary Education Program supports Force Development by maintaining a highly educated force. The program supports off-duty voluntary education goals for active duty Air Force and Air National Guard in the National Capital Region (NCR), to include tuition assistance, Montgomery GI Bill/Post 9-11, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), SkillBridge, Accessing Higher Education, General Education Mobile, Air University Associates to Bachelors Cooperative, and Scholarships.

The Military Testing Office administers the following exams: Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, Air Force Reading Abilities Test, Electronic Data Processing Test, Oral Proficiency Interviews for languages, Defense Language Proficient Test, Defense Language Aptitude Battery, Armed Forces Classification Test, Test for Basic Aviation Skills, Enlisted Pilot Qualification Test, Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System, Weighted Airmen Promotion, and the Manpower Test Battery.

The Formal Training Office provides TDY to School notifications.

The Base Training Office ensures all airmen assigned to the NCR successfully progress in upgrade and qualification training.

Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC)

Air Force's premier site for information about educational benefits

The Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) offers a wide array of on-line services to empower you to actively participate in all aspects of your education to include the creation and management of funding requests. Find information on AF COOL, AU-ABC, GEM, SkillBridge, CCAF, TA Decide, MilTA, just to name a few.

Career Assistance Advisor (CAA)

The Career Assistance Advisor (CAA) acts as the principal advisor to commanders and supervisors on retention issues. The CAA program is designed to assist supervisors when talking to subordinates about the benefits of an Air Force career. The CAA assists commanders and supervisors in career counseling and conducts advertising and publicity programs. The CAA also advises separating enlisted personnel on Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard program benefits and opportunities, advises on career progression and planning, monitors mandatory pay and benefits briefing programs, manages Air Force retention programs, and provides reports and statistics to help commanders assess retention trends. Enlisted enhancement courses are conducted for SNCOs, NCOs and Airman and Right Decision briefings for first-and second-term Airmen.

The CAA is located at Bolling

Career Assistance Advisor, JB Anacostia-Bolling & Pentagon

11 FSS, Stewart Theater (Bldg 52), 2nd Flr JBAB, DC 20032

Office: 202-284-4442     Cell: 706-550-2575

Testing

The Military Testing Office conducts Airman promotion testing, foreign language proficiency and other military testing.

Visit Defense Language Institute for language testing preparation resources.

DLPT/DLAB testing is done on Tuesday/Wednesday at 0730 and 1100. 

Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS), Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT), Air Force Officer Qualification Test (eAFOQT), Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), Air Force Classification Test (AFCT), MyLearning exams are administered by appointment only.

Weighted Airman Promotion Tests – eligible airmen are notified and scheduled accordingly.  Test cycles are:  E6 – 15 Feb – 15 Mar, E5 1 May – 15 Jun

 

Base Training

Base training serves as the OPR for the supervision of all training programs for personnel assigned to the Pentagon, identifies and coordinates training sources, and assists with developing training plans, schedules, documentation and evaluation procedures to support unit operations and CFETP requirements. Base training provides guidance to commanders and Unit Training Managers on CDC and AFSC related matters, assists in identifying annual training requirements and conducts Staff Assistance Visits.

If you have any questions regarding training, please contact your unit training manager.

Formal Training

Formal Training is the OPR for all TDY-to-school matters, processes orders and training allocations for all military and civilian personnel, coordinates and approves all civilian training requirements, functions as the primary POC for all PME for officers and enlisted members, and updates training certificates for civilian and military members.

If you have any questions regarding training, please contact your unit training manager.

National Test Center

All CLEP and DSST test titles are available. NTC testing services are available to those with current base access. This includes active-duty service members, military retirees, spouses, and civilian employees of the military.  See appoointment availability below.

Pearson VUE certification tests by appointment: http://www.pearsonvue.com/military .

DSST Principles of Public Speaking by appointment, email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Programs


Tuition Assistance
Are you preparing to transition from military to civilian? Is one of your “after military service” goals to attend college? Have you completed the 5-day “Transition GPS” workshop? If you answered “YES” to all three questions, the Managing Your Education workshop may be for you! To register for a workshop (walk-ins are not permitted) or for more detailed information, contact us!
SkillBridge

SkillBridge partners with private industries to help veterans find jobs, but also for companies to find the workforce that they need for their industries.

Looking for your next career step after your military Service? Are you within 180 days of transition? Discover opportunities to participate in training and development with industry and employers who are seeking the high-quality skills that you bring to the table.

Enlisted Professional Military Education

If your EPME completion is not showing in your records, and you completed the course more than 30 days ago, you must send your completion certificate to AFPC through MyPers (see directions listed below). SEJPME updates can be submitted to the Formal Training Office. Certificates are the ONLY acceptable source documents and must be submitted by the student.

Click here or go to the AF Portal and select MyPers. Follow the instructions below:

  • Use CAC login
  • Left Column Scroll down to “MY ACCOUNT”
  • Select Incidents/Message
  • Select “Email us” in the right hand corner
  • Component: Active Duty AF
  • Category: Benefit and Entitlements
  • Subject: Request EPME course update
  • Question: Request my PME course be updated. Please see attached certificate.
  • Browse and attach the certificate
  • Once your record is updated to show course completion, it will show immediately in vMPF; however, it may take up to 4-6 weeks for it to reflect in the Assignment Management System (AMS) SURF, which is not the system of record and for the member’s informational purposes only
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Contact


Pentagon Education and Training Center

811FSS/FSD
1085 Air Force Pentagon, Room 1A934
Washington DC  20330-1085
703-697-7074  Education and Training Customer Service
703-697-9757  Military Testing
703-692-9008  Base Training
703-695-4664  Formal Training
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday
    0700am – 1500