Education & Training

Military Tuition Assistance (MilTA)

Air Force MilTA will pay up to $4,500 per fiscal year in tuition costs. MilTA briefings are held every Thursday at the Education & Training Office. For a current schedule, please contact the Education Office at MisawaEducationOffice@us.af.mil or visit the Misawa AB Education & Training page on Facebook. For TA reimbursement send all inquiries to the central TA office at MILTA.REIMB@us.af.mil.

Briefing Dates

Oct. 4 | 2 p.m.
Oct. 11 | 9 a.m.
Oct. 18 | 2 p.m.
Oct. 25 | 9 a.m.

Bldg. 653, Room 204
Sign-up not required

Education Level Updates

DEGREE COMPLETION

Officers: Refer to http://www.afit.edu/coding
Enlisted: to update an enlisted education level, the Education Office needs a copy of the completion certificate.

SEJPME

Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education: to update an SEJPME completion status, the Education Office needs a copy of the completion certificate.

PMC

Professional Manager Certification: to update PMC information, please email the Education Office to request an update (no certificate or documentation required).

GI Bill Information

The Education Office offers general information about the GI Bill. Additional information can be found at:

https://benefits.va.gov/gibill

https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/manage/education

Commissioning Program

The Air Force offers a wide array of commissioning opportunities for enlisted members. If you are interested in commissioning, please contact the Education Office for more details.

Commissioning information (programs, deadlines and eligibility) can also be found via MyPers and the AF Portal.

CCAF

The Community College of the Air Force offers and awards job-related Associate in Applied Science degrees and other academic credentials that enhance mission readiness, contribute to recruiting, assist in retention and support the career transitions and professional growth of the Air Force enlisted corps.

Base Training Management

AFTC is offered via the Base Training Manager on a quarterly basis. Please contact your Unit Training Manager to sign up.

35fss.basetraining@us.af.mil

Career Skills Program

The career skills program (also known as Job Training, Employment Skills Training, Apprenticeships and Internships (JTEST-AI) under the Department of Defense SkillBridge initiative, prepares Airmen to transition from military to civilian employment. SkillBridge career skills programs are vocational and technical training programs that focus on the practical application of learned skills and can lead to employment in a specific career or technical trade.

To obtain more information about career skills training opportunities, contact your local base education office or visit https://dodskillbridge.com.

Formal & Civilian Training

The Formal Training Manager can assist with in-residence PME (Professional Military Education) and other formal training courses. The Civilian Training Office provides assistance for GS/NAF and MLC Local National training.

35MSS.FormalTraining@us.af.mil

Testing

SAT TESTING DATES:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Register by Wednesday, March 6, 2019

ACT TESTING DATES:
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 | Register by Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Register by Friday, June 14, 2019

To schedule a test or check availability, please email 35MSS.EducationTesting@us.af.mil.

Offered through

The National Testing Center
BLDG 653, Room 207
226-5144
misawalab-asia@umuc.edu

The NTC offers the following exams:

CLEP & DSST–College-level credit tests
Pearson Vue
Proctored college exams

To schedule a test, contact the NTC for more information.

Members eligible for promotion testing should refer to EPRRC (Enlisted Promotions References and Requirements Catalog) to verify study references, requirements and promotion cycle information.

Unclassified WAPS CDCs are made available to eligible Airmen from the Air Force Career Development Academy (AFCDA) through the electronic WAPS Online Reference Library Database (eWORLD) http://cdc.aetc.af.mil

PFE (Promotion Fitness Exam) Air Force Handbook 1, study material, can be found via http://www.studyguides.af.mil.

For questions, please contact your Unit WAPS monitor.

Individual Responsibilities:

  1. Examinees must understand and comply with all provisions of test compromised in Chapter 5 AFI 36-2605
  2. Before, during and immediately following testing, examinees must follow all instructions. All examinees must inform the TE of any mental or physical condition that may prevent them from doing their best or finishing the test.
  3. Examinees must wear an authorized uniform or the uniform of the day when testing (AFOSI agents may be tested in civilian clothes.
  4. Airmen Must:
    • Know their promotion eligibility status
    • Maintain their specialty and military qualifications to retain the eligibility
    • Use self-initiated programs of individual study and effort
    • Obtain and study all current study references specified for a particular promotion cycle
    • Review the annual WAPS Catalog to check availability and receipt of correct study references
    • Be prepared to test the first day of the testing window
    • Ensure they receive at least 60 days to access study materials prior to testing
    • Know his or her promotion testing requirements prior to testing date
    • Bring a valid military ID card to any testing session
    • Bring the minimum personal items possible into testing room. In addition to items prohibited in the testing room, examinees are discouraged from bringing purses, backpacks, gym bags, brief cases, or any other container-type items into the room. Ideally, an examinee has only the correct military uniform and his or her military ID card only.

Test administration begins when the TCO/TE closes the door to the testing room at the appointed start time.

NOTE: When an Airman signs the promotion testing Report on Individual Person (RIP), he or she is waiving the right to 60 days access to study material. The Airman is also waiving the right to 60 days access to study material if he or she has not initiated follow-up action to obtain study materials at least 60 days before start of testing cycle.

AFOQT– Air Force Officer Qualifying Test

AFCT- Air Force Classification Test/ASVS

DLPT/DLAB- Defense Language Proficiency Test/Defense Language Aptitude Battery

EDPT- Electronic Data Processing Test

OPI- Oral Proficiency Test

We offer a variety of other exams on a specific needs basis. If you need to take a test not on this list, please email us at 35mss.educationtesting@us.af.mil to see if it is available.

Air Force Cool

Leadership/Management Credentials for Senior Enlisted Airmen

Senior NCOs set an example of professionalism for the entire enlisted force, and AF COOL provides Airmen E-7 and above the opportunity to earn an additional leadership/management certification to further their development with certifications such as:
Credentials help Airmen advance their careers during active service and compete in the civilian workforce after separating from the Air Force. Earning civilian licensures and certifications enables Airmen to demonstrate the skills and service they build during their service and provides the qualifications they often need to compete for civilian jobs.

The AF COOL Website provides Airmen with an easy-to-use portal to identify and research credentials, make their education goal and create an AF COOL funding request.

Airman

enrolls in AF COOL through Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) and selects credential (provide supporting documentation)

Supervisor

approves

Airman

goes back to Virtual Education Center AF COOL system to request funding (provides supporting documentation)

AF COOL

verifies eligibility and processes payment

Airman

provides test results to verify completion, completes EOC survey

Eligibility

  • Enlisted Airman
  • Any Air Force component (Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve and National Guard*)
  • Possess a 5-skill level in an AFSC mapped to the credential

*Members of the Air Force Reserve and National Guard must be on Title 10 or 32 active orders for the duration of the AF COOL process. To discuss your specific situation, contact the AF COOL Help Desk at 334-649-5115

Funding

  • Up to $4,500 per Airman over the course of their career
  • Covers exams, books, prep courses/boot camps and recurring recertification

Resources

Accessing your Military Education Record

Log on to the Air Force Portal. Education / Training / Force Development is listed under the featured links.
The AFVEC is the eighth selection down.
Once logged on into the AFVEC, please verify under the “Personal Data” tab that all of the information reflects your current duty station.

If you do not have that option, then your information may not be current. A quick stop by our office will update your records! This gives you access to apply for Tuition Assistance, check CCAF Progress Reports, as well as access to study guides and officer commissioning information.

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)

CCAF is the largest community college in the world, offering 69 degrees in five areas:

  • Aircraft/Missile Maintenance
  • Electronics/Telecommunications
  • Allied Health
  • Logistics/Resources
  • Public/Support Services

Visit CCAF’s website here.

AU-ABC Program

AU-ABC is the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program. AU-ABC is an initiative between the Air Force and civilian higher education institutions to offer baccalaureate degree opportunities to every Air Force enlisted member. The program directs Airmen with an Associate in Applied Science degree to a collection of accredited military friendly colleges and universities to consider when completing a four year degree. (CAC access required)

Visit AU-ABC’s website here.

On-Site College Options

Opportunities to begin and complete secondary certificates, as well as associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees are available at various colleges and universities. Adult institutions represented on base are:

MyCAA Scholarship Program

The My Career Advancement Account (known as MyCAA) Scholarship Program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursing a license, certification, or associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.

Who is eligible for the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship? Spouses of service members who are Active Duty on pay grades E-1 through E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2 who have successfully completed high school and have a military sponsor that is on Title 10 military orders are eligible. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in these same pay grades are also eligible.

Contact a certified career counselor at: 1-800-342-9647

Airman Leadership School (ALS)

Professional Military Education

Misawa Airman Leadership School (ALS) is a mandatory prerequisite for all Air Force personnel with a line number for SSgt. The ALS staff offers seven courses per fiscal year and these classes are open to all Department of Defense (DoD) personnel in the rank of E-4, E-5, or civilian equivalent. Classes provided throughout the course prepare the above mentioned individuals to be professional, warfighting leaders who can supervise and lead DoD work teams to support the employment of Air, Space and Cyberspace power.

Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Leadership Seminars are provided to JGSDF junior enlisted personnel aimed at providing insight into leadership values and techniques, as well as team building concepts utilized in today’s United States Military. The ALS staff holds up to six JGSDF Bilateral Seminars throughout the year, welcoming host nation personnel from all over Japan. US Service members and JGSDF personnel are afforded to share career experiences, personal stories and career advice during the bilateral lunch to close out the seminar.

Four Lenses: Four Lenses consists of identifying certain temperaments associated with certain different types of personnel. The course assigns a color to each individual based on how they tend to communicate and what each individual finds most important to them. In the end, individuals who attend the course are better equipped with how to communicate with others and it also enables individuals to identify blind spots of their own. The ALS staff has the capability to hold this class at individual shops, flights, squadrons or even at the group level.

Professionalism 101: Professionalism 101 focuses on delivering information regarding the differences between professional behavior and unprofessional behavior. The course conquers the subject of characteristics of professional, unprofessional relationships, workplace etiquette, judging professionalism and expectations of a professional. The course consists of a 30–40 minute presentation/discussion followed by a Q & A session, and is tailored for smaller group settings, such as individual sections, flights or a specific enlisted or officer tier.

Progressive Discipline Process (PDP): The PDP course focuses on the proper implementation of discipline. The course focuses on the supervisor’s role throughout the process, the difference between corrective discipline and preventive discipline, as well as a road map as to how the PDP works. The course consists of a 30–40 minute presentation/discussion followed by a Q & A session, and can be tailored to any setting needed.

Leadership: The Leadership course focuses on all aspects of leadership. The instructor will cover multiple facets of leadership including followership traits, leadership traits and leadership behaviors. In addition to covering these topics a discussion will be held about leadership in general, and what those in attendance have seen throughout their careers. Discussions will focus on what has worked and what has not, in the end providing those in attendance with a variety of approaches to effectively lead people. The course consists of a 30–40 minutes of instruction followed by a 30–40 minute session focused on an open and honest discussion regarding leadership, and can be tailored to any setting needed.

Location: Building 1537
DSN:
315-226-3435
E-mail:
35.fw.als@us.af.mil
SharePoint:
https://misawa.eis.pacaf.af.mil/MO/ALS/Pages/default.aspx

Commandant:
MSgt Maybelle McKinney Martin

Instructors:
TSgt Shara Carlisle
SSgt Jasmine Carraway
SSgt Jonathan Hamilton

Misawa Airman Leadership School Vision

Provide junior enlisted members assigned to Misawa Air Base the tools needed to not only be successful military leaders, but to provide them with the tools needed to be better human beings.

USAF Airman Leadership School Mission

Prepare Senior Airmen to be professional, war fighting Airmen who can supervise and lead Air Force work teams to support the employment of Air, Space and Cyberspace power.

USAF Airman Leadership School Vision

Provide mission-ready, junior enlisted leaders with expeditionary and combat leadership mindsets to the commanders of Air Force, Army, Navy, and Allied Forces.

Building 1006
DSN 226-STAY (7829)

Professional Development Center

Team Misawa’s Professional Development Center (PDC) offers free seminars open to all Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) holders, including enlisted, officer, civilian, joint and international mission partners.  The PDC is located at Bldg. 1006 across from the Enlisted Club.

Seminars we offer include Leadership, Counseling & Mentoring, Professional Military Writing, Team Building, Stress Management and many others.

To access our courses go our SharePoint and click on the “Class Registration” box. On the next page, look to the left for a list of courses. Click on the course, look at the top of the page for a brief synopsis. Classes are free and fill up quickly!

To get more info on what the PDC offers, please go to our SharePoint site for a full list of courses from a .mil or CAC-enabled computer, click the button below. If you get an error message, give us a call at 226-7829 for a list of upcoming courses and to be registered.

The following are for military-only registrations:

First Term Airman Center (FTAC)

is a mandatory five-day course for first duty station Airmen to help them make the transition from a training mindset to a mission-oriented environment. It provides base orientation and in-processing, as well as reinforcing lessons learned in basic military and technical training. For FTAC information or to register, call 226-7829.

The Joint Bilateral NCO Professional Enhancement Course

is a four-day course designed for Staff Sergeants and Technical Sergeants who’ve not attended formal PME in three or more years. This class is designed as both a PME refresher and a step up to the next supervisory tier. What’s unique about this course is that Misawa AB, partners with our Japanese Air Self-Defense Forces (JASDF) and joint services to provide PME to all enlisted NCOs for professional enhancement.

The Joint Bilateral SNCO Professional Enhancement Course

is designed for Master Sergeant-selects and newly-promoted Master Sergeants. This four-day course functions as a formal welcome to SNCO tier of leadership with an in-depth view of their increased supervisory, leadership and managerial responsibilities. It also provides a networking opportunity and assistance in making the transition to SNCO status more effective. This course is also open to our partners, JASDF and joint services to provide PME to all enlisted SNCOs for professional enhancement.

Education & Training

BLDG. 653, RM 203
Monday–Friday  |  8 a.m.–4 p.m.

CLOSED Saturday, Sunday, PACAF Family Days & Federal Holidays

Phone

226-4201  DSN
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Email

MisawaEducationOffice@us.af.mil

Airman Leadership School

BLDG. 1537

Phone

315-226-3435 DSN
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Email

Professional Development Center

BLDG. 1006

CLOSED Saturday, Sunday, PACAF Family Days & Federal Holidays

Phone

226-7829 DSN
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