Army Education Center
Active duty, Guard and Reserve components Soldiers and retirees, their family members and civilian employees are welcome to use the services of the Army Education Center in Bldg. 7, 907-384-0970. Programs and services include college representatives from Central Texas College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Wayland Baptist University and University of Alaska Anchorage, as well as Army Personnel Testing, Learning Resource Center and Army MOS Library.
The Army Education Center counselors assist with applications for college, and explain how to combine military training and college credits for promotion points. Army counselors assist with requesting tuition assistance for Active duty, Guard and Reserves and explain Gl Bill education benefits.
The Learning Resource Center controls room reservations for Bldg. 7. The building offers a 150-person lecture hall, three classroom computer labs, 13 classrooms, one science lab and one conference room. The Learning Resource Center offers a 21-station computer lab (Army software), lending DVD, textbooks and study guides for GED, CLEP/DSST exams, entrance exams and Army Personnel Testing. The MOS Library offers TM, FM, STP, TC and training DVDs, 907-384-0964.
The Digital Training Facility offers VTC and web-based training for active duty only, call 907-384-0565 for reservations.
The library is on the first floor of Bldg. 7, JBER-Richardson, and offers books, videos and electronic media. The library has a computer lab with CAC-enabled PCs, printers and scanners. Wireless internet access is available for all patrons. Special family and children’s programs are offered throughout the year. Whether you are looking for the newest best-seller or doing research, stop by the library and “check us out.” For more information, call the library at 907-384-1640 or 907-384-1648.
Air Force Education Center
The JBER-Elmendorf Education and Training Services (ETS) Office, 4109 Bullard Ave., assists Airmen and family members in meeting personal and professional development goals through educational, training and testing programs.
To facilitate academic achievement, the base hosts four on-base colleges that offer a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs: Central Texas College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Alaska Anchorage and Wayland Baptist University. In addition, the Education Office provides career, commissioning and Community College of the Air Force counseling.
Active-duty Airmen must apply for TA through the Air Force Virtual Education Center. Spouses may be eligible for TA through the Air Force Aid Society, MyCAA or the Air Force Aid Society’s Gen. Henry H. Arnold Grant. Information on supplemental funding, such as the GI Bill, is also available.
The ETS serves as the hub for all military testing, including CDC, PME, DLAB/DLPT, WAPS, AFOQT, AFCT and JST exams. The CLEP/DANTES testing program is administered by Wayland Baptist University through their National Test Center.
For more information, stop by or call the Education Office at 907-552-3164.
Air Force Professional Development Center
The Career Assistance advisor manages several professional development seminars for enlisted Airmen to improve competencies and enrich whole-person development. These seminars provide time-sensitive information to Airmen to facilitate responsible career decisions. In addition, the First Term Airmen Center holds seminars providing essential skills to transition first duty station Airmen into the operational Air Force and facilitates community relations.