EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTER
Bldg 1413 Arkansas Rd.
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Hours of Operation
Mon-Wed & Fri: 7:30am-4:00pm
*Open for limited services including testing.
Closed on Weekends, AFDW Family Days & Holidays
The Education and Training section provides base-level education and training support to the "Total Force." The education office oversees authorization of over 4 million dollars in tuition assistance funding for degrees of higher education. Primary programs include Community College of the Air Force student advisement, academic and vocational guidance/counseling from basic skills to graduate level, and guidance on all commissioning program applications. Other education opportunities include Air Force COOL, DoD Skillbridge program, Education Deferments, Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bills, Transition GPS – Managing Your (MY) Education workshop, and the AF Institute of Technology. The office acts as a focal point to enroll in Intermediate and Senior Development Education (IDE/SDE) via correspondence.
The testing program includes tests for college credit, undergraduate college admission, certification and interest tests, and civilian and formal military testing. The office oversees and coordinates the activities and programs of five (5) institutions of higher learning which offer 35 degree programs on base.
Education & Training is comprised of:
Colleges & Universities
National Testing Center
Air Force Virtual Education Center
To access AFVEC, log on to the AF Portal:
Scroll to: Education > Training > Force Development, and select AFVEC-AF Virtual Ed Center.
You can register for all JBA Education Center briefings on the NEW Ed Center Events Calendar located on AFVEC. Click here to learn how to find the calendar and RSVP.
*As of 1 Oct 2021, all participating companies must be DoD SkillBridge approved. Company POC’s can submit an application on the DoD Skillbridge website to start the approval process: https://skillbridge.osd.mil/how-to-apply.htm