Troops to Teachers Workshop
Description: Troops to Teachers is a Defense Department program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as a teacher in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
For registration and additional information, call 376-8297.
TAP T-GPS Education Training Workshop
Description: Transition Goals, Plans & Success Achieving Higher Education Workshop is a two-day course designed to guide transitioning service members and their families through the variety of decisions involved in the institution of higher learning process, from selecting a school and degree program to funding your education to completing the application process.
Documents needed for a successful workshop: Individual Transition Plan (ITP), Career Interest Inventory, and Military Occupation Code (MOC) Cross Walk Gap Analysis, Occupation/Education results from the DOL Workshop, Verification of Military Experience & Training (VMET), Military Transcripts (CCAF or JST), and VA Benefits I Participant Guide. Please bring personal computers.
For registration and additional information, call 228-376-8297.
Where: Sablich Center Building 0701 Room 2223D
2019 Schedule 2020 Schedule
26 - 27 Feb 19 25 - 26 Feb 20
23 - 24 Apr 19 28 - 29 Apr 20
26 - 27 Jun 19 23 - 24 Jun 20
27 - 28 Aug 19 25 - 26 Aug 20
29 - 30 Oct 19 27 - 28 Oct 20
17 - 18 Dec 19 15 - 16 Dec 20
Armed Forces Personnel Testing(AFPT) and Foreign Language Proficiency Testing(FLPT)/Oral Proficiency Interview(OPI)
Where: Sablich Center Building 0701 Room 203
Description: Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) Testing, Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), Foreign Language Skill Proficiency Testing, & Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS).
For additional information, call 228-376-4415/8709.
Military Tuition Assistance Counseling & Commissioning Counseling
Where: Sablich Center Building 0701 Room 223D
When: Military Tuition Assistance is utilized to pay for college classes. Attend TA briefings every Thursday at 2 p.m. Commissioning Counseling - attend commissioning briefings every 2nd Tuesday of each month 10 a.m.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 228-376-8708/8710.
$4,500 max/fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30)
$250 max cap per semester credit hour
$166 max cap per quarter credit hour
Tuition Assistance covers the following education levels:
An associate's degree can be attained prior to award of CCAF.
One bachelor’s degree
One master’s degree
Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line Air Force COOL is a pathway for enlisted Airmen to earn industry recognized professional certifications and licenses.
AF Cool Fast Facts
• Enlisted rank of E3 and above
• Any Air Force component (Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and National Guard)
• Possess a 5-skill level in a primary AFSC mapped to the credential *Members of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force National Guard must be on Title 10/32 active orders for the duration of the AF COOL process.
Leadership/Management credentials offered for members as an additional credentialing opportunity in the grades of E7 and above!
Credential mapping of 642 professional certifications and licenses for 190 enlisted Air Force specialty codes. $4,500 cap covers application and administrative fees, Airmen must hold 5-skill level SNCOs qualify for leader certifications in addition to AFSC related certification. Approved re-trainees who utilized AF COOL for a previous AFSC may be eligible for another credential in the newly awarded AFSC (on case-by-case basis). If you have any questions, please contact the Air Force COOL program office at DSN: 749-5115, COM 334-649-5115, or email at CCAF.email@example.com.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Building 0701 Room 221
Degrees Available: Associates Degree in BA and BS Prep curriculum; courses to meet CCAF requirements; Available formats: In-class, Online and Hybrid in 8-week terms. Five terms per year beginning in August, October, January, March and May.
William Carey University
Building 0710 Room 219
Degrees Available: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Business Administration, Management/Marketing, General Studies; Available in four 10-week trimesters primarily in classroom, some on-line and hybrid courses. Terms begin in August, November, February and May.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Building 0701 Room 217
Degree Available: AS in Engineering Fundamentals, AS/BS Aeronautics, AS/BS Aviation Business Administration, AS/BS Aviation Maintenance, BS in Engineering Technology, AS/BS Technical Management, Master of Aeronautical Science, Master of Science in Aviation Finance, Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Information, Security and Assurance, Master of Business Administration in Aviation, MS in Management, MS in Management Information Systems, MS in Project Management, MS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Master of systems Engineering, Master of Science in Unmanned Systems; Available in 9-week terms in-class, online, or web-conferencing (Eaglevision); (12 online terms; 5 classroom terms per year). Classroom terms begin in August, October, January, March and May.
Off Base (Must have signed the MOU agreement)
Must be accredited by a national, regional, or specialized accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education.
To schedule an appointment for a CLEP, DSST or university exam, Click here
Follow these steps:
1) Choose WBU - Testing Services from the drop-down menu on the left
2) Select the test you want to take
3) On the Select Testing Site drop-down menu choose Keesler AFB - Ms. Mernagh Howze
4) Select available date on the calendar (those that are gray are not available)
5) Select preferred testing time (11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.) under the date of your choice
6) Select New User and create your account for scheduling a test at WBU - Keesler NTC (please make note of your username and password for future use)
If you are taking a CLEP, please make sure you have created your account with College Board, registered for the exam, and printed your registration ticket.
If you are taking a DSST, there is nothing further to do.
If you are taking a university exam, please make sure you have taken the necessary steps with your school for proctor approval.
For more information please contact the Education office at 228-376-8708 or 81FSS.firstname.lastname@example.org.
500 Fisher St. Suite 224
Keesler AFB, MS 39534
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Academic Counseling, commissioning, GI-Bill
Awards and Decorations
CCAF/Academic counseling, AU-ABC
CCAF/Academic counseling, professional certifications, proctor services
CCAF Student Services
CDC testing, base training
Formal training - civilian
Formal training - military
Test scheduling, PME enrollment, TA inquiries
All institutions must be nationally or regionally accredited and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for civilian degrees and Professional Certification.
When pursuing a degree other than a CCAF, an official degree evaluation is required. A degree evaluation must list all courses required for degree completion as well as the transfer of any courses previously taken at other institutions.
You can place your degree evaluation on file through the education office prior to requesting TA through Air Force Virtual Education Center.
Air Force Virtual Education Center
South East Region Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers Proud to Serve
Veteran Affairs Education and Training
Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) Calculator