Education Office Events

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.

 Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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: or 228-376-8708/8710.



Military Tuition Assistance

  • $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 COOL

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

Degree Programs On Base

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

Contact Information

Customer Service

COMM: 228-376-8708/8710

DSN: 591-8708/8710

FAX: 228-377-7062



500 Fisher St. Suite 224

Keesler AFB, MS 39534

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Academic Counseling, commissioning, GI-Bill

COMM: 228-376-8472

DSN: 376-8472

Awards and Decorations

COMM: 228-376-8155

DSN: 376-8155

CCAF/Academic counseling, AU-ABC

COMM: 228-376-8473

DSN: 376-8473

CCAF/Academic counseling, professional certifications, proctor services

COMM: 228-376-8475

DSN: 376-8475

CCAF Student Services

COMM: 334-649-5000

DSN: 749-5000

CDC testing, base training

COMM: 228-376-8470

DSN: 376-8470

Formal training - civilian

COMM: 228-376-8161

DSN: 376-8161

Formal training - military

COMM: 228-376-8159

DSN: 376-8159

Test scheduling, PME enrollment, TA inquiries

COMM: 228-376-8708

DSN: 376-8708

Important Info

  • 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.