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81st TRG maintains its CCAF accreditation

Rick Harman, 81st Training Support Squadron curriculum development manager, demonstrates the online learning broadcast studio’s capabilities to members of the Community College of the Air Force inspection team at Allee Hall Aug, 9, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl/Released)

Rick Harman, 81st Training Support Squadron curriculum development manager, demonstrates the online learning broadcast studio’s capabilities to members of the Community College of the Air Force inspection team at Allee Hall Aug, 9, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl/Released)

Master Sgt. Nicholas Waldmann, Community College of the Air Force course manager flight chief, conducts an inspection at Maltby Hall Aug. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Master Sgt. Nicholas Waldmann, Community College of the Air Force course manager flight chief, conducts an inspection at Maltby Hall Aug. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Chad Quesenberry, 335th Training Squadron instructor supervisor, demonstrates the functions of a Nida electronic trainer to members of the Community College of the Air Force inspection team at Wolfe Hall Aug. 10, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Chad Quesenberry, 335th Training Squadron instructor supervisor, demonstrates the functions of a Nida electronic trainer to members of the Community College of the Air Force inspection team at Wolfe Hall Aug. 10, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl/Released)

Master Sgt. Alicia Barley, Community College of the Air Force campus affiliations flight chief, asks Navy Chief Petty Officer Noah Lowe, 333rd Training Squadron instructor supervisor, questions about the spectrum operations apprentice course at McClelland Hall Aug. 9, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl/Released)

Master Sgt. Alicia Barley, Community College of the Air Force campus affiliations flight chief, asks Navy Chief Petty Officer Noah Lowe, 333rd Training Squadron instructor supervisor, questions about the spectrum operations apprentice course at McClelland Hall Aug. 9, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl/Released)

Members of the Community College of the Air Force inspection team provide an in-brief to members of the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron at Maltby Hall Aug. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Members of the Community College of the Air Force inspection team provide an in-brief to members of the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron at Maltby Hall Aug. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Virgil Putzke, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron force development NCO in charge, assists Tech. Sgt. Benita Casemere, Community College of the Air Force affiliate school manager, during an inspection at Maltby Hall Aug. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Virgil Putzke, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron force development NCO in charge, assists Tech. Sgt. Benita Casemere, Community College of the Air Force affiliate school manager, during an inspection at Maltby Hall Aug. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Members of the Community College of the Air Force Compliance Requirements Visit team receive a tour of the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron at Maltby Hall Aug. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Members of the Community College of the Air Force Compliance Requirements Visit team receive a tour of the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron at Maltby Hall Aug. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The CCAF inspection team visited the 81st Training Group to assess class curriculums to ensure Keesler maintains its accreditation so students can receive college credits for their completed technical schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

Community College of the Air Force representatives held a Compliance Requirements Visit Aug. 9-11 here.

The CCAF CRV was conducted to inspect and ensure all courses are in compliance with accreditation standards.

“The CRV is a triennial inspection to make sure we are in compliance with CCAF policy, procedures and guidance,” said John Lang, 81st Training Group training administrator. “This inspection is important because it allows each student to receive college credit for the work they do in training.”

During the inspection, 10 CCAF representatives toured the 81st Training Group to observe more than 515 Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps instructors teaching college level courses. Each instructor is evaluated based on their instructor records and the quality of their teaching skills.

“The evaluation happened in each training squadron and focused on the qualifications of each instructors to make sure they meet the standards that CCAF sets,” said Lang.

Inspectors were also given the opportunity to see Keesler’s involvement in the Air Education and Training Command pilot program for the Instructor/Developer Online Learning Course (IDOL).

“The IDOL course is a distance learning course that is currently being developed,” said Lang. “The inspectors were really interested in this so they can see how instructors will use it to teach distance learning classes.”

The CCAF representatives said they were impressed by the instructors and Keesler’s ability to constantly innovate technical school courses, mentioned Lang.

“The last inspection they did three years ago, the inspectors said Keesler was the model school for the other 108 CCAF schools,” said Col. Scott Solomon, 81st TRG commander. “This year, the inspectors had zero findings. The 81st TRG is one of the largest CCAF schools in the Air Force so for them to have zero findings again during this visit is very rare for them to see.”

The inspectors also stated that Keesler will be used as an example for all other schools in the Air Force to emulate, added Solomon.

“Additionally, the inspectors found several best practices at Keesler while they were here,” said Solomon. “Keesler is setting the standard for CCAF compliance with the results of this inspection.”