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550 McDonald Street
Maxwell-Gunter AFB AL 36114-3107


Course Schedule

Class Start Graduate
 18E 9 Jul 2018 10 Aug 2018
 18F 23 Aug 2018 28 Sep 2018
 19A 23 Oct 2018 29 Nov 2018
 19B 16 Jan 2019 21 Feb 2019
 19C 13 Mar 2019 16 Apr 2019
 19D  1 May 2019 6 Jun 2019

AFSNCOA Student Support & Research Guides

Air University Student Support & Research Guides

AFSNCOA Reporting Instructions

1. Welcome to the AFSNCOA. You are in for an exciting experience with sister service, coalition partners, DoD senior leaders, and other professionals who are focused on your continuous professional development. Please reach out to Air Force, Joint Force, and international students during the class. This is a great opportunity to broaden your understanding of the global force as well as network and build connections across various countries and branches of service.

2. Please take the following actions upon notification of attendance by your formal training office:
Download and read the AFSNCOA Orientation pamphlet and the Student Guides.  Please print and fill out the Student Information Worksheet. You will turn in your filled out Student Information Worksheet to your Instructor first thing on Day of Education 1.


3. Visit the Air University Portal (USAF and Sister Service Students only). Ensure you have an account created and up-to-date on the AU Portal to access the AFSNCOA Blackboard. Instructions are in the Orientation Pamphlet on pages 6 and 7. Please take time to ensure your personal contact, and official/work contact information is completely filled out. Pay special attention to the note on email addresses on page 7 of the Orientation Pamphlet. Ensure both the Current Contact Information Email and the Official/Work Contact Base Email are the same email address. Use the email address you would like to receive course notifications to (most students prefer their personal email address). If the email addresses do not match in AU Portal, it may delay access to your Blackboard account and you will not be able to view the course material until it is resolved. You are not required to do anything in regards to your Blackboard account. Access to Blackboard will be explained on Day of Education 1. 

4. All required rooms are reserved in advance by the lodging office and students are not required to contact the University Inn reception desk on Gunter Annex to place a credit card on file.  Upon arrival, check in at the University Inn reception desk in Bldg 1017. A student roster will be at the reception desk with your assigned flight room information.  All students must check in at the Gunter Annex lodging desk. 

5. Orientation day show time: All students have a show time for the first official day of class for initial orientation at 0700, reporting in long sleeve blue shirt, with tie/tab and all accoutrements.

6. There will be a class mixer and the dress attire will be Smart Casual.  

7. On graduation day students MAY be released by 1500; however it is strongly recommended that departure flights are scheduled no earlier than 1700. Allow extra time if flying from Birmingham or Atlanta (Atlanta is on EST).


AFSNCOA Retreat Formation