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  • Air Force Career Development Academy

    ORIGIN OF THE EXTENSION COURSE PROGRAMThe Air Force’s continuing education program began under the Army Air Corps and has continued uninterrupted operation since the Air Force’s activation as a separate service in 1947. The program relocated from Fort Benjamin Harrison (Indiana) to Gunter Air Force Base (Alabama) and became one of the Air
  • Airman Leadership School (ALS)

    Airman Leadership School (ALS) is the first level of the Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) continuum and prepares senior Airmen to be professional, war-fighting Airmen who can supervise and lead Air Force work teams to support the employment of airpower.  Completion is required to assume the grade of Staff Sergeant.Although the
  • Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (EPMEIC)

    The Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (EPMEIC) strives to produce noncommissioned officers (NCO) who can both teach and lead effectively in and out of the classroom. The curriculum is designed to heighten students’ appreciation for and understanding of classroom fundamentals, technical skills associated with EPME
  • Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA)

    The Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) is the second level of enlisted PME and prepares technical sergeants to be professional, war-fighting Airmen who can manage and lead Air Force units in the employment of airpower.  Currently, there are 10 NCOAs worldwide.The NCOA program is a substantial investment of resources, personnel, and facilities;
  • Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

    The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education was activated in July 2008. The Barnes Center provides degree and professional-development education opportunities to more than 300,000 enlisted Airmen each year.  The center provides Enlisted Professional Military Education, Career Development Courses, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees and
  • USAF First Sergeant Academy

    The USAF First Sergeant Academy (FSA), a CCAF affiliated course, consists of 115 hours of blended facilitated distance and resident learning. The USAF FSA mission is to develop, through education and training, selected senior noncommissioned officers to serve as advisors to commanders on issues that impact our Airmen in successfully accomplishing
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