633 FSS/FSDE – Education and Training Section (ETS) is the cornerstone for quality education programs and guidance to Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE). The Langley ETS provides three main functions—counseling/advisement, testing, and program management to Airmen, Civilians, Retirees, and Family Members.
Upon arriving at JBLE Langley-Eustis, Airmen should go into their Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) through the AF Portal and update their Education Records. For problems with updating individual education profiles in AFVEC, please send issues to the ORG Box, above.
Counseling and advising includes providing information and analysis of students’ academic goals and offering options to successfully meet those goals. Education specialists and counselors are knowledgeable about all levels of post-secondary education and help to guide undergraduate and graduate students. Education specialists/counselors assist with education issues and problems experienced by students and refer students to other information sources of financial aid, vocational/technical programs, and other non-traditional methods for obtaining a post-secondary education. The following is a list of associated counseling/advising assistance. Additionally, Education Specialists maintain student’s education records in the Air Force Automated Education Management System (AFAEMS) to include, but not limited to, reviewing, approving, and uploading degree/education plans to the students’ virtual education record, and annotating student records with comprehensive counseling notes.
- Academic Counseling: Education Specialists provide information, resources, and analysis to students ranging from basic information such as credit hour, accreditation, and available programs to more advanced guidance to include assessments of students’ interests and long term goals, preparing for post active duty careers, and working with schools and the Central Office (CO) on the student’s behalf.
- CCAF Counseling: ETS personnel counsel Airmen on CCAF opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to, advising on available programs, course completion requirements, transcript reviews, AFAEMS documentation actions, and follow-up actions.
The testing function includes management and administration of exams for a variety of programs; ETS oversees the JBLE – Langley AFB National Test Center (NTC) that provides academic testing such as CLEP, DANTES, and proctored college exams. The ETS administers SAT, ACT, PME, CDC, DLPT/DLAB, and AFCT exams.
- All testing is by appointment only. NO WALK-IN’s allowed.
- DLPT/DLAB is offered the 2nd Thursday of the month – No other testing available on that day.
- AFCT is offered the 4th Tuesday of the month at 0800.
- SAT/ACT are scheduled Quarterly upon request. Tests will be ordered and then member will be scheduled.
- All exam requests must include SSN, Phone Number, Type of Test, Test ID (if applicable) and requested a primary/alternate date/time.
TO SCHEDULE AN EXAM/TEST
- All PME/TYPE 6 exams and TYPING test please email email@example.com
- CDC/EOC exams, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- DLPT/DLAB, AFCT/SAT/ACT exams, please email email@example.com
STUDENTS ARE NOT SCHEDULED FOR AN EXAM UNTIL THEY RECEIVE CONFIRMATION
FROM THE EDUCATION CENTER.
Program management is central to ETS. The following specific tasks, not all inclusive, comprise the overall management of the Voluntary Education program.
- Enlisted Education Levels Updates: ETS personnel update Enlisted Education Levels and upload official transcripts to AFAEMS.
- Customer Service: ETS personnel provide sound, responsive Voluntary Education customer service to base population. This includes, but is not limited to, customer service hours, web sites, and e-mail communication.
- Memoranda of Understanding/Agreements (MOU/MOA) Education Contracts: ETS Chiefs provide oversight of on-base academic programs and manage the on-base MOU for each academic institution. FSDE supports on-base programs by providing classrooms and monitoring each term’s course offerings. The ETS Chief works with academic institutions to ensure on-base schools are in compliance with the DoD MOU and the AF Addendum.Langley Ed Center supports two MOU schools; Saint Leo University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
The Accessing Higher Education (AHE) two-day track is designed to personally guide military members and spouses preparing for transition to civilian life through the different decision-making processes involved in pursuing higher education. You will learn how to distinguish between different higher education programs and benefits so you will be able to find one that provides a satisfying career path.
This course covers in-depth:
- How to choose a college or university
- Choosing a degree program
- How to interpret your military training to determine how many credits you will need to complete your degree
- How to fund your degree
- Federal and Private Financial Aid Options
- Veteran Benefit Option
- College Admissions process
- Essay Writing
- Common College Application
- Plus much more!