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Mon-Wed & Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm
Thu: 9:00am-3:00pm

Closed on Weekends, AFDW Family Days & Holidays

Bldg 1413 Arkansas Rd.
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Room 100

(301) 981-6377


Education Center

Education & Training Center

The Education and Training section provides base-level education and training support to the “Total Force.”

The education office oversees authorization of over 4 million dollars in tuition assistance funding for degrees of higher education.

Primary programs include Community College of the Air Force student advisement, academic and vocational guidance/counseling from basic skills to graduate level, and DoD Skillbridge program guidance.

Other education opportunities include Air Force COOL, Education Deferments, Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bill and commissioning programs guidance, Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Managing Your (MY) Education workshop, and the AF Institute of Technology.

The office acts as a focal point to enroll in Intermediate and Senior Development Education (IDE/SDE) via correspondence.

The testing program includes tests for college credit, undergraduate college admissions, certification tests, and civilian and formal military testing.

The office oversees and coordinates the activities and programs of four (4) institutions of higher learning which offer 35 degree programs on base.

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Visit the Homepage for information on any additional upcoming courses/events at Education & Training!

For more information regarding our programs, services and resources, please visit the links listed under “Our Services” (below).

Air Force Virtual Education Center

To access AFVEC, log on to the AF Portal:

Scroll to: Career & Training, and select AFVEC (AF Virtual Ed Center).

​You can register for all JBA Education Center briefings on the NEW Ed Center Events Calendar located on AFVEC. Click here to learn how to find the calendar and RSVP.


Airmen and Guardians who are interested in participating in the SkillBridge program must complete an initial SkillBridge briefing to be made eligible to apply in AFVEC. Members assigned to Joint Base Andrews can sign up for upcoming briefings on the Education Center Events Calendar in AFVEC. Members are encouraged to attend this briefing early in their transition planning process.



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Base Training

Base training serves as the OPR for the supervision of all training programs for personnel assigned to Joint Base Andrews

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Colleges & Universities

All information about Colleges & Universities

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Formal Training

Formal Training is the OPR for all TDY-to-school matters.

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Military Testing

The Military Testing Office conducts Airman promotion testing, foreign language proficiency and other military testing.

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National Testing Center

Sponsored by University of Maryland Global Campus, the National Testing Center administers electronic testing for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Prometric’s DSST Examination Program.