Education and Library Complex
Updated On: 12/9/2012 6:08:40 PM
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The Consolidated Library, located on the first floor of Building 7 on JBER-Richardson, offers a wide variety of books, videos, and electronic media. The Consolidated Library has a computer lab with CAC enabled PCs, printers, and scanners. Wireless Internet access is available for all patrons. A variety of special family and children's programs are offered throughout the year. Whether you are looking for the newest best seller, or doing research, stop by the Library and "Check Us Out." For more information, call the Consolidated Library at 384-1640/1648.
Army Education Center
Active duty, AGR, and Reserve-component Soldiers and retirees, their family members, and civilian employees are welcome to use the services of the Education Center in Building 7 907-384-0970 Programs and services include professional counseling, remedial and college classes, Army Personnel Testing, Learning Resource Center (Room 215), tuition assistance, financial aid information, Veteran's Administration benefits, distance learning opportunities, and classroom reservations 907-384-0964 The MOS Library (Room 215) offers TM, FM, STP, TC and audio visual training aids. The Digital Training Facility 907-384-0565 offers innovative, web-based training opportunities.
Counselors assist with applications for college credit for experiential learning from military or civilian training and how to combine training and college credits for military promotion points. Building 7 provides an on-post college campus with four colleges offering courses during the lunch hour, evenings, and on weekends as well at the units. These include the University of Alaska Anchorage, Central Texas College, Wayland Baptist University, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Each belongs to the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) association offering maximum transfer credit and reasonable residency requirements to facilitate a degree for the mobile military.
GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway Soldiers must use to request Tuition Assistance (TA) and enroll in college classes whether traditional or on-line. The GoArmyEd portal gives Soldiers access to many accredited colleges and universities and more than 1,000 available degree plans.
Air Force Education Center
The JBER-Elmendorf Education and Training Services (ETS) Office, located at 4109 Bullard Ave., assists Airmen and family members meet personal and professional development goals through a variety of educational, training, and testing programs.
To facilitate academic achievement, the base hosts four on-base colleges that offer a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs: Central Texas College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Wayland Baptist University. In addition, the Education Office provides career, commissioning, and Community College of the Air Force counseling.
Active-duty Airmen must apply for tuition assistance (TA) through the Air Force Virtual Education Center. Spouses may be eligible for TA through the Air Force Aid Society Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) or MyCAA. Information on supplemental funding, such as the GI Bill, is also available. The ETS serves as the hub for all military testing, to include CDC, PME, DLAB/DLPT, WAPS, AFOQT, AFCT, and JST exams. The CLEP/DANTES testing program is administered by Wayland Baptist University through their National Test Center. For more information, stop by or call the Education Office at 907-552-3164.