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Education and Library Community Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, JBER


Active duty, Guard and Reserve components, Soldiers and retirees, their family members and civilian employees are welcome to take advantage of the services of the Army Education Center in Bldg. 7, Chilkoot Avenue; call 907-384-0970. Programs and services include college representatives from Central Texas College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Wayland Baptist University and University of Alaska Anchorage, as well as Army Personnel Testing, the Learning Resource Center and an Army MOS Library.

Army Education Center counselors help with applications for college, and explain how to combine military training and college credits for promotion points. Army counselors assist with requesting tuition assistance for active duty, Guard and Reserves and can explain GI Bill education benefits. Call 907-384-0970.

Army soldier working at computer, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, JBER

The Learning Resource Center controls room reservations for Bldg. 7. The building offers a lecture hall, computer labs and classrooms, a science lab and a conference room. The Learning Resource Center contains a computer lab (Army software) and lends DVDs, textbooks and study guides for GED, CLEP/DSST exams, entrance exams and Army Personnel Testing. The MOS Library offers TM, FM, STP, TC and training DVDs. Call 907-384-0964.

Distributed Learning Systems supplies video teleconferencing (VTC) and web-based training. Call 907-384-0565.

Two women at booth in library, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, JBER


The full-service JBER library on the first floor of Bldg. 7, JBER-Richardson, is a treasure trove of books, audiobooks, eBooks, movies, videos and electronic media, with WiFi throughout. The computer lab has 31 CAC-enabled PCs, printers, scanners and local fax. A separate study room is stocked with CLEP and DANTES study guides and other study supports, and a quiet Military Reading Room does double duty as study space and a resource for military reading material. Those exploring a new language can gain proficiency though online databases as well as check-out materials. Special family and children’s programs, including five weekly preschool storytimes, are scheduled throughout the year. Whether you are looking for the newest best-seller or doing research, stop by the library and check it out. Call 907-384-1640 or visit the website,

Mother and daughter at desk in Education Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, JBER


The JBER-Elmendorf Education and Training Services (ETS) Center, 4109 Bullard Ave., helps Airmen and family members meet their personal and professional development goals through educational, training and testing programs.

Four on-base colleges offer 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, or TA, through the Air Force Virtual Education Center. Spouses may be eligible for TA through the Air Force Aid Society, My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) or the Air Force Aid Society’s General Henry H. Arnold Grant. Information on supplemental funding, such as the GI Bill, is also available.

The ETS serves as the hub for all military testing, including CDC, PME, DLAB/DLPT, WAPS, AFOQT, AFCT and JST exams. The CLEP/DANTES testing program is administered by Wayland Baptist University through its National Test Center.

For more information, stop by or call the Education Office at 907-552-3164.

U.S. Airwoman talking with other woman, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, JBER


The Career Assistance advisor manages professional development seminars for enlisted Airmen to improve competencies and enrich whole-person development. These seminars provide time-sensitive information to Airmen to facilitate responsible career decisions. In addition, the First Term Airman Center holds essential-skills seminars to help first duty station Airmen transition into the operational Air Force, and facilitates community relations. Visit the website,, for additional information.


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