Education Programs

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Student Aid Resources

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Voluntary Education Civilian College Distance Learning Exam Proctoring

Voluntary Education Civilian College Distance Learning Exam Proctoring

welcome to the 87fss education and training center

Bldg. 3829 on School House Road (adjacent to Falcon Courts North Housing)
JB MDL McGuire


Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 3pm
Friday:  By Appointment Only

The Education and Training Center (ETC) is home-base to Voluntary Education, Base Training, Formal Training, Civilian Training Management and Testing. The ETC offers excellent educational opportunities to military personnel, family members, and civilian employees. On and off-base programs are available, as are a number of other services.

Programs at the ETC include college classes, academic advising, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) counseling, Air Force Commissioning advisement, Kuder career guidance tools, Troops-to-Teachers, Transition Assistance Program counseling, Military Tuition Assistance guidance, scholarships and an array of testing opportunities: WAPS / PME / CDC / DLAB / DLPT / CLEP / DDST / SAT / ACT / FAA / AFCT / AFOQT / TBAS / EDPT / OPI.

Two-year degree programs are available through Rowan College at Burlington County (Formerly Burlington County College) and the Community College of the Air Force. Baccalaureate degree programs are offered through Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Southern Illinois University and Wilmington University. Graduate programs are available from Central Michigan University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Wilmington University.


87FSS Education & Training Center compiled Scholarship Listing and Sites so that current/potential students can easily understand and take advantage of what’s available for them.

For more information on Scholarship Programs, please call 609.754.5345.


87FSS Education & Training Center’s knowledgeable staff can assist you with getting a Federal Student Aid.

For more information on Federal Student Aid, call 609.754.5345.

The 87FSS Librar-e & Resource Commons on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst offers a FREE tutor/academic assistance program. Students can receive coaching individually and/or in groups.

The mission of this program is to support our military personnel, their dependents, and our civilian employees in their college careers by providing academic assistance for traditional and distance learning courses.

Are You Ready for Your Enlisted Promotion?

The 2019 Enlisted Promotions References and Requirements Catalog (EPRRC) is ready for your review on 1 October for the 2019 test cycle. Airmen must be prepared to test on the first day of the testing administration window. The EPRRC identifies the available enlisted promotion tests and associated study references for Airmen preparing for promotion.

The next promotion cycles and test administration periods are:

19E8 Promotion to Senior Master Sergeant: Testing Window 1 December - 15 December 2018                      19E7 Promotion to Master Sergeant:  Testing Window 1 February - 31 March 2019                                    19E6 Promotion to Technical Sergeant:  Testing Window 1 February - 31 March 2019                                 19E5 Promotion to Staff Sergeant:  Testing Window 1 May - 15 June 2019                                                 19E9 Promotion to Chief Master Sergeant:  Testing Window 9 September - 13 September 2019 

The EPRRC is located at:

Important: See your Unit WAPS Monitor for promotion testing assistance. 

Today's preparation determines tomorrow's achievements.


Education and Training Events
GI Bill 101

An education briefing providing the latest information on the eligibility, benefits payable, transfer of benefit, and more. This briefing helps you understand GI Bill benefits and answer common questions like: What's the difference between the MGIB and the Post 9/11 GI Bill? How do I convert from one to the other? How can I transfer the benefit to family members? Find out these answers and more!

First Thursday of each month at the 87FSS Education and Training Center, Bldg. 3829 School House Road (adjacent to Falcon Courts North), JB MDL McGuire; 9:00am; Room 204. Registration not required. Open to all military services and military retirees.

2019 Dates: 1/3 

USAF Military Tuition Assistance (MilTA) Briefing

Airmen must attend a mandatory MilTA briefing prior to the first authorization of MilTA. This includes Active Duty, Guard and Reserve on active duty orders. 1st Wednesday at 8:30am; 3rd Wednesday at 1:30pm. On-base colleges will be available to assist you with your education goals at the conclusion of the MilTA Briefing. These institutions offer classes and coursework leading to Certifications, Associate, Baccalaureate or Master Degrees at the 87FSS Education Center.

2018 Date: 12/19

Open House
On-Base Colleges Open House

This is a great opportunity for aspiring students to start their academic career or for those individuals who put their education on hold to start again, by meeting with college representatives. These institutions offer classes and coursework leading to Certifications, Associate, Baccalaureate and Master Degrees.

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Dates: 12/12

CCAF Degree Completion Briefing

Hosting a CCAF Degree Completion Briefing at the 87FSS Education and Training Center, Bldg. 3829 School House Road (adjacent to Falcon Courts North), JB MDL McGuire. The briefing will cover guidance and options in completing your CCAF degree. Registration:  send an email of your intent to attend to  A copy of your CCAF Progress Report can be provided to you at the briefing. 609.754.5346. 

12/20, 9:00am-10:00am,

CCAF Degree Completion Briefing
Higher Ed Partnerships (1)
College Open House at JB MDL
Mandatory MilTA Breifing1
CCAF Degree Completion
DANTES Online Education
Kuder Career Interest Inventory Assessment