Reporting Date:         NET: 11 Jul 2022    NLT: 15 Jul 2022         
Class Dates:              CSD: 25 Jul 2022   CGD: 18 May 2023

Clearance:  Top Secret/SCI (LAF ONLY).  Have a current Top Secret or Interim Top Secret Clearance that will not expire through 18 May 2023.  All other students will require a Secret Clearance.

School POC:     Lt Col Andrea Tileston/Lt Col William (Jason) Collins    E-mail: awc.studentops@us.af.mil

Telephone:        DSN 493-5190                                                                Comm: (334) 953-5190

Additional Instructions: 

ALL STUDENTS: Students are strongly encouraged to complete IDE and JPME 1 prior to attendance at AWC. Students who have not completed JPME 1 prior to AWC cannot receive JPME 2 credit upon graduation.

1. Immediately upon notification, students must email AWC.StudentOps@us.af.mil. Once member’s email is confirmed, AWC Student Ops will send member a welcome email with administrative requirements and request for information.

2. Core Leadership: Officers designated as class leaders (First 30) report NET 5 July 2022 and NLT 8 July 2022 to attend a week-long orientation from 18-22 July 2022. Officers selected to be part of the class leadership should be notified NLT 1 April 2022.

3. AWC will be closed 1 & 4 July in conjunction with the AETC Family Day and 4th of July holiday.

4. Early Reporting: Advance written permission must be obtained should early reporting be required (i.e. mandatory return from remote assignments). Normal CONUS and OCONUS moves do not meet this intent. Early reporting requests for personal convenience will not be approved. If an early reporting request is approved, include the following statement on officer's orders: “Early Reporting Authorized. Written Approval Obtained From the Dean of Students at Air War College”.

5. Non-Air Force military and all civilian personnel must send their official transcripts to the Air University Registrar’s Office. Registrar contact information is telephone: 334-953-1240; Email: airu.admission@gmail.com; mail: Air University, ATTN: Admissions, 60 W. Shumacher Avenue, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112.

6. ADAF students must have a Narrative-Only PRF completed by their losing unit prior to departing base.

7. Computer Requirements: Air University schools have transitioned to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and students will not be issued government laptops. All students attending Air War College are expected to bring their own personally-owned (not government-issued) device for access to course materials. Additional BYOD guidance may be found on AWC’s webpage.

8. Blue Horizons: Upon designation for AWC, Air University will contact candidates for participation in Air Force Blue Horizons Fellowship in lieu of traditional AWC coursework. Participants will undergo an intense academic, research, and war gaming program to answer a specific CSAF-directed research question. Results will be out-briefed to HQ AF senior leadership prior to graduation. Fellows will receive a Master’s degree but not JPME II. TS/SCI required. Blue Horizons faculty will select 5 SDE fellows from volunteers based on expertise mix required to complete the CSAF-directed study topic.

9. Military students must be in uniform when signing-in; civilian students must be dressed in business casual.


 


AIR WAR COLLEGE CHECKLIST
FOR INBOUND 
U.S. Air/Space Force STUDENTS



 QUESTIONNAIRE.  Complete/return Questionnaire to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 BIOGRAPHY, PHOTO & SURF.  Send your bio, photo (in a separate file) and a copy of your SURF (CDB for Guard/Reserve) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 NIPR ACCESS FORMS. All students must sign and return the NIPR User Agreement Portfolio (containing 4 files) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 May.

 SECURITY CLEARANCE.  All students are required to have a Top Secret clearance to attend AWC.   If you do not currently have a TS clearance, please initiate it with your Security Manager ASAP.   Additionally, if you are currently filling an SCI-level billet, ask your SSO for a Transfer-In-Status (TIS) to the AU/SSO at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (DSN 493-6715/3606).   Finally, if your TS clearance is within 60 days of the 6-year expiration date, you must begin the update process through your current security manager.  Please contact the AWC security manager (DSN 493-1399/commercial (334) 953-1399) with any questions.

 NARRATIVE-ONLY PROMOTION RECOMMENDATION FORM (N-O PRF).   Active Duty Air Force students must have an N-O PRF completed/processed by their losing senior rater, IAWAFI 36-2406, para 8.1.2.1.,  prior to arrival at AWC.  This is a member and losing rater/unit responsibility. AWC does NOT receive PRFs.

 MyVector Development Plan. Active Duty O-5s w/o a line number must update their ADPs and/or MyVector with post-AWC assignment preferences prior to arrival at AWC.

 LEAVE. Take sufficient leave prior to arrival at AWC to avoid falling into a “use or lose” situation during the academic year.  AWC will NOT authorize ordinary leave to students during the academic year, except for during a two-week holiday break in December. There is no Spring Break at AWC.

 MyLearning.  All US Air Force students (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Civilians) must be current in all their ADLS training requirements throughout the academic year. This includes the DoD Information Awareness certificate.

 FITNESS STANDARDS.  US Air Force students (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve) must maintain a current/passing PFT test score throughout the academic year IAW AFI 36-2905.

 IMR Requirements.  US Air Force students (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve) must maintain current IMR requirements throughout the academic year.

 DEERS. All DoD students must update their information in DEERS by the first day of class. Each student can verify his/her information in DEERS by going to https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/

As of 4 Oct 2021

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AIR WAR COLLEGE CHECKLIST FOR INBOUND
U.S. Army/Coast Guard/Marine Corps/Navy STUDENTS



 QUESTIONNAIRE.  Complete/return Questionnaire to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 BIOGRAPHY, PHOTO & Career Summary Brief.  Send your bio, photo (in a separate file) and a copy of your Career Summary Brief (ORB/CSB/or equivalent) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 NIPR ACCESS FORMS. All students must sign and return the NIPR User Agreement Portfolio (containing 4 files) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 May.

 ADLS Account/Network Access. In order to establish your AWC e-mail and network account prior to your arrival, you must provide a copy of your DoD CyberAwareness Training course. DoD CyberAwareness courses in JKO and other systems do not interface with AF network.  AWC accepts the certificate from other branches of service or JKO, but at some point in the year you may be required to create an account in the Air Force MyLearning system and complete the training again.  If that becomes necessary, you will be provided the necessary information.  It is recommended that CyberAwareness be done No Earlier 
Than 19 May 2022 to prevent having to do it while at AWC.


 SECURITY CLEARANCE.  All USN, USA, USMC, and USCG students are required to have a Top Secret clearance to attend AWC. If you do not currently have a TS clearance, please initiate it with your Security Manager ASAP. Additionally, if you are currently filling an SCI-level billet, ask your SSO for a Transfer-In-Status (TIS) to the AU/SSO at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (DSN 493-6715/3606). Finally, if your TS clearance is within 60 days of the 6-year expiration date, you must begin the update process through your current security manager. Please contact the AWC security manager (DSN 493-1399/commercial (334) 953-1399 with any questions.

 LEAVE.  Take sufficient leave prior to arrival at AWC to avoid falling into a “use or lose” situation during the academic year. AWC will NOT authorize ordinary leave during the academic year, except for during a two-week holiday break in December.

 TRANSCRIPT. Sister service students must request their official undergraduate transcript be mailed or e-mailed to the Air University Registrar’s Office NLT 1 Jun 2022. Transcripts should be mailed to Air University Registrar; ATTN: Admissions; 60 Schumacher Ave; Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6337 or emailed to airU.admission@gmail.com.Only one transcript is required from either the student’s bachelor or master degree, not both.

 SISTER SERVICE INPROCESSING  Sister Service students will get a separate message from their respective AWC Service Advisor outlining their service-specific in-processing requirements and dates in addition to the AWC reporting-in and mass in-processing requirements. See contact info below:

USA Advisor: COL Glenn Schmick, (334) 953-3770 (DSN 493-3770), glenn.schmick@au.af.edu or contact his assistant veronica.mumpfield@us.af.mil (DSN 493-2226).

USMC Advisor: Col Christopher Richie, (334) 953-2122 (DSN 493-2122), christophe.richie@au.af.edu

USN Advisor: CAPT Steven Dradzynski, (334) 953-7649 (DSN 493-7649), steven.dradzynski@au.af.edu

 DEERS All DoD students must update their information in DEERS by the first day of class. Each student can verify his/her information in DEERS by going to https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect.

As of 4 Oct 2021

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AIR WAR COLLEGE CHECKLIST
FOR INBOUND 
DoD Civilian STUDENTS



 QUESTIONNAIRE.  Complete/return Questionnaire to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 BIOGRAPHY, PHOTO & Civilian Service Summary.  Send your bio, photo (in a separate file) and a copy of your Civilian Service Summary to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 NIPR ACCESS FORMS. All students must sign and return the NIPR User Agreement Portfolio (containing 4 files) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 May.

 MyLearning/Network Access. In order to establish your AWC e-mail and network account prior to your arrival, you must provide a copy of your DoD CyberAwareness Training course. DoD CyberAwareness courses in JKO and other systems do not interface with AF network.  To create a MyLearning account, go to: https://lms-jets.cce.af.mil and log on using you CAC.  Once you are logged on, select the “Air Force GoLearn” image, then click the “Total Force Awareness Training” drop down and complete the “Cyber Awareness Challenge” training.  AWC accepts the certificate from other branches of service or JKO, but at some point in the year you may be required to create an account in the Air Force MyLearning system and complete the training again.  If that becomes necessary, you will be provided the necessary information.  It is recommended that CyberAwareness be done No Earlier Than 19 May 2022 to prevent having to do it while at AWC.

 SECURITY CLEARANCE.  All DoD Civilian students are required to have a Secret clearance to attend AWC. Additionally, all inbound DoD Civilian students are encouraged to initiate a Top Clearance investigation with their current Security Manager upon notification of selection to AWC, to potentially participate in TS-level electives and/or briefings. If you are currently filling an SCI-level billet, ask your SSO for a Transfer-In-Status (TIS) to the AU/SSO at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (DSN 493-6715/3606). Finally, if your TS clearance is within 60 days of the 6-year expiration date, you must begin the update process through your current security manager. Please contact the AWC security manager (DSN 493-1399/commercial (334) 953-1399) with any questions.

 TRAVEL ORDERS.  Civilian students attend AWC in a TDY status; ensure your travel orders reflect two fund cites: one for FY22 and one for FY23. Also, work with your home station Commercial Travel Office (CTO) and Orders Approving Authority (AO) to help you find lodging in accordance with local per diem rates.

 PAY and LEAVE RECORDS.  Because civilian students attend AWC in a TDY status, their pay and leave records are maintained by their home station. Recommend you take sufficient leave prior to arrival at AWC to avoid a “use or lose” situation during the academic year. AWC will NOT authorize ordinary leave during the academic year, except for during a two-week holiday break in December.

 COMMON ACCESS CARD (CAC). All students must possess a valid DoD CAC prior to arrival at AWC. If you do not have one, you must obtain one at the nearest RAPIDS Issuance Facility with two valid forms of identification (RAPIDS Locator Website: http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/).

 TRANSCRIPT. All civilian students must request their official undergraduate transcript be mailed or e-mailed to the Air University Registrar’s Office NLT 1 Jun 2022. Transcripts should be mailed to Air University Registrar; ATTN: Admissions; 60 Schumacher Ave; Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6337. The school can also send the transcripts electronically to airU.admission@gmail.com or au.admission@us.af.mil. Only one transcript is required from either the student’s bachelor or master degree, not both.

 DEERS. All DoD civilians must update their information in DEERS by the first day of class. Each student can verify his/her information in DEERS by going to https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect.

As of 4 Oct 2021

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AIR WAR COLLEGE CHECKLIST
FOR INBOUND 
Non-DoD Civilian STUDENTS


 QUESTIONNAIRE.   Complete/return Questionnaire to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar

 BIOGRAPHY, PHOTO & Civilian Service Summary.   Send your bio, photo (in a separate file) and a copy of your Civilian Service Summary to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar

 NIPR ACCESS FORMS All students must sign and return the NIPR User Agreement Portfolio (containing 4 files) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 May.

 MyLearning/Network Access. In order to establish your AWC e-mail and network account prior to your arrival, you must provide a copy of your DoD CyberAwareness Training course. DoD CyberAwareness courses in JKO and other systems do not interface with AF network. To create a MyLearning account, go to: https://lms-jets.cce.af.mil and log on. NOTE: For non-CAC holders, you will need to wait until you acquire a CAC to do this.  Once you are logged on, select the “Air Force GoLearn” image, then click the “Total Force Awareness Training” drop down and complete the “Cyber Awareness Challenge” training.  AWC accepts the certificate from other branches of service or JKO, but at some point in the year you may be required to create an account in the Air Force MyLearning system and complete the training again.  If that becomes necessary, you will be provided the necessary information.  It is recommended that CyberAwareness be done No Earlier Than 19 May 2022 to prevent having to do it while at AWC.


 SECURITY CLEARANCE.  All Non-DoD Civilian students are required to have a Secret clearance to attend AWC.  Additionally, all inbound Non-DoD Civilian students are encouraged to initiate a Top Clearance investigation with their current Security Manager upon notification of selection to AWC, to potentially participate in TS-level electives and/or briefings.  If you are currently filling an SCI-level billet, ask your SSO for a Transfer-In-Status (TIS) to the AU/SSO at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (DSN 493-6715/3606).   Finally, if your TS clearance is within 60 days of the 6-year expiration date, you must begin the update process through your current security manager.  Please contact the AWC security manager (DSN 493-1399/commercial (334) 953-1399) with any questions.

 COMMON ACCESS CARD (CAC)All students must have a valid DoD CAC prior to arrival at AWC. If you do not have one, the process to obtain a CAC for Non-DoD personnel is sequential & as follows:

  1. Email Ms. Lynn Jones at carol.jones.4@us.af.mil, to request a TASS Form 1.  Complete the form and return it to Lt Col William Collins at william.collins.4@us.af.mil.  Lt Col Collins will complete the security portion of the form and forward to Ms. Jones.  
  2. Then Ms. Jones, who is trained as the Trusted Agent (TA) for this process, inputs the data you provided into TASS (Trusted Associate Sponsorship System).
  3. You will receive an e-mail with a username and password from the Ms. Jones asking you to log into TASS and complete your information. Once you have completed the information requested, then she will receive an e-mail from TASS to approve your CAC request.
  4. Once approved, you will receive an e-mail from TASS alerting you that your application for a CAC has been approved and asking you to proceed to the nearest RAPIDS Issuance Facility with two valid forms of identification (RAPIDS Locator Website: http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/).  This should be complete before arriving at Maxwell.

 TRANSCRIPT All civilian students must request their official undergraduate transcript be mailed or e-mailed to the Air University Registrar’s Office NLT 1 Jun 2022. Transcripts should be mailed to Air University Registrar; ATTN: Admissions; 60 Schumacher Ave; Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6337. The school can also send the transcripts electronically to airu.admission@gmail.com or au.admission@us.af.mil. Only one transcript is required from either the student’s bachelor or master degree, not both.

 LEAVE AWC will NOT authorize ordinary leave during the academic year, except for during a two- week holiday break in December; recommend you take sufficient leave prior to arrival at AWC.

 

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AY 22 Information

Reporting Date:         NET: 11 Jul 2022    NLT: 15 Jul 2022         
Class Dates:              CSD: 25 Jul 2022   CGD: 18 May 2023

Clearance:  Top Secret/SCI (LAF ONLY).  Have a current Top Secret or Interim Top Secret Clearance that will not expire through 18 May 2023.  All other students will require a Secret Clearance.

School POC:     Lt Col Andrea Tileston/Lt Col William (Jason) Collins    E-mail: awc.studentops@us.af.mil

Telephone:        DSN 493-5190                                                                Comm: (334) 953-5190

Additional Instructions: 

ALL STUDENTS: Students are strongly encouraged to complete IDE and JPME 1 prior to attendance at AWC. Students who have not completed JPME 1 prior to AWC cannot receive JPME 2 credit upon graduation.

1. Immediately upon notification, students must email AWC.StudentOps@us.af.mil. Once member’s email is confirmed, AWC Student Ops will send member a welcome email with administrative requirements and request for information.

2. Core Leadership: Officers designated as class leaders (First 30) report NET 5 July 2022 and NLT 8 July 2022 to attend a week-long orientation from 18-22 July 2022. Officers selected to be part of the class leadership should be notified NLT 1 April 2022.

3. AWC will be closed 1 & 4 July in conjunction with the AETC Family Day and 4th of July holiday.

4. Early Reporting: Advance written permission must be obtained should early reporting be required (i.e. mandatory return from remote assignments). Normal CONUS and OCONUS moves do not meet this intent. Early reporting requests for personal convenience will not be approved. If an early reporting request is approved, include the following statement on officer's orders: “Early Reporting Authorized. Written Approval Obtained From the Dean of Students at Air War College”.

5. Non-Air Force military and all civilian personnel must send their official transcripts to the Air University Registrar’s Office. Registrar contact information is telephone: 334-953-1240; Email: airu.admission@gmail.com; mail: Air University, ATTN: Admissions, 60 W. Shumacher Avenue, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112.

6. ADAF students must have a Narrative-Only PRF completed by their losing unit prior to departing base.

7. Computer Requirements: Air University schools have transitioned to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and students will not be issued government laptops. All students attending Air War College are expected to bring their own personally-owned (not government-issued) device for access to course materials. Additional BYOD guidance may be found on AWC’s webpage.

8. Blue Horizons: Upon designation for AWC, Air University will contact candidates for participation in Air Force Blue Horizons Fellowship in lieu of traditional AWC coursework. Participants will undergo an intense academic, research, and war gaming program to answer a specific CSAF-directed research question. Results will be out-briefed to HQ AF senior leadership prior to graduation. Fellows will receive a Master’s degree but not JPME II. TS/SCI required. Blue Horizons faculty will select 5 SDE fellows from volunteers based on expertise mix required to complete the CSAF-directed study topic.

9. Military students must be in uniform when signing-in; civilian students must be dressed in business casual.


AY 22 Welcome Letter

 


Checklists

AIR WAR COLLEGE CHECKLIST
FOR INBOUND 
U.S. Air/Space Force STUDENTS



 QUESTIONNAIRE.  Complete/return Questionnaire to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 BIOGRAPHY, PHOTO & SURF.  Send your bio, photo (in a separate file) and a copy of your SURF (CDB for Guard/Reserve) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 NIPR ACCESS FORMS. All students must sign and return the NIPR User Agreement Portfolio (containing 4 files) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 May.

 SECURITY CLEARANCE.  All students are required to have a Top Secret clearance to attend AWC.   If you do not currently have a TS clearance, please initiate it with your Security Manager ASAP.   Additionally, if you are currently filling an SCI-level billet, ask your SSO for a Transfer-In-Status (TIS) to the AU/SSO at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (DSN 493-6715/3606).   Finally, if your TS clearance is within 60 days of the 6-year expiration date, you must begin the update process through your current security manager.  Please contact the AWC security manager (DSN 493-1399/commercial (334) 953-1399) with any questions.

 NARRATIVE-ONLY PROMOTION RECOMMENDATION FORM (N-O PRF).   Active Duty Air Force students must have an N-O PRF completed/processed by their losing senior rater, IAWAFI 36-2406, para 8.1.2.1.,  prior to arrival at AWC.  This is a member and losing rater/unit responsibility. AWC does NOT receive PRFs.

 MyVector Development Plan. Active Duty O-5s w/o a line number must update their ADPs and/or MyVector with post-AWC assignment preferences prior to arrival at AWC.

 LEAVE. Take sufficient leave prior to arrival at AWC to avoid falling into a “use or lose” situation during the academic year.  AWC will NOT authorize ordinary leave to students during the academic year, except for during a two-week holiday break in December. There is no Spring Break at AWC.

 MyLearning.  All US Air Force students (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Civilians) must be current in all their ADLS training requirements throughout the academic year. This includes the DoD Information Awareness certificate.

 FITNESS STANDARDS.  US Air Force students (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve) must maintain a current/passing PFT test score throughout the academic year IAW AFI 36-2905.

 IMR Requirements.  US Air Force students (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve) must maintain current IMR requirements throughout the academic year.

 DEERS. All DoD students must update their information in DEERS by the first day of class. Each student can verify his/her information in DEERS by going to https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/

As of 4 Oct 2021

Printable Version




AIR WAR COLLEGE CHECKLIST FOR INBOUND
U.S. Army/Coast Guard/Marine Corps/Navy STUDENTS



 QUESTIONNAIRE.  Complete/return Questionnaire to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 BIOGRAPHY, PHOTO & Career Summary Brief.  Send your bio, photo (in a separate file) and a copy of your Career Summary Brief (ORB/CSB/or equivalent) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 NIPR ACCESS FORMS. All students must sign and return the NIPR User Agreement Portfolio (containing 4 files) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 May.

 ADLS Account/Network Access. In order to establish your AWC e-mail and network account prior to your arrival, you must provide a copy of your DoD CyberAwareness Training course. DoD CyberAwareness courses in JKO and other systems do not interface with AF network.  AWC accepts the certificate from other branches of service or JKO, but at some point in the year you may be required to create an account in the Air Force MyLearning system and complete the training again.  If that becomes necessary, you will be provided the necessary information.  It is recommended that CyberAwareness be done No Earlier 
Than 19 May 2022 to prevent having to do it while at AWC.


 SECURITY CLEARANCE.  All USN, USA, USMC, and USCG students are required to have a Top Secret clearance to attend AWC. If you do not currently have a TS clearance, please initiate it with your Security Manager ASAP. Additionally, if you are currently filling an SCI-level billet, ask your SSO for a Transfer-In-Status (TIS) to the AU/SSO at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (DSN 493-6715/3606). Finally, if your TS clearance is within 60 days of the 6-year expiration date, you must begin the update process through your current security manager. Please contact the AWC security manager (DSN 493-1399/commercial (334) 953-1399 with any questions.

 LEAVE.  Take sufficient leave prior to arrival at AWC to avoid falling into a “use or lose” situation during the academic year. AWC will NOT authorize ordinary leave during the academic year, except for during a two-week holiday break in December.

 TRANSCRIPT. Sister service students must request their official undergraduate transcript be mailed or e-mailed to the Air University Registrar’s Office NLT 1 Jun 2022. Transcripts should be mailed to Air University Registrar; ATTN: Admissions; 60 Schumacher Ave; Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6337 or emailed to airU.admission@gmail.com.Only one transcript is required from either the student’s bachelor or master degree, not both.

 SISTER SERVICE INPROCESSING  Sister Service students will get a separate message from their respective AWC Service Advisor outlining their service-specific in-processing requirements and dates in addition to the AWC reporting-in and mass in-processing requirements. See contact info below:

USA Advisor: COL Glenn Schmick, (334) 953-3770 (DSN 493-3770), glenn.schmick@au.af.edu or contact his assistant veronica.mumpfield@us.af.mil (DSN 493-2226).

USMC Advisor: Col Christopher Richie, (334) 953-2122 (DSN 493-2122), christophe.richie@au.af.edu

USN Advisor: CAPT Steven Dradzynski, (334) 953-7649 (DSN 493-7649), steven.dradzynski@au.af.edu

 DEERS All DoD students must update their information in DEERS by the first day of class. Each student can verify his/her information in DEERS by going to https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect.

As of 4 Oct 2021

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AIR WAR COLLEGE CHECKLIST
FOR INBOUND 
DoD Civilian STUDENTS



 QUESTIONNAIRE.  Complete/return Questionnaire to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 BIOGRAPHY, PHOTO & Civilian Service Summary.  Send your bio, photo (in a separate file) and a copy of your Civilian Service Summary to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar.

 NIPR ACCESS FORMS. All students must sign and return the NIPR User Agreement Portfolio (containing 4 files) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 May.

 MyLearning/Network Access. In order to establish your AWC e-mail and network account prior to your arrival, you must provide a copy of your DoD CyberAwareness Training course. DoD CyberAwareness courses in JKO and other systems do not interface with AF network.  To create a MyLearning account, go to: https://lms-jets.cce.af.mil and log on using you CAC.  Once you are logged on, select the “Air Force GoLearn” image, then click the “Total Force Awareness Training” drop down and complete the “Cyber Awareness Challenge” training.  AWC accepts the certificate from other branches of service or JKO, but at some point in the year you may be required to create an account in the Air Force MyLearning system and complete the training again.  If that becomes necessary, you will be provided the necessary information.  It is recommended that CyberAwareness be done No Earlier Than 19 May 2022 to prevent having to do it while at AWC.

 SECURITY CLEARANCE.  All DoD Civilian students are required to have a Secret clearance to attend AWC. Additionally, all inbound DoD Civilian students are encouraged to initiate a Top Clearance investigation with their current Security Manager upon notification of selection to AWC, to potentially participate in TS-level electives and/or briefings. If you are currently filling an SCI-level billet, ask your SSO for a Transfer-In-Status (TIS) to the AU/SSO at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (DSN 493-6715/3606). Finally, if your TS clearance is within 60 days of the 6-year expiration date, you must begin the update process through your current security manager. Please contact the AWC security manager (DSN 493-1399/commercial (334) 953-1399) with any questions.

 TRAVEL ORDERS.  Civilian students attend AWC in a TDY status; ensure your travel orders reflect two fund cites: one for FY22 and one for FY23. Also, work with your home station Commercial Travel Office (CTO) and Orders Approving Authority (AO) to help you find lodging in accordance with local per diem rates.

 PAY and LEAVE RECORDS.  Because civilian students attend AWC in a TDY status, their pay and leave records are maintained by their home station. Recommend you take sufficient leave prior to arrival at AWC to avoid a “use or lose” situation during the academic year. AWC will NOT authorize ordinary leave during the academic year, except for during a two-week holiday break in December.

 COMMON ACCESS CARD (CAC). All students must possess a valid DoD CAC prior to arrival at AWC. If you do not have one, you must obtain one at the nearest RAPIDS Issuance Facility with two valid forms of identification (RAPIDS Locator Website: http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/).

 TRANSCRIPT. All civilian students must request their official undergraduate transcript be mailed or e-mailed to the Air University Registrar’s Office NLT 1 Jun 2022. Transcripts should be mailed to Air University Registrar; ATTN: Admissions; 60 Schumacher Ave; Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6337. The school can also send the transcripts electronically to airU.admission@gmail.com or au.admission@us.af.mil. Only one transcript is required from either the student’s bachelor or master degree, not both.

 DEERS. All DoD civilians must update their information in DEERS by the first day of class. Each student can verify his/her information in DEERS by going to https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect.

As of 4 Oct 2021

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AIR WAR COLLEGE CHECKLIST
FOR INBOUND 
Non-DoD Civilian STUDENTS


 QUESTIONNAIRE.   Complete/return Questionnaire to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar

 BIOGRAPHY, PHOTO & Civilian Service Summary.   Send your bio, photo (in a separate file) and a copy of your Civilian Service Summary to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 Mar

 NIPR ACCESS FORMS All students must sign and return the NIPR User Agreement Portfolio (containing 4 files) to awc.studentops@us.af.mil NLT 1 May.

 MyLearning/Network Access. In order to establish your AWC e-mail and network account prior to your arrival, you must provide a copy of your DoD CyberAwareness Training course. DoD CyberAwareness courses in JKO and other systems do not interface with AF network. To create a MyLearning account, go to: https://lms-jets.cce.af.mil and log on. NOTE: For non-CAC holders, you will need to wait until you acquire a CAC to do this.  Once you are logged on, select the “Air Force GoLearn” image, then click the “Total Force Awareness Training” drop down and complete the “Cyber Awareness Challenge” training.  AWC accepts the certificate from other branches of service or JKO, but at some point in the year you may be required to create an account in the Air Force MyLearning system and complete the training again.  If that becomes necessary, you will be provided the necessary information.  It is recommended that CyberAwareness be done No Earlier Than 19 May 2022 to prevent having to do it while at AWC.


 SECURITY CLEARANCE.  All Non-DoD Civilian students are required to have a Secret clearance to attend AWC.  Additionally, all inbound Non-DoD Civilian students are encouraged to initiate a Top Clearance investigation with their current Security Manager upon notification of selection to AWC, to potentially participate in TS-level electives and/or briefings.  If you are currently filling an SCI-level billet, ask your SSO for a Transfer-In-Status (TIS) to the AU/SSO at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (DSN 493-6715/3606).   Finally, if your TS clearance is within 60 days of the 6-year expiration date, you must begin the update process through your current security manager.  Please contact the AWC security manager (DSN 493-1399/commercial (334) 953-1399) with any questions.

 COMMON ACCESS CARD (CAC)All students must have a valid DoD CAC prior to arrival at AWC. If you do not have one, the process to obtain a CAC for Non-DoD personnel is sequential & as follows:

  1. Email Ms. Lynn Jones at carol.jones.4@us.af.mil, to request a TASS Form 1.  Complete the form and return it to Lt Col William Collins at william.collins.4@us.af.mil.  Lt Col Collins will complete the security portion of the form and forward to Ms. Jones.  
  2. Then Ms. Jones, who is trained as the Trusted Agent (TA) for this process, inputs the data you provided into TASS (Trusted Associate Sponsorship System).
  3. You will receive an e-mail with a username and password from the Ms. Jones asking you to log into TASS and complete your information. Once you have completed the information requested, then she will receive an e-mail from TASS to approve your CAC request.
  4. Once approved, you will receive an e-mail from TASS alerting you that your application for a CAC has been approved and asking you to proceed to the nearest RAPIDS Issuance Facility with two valid forms of identification (RAPIDS Locator Website: http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/).  This should be complete before arriving at Maxwell.

 TRANSCRIPT All civilian students must request their official undergraduate transcript be mailed or e-mailed to the Air University Registrar’s Office NLT 1 Jun 2022. Transcripts should be mailed to Air University Registrar; ATTN: Admissions; 60 Schumacher Ave; Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6337. The school can also send the transcripts electronically to airu.admission@gmail.com or au.admission@us.af.mil. Only one transcript is required from either the student’s bachelor or master degree, not both.

 LEAVE AWC will NOT authorize ordinary leave during the academic year, except for during a two- week holiday break in December; recommend you take sufficient leave prior to arrival at AWC.

 

As of 4 Oct 2021

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