AFSNCOA Reporting

Immediate Action Items

Information contained within this section is designed to assist students with preparation for attendance to the Air Force Senior NCO Academy (AFSNCOA).

- Read the commandant's welcome.

- Read the AFSNCOA Orientation article.

- Students do not need to call the University Inn for lodging reservations. Rooms will be blocked off for AFSNCOA students. Upon arrival, students should check-in at the University Inn lodging desk for room assignment.

- Fitness Assessment:

Bring your current official fitness assessment sheet (must not expire during AFSNCOA class).

- Physical and Duty Profiles, Limitations, or Restrictions:

Contact your base formal training office if you have a profile, limitation, or restriction.  All medical profiles must be pre-coordinated with the AFSNCOA NLT 35 days prior to the class start date.  Upon arrival all coordinated medical profiles must be given to Flight Instructors by 0715, Day of Education (DOE) 1.

*Students with fitness assessments that expire during class, uncoordinated profiles, or uncoordinated changes to their profiles are subject to immediate release from school.

- Information Assurance (IA) Training:

Your IA Training MUST remain current throughout the entire course.  If your IA Training expires, you will not have access to the AFNET Domain. 

- Leadership Contact Information:

Bring your chain of command contact information:  Commander, Command Chief, First Sergeant (name, DSN phone number, email address, and duty mailing address) with you.  Provide current information to your Flight Instructor upon arrival.  A template for information collection is provided here.

- Sister-Service Only:

You must first create an Air Force Portal account, and then an Air University (AU) Portal account as soon as you are notified of class selection. This allows us to integrate you into our learning management system, Canvas.

•   Using a CAC enabled computer on NIPR, go to https://www.my.af.mil/, click ‘Register for a

new AF Portal Account w/ your CAC’ and run through account creation.

•   After you have an AF Portal account established, go to https://auportal.sso.cce.af.mil/auportal/ausso/login.AirUniversity and create an account there.

•   Hover over ‘My Info’ and update your email in ‘Contact Info’ (two spots to enter it here), as

well as under ‘Canvas Info’. Use the same email for all three of these, and make sure it is one you have immediate access to, preferably a civilian email address.

•   You must use a CAC enabled device over NIPR or government VPN. Contact Student Admin if you are having difficulties at 334-201-2400.

- Computer, Laptop Requirements:

Students should bring a personal laptop/tablet or a government laptop computer from their home unit. We recommend you bring a personal laptop. Course materials will be provided via our online learning management system (Canvas). Canvas will be accessible to students on the first day of class. Your instructor will provide guidance on Canvas requirements and show you how to navigate the system. *** Students do not need to do anything with Canvas prior to arriving for class.  AU Canvas is a standalone system that does not interface with your university Canvas ***. Adobe Reader, or equivalent, will provide the ability to highlight and insert notes/comments. To alleviate the majority of issues with Canvas, ensure the latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox, and Java are installed on the laptop. If bringing a personal laptop, ensure you have installed DoD Root Certificates (Windows / Mac). You will be required to write essay style papers at the AFSNCOA. Ensure you have access to a keyboard if using a tablet. The AFSNCOA has a very limited number of laptops that can be loaned to students who are unable to bring a personal or government laptop.

 

Virtual In-Residence Remote Supplement

Congratulations on your selection to attend the Virtual In-Residence Remote (VIRR) Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy.  This virtual course is a full-up version of SNCOA with ample face-to-face time with your instructor and teammates.  This course doesn’t resemble Course 14 or other distance learning courses in any way. If you are unable to participate fully in the class you will need to work with your chain of command and Base Training Office to get a deferment and reschedule you into a future class; the schoolhouse cannot assist you in this process. Your status for the duration of the course will be in-place TDY at your duty station, and you are more than welcome to virtually attend the class from your home.  Please email the Student Liaison for immediate assistance. The current Student Liaison’s contact information is located at the bottom of the AFSNCOA website.

- Sister-Service (If accomplished from previous instructions, disregard):

You must first create an Air Force Portal account, and then an Air University (AU) Portal account as soon as you are notified of class selection. This allows us to integrate you into our learning management system, Canvas.  Instructions are as follows (internet Explorer recommended):

• Using a CAC enabled computer on NIPR, go to https://www.my.af.mil/, click ‘Register for a new AF Portal Account w/ your CAC and run through account creation.

• After you have an AF Portal account established, go to https://auportal.sso.cce.af.mil/auportal/ausso/login.AirUniversity and create an account there.

• Hover over ‘My Info’ and update your email in ‘Contact Info’ (two spots to enter it here), as well as under ‘Canvas Info’. Use the same email for all three of these, and make sure it is one you have immediate access to during the course, preferably a civilian email address.

• You must use a CAC enabled device over NIPR or government VPN. Contact Student Admin if you are

having difficulties at 334-201-2400.

- All Students:

Your instructor will be reaching out to you three days before the course to gather the following information and assist you in joining Microsoft (MS) Teams:

1. Confirmation of your attendance for the class.

2. A civilian email address that you will have access to throughout the class (this is how we will load you into MS Teams).  Teams displays your email address as your user name in meetings, therefore it is preferred that you have an email address that contains your name (consider creating a new account).

3. The student information worksheet, located here, completed in its entirety.

- Computer Requirements:

1. A computer (laptop, desktop, surface pro, or tablet) with a camera and microphone enabled.

2. Reliable Wi-Fi/internet connection (Teams does not operate correctly over gov VPNs or NIPR).

- Etiquette:

1. You will be required to have your camera on during the course lessons for attendance/participation.

2. UOD will be OCPs/ABUs or equivalent utility uniform for sister-service; facial hair must be within regulation IAW 36-2903.

- Your instructor will contact you three days ahead of class start with specifics about the execution of the course. The virtual environment offers us tremendous flexibility in flight-room dynamics, and we are very excited to meet you, hear your stories, and see this great learning opportunity come together. There is no academy-designated physical training program for VIRR classes.  Note:  If you are data-masked, your instructor will not be able to find you, reach out to Student Admin if you can’t find them using the class roster.

- You will need to provide a photo of yourself in uniform for graduation purposes; it does not need to be a professional bio photo, but if you are an award winner or Sister-Service it will be broadcast over Facebook Live for graduation. 

 

Mandatory Student Information Worksheet located here

 

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