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Air Reserve Component Seminar

Air Reserve Component Seminar (ARCS)

Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members have the opportunity to enhance their eSchool distance learning experience via the Air Reserve Component Seminar (ARCS) program. This program provides an "in-residence" experience for majors and lieutenant colonels enrolled in the Air Command and Staff College or Air War College online programs.

About the Program

ARCS is a blended-learning program which will allows Guardsmen and Reservists a dedicated period of TDY to focus on portions of the ACSC or AWC distance learning programs. Conducted each June at Maxwell AFB, AL, the two-week seminar uses a combination of online collaborative learning, guest lectures, and exercises facilitated by AU resident and distance learning faculty to enrich learning and provide a resident-like student experience.

There are two ARCS Programs, one for Air Command and Staff College and one for Air War College

How to Apply

For ANG officers, NGB/HR releases a Course Announcement/Call for Applications to Base Education and Training Managers (BETMs) and Unit Training Managers (UTMs) in early March.  The course announcement will include all application directions and specific program details.

For Air Force Reserve officers, specific application instructions for the ARCS program will be included in the Fall Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB) announcement.

Course Pre-Requisites

  • Students MUST be enrolled in ACSC DL 7.0 and complete the courses listed below BEFORE ATTENDING ACSC ARCS. 
  • DL students that have advanced beyond the pre-requisite courses, or have completed ACSC DL, or the ACSC Online Master’s Program (OLMP) are NOT ELIGIBLE to attend ARCS 

ACSC ARCS: 7 JUN 2021 (Monday) – 18 JUN 2021 (Friday) – with Sunday 6 JUN and Friday 18 JUN being travel days. 

ACSC ARCS AY21: 
Prerequisites:  

  • ORN 601S 
  • GSS 601S 
  • LDR 601S 
  • LRD 602A 
  • ISS 601S 
  • WAR 601S 
  • ISS 602S 

ARCS In-residence Course:  

  • AIR-601S 
  • AIR-602S 
  • JNT-601S  

Additional Information 

Funding
For ANG and full-time Reservists, the ARCS TDYs are unit-funded. For IMAs, TRs, and ART Reservists, ARCS attendance is centrally-funded by AFRC.

To Learn More

Contact the ARCS Program Advisors:

  • AIR NATIONAL GUARD ADVISOR:  DSN 493-3060 Comm (334) 953-3060
  • AIR FORCE RESERVE ADVISOR:  DSN 493-7113 Comm (334) 953-7113

How to Apply

For ANG officers, those desiring to enroll must provide a signed memorandum from their Wing/CC or equivalent that states the Wing will fund the required TDYs for course completion. This memorandum, as well as a memorandum requesting enrollment in the AWC ARCS program, must be emailed to the AWC ARCS Advisor (see contact info below).

For Air Force Reserve officers, specific application instructions for the ARCS program will be included in the Fall Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB) announcement.

Course Pre-Requisites

  • Students MUST be enrolled in AWC DL 19.0 and complete the courses listed below BEFORE ATTENDING AWC ARCS. 
  • DL students that have advanced beyond the pre-requisite courses or have completed AWC DL are NOT ELIGIBLE to attend ARCS 

AWC ARCS: 31 MAY 2021 (Monday) – 11 JUN 2021 (Friday) – with Sunday 30 MAY and Friday 11 JUN being travel days. 

AWC ARCS AY21: 
Prerequisites:  

  • ORN 701S  
  • LDR 710S  
  • LDR 711S  
  • LDR 712A 

    ARCS In-residence Courses:  
  • ISS 700S 
  • SPC 700S 
  • AIR 700S 

Additional Information

Funding

For ANG and full-time Reservists, the ARCS TDYs are unit-funded. For IMAs, TRs, and ART Reservists, ARCS attendance is centrally-funded by AFRC.

To Learn More

Contact the ARCS Program Advisors:

  • AIR NATIONAL GUARD ADVISOR:  DSN 493-3060 Comm (334) 953-3060
  • AIR FORCE RESERVE ADVISOR:  DSN 493-7113 Comm (334) 953-7113

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