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Education & Training Center
7521 4th Avenue N
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402-7507
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
If you’ve ever considered taking your education a step further, you should look to your installation for more information and assistance. They can help you decide if receiving an advanced degree is right for you, tell you which local colleges and classes are offered and find out if you’re eligible for tuition assistance. The Voluntary Education Center, or Installation Education Center, is available to help you put together a plan to advance your education.
Military spouses can also choose to engage with an education and career coach through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO. These coaches can assist them in exploring multiple tools, resources and information to reach their educational goals. To contact a career coach call 800-342-9647 or visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil.
Education – College/Technical Training – Continuing Education
The Education & Training Center offers a wide array of programs and services dealing with voluntary education and training. They are responsible for guidance counseling, advisement regarding the Community College of the Air Force, tuition assistance, commissioning programs, testing services, on-the-job training, and military/civilian training (in-residence and correspondence courses). Services are available to all military personnel, family members, DoD civilians and veterans. For further information on the Malmstrom AFB Education Center and the on-site schools available, go to the Air Force Portal and visit Malmstrom's Air Force Virtual Education Center, call 406-731-3531, or email their organizational box 341FSS.FSDE.EDUCATION@us.af.mil
Recurring Events -
College 101 - Mandatory Tuition Assistance briefing for first time active-duty users of Military Tuition Assistance (MilTA) and those who haven’t used MilTA in over a year. Offered every Tuesday at 8 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday at 8 a.m. Must register on AFVEC to reserve your seat.
Higher Education Seminar– 2-day course designed to guide students through a variety of decisions involved with choosing a college institution, various funding available, including scholarships, the admissions process and much, much more. Now open to all military, civilians and dependents and parents! (not just TAP eligible). We recommend coming to this course to learn how to choose be best college degree in order to achieve your civilian career goals. Offered the last Wednesday-Thursday, every other month from 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Must register on AFVEC to reserve your seat.
College 202 – This condensed 4-hour training is a great for anyone who is unable to attend the 2-day Higher Education Seminar. We highly recommend attending before deciding on a career and education path in order to take full advantage of your benefits. This course can help you line up your civilian and SkillBridge goals.Offered the 4th Thursday, every other month. Must register on AFVEC to reserve your seat.
SkillBridge - Explore information on job shadowing, on-the-job training, apprenticeships and internships that offer skills training opportunities to officers and enlisted preparing to transition from military to civilian employment. We discuss the entire application process, including step by steps, formal request, how to present SkillBridge to your Commander and the approval process. We recommend attending as early as possible in your military career in order to line up your education opportunities with your civilian career goals. Offered the 1st Wednesday at 3 p.m. and the 3rd Thursday at 3 p.m. both followed by a Q & A at 1600. Register on AFVEC to reserve your seat – Mandatory to start the process.
GI Bill - Montgomery GI Bill or Post 9/11 GI Bill — what’s the difference? Did you know that your GI Bills could be worth over $450,000? Do you have both? Can you use both? What is the Buy-Up? What is Top-Up and how do you use it? Do you want to share your Post 9/11 GI Bill with your family members? If you find yourself asking any of these questions, then this is the briefing you need! Don’t make any decisions before attending this briefing! Offered the 1st Thursday, every other month. May register on AFVEC prior to attending but not necessary.
Commissioning- This briefing covers enlisted to commissioning programs such as Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development (LEAD) i.e., AF Academy, Nursing Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP), Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp (AFROTC), Officer Training School (OTS), Enlisted to Medical Degree, Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP), Medical Support Corp (MSC) to name a few. Offered the 3rd Wednesday, every other month. Register on AFVEC to reserve your seat.
Testing - Testing available include Promotion Testing (WAPS), Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), Career Development Course (CDC) End of Course (EOC) test, Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS), Air Force Reading Abilities Test (AFRAT), Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT), Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment (TAPAS), etc. 341FSS.FSDE.EDUCATION@US.AF.Mil to receive the appropriate request form.
The Education & Training Center sponsors one on-site school, Park University. Each has on-site and internet degree programs available. There are other educational opportunities available to Malmstrom in the local community, including the University of Providence, Great Falls College MSU, Montana State University College of Nursing, University of Montana and Montana State University - Northern. All schools noted above include everything from certificate programs to Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees.