Continuum of Learning

Airmen now have access to the Growth Mindset MilBook, a populated webpage with myriad resources designed to help Airmen develop a growth mindset in themselves and others. The Air Education and Training Command Force Development Policy Integration Division (AETC/A3K) recently launched the new MilBook webpage that includes videos, lessons, instructional materials, journal articles, scientific research studies, self-assessments and more. These resources are intended for individuals, mentors, supervisors and learning professionals.
With a charter to help advance force development and transform how Airmen learn, the Air Force Career Development Academy at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, has reimagined the service’s career development course (CDC) design and delivery model to bring it into the 21st Century learning environment. Using an approach to modernization centered on rapid curriculum development and agile curriculum updates, with an emphasis on tasks that are mission-focused, the effort ties to the people-first approach of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.'s Action Order-A (Airmen) and directly contributes to developing Airmen to ensure they are ready for the future fight.(U.S. Air Force graphic / Dan Hawkins)
Navigating the Force Development waters just became smoother with the recent launch of two new SharePoint Online sites aimed at keeping Airmen and Guardians informed. The Force Development Gateway and Force Development Service Catalog are now live.
As part of Air Education and Training Command’s efforts to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training, Airmen and Guardians can access the “myLearning” digital platform on the Air Force Portal beginning March 18, 2021. Users are advised they should complete all training coursework in ADLS not later than March 10. The ADLS website will be inaccessible to users March 26.
Department of the Air Force civilian employees now have an easy way to access tools to assist in their development. The Air Education and Training Command Civilian Force Development Division recently launched a new MilSuite page, which provides access to a variety of information and links to assist in civilian force development.
The Developmental Special Experience (DSE) Catalog is a consolidated list of available learning activities outside the scope of formal training. It simplifies research efforts to find training opportunities available to Airmen and Guardians like internships, fellowships or developmental special duties.
The Air Force has formally added “Digital Literacy” and “Fosters Inclusion” as Air Force foundational competencies, and both have been incorporated into the ‘Pathfinder 2021’ self-assessment tool in MyVector that allows Airmen to assess themselves and review resources to further their personal and professional development.

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Force Development NEWS

  • AETC commander talks developing leaders at AFA '21

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, spoke at the Air, Space, and Cyberspace Conference sharing his personal perspective on developing the next generation of Airmen and Guardians, Sept. 22 in National Harbor, Md.
  • Air Force Learning Professionals’ online Communities of Practice now available

    The newly created Air Force Learning Professionals’ online Communities of Practice are now available in MilSuite.
  • AF Career Development Academy transforming CDC content, delivery to Airmen

    The Air Force Career Development Academy at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, has reimagined the service’s career development course (CDC) design and delivery model to bring it into the 21st Century learning environment. Using an approach to modernization centered on rapid curriculum development and agile curriculum updates, with an emphasis on tasks that are mission-focused, the effort ties to the people-first approach of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.'s Action Order-A (Airmen) and directly contributes to developing Airmen to ensure they are ready for the future fight.
  • SUPT Class 21-12 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-12 graduated after 52 weeks of training at
  • 314th AW, Vance AFB FAIPs discuss changes to C-130 pilot pipeline

    The 314th Airlift Wing hosted three First Assignment Instructor Pilots (FAIPs) from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, at Little Rock Air Force Base June 22, to highlight and share a new way forward in the pilot training process, which ultimately bridges the gap between Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) and the Formal Training Unit (FTU) at the 314th AW.
  • "Growth Mindset" on next AF Learning Professionals Q&A event July 12

    Understanding what the growth mindset is, and why it matters, is the topic of the next Air Force Learning Professionals question and answer event, scheduled virtually beginning at 1 p.m. central time July 12. The Zoom presentation will be facilitated by the Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command A3B team, featuring Mr. Trevor Ragan, who is the founder of the Ugly Train and the Learner Lab.
  • DLA conducts spill prevention exercise at Kirtland AFB

    The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) partnered with Kirtland’s environmental professionals to host its annual spill prevention exercise. This training is open to all base personnel that are either a part of a spill response team or handle spills reports, petroleum, oils, and lubricants on a regular basis. The training covered operation and maintenance of equipment; discharge procedure protocols; applicable pollution control laws; rules and regulations; general facility operations; spill prevention plan and ended with a Bulk Fuels Facility (BFF) walk through and spill demonstration.
  • First pilots graduate from helicopter-only training at Fort Rucker

    Seven officers received their pilot’s wings, becoming the first Air Force officers to earn their wings from a helicopter-only syllabus since 1993. The Helicopter Training Next class graduated June 22 with Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presiding during the ceremony. Currently, the helicopter pilot training pipeline lasts about 17 months and includes flying the T-6 fixed wing aircraft for six months before transferring to helicopter training.
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