Continuum of Learning

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 Defined

Force Development is a holistic, learner-centered approach that deliberately connects our Airmen’s training, education and experiences throughout their careers to Develop the Airmen We Need to succeed in complex, multi-domain operational environments.

Force Development NEWS

  • AFLCMC hosts Virtual Focus Week April 26-30

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is hosting the second virtual Focus Week of 2021 from April 26-30. Focus week is an opportunity for personnel to complete mandatory and discretionary leadership and acquisition training and earn continuous learning points. Dozens of courses will be available, ranging from career and functional area-specific training and coaching to personal development classes.
  • DAWN-ED advanced degree program now accepting applications for 2022 academic year, enters its third year

    Active duty Department of the Air Force officers interested in the Developing the Airmen We Need-Education advanced degree program have until June 25, 2021, to apply for the 2022 academic year.
  • ‘myLearning’ live on AF Portal; users asked to create accounts on or after dates specific to MAJCOM assignment

    To reduce stress on the new "myLearning" system and increase user experience, users should log-in to establish accounts on or after dates based on users major command assignment. Airmen and Guardians can now access “myLearning” through the Air Force Portal, with the first phase of the new system’s initial operating capability being a modernized and interactive training platform that allows users to access training modules previously found on the Advanced Distributed Learning Service (ADLS).
  • My Experience at Inter-American Squadron Officer School

    I had the incredible honor and privilege to attend Inter-American Squadron Officer School (ISOS) in the fall of 2020. It was an experience that forever changed my perspective on the U.S. Air Force (USAF), and my role as a Hispanic officer and leader. ISOS taught me about the interplay between the USAF and other air forces in the Western Hemisphere, I met exceptional U.S. and foreign military officers who helped me recognize my strengths and weaknesses as an individual, follower and leader, and I got the opportunity to rekindle with my Hispanic roots. ISOS was one of the most enriching professional and personal experiences of my life and I want to share it with the USAF community and encourage other officers to attend ISOS.
  • "myLearning" & ADLS training migration focus of latest "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast

    A deep dive into Air Education and Training Command's new force development learning management system called "myLearning" and the transition of ADLS training is the focus of the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here," released March 9, 2021.
  • Air Force Junior ROTC selects winners for new annual scholarship

    Headquarters Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (HQ AFJROTC), in conjunction with Air University and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, is proud to announce it has selected the winners of the inaugural The J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship.
  • AFIT welcomes new Chief Academic Officer

    Dr. Heidi R. Ries has been selected as the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Chief Academic Officer charged with overseeing and ensuring the highest standards of academic quality in both graduate and professional continuing education instruction and research.
  • Air University’s Barnes Center phases out eExam for distance learning courses

    Starting September 1, 2021, currently enrolled students who have not completed their legacy NCOA DL, ALS DL and SNCOA DL courses must enroll in the Barnes Center’s new Canvas-based version.