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

  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt. Lesly Toussaint

    Spotlight on Language Enabled Airman Program scholar Capt. Lesly Toussaint, who speaks Haitian Creole, French, and English and through LEAP, has developed professionally through insight and critical thinking.
  • 95 Cadets Selected for AFCLC’s Language Enabled Airman Program

    After a virtual selection board process this spring due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) selected 95 Airmen for the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) out of 208 applicants. This year also marked the first year candidates were selected for LEAP from a branch other than the United States Air Force; seven of the LEAP selectees will eventually enter the United States Space Force.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Master Sgt. Alain Mukendi

    Spotlight on Language Enabled Airman Program scholar Master Sgt. Alain Mukendi, who last year had the opportunity to assist the U.S. Army Cadet Command summer program in a six-week training mission to the Republic of Congo as linguistic and cultural regional subject matter expert.
  • A new road towards a degree

    Angelo State University and Goodfellow came together to sign in an agreement that will allow members of the 17th Communications Squadron, and military member sharing similar types of credits or training, to transfer their technical course work towards a baccalaureate degree at ASU’s Houston Harte University Center, June 15.
  • New changes coming to EPME

    Over the last three years, our Air National Guard and Air Education and Training Command has been working with the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education to update and evolve Enlisted Professional Military Education.
  • GAFB, community solidifies shared educational enhancement

    Following the directive of the National Defense Strategy, Goodfellow is the first Air Force base to virtually sign a Memorandum of Understanding with its local community to establish a Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the base, June 11.
  • Class is back in session for AU's Barnes Center

    After a short break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education has begun virtual in-residence remote courses, June 1, 2020. The courses currently in session are the Chiefs Leadership Course and three Noncommissioned Officer Academies: Airey, Vosler and Kadena.
  • Air Force Recruiting Service releases Aim High mobile application to serve as a Total Force one stop Air Force shop

    To help better communicate, inform and inspire new recruits and with embedded tools to guide them into the right Total Force career path, the Air Force Recruiting Service’s Innovation team launched the “Aim High” mobile phone application June 15, 2020.