First Term Airmen Center (FTAC) & Professional Enhancement Center
1510 Bemiss Rd, Bldg 1223
Fax: (229) 257-2030
FTAC Team Leader: (229) 257-5195
Fax: (229) 257-2347
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Normal hours are suspended until further notice
Hours of Operation
Mon – Fri: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
We are functionally established to provide “first duty station” orientation. Our goal is to ensure Airmen are given the right tools to start them out on a successful military career.
First Term Airmen Center (FTAC)
The Career Assistance Advisor (CAA) manages daily FTAC operations. The FTAC Team Leader is a rotating position filled by an NCO from a different group every 6 months to assist in the FTAC operations. FTAC conducts approx. 22 five-day courses each year for approximately 450 Airmen. The last day of the course, day 5, is set aside for Resiliency Training. This training is conducted by the Airmen and Family Readiness Center. The FTAC course covers mandatory topics, such as personal and finance in-processing, education in-processing, the Airman & Family Readiness Center brief, suicide prevention and awareness (Life Skills Clinic), TRICARE/medical in-processing, disaster preparedness, Wing Safety orientation, Equal Opportunity (EO), Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Treatment, mission orientation briefing, enlisted force structure, legal service/ADC, Internet technology (Virtual AF), Career Assistance Advisor, Sexual Assault, AEF Center, AFSO21, Dress/Appearance, Discipline, Healthy Relationships, and physical training.
Professional Enhancement Mission
The role of the Team Moody Professional Enhancement Center is to support and enhance high-quality professional enhancement programs. We strive to prepare individuals for career progression and encourage them to become effective supervisors, managers, and leaders.
Professional Enhancement Center
The Career Assistance Advisor (CAA) oversees all Professional Enhancement Programs. The CAA provides Airmen with the information needed to make informed career decisions. The CAA conducts group retraining counseling sessions for over 1,000 members per year. The CAA also conducts other one-on-one career counseling sessions such as assignments, reenlistment, and separation options. The CAA conducts 10 Professional Enhancement courses each year – each course is 4 days with 20 to 30 or more students per class and covers all required mandatory topics. The CAA also conducts two SNCO Professional Enhancement courses each year – the course is 4 days with approx. 65-85 MSgt selects and covers all required mandatory topics. CAA also holds an Enlisted Job Fair/AFSC Showcase every year for those who are considering retraining, special duties, commissioning, ANG, AF Reserves, or Army, Blue-to-Green. Professional Enhancement programs are held in building 1223 located next door to ALS across Bemiss. It is a $650,000, 4,300 square foot facility equipped with 3 classrooms and an 84-seat auditorium.
Airman Leadership School
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
The Jason D. Cunningham Airman Leadership School (ALS) is a 5-week course designed to prepare Airmen for supervisory and leadership responsibilities. ALS is a requirement for promotion to SSgt and you must be an ALS graduate in order to supervise/rate.
The course has four areas of concentration: Professional Airman, Expeditionary Airman, Supervisor of Airmen, and Supervisory Communicator. All areas provide the tools necessary to be effective supervisors and leaders in today’s Air Force. The course contains 192 hours of curriculum instruction over 24 academic duty days. The school graduates seven classes annually with roughly 350 students per year.
All students should be considered in “TDY” status for the duration of the course. Students attending ALS are exempt from exercises, recalls, and PT testing (which should be accomplished prior to attending). Students needing to WAPS test should be scheduled for testing before/after attending ALS. Good communication between ALS staff and commanders/first sergeants/students is necessary to ensure proper notification/preparation time prior to class start dates.
The eligibility requirements for attending ALS are as follows:
- Students cannot be on a control roster.
- Students cannot be under investigation.
- Students must be able to participate in PT and drill/ceremony.
- Students must have a minimum of 6 months retainability after graduation.
Testing Programs are a significant part of the educational experience. The Moody Education Center provides a wide variety of testing opportunities to the base populace. In addition to military testing such as promotion, end-of-course, and PME exams, we offer college-level exams such as CLEP and DSST via Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s National Testing Center. Additionally, we’re a certified Pearson Vue testing center allowing us to administer various certification examinations.
For a list of college-level exams offered on base via the National Testing Center and scheduling, instructions click here.
Language exams include the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) and the Defense Proficiency Test (DLPT). These exams are offered on Wednesdays and can be scheduled via the online test request instructions provided above. A list of DLPT languages available as well as information concerning the tests can be found on the link(s) below.
- DLAB Information
- Available DLPT Exams
- DLAB Pamphlet
- DLPT Score Definition
- Available DLPT Familiarization Guides
- DLPT Frequently Asked Questions
- Oral Proficiency Interviews
- Oral Proficiency Interview Request Form
- Current Air Force Strategic Language Listing
Military Testing Program
For individuals seeking to retrain, we also offer the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT) which is the active duty version of the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Individuals desiring to take the AFCT should send an email to email@example.com with a primary and alternate date they would like to test and include the last four of their social security numbers.
The military testing program consists of the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) and miscellaneous tests, such as the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT), and Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS) needed to qualify for various Air Force programs. Interested individuals can click here or contact their WAPS monitor for more information concerning the miscellaneous exams. Additionally, individuals seeking to prepare for the AFCT, AFOQT, ASVAB, or other academic exams can find valuable information on Peterson’s website.
CLEP Testing (Wiregrass)